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The Blue Jays are suffering bullpen woes at the moment, and so are the affiliates. New Hampshire led 2-1 after seven and lost 7-2. Vancouver took a 5-1 lead to the ninth but three walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch and a single brought the game to 5-4 with two runners on. But unlike the Jays, the C's got that final out. Dunedin led 5-1 in the fourth but Clearwater tied it in the eighth and won it in the tenth. Buffalo lost early. After a whitewash yesterday the C's were the only winners on the day.

Buffalo 0 Worcester 4

Portland 7 New Hampshire 2

Vancouver 5 Hillsboro 4

Dunedin 6 Clearwater 8

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

TJ Zeuch needed 102 pitches to get through 4.1 innings. Six hits, two walks and three steals led to three runs allowed.

The Bisons had six hits. After praising him yesterday, Christian Colon had an oh-fer. Breyvic Valera, back from the Jays, went 2-4. Richard Urena was 2-3.

As mentioned above, the bullpen blew up this game. Willy Gaston gave up a three run shot in the eighth, Fitz Stadler did the same in the ninth. Elvis Luciano started and was pulled in the first with seemed to be a side or lower back issue.

Josh Winkowski got the win for Portland. His ERA is 1.80.

Gabriel Moreno hit a solo home run, his only hit. Vinny Capra was 3-4 with an RBI. Samad Taylor stayed hot with a 2-4 day to push his batting average over .300.

The C's held the Hops off the board until the eighth. Paxton Schultz threw a six inning, two hitter, with no walks. Will McAffer almost blew the win, Parker Caracci had to come on for the save.

Spencer Horwitz was 2-3 with three runs scored. His average is up to .340. There have been numerous Blue Jay first basemen over the years that have hit well until they get to AA. For me, thats where Horwitz will have to show he belongs. Luis De Los Santos was 2-4.

Orelvis Martinez went 3-5 with a double and his third home run. As a 19 year old Martinez seems to be progressing well and has been improving since the start of the season. Jhon Solarte hit his first home run of the season.

The Jays used six pitchers, four of whom conceded runs. Rafael Ohashi pitched well through three innings with two hits and six strikeouts. But the fourth started double, single, triple. Ohashi was pulled and finished with three runs allowed. Among the pitchers was Patrick Murphy on a rehab assignment, who pitched an inning and gave up two runs on three hits.

Three Stars

Third Star - Spencer Horwitz

Second Star - Orelvis Martinez

First Star - Paxton Schultz


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John Northey - Monday, May 24 2021 @ 10:05 AM EDT (#398630) #
Orelvis Martinez just snuck into the top 100 for Baseball America this year (#96). In rookie ball he hit 275/352/549 in 162 PA, 269/347/478 in A this year so far (75 PA). Overall 35 games at SS (11 errors), 15 at 3B (5 errors). No idea if it is the field, his firstbaseman, or his skills leading to so many errors but it is concerning. But to loosen it a bit Tony Fernandez (who I think had the record for lifetime fielding percentage at SS for a bit) had 28 errors in his first season over 61 games. So not anything to panic over. 4-0 in SB-CS so not a burner but not screwing up on the bases either. On a 6 game hitting streak now.

Boy is it fun when the Jays have multiple prospects at skilled positions.
Gerry - Monday, May 24 2021 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#398632) #
Apparently Groshans has been dealing with a strained hamstring. He hasn't been placed on the IL. With an off day today, he might be ready to return tomorrow.
John Northey - Monday, May 24 2021 @ 12:00 PM EDT (#398635) #
Checking leaderboards for fun...

Forest Wall: #2 for SB in AAAEast, 1 back of the leader with 7 but he also is tied for 6th most K's with 27 (vs just 2 walks) - with a 289 OBP those 7 SB are impressive. Now if he could just be given a map of the strike zone...

Christian Colon on the other hand has the lead in CS with 3 (vs 3 SB) but is 6-6 for BB-SO with his 5th best in the league OPS (1.101), 8th in Slg (653), 9th in OBP (448) 6th in average (367).

Btw, looking at this stuff Jesus Sanchez is scary good - 469/500/938 over 16 games in RF at age 23 (ie: Barry Bonds on PED level). The Marlins need to call him up soon I'd think. Guessing a service time thing (he was up for 33 days of service time last year (less in real time) so they need to keep him down for around 50-60 days to lock him in for an extra year.

For pitching, Alek Manoah lead in ERA (0.50), 3rd in K's (2nd is Chase DeJong) and his BB are the lowest for anyone with 20+ K's (3, tied with Waguespack also here). His insane 0.56 WHIP leads too. His BA against is tied with Tucker Davidson at 119 for lowest. His HBP is tied for 3rd at 4 (2 guys have hit 5 batters). Leads in Quality Starts with 3 in 3 starts, his 13.5 K/9 is 2nd, BB/9 is 5th, K/BB ratio is 2nd (one guy has yet to walk anyone) at 9.0, BABIP is 9th at .194, tied for 2nd in wins with 3.

TJ Zeuch is the mirror - leads in SB against (6 vs 1 CS), 16th lowest K/9 (7.58), 10th in GB/FB ratio (1.79), 4th most pitches per IP (18.95), 4th in pitches thrown despite his call up time (360), 8th in batters faced (86), 15th in ERA at 5.68, Waguespack is next with a 5.65, tied for 4th in hits allowed 24, 12th worst WHIP 1.58, 9th worst opponent average 304.

That's all for now. Just had to check AAA for fun. Maybe someone can dig into AA before I get in the mood.
lexomatic - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 08:35 AM EDT (#398707) #
Wall was supposed to have good plate discipline so this feels weird.
Nigel - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 12:27 PM EDT (#398714) #
The buzz around Wall seems a bit odd to me. He's almost 26 and his minor league line looks a lot like Jonathan Davis' (for example). I liked Davis as a prospect, but he never looked like anything more than a marginal 4th OF type to me, even on his best days. I've never seem him play though, so maybe I'm underselling him.
Shoeless Joe - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 01:46 PM EDT (#398718) #
Baseball America has the Jays linked to Harry Ford to the draft this year in their latest mock and he fits their profile of strong summer showcase performer. I think they will be looking at mostly high schoolers in their draft range.
bpoz - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#398719) #
With only 5 rounds last year and the $20,000 signing limit there should be a much bigger selection this draft.
mendocino - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 04:40 PM EDT (#398726) #
The moving of the draft to July also expands the pool. To be eligible for the draft college players need to turn 21 within 45 days of the draft. The 2020 draft was held June 10-11 the cut off date was July 26. The 2021 draft being held July 11-13 the cut off date will be August 27th
Gerry - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 06:55 PM EDT (#398736) #
The Fisher Cats get to face a junk pitcher tonight.

Janson Junk to be precise, a 25 year old from Washington State.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 07:03 PM EDT (#398737) #
Zac Cook is a U Texas alum and was signed by the Jays as a free agent last year. He has joined the Dunedin Jays.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 25 2021 @ 07:20 PM EDT (#398739) #
Elvis Luciano has been placed on the IL.

Troy Miller has been promoted from Vancouver.
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