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Dunedin split a doubleheader and Vancouver lost their second straight. Buffalo's game in Moosic, Pennsylvania was suspended and New Hampshire's game in Somerset was rained out.

Buffalo 2 Scranton 0

Nash Knight homered for the Herd. Jacob Waguespack put up three goose eggs against the Yankees affiliate. This game will resume Thursday as part of a doubleheader. Game 2 will be a seven-inning affair.

Everett 7 Vancouver 3

C.J. Van Eyk yielded four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings against the Mariners affiliate. He struck out four and produced five outs on the fake grass of Hillsboro. Marcus Ryes gave up the other three runs over three innings. Cobi Johnson walked two but whiffed three over two hitless frames.

Davis Schneider hit his second home run of the year and Sebastian Espino drove in a run with a base hit. Luis De Los Santos had a two-hit night while Tanner Kirwer doubled and walked. Cameron Eden singled, walked and stole a base. Philip Clarke and Eric Rivera heard ball four twice. The C's went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position, stranding 10.

Tampa 7 Dunedin 1 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Jol Concepcion served up a home run in the first inning to 2019 Yankees first rounder Anthony Volpe. He then loaded the bases on two walks and a single and gave up an unearned run when Mackenzie Mueller mishandled a ball at first but Mueller did wind up throwing out a runner at the plate to end the inning. That was all the runs Concepcion allowed but he never had a clean inning over four frames, giving up five hits and three walks and striking out just one. Patrick Murphy made his 2021 debut and gave up a double and two singles to the first three hitters he faced in the fifth. He threw a wild pitch and walked a batter but rebounded by striking out the side. Jiorgeny Casimiri was jolted for a three-run homer and had another unearned marker over two innings courtesy of a Ryan Sloniger passed ball, one of two on the game. Sloniger did throw out a runner trying to steal third.

Leo Jimenez had a single and two walks while the trio of Orelvis Martinez, Addison Barger and Miguel Hiraldo singled and walked. It was a sloppy game on the basepaths as Martinez was thrown out at second trying to stretch his first-inning single while Jimenez was later picked off at third by the catcher to end that inning. Jimenez would score Dunedin's lone run on a wild pitch in the sixth. Jhon Solarte walked twice and Justin Ammons had a base on balls and threw out a runner at second base from left field.

Dunedin 4 Tampa 3 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

A two-run homer by Zach Britton and RBI singles by Jhon Solarte and Jose Ferrer all came in the first inning and the D-Jays were able to hold on for the doubleheader split. Britton was on base three times with a walk and a hit by pitch while Addison Barger and Miguel Hiraldo got on base twice again with two-hit games. Hiraldo and Solarte also stole a base. Steward Berroa singled and swiped a bag. Orelvis Martinez was 0-for-3.

Jackson Melean was credited with the win by pitching three shutout frames with three hits and a walk allowed while striking out three. Julian Valdez gave up a solo home rum and two unearned runs in the fourth as the result of a passed ball by Ferrer and an error at third by Hiraldo. Valdez also hit a batter. Adrian Hernandez walked two batters but tossed three no-hit innings with six punch outs for the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Miguel Hiraldo, Dunedin

2. Addison Barger, Dunedin

1. Zach Britton, Dunedin
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mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 07:32 AM EDT (#398813) #
King of the who?
Chuck - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 07:57 AM EDT (#398815) #
Never mind the king. What about these curtains?
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 08:25 AM EDT (#398818) #
One day they will all be yours!
hypobole - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 09:01 AM EDT (#398821) #
mathesond, do you live in an autonomous collective?

Van Eyk has been pretty well as advertised, with his control coming and going. Last night seems to have been a going.
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 09:25 AM EDT (#398824) #
hypobole, actually I live in an anarcho-syndicalist commune...

(apologies to all, this is my favourite scene in the movie)
ae_scott - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 10:11 AM EDT (#398831) #
Never apologize for a Monty Python reference! :)
hypobole - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#398832) #
mathesond, mine is the "make sure he doesn't leave the room", because I've supervised people like that.
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 10:18 AM EDT (#398833) #
Well, I thought it would be daft for me to guard him when he's a guard!
Magpie - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 01:20 PM EDT (#398850) #
So hard to choose.

Got to go with the Trial of Connie the Witch Booth ("she turned me into a newt.")
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 01:32 PM EDT (#398853) #
"And what do we burn besides witches?"

"More witches!"
hypobole - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 03:32 PM EDT (#398869) #
See a few early mocks MLB has one on the Jays site. Law has his first:
19. Toronto Blue Jays: Mike McGreevy, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

The Blue Jays have shown they’re willing to go college or high school, but I don’t think they’ll go high school pitcher in the first round. McGreevy is a “safe” pick as college arms go, with some of the best command in the draft and probably the best control, with just 10 walks this year in 88 2/3 innings, never more than two walks in any single start.
Nigel - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 04:09 PM EDT (#398871) #
I'm never wild about drafting for position or need but drafting a safeish college arm isn't a crazy notion given the state of the team and farm. If you could draft a Marcus Stroman type (i.e. someone who could theoretically be a mid rotation starter two years from draft date), I think you'd have to think hard about that in the circumstances.
Gerry - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#398879) #
While everyone is watching Manoah, Groshans just homered in his first at-bat in over a week.
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:21 PM EDT (#398882) #
I may be way off base here, but when I hear 'safe-ish college arm', I'm reminded of Deck McGuire. It's probably unfair of me, but I can't help it.
greenfrog - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:24 PM EDT (#398883) #
Also: Jon Harris. Chad Jenkins. A lot of “safe” college arms turn out to be very mediocre.
mathesond - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:38 PM EDT (#398890) #
Oh geez, Jon Harris. Completely forgot about him!
Nigel - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:39 PM EDT (#398891) #
All true. I will say, having watched live 2 of Harris' first 4 minor league starts, I really have no idea what people saw in Harris as a first round talent. I don't say that critically - I would actually love to talk to the scouts who saw something that I didn't. The Northwest League (VCR at that time) was filled with mid-round college pitchers and I didn't see a thing that differentiated Harris from a generic mid round college pick - other than Harris had 4 averageish pitches whereas most of the mid round picks had 2 maybe 3 averageish pitches.
Shoeless Joe - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 05:55 PM EDT (#398894) #
Groshans or Martin developing at the hot corner is so critical to the organization.
scottt - Thursday, May 27 2021 @ 10:10 PM EDT (#398913) #
I'm not so sure. The Jays have a lot of shortstop prospects who could be moved to 3B, like Orelvis Martinez.
I wonder if Lopez wouldn't be better at 3B than Martin.

Cynicalguy - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 12:39 AM EDT (#398915) #
Kind of disappointing start to the season for Groshans, Martin and Martinez....the high number of strike outs are worrying.
85bluejay - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 07:38 AM EDT (#398919) #
When I hear the term "safe college arm", I think of a long line of Jays misses (from Sanders in 1986 to Zeuch in 2016)and fear the worst = I'm sure there are many success stories but the Jays under different FO's never seem to get it right.
85bluejay - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 07:42 AM EDT (#398920) #
Luis Quinones made his A+ debut last night and was solid - He burst onto the scene in 2019 only to be suspended for PEDs - intrigued to see how he does this year.
hypobole - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 07:58 AM EDT (#398921) #
Funny, I was reading about his 80 game suspension right at the time you posted this. Heard he was up to 97 in 2019, albeit with a 5 BB/9 with the C's.
uglyone - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 10:40 AM EDT (#398931) #
Yeah if Moreno is a legit C defensively I'm leaning towards calling him our best position prospect.

hypobole - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#398932) #
uo, saw this the other day at Prospects Live:

"Before Alek Manoah’s start at Worcester on Wednesday I ran into a Marlins area guy that was sitting on the New Hampshire vs. Somerset series I caught a couple of weekends ago. As we chatted and compared notes Moreno came up and this scout had a great line about Moreno that sums him up perfectly. “Talented kid, he does a lot of things really well”. That’s the best way to describe it, Moreno is a good catcher with little question about sticking at the position with the bat for it all to work at the major league level."
uglyone - Friday, May 28 2021 @ 11:01 AM EDT (#398937) #

he's not perfect at the plate but he's consistently shown more power than the scouting reports give him credit for, along with very good contact numbers, leaving the only real question mark offensively being his bb/k rates - which aren't bad at all but aren't great.
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