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The Bisons won but that was the only victory on the farm for the Blue Jays affiliates Tuesday.

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 2

A bases loaded walk by Logan Warmoth was the margin of victory in a walk-off win for the Herd, scoring Kevin Smith with the winning run. Smith drove in the first run of the game for Buffalo as part of a 3-for-4 night in which he doubled twice. Warmoth also had a double and scored a run. Forrest Wall walked three times and earned an assist from center field as part of a inning-ending sacrifice fly double play that went 8-4-3 on the scorecard.

T.J. Zeuch yielded two runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings against the Mets affiliate. He struck out three to go along with five outs on the infield. Patrick Murphy gave up a hit and a walk and struck out two over scoreless frames. Jackson McClelland and Jeremy Beasley also contributed shutout frames with Beasley getting the win.

Binghamton 6 New Hampshire 4

Kyle Johnston did not have a good night against the Mets affiliate. He pitched a shutout first but coughed up four runs in three innings on five hits and three walks while striking out two. Graham Spraker allowed an unearned run but struck out four in two innings. Fitz Stadler allowed another run in two-thirds of an inning but Brody Rodning came to the rescue by stranding the bases loaded. He pitched 2-1/3 shutout innings with two Ks. Willy Gaston worked a scoreless ninth.

Austin Martin had an RBI double among his two hits but was thrown out trying to get a triple. He was also hit a pitch. L.J. Talley also doubled in a run, drew a walk and stole second as part of a double steal with Gabriel Moreno swiping home. Moreno had two walks but Jordan Groshans and Otto Lopez each wore a 0-for-4 collar. Samad Taylor singled and walked but was caught stealing.

Eugene 7 Vancouver 1

The Giants affiliate walloped Sean Wymer for seven runs over four innings, giving up a three-run homer in the first. The damage was done on seven hits, three walks and a hit by pitch. Wymer did record four whiffs. Brandon Eisert pitched three shutout frames with six punch outs with just one runner reaching base on a passed ball. Sam Ryan whiffed a pair over two innings of two-hit ball.

Tanner Morris and Ronny Brito doubled. Tanner Kirwer, Cameron Eden and D.J. Neal all had base knocks with Eden and Neal stealing bases. Kirwer hit into an 8-3-4-2 triple play in the fifth with runners on second and third.

Bradenton 7 Dunedin 5

Dunedin held 4-2 and 5-3 leads but a four-run ninth by the Pirates affiliate gave the D-Jays a come-from-ahead loss. Roither Hernandez wild pitched two runs across the plate with a two-run triple in between to take the loss. Naswell Paulino gave up three runs (two earned) in four innings on five hits and two walks. He struck out five and induced three groundouts. Elixon Caballero struck out two in one inning during his season debut. Adrian Hernandez was in line for the win with three shutout innings of one-hit, one-walk ball. He struck out seven to go along with two outs on the dirt.

Mackenzie Mueller had two hits and a walk and drove in a run. Addison Barger doubled in two runs but had a hat trick worth of strikeouts. Miguel Hiraldo singled, walked and stole a base. Orelvis Martinez had just one walk in five plate appearances as Dunedin was not very good with runners in scoring position, going 3-for-16 (numbers which coincide with the Leafs number of playoff wins this year and the uniform number of their most useless, overpaid player).

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Brandon Eisert, Vancouver

2. Forrest Wall, Buffalo

1. Kevin Smith, Buffalo
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scottt - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 05:47 AM EDT (#399180) #
  An 8-3-4-2 triple play?

Is that an high fly ball dropped in shallow center? Some sort of shift?
Is the last out at the plate? A really slow runner trying to score on a double play?
Gerry - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 07:53 AM EDT (#399183) #
#2JB has a description on his C's+ website.

Vancouverís most promising rally came in the fifth when Ronny Brito doubled and D.J. Neal single to put runners at second and third with nobody out. Tanner Kirwer flied out to center and Ronny Brito had tagged up to try to score but decided to retreat to third. Neal had committed himself to go to third and was caught in a rundown that resulted in getting tagged out. Brito then tried to score and he was a dead duck at the plate at the tail end of an 8-4-3-2 triple play.
scottt - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 08:14 AM EDT (#399185) #
I presume some of the relays were dropped, otherwise it's hard to picture how the first baseman figures on outs at 3rd and at the plate.
James W - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 09:14 AM EDT (#399187) #
First baseman would be the cutoff on a throw to the plate from the outfield. I'm guessing the runners tagged up, but the runner from third chose to hold, but the runner on second didn't stop. (The cs plus recap confirms this.)
bpoz - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 09:40 AM EDT (#399188) #
I am kind of following the lower picked Lefty pitchers. K Snead 2016, Z Logue 2017, N Allgeyer 2018. Looks like B Eisert is the 2019 candidate. They are all having V good success in their minor league careers.
scottt - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 09:49 AM EDT (#399189) #
The runner on third tagged but returned to third on the throw, the runner on second got tagged, maybe returning to second and the runner on third tried to score hoping there would be a run down.

Yesterday, there was a hit and run and Guerrero made it from first to third on an infield hit.
Kinda like the opposite of that.

hypobole - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 09:58 AM EDT (#399191) #
Month into the season, still very early, but thought I'd highlight one interesting player.
Kevin Smith in Buffalo has had a promising start. Played 21 of the 23 games. He seems to have stayed pretty healthy since drafted. He's only hitting .253 with a .292 BABIP but he's still been 29% better than AAA East league average.

His BB% is over 10% for the 1st time and his K% is now under 27%. That K% is not good, but good for when we last saw him. He's still a pull hitter, though hitting more grounders (40%) and line drives (29%) than in the past. His 16 fly balls are weird - 7 IFF's and 5 HR's. His .280 ISO is top 10% in the AAA East.

Played 131 innings at SS, where he's made 4 errors and 35 clean innings at 3rd.

jerjapan - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 11:20 AM EDT (#399192) #
hypo, last time you mentioned a fringe prospect in Schultz he went out and pitched a gem, so I'm taking your look at Smith as evidence he's due for a big game. 

I look at the Bisons lineup and see about 7 fringey utility guys, with Smith, and possibly Adams, as the only real position prospects.  It's heartening to see those adjustments Smith made leading to improvements during / after that rough 2019. 

Has anyone seen him play SS?  a legit SS with pop could be a good trade chip at the deadline. 

Bpoz, Snead is the guy I think that could pitch in TO this year.  Great start for him - that rare, drafted as a reliever type.  If his BB% stays reasonable, he's your classic bullpen lefty. 

I kind of like the makeup of this Bison's roster - other than Pearson, Smith and Adams, there are no real prospects, but plenty of guys who could contribute as IF depth or out of the pen.
Patrick Murphy is the other guy who could pitch in the bigs sooner rather than later. 
bpoz - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 11:37 AM EDT (#399193) #
The Jays may have to wait 4 or 5 starts for Pearson to get himself ready. Seems he was lost on the mound so maybe 1 month. Same with Zeuch, he needs something more to do well enough in the Majors. I don't know what Merryweather's injury is but he was impressive before. Patrick Murphy is looking healthy. 2 innings last night. Murphy and all the others will get a chance if the revolving door pitching staff continues.
ISLAND BOY - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 03:16 PM EDT (#399201) #
I think Pearson needs to stay down until he has repeated success in the minors at AAA. Success to me would be throwing more strikes than balls and maybe staying healthy for an extended amount of time.

Like the Leaf comment, #2. There are a lot of bitter Leaf fans, including myself, right now. I'm glad we have a good Jays team to watch, at least.
hypobole - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 03:22 PM EDT (#399202) #
And here's Eric Longenhagen today with another of our fringe prospects:

Adrian Hernandez, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
Level & Affiliate: Low-A Dunedin Age: 21 Org Rank: NR FV: 35
Line: 3 IP (relief), 1 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 7 K

The 21-year-old Mexican righty induced 14 swings and misses last night, per BaseballSavant, by far the most in the game and an especially high number for someone who only pitched three innings. Of the 52 pitches Hernandez threw last night, a whopping 24 of them were changeups, which is how he garnered most of those whiffs. Interestingly, Hernandezís changeup is of the high-spin variety and tends to finish to his glove side, which at first glance made me wonder if it was being labeled correctly by Savant, but this is indeed Hernandezís changeup and it has been very effective. His strike-throwing has been a bit of an issue this season and thereís little body projection here, but Hernandez is a young-ish arm with an out pitch and viable arm strength, so heís worth monitoring.
hypobole - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 03:39 PM EDT (#399203) #
4 minor league pitchers have received 10 game suspensions after being caught using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs, none Blue Jays though.

Minors have no appeals process, so these suspensions will stick. :)

John Northey - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 05:10 PM EDT (#399208) #
I think Pearson needs a bit of AAA time too - with the rotation solid right now (assuming Manoah does well again) there is no need to rush Pearson - 2 games, 6 IP 6 H 5 R/ER 3 BB 11 SO 1 HR opponent batting line of 250/357/500 - doesn't make one think 'yeah, he is ready'. For his development as a starter leaving him down until he gets more stable would be smart. IE: gets a 6 inning start (or at least 5), a few 0 or 1 run games - basically get Manoah type results before getting a shot again. SWR I'd put ahead of Pearson right now - he at least gets 5 innings most starts - now pitching for team USA in the Olympic qualifier. Speaking of the Olympics - team Canada made the finals where 1 team goes on, 2 get a shot at a slot and 1 is done by beating Cuba last night (who is now eliminated). Ex-Jays on the USA roster - Anthony Gose pitching (1 IP 1 K), Mark Rzepczynski (1 IP 1 K), Edwin Jackson (2/3 IP 1 H 1 R/ER 1 K). For Canada John Axford (1 save 1/3 IP 1 K and made an error that made that game a LOT more scary for a moment last night). For Dominican Juan Francisco (308/357/1000 with 3 HR as a DH), Jose Bautista (1 for 10 with 3 walks at 1B), Melky Cabrera (2 for 8 with a walk).

I'm sure there are others but those ones caught my eye right away.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 06:55 PM EDT (#399211) #
Trent Palmer, last years third round draft pick, is better from whatever ailed him and starts for Dunedin tonight.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 07:02 PM EDT (#399214) #
Palmer is through three innings. He put a man on in each inning, two walks and a hit batter.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 02 2021 @ 07:13 PM EDT (#399216) #
Anthony Kay is pitching for Buffalo tonight. He threw a clean first inning, 19 pitches.
scottt - Thursday, June 03 2021 @ 08:51 AM EDT (#399229) #
A bunch of guys figure to start in rookie ball in about 3 weeks.
The draft is sorta folded with the All-Stars game now, July 11-13 instead of around now.
We'll see how that works out.
This could be one of the weakest draft for the Jays, drafting late and no second round, unless they pull up some magic.

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