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Jordan Groshans came to the plate in the ninth inning of a tied game with the bases loaded. He doubled to clear them. It was more of a bloop to right than a line drive but he will take it. Dunedin bashed out 16 hits in their win. Buffalo lost in extra innings. Vancouver also lost. To add to the Jays injury woes, TJ Zeuch had to leave the game after being hit by a batted ball.

Scranton 6 Buffalo 4 - 10 innings

New Hampshire 4 Portland 2

Vancouver 2 Spokane 5

Dunedin 17 Lakeland 2

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

TJ Zeuch pitched four innings before leaving the game with a 4-2 lead. Zeuch was hit by a line drive and had to leave the game. Casey Lawrence came on in relief and allowed two runs tying the game. Patrick Murphy pitched two strong innings with three K's and no baserunners. Hobie Harris is usually reliebale but he let in two runs in the tenth.

The hits were evenly spaced, Tyler White was the only hitter with two.

Johnny Barbato delivered just what the Jays wanted when they signed him, seven innings with just an unearned run on his record. M

Jordan Groshans cleared the bases with a double in the ninth to turn a 1-1 tie into a 4-1 lead. Groshans was 2-4. Chavez Young was back after three weeks on the IL. He DH'd and also went 2-4. Shockingly Gabriel Moreno and Otto Lopez both were 0-4 and the Fisher Cats still won.

Sam Ryan made his first start of the season and gave up one run over four innings. Spokane scored four off the normally reliable Brandon Eisert.

The C's had five hits, Cameron Eden had two, both doubles.

After four innings in the D Jays game, they had scored nine runs on four hits. The final hit tally was 16 to 3. The walks were plentiful in this game, the Jays had 16 to match their hit total. On the mound, Naswell Paulino threw five shutout innings with nine K's.

Among the hitters Zac Cook and Ryan Sloniger went deep. Cook had three hits. Leo Jimenez broke his multi-hit game streak, he had one hit and two walks. PK Morris reached base six times, three hits and three walks. Orelvis Martinez had three hits and two walks.

Three Stars

Third Star - Johnny Barbato

Second Star - Jordan Groshans

First Star - PK Morris


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bpoz - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#399872) #
Quite a few prospects are doing well. Dunedin has improved a lot since the 1st series.

Nice to see improvement after the 30 game mark as Gerry mentioned.

Leo Jimenez seems to have the best improvement.
hypobole - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 11:49 AM EDT (#399876) #
Yeah, Leo Jimenez. He didn't just have a hit last night, it was a double! That was only his 2nd double and 2nd extra base hit in 121 PA's. He no longer has the lowest ISO in the entire league.

Despite his almost complete lack of power, he's running a 119 wRC+ (Hiraldo is 107, Orelvis 121). His 14% K rate is lowest of the 20 and unders and 4th best of the 73 qualified.

His 11.6% BB% is averagish in the league so doesn't really explain his 90th percentile .421 OBP. His league leading 11 HBP's does though.
clark - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 05:20 PM EDT (#399947) #
I was thinking about what it would take to acquire that reliever the Jays so badly need. Richard Rodriguez is a name that has come up in the mainstream media. Pirates closer, team control through’23, front office connection etc.

Rodriguez for Samad Taylor and Rikelvin De Castro. Who says no to that trade?

Posted this here because it’s kind of a prospect discussion, curious to get the opinions on some of the prospect gurus.
greenfrog - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 05:51 PM EDT (#399948) #
Samad 2/4 with a double and a HR (9) and a walk today. OPS up to .985. I would like to keep him and see whether this trend continues.
GabrielSyme - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 06:06 PM EDT (#399950) #
You left out the two steals for Samad. He's hitting .432/.519/.955 in June so far.

No, I did not leave out his average and that final number is not his OPS.
hypobole - Sunday, June 13 2021 @ 07:11 PM EDT (#399953) #
clark, we're far from gurus. Don't think any of us watch minor league games, we just look at numbers.

That said, it would be a hard pass by the Pirates. There would be plenty of teams interested and a bidding war. He'll fetch much more, either in quantity or quality.
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