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Sem Robberse pitched seven strong innings and Orelvis homered as Dunedin won. Buffalo split a doubleheader, Kevin Smith had two hits in each game. Dilson Herrera had two homers in game two. Vancouver were down 4-0 after two innings, up 7-4 after three, up 10-8 in the middle of the eighth but lost to a ninth inning walk off. New Hampshire were rained out, again.

Buffalo 0 Worcester 7 - game 1

Buffalo 8 Worcester 1 - game 2

New Hampshire at Portland - postponed

Vancouver 10 Spokane 11

Dunedin 3 Bradenton 1

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Anthony Kay had a rough start. Yes, only two of the six runs he conceded were earned, but he didn't help himself. A pair of doubles in the first inning had a run in for Worcester with two outs. Kevin Smith then made an error on a throw, his eighth. That was followed by aother double and a home run. So five runs in, two earned, but four extra base hits in the inning. Kay pitched three more innings and allowed one more run. The Bisons had just three hits in game one, Kevin Smith had two of them, including a double.

Turnabout was fair play in game two. Dilson Herrera hit two solo home runs to put the Bisons up 2-0. A couple of erros gave Buffalo a third run, then the Smith/White connection made it 4-0. Christian Colon added an insurance grand slam in the seventh. Kevin Smith and Tyler White each had two hits. Vinny Capra is still waiting for his first AAA hit.

It was not a good start to the game for Adam Kloffenstein. Two ground ball singles in the first inning were followed by a three run home run. Three more hits, two on the ground, led to another Spokane run in the second. When you are a sinkerball pitcher, sometimes the ground balls get you. But the C's came back with a seven run third. The first six hitters of the inning are reached base and Davis Schneider had two hits in the inning.

The C's scored ten runs off 14 hits with no home runs. Will Robertson had three hits, he has been hot since coming off the IL. Schneider, Phil Clarke, Sebastian Espino and Eric Rivera had two hits each.

Kloffenstein went 4.2 innings, conceding five runs on seven hits, no walks, six K's.

Sem Robberse had an outstanding start, seven inning with just a solo home run across the plate. In total he allowed four hits and picked up five K's.

The Jays had only four hits, juts two through eight innings. One of those hits was a home run from Orelvis Martinez, his 19th. In the ninth Steward Berroa singled, Zach Britton doubled him home for the third run.

Three Stars

Third Star - Will Robertson

Second Star - Dilson Herrera

First Star - Sem Robberse


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Gerry - Friday, July 30 2021 @ 07:17 PM EDT (#403928) #
Catcher Ryan Gold has been promoted to NH. With Moreno out and Clarke in Vancouver it makes sense. The Jays catching logjams up and down the organization.
bpoz - Friday, July 30 2021 @ 08:18 PM EDT (#403936) #
Is Gold any good? What number in the prospect rankings?
Krylian19 - Friday, July 30 2021 @ 10:22 PM EDT (#403943) #
Gerry - Friday, July 30 2021 @ 10:40 PM EDT (#403945) #
Gold has shown decent power and is a good defender. The offensive bar for catchers is low so we shouldn't write him off because his OPS in Vancouver is .766. Gold is just 23 and now in AA. He is well down the list of Jays catching prospects but he has shown some improvement this year and shouldn't be completely written off.
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