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Yesterday the affiliates were short of hits. On Sunday several affiliates were again not hitting, but that didn't stop the winning. Buffalo had only six hits, and lost. New Hampshire had four hits across two games but split the doubleheader. They scored six runs on three hits and two runs on one hit. Dunedin scored seven runs on five hits and won. Vancouver scored 13 runs on 13 hits and won, being the exception to the lowly hits club.

Durham 6 Buffalo 2

New Hampshire 6 Somerset 3 - game one

New Hampshire 3 Somerset 2 - game two

Everett 8 Vancouver 13

Clearwater 3 Dunedin 7

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Thomas Hatch had pitched four shutout innings but then fell apart in the fifth. He gave up six runs in that inning including two home runs.

Samad Taylor went 1-4, the one being a solo home run. LJ Talley and Josh Fuentes had two hits each. Jordan Groshans hasn't played in a couple of games but also has not been placed on the IL.

In game one of New Hampshire's doubleheader, they scored six runs on three hits. Luis De Los Santos scored three with a double in the first inning. The bases were loaded on two walks and a hit batter, so one hit, three runs. In the fourth a balk and a wild pitch scored two runs. Phil Clarke homered for the sixth run.

Game one was essentially a bullpen game. Paxton Schultz started and was pulled after 2.2 innings having thrown 62 pitches.

In game two New Hampshire got their only hit in the seventh inning. After an error Rafael Lantigua doubled. Their two runs then scored on a sac fly and a wild pitch. Maximo Castillo went four innings, gave up two runs, and took the loss. He needed 87 pitches.

Moving on to Dunedin, the Jays scored seven runs of which three were earned. Two runs scored on errors. Gabriel Martinez homered, his third. Roque Salinas was 2-3 with three RBI.

Trenton Wallace started and went three shutout innings. Rafael Ohashi was charged with all three Clearwater runs, but all were unearned. That's not to say he was sharp, five hits and three walks in three innings.

We'll finish with the best hitters of the weekend. Leo Jimenez went 3-3 with a walk. One of his hits was a triple. His average is up to .246. Mac Mueller was 2-3 with two walks and drove in four. Riley Tirotta had two hits, one a double, and drove in three. PK Morris had two hits and two walks. Davis Schneider had one hit, a two run home run.

Trent Palmer started for the C's and also wasn't sharp. He surrendered nine hits and six runs in four innings.

Three Stars

Third Star - Leo Jimenez

Second Star - Roque Salinas

First Star - Mac Mueller


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Kelekin - Sunday, May 08 2022 @ 10:45 PM EDT (#413515) #
In one game, Leo Jimenez raises his OPS from .698 to .797. 6 of his 16 hits have gone for extra bases, compared to 11/58 last year. Still quite early and SSS, but nice to see.
Mike Green - Monday, May 09 2022 @ 07:14 AM EDT (#413518) #
Jimenez' weight, per MILB, has gone from 160 to 215.   I find it hard to believe that he added 55 lbs over a year.  Maybe Cs Plus can ask him about his over-winter weight regime.  Espinal added some bulk, but this is a whole other level and if remotely close to being true, you'd have to worry that Jimenez' mobility would be affected.
bpoz - Monday, May 09 2022 @ 08:27 AM EDT (#413519) #
Jimenez's weight is a curiosity. I looked at video of him hitting a double thanks to C's Plus Baseball. He did not look fat, he ran well and his slide into 2nd was good. He just turned 20 May 17 so maybe by age 25 his weight could cause problems.
hypobole - Monday, May 09 2022 @ 10:01 AM EDT (#413521) #
Jimenez 5'11" 215 and Barger 6'0 175" look almost the same to me, although I'm a poor judge of men's physiques. If Espinal is 5'10" 187, no way Jimenez is anywhere close to 215.

FWIW, I just started watching yesterday's C's game, and visually at least, it's surprisingly good. Bison's games are pretty good, NH home games are poor but away games are better/ much better depending on venue. All AAA and AA games are available, lots of A+, but only games at Bradenton for A ball.

Games are live and archived. $13 US for a month, so about $20 Cdn. I like archived best, because I open a 2nd tab with the plays and only watch defensive plays, PA's or pitchers of interest and skip over the rest. Just be aware it's auto renew so make sure to cancel when you're done.

bpoz - Monday, May 09 2022 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#413528) #
Watching the minor league games you should be able to tell a lot. Many minor league writers are impressed by Jays prospects.

What sound does Orvelis Martinez and A Barger's bat make on a monster Hr for example.

How overpowering R Tiedemann's pitching is.

The speed and defense of D Brown's game.
lexomatic - Monday, May 09 2022 @ 01:54 PM EDT (#413531) #
RE Jimenez weight. There's lots we don't know. Old weight could've been pretty old, so maybe there's a few years between measurements, old one more accurate, new one more accurate, change in health, diet, etc. All things we don't necessarily know. Really, unless there's before and after pics, I really dunno what to think.
Lots of player weights are known for being wildly inaccurate.
That said with muscle being denser and more heavy it doesn't seem that wild to me that someone super strong could be very muscular. I'd be concerned about injury, Willie Mcgee style after his bulk up (86? 88? I don't remember), or as yet undiscovered performance enhancing ( I have no reason to suspect, I just don't know what minor league testing is like, so a 50# weight gain would have me testing internally if I'm the Jays, for CYA purposes).
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