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After a big game on Friday, Cam Eden had another big game on Saturday. His hitting and base stealing were key to New Hampshire's win. Andres Sosa had a big night too, for Vancouver this time as they won a close game. Buffalo and Dunedin lost.

Buffalo 1 Scranton 5

Richmond 3 New Hampshire 6

Tri-City 5 Vancouver 6

Dunedin 1 Lakeland 3

FCL Phillies 1 FCL Blue Jays 2

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Casey Lawrence went five innings and allowed four runs. The Bisons had just five hits with, who else but Nate Lukes having two. Spencer Horwitz has now missed three straight games but is not on the IL.

Andrew Moore had his longest start of the season for New Hampshire, 5.1 innings, six hits, six K's, no walks or runs.

Luis De Los Santos homered in the first inning and that held up until Richmond tied it in the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh the hot Cam Eden, who was 2-2, walked. He stole second and third to give him 20 steals on the season. Sebastian Espino doubled Eden home. After a walk to Ryan Gold and a wild pitch Addison Barger singled both runners home but was thrown out at second. De Los Santos followed with a single, Orelvis doubled and John Aiello brought them both home with a single. 6-1 for New Hampshire. Eden, Aiello, Espino and De Los Santos each had two hits.

Trenton Wallace had trouble in the first inning for Vancouver. He walked the bases loaded but escaped without allowing a run. He did use 31 pitches, 15 strikes. But he came back out for the second inning and walked the lead off hitter. He escaped but walked another in the third. Five walks in three innings and 67 pitches. On the positive side he didn't allow a hit. Wallace returned for the fourth but after a double, another walk and a hit batter he departed. Naswell Paulino came on and allowed all three runners to score. When he pitched for his own account Paulino didn't allow another hit as he shut down Tri-City for three of his own innings.

Leo Jimenez singled in two runs in the second inning. Andres Sosa hit a two run home run in the fifth. With the C's down 5-4, Sosa doubled in the tying run in the seventh and then Jimenez hit a sac fly in the eighth for the winning run. Sosa was 3-3 with three RBI. Jimenez also drove in three. Dasan Brown and Garrett Spain each had two hits. Brown was caught stealing for the first time in high A.

The new hitters, Dylan Rock and Peyton Williams, each had a hit and a walk. Rock's hit was a triple. The Jays had six hits, Rikelbin De Castro and Angel Del Rosario had two each. Dunedin were without Rainer Nunez and Gabriel Martinez who were on their way to Vancouver.

Dahian Santos started. He did strike out eight in 4.2 innings but he gave up three runs on fours hits and three walks. TJ Brock, this years sixth round draft pick, pitched a clean inning with two K's.

The FCL Jays had just three hits. One of them was a two run double by Manuel Beltre that proved to be enough for the win.

Three Stars

Third Star - Luis De Los Santos

Second Star - Cam Eden

First Star - Andres Sosa


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clark - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 12:58 PM EDT (#419279) #
The other day I took a moment to bask in the warm glow of Ricky Tiedemannís stats this season. I looked for comps from current mlb starters to find age 19 seasons to compare to what Ricky is doing this season. After several tries I found Dylan Bundy. Both Bundy and Tiedemann in their age 19 seasons spanned 3 levels, A, A+, and AA. Bundy had a slight advantage in A and Tiedemann had a slight advantage in A+ results. Bundy only threw 16 AA innings, with 8 BB, 13 K, 3.78, 1.32. We will see how Tiedemann fares at AA after an encouraging start.

I just thought that it was interesting to have such a directly comparable season in terms of ages and levels.

After his age 19 season, Bundy was ranked as the #2 prospect by BA and MLB. He did have the pedigree of being the #4 pick in his draft year. It will be interesting to see how Tiedemann is ranked after such a comparable, and possibly slightly better season.
92-93 - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 01:08 PM EDT (#419280) #
If he can get lefties out the Jays should call him up.
Mike Green - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#419281) #
At age 19, Clayton Kershaw was in A (97 innings) and AA ball (24 innings) with very good K rates but high walk rates and ERAs of 2.77 and 3.65.  The Dodgers gave him 11 starts in double A in 2008 where he sacrificed some Ks for many fewer walks and pitched to a 1.97 ERA, and then they called him up.  He made 21 major league starts at age 20 (107 innings) and pitched to a 98 ERA+, with control still an issue but at a tolerable level. 

That looks to me to be the path that Tiedemann is on.  No pressure, kid. 
Nigel - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 02:03 PM EDT (#419284) #
I only saw Tiedemann once live in Vancouver and not from a great spot (down the 3B line rather than behind home plate). The only thing that I would offer on that very limited viewing is that RHHs seemed to have real difficultly picking up his FB, particularly up in the zone. A lot of ugly swings on those pitches. I couldnít tell you why other than it seemed to be something with his delivery (although it could just as easily be that he has one of those high spin rate FBs). It will be interesting to see how AA batters deal with him. He seemed way too much for high A hitters.
85bluejay - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 04:50 PM EDT (#419293) #
I am generally against rushing prospects and particularly for an organization with so few quality prospects - I think Tiedemann & Zulueta can challenge for rotation spots next year - The Jays are being rightfully careful with Tiedemann innings and I wouldn't want to put extra pressure on Tiedemann's arm by calling him up to help the ML pen this year.

mendocino - Sunday, August 07 2022 @ 06:07 PM EDT (#419303) #
Gabriel Martinez home run
#2JBrumfield - Monday, August 08 2022 @ 12:23 PM EDT (#419339) #
Brown was caught stealing for the first time in high A.

It was actually a balk. The scoring was changed after the game.
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