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It would be more fun if this was the major leagues but instead it's the Dunedin Blue Jays no-hitting the Tampa Yankees. Four pitchers combined on the no-hitter. Normally Estiven Machado hitting a grand slam would make top billing but he had to settle for number two behind the no-hitter. Buffalo had six pitchers combine to shutout the Mets. Andres Sosa had a big day for Vancouver to help them win. New Hampshire were on the losing end.

Buffalo 2 Syracuse 0

Erie 5 New Hampshire 2

Vancouver 5 Eugene 2

Tampa 0 Dunedin 5

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Six Buffalo pitchers combined on the shutout. All of them pitched well.

Gabriel Moreno was back in the lineup as the DH. He doubled in the first inning and came around to score on a single by Zach Collins. Chavez Young manufactured the second run in the second inning. He singled, stole second and stole third, coming come on a catcher throwing error. Buffalo had 12 hits but only scored the two runs. They left 15 men on base. Otto Lopez has been hot recently and he added three hits on Sunday.

Paxton Schultz gave up four runs but only one was earned. Addison Barger made an error leading off the third inning. A single and a walk loaded the bases. But Schultz got two outs and if not for the error would have been out of the inning. But the next hitter doubled, clearing the bases. In the fourth he allowed a single, then got two outs, but again a two out hit, a triple, made it four runs allowed by Schultz.

Cam Eden had homered in the second inning, a two run shot, that accounted for all New Hampshire runs. He Fisher Cats had just five hits in the game.

Jimmy Robbins needed 75 pitches to get through three innings. He was charged with two runs. Four pitchers followed with Jol Concepcion pitching the last 2.1 inning, striking out six of the seven outs.

Andres Sosa doubled in Vancouver's first run in the fifth inning. Dasan Brown followed with his first high A home run to make it 3-2. Andres Sosa doubled again in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch. Sosa then singled in Gabriel Martinez in the eighth. Sosa was 3-4, Gabriel Martinez and Damiano Palmegiani had two hits each.

Kendry Rojas was on the IL for over two months and made one rehab start in the FCL. He started on Sunday but just pitched two innings, walking one. Cooper Benson followed and went four innings, he walked two. Sam Ryan went two perfect innings leaving new draftee Ian Churchill to handle the ninth. That was no problem and the no hitter was complete.

The Jays scored five runs on six hits and six walks. The big blow was a grand slam by Estiven Macahdo. Machado's hitting was up and down in the first half of the season but he has improved. He has hit over .300 in both July and August and his walk rate and strikeout rate have improved too.

Three Stars

Third Star - Andres Sosa

Second Star - Estiven Machado

First Star - Dunedin's pitchers


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Gerry - Monday, August 15 2022 @ 09:27 PM EDT (#419911) #
Eric Stamets and Mike Ellenbest have been released.
Gerry - Tuesday, August 16 2022 @ 01:15 PM EDT (#419962) #
Sem Robberse to NH.

Damian Santos to Vancouver.

There may be other moves to come.
greenfrog - Tuesday, August 16 2022 @ 01:46 PM EDT (#419969) #
Kiley McDaniel has posted his mid-season top 50 prospects list. He has Carroll at #1 and Henderson at #2. Here are the Jays prospects:

#6 Moreno
#19 Orelvis
#41 Tiedemann

He thinks Barriera is the Jays next-best prospect after those three.

The Orelvis ranking seems remarkably high but perhaps it will be borne out over time.

6. Gabriel Moreno, C, Blue Jays

Age: 22 | Level: Triple-A
Moreno is in a similar situation to C.J. Abrams earlier this season, in which a soccer-style loan to a bad team would be his best short-term situation to let him get regular big league at-bats until he has a regular spot to snag in Toronto. He's a plus hitter with a solid approach, average power and above-average physical skills to allow him to stick behind the plate long-term.

19. Orelvis Martinez, SS, Blue Jays

Age: 20 | Level: Double-A
Martinez is now being challenged enough at Double-A that his pitch selection is being stretched (he's up to a 31% strikeout rate), but he's still doing what he wants to do (25 homers in 92 games). If he can improve that pitch selection a notch at the upper levels, it won't matter what position he plays in the bigs, though my guess is third base.

41. Ricky Tiedemann, LHP, Blue Jays

Age: 19 | Level: Double-A
In the shortened 2020 draft, Tiedemann didn't sign as a 17-year-old prep lefty. After a season at junior college, he was selected in the third round last summer, a round later than I had him graded. This year, in his first full pro season, he has had a huge breakout. He's still a teenager (for a few more days) and now sits in the mid-90s with above-to-plus stuff, an en-vogue lower slot and starter command.
Gerry - Tuesday, August 16 2022 @ 01:49 PM EDT (#419972) #
Jimmy Robbins to NH.

Irv Carter to Dunedin.
bpoz - Tuesday, August 16 2022 @ 04:34 PM EDT (#419992) #
I was hoping for promotions like these. Thanks Gerry.
bpoz - Tuesday, August 16 2022 @ 08:46 PM EDT (#420025) #
Orelvis has 2 Hr tonight.
bpoz - Wednesday, August 17 2022 @ 10:04 AM EDT (#420065) #
Hope Orelvis can master AA (avg, bb/k) sometime next year. Barger is handling AA quite well he should get to AAA soon next year. Both have great potential.
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