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Chad Dallas racked up eleven strikeouts in New Hampshire's win. Devonte Brown led the way on the offensive side. Lazaro Estrada had nine K's for Dunedin in a losing cause. The Buffalo offense was in full flow with Orelvis Martinez having a nice game. Vancouver lost a close game.

Indianapolis 5 Buffalo 8

New Hampshire 7 Reading 1

Hilsboro 4 Vancouver 3

Dunedin 1 Daytona 7

Three Stars

Third Star - Orelvis Martinez

Second Star - Devonte Brown

First Star - Chad Dallas



No Schneider, no Horwitz, no Clement for Buffalo, no problem, as they scored eight runs with eleven hits. Orelvis had a nice game, his seventh home run, a three run shot, a single and a triple. The triple was almost a single as the right fielder dived for the ball and missed. Rafael Lantigua went 3-5, Lukes 2-5.

Zach Thompson returned to Buffalo from rehab and gave up two runs in 2.2 innings. Jimmy Burnette followed and gave up three runs. But the bullpen held them down from there, Nate Pearson got the save.

Devonte Brown, fresh to high A, was the spark plug on Friday. He doubled in a run in the third inning. Then he added a two run home run in the fifth to make it a 3-0 game. In the eighth inning Will Robertson, Trevor Schwecke and Phil Clarke had RBI hits. Alan Roden was 3-5, Schwecke and Riley Tirotta had two hits each.

Chad Dallas continued his Jekyll and Hyde results. On Friday he was excellent, recording 11 strikeouts over seven innings. He did not allow a run or walk a hitter. Reading had three hits off him.

Vancouver were no hit through five innings. They got their first hit in the sixth which was promptly erased on a double play. They got their second hit in the seventh and that was followed by Glenn Santiago's first home run for Vancouver. Hillsboro hit their own two run homer in the next inning and that led to extra innings. Hillsboro had another two run home run in the tenth. Vancouver scored one in the bottom of the tenth but left the bases loaded.

Just five hits for the C's. Hunter Gregory threw five shutout innings, three hits, four K's.

Dunedin had just two hits through eight innings. They picked up two more hits in the ninth but their only run came from a bases loaded walk. Roque Salinas had two hits.

Lazaro Estrada started and struck out nine in 4.1 innings. He did allow two runs.

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Kelekin - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 01:09 AM EDT (#435660) #
Roden with a 1.006 OPS vs RHP this year (.655 vs LHP but good OBP). Too early to get excited about a Roden / Varsho / Springer outfield?

bpoz - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 10:46 AM EDT (#435669) #
Dev Brown, C Dallas and M Dominguez may all develop to help the jays within the next 2 years.
GabrielSyme - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 01:23 PM EDT (#435676) #
It's pretty amazing how inflated the International League run environment is this year. Going into last night's game, Orelvis had a .828 OPS - and was a below-average hitter by wRC+. His big game pushed him up to an .879 OPS and a 110 wRC+.

One area where the Jays are way overloaded is rookie/backup 2B/3B. Biggio and Espinal are both having down years, but should probably be expected to be solid backups; then you have guys who have produced at AAA but are likely only projected as backups like Clement and Lantigua. Then you have the genuine prospects: Schneider, Barger and Orelvis.

My own inclination right now would be to look to fill 2B & 3B with our internal options, with Schneider taking one spot.
hypobole - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 01:55 PM EDT (#435677) #
PCL is inflated as well. Both leagues walks are way up, K's down slightly. Robo-umps used by all teams in both leagues this year.
Gerry - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 02:06 PM EDT (#435680) #
They are going to adjust the automatic strike zone in AAA for the rest of the season, starting Tuesday. Strike zone will be adjusted for actual body size and the top end increased a little.

Per BA they deliberately had a lower top end in AAA to see if it would cut down on strikeouts. It did marginally but increased walks a lot. So they are going somewhat, but not fully, back to the major league top of the zone.
Gerry - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 09:04 PM EDT (#435693) #
Dunedin pitched a no hitter in the first game of their doubleheader today. Kendry Rojas went six innings.
Mike Green - Saturday, September 02 2023 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#435704) #
Roden with 3 singles, a walk, an HBP and two stolen bases tonight.  He has done everything one could want at double A. 
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