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Buffalo was on the wrong end of a slugfest while Dunedin and the Dominican Jays also lost. New Hampshire and the FCL Blue Jays won one-run games and Vancouver swept a doubleheader to give the affiliates a 4-3 record on Tuesday.

Scranton/Wilkes Barre 11 Buffalo 10
New Hampshire 6 Reading 5
Vancouver 1 Tri-City 0 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)
Vancouver 7 Tri-City 0 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)
Dayton 6 Dunedin 2
FCL Blue Jays 8 FCL Tigers 7 (7 Innings)
DSL Giants Orange 6 DSL Blue Jays 4


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Leo Jiménez, Buffalo

2. Max McDowell, Buffalo

1. Lazaro Estrada, Vancouver


Max McDowell homered twice and Leo Jiménez doubled twice as part of their four-hit nights. Will Robertson, Riley Tirotta and Cam Eden also went yard. with Eden also getting a triple. Damiano Palmegiani walked twice. Mike Mayers opened with two scoreless innings and Connor Cooke worked a scoreless frame. Paxton Schultz suffered the loss by surrendering five runs, including two long balls, in 1-1/3 innings to take the loss.

Garrett Spain and Ryan McCarty had three-hit nights that included a home run and they each stole a base. Gabby Martinez also cleared the fence.and drew a walk. Rainer Nuñez had an RBI single among his two hits. Alex De Jesús had a hit and a.walk while Kekai Rosi and Josh Kasevich chipped in with a double and a single respectively. Devereaux Harrison gave up three runs on three hits and a walk but struck out six over five innings for the win. Braydon Fisher—who arrived from the Los Angeles Dodgers system in the Cavan Biggio trade—posted a goose egg. Ryan Boyer recorded the final four outs, including a K, to get the save.

Lazardo Estrada faced just one batter over the minimum as he delivered seven no-hit innings with just two walks as his only blemishes. He struck out eight with 64 of his 93 pitches being called for strikes. Nick Goodwin singled home the only run in Game 1 of this doubleheader. Goodwin added two more hits in Game 2 along with Jackson Hornung and Dylan Rock, Peyton Williamsn doubled home two runs and Jace Bohrofen doubled and walked. Carson Pierce went 3-1/3 innings with four strikeouts. Grayson Thurman stranded tow runs and had two whiffs over 1-2/3 shutout innings for the win. Naswell Paulino and Chay Yeager finished up with a scoreless stanza apiece with Paulino striking out two and Yeager striking out one.

Cade Doughty homered and walked and Tucker Toman doubled. That was half of the Dunedin hit total. Victor Arias had an RBI single and Cristian Feliz had a base knock. Jorge Bautista was jolted for six runs over five innings but three of the runs were unearned. Juanmi Vasquez struck out two over two shutout frames and Jordan Powell punched out one over two more scoreless innings.

Braden Berry had a double among his three hits and Kendry Chirinios had two for the F-Jays. Faruk De La Cruz had a bases-clearing doubled stole a base. Enmanuel Bonilla singled home two more. Sam Shaw singled, was hit by a pitch and stole a base. Joey Votto drew a walk. Ryan Watson—a recent free agent signing from Georgia State—was whacked for five runs over four frames but struck out seven. Raudy Gomez gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning but got the win thanks to Luis Torres as he stranded two Gomez runners by getting the final out.

Yorman Licourt had three of the nine hits for the DS-Jays. Daniel Ramon and Rafael Flores had two hits apiece with Ramon driving in a run and stealing a base and Flores driving in two and swiping two. Silvano Hechavarria gave up a run in four innings but fanned seven. Edgar Gallegos got the loss and blown save with three runs allowed over 1-1/3 innings. Josue Loreto put up two scoreless frames with a strikeout.
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Marc Hulet - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 07:28 AM EDT (#447819) #
Time for a AA challenge for Estrada - who has battled injuries throughout his career but has had a nice stretch of health. He's likely a reliever long-term due to his heavy reliance on one pitch (high spin fastball) but his CB rates above-average, too.
bpoz - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 09:54 AM EDT (#447820) #
Before the season started I anticipated/guessed that a few position players would get promoted from Buffalo. I based this on 1) Who would get to 10 HR first. 2) At 150-250 ABs a judgement can be made on the season performance. Does it look ready for a promotion. 3) Who on the Jays would suck due to performance or injury. I did not expect so many regulars to have slow starts or Bo to be possibly traded.

So now we have the knowledge to think of the next step. Pitching promotions/performance from AAA has been very disappointing so far. But I did expect an adjustment period for the pitching. The Tiedemann injury is most disappointing but the Mako, Dominguez and T Wallace performance softens the blow their good performance provides options for 2025 at some point. There is still half a season to go for Y Rodriguez & B Francis to show if they can help in 2025.

Judging prospect defensive abilities is almost always impossible for me to evaluate because there is very little info available. Orelvis's D is an issue. Eden has good D and SB ability. Bohrofen has a very strong arm which I saw thanks to C's Plus baseball.
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 05:14 PM EDT (#447843) #
Another solid outing for JWB. Definitely curious how his overall development is going since there were quite a few question marks.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 07:55 PM EDT (#447857) #
Adam Kloffenstein getting called up by the Cardinals.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#447877) #
Eric Pardinho has pitched his first AAA inning, leadoff walk followed by three ground balls.
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 19 2024 @ 11:57 PM EDT (#447886) #
The Tri-City Dust Devils announcer is painfully nasal. Perhaps too much dust.

Bohrofen hits a beautiful triple lefty on lefty after working an 0-2 count.
bpoz - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 08:37 AM EDT (#447898) #
Quinones (just off the IL) & Pardinho are 2 long relievers for the pen. They got the rest of the year to prove themselves at AAA.
bpoz - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 09:23 AM EDT (#447901) #
Looked at the scouting report for Watts-Brown and it needs to be adjusted. 45FB is up to 95mph, 55CU is a slow curve 72mph he uses another CU at 82mph, 60SL 83mph, not mentioned is his cutter 86mph, 50CH 79-82mph. So a good variety of pitches. He has been throwing the FB a lot and it has gained velo. He throws all these pitches for strikes.
bpoz - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 09:37 AM EDT (#447906) #
Doubleheaders for both DSL & FCL. Both start at 10AM.
85bluejay - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 10:46 AM EDT (#447915) #
Can Riley Tirotta be a placeholder big league 3B?
Marc Hulet - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 02:40 PM EDT (#447932) #
Tirotta does not have big league defence at 3B
Nigel - Thursday, June 20 2024 @ 04:13 PM EDT (#447941) #
I'd agree with Marc's assessment. In his first stint in Vancouver he played 3B semi regularly. I only saw him there twice so have no real comment but he didn't look very natural there. When he came back to Vancouver in 2023, he was essentially a DH/OF.
bpoz - Friday, June 21 2024 @ 08:50 AM EDT (#447967) #
As I mentioned Watts-Brown has improved his FB and his other pitches are good.

I don't know about C O'Halloran in Vancouver other than he had 2 V good and 2 V bad games. But he has time.

Ohashi had V good results with V low H, bb & Ks. The Ks have increased and so have the bb & H with V bad results. I guess he is trying something different.
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