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New Hampshire had the only win Tuesday night. Buffalo's game in Syracuse was rained out.
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Blowing like a circle around my skull
From the Grand Coulee Dam
to the Capitol

The end of the 2021 season's last long road trip comes into view.  Yes, after spending most of the last two years on The Longest Road trip in history, the Jays will spend most of the final six weeks at home. They have a three game trip to Detroit next week. They hit the road twice in September: once to visit New York and Baltimore, and once to visit Tampa Bay and Minnesota. They play 25 of the final 43 games in the Dome of Home.
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He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
 - John Tanner, The Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion (presented as an appendix to Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw, who was of course the actual author)


There are thirty major league pitching coaches. Were any of these guys even half-decent pitchers?
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Sebastian Espino hit three home runs for Vancouver as they romped to a win. They hit six home runs. One of them was by Orelvis Martinez who had seen his average dip below .200. Another player who had some recent struggles was Kevin Smith who came back after a day off with four hits on Sunday. With Casey Lawrence throwing blanks it was an easy win for the Bisons. New Hampshire were down early and lost. Dunedin had the day off.
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Chavez Young gunned down three runners for New Hampshire. The Fisher Cats took a 6-3 lead to the bottom of the ninth but lost in a walk-off. Buffalo's winning streak came to an end. Vancouver exploded for 16 hits en route to a nice win. Dunedin won both ends of a doubleheader.
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There is an old saying in baseball that hitters are going to hit. It basically means that some hitters just know how to hit and can do so in any situation. Otto Lopez is going to hit. After hitting well everywhere before this season, he hit .330 in New Hampshire and now he is hitting .333 in Buffalo. It seems safe to assume that Lopez will hit in the major leagues. It might be good for the Jays to pick a position and let Lopez become proficient in it.

Lopez helped Buffalo to yet another win. Zach Logue pitched well. Maximo Castillo pitched just as well for New Hampshire as Tanner Kirwer and Vinny Capra went deep. Vancouver lost a back and forth game. Dunedin had just one hit through seven innings but pulled out a 2-0 win.

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I'm not the only soul accused of hit and run
Tire tracks all across your back
I can see you've had your fun

The Western swing continues.
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The Bisons continued their winning ways thanks in part to a Kevin Smith home run. They are 3-0 at home in Buffalo and against the Red Wings in this series. New Hampshire eked out a close win. Vancouver came back from a 9-4 deficit to win. Dunedin lost both ends of a doubleheader and the FCL Jays also lost. The Bisons winning streak has moved them into first place in their division and they are the Jays only hope for the playoffs. New Hampshire, Vancouver and Dunedin all have losing records and the playoffs are almost impossible.
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Buffalo and Vancouver were your Wednesday winners on a 2-4 night on the farm.
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Two wins and two losses by the Blue Jays affiliates on Tuesday. Dunedin's game against St. Lucie was rained out.
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And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill


Two games on Tuesday, Shohei Ohtani on Thursday... this week will be lit, as the kids say.

If that's what the kids say. Come on, how would I know?
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We don't really want a monster
taking over
Tiptoe around
tie him down

We don't want the loonies
taking over
Tiptoe around
tie them down
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Buffalo stayed hot with a nice win. Naswell Paulino dominated over six innings as Dunedin shutout Bradenton with a one hitter. New Hampshire took a 5-0 lead and lost. Vancouver lost.
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Here's a famous photograph. (Yes, it's some windy baseball lore, for a day with no baseball.)
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Dilson Herrera hit two home runs. Tyler White hit a grand slam but Buffalo lost. New Hampshire won but Vancouver and Dunedin had few hits and lost. The FCL Jays lost, but a Quebecer had three hits.
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