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Four games with Boston have created such a huge thread that we'll get this one up Right Away.
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Vinny Capra, who I assume is someone's cousin, went deep twice for New Hampshire on Sunday. Samad Taylor also hit his ninth home run. Anthony Kay and Paxton Schultz had similarly disappointing starts. Buffalo couldn't recover but Vancouver did. Dunedin were rained out.
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Jordan Groshans came to the plate in the ninth inning of a tied game with the bases loaded. He doubled to clear them. It was more of a bloop to right than a line drive but he will take it. Dunedin bashed out 16 hits in their win. Buffalo lost in extra innings. Vancouver also lost. To add to the Jays injury woes, TJ Zeuch had to leave the game after being hit by a batted ball.
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A clean sweep on the farm. Two of the wins came in extra innings. New Hampshire scored two in the ninth and eight in the tenth. Several hitters had big nights. Dunedin got a triple in the tenth from Mac Mueller to win. Buffalo won from the front with Thomas Hatch and Nick Allgeyer pitching. Vancouver got ahead early and cruised, Adam Kloffenstein pitched well.
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These guys again.
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Some good news on the farm on Thursday. Nate Pearson pitched well. The New Hampshire bullpen picked up their first save of the season in game 32. Sem Robberse looks to be finding his groove. Samad Taylor and Kevin Smith continued to get on base. The Bison's split a doubleheader, New Hampshire and Dunedin won. Vancouver lost.
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The Blue Jays affiliates won two of three Wednesday. Buffalo's game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out so the Herd will play two today.
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The Vancouver Canadians prevented an organizational sweep Tuesday.
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Let us, however grudgingly, congratulate Tony LaRussa who has now managed his team to more wins than any man in major league history who didn't actually own the team he was managing.

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Sometimes I get
overcharged
That's when you
see sparks
They ask me where the hell
I'm going
At a thousand feet per second
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Three out of four wins on Sunday thanks to good pitching. Thomas Hatch and TJ Zeuch combined in Buffalo. Kyle Johnston pitched well for New Hampshire but the bullpen wasn't up to the job. Paxton Schultz was excellent for Vancouver and Naswell Paulino pitched well for Dunedin.

We are approx. 30 games into the minor league season. After last years "lost year" there was come concern that players would come back rusty and out of game fitness. There were stories in the press about sloppy play in the first few weeks of the season. Well with thirty games under their belt, the players should be good to go now. We can give players and pitchers mulligans for the first thirty games but now its down to business. Players who want to move up the prospect lists should start to see their numbers improve from here.

I have tried not to be too judgmental on players to this point. I will be watching more closely over the next thirty games.

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Riley Adams hit two home runs yesterday, Samad Taylor repeated the feat today. Taylor leads the Fisher Cats with six home runs. Riley Adams added another home run on Saturday. Taylor's bombs helped New Hampshire win. Adams shot was in a losing cause although Nick Allgeyer looked like his old self. The C's lost behind Adam Kloffenstein while Dunedin returned to their losing ways.
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It has been a slow start to the season for Riley Adams. But he went deep twice in Buffalo's first game yesterday. Nate Pearson was up and down in the second game. Dunedin produced a well played game, good pitching from Sem Robberse and plenty of hits. New Hampshire lost even though Jordan Groshans homered. Vancouver also took the L.
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I'm going to sing that song again, folks. Be ready.
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In what seems to be a recurring theme, the affiliates had another losing night. Vancouver were the only winners behind Luis Quinones. Troy Miller had AA troubles. Austin Martin hit his first home run. Dunedin had the usual Dunedin game. Buffalo were rained out.
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