It was asked in a recent thread if the Jays this year have swept many series and how that is vs what a division leader should do. Figured lets check.
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game.
The Blue Jays will have just one team in the playoffs this season. That team is the Dunedin Jays who will face off against the Tampa Yankees on Tuesday. All other teams have been eliminated and as a result Sundays games were pretty insipid. With the season end upon us some teams are just going through the motions and all the affiliates lost.
This is your delayed MLU. There were three rain-outs last night and three wins.
I'd love to refer to where the Rays play as the "Tropic Thunderdome", except that would imply it was actually cool in some way...
Lansing won to keep their playoffs hope alive, they are 1.5 games back but there is hope. Dunedin lead by two games and are being helped by lots of rain in Florida, they were rained out today and could be rained out tomorrow too. Bluefield lost and are eliminated from the post-season. The GCL Jays had their final game of the season rained out. Buffalo keep losing, New Hampshire keep winning and Vancouver turned things around with a nice win.
It was a horrendous night on the farm as the affiliates were 0-for-6. The good news was Dunedin's game was suspended due to rain and Lansing had the night off. The GCL Blue Jays' playoff hopes have been dashed and Bluefield's took a big hit.
The affiliates won four out of seven Monday night with Lansing's bats providing the highlights along with solid starting performances in Buffalo and Dunedin. The GCL Blue Jays welcomed a big bat back to their lineup. On the negative side was an extra-innings loss, a one-run setback in regulation and a blowout loss north of the border.
Insert reference from 'The Wire' here...
Two affiliates won and both were outhit. Vancouver won because they hit four two run home runs. Bluefield won thanks to errors and walks by their opponent. Buffalo,New Hampshire and Lansing lost. Dunedin were rained out.
There is just over a week left in the minor league season. Three of the Jays affiliates have been eliminated, Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver. Of the other four Dunedin are best placed with a 2.5 game lead. Bluefield are a half game ahead for the last playoff spot. Lansing and the GCL Jays are 3.5 and 2 games out and time is running out for both. They need a win streak.
I'm seein' double here! Four Krustys!
Some notables on the farm. Bradley Jones had three homers down in Bluefield. John Stilson worked 98-100mph, and Angel Perdomo registered a nice start in Lansing.
Written by sam, posted by Gerry.
There were some bad losses on the farm on Wednesday. Then there were some worse losses. There were no wins. New Hampshire had a 6-1 lead but Shane Dawson was left in too long and the bullpen added some gas to the fire. Casey Lawrence wasn't winning but the Bisons trailed 2-1 and Lawrence stayed in too long and again the bullpen added gas. Lansing's starter Jordan Romano left with a lead but, you guessed it, the bullpen coughed it up. Dunedin were no-hit through seven and ended with two infield hits. The GCL Jays lost the game and first place. Vancouver and Bluefield had routine losses.
The affiliates had a 3-5 record on Tuesday with a walk-off loss and an extra-innings setback tipping the scales the wrong way.
Just two years ago, the Los Angeles Angels won 98 games, more than any other team in the American League.
This year? Well...
When it starts to fall apart
Man, it really falls apart