The GCL Jays had the bats working and the pitching was good enough for the first seven innings to get the win. Buffalo singled their way to a win. Conner Greene had a bad day and New Hampshire took it on the chin. Lansing lost in extras. Vancouver lost many runners on the bases and, as a result, lost the game.
Dunedin only played an inning and a half before the rains came. Bluefield had the night off.
The affiliates won five of eight games with one game suspended due to rain. It was a good night for the top three farm clubs but not so much for Lansing to say the least and the other lower affiliates, save for the G-Jays.
A rough Monday night for the affiliates saw them drop seven out of 10, including a pair of doubleheaders.
The Blue Jays look to continue the momentum of a 4-2 homestand in the Bronx Zoo.
As I mentioned in the Series Thread, I was looking at the standings at the close of business yesterday and something struck me upside the head. Because there sit the Texas Rangers, with the best W-L record in the entire American League. They've done this by scoring 554 runs and allowing 555 runs.
Which seems a strange formula for success to be sure.
Five wins for the affiliates. Bluefield's game was suspended. Dalton Pompey, Ryan Goins and good starting pitching helped Buffalo take both ends of a doubleheader. Richard Urena and Christian Lopes helped New Hampshire win. Anthony Alford, Jorge Flores and Ryan McBroom did the same for the D Jays. Three Canadian pitchers and a Canadian hitter led Lansing to a win. Lane Thomas helped too. Vancouver had a nice come from behind win.
The Blue Jays hope to put Houston on the mat once again at the Dome this weekend.
Your affiliates were 3-5 on the evening on a fairly quiet night from the organization's prospects.
Buffalo won 1-0 on a solo home run and eight strong innings from Scott Diamond. New Hampshire continued their winning ways with Richard Urena starring. Dunedin split a doubleheader. In the game they won, Ryan McBroom hit a grand slam and Jon Harris pitched a seven inning complete game. In the game they lost, Sean Reid-Foley had a bad, bad start. Lansing had the night off. Bluefield had the bats going and they ran up eleven runs. Vancouver were well beaten with TJ Zeuch taking the loss. The GCL Jays won, again, with some good hitting at the top of the order.
The American affiliates won their games and the Dominicans won theirs too. The Canadian affiliate didn't hold up their end of the bargain in what was a 5-1 Tuesday on the farm. Dunedin's game in Daytona Beach was washed out and the Gulf Coast Blue Jays were also rained out again as they were to play a home and home doubleheader against the GCL Yankees East.
A win by the parent club dulls the pain of recapping this mess as the affiliates won just one of six games Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire had the night off. The Gulf Coast Jays were washed out.
The Tampa Bay Rays are in Toronto looking to spoil the party again for the Blue Jays.
Cam O'Brien had four hits, three for extra bases, to spark a big comeback for Bluefield. Christian Lopes also had four hits as New Hampshire continued their hot streak. Rowdy Tellez had two bombs. Dunedin won in the ninth, Anthony Alford scored both Dunedin runs, one on a home run. Lansing won a 1-0 game. Buffalo split a double header. Vancouver lost.
Amazing. Just freaking amazing.
In light of the news out of New York this morning, it's time for me to enter the Way Back Machine and recycle something I wrote here back in June 2006, having first eliminated all references to whatever the Jays happened to be doing that day...