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The Blue Jays lost last night 6-5 in 10 innings, after rallying from a 5-0 deficit.  It was one of those games which could easily have gone the other way- the perfect launching point for the baseball-obsessed to pore through the fine details of the game to see if one can make some sense of it. 

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All eyes were on Ricky Tiedemann's AA debut but Cameron Eden stole the spotlight. He doubled, stole third and stole home, then followed that with a three run home run. New Hampshire won easily. Sem Robberse was on point for Vancouver who also saw Damiano Palmegiani hit a grand slam. Buffalo had just three hits while Dunedin's bullpen cost them.
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Chavez Young got things started by homering in the first at-bat of the Buffalo game. Nick Podkul liked that so he homered twice. That's a win for the Bisons. New Hampshire went to the bottom of the ninth tied thanks to an eighth inning home run by Zach Britton. John Aiello liked that so he walked it off with along ball in the bottom of the ninth. Vancouver played two. Game one went to ten innings and Vancouver got the walk-off win. Jommer Hernandez hit a three run home run in the sixth in game two to help the C's sweep the doubleheader. Dunedin also played two and split. Gabriel Martinez hit his eleventh homer and hit four balls at 94.5 mph or higher.
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When Vin Scully began his broadcasting career, Connie Mack was managing the Philadelphia A's. How's that for for tying the game's history together?

The Blue Jays road trip continues with four games at Target Field in Minneapolis.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire lost. Dunedin got in one game of their scheduled doubleheader and won. Vancouver's game against Tri-City was suspended due to rain. It will be picked up today with a seven-inning game to follow after that.
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Hitters are streaky. Your favourite slugger seems to go 3-for-5 with a double and a home run every game for a week, and then they'll go hitless for three straight games. This is normal: there are peaks and valleys to everybody's production. What separates a hitter like Mike Trout from a hitter like Santiago Espinal is how cold "cold" gets.
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Buffalo won. Dunedin's game in Lakeland was postponed due to lightning. A doubleheader is scheduled for today.
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Now that the wheeling and dealing is done, here's an overdue thread for the post-mortem. Because you're still talking, and the original now stands at more than 300 comments, which is pretty Unwieldy.
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Road trip, beginning with two in that old House of Horrors, Tropicana Field.
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Here we go!
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So there I was on the last Blue Jays off day thinking - I didn't prepare on off-day time waster, for a day without baseball. How will I ever look anyone in their virtual eyes again?

Oh quite easily, I assure you.
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Jimmy Robbins had eleven strikeouts in Vancouver's win. Cooper Benson had eight K's in Dunedin's win. New Hampshire just hit four home runs to help them win. Buffalo suffered the only loss as Casey Lawrence was not his usual self.
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Buffalo came from behind with three runs in the eighth to win. New Hampshire came from behind with two runs in the ninth to win. Dunedin won from the front. Vancouver did come back from a 4-1 deficit but ultimately lost. Addison Barger had four hits. This is your abbreviated long weekend minor league update.
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Some nights your minor league update struggles to find players to put in the three stars. This was not the case on Friday. Otto Lopez had four hits with two home runs. Three other players had three hits. Thomas Hatch went seven innings. Riley Tirotta scored the winning run for Vancouver by singling, stealing two bases, and scoring on a two out bunt.

Buffalo, Vancouver, Dunedin and the FCL Jays all won. New Hampshire were the only losers.

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New Hampshire hit four home runs, two from Orelvis Martinez, on their way to racking up 17 runs. Dunedin used two home runs in the last inning to turn a loss into a win in game one of their doubleheader. They scored eight runs in game two without a home run. While New Hampshire and Dunedin were feasting on runs, Buffalo and Vancouver were fasting, Vancouver had just one hit in ten innings.
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