The C's slim first-half playoff chances took another hit with a crushing loss against the top team in the Northwest League, the Eugene Emeralds.
Blue Jays legend Dave Stieb
is greeted by Andy Ravel
after the ceremonial first pitch.
Ugly night on the farm. Just two wins and few notable prospect performances.
The puzzling Seattle Mariners come to the Dome this weekend, for this year's first meeting between the 1977 expansion cousins. And Adam Lind makes his long-awaited return to Toronto, clad in the opposition's livery, and I'm pretty sure that's the first time I've used the word "livery" in a sentence. See, ya live long enough, anything can happen. As if last night in Cleveland hadn't proved that already.
That is an unusual headline for a minor league update. Jose Bautista homered in his first rehab game in Dunedin but the Jays lost thanks to some poor pitching. Anthony Alford also homered in that game. The other rehabbers, in Buffalo, could not help the Bisons win. Chris Colabello looks like he will be staying in Buffalo with five strikeouts. Dalton Pompey had three hits. Conner Greene got the win for New Hampshire. Angel Perdomo had one bad inning and it cost Lansing. Vancouver lost while Bluefield and the GCL Jays both won.
The affiliates enjoyed a 5-2 night on the farm Tuesday with all non-Blue Jay nicknamed teams finding the win column, save for Lansing as they had the night off. Against non-Pirate teams, the affiliates were 5-0.
By the time we get to Phoenix...
Hey, not many people know that song was written by Melania Trump.
The affiliates lost five of nine on Monday. All of the teams with non-Jay nicknames lost.
Buffalo racked up twenty hits as Casey Lawrence pitched well again. Rowdy Tellez had the game winning RBI as New Hampshire came from behind. Dunedin's game was suspended. Justin Maese pitched reasonably well but the bullpen blew his win. Vancouver and Bluefield lost close games, Bluefield in twenty innings.
The Blue Jays resume the second half of the season against Billy Beane
and his boys in Oakland.
Lots of action on the farm tonight. We had a no-hitter and an impressive display from a stud prospect. However, the farm registered just two wins.
It came to me in a dream...
It was a light night on the farm. The AAA and AA teams were off for their all-star breaks and Lansing were rained out. Chris Colabello could not help Dunedin win. Vancouver got five runs in the first inning and had an easy win. Bluefield lost while the GCL Jays had a walk off win thanks to two out RBI hits in the ninth and tenth innings.
The only teams in action Tuesday were the Gulf Coast and Dominican teams and they continued their winning seasons by improving to 10 and seven games above .500 respectively.
The Vancouver Canadians had a chance to take over first place in the North Division but Tri-City had other ideas Monday night.
started the series finale for Vancouver Monday night.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!
Yup, I've dusted off the Big Honking Database and propose once more to look at One-Run Games in general and the hometown heroes in particular.
This one's for BlueJayWay, obviously.