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I was in New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago to see two games and, with real life interfering, I am only now getting around to a scouting report.  In addition to my scouting report I spoke with Gary Cathcart, manager of the Fisher Cats, and Tom Signore, pitching coach.  I have added their comments to my own.
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New Hampshire found their bats and scored early and often to reverse their lack of hitting in the previous two games.  Dunedin won behind good pitching by Chuck Huggins and a home run from John Tolisano.  Auburn also won in a group effort.  GCL Jays lost a squeeker but Las Vegas and Lansing were easy losers.
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Another lousy Friday night with two wins out of six.
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The affiliates won both games that went into extra innings but lost every game that didnít. Fabio Castro and Scott Gracey turned in strong starts while Henderson Alvarez did not. Andrew Liebel took another loss despite not pitching too badly. Brian Dopirak had a forgettable night while two fast-rising relievers pitched scoreless innings. However, the biggest story may have been in New Hampshire where the Fisher Cats came within two outs of being no-hit.
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Kenny Rodriguez and Zach Dials combined on a one-hitter as New Hampshire were the only bright spot on this night.  Las Vegas and Auburn each had given up double digit runs by the third inning and Dunedin and Lansing were behind early too but not by as much.  David Purcey had a bad night, Zach Stewart made his Blue Jay debut.  To take our minds off the carnage Farm Director Dick Scott answered a few  quick questions for Batters Box.
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Man, that trip to Madison and Milwaukee last week really took it out of me.  Did you know that Milwaukee is pronounced "Meel-wah-kay" which is Algonquin for "the good land?" Oh, we went over that already?  Okay, that was just a diversion for yet another late update.  I'm not worthy!  I'm scum!

However, the affiliates were more than worthy by winning three of out five.  Las Vegas had the night off to go enjoy the slots.

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Las Vegas split a double-header with Salt Lake, and the 3-4-5 hitters (Randy Ruiz, Travis Snider, Brian Dopirak) continued to mash.
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Sorry for the delay. I'm actually on vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Of all the things I've hoped to do in this small artists town about a three hour drive north of Mexico City, sounding off on another disappointing day for the affiliates isn't one of them. I haven't looked at the boxscores yet so this had better be worth it. EDIT: It was
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Brian Dopirak had a big day at the plate for Las Vegas and Aaron Mathews had a couple of key hits as Las Vegas squeaked by Salt Lake. New Britain dropped both games of a doubleheader. There were also victories by Dunedin, Lansing and the GCL Blue Jays, as Auburn lost again.
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Sure the big-league club stunk it up last night and the club lost a Gold Glove third baseman at the trade deadline, but Halladay is still here and the triple-A affiliate had a big night with the bats... So, baseball life goes on.
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The Jays affiliates split their six games last night, winning at Triple-A and their two games in the low minors. David Purcey pitched a strong game and Travis Snider had a strong night at the plate. New Hampshire had a poor game at the plate and a costly error hurt in a one-run loss. Auburn and the GCL Jays escaped with victories despite adventures on the field in both games.
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As a Batter's Box Official Minor League Guy or something, that is an extremely un-PC thing to say. But Vegas, New Hampshire and Dunedin all won, while the rest of the affiliates lost. I'm allowed to be a fair-weather minor league updater, right? No? Okay, fine, here are all 6 recaps.
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I apologize for the lateness of today's report.  I was in Wisconsin over the weekend for a Coldplay concert and speaking of cold play (see what I did there?), I managed to catch a Brewers game on the way back where Jeff Suppan got whacked by the Nationals, or more specifically Josh Willingham14-6.  With family in the Cheesehead State, I've been a fairly regular visitor to Milwaukee but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors.  The French missionaries and explorers began visiting there in the late 16th century.  In fact, Milwaukee is an Indian name.  It's pronounced "Meel-wah-kay" which is Algonquin for "the good land".

Anyways, it was a busy day for the affiliates as they posted a 5-and-3 mark.  The teams that don't rhyme with Jays had a very good night while the ones that do didn't, save for one game.  Make sense?  Good!  Read on and rock on, my peeps!

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Fabio Castro had a fantastic outing, and there were great individual offensive performances on each team (edit: except Dunedin. Yuck.), despite some lousy team performances.
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Another ugly day on the farm included just one win, all the way down in Low-A ball while two pitchers, including a rehabbing righty, left their starts early.  Happy Monday!
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