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The #BlueJays affiliates won four of six games Tuesday, including a near no-hit bid.
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The Lansing Lugnuts are back in the postseason for the first time in three years to highlight a .500 night for the #BlueJays affiliates. New Hampshire had the night off.
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Short of an injury to a phenom prospect, a generally productive weekend for our hopes and dreams. Bo Bichette picked up some of the slack in New Hampshire, while the promote Kevin Smith (again) fan section got louder. On the mound, Sean Reid-Foley pitched like a top pitching prospect in Buffalo and T.J. Zeuch continues to build up his innings in New Hampshire. Don't look now, but Angel Perdomo isn't walking guys anymore!
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Buffalo won 9-5 with 12 hits. New Hampshire are on a cool streak and they lost again. They have lost four of their last five games and six of their last eight. Dunedin bashed out 15 hits and won 9-3. Lansing lost 4-2 even though they outhit their opponents 9-4. Kevin Smith had a big night as did Danny Jansen. Ryan Noda hit two home runs as there was competition for the three stars.
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Vlad Guerrero Jr. had to leave his game today as he aggravated his leg injury. Before he left he picked up two hits but the excitement came after he left. The Fisher Cats came back to tie the game late and then get a walk off win thanks to a throwing error. Lansing received shutout pitching to beat division rivals Bowling Green 2-0. It was a quiet night on the farm for both Buffalo and Dunedin who lost 4-1 and 3-1 respectively. The best performance for Buffalo was by Rowdy Tellez who had a couple of extra base hits including a home run off a rehabbing Jordan Zimmerman.
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The #BlueJays affiliates won three out of five Tuesday night.
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A quiet night for the #BlueJays affiliates with just two games played but a productive one as they won both. Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing had the night off.
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Injuries were the common theme over the weekend, but the minor league system looks good and will be further enhanced by the end of the day.
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Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing all went to extra innings. It worked for Buffalo and Lansing but not for New Hampshire. With the new "runner on second" rule, none of these extra inning games went long and indeed there have been few long games this season.
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Ryan Noda hit his first home run of the year in the eighth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead and set Lansing up for the win. Maximo Castillo had his best start of the season. Buffalo won 7-3 with several good performances. New Hampshire came from behind to win thanks to a couple of late home runs from two of the lesser known players. Vlad did not reach base for the second time this season, cancel the promotion! Dunedin were rained out.
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A ninth-inning collapse spoiled a perfect Tuesday night on the farm for the #BlueJays affiliates. The three winning clubs combined to score 29 runs.
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The #BlueJays affiliates won two out of three on Memorial Day. Dunedin had the day off.
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Sean Reid Foley learned today that AAA hitters can take care of business if you can't hit your spots. He gave up eight runs in 2.1 innings. Buffalo lost but does scoring seven runs in the last four innings give them some hope? New Hampshire got home runs from Bo Bichette and Vlad Jr. but still lost. Randy Pondler came out of the woodwork to get the win for Dunedin. Lansing scored three in the ninth to come from behind and win.
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Baseball insiders say it is good for a player to have some adversity before they reach the major leagues. Players in the majors will struggle at some point and if you had gone through it before you reach the majors it leaves you more prepared to handle it. Bo Bichette is gaining experience at the moment. Bo was 0-4 on Wednesday and is now hitting around .200 for May. Pitchers have adjusted to Bo and now he needs to adjust too. His strikeout rate is 20% and he is walking, just running into some challenges getting hits. Cavan Biggio and Vlad picked up the slack and New Hampshire continued on their winning ways. Ryan Borucki pitched well but had some umpire trouble, the Bisons lost. Dunedin lost in extras while the Lansing hitters not named Kevin Smith were quiet. That left Zach Logue the loser after his best start as a pro.
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The top half of the #BlueJays farm system found the win column but bottom half did not as the affiliates went 2-3 Monday night.
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