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Buffalo, New Hampshire and Dunedin won Wednesday. Vancouver didn't.
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The affiliates were 0-3 Tuesday. Dunedin's game in Clearwater was rained out. Those teams will play two today.
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Buffalo used eight pitchers in a 1-0 win. New Hampshire used seven pitchers in a 9-7 win. Orelvis Martinez had a big day. Another hitter with a big day was Jommer Hernandez for Vancouver who homered in the ninth for the game winning hit. The disappointment of the day was Dunedin who lost both ends of a doubleheader.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire fell behind early but both won. Orelvis Martinez and Adam Kloffenstein had big games for the Fisher Cats. Vancouver also fell behind early but in their case no comeback was forthcoming. The FCL Jays also lost while the rains fell on Dunedin.
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Yusei Kikuchi and a Spencer Horwitz home run was the recipe for a Buffalo win. A pair of two run home runs helped Vancouver roll off another win, their ninth straight. New Hampshire and Dunedin were losers while the FCL Jays split a pair.
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New Hampshire were almost no hit. Their first and only hit came with two outs in the eighth, then the skies opened. Leo Jimenez continued his hot hitting leading Vancouver to victory. Buffalo had the bats working to win. It rained on Dunedin as well.
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Four wins and one loss on Friday. Buffalo were the only losers. Even with four wins there were few big performances as the affiliates used a few key hits and some good pitching.
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Addison Barger had three more hits bringing his average up to .538. We know it wont last but its an impressive start in AA. Barger struck out almost 40% of the time last season which seriously impacted his prospect status. He cut that down to 30% in Vancouver and now in three games in AA he has three K's in 13 at bats. That leaves his BABIP at .700, unsustainable but nevertheless a fine start.

They say if you watch baseball you can see something new every night. Well I did on Thursday. In the Bisons game, ninth inning, Bisons down 3-2 with two outs but the tying run is on third. Pitcher throws a ball in the dirt that the catcher blocks but it rolls away from him. He takes off the mask as he goes for the ball but the mask hits the baseball. That's called a catchers balk and the runner scores. I don't remember seeing that before. I also saw three batters getting hit in a tied game in the ninth inning, that's a new one too.

It was close games day for the affiliates. Buffalo won in extra innings. Dunedin lost in extras. Vancouver walked it off in the bottom of the ninth while New Hampshire won by two.

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Buffalo and Vancouver were your Wednesday winners. New Hampshire was shutout again and Dunedin dropped a doubleheader.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire lost by six but Vancouver won by seven. Dunedin's game in St. Lucie was rained out. They will try to play two today.
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Vancouver hitters racked up 14 hits to deliver the only win on the farm on Sunday. New Hampshire hit four home runs and lost.
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Spencer Horwitz was a triple short of the cycle for Buffalo. Unfortunately his teammates could only pick up one hit. New Hampshire hit three home runs on the way to a win. Vancouver just had one dinger but they also won. And finally Dunedin hit two home runs for another win.

We have some detailed pitching numbers for Dahian Santos and Eric Pardinho.

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After a losing day yesterday the top tier got back on the winning side on Friday. Buffalo and New Hampshire were the only winners. It was Ricky T day for Vancouver. If Ricky was wondering what it would be like to pitch in the major leagues he got a taste of it in the first inning when rehabbing Mariner Kyle Lewis took him deep on the first pitch he saw for a two run home run. Tiedemann and Yosver Zulueta are headed to the futures game. Both need to tighten their repertoires before that game.
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Tough night on the farm, everyone lost. Time for something to distract us from the on field performance. How about mid-season report cards, as we are at the halfway point of the season. Its not happy reading for Blue Jay fans and so does not provide much distraction.
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Buffalo split a doubleheader, New Hampshire and Dunedin won big and Vancouver threw one out of the window.
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