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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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Buffalo and New Hampshire lost and Dunedin won in a rain-shortened affair. The real 4th of July fireworks came in the Pacific Northwest as Vancouver won a wild one in Everett.
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The affiliates only played two games on Sunday. Games in Vancouver and Florida were rained out. Buffalo and New Hampshire both had bullpen meltdowns.
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Cam Eden hit a two run home run which was enough to give New Hampshire a win with good pitching from Hayden Juenger and Andrew Bash. Vancouver also won while Buffalo, Dunedin and the FCL Jays all lost. Irv Carter had some positives and negatives in his start.
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Spencer Horwitz scored five times today. He also drove in five runs. He homered. He doubled, twice. He added a single. He did it all! The New Hampshire hitters were on fire, scoring 16 runs. Horwitz wasn't the only one with four hits. The Dunedin bats were also good, they won . Buffalo and Vancouver were on the bad end of big scores. Zach Britton homered twice for Vancouver.
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Buffalo gave up eight runs with Trevor Richards and Anthony Kay responsible for five of them. Yosver Zulueta had a AA debut to forget, and the bullpen were bombed, as New Hampshire gave up 15 runs. Vancouver and Dunedin were winners. This is your abbreviated Canada Day minor league update.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire lost on the road. Dunedin and Vancouver found the win column for a .500 night on the farm Wednesday.
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Dunedin got the only win on the farm Tuesday.
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