Norfolk (Baltimore) 4, Syracuse 3
Brandon League returns from a short break of confusion (by us) to pitch one inning and pitched poorly giving up 2 runs, allowed 2 walks and 2 hits though he didn't pick up the loss by rule but probably deserved one here. The Chiefs down 4-1 tried to make a comeback in the top of the 9th with a rehabbing Reed Johnson starting things off with a hit by pitch and a John Ford Griffin triple and a sac fly made it 4-3 but it ended there.
Jay of the game: J-F Griffin was 2-4 with a double and a triple.
New Hampshire 9, Portland (Boston) 4
Kyle Yates pitched poorly scattering 9 hits in 5.1 IP and giving up a HR and 4ER. The pen however shut the door with lights out reliever Seth Overbey pitching 3 shutout innings but with 3 walks given up. Overbey has been excellent at Lansing and Dunedin. Though it's still early he's looking like a solid prospect. Ryan Patterson accounted for two-thirds of the Fishercats' offense going 3-4 with a home run and a double, 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Jay of the game: Ryan Patterson
Dunedin 3, Sarasota (Cincy) 6
Starter Orlando Trias received no helps from the DJays defense as they made 3 errors. Trias as a result gave up 6 runs (3 earned) in 5IP. The bullpen did shut the door but it wasn't enough.
Jay of the game: Cory Patton led the team with 2 hits in 4 PA and had a home run and a double.
Lansing 6, South Bend (Arizona) 3
Reidier Gonzalez a 2005 draftee with solid numbers pitched 5 erratic innings with 3 walks, and 6 hits but only 3 ER for the victory. Adrian Martin got the save with 1.2IP and 3 Ks and lowered his ERA to 0.92. After doing a JP draft profile I plan to follow him closely. Sean Shoffit went 2-4 with 2 doubles and Kevin Nelson pitched in with 2 singles and 2 RBIs.
Jay of the game: Adrian Martin
Note: Snider went 0-3 with 2 walks
Auburn 9 Mahoning Valley 6 (Cleveland)
The D-Days had 9 runs on 7 hits. The man with the best name in Jays organization Baron Frost led the way with 2 hits including a double, 2 RBIS and 2 runs. The D-Days were very efficient as they only walked 3 times with 1 error made by Mahoning Valley. John Tritz pitched 2 shutout innings for the win. Toronto born Drew Taylor also pitched a shutout 1.1 innings for the hold.
Jay of the game: Baron Frost
GCL Blue Jays 11, GCL Braves 0
The Jays dominated from both sides of the plate. Kevin Ahrens led the way going 3-5, getting a home run, scoring twice and batting in two. Balbino Fuenmayor went 0-4 with a walk, Justin Jackson, John Tolisano, and Eric Eiland draft picks from this year all went 1-4. Bartolo Nicolas went 3-5 and Jonathan Del Campo went 2-5.
On the pitching side 6'7 birthday boy James (or Jimmy) Dougher (22 today) continued his solid pitching with 5 IP, 5Ks and only 2 hits given up. Though it is the GCL, so far in 12 IP he has a 0.00 ERA, 11Ks, 1BB and 6 hits given up. Impressive enough for me to look him up as I have no idea where he came from. Here's what I have: 24th round pick from this years draft from Courtland State College a Div III school where he put up a 0.63 ERA and only allowed 46 hits in 86 innings. Very interesting to see how hard he throws.
Jay of the game: Jimmy Dougher