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Around The Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast Question Thread - Week 9

Episode 9: "De Jong and De Restless"

Photo provided by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Last night the Bowling Green Hot Rods did not manage to Chase the Lansing Lugnuts starter De Jong, who spun a masterful nine innings of four-hit, one-run ball, striking out 10 not-so-hot rods en route to a 3-1 victory. The win also helped Lansing secure a place in the playoffs (yay for split-season leagues!) this September. I hope that De Jong won't be with the team for the second half, and that he will get a chance to help the Dunedin Blue Jays clinch a second-half playoff spot up in the Florida State League.

Meanwhile, up the ladder in Buffalo, two highly-rated prospects in Daniel Norris and Aaron Nola faced off against each other, with Nola getting the slight edge, making up quite the exciting day in the Blue Jays' minor league system last night.

Today, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler will be joined on his Around The Nest broadcast by Tom Gauthier from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats right at 5 pm Eastern, followed by Ben Wagner of the Bisons, David Fine in Lansing, and Marshall Kelner of he D-Jays.

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Here is Jesse's summary of the show:

Dalton Pompey hits safely in his first 11 games in Double-A New Hampshire; Devon Travis arrives in Triple-A Buffalo; Chase De Jong pitches a gem of a CG, punching Single-A Lansing's ticket to the postseason; and A-Advanced Dunedin sweeps away Lakeland! Join the radio voices along the Toronto Blue Jays' MiLB ladder for the latest ins, outs and anecdotes from the organization, talking rain delays, doubleheaders, and the very best ways Mother Nature has stepped in to help out the cause. #AroundtheNest

If you have any questions for the broadcasting team post them below in the comments and tune into the show this afternoon!

My questions:

  • For Lansing and Dunedin: How do you feel about the split-season postseason-qualifying system of the Midwest and Florida State Leagues?
  • For Lansing, New Hampshire, and Buffalo: Each of your teams has either a player or a coach who was named to Team Canada for the Pan Am Games up here in Toronto. Can you describe how they feel about the opportunity to represent their country?

Last week's show

In case you missed it, here is last week's show on YouTube: