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McKnight gets W

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  Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher Blake McKnight allowed just one unearned run and three hits over eight innings to lead his team to a 5-1 win over the Clearwater Threshers Sunday at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Third baseman Casey Turgeon collected three hits, drew a walk and scored a run for the victorious Cardinals, […]

Smoral, Colabello and O’Brien

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Former first rounder Matt Smoral had one of his better outings during an inter squad game on Wednesday.  Needing just 17-pitches vs 30 his last time out Smoral went a full inning allowing two runs but did have a few wild pitches.   Cameron O’Brien son of former major leaguer and Toronto Blue Jay Charlie […]

Pullin a Blast on Sunday

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Outfielder Andrew Pullin blasted a two-run homer and plated four RBIs to lead the Clearwater Threshers to a 9-1 win over the Tampa Yankees in game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday at Bright House Field in Clearwater. The Threshers would have to settle for a split on the day, though, as Tampa won the nightcap […]

Romano Steady

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After “Tommy John Surgery” last year Jordan Romano is making his way back in sure and steady fashion.  The Markum, Ont. natives fastball topped out at 97 MPH on Monday during his four shutout innings against the Pirates extended squad.  With a 77 MPH breaking ball Romano, the Jays 10th Round Pick in the June […]

Canadian Umpire Michael Boulianne of Quebec City

Canadian Umpire Michael Boulianne of Quebec City makes the call at first during an extended spring training at the Blue Jays Mattick Complex in Dunedin.  Boulianne is in his second year as a pro umpire and is scheduled to start the 2016 season in the short season New York Penn League
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Canadian Umpire Michael Boulianne of Quebec City makes the call at first during an extended spring training at the Blue Jays Mattick Complex in Dunedin. Boulianne is in his second year as a pro umpire and is scheduled to start the 2016 season in the short season New York Penn League.

Stumpf and Smoral in Extended Spring

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The Phillies Daniel Stumpf (above), on suspension for performance enhancing drugs since April 14th threw two no hit innings in an extended spring game against the Blue Jays at the Carpenter Complex.  Stumpf struck out four, got a ground out and the one batter he walked he picked off first. Former first round pick (2012) […]

Jake “from SUNY Binghamton” Thomas

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Blue Jays prospect Jake Thomas goes down stairs to single to left leading off an extended spring game against the Phillies squad.  Thomas wasn’t done against Phillies pitching as he added two triples, the second a stand up variety for his day at the plate.  A native of Long Island and an honor graduate of […]

ImHoff Wins

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Phillies prospect Matt Imhof improved his record with Clearwater to 4-1 with five good innings on Thursday as the Clearwater Threshers beat the Dunedin Blue Jays 5-2.  Imhof allowed two runs, one earned on three hits while walking four and striking out a like number.  Alexis Rivero pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season. […]

Travis Homers

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Devon Travis homered on Thursday against the Yankees extended squad at the Mattick Complex.  Hitting a 1-1 pitch if it were not for the extended safety netting in left the ball would have landed in the players parking lot.  There is still no word on when Travis will start a rehab assignment.

Guerrero walks it Off

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took a shot off his right leg in the top of the third on Wednesday when the Blue Jays extended squad played St. Petersburg College.  Guerrero Jr. was on the ground at third before rising, walking it off and he continued to play the remainder of the game.  The two teams played to […]