Every day pretty well, I check out the Blue Jays minor league stats to see whos trending upwards and whos tailing off. Cheap Ecco Shoes . Saturday, the boxscore for Double A New Hampshire really caught my eye. Bostons farm club, the Portland Sea Dogs throttled the Fisher Cats right in their own ballpark. It was the most lopsided defeat in franchise history and the biggest shutout loss. That wasnt the biggest story though. It was the young man who started that game for New Hampshire, Aaron Sanchez. Regarded by many as the Blue Jays top pitching prospect, Sanchez didnt get out of the first inning. In fact he didnt even record an out. My first though was that maybe he was injured, but I called the Fisher Cats early Monday morning and was assured Aaron is alright. He just struggled mightily with his command. Sanchezs line was pretty ugly. He faced only six batters, walked four and a hit another, and the only batter to make contact reached on an error by first baseman Mike McDade. Though he didnt give up a single hit, Sanchez was charged with six runs, though only three were earned. Sanchezs entire season so far has been rife with growing pains. Hes 1-3 with a fairly respectable 3.54 ERA. However in just 48.1 innings, hes walked 34 men while hitting another seven versus 41 strikeouts. Its hardly time for the Blue Jays to panic. Sanchez looked great at spring training this year and wont turn 22 until July 1. Still, I wouldnt be looking for a quick call-up to the "Big Club", if any of the Jays starters falter or get hurt. Sanchez still has a ways to go on the developmental curve. On the flip side of that coin is right hander Deck McGuire. The Jays drafted him number 11 overall in 2010 out of Georgia Tech. In 2012, at Double A, he seemed to hit a wall and had a terrible season. Last year, again at Double A with New Hampshire, he had a bounce-back season and has continued to grow this year with the Fisher Cats. On Saturday after two strong starts with the Fisher Cats, McGuire was promoted to Triple A Buffalo. While not as highly regarded a prospect as Sanchez or Marcus Stroman, the Jays may yet get something out of McGuire, who turns 25 on June 3. After detailing Kyle Drabeks struggles over the past two columns, its only fair to mention how good he was last Thursday at Louisville. He pitched eight shutout innings, striking out five and walking only two in what became a 4-2 victory for the Bisons. Ricky Romero, whose struggles have been epic this season at Buffalo, was due to rejoin the club Monday after spending a few days in California to attend his brothers college graduation. Ricky is pencilled in to start the Memorial weekend holiday Monday game at Indianappolis. The Blue Jays Mark Buehrle is well on his way to a 14th straight season of pitching 200 or more innings. As things stand right now, only three other pitchers have put together a string like that of 15 years or longer. The trio includes Gaylord Perry (15 years), knuckleballer Phil Niekro (15), and lefty Warren Spahn (17). All three are Hall of Famers. They also won over 300 games each. Buehrle (8-1) on the season has 194 wins at age 35. With their recent spurt, including six straight wins, the Blue Jays only have to go 62-49 the rest of the way to finish with 91 victories. Thats a number that should put them in the post-season for the first time since 1993. Around the Majors What in the name of Bobby Valentine has gone wrong with the Red Sox? The defending World Series champs, making like Valentines team of two years ago, have dropped 10 in a row and have been swept in consecutive series by Detroit and the Blue Jays at home and Tampa Bay on the road. Theyre in last place in the AL East, eight games back of the Blue Jays and six games out of the second Wild Card position. On the plus side, Bostons farm system is reputed to be strong, especially at Double A Portland. The Sea Dogs second baseman, Mookie Betts, is a sparkplug speedster who because of the presence of Dustin Pedroia may ultimately wind up in Bostons outfielder sooner rather than later. From the "go figure" file, the Texas Rangers have used a Major League-high 39 players so far this season and have utilized the disabled list 17 times. Yet in the same week they found out that Prince Fielder and Jurickson Profar were gone for the season, the Rangers went into Comerica Park in Detroit and took three out of four from the powerhouse Tigers, outscoring them 35-15. Houstons rookie right fielder George Springer has had his moments defensively, but he is really picking it up at the plate. Hes slugged four homers in the last three games, including two on Sunday to give him seven on the season to go with 22 runs batted in. The Astros though still have the worst record in the Majors at 19-32. Until the other day, I did not know that in his pitching days Babe Ruth threw sidearm. In his relatively brief time on the mound as a full-time starter, he was regarded as the best lefty in the Majors. The best pitcher period, in those days, was Walter Johnson. "The Big Train" also threw sidearm. Makes you wonder why that style barely exists in the Majors today. Cheap Ecco Shoes Sale . The Brazilian-born strikers brace drew him level with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the leagues leading scorers with 17 goals apiece through 16 rounds. "The important thing is to help the team win, not the goals," Diego Costa said. After a first half dominated by defence, Atletico pressed Valencia into its area and Diego Costa did the rest. Cheap Ecco Shoes Online . He learned about pressure and expectations at the 2010 Games in his hometown of Vancouver. His next mission is to build on that experience at his next Olympic appearance in Sochi, where he plans to ride the momentum from the teams strong start to the season. http://www.cheapecco.us/ . Heavily-criticized after allowing a dozen goals on 58 shots in two games in Boston, Luongo continued his dominance at home. Hes now allowed two goals in three home games in this series.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Wild will try to continue their recent hot streak, as they shoot for a fifth win in six tries when they host the struggling Dallas Stars on Saturday. Minnesota went 6-3-0 in the first month of 2014-15 and closed October with consecutive 4-3 wins over Boston and San Jose. Tuesdays road victory over the Bruins came in regulation, but the Wild needed a shootout to defeat the visiting Sharks on Thursday. The Wild rallied to post a victory over the Sharks in the opener of a three- game homestand. Minnesota trailed 2-0 in the first period and never held a lead in the game before winning in the shootout. Kyle Brodziak scored two third-period goals to force extra time. Minnesota trailed 3-1 after Joe Thorntons goal at 1:37 of the third, but Brodziak tallied less than four minutes later to make it a one-goal game and he evened the score with 9:28 remaining in regulation. The goals were the first two of the season for Brodziak. We were getting pucks to the net but werent get many high-quality chances, said Brodziak. Fortunately we were able to break them down there in the third and got a few in. Mikko Koivu also lit the lamp in regulation and Thomas Vanek had two assists for the Wild. Jason Pominville scored the decisive goal of the shootout and Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves through regulation and OT. Even at one goal apiece after two rounds, Pominville went in slow and wristed a shot past Antti Niemis glove and Kuemper stoned Patrick Marleau for the win. The victory pushed Minnesota to 4-0 on home ice this season. The Wild will complete their homestand Tuesday against Pittsburggh. Discount Ecco Shoes Sale. Dallas has lost three straight games, but has at least earned a point while losing each of its last two outings on home ice. After dropping a 4-3 overtime decision against visiting St. Louis on Tuesday, the Stars were handed a 2-1 OT loss by Anaheim on Friday. Nate Thompsons goal with 2:30 played in the extra session lifted the Ducks past the Stars. Corey Perry accepted a drop pass from Cam Fowler just inside the Dallas blue line, took one stride before making a hard stop below the left circle and hammering a shot towards the net. The puck deflected off Thompson and sailed by Kari Lehtonen to end the contest. Antoine Roussel produced the lone offense for the Stars, tying the game at 1-1 with 5:27 left in the third. Lehtonen stopped 22 pucks in defeat. Although his team was able to earn a point for the second straight game, Stars head coach Lindy Ruff was less than pleased with his clubs play on Friday. We are very fortunate to get a point, Ruff said. The first 40 minutes was as poor as Ive seen us play. Tyler Seguin failed to register a point Friday for only the third time this season and for the first time since Oct. 11. Seguin has 15 points on the season, tying him for the league lead with Philadelphias Jakub Voracek and Pittsburghs Sidney Crosby. The Stars and Wild split four meetings in 2013-14, with Minnesota winning the first two encounters at home before Dallas closed the season series with a pair of victories as the host. Dallas has claimed six of the past 10 meetings in this matchup, but the Wild have taken three in a row and five of the last six in St. Paul. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '