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Archive for August, 2013

C’s Can Stop the Rain

Can you see the 'C' Dawel hit? (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After a day of downpours threatened to derail Thursday’s action at the Nat, a break in the wet allowed the crack Nat Bailey grounds crew to get the field ship shape. After that amount of work, a game had to be played, and so it was. With the C’s getting a good start from Tom […]


The Highs and Lows of the Canadians

Atkinson takes BP, in tights (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

When I wrote my six stats to beat Tri-City piece yesterday, I focused mainly on the C’s edge in the power department, starting pitching, and in shutting down the running game. There were secondary mentions of the bullpen and atmosphere at the Nat. After only one game in this crucial six gamer with the Dust […]


Drayton Valley’s Dawson Hits D.L.

Dawson deals in the bullpen (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After Saturday night’s disaster against Spokane, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a scenario how things could get any worse. Well, how’s this for a start? Drayton Valley’s own Shane Dawson has been placed on the disabled list and will be shut down for the rest of the season. That stinks. The Alberta […]


Six Stats to Beat Tri-City

photo courtesy of the vancouversun.com

After two clutch wins to finish their three game series with Spokane, the Vancouver Canadians have (sort of) retaken control of their playoff destiny. With six games left to play against the ‘Tri’-City Dust Devils, let’s take a look at six stats that may help Vancouver in their attempt to three-peat in thirteen. Before moving […]


Big Weekend for the Vancouver Canadians

Robson during happier times (courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Thursday night’s series finale in Everett encapsulated the Canadians season. After getting a great start from Colton Turner and a clutch two RBI double from the slumping Justin Atkinson, the C’s turned the ball over to closer Chuck Ghysels in the ninth. Four batters later, Vancouver was back on the bus heading up the I-5 […]


C’s do Two Steps Forward, One Back Routine

rest that elbow Shane (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After showing signs of life by winning the last two games against Salem-Keizer to take the five game series, Vancouver headed out for their penultimate road trip of the season and laid a frog’s egg. A 10-2 soaking by the Everett Aqua-Sox saw the C’s fall back out of the North division lead after only […]


The Canadians Versus the Volcano

Dawson warms up in the bouncy castle (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

There truly is no rest for the defeated. After falling to Everett in the decider of their three game series, the Canadians were right back at the Nat with five against the South division leading Salem-Keizer Volcanos. To add more to the overall malaise, Thursday’s game wasn’t decided until the twelfth inning when the C’s […]


Canadians Prospecting

Dawel Lugo in Florida (image courtesy of Flickr)

An interesting tidbit came down the wire Wednesday. I initially glossed over it, since, in the short term, I didn’t believe it had any bearing on the Vancouver Canadians this season. Digging a bit deeper though, there was a second move in the Blue Jays system on the day which may very well affect Vancouver’s […]


Beaten But Not Broken in Boise

I didn't have a pic of Vazquez, so here's who he replaced (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Vancouver Canadians did not really come flying out of the traps following their all-star game heroics, losing four straight in Idaho before salvaging the fifth and final game of the series. Fortunately for the C’s, the south division teams did a number on the entirety of the North Division, especially Everett, so Vancouver currently […]


Vancouver Canadians Hitters Stats – Aug 7

Classic Pic

Slightly late, our monthly review of the hitting stats.  As an aside, the C’s have the oldest average for hitters in the Northwest League.  I’ve moved away from using Fangraphs for these stats as Baseball Reference provides a far easier way to embed a table into wordpress.  Unfortunately that means we lost some of the […]


Canadians Double Dip

Tom Robson with the JNT (image courtesy of jaysjournal.com)

This was a good weekend. And no, not because my wife and kids were out of town, saying that would just be mean. The highlights of the weekend included some B.C. Day fireworks and cheap A&W root beer floats. The main event, however, was a pair of home debuts from home grown pitchers. Both Tom […]


Injuries Hamper Current and Former C’s

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

When it rains it pours. Quite literally. Friday’s nooner at the Nat saw puddles on the field for the first time since media day back in mid-June. Unfortunately, the C’s play of late has mirrored the weather. After kicking it around on Wednesday, Thursday saw the C’s make three more errors while going one for […]


Middling Back to the Nat

Teams line up for the anthems at a sunny Nat (photo courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

On Monday I wrote that the schedule-makers weren’t very kind to the C’s to start the second half of the Northwest League campaign. If the Canadians ‘could just hold serve through the end of July’ they would be set up nicely with nineteen of their final twenty-nine at the Nat. After a four and four […]