The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are in the Eastern League Championship Series

We’re pivoting to Fisher Cats Nation. The Large Adult Sons from New Hampshire absolutely kicked the piss out of the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees’ Double-A team, and will play in the Eastern League Championship Series. They’ll play either Altoona or Akron.

When I say the Fisher Cats kicked the ever-loving piss out of Trenton, I really meant it. They won the first game of the series 8-0 on the strength of six shutout innings from T.J. Zeuch. Hector Perez got knocked around a little in the second game, but the bats carried the Fisher Cats to a 10-4 win. They completed the sweep on Friday night with a 5-1 win in which Jordan Romano tossed five-and-two-thirds scoreless frames.

So it was a combination of good pitching and big bats that ultimately allowed New Hampshire to completely murder the Yankees Double-A team. Max Pentecost continued to revive his prospect status with a clutch bomb in the Thursday win. Bo Bichette went 6-for-13 and hasn’t struck out yet and Cavan Biggio went 4-for-10 with seven runs batted in. The biggest offensive catalyst for this time continues to be Harold Ramirez, though, as he went 6-for-11 with three RBIs and a couple stolen bases.

Fuck yeah, the Fisher Cats.

  • Paul Beestons Grass Surface

    Who says we can’t have nice things….in 2-3 years? It will be interesting to see how the Jays manage a AAA club bursting with talent, while keeping and luring veterans to the mlb club. Yes players will go where the winning is, but how will they get them without having them look over their shoulders at the talent coming to replace them?
    Or does it turn into the 80’s again and the FO just tweaks with vets as a talented young club grows and matures into a winner togerther?
    For those of you who don’t know, the period in the early 80’s where the club started making some noise were exciting. It was ecstatic agony to see them make a run at the pennant but fall short. To finally make the playoffs but get beaten by KC. Then..skipping a bit here..finally have success. It was a remarkable time. It took years of growing pains but it was worth it in the end. I hope this is the outcome of Shapiros explaining about the pain that is coming in the next few years.

  • The Humungus

    Weird Harold is a fucking beast.

    (I call him Weird Harold not just for the Fat Albert and the Gang reference, but when I went down there in June, they had all the players favourite movies on the scoreboard with their player card during at bats. Ramirez favourite movie was “Focus”, which is an odd pick for a guy who is 23 and an International signing who speaks Spanish as a first language)

  • Andy Z

    Given the gifts we have in Vlad and Bo, and the general trend around the league for premium talent to arrive around age 20-21, we often forget that a lot of players do not mature and develop until their mid-20s. There are a number of players in the Jays’ system who are only just now turning the corner at ages 23-24 (Ramirez and Tellez are two prime examples). Last year we likely would have written both off as failed prospects. This year we can see the potential emerging. I think in 2020 the Blue Jays will be a very interesting team to watch. Next year could be pretty rough, but it may not even be worse than this year was if you replace Donaldson with Vlad and find some stability in the rotation. So, good things are on the horizon.