The Lansing Lugnuts were postponed because of inclement weather and the rest of the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league teams went 1-2 in the other three games.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits in the Buffalo Bisons’ loss and the club squandered five runs and 13 hits as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders scored nine times to beat The Herd 9-5.
Guerrero was 3/5 with three singles, an RBI and a run while Cavan Biggio was 2/3 with a walk. Richard Urena played in his first game for Buffalo this year, going 2/5 with a triple, two RBI and a run while Andrew Guillotte was 2/4 with a double and a run and Roemon Fields was 2/4 with an RBI and a run. Patrick Cantwell was 1/4 with an RBI and Bo Bichette was 1/5 with a run.
David Paulino started and continued a Bisons’ trend of starters struggling as he gave up a pair of home runs among seven hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out three. Danny Young finished the fourth inning, getting one out and Ryan Tepera allowed a home run among two hits with a walk and two runs in the fifth, striking out two. Corey Copping also gave up two runs in the sixth, allowing a pair of hits and a walk with one strikeout and Dusty Isaacs kept his ERA at 0.00, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out three in two innings to finish the game for the Bisons.
L: David Paulino (0-1)
Player of the Game: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Hartford Yard Goats 3
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got a well-pitched game and played error free but couldn’t muster much offense, getting two runs on eight hits to lose to the Hartford Yard Goats 3-2.
Andrew Sopko had a solid start, allowing three runs on seven hits including a two run home run, walking two and striking out six in five innings. Jackson McClelland provided two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two and giving up a hit while Bryan Baker pitched a perfect eighth, striking out one.
Kevin Smith had a pair of hits while Kacy Clemens (1/3, RBI) and Ryan Hissey (1/3) each had a double. Vinny Capra was 1/4 with a run at the top of the order and Alberto Mineo had another hit, going 1/4. Brock Lundquist and Brandon Grudzielanek each had a single.
L: Andrew Sopko (0-2)
Player of the Game: Kevin Smith
Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Bradenton Marauders 2
Nate Pearson pitched in his third game in 2019 and continued to show why he’s one of the most exciting pitchers in baseball, helping the Dunedin Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over the Bradenton Marauders.
Pearson picked up his second win on the back of a five-innings outing that had him striking out nine batters and allowing just one hit, facing just one batter over the minimum. Graham Spraker followed, giving up two runs on four hits (including a home run) and one walk with three strikeouts to pick up a four-inning save.
Chavez Young led the offense, hitting a three run-home run in the fifth inning and went 2/4 with a double as well. Cullen Large had a perfect, if painful, day, going 2/2 and a run, and got hit by a pitch twice. Riley Adams was 0/1 with three walks and Logan Warmoth was 1/4 with a solo home run, following right on the heels of Young’s blast to give the D-Jays back-to-back home runs in the fifth. Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 with a stolen base and a run and Ryan Noda was 1/4, as was Christian Williams.
W: Nate Pearson (2-0)
S: Graham Spraker (1)
HR: Chavez Young (1), Logan Warmoth (1)
Player of the Game: Nate Pearson
Lansing Lugnuts, South Bend Cubs
Game postponed due to inclement weather.
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