April 22, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Lourdes Gurriel

None of the Blue Jays’ minor league clubs were in action on Sunday but three got into the game on Monday, and all three lost.


Buffalo Bisons 3, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 7


With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.back in action for the Buffalo Bisons, the club did all their scoring in the first inning and lost 7-3 to the Syracuse Mets.

While Vladdy went 1/4 with an RBI single in the first inning, he was overshadowed by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.was 3/4 with a home run and two RBI. Roemon Fields was 2/4 and Jonathan Davis was 0/2 but walked twice and stole a base. Bo Bichette walked, stole a base and scored in the first inning but Bichette took a pitch to his hand in his next at bat and came out of the game.

Jordan Romano started for the Bisons, going four innings and striking out six but allowing three runs on three hits and a home run (a three-run shot accounting for all of the runs he allowed), plus a walk. Danny Young followed and gave up three runs of his own, allowing three hits and a walk with a home run among those three hits over 2/3 of an inning. Danny Barnes closed the door, stranding a runner in the fifth and pitched a scoreless sixth, striking out two. Derek Law also struck out two in the seventh while Shawn Morimando allowed a solo home run in the eighth inning, giving up two hits and striking out two.

L: Danny Young (0-1)
HR: Lourdes Gurriel Jr.(1)

Player of the Game: Lourdes Gurriel Jr

Roster Notes: Javy Guerra cleared waivers and was sent outright to the Bisons while Jonathan Davis was sent to Buffalo on a rehab assignment and Michael De La Cruz was activated off the IL.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Trenton Thunder (NYY)


Game postponed due to rain.


Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Daytona Tortugas (CIN) 5


Maximo Castillo

The Dunedin Blue Jays wasted a strong start from Maximo Castillo, losing 5-0 as they couldn’t mount much offense.

Castillo allowed two runs on five hits over six innings but he didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven despite taking the loss. Emerson Jimenez allowed a run on two hits in the seventh, striking out two and William Ouellette allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts in the eighth.

The D-Jays had just six hits with Cullen Large going 1/4 with a triple for the club’s only extra-base hit. Cal Stevenson (1/4), Christian Williams (1/4), Demi Orimoloye (1/4), Chavez Young (1/4) and Chris Bec (1/3, BB) had the other hits with Young stealing a base and Bec stealing two.

L: Maximo Castillo (0-2)

Player of the Game: Maximo Castillo


Lansing Lugnuts 10, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 13

DJ Neal


Tied after nine innings (with a combined 13 runs of scoring in the seventh and eighth innings), the Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t match the South Bend Cubs’ four runs in the top of the 10th, scoring just one of their own in the bottom to come away with a 13-10 loss.

Starter Joey Murray continued to show how he can get strikeouts aplenty, going 6 2/3 innings, striking out 10 batters and allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. Mike Pascoe inherited two runners in the seventh and allowed both to score, giving up three more of his own on two hits (including a home run) and a walk with one strikeout in 1/3 of an inning. Sean Rackoski allowed three more runs in the eighth, allowing four hits with one strikeout and Joey Pulido pitched a scoreless ninth and was tagged for four runs in the 10th (two earned) giving up two hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

#1 draft pick Jordan Groshans shone again, pushing his batting average to .396 with a 3/5 game, hitting a pair of doubles, driving in two, talking a walk and scoring a run. Reggie Pruitt also had three hits, going 3/5 with a double, two runs and a walk. D.J. Neal also produced, going 2/5 with two home runs and three runs scored while John Aiello was 3/4 with two doubles and an RBI. Jake Brodt hit his first home run of the season, going 1/5 with three RBI, a walk and two runs while Alejandro Kirk was 2/5 with a walk and two runs. Hagen Danner was 1/3 with a walk and Mc Gregory Contreras was 2/5.

L: Joey Pulido (0-2)

Player of the Game: Jordan Groshans, D.J. Neal and John Aiello


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