The Blue Jays’ minor leaguers had a rough day on Sunday with just one win coming from the red-hot Dunedin Blue Jays.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 6
The Buffalo Bisons struck out 19 times and left 20 men on base in a 6-5 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, surprisingly, losing this one in the bottom of the ninth after coming back to tie the game in the later innings.
The club had just five his with Jonathan Davis driving in two runs, going 1/4 with a double and a walk and Lourdes Gurriel going 1/2 with two RBI. Richard Urena hit a double, going 1/5 with an RBI and Anthony Alford was 1/4 with a stolen base and an outfield assist while Roemon Fields was 1/2 with a walk, a hit by pitch and two runs. Andy Burns was 0/1 but walked three times and scored.
Jacob Waguespack started and allowed five runs on 10 hits with two walks and four strikeouts in one of his worst outings of the year. Dusty Isaacs allowed only one hit in two innings, striking out three and Justin Shafer struck out four in 1 2/3 innings but took the loss, giving up a run on two hits and a walk.
L: Justin Shafer (0-1)
Player of the Game: Jonathan Davis and Roemon Fields
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 2
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats allowed just three hits but one of them, a double in the bottom of the 11th inning, was enough to score the winning run as the Fisher Cats lost 2-1.
The Fisher Cats had nine hits for their one run with Forrest Wall going 2/5 with a double and a stolen base and Alberto Mineo going 2/4 with a triple, a walk and a run. Chad Spanberger was 2/4 with a walk, a double and a stolen base and Kevin Smith was 1/5 with an RBI and a stolen base. Brock Lundquist was 1/2 with two walks.
The Fisher Cats wasted a stellar performance from Patrick Murphy who found his groove, tossing eight innings and needing only 81 pitches, giving up a run on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts and getting 10 ground ball outs with just one fly out. Jackson McClelland walked a pair in two innings and struck out three and Ty Tice allowed the double and the unearned run with one out (on a strikeout) in the 11th.
L: Ty Tice (1-3)
Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy
Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Jupiter Hammerheads (MIA) 2
The Dunedin Blue Jays completed their sweep of the Jupiter Hammerheads, moving their record to 15-8 thanks to a 6-2 win.
The Dunedin threw their “death by a thousand cuts” offense at the Hammerheads, getting 10 singles and a double and but left a whopping 27 runners on (thanks to 11 hits and nine walks) with a 3/14 performance with runners in scoring position. Ryan Noda was 2/4 with a walk and a run while Christian Williams was 2/5 with the club’s only extra-base hit and two runs. Demi Orimoloye was 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and a stolen base and Kevin Vicuna was 2/3 with two walks and a stolen base. Chavez Young was 1/5 with a walk and stolen base and Logan Warmoth was 1/5 with a run. Norberto Obeso also had a hit, going 1/4 with a walk and a run. Samad Taylor was 0/2 but walked three times and drove in two runs.
Nick Allgeyer had another tremendous start, going five innings, needing just 79 pitches, and allowing three hits and a walk with three strikeouts and brought his ERA down to 1.01 with the shutout innings to get the win. Kyle Weatherly gave up a run on four hits with one strikeout while Connor Loaw threw a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out one. Matt Shannon allowed a run in the ninth, giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts to finish the game.
W: Nick Allgeyer (3-1)
Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer
Lansing Lugnuts 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 5
The Lugnuts continued their struggles with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, falling 5-1 in Sunday’s action.
Hagen Danner had a pair of hits while Nick Podkul was 1/2 with two walks. Jake Brodt was 1/3 with a walk and a run and D.J. Neal was 1/3 with an RBI and an outfield assist. Jordan Groshans and Alejandro Kirk each were 1/4.
Juan De Paula struggled again for the Lugnuts, going five innings of five-run ball, with three of those runs earned while he allowed five hits and two walks with one strikeout. Josh Hiatt, in his piggyback role, threw 48 pitches for three innings, giving up two hits and striking out three.
L: Juan De Paula (2-2)
Player of the Game: None
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