With New Hampshire’s game getting postponed due to snow, the three remaining teams playing in the Blue Jays’ minor league system all lost by close margins for an 0-3 day.
Buffalo Bisons 4, Pawtucket Red Sox 6
Stellar in his first game this season, Jacob Waguespack didn’t have the same kind of magic against the Pawtucket Red Sox as the Buffalo Bisons lost 6-4 on Tuesday.
Waguespack went 4 1/3 innings and was charged with six runs (five earned) on seven hits (one home run) and one walk with four strikeouts. He left a batter on in the fifth for Dusty Isaacs but Isaacs was able to strand him and threw 2 2/3 innings of stellar baseball, only hitting a batter. Zach Jackson followed with a perfect eighth and Danny Barnes allowed a hit and struck out two in the ninth as the bullpen went 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to help keep the Bisons in the game.
The Bisons scratched out four runs on 12 hits, getting a single and a double from Anthony Alford and two singles from Eric Sogard. Jordan Patterson was 2/4 with two double, two RBI, a stolen base, and a run and Andy Burns added two more hits, boosting his batting average to .400 with a walk and two runs in addition tot he pair of singles. Cavan Biggio is also hitting .400 after a 1/4 day. Bo Bichette was 1/4 but continues to struggle a bit in the field, committing his third error of the season.
L: Jacob Waguespack (1-1)
Player of the Game: Jordan Patterson
New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Reading Fightin Phils
Game postponed because of snow.
Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Fort Myers Miracle 1
In another well-pitched game, the Dunedin Blue Jays couldn’t match the one run that the Fort Myers Miracle scored, losing 1-0 as the Miracle walked it off in the ninth.
Nate Pearson started and was dominant, retiring all six batters he faced with two strikeouts but a 32-minute weather delay ended his day after two innings. Graham Spraker provided 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out two and allowing only two hits and a walk and Emerson Jimenez only allowed a hit in 2 1/3 innings. Matt Shannon gave up the only run of the game, allowing three hits and a walk in the ninth, retiring only one batter.
L: Matt Shannon (0-1)
Player of the Game: Nate Pearson, Graham Spraker and Emerson Jimenez
Lansing Lugnuts 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 7
After four innings, the Lansing Lugnuts were down 7-2 but the came back to within one run of the West Michigan Whitecaps in a 7-6 loss.
Starter Josh Winckowski took a ball off his knee in the second inning. While he remained in the game after the comebacker, giving up a run on two more hits before getting out of the inning, Winckowski came out of the game following the inning, leaving him with a line that read two innings, five hits, one run, one walk and two strikeouts. Joey Pulido took the rest of the damage, allowing six runs on seven hits (including a home run) and one walk with two strikeouts in two innings of work. Will McAffer scattered two hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings but didn’t allow a run, striking out six and keeping the Lugnuts in the game while Connor Law also racked up an impressive five strikeouts, walking one and not allowing a hit in 2 1/3 innings.
Reggie Pruitt pushed his batting average on this young season to .320 after going 2/6 with a double and a two-run home run in the sixth inning and adding a third RBI. Jordan Groshans was 2/5 with two runs and Alejandro Kirk was 2/3 with two walks and a solo home run, his first of the year. Jake Brodt was 1/3 with an RBI and two walks while John Aiello was 0/2 but walked twice, drove in a run and scored a run, adding a stolen base. Dom Abbadessa was 1/3 with a walk, was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/5 with an outfield assist.
L: Joey Pulido (0-1)
HR: Reggie Pruitt (2), Alejandro Kirk (1)
Player of the Game: Reggie Pruitt and Alejandro Kirk
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