With two double headers, the Blue Jays’ affiliates played 10 games, going 4-6 on Thursday.
Buffalo Bisons 6, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 0
The Buffalo Bisons’ bullpen got the call to log some innings and they did an admirable job, tossing a six-hit shutout and the Bisons beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6-0.
Tayler Saucedo got the start and he gave up just one hit over three innings (throwing 53 pitches) and striking out three before turning it over to Matt Dermody who also allowed only one hit with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Jackson McClelland made his Triple-A debut, tossing 2 1/3 innings and giving up four hits and a walk but no runs and striking out one while Bryan Baker walked one and struck out one in the ninth.
Jonathan Davis had three hits, going 3/5 with a double, a run and a stolen base while Rowdy Tellez was 1/4 with a three-run home run. Michael De La Cruz was 1/4 with a three-run home run and Patrick Kivlehan was 1/3 with a triple, a walk and a run. Andy Burns was 1/3 with a walk and a run.
W: Matt Dermody (1-0)
HR: Michael De La Cruz (3), Rowdy Tellez (6)
Player of the Game: Jonathan Davis
Roster Notes: Jackson McClelland was promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo and Conor Fisk was activated from the 7-day IL. Ryan Feierabend was placed on the 7-day IL. Jason Adam was called up to Toronto.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Akron RubberDucks (CLE) 6
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t get the sweep, losing 6-5 to the Akron RubberDucks in afternoon action.
Riley Adams had a big game, going 3/4 with a home run and three runs. Forrest Wall was 2/5 with a double and a run and Nash Knight was 2/4 with an RBI and a double. Brock Lundquist had two hits, going 2/4 with a stolen base and Santiago Espinal was 1/5 with a home run. Christian Williams was 1/4 and Kevin Smith drove in a run, going 0/3 with a walk.
Hector Perez only lasted two innings, giving up three runs and three hits (including a home run) with three walks and one strikeout. William Ouellette allowed another three runs on five hits with a walk and a strikeout over 2 1/3 innings. Vinny Nittoli went another 2 1/3 innings, allowing a hit and striking out one while Jake Fishman finished it off, giving up two hits and striking out two in 1 1/3 innings.
L: William Ouellette (1-2)
HR: Santiago Espinal (5), Riley Adams (6)
Player of the Game: Riley Adams
Roster Notes: Jackson McClelland was promoted to Buffalo.
Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays were two-hit in the opener of the double header against the Fort Myers Miracle, losing 3-0.
Josh Winckowski didn’t have his command, walking six and giving up three hits (including a home run), allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. Maverik Buffo finished the game, allowing an unearned run on two hits with a strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
L: Josh Winckowski (2-4)
Player of the Game: None
Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 2
The Dunedin Blue Jays rebounded in the second game of their double header with the Fort Myers Miracle, winning 6-2.
Graham Spraker tossed a complete game, throwing all seven innings and giving up just two runs on three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts and only needing 83 pitches to get through the game.
Chavez Young drove in two runs, going 1/4 with a run while Christopher Bec also drove in a pair, going 1/2 with a double and a walk. Kacy Clemens was 1/3 with a double and a run and Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 with a double and a run. Cullen Large was 1/4 with an RBI and a run while Demi Orimoloye was 1/3. Jesus Navarro was 1/3 with an RBI and a run.
W: Graham Spraker (7-4)
Player of the Game: Graham Spraker
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Lake County Captains (CLE) 5
Despite scoring two runs in the ninth, the Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t come back all the way, losing 5-4 to the Lake County Captains.
Griffin Conine is finding his swing again, going 2/4 with a double and a home run, driving in two while John Aiello hit a home run, going 1/4 with two RBI. Rafael Lantigua was 2/4 with a double and a run and Gabriel Moreno was 1/4 with a run. Hagen Danner and Tanner Kirwer were each 1/3 with a walk and Kirwer added a stolen base while Otto Lopez was 1/4.
Eric Pardinho had another solid outing, going five innings to give up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Troy Miller tossed two innings, giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and Andy McGuire allowed two hits and a walk without allowing a run in the eighth.
L: Troy Miller (4-6)
HR: Griffin Conine (16), John Aiello (5)
Player of the Game: Griffin Conine
Vancouver Canadians 2, Boise Hawks (COL) 3
The Vancouver Canadians couldn’t rally or score beyond the sixth inning and ended up losing to the Boise Hawks 3-2.
Yorman Rodriguez was 3/4 with a stolen base, pushing his batting average to .374 on the season. Philip Clarke was 2/3 with a walk and a run while Mc Gregory Contreras was 2/4 with a triple, an RBI and a run. Tanner Morris was also 2/4 with a double an an RBI.
Alex Nolan had a strong outing, giving up just one run on five hits with a strikeout over six innings. Gage Burland took the loss, giving up two runs on one hit and one walk in the seventh and Josh Almonte walked two and struck out two in the eighth.
L: Gage Burland
Player of the Game: Yorman Rodriguez and Alex Nolan
Bluefield Blue Jays 10, Kingsport Mets (NYM) 11
The Bluefield Blue Jays were keeping pace with the Kingsport Mets all through the game, tying things up in the bottom of the eighth and then scoring an answering run in the bottom of the 10th. In the 11th, however, Kingsport scored three and the Bluefield Blue Jays came back with only two runs in the bottom half of the inning, falling 11-10.
Leonardo Jimenez was 3/6 with an RBI and a run while the red-hot Eric Rivera was 2/5 with two RBI, a run and a sac fly. Miguel Hiraldo also had two hits, going 2/5 with a walk and a stolen base. Davis Schneider was 1/4 with two walks, a double, an RBI and two runs while Joseph Reyes was 0/3 but walked twice and scored. Justin Ammons was 1/2 with two RBI and a run and Steward Berroa was 1/5 with two RBI. Patrick Morris was 1/6 with a double, an RBI and a run and Angel Camacho was 1/6 with a double and a run.
Lazaro Estrada allowed four runs, giving up two home runs among five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings. Jimmy Robbins allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in three innings and Meliton Reyes allowed no runs on four hits over three innings. Aldo Ovando allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits in the final two innings.
L: Aldo Ovando (1-3)
Player of the Game: Leonardo Jimenez
GCL Blue Jays 8, GCL Yankees East 1
The GCL Blue Jays won the first part of a double header against the GCL Yankees East with an 8-1 score.
Dasan Brown had a couple of hits, going 2/3 with two runs and a stolen base while Anthony Alford was 1/3 with two walks, a home run, an RBI and two runs. Orelvis Martinez was 2/3 with a sac fly and an RBI. Jhon Solarte was 1/3 with two walks and two RBI and Hugo Cardona was 1/3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and two runs. Alberto Rodriguez was 1/4 with a walk and an RBI while Jose Rivas was 1/4 with a double and a run. Javier Hernandez was 1/3.
Michael Dominguez tossed three innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and striking out four in three innings. Matt Shannon walked two and struck out one in two innings and Miguel Olivo struck out one in 1 2/3 innings while Jose Brito allowed a hit and a walk in 1/3 of an inning.
W: Matt Shannon (1-1)
HR: Anthony Alford (1)
Player of the Game: Anthony Alford
GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Yankees East 8
In the second half of the double header, the Yankees East got their revenge, winning 8-3 over the GCL Blue Jays.
Yhon Perez was 2/3 with a run and Jhon Solarte was 1/3 with a solo home run. Jose Zepeda was 1/2 with a double, a walk and a run and Pedro Hurtado was 1/3 with an RBI. Geyber Jimenez was 0/2 but had a sac fly.
Santos Moreno allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk, giving up two home runs and striking out two over four innings. Wilgenis Alvarado allowed three more runs on four hits (including a home run) with a walk and three strikeouts over the final three innings.
L: Santos Moreno (1-1)
Player of the Game: Yhon Perez
DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL White Sox 2
The DSL Blue Jays picked up a few runs early and went on to beat the DSL White Sox 7-2.
Yeison Jimenez had two hits, going 2/4 with a triple and an RBI with two runs while Gary David was 2/4 with two RBI and a run. Willfrann Astudillo also had two hits, going 2/4 with a run. Emanuel Sanchez was 1/3 with a double and a stolen base and Gabriel Martinez was 1/3 with two RBI and a sacrifice fly. Adrian Montero was on base four times, going 1/2 with three walks and Amell Brazoban was 1/4 with a run. Glenn Santiago was 0/3 but walked, had an RBI, stole two bases and scored twice.
Bejardi Meza threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks and striking out two to get the win while Gerardo Santana couldn’t get a batter out, walking two, hitting two batters, throwing two wild pitches and giving up two runs. Junior Guzman allowed one of his three inherited runners to score but didn’t allow a run of his own in four innings, giving up four hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
W: Bejardi Meza (3-1)
S: Junior Guzman (3)
Player of the Game: Bejardi Meza, Junior Guzman and Adrian Montero
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