August 11 Minor League Report/August 12 Preview

Scott Copeland
Scott Copeland


The Blue Jays experienced a hangover from the 19-inning game, dropping an 11-1 match late last night to the Seattle Mariners.  Drew Hutchison started well but was hit hard before giving way to Brad Mills who allowed five runs to score in just 2 1/3 innings. Mills was designated for assignment after the game to make room for a returning Adam Lind.



Buffalo Bisons 5, Norfolk Tides 0


Scott Copeland made his Triple-A debut and was outstanding which appears to be a running theme in the last little while for the Buffalo Bisons. Copeland threw seven scoreless innings, scattering six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Darin Mastroianni was on base four times, going 2/2 with two walks. Kevin Pillar hit a home run and drove in three runs while Brad Glenn added two hits.

Player of the Game: Scott Copeland and Darin Mastroianni


New Hampshire Fisher Cats: Scheduled Off Day


Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Tampa Yankees 1


The D-Jays took the opener of the double header with the Yankees and the most concerning development was the fact that Edwin Encarnacion, leading off and DHing for the Jays, was pulled after one at bat. His substitute, Kevin Patterson went deep in the third inning and Gustavo Pierre drove in a pair with a triple. Roberto Osuna went 2 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays, allowing one run on three hits (including a home run) and two walks with two strikeouts. Efrain Nieves threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win while Arik Sikula worked a perfect seventh to pick up his 28th save.

Player of the Game: Kevin Patterson


Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Tampa Yankees 5


Jeremy Gabryszwski gave up two home runs in his five innings, allowing four runs in total to the Yankees but, on the bright side, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out five. For the offense, Christian Lopes had two hits, as did Shane Opitz and Marcus Knecht hit his sixth home run of the season.


Marcus Knecht
Marcus Knecht

Player of the Game: Marcus Knecht


Lansing Lugnuts: Scheduled Off Day


Vancouver Canadians 7, Tri-City Dust Devils 5


Franklin Barreto, still only 18 and one of (if not the) youngest players in the Northwest League continued his stellar play this season, hitting a home run and driving in two runs as part of a 2/4 game that also included a walk. Ryan McBroom was 2/3 and so was Boomer Collins who hit two doubles, took a walk and drove in two runs. Barreto’s season is not without some warts as he made his 22nd error of the year on a throw. Daniel Lietz started and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings and Justin Shafer was strong in relief, allowing just two hits over 2 2/3 innings with four strikeouts.


Franklin Barreto
Franklin Barreto

Player of the Game: Franklin Barreto and Boomer Collins


Bluefield Blue Jays 0, Princeton Rays 3


Despite some dominance from Francisco Rios, the Blue Jays lost to the Danville Braves, thanks to an anemic offense. Rios went six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts but Jordan Romano was tagged for two runs in relief despite striking out four batters over 2 2/3 innings. Richard Urena had two singles.

Player of the Game: Francisco Rios


GCL Blue Jays 0, GCL Pirates 6


2014 early round picks Sean Reid-Foley and Nick Wells didn’t have particularly great days, giving up a total of five runs over their six innings. Wells was better, with only one of his three runs being earned. Wells didn’t walk anyone and struck out three. Canadian Sean Ratcliffe allowed an unearned run on four hits and a walk over three innings. Deiferson Barreto had the only two hits for the Jays.

Player of the Game: None


DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL Brewers 9


Juan Nunez only gave up one run in four innings and struck out six but walked three. Rodrigo Orozco was 2/5 with two runs scored and Javier Hernandez was 2/3 with a double and a walk.

Player of the Game: Javier Hernandez and Rodrigo Orozco


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August 12 Preview


Buffalo Bisons (65-57)


Kendall Graveman goes for the Buffalo Bisons as they continue their home series against the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 PM on MiLB TV.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (58-63)


Austin Bibens-Dirkx is scheduled to pitch for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they begin a homestand against the San Francisco Giants’ Double-A affliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The game is scheduled for 7:05 PM on MiLB TV.


Dunedin Blue Jays (70-50)


Scheduled Off Day


Lansing Lugnuts (53-65)


The Lugnuts open a series at home against the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 7:05 PM with Starlyn Suriel on the mound. Suriel is coming of one of the best starts of the year for the Lugnuts, throwing six one-hit innings at the TinCaps on the road.


Vancouver Canadians (32-23)


Vancouver’s Zakery Wasilewski goes at 10:05 PM ET as they host the Tri-City Dust Devils at the Nat.

Bluefield Blue Jays (23-27)


The Bluefield Blue Jays wrap up their series against the Danville Braves with Connor Greene on the mound at 7:05 PM.


The GCL and DSL Blue Jays are both in action today.


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