August 13, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Andy Burns

The Blue Jays’ minor leaguers were 6-2 on Tuesday.



Buffalo Bisons 11, Toledo Mud Hens (DET) 3


The Buffalo Bisons flexed their muscle, scoring 11 runs on just nine hits but four of them were home runs as the club beat the Toledo Mud Hens 11-3.

Andy Burns was 1/3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI, hitting a grand slam and scoring twice while Jordan Patterson was 1/3 with a two-run homer, a walk, three RBI and two runs. Socrates Brito was 1/5 with two RBI on his home run and Richard Urena was 1/4 with a walk and a solo homer, scoring twice with a stolen base. Anthony Alford was 1/4 with a walk and two runs, stealing two bases and Michael De La Cruz was 1/4 with two doubles. Jonathan Davis was 1/3 with a walk and two runs and Santiago Espinal was 1/4 with an RBI.

Conor Fisk struck out seven, allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over six innings for the win. Matt Dermody allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in one inning and Danny Young gave up a run on three hits in one inning. Jordan Romano, back with the Bisons after his injury pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing two hits with a strikeout.

W: Conor Fisk (5-6)
HR: Andy Burns (14), Socrates Brito (13), Richard Urena (5), Jordan Patterson (15)

Player of the Game: Andy Burns, Jordan Patterson and Conor Fisk

Roster Notes: Jordan Romano was activated off the IL by the Bisons and Brock Stewart was optioned to Buffalo from Toronto. Rowdy Tellez was recalled by the Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 2


The Binghamton Rumble Ponies held the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to just two hits in a 2-0 loss for the ‘Cats in the first game of their double header.

Cullen Large was 1/2 with a double and was hit by a pitch and Vinny Capra was 1/2.

Thomas Hatch had a strong game on the mound, tossing all six innings and giving up just two runs on six hits (including a home run) without a walk and striking out five.

L: Thomas Hatch (0-3)

Player of the Game: None


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 1


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got some revenge in the second half of the double header, winning 3-1.

Cullen Large continued to swing a hot bat, going 2/3 with an RBI while Chad Spanberger hit a two-run double, going 1/3 with the two RBI. Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with a double and a walk while Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a stolen base. Joshua Palacios was 1/4 with a run and Forrest Wall was 1/4 with a run.

Joey Murray walked four in his five innings but allowed only one run on two hits (including a home run) while striking out eight for the win. Jake Fishman tossed two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout to earn the save.

W: Joey Murray (1-2)
S: Jake Fishman (3)

Player of the Game: Joey Murray


Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays picked up their 70th win of the season, beating the Clearwater Threshers 8-3.

Kyle Johnston walked seven and hit a batter in his five innings but allowed just three runs on three hits (including a home run) with three strikeouts to pick up the win. Maverik Buffo gave up three hits in three innings, striking out three and Kyle Weatherly struck out two in the ninth, allowing a hit.

Reggie Pruitt was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base while Chavez Young had two hits and two RBI. Ryan Noda was 1/3 with two sacrifice flies and a home run, driving in four runs while Kevin Vicuna was 2/5. Nick Podkul was 2/3 with a home run and a walk, driving in one and scoring three times while Jesus Navarro (1/4, R) and Kacy Clemens (1/5) had a hit each. Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 with two walks and a run.

W: Kyle Johnston (1-2)
HR: Nick Podkul (1), Ryan Noda (11)

Player of the Game: Ryan Noda and Nick Podkul

Roster Notes: Nick Allgeyer and Matt Shannon were placed on the 7-day IL.


Lansing Lugnuts


Scheduled off day.


Vancouver Canadians 9, Eugene Emeralds (CHC) 0


The Vancouver Canadians beat up on the Eugene Emeralds, shutting them out with a 9-0 win.

Nick Fraze started the domination, allowing just a hit and striking out three in three innings but Luis Quinones took it to another level, facing just 12 batters and striking out eight without any hits or walks but did hit a batter in four innings. Gage Burland threw a 1-2-3 eighth and Parker Caracci gave up a hit but struck out two in the ninth.

Tanner Morris led the hit parade, going 2/3 with a double, two walks, two RBI and two runs, adding a stolen base while Jesus Lopez was 1/5 with two RBI on his two-run home run in the fifth inning. Philip Clarke was 1/4 with an RBI and a run and Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/4 with a run. Will Robertson was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run and Ronny Brito was 1/4. Luis De Los Santos had a hit, going 1/4 with a run and Dom Abbadessa was 0/4 but drove in a run and scored.

W: Luis Quinones (1-1)
HR: Jesus Lopez (1)

Player of the Game: Tanner Morris and Luis Quinones


Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Bristol Pirates (PIT) 5


The Bluefield Blue Jays finally beat the Bristol Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday.

Miguel Hiraldo continues to swing a hot bat and went 3/5 with a double and two runs. Eric Rivera was 2/5 with a run and Spencer Horwitz was 1/3 with a triple, two walks, an RBI and two runs. Patrick Morris hit a home run in his second consecutive game, going 1/4 with a three-run shot and a walk and adding a stolen base. Joseph Reyes was 1/4 while Leonardo Jimenez was 1/1 with a run before coming out of the game. Scotty Bradley was 1/3 and Davis Schneider was 0/3 with a walk and two RBI, hitting a sac fly.

Gaudy Ramirez allowed two runs on three hits including a home run in one inning before Felipe Castaneda took over, giving up a solo home run among four hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five innings. Luis Alvarez allowed just a hit and struck out one in two innings and Austin Havekos allowed two unearned runs on a hit with two strikeouts in the ninth.

W: Felipe Castaneda (3-2)
HR: Patrick Morris (7)

Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo and Spencer Horwitz


GCL Blue Jays 4, GCL Phillies East 1


Strong pitching, including a rehabbing major leaguer, kept the GCL Phillies East mostly off the board and the GCL Blue Jays came up with some runs when it mattered, winning 4-1.

Clay Buchholz started for the Blue Jays, allowing just a solo home run and striking out four in three innings while Rafael Monsion tossed four scoreless innings, giving up three hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the win. Jiorgeny Casimiri allowed a hit and struck out one in the eighth and Juanfer Castro struck out two in the ninth to earn the save.

Orelvis Martinez was 2/4 with two doubles, scoring a run while Jhon Solarte was 1/4 with a run. Alberto Rodriguez was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base and Hugo Cardona was 1/4 with a stolen base and a run. Pedro Hurtado drove in two runs, going 0/2 with two RBI including a sac fly while Francisco Ruiz was 1/4. Jose Zepeda was 0/2 but walked twice, scored and stole a base.

W: Rafael Monsion (3-0)
S: Juanfer Castro (1)

Player of the Game: Rafael Monsion and Orelvis Martinez


DSL Blue Jays 1, DSL White Sox 9


The DSL Blue Jays couldn’t sweep the DSL White Sox, losing 9-1 and were held to just two hits.

Daniel Oliva was 1/3 with a run and Amell Brazoban was 1/4. Emmanuel Sanchez was 0/3 but drove in the club’s only run.

Bejardi Meza had a strong start, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings. Jose Quintana allowed a run on two hits and three walks with one strikeout in two innings while Marc Civit allowed a hit, hit a batter and struck out two, giving up two unearned runs in one inning. Joneivy Polonia allowed five unearned runs in 2/3 of an inning, on just two hits with a walk and a hit batter before Jorman Gonzalez finished the game, allowing two of three inherited runners to score, giving up a hit and striking out one in 1/3 of an inning.

L: Jose Quintana (0-5)

Player of the Game: Bejardi Meza


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