August 18, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Patrick Kivlehan

The Blue Jays’ affiliates were 5-2 in seven games on Sunday.



Buffalo Bisons 7, Durham Bulls (TB) 10


Despite scoring seven runs on Sunday, the pitching couldn’t hold off the Durham Bulls as the Buffalo Bisons fell 10-7.

Patrick Kivlehan blasted two solo home runs, going 2/5 with two RBI and two runs while Socrates Brito was 2/4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and two runs. Jonathan Davis was 2/4 with an RBI and two runs and Jordan Patterson was 1/3 with a double, making way for pinch runner Forrest Wall as he made his Buffalo debut. Santiago Espinal was on base three times, going 2/3 with a walk and a run while Richard Urena and Andy Burns had a hit each with Burns driving in a run. Beau Taylor made his Bisons debut, going 0/4 with a sac fly and an RBI.

Conor Fisk allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits (including a home run) with a walk and three strikeouts in five innings and Taylor Saucedo pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits with a strikeout. Jackson McClelland walked two in 2/3 of an inning and Kirby Snead allowed two runs on two hits with a strikeout in 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Jordan Romano gave up a solo home run in 2/3 of an inning, striking out two and Jason Adam surrendered a hit in the ninth.

L: Kirby Snead (5-2)
HR: Socrates Brito (14), Patrick Kivlehan 2 (25)

Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan and Socrates Brito

Roster Notes: Forrest Wall was promoted to Buffalo from New Hampshire and Andres Sotillo was sent back to New Hampshire.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 1


After losing 2-1 on Saturday to the Portland Sea Dogs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored 10 runs on 18 hits to defeat the Sea Dogs 10-1 on Sunday.

Three Fisher Cats had three hits each with Chad Spanberger going 3/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run, Christian Williams going 3/5 with a double, an RBI and a run and Cullen Large going 3/5 with a double and a run. Riley Adams was 2/4 with a walk, a home run, three RBI and two runs while Kevin Smith was 2/5 with a double, three RBI and two runs. Nash Knight was on base four times, going 2/3 with two walks and two runs while Vinny Capra was 2/5 with a stolen base and a run. Logan Warmoth was 1/5 with a double and two RBI.

On the mound, Thomas Hatch allowed just a solo home run among three hits with five strikeouts over six innings to get his first win as a Fisher Cat while Corey Copping allowed a hit and two walks in 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Jake Fishman retired all four batters he faced, striking out two in 1 1/3 innings.

W: Thomas Hatch (1-3)
HR: Riley Adams (8)

Player of the Game: Thomas Hatch and Riley Adams

Roster Notes: Forrest Wall was sent to Buffalo and Andres Sotillo was sent back to New Hampshire.


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Tampa Tarpons (NYY) 5


The Dunedin Blue Jays and Tampa Tarpons opened their double header with the Tarpons taking the first game, scoring a run in the eighth and holding off the Blue Jays in the bottom half to win 5-4.

Kevin Vicuna was 3/4 with a triple, two RBI and a run while Alejandro Kirk was 2/4 with a solo home run and two runs. Demi Orimoloye was 2/4 with a run and a stolen base and Norberto Obeso (1/4, RBI) and Samad Taylor (1/3, SB) each had a hit. Nick Podkul and Ryan Noda were both 0/2 but walked twice and each stole a base.

Clay Buchholz got the start as a rehab assignment, giving up a run on four hits with seven strikeouts in four innings. Kyle Johnston allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits (including a home run) with a walk and six strikeouts in the final four innings to take the loss.

L: Josh Winckowski (3-5)

Player of the Game: Kevin Vicuna, Alejandro Kirk and Clay Buchholz

Roster Notes: Clay Buccholz was sent to Dunedin on a rehab assignment.


Dunedin Blue Jays 10, Tampa Tarpons (NYY) 2


In the second game of the double header, the Blue Jays hammered the Tarpons to win 10-2.

Simeon Woods Richardson got the start, allowing just one run on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Emerson Jimenez followed, giving the club two innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and a walk.

Chavez Young was 2/2 with two walks, an RBI and a run. Kacy Clemens hit his eighth home run, going 2/3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Chris Bec was 1/3 with a grand slam, a walk, four RBI and two runs. Ryan Noda was 1/2 with two walks and a run and Reggie Pruitt was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs, adding a stolen base. Samad Taylor was 1/2 with a walk, two RBI and a run, hitting a sac fly while Kevin Vicuna was 1/3 with a walk and a run.

W: Simeon Woods Richardson (2-2)
HR: Christopher Bec (2), Kacy Clemens (8)

Player of the Game: Kacy Clemens and Chavez Young


Lansing Lugnuts 9, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 6


The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Dayton Dragons 9-6 on Sunday, coming from behind to score eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

The Lugnuts lashed three home runs, getting a blast from Ryan Gold (1/4, RBI, R), Jake Brodt (1/4, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Rafael Lantigua (1/4, 2 RBI, R) while Griffin Conine was on base three times, going 2/3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run and L.J. Talley also had two hits, going 2/4 with two runs. Otto Lopez was 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with an RBI.

Sean Wymer started and tossed six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts while Will McAffer, threw two scoreless frames, allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts to get the win. Cre Finfrock allowed two runs on two hits (including a home run) with one strikeout in the ninth.

W: Will McAffer (4-3)
HR: Ryan Gold (7), Rafael Lantigua (3), Jake Brodt (13)

Player of the Game: Griffin Conine


Vancouver Canadians 3, Boise Hawks (COL) 2


On Sunday, the Vancouver Canadians needed just nine innings to beat the Boise Hawks 3-2.

The Canadians had just three hits, including singles from Cameron Eden (1/2, BB), Ronny Brito (1/3) and Will Robertson (1/3). Dom Abbadessa walked and scored, going 0/2 with a stolen base and Tanner Morris was 0/3 with a walk and a run.

Juan Diaz started, going six strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts for the win. Josh Almonte struck out two in two innings and Grayson Huffman allowed a walk in the ninth for the save.

W: Juan Diaz (3-4)
S: Grayson Huffman (4)

Player of the Game: Juan Diaz


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Bristol Pirates (PIT) 3


The Bluefield Blue Jays walked it off, beating the Bristol Pirates 4-3 on an RBI single by Patrick Morris in the bottom of the ninth.

Miguel Hiraldo was 2/4 with a double and a run, stealing two bases, and Spencer Horwitz was 2/3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs. Leonardo Jimenez was 1/4 with a run and a stolen base and Patrick Morris was 1/4 with two RBI. Joseph Reyes was 0/1 with a walk and a sac fly, driving in a run.

Lazaro Estrada allowed just two runs on seven hits in six innings without walking anyone and striking out seven. Adams Cuevas allowed a run on two hits in two innings, blowing the save and striking out a pair and Austin Havekost got the win, throwing a scoreless ninth, striking out one.

W: Austin Havekost (2-0)

Player of the Game: Lazaro Estrada, Spencer Horwitz and Miguel Hiraldo


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