August 20, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Nate Pearson

While the Jays’ top pitching prospect made his Triple-A debut, the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization was 4-4 in eight games on Tuesday.



Buffalo Bisons 1, Rochester Red Wings 4


It was a much heralded game for the Buffalo Bisons and the Jays’ top pitching prospect did not disappoint but the club couldn’t keep the Rochester Red Wings off the board once Big Nate was out of the game, losing 4-1.

Nate Pearson made his Buffalo debut, tossing seven scoreless innings, needing just 88 pitches and struck out three without walking anyone before leaving the game. Ty Tice was charged with all four Rochester runs, throwing 2/3 of an inning and allowing a hit and three walks with two strikeouts. Kirby Snead came on with two outs and the bases loaded and allowed all three inherited runners to score, giving up a hit and walk before ending the inning.

The Bisons had just five hits including two doubles from Forrest Wall who was 2/4. Roemon Fields was 1/3 and Patrick Kivlehan was 1/4 with a solo home run. Jonathan Davis was 1/3 with a walk and was caught stealing.

L: Ty Tice (2-1)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (26)

Player of the Game: Nate Pearson

Roster Notes: Nate Pearson was promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo while Thomas Pannone was optioned from Toronto to Buffalo. Richard Urena was recalled by the Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Trenton Thunder (NYY) 2


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won their second consecutive game against the Trenton Thunder, beating them 7-2 after scoring seven times in the last two innings.

Yennsy Diaz was on the mound, throwing seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Danny Young come on to throw two scoreless frames, striking out two for the save, as the Fisher Cats had just a one-run lead going into the bottom of the eighth.

Cullen Large was 2/4 with a triple, three RBI, a run and was hit by a pitch while Nash Knight was 2/4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run. Christian Williams also hit a triple, going 2/5 with an RBI and Chad Spanberger was 2/4 with a run. Bruck Lundquist was 1/4 with two RBI, a run and a sac fly while Vinny Capra was 1/4 with a walk and two runs, adding a stolen base. Josh Palacios was 1/5.

W: Yennsy Diaz (10-8)
S: Danny Young (3)

Player of the Game: Yennsy Diaz and Cullen Large

Roster Notes: Nate Pearson was promoted to Buffalo.


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Daytona Tortugas (CIN) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays held on for a 4-3 win against the Daytona Tortugas on Tuesday.

Kacy Clemens was 1/3 with a three-run home run while Demi Orimoloye contributed with his 10th home run of the year, going 1/4 with a solo shot. Ryan Noda was 1/3 with a double and a walk, scoring a run and Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a triple and an outfield assist. Nick Podkul was 1/3.

Ryan Tepera was the opener, tossing an inning and allowing a run with a strikeout. Nick Allgeyer picked up his 10th win with five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts and hitting two batters. Sean Rackoski allowed a run on five hits with two strikeouts in two innings and Jackson Rees got his fifth save, walking one and striking out one in the ninth.

W: Nick Allgeyer (10-5)
S: Jackson Rees (5)
HR: Demi Orimoloye (10), Kacy Clemens (9)

Player of the Game: Kacy Clemens

Roster Notes: Nick Allgeyer was reinstated from the IL.


Lansing Lugnuts 2, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7


The Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t hold off the Dayton Dragons’ 15-hit attack as the Lugnuts fell 7-2.

The Lugnuts had 10 hits of their own, getting two from Yorman Rodriguez (2/4) and two from L.J. Talley (2/3, RBI, SF). Tanner Kirwer was 1/5 but stole two bases and Gabriel Moreno was 1/4 with a double. Jake Brodt was 1/4 with a triple and a run and John Aiello was 1/4. Ryan Gold came in for Hagen Danner and was 1/2 and Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4 with a double and a run.

Troy Watson was on the mound and surrendered three runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings before Brody Rodning allowed a run on two hits with a strikeout in the sixth. Josh Hiatt threw the last three innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks.

L: Troy Watson (6-5)

Player of the Game: L.J. Talley and Yorman Rodriguez

Roster Notes: Juan Nunez was placed on the 7-day IL and Hagen Danner was sent back to Lansing from Vancouver.


Vancouver Canadians 2, Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) 4


Despite it being a showcase for first-round draft pick Alek Manoah, the Vancouver Canadians fell 4-2 to the Tri-City Dust Devils.

Manoah went four innings, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts to take his first professional loss. William Gaston allowed a run on two hits and struck out three in three innings and Joey Pulido threw the final inning of the game, allowing a hit and striking out one.

The offense was quiet with the Canadians getting just one hit, a single from Will Robertson who also had an RBI walk in the ninth. Ronny Brito was 0/2 but walked twice, including once with the bases loaded in the ninth.

L: Alek Manoah (0-1)

Player of the Game: None

Roster Notes: Hagen Danner was sent back to Lansing from Vancouver.


Bluefield Blue Jays 0, Bristol Pirates (PIT) 10


Davis Schneider

The Bluefield Blue Jays did not put their best foot forward as I visited their ballpark, losing 10-0 to the Bristol Pirates.

Davis Schnedier was 2/4 with a double and a walk to lead the offense while Scotty Bradley was 2/3 and Javy Guerra was 1 3 but was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double.

Felipe Castaneda lasted just one inning for the Blue Jays, allowing six runs on seven hits and strikeout. Julian Valdez was very effective, allowing just a hit and a run in three innings, striking out two. Juan Acosta allowed three runs on three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and Meliton Reyes struck out two in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Kyle Huckaby pitched a scoreless ninth.

L: Felipe Castaneda (3-3)

Player of the Game: Davis Schneider

Roster Notes: Gaudy Ramirez was released.


GCL Blue Jays 10, GCL Tigers West 6


While the GCL Tigers West scored six runs in the top of the ninth, the Blue Jays had more than enough of a lead to withstand the attack, winning 10-6.

Winder Garcia allowed just one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts before Jiorgeny Casimiri pitched a scoreless sixth, allowing a hit and Miguel Olivo pitched a scoreless seventh. Oscar Brito walked one in the eighth and Eliezer Bello was charged with five runs on a hit, three walks and a hit batter with one strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Adrian Hernandez finished it off, allowing a hit and striking out one, allowing all three inherited runners to score.

Orelvis Martinez was 3/4 with two home runs, driving in three runs and scoring twice to lead the offense. Alberto Rodriguez was 3/5 with two doubles and a stolen base, scoring a run while Jhon Solarte was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Jose Rivas was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run while Javier D’Orazio was 1/3 with a double, an RBI and ar un. Rainer Nunez was 1/3 with a walk and a run and Hugo Cardona was 1/4 with an RBI.

W: Winder Garcia (1-0)
HR: Orelvis Martinez 2 (4)

Player of the Game: Orelvis Martinez


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL D-backs1 0


The DSL Blue Jays shut out the DSL D-backs1, winning 4-0 on Tuesday.

Two Blue Jays had two hits each with Daniel Oliva going 2/4 with an RBI and a run and Leonel Callez going 2/4 with an RBI. Gary David was 1/2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run while Juan Pizarro was 1/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Gabriel Martinez was 1/4 with a stolen base.

Bejardi Meza went seven innings, allowing just five hits and striking out four to get the win. Jose Quintana went two innings, walking two for the save.

W: Bejardi Meza (4-1)
S: Jose Quintana (4)

Player of the Game: Bejardi Meza


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