The Blue Jays’ affiliates went 4-5 on Saturday.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS) 5
The Buffalo Bisons fell 5-2 to the Pawtucket Red Sox as T.J. Zeuch couldn’t follow up his no hitter with a win.
Zeuch went five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits including two home runs with one walk and four strikeouts. Travis Bergen, making his return to the Blue Jays’ system, allowed a run on two hits with three strikeouts in one inning. Zach Jackson struck out three in two innings, giving up three hits while Jackson McClelland allowed a solo home run in the ninth, striking out one.
Jordan Patterson had two hits, going 2/4 with a run while Forrest Wall was 2/4 with a double. Socrates Brito was 1/4 with a double and an RBI while Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with an RBI. Beau Taylor also hit a double, going 1/4 while Roemon Fields was 1/4 with a run.
L: T.J. Zeuch (4-3)
Player of the Game: Forrest Wall and Jordan Patterson
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 4
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost 4-2 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
Patrick Murphy returned from the IL, throwing two innings and giving up two runs on two hits including a home run and hitting a batter . Zach Logue followed with three scoreless frames, allowing a hit and two walks and striking out two. Joey Pulido went 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on a hit and a hit batter, striking out three while Jake Fishman gave up a run on a hit and a hit batter in 1 1/3 innings.
Logan Warmoth was 3/4 with a double and Cullen Large was 1/4. Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a run and Riley Adams was 1/2 with a walk and a double, scoring a run. Andres Sotillo was 1/3 with an RBI and Brock Lundquist was 0/4 with an RBI.
L: Joey Pulido (0-1)
Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth
Roster Notes: Justin Dillon was placed on the 7-day IL while Patrick Murphy was activated off the IL.
Dunedin Blue Jays 9, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 8
The Dunedin Blue Jays rallied in the top of the ninth, getting a bases loaded walk from Samad Taylor to score the tie-breaking run to allow the Jays to beat the Florida Fire Frogs 9-8.
Kyle Johnston struggled with his control, allowing seven runs on four hits and six walks, throwing two wild pitches over 2 1/3 innings. Mike Ellenbest was solid in 3 2/3 innings, giving up just an unearned run on four hits with three strikeouts despite allowing his two inherited runners to score. Emerson Jimenez got the win, throwing two innings and giving up a hit and two walks with one strikeout and Jackson Rees struck out one in the ninth, earning his sixth save.
Taylor had three RBI including his bases loaded walk, going 1/2 with a double, two sac flies, a walk and a run. Kacy Clemens was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run, pushing his batting average to .202 for the season. Demi Orimoloye was 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Ryan Noda was on base four times, going 1/2 with a double, three walks and three runs while Alejandro Kirk was 1/4 with a double, a walk and a run. Chavez Young was 1/1 with a double and two RBI while Nick Podkul was 1/4 with a walk and two runs. Norberto Obeso and Reggie Pruitt were each 1/5 and Pruitt had an RBI.
W: Emerson Jimenez (6-1)
S: Jackson Rees (6)
Player of the Game: Ryan Noda and Samad Taylor
Lansing Lugnuts 1, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 8
The Lansing Lugnuts were trounced by the Great Lakes Loons, opening up their series with an 8-1 loss.
Fitz Stadler surrendered seven of the eight runs, allowing 1 hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings, striking out three. Josh Hiatt allowed another run over three innings, giving up three hits and a walk, striking out three. Jose Espada finished the game with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, stranding the two runners he inherited and striking out one.
The Lugnuts had just five hits, getting a double from John Aiello (1/3, BB) and a triple from Gabriel Moreno (1/4). Otto Lopez (1/4), Griffin Conine (1/3, BB, R) and Rafael Lantigua (1/4, RBI) each had a single.
L: Fitz Stadler (5-7)
Player of the Game: None
Vancouver Canadians 3, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) 5
The Vancouver Canadians lost the second game of their series with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 5-3.
Juan Diaz was on the mound and he allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings of work. Nicolas Medina pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk with four strikeouts and Parker Caracci walked three but didn’t allow a run in two innings, striking out two.
The Canadians had just seven hits with Will Robertson going 2/4 with an outfield assist but also made two errors. Tanner Morris was 1/5 with two RBI and an error and Philip Clarke was 1/5 with two passed balls. Jesus Lopez was 1/3 with a run and an error and Cameron Eden was 1/4. Brett Wright was 1/4 with a double and a run. Adrian Ramos walked three times and got an RBI, going 0/1.
L: Juan Diaz (3-5)
Player of the Game: None
Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Kingsport Mets (NYM) 9
The Bluefield Blue Jays fell again to the Kingsport Mets, losing 9-2.
Lazaro Estrada struck out seven batters in just five innings but allowed two runs on four hits (including two home runs) to take the loss. Juan Acosta got just one out, allowing six runs on four hits (including two home runs), a walk and a hit batter and Julian Valdez allowed a solo home run (the only hit he allowed) two walks and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings.
Miguel Hiraldo hit a solo home run, going 1/4 while Steward Berroa drove in the club’s other run, going 1/4 with an RBI. Scotty Bradley was 1/3 with a walk and Andres Guerra, Leonardo Jimenez and Eric Rivera were each 1/4. D.J. Daniels walked twice, going 0/2.
L:Lazaro Estrada (2-3)
HR: Miguel Hiraldo (7)
Player of the Game: Lazaro Estrada and Miguel Hiraldo
Roster Notes: Ryan Sloniger and Spencer Horwitz were promoted to Vancouver from Bluefield.
GCL Blue Jays 5, GCL Tigers East 2
The GCL Blue Jays opened their double header with the GCL Tigers East by winning 5-2.
Wilgenis Alvarado had the start, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits (including a home run) with a walk and four strikeouts in four innings. Adrian Hernandez allowed only a hit and a walk in three innings, striking out three for the win.
Alberto Rodriguez continues to swing a hot bat, going 2/4 with a double and two runs with a stolen base while Orelvis Martinez hit his fifth home run of the season, going 1/3 with a dinger, a walk and two RBI. Jhon Solarte was 1/2 with a walk, a double and an RBI, stealing a base. Geyber Jimenez was 1/2 and Rainer Nunez drove in a run while Yhon Perez was 1/4.
W: Adrian Hernandez (2-2)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (5)
Player of the Game: Alberto Rodriguez, Orelvis Martinez and Adrian Hernandez
GCL Blue Jays 5, GCL Tigers East 4
The GCL Blue Jays swept the double header with a 5-4 win over the GCL Tigers East, walking it off with a bases-loaded RBI single by Alberto Rodriguez.
Alexis Carmona was tagged for all four runs by the Tigers in 4 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts while Miguel Olivo allowed a walk in 1 1/3 innings with one strikeout and Brayan Mejia struck out two in the seventh for the win.
In the bottom of the seventh, with two hit batters and a walk, Alberto Rodriguez came to the plate with the bases loaded, singling home the wining run as part of a 3/4 game that included an RBI, a run, a walk and a stolen base. Orelvis Martinez hit his second home run of the day, going 1/3 with two walks and the solo blast in the sixth while Rainer Nunez was 2/4 with a run. Erickvi Celedonio was 2/4 with a run and a stolen base while Pedro Hurtado was 1/3 with a double and a walk.
W: Brayan Mejia (1-1)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (6)
Player of the Game: Alberto Rodriguez
DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL White Sox 2
A day after having their game postponed by rain, the DSL Blue Jays beat the DSL White Sox 3-2.
The pitching got away with some sketchy control, walking 11 batters but only giving two runs with two hits overall. Fernando Chacon going two scoreless innings, allowing two walks and a hit with one strikeout before Argeny Ortiz took over, walking two in the third. Francis Mercedes allowed a run on a hit and two walks with two hit batters and two strikeouts in four innings. Gerardo Santana walked three batters and threw two wild pitches, allowing a run without getting an out while Joneivy Polonia threw a scoreless inning, walking one and Jose Quintana walked one and struck out two in the ninth.
Daniel Oliva was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run with a stolen base while Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/3 with an RBI and a stolen base. Marcos De La Rosa was 1/3 with a run and a stolen base while Juan Pizarro was 1/3 with a triple and a run.
W: Francis Mercedes (1-0)
S: Jose Quintana (5)
Player of the Game: Francis Mercedes and Daniel Oliva
Roster Notes: Argeny Ortiz was assigned to the DSL Blue Jays.
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