August 26, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Ivan Castillo

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With the Dunedin Blue Jays finally getting their double header in, the Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates played seven games on Sunday, winning four of them.


Buffalo Bisons 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 8


The Buffalo Bisons surrendered another eight runs, losing the Pawtucket Red Sox 8-3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was held hitless but Darnell Sweeney went 2/5 with his 10th home run of the year, driving in two runs and scoring twice. Alberto Mineo was 2/4 and Michael De La Cruz was 1/4 with an RBI. Dwight Smith Jr. was 1/4 with a walk and an outfield assist.

Brandon Cumpton started, tossing seven innings and giving up eight runs on 12 hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Jose Fernandez struck out four in two innings, giving up a hit.

L: Brandon Cumpton (2-4)
HR: Darnell Sweeney (10)


Player of the Game

Darnell Sweeney



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 1



Jon Berti

T.J. Zeuch had a strong start as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7-1 on Sunday. Zeuch went five innings, giving up a run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Justin Dillon allowed two walks and a hit with one strikeout in two innings and Zach Jackson struck out three, giving up just a hit in two innings.

Jon Berti was a triple short of a cycle, going 3/5 with a double and a home run, driving in two run and scoring twice. Bo Bichette had a perfect day, going 2/2 with a sacrifice bunt and two walks, scoring once and hitting a double. Juan Kelly was 2/4 with a double and Cavan Biggio drove in two runs, going 1/5 with a double. Harold Ramirez and Patrick Cantwell each hit a double.

W: T.J. Zeuch (9-4)
HR: Jon Berti (6)


Player of the Game

Jon Berti


Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Bradenton Marauders 6

Riley Adams

The Dunedin Blue Jays exploded for seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to overtake the Bradenton Marauders and defeat them 8-6 in the opening salvo of a double header. Riley Adams was 3/3 with a double, a walk and two runs while Yeltsin Gudino was 3/3. Joshua Palacios was 3/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Brock Lundquist was 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Kacy Clemens and Logan Warmoth each drove in two runs with Clemens going 1/4 with a double and a run and Warmoth going 1/3 with a run and a sacrifice fly.

Zach Logue gave up nine hits over 3 2/3 innings, leading to four runs (two earned) with two walks and a strikeout. Jonathan Cheshire struck out one in 1 1/3 innings, stranding the bases loaded. Nick Hartman allowed an unearned run on a walk with two strikeouts in one inning and Bryan Baker saved it, giving up a solo home run with two strikeouts in the seventh.

W: Nick Hartman (2-1)
S: Bryan Baker (1)


Player of the Game

Riley Adams


Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Bradenton Marauders 11

The Dunedin Blue Jays hit three home runs and scored five runs in the top of the seventh to make things a little bit interesting but the Jays lost 11-6 to the Bradenton Marauders in the second game of a double header. Ivan Castillo hit two home runs, going 2/3 with two solo blasts while Kevin Smith went deep, going 2/4 with three RBI. Joshua Palacios had two hits, going 2/4.

Connor Eller was tagged for seven runs on seven hits (including a home run) and a walk with one strikeout in 2 2/3 innings and William Ouellette allowed four runs on five hits with a walk in one inning. Angel Perdomo finished the fourth, walking one and Jake Fishman pitched a scoreless fifth, striking out one. Nash Knight gave up two hits but no runs in the sixth.

L: Connor Eller (7-6)
HR: Ivan Castillo 2 (5), Kevin Smith (16)


Player of the Game

Ivan Castillo


Lansing Lugnuts 9, Dayton Dragons 5


Brandon Grudzielanek

The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Dayton Dragons on Sunday, winning 9-5 despite the Dragons threatening in the bottom of the ninth. Brandon Grudzielanek was 3/5 in the win, hitting his fourth home run of the year, driving in three runs and scoring twice. Reggie Pruitt also hit a home run, going 1/5 with the solo shot. Chavez Young was 2/4 with a double, a walk, two runs and two stolen bases and Vinny Capra was 2/4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and a run. Jesus Navarro also had two hits, driving in a run. Ryan Noda walked three times, driving in a run with a sac fly and scoring twice.

Graham Spraker allowed four runs on 12 hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings and Brody Rodning tossed two frames of relief, giving up a run on two hits and three walks. Andrew Deramo came on to put out the first with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, needing just one pitch to get a fly ball to center field that finished the game.

W: Brody Rodning (5-3)
S: Andrew Deramo (3)
HR: Reggie Pruitt (3), Brandon Grudzielanek (4)


Player of the Game

Brandon Grudzielanek


Vancouver Canadians 5, Boise Hawks 2


Justin Watts

The Vancouver Canadians got three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 5-2 win over the Boise Hawks. The Canadians had just three hits including a double and three RBI from Griffin Conine who had a sacrifice fly to go with the 1/3 day, also scoring a run. Christopher Bec was 1/2 with a double and two walks, driving in a run and scoring a run. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a walk, a triple and two runs and Jake Brodt was 1/4 with a double and an RBI.

Elio Silva gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Denis Diaz provided 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and Justin Watts picked up his fifth win, striking out five in two innings, giving up just a hit. Connor Law struck out two in the ninth.

W: Justin Watts (5-0)
S: Connor Law (4)


Player of the Game

Griffin Conine, Christopher Bec and Justin Watts


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Pulaski Yankees 9


Hagen Danner

Although the Bluefield Blue Jays scored single runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings, they couldn’t overcome their deficit and lost 9-4 to the Pulaski Yankees.Rafael Lantigua drove in two runs, going 2/5 with a double while Hagen Danner was 2/3 with two doubles and a walk. Gabriel Moreno hit his second home run with the Bluefield Blue Jays, a solo shot in the eighth, and Cal Stevenson was 1/5 with a triple and a run. Davis Schneider was 1/3 with a walk and a run and D.J. Daniels hit a double.

Claudio Galva allowed four runs on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts in five innings and Mike Pascoe left two runners on after giving up two runs on two hits with two walks in 1/3 of an inning. Grant Townsend stranded those two runners and struck out four in 1 2/3 innings but gave up a walk and a home run to tally two runs. Josh Almonte pitched a scoreless eighth, allowing a hit and striking out one and Gage Burland allowed a run on four hits in the ninth.

L: Claudio Galva (4-3)
HR: Gabriel Moreno (2)


Player of the Game

Hagen Danner and Rafael Lantigua


GCL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.


DSL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.


Jay’s Jay of the Day

Ivan Castillo


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