August 26, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Roemon Fields

Alek Manoah was the big-name pitcher going in the minor leagues for the Blue Jays as the affiliates went 3-4.



Buffalo Bisons 5, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 4


The Buffalo Bisons scored early and held on to beat the Rochester Red Wings 5-4 on Monday.

Thomas Pannone started and was supposedly on a 65-pitch limit but threw 80, struggling to throw strikes but only allowed two runs on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Matt Dermody allowed one of his two inherited runners to score, giving up two hits and striking out one in 2 2/3 innings while Ryan Tepera, on the rehab rail, allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in one inning. Jackson McClelland struck out two in the eighth and Travis Bergen got the save, striking out one in the ninth.

Beau Taylor had a strong game, going 2/4 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Anthony Alford made his return from injury (again), going 1/4 with a run and a stolen base. Roemon Fields was 2/2 with a walk, and an RBI while Nash Knight was 1/3 with a walk and a double, driving in a run and scoring one. Andy Burns was 1/3 with a walk, as was Socrates Brito who also scored a run. Jonathan Davis was 1/4 while Santiago Espinal was 1/4 with an RBI.

W: Matt Dermody (2-1)
S: Travis Bergen (1)

Player of the Game: Roemon Fields and Beau Taylor

Roster Notes: Anthony Alford was activated from the 7-day IL and Danny Barnes was assigned to the GCL Blue Jays for rehab. Kevin Vicuna was sent back to the Dunedin Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Trenton Thunder (NYY) 5


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost again, this time to the Trenton Thunder, falling 5-1.

Yennsy Diaz had a solid start, overall but allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. William Ouellette allowed two hits in 1 1/3 innings and Vinny Nittoli allowed two hits with a strikeouts in the final inning.

Brock Lundquist had two doubles, going 2/4 while Chad Spanberger was 1/4 with a double and an rBI. Riley Adams was 1/4 with a run and Cullen Large was 1/4. Joshua Palacios was 1/4 with a double and Alberto Mineo was 1/3.

L: Yennsy Diaz (10-9)

Player of the Game: Brock Lundquist and Yennsy Diaz


Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN)


Both games of a double header were canceled due to weather.

Roster Notes: Kevin Vicuna was sent to Dunedin from Buffalo and Hugo Cardona was sent back to the GCL from Dunedin.


Lansing Lugnuts 7, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 11


The Lansing Lugnuts fell 11-7 to the Great Lakes Loons.

Otto Lopez had three hits to push his league-leading batting average to .322, going 3/6 with a double, an RBI and a run while Yorman Rodriguez was 2/5, pushing his batting average to .353 (but he doesn’t have nearly enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title). Gabriel Moreno was 2/5 with a double while John Aiello also had three hits, going 3/5 with an RBI and two runs. Hunter Steinmetz also had three hits, going 3/4 with a walk, two doubles, four RBI and a run. L.J. Talley was 1/4 with a walk, a double and two runs and Ronny Brito was 1/5 with a double.

Troy Miller allowed six runs but only one run was earned, giving up six hits (including a home run) and two walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Andy McGuire allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and Randy Pondler allowed two more run on three hits (including a home run) with a walk and a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.

L: Andy McGuire (0-1)

Player of the Game: Hunter Steinmetz, John Aiello and Otto Lopez


Vancouver Canadians 9, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) 1


Alek Manoah was on the mound for the Vancouver Canadians, showing why he was the club’s first pick in 2019 as the Canadians beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9-1.

Manoah allowed only three hits in four innings, walking one and striking out eight. William Gaston allowed a run on three hits and two walks, giving up a home run and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings while Grayson Huffman also struck out four in 1 2/3 innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Mike Pascoe allowed a hit in the ninth but struck out three to give the Canadians’ pitching staff 19 strikeouts over the course of the game.

To go with the pitching staff’s 19 strikeouts, the batters took 13 walks as they scored nine runs. Cameron Eden hit his first professional home run, going 1/3 with two walks, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Philip Clarke was also 1/3 with two walks and a run while Ryan Sloniger was 2/4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and a run. Tanner Morris was 0/2 with two walks, an RBI and a run and Will Robertson was 0/2 but walked three times and scored once. Luis De Los Santos was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run while Mc Gregor Contreras was 2/5 with two RBI, a run and two stolen bases.

W: William Gaston (3-3)
HR: Cameron Eden (1)

Player of the Game: Alek Manoah and Cameron Eden

Roster Notes: Elixon Cabaellero was sent to the GCL Blue Jays from the Vancouver Canadians.


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Burlington Royals (KC) 3


The Bluefield Blue Jays lost yet again, falling short in their comeback attempt and losing 3-2 to the Burlington Royals.

Justin Ammons had another multi-hit game, going 2/4 while Leonardo Jimenez was also 2/4. Miguel Hiraldo was 1/5 with a double and a run and Steward Berroa had the club’s only other hit, going 1/3 with a walk. Eric Rivera was 0/2 with a walk, a sac fly, an RBI and a run.

Jol Concepcion started, going one inning and giving up two runs on two hits (including a home run) with two strikeouts. Adams Cuevas allowed four hits and walked one with six strikeouts in four innings and Luis Alvarez allowed a run on three hits and two walks in two innings. Kyle Huckaby finished with two scoreless innings, striking out one.

L: Jol Concepcion (2-3)

Player of the Game: Justin Ammons, Leonardo Jimenez and Adams Cuevas

Roster Notes: Jiorgeny Casimiri and Dasan Brown were sent to Bluefield from the GCL.


GCL Blue Jays 6, GCL Yankees East 3


The GCL Blue Jays started their double header off with a win, scoring three in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and beat the GCL Yankees East 6-3.

Jhon Solarte was 2/3 with a double and a run while Orelvis Martinez was 1/1 with a home run, two RBI and a walk. Yhon Perez was 1/3 with a walk and a stolen base and Alberto Rodriguez was 1/3 with an RBI. Jose Zepeda was 0/2 but had an RBI and a run and Hugo Cardona was 0/2 but walked twice, scored twice and stole a base.

Elixon Caballero started, going just 2/3 of an inning, walking one and giving up a hit with one strikeout before Miguel Oliov took over, striking out the only batter he faced. Danny Barnes made an appearance, throwing an inning with one strikeout and Winder Garcia finished the final five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

W: Winder Garcia (2-0)
HR: Orelvis Martinez (7)

Player of the Game: Orelvis Martinez

Roster Notes: Danny Barnes was sent to the GCL for a rehab assignment and Jiorgeny Casimiri and Dasan Brown were promoted to Bluefield. Hugo Cardona was sent to the GCL from Dunedin and Elixon Caballero was sent to the GCL from Vancouver.


GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Yankees East 5


The GCL Blue Jays split their double header with the GCL Yankees East, losing the second game 5-3.

Rafael Monsion allowed just a run on two hits with four strikeouts but Williams Moreno blew the save and took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Jose Brito walked one coming in in the sixth but got the one out he needed.

Alberto Rodriguez was 2/3 with a walk and a run while Hugo Cardona was 2/4 with a run, as was Yhon Perez who hit a double. Rainer Nunez was 1/3 with an RBI and Jhon Solarte was 1/3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base while Jose Zepeda was 1/3 with an RBI on a sac fly. Hanley Acevedo walked twice, going 0/1.

L: Williams Moreno (3-3)

Player of the Game: Alberto Rodriguez and Yhon Perez


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