August 28, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Josh Winckowski

The Blue Jays’ affiliates were 6-1 in seven games on Wednesday.



Buffalo Bisons 2, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 10


The Buffalo Bisons dropped their penultimate home game 10-2 to the Rochester Red Wings.

Sean Reid-Foley got the start, giving up five runs on six hits (including a home run), two walks and three hit batters with four strikeouts in just three innings. Conor Fisk couldn’t staunch the bleeding, allowing three more runs on five hits with two walks in four innings. Ryan Tepera pitched a scoreless eighth and Bryan Baker gave up two more runs in the ninth, allowing two hits.

Jonathan Davis came out of the game after two at bats, going 1/2 with an RBI and a stolen base but Forrest Wall took over and went 2/3. Santiago Espinal was 3/4 with a double and a run while Anthony Alford was 1/4. Socrates Brito was 1/4 with a walk and a stolen base.

L: Sean Reid-Foley (3-5)

Player of the Game: Santiago Espinal

Roster Notes: Anthony Kay was placed on the temporarily inactive list.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Trenton Thunder (NYY)


Game cancelled due to rain.

Roster Notes: Jon Harris was sent to the GCL Blue Jays for a rehab assignment.


Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 1


In the first game of a double header, the Dunedin Blue Jays scored two in the bottom of the sixth, countering the one run the Fort Myers Miracle had scored and beating them 2-1.

Josh Winckowski almost tossed a complete game, throwing 6 2/3 innings and allowing a run on five hits with three strikeouts. Emerson Jimenez inherited two runners with two outs in the seventh and retired the last batter of the game, earning the save.

Kacy Clemens was 2/3 with an RBI and Ryan Noda was 1/3 with an RBI. Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 and Nick Podkul was 1/1 with a walk.

W: Josh Winckowski (4-5)

Player of the Game: Josh Winckowski

Roster Notes: Connor Law was placed on the 7-day IL while Cre Finfrock was promoted from Lansing.


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays completed their double header sweep, beating the Fort Myers Miracle in another one-run game but this one went to extra innings as the Blue Jays tied it in the bottom of the seventh and walked it off in the bottom of the ninth in a 4-3 win.

Nick Podkul was 3/3 with a stolen base while Norberto Obeso was 3/5 with two runs. Samad Taylor hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, going 1/4 and Ryan Noda was 3/4 with a walk, two RBI and a stolen base. Chavez Young was 1/5 with a stolen base and a run and Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a walk. Christopher Bec was 1/5 with the game-winning RBI and Jesus Navarro was 1/3 with a walk.

Mike Ellenbest started and gave the Blue Jays four solid innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Sean Rackoski went the next two innings, allowing a run on a solo home run with three strikeouts and Kyle Weatherly threw the final three innings, walking two and picking up the win.

W: Kyle Weatherly (4-4)
HR: Samad Taylor (7)

Player of the Game: Ryan Noda


Lansing Lugnuts 8, West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6


The Lansing Lugnuts picked up a win, beating the West Michigan Whitecaps 8-6.

Griffin Conine was 2/5 with three RBI, hitting two doubles and scoring twice while Ryan Gold was 2/4 with a triple and two RBI. L.J. Talley was 1/3 with a walk, a double, two RBI, a sac fly and two runs and Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with a walk and two runs. Rafael Lantigua was 1/3 with a walk and John Aiello was 1/3 with a run and Tanner Kirwer was 1/3 with an RBI. Gabriel Moreno was 1/5.

Sean Wymer got the win, allowing three runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts in five innings while Josh Hiatt pitched two innings, giving up a run on three hits with a walk and a strikeout. Marcus Reyes allowed two runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts in the final two innings.

W: Sean Wymer (8-11)

Player of the Game: Griffin Conine and Ryan Gold

Roster Notes: Cre Finfrock was promoted from Lansing to Dunedin and Randy Pondler was sent from Vancouver to Lansing.


Vancouver Canadians 8, Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) 7


The Vancouver Canadians walked it off in the ninth after rallying to score two runs for an 8-7 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils.

Mc Gregory Contreras was 2/5 with a home run in the second inning, driving in three runs altogether while Jesus Lopez was 2/4 with two RBI. Brett Wright was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run while Luis De Los Santos was 3/3 with a walk and two runs. Spencer Horwitz was 1/5 with an RBI as was Ryan Sloniger while Cameron Eden was 1/4. Will Robertson was 1/3 with a double, a walk and two runs.

Adam Kloffenstein started and struck out eight batters in six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits (including a home run) with a walk. Gage Burland got into trouble in the seventh, allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in just 1/3 of an inning and Nicolas Medina finished the inning, walking one, allowing one of two inherited runners to score and striking out one in 2/3 of an inning. Luke Gillingham allowed two runs in the last two inning, giving up two hits (including a home run) and a walk with two strikeouts but got the win.

W: Nick Gillingham (3-1)
HR: Mc Gregory Contreras (3)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos

Roster Notes: Randy Pondler was sent back to the Lansing Lugnuts.


Bluefield Blue Jays 8, Burlington Royals (KC) 3


The Bluefield Blue Jays finally beat the Burlington Royals, coming away with an 8-3 win.

Leonardo Jimenez led the offense, going 3/4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run while Scotty Bradley had a big game, going 2/4 with a home run, a double, four RBI and a run. Steward Berroa also had two hits, going 2/4 with a run while D.J. Daniels walked four times, stole a base and scored twice. Davis Schneider was 1/4 with an RBI on a sac fly and Justin Ammons was 1/5. Andres Guerra was 1/3 with two RBI and a run and was hit by a pitch.

Roither Hernandez was outstanding, allowing just one hit through five innings and striking out three. Juan Acosta allowed all three Burlington runs, giving up three hits (including a home run) with three strikeouts in three innings. Julian Valdez finished, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the final two innings.

W: Roither Hernandez (4-4)
HR: Scotty Bradley (2)

Player of the Game: Leonardo Jimenez, Scotty Bradley and Roither Hernandez


GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Tigers West 2


The GCL Blue Jays saw rehabbing minor leaguer get some work in as they beat the GCL Tigers West 3-2.

Jon Harris tossed one inning, allowing a run on three hits with two strikeouts before giving way to Michael Dominguez who allowed an unearned run on two hits with a walk in three innings. Juanfer Castro walked five but didn’t give up a run and struck out two in two innings. Eliezer Bello pitched a scorless seventh and Adrian Hernandez picked up the win, tossing two scoreless frames, striking out three.

Yhon Perez led the offense, going 4/4 with two doubles, an RBI, a run and a stolen base while Hanley Acevedo was 2/4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Hugo Cardona was 1/3 and Jhon Solarte was 1/3 iwth an RBI. Geyber Jimenez was 1/1 with a run.

W: Adrian Hernandez (3-2)

Player of the Game: Yhon Perez

Roster Notes: Jon Harris was sent to the GCL Blue Jays for a rehab assignment.


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