August 4, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Patrick Kivlehan

With a full slate of games, the Blue Jays saw debuts by two of their trade deadline acquisitions in a 3-5 day.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 11


The Buffalo Bisons had a couple of rough innings torpedo their chances to beat the Syracuse Mets as they fell 11-4 on Sunday afternoon.

With two home runs, Patrick Kivlehan was the big bat of the day, going 2/4 with the two solo blasts, one to right field and the other on his pull side to left. The two home runs gave Kivlehan 19 home runs as a Bison (23 in the International League and three in the Eastern League), as he now has hit the most home runs in a season as a Bison since 2013. Rowdy Tellez also hit a home run, going deep in the second and was 1/3. Richard Urena hit an RBI double, going 1/4 while Billy McKinney hit a triple, going 1/5 with a run. Dalton Pompey was 1/2 with two walks and Patrick Cantwell was 1/3 with a double and a walk.

Andrew Sopko was strong through five innings, giving up just a solo home run but ran into trouble in the sixth, allowing another home run and allowed five runs total on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven. Jackson McClelland came on and tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out two to keep the Bisons close but things unraveled in the eighth as everything that Tayler Saucedo threw was hit hard and the defense let him down. He allowed six runs (three earned) on five hits including a home run with one strikeout in 1/3 of an inning. Danny Young came on and allowed his two inherited runners to score but shut things down after that with two hits allowed in 1 2/3 innings.

L: Andrew Sopko (1-4)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan 2 (23), Rowdy Tellez (7)

Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Erie SeaWolves (DET) 3


While I was in Buffalo watching the Bisons play, Nate Pearson was in Erie, just down I-90, pitching for the Fisher Cats. The SeaWolves managed to score three runs off Pearson, beating the ‘Cats 3-2.

Pearson went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits (including a home run) with just one walk and five strikeouts. William Ouellette didn’t give up a hit in two innings of relief, striking out three and walking one while Jake Fishman threw a 1-2-3 eighth to finish the game.

The Fisher Cats had eight hits as a club with Joshua Palacios going 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base. Kevin Smith was 1/3 with a walk and two stolen bases and Nash Knight was 1/4 with a solo home run. Chad Spanberger was 2/4, as was catcher Andres Sotillo, who scored a run.

L: Nate Pearson (0-4)
HR: Nash Knight (7)

Player of the Game: Joshua Palacios, Andres Sotillo, Chad Spanberger and Kevin Smith


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 2


The Dunedin Blue Jays got a strong start from Nick Allgeyer as they beat the Bradenton Marauders 4-2.

Allgeyer allowed just one hit and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings before Maverik Buffo came on to throw an inning and give up two runs on two hits and two walks. Matt Shannon provided two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and Jackson Rees struck out a pair in the ninth, allowing a hit and nailing down the save.

Ryan Noda had three hits including two doubles and a walk, scoring twice while Jesus Navarro was on base three times, going 2/4 with a walk and a stolen base, scoring a run. Chavez Young was 2/4 while Christopher Bec was 1/4 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Demi Orimoloye was 1/3 with a sac fly and an RBI while Norberto Obeso was 1/3 with a walk and an RBI. Samad Taylor was 0/2 but walked twice and stole a base.

W: Nick Allgeyer (8-5)
S: Jackson Rees (2)

Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer and Ryan Noda

Roster Notes: Matt Shannone was activated off the 7-day IL and Blake Sanderson was sent back to the GCL.


Lansing Lugnuts, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB)


Game postponed due to rain.


Vancouver Canadians 1, Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) 2

For the second consecutive game, the Vancouver Canadians fell 2-1 to the Tri-City Dust Devils.

The C’s had just five hits including two from Tanner Morris who was 2/4 with a run and a stolen base. Yorman Rodriguez was on base three times, going 1/2 with two walks and Jesus Lopez was 2/4 with a double.

On the mound, Grant Townsend went 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while Gabriel Ponce threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing a run on a solo home run among two hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Mike Pascoe struck out one in the seventh and Grayson Huffman struck out one in the eighth.

L: Gabriel Ponce (0-2)

Player of the Game: Yorman Rodriguez, Tanner Morris and Jesus Lopez


Bluefield Blue Jays 10, Johnson City Cardinals (STL) 7


The Bluefield Blue Jays rallied late, coming back from being down 7-3 after six innings to score seven more runs in the final three innings to beat the Johnson City Cardinals 10-7.

Davis Schneider had a big game, going 3/4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and and two runs. Miguel Hiraldo hit a double, going 2/5 with an RBI and two runs while Patrick Morris was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Eric Rivera was 1/5 with a run and Spencer Horwitz was 1/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Leonardo Jimenez hit a double, going 1/4 with a run and Scotty Bradley was 1/3. Andres Guerra was 1/3 with a double and an RBI and Steward Berroa was 1/4 with a run.

Roither Hernandez started for Bluefield and after two quick innings in which he struck out four of six batters, he pitched to seven batters in the third and couldn’t get any out, allowing four hits, two walks and he hit a batter and was ultimately charged with six runs on four hits, three walks and a hit batter, striking out four in two-plus innings. Luis Alvarez allowed two of his three inherited runners to score and allowed a run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Julian Valdez gave up two walks but no runs in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Austin Havekost allowed two hits and two walks in two innings, striking out three to get the win.

W: Austin Havekost (1-0)
HR: Davis Schneider (4)

Player of the Game: Davis Schneider


GCL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.

Roster Notes: Blake Sanderson was sent back to the GCL Blue Jays.


DSL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.


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