August 7, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Andy Burns

With the Vancouver Canadians off for the All-Star Break, there were seven games on Wednesday night with the Blue Jays’ affiliates winning four of them.



Buffalo Bisons 7, Toledo Mud Hens (DET) 2


The Buffalo Bisons took the second game of their series with the Toledo Mud Hens, beating them 7-2.

Conor Fisk had a stellar start, striking out 10 in five innings, giving up just a run on three hits and two walks for the win. Kirby Snead allowed a run on three hits and a walk in two innings and Jackson McClelland walked one and struck out one in the eighth. Bryan Baker struck out two and allowed two hits in a scoreless ninth.

The BIsons hit three home runs, including one from Anthony Alford, who was 1/4 with the dinger and three RBI. Andy Burns also went yard, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run while Michael De La Cruz was 1/4 with a solo blast in the fifth. Rowdy Tellez was 2/4 with two doubles and two runs while Jonathan Davis was 1/3 with a triple and a walk. Richard Urena was 1/4 with a run and Socrates Brito was 1/4 with an RBI and a run.

W: Conor Fisk (4-6)
HR: Andy Burns (12), Michael De La Cruz (4), Anthony Alford (6)

Player of the Game: Andy Burns and Conor Fisk

Roster Notes: Anthony Alford was activated off the IL.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Akron RubberDucks (CLE) 2


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 2-1 to the Akron RubberDucks in a rain-shortened affair.

With just four hits on the game, the Fisher Cats didn’t produce much offense. Nash Knight was 2/3 with a double and a run and Forrest Wall was 1/2 with a walk and a double. Joshua Palacios was 1/3 with an RBI but was caught stealing and also threw out a runner on the bases.

Joey Murray had a solid start, allowing two runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts over six innings and Corey Copping finished it off, tossing a scoreless seventh with one strikeout in the rain-shortened game.

L: Joey Murray (0-2)

Player of the Game: Nash Knight


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays had just five hits, falling 3-1 to the Clearwater Threshers.

Chavez Young hit a single and a double, adding an outfield assist for the Blue Jays while Samad Taylor was 1/3 with a double and a walk. Kevin Vicuna was 1/3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base while Norberto Obeso was 1/3 with a walk. Reggie Pruitt drove in the club’s only run, going 0/3 with an RBI.

Simeon Woods Richardson struck out eight in five solid innings but gave up three runs on four hits (including a home run). Neil Ramirez, newly signed, struck out one in the sixth while Matt Shannon struck out one and allowed two hits in the seventh. Maverik Buffo pitched a scoreless eighth and Jackson Rees struck out one in the ninth.

L: Simeon Woods Richardson

Player of the Game: Chavez Young

Roster Notes: Neil Ramirez was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays and Maximo Castillo was placed on the IL.


Lansing Lugnuts 9, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 5


The Lansing Lugnuts opened a series at home against the South Bend Cubs with a 9-5 win.

Eric Pardinho had the start, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Sean Wymer got the win, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings and Justin Watts finished it, striking out one in the ninth.

Tanner Kirwer had two hits, going 2/5 with a stolen base and a run while John Aiello was 2/3 with a double, a home run, an RBI and three runs scored. D.J. Neal was 1/3 with two runs and Gabriel Moreno came out of the game after two at bats, going 1/2 with an RBI. Rafael Lantigua hit a double, going 1/4 with an RBI and a run and Ryan Gold was 1/4 with an RBI. Otto Lopez also had a hit, going 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run.

W: Sean Wymer (6-11)
HR: John Aiello (6)

Player of the Game: John Aiello


Vancouver Canadians


Off for All-Star Break.


Bluefield Blue Jays 12, Greeneville Reds (CIN) 9


The Bluefield Blue Jays scored 12 runs and managed to hold on as they beat the Greeneville Reds 12-9.

Miguel Hiraldo had a big game, hitting a home run in his second consecutive game and going 2/4 with a double, a home run, a walk, five RBI and two runs. Spencer Horwitz was 2/5 with a double and two RBI, scoring a run and Justin Ammons was 2/5 with a walk and two runs. Davis Schneider was 2/4 with a walk, two doubles and two runs while Ryan Sloniger hit his sixth home run, going 2/5 with an RBI and two runs. D.J. Daniels was 1/5 with an RBI and a run and Eric Rivera was 1/4 with a walk and a triple, with an RBI. Patrick Morris was 1/4 with a walk.

Jimmy Robbins went three innings, giving up two runs on a home run but struck out seven. Andrew McInvale allowed two runs on three hits (including a home run) with a walk and four strikeouts in three innings. Meliton Reyes gave up four unearned run on two home runs and a walk over 1 2/3 innings and Adams Cuevas got the save, allowing a solo home run and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.

W: Andrew McInvale (1-0)
S: Adams Cuevas (1)
HR: Miguel Hiraldo (4), Ryan Sloniger (6)

Player of the Game: MIguel Hiraldo


GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Phillies West 6


The GCL Blue Jays fell 6-3 to the GCL Phillies West.

Three Blue Jays had two hits each including Jhon Solarte (2/4, R, SB), Orelvis Martinez (2/4, 2B, R, 2 E) and Javier D’Orazio (2/3, BB, 2B, RBI, R). Yhon Perez drove in two runs, going 1/4 and Alberto Rodriguez was 0/3 with a walk, a stolen base and an outfield assist.

Alexis Carmona threw four innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits (including a home run) with two walks and three strikeouts to take the loss while Santos Moreno finished with five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts.

L: Alexis Carmona (1-1)

Player of the Game: Javier D’Orazio


DSL Blue Jays 10, DSL D-backs1 6


Despite only seven hits, the DSL Blue Jays beat the DSL D-backs1 10-6.

Gabriel Martinez hit his second home run, going 1/3 with the dinger and was hit by a pitch while Willfrann Astudillo was 1/3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs. Junior Ramos drove in two, going 1/3 with a run and a sac fly and Amell Brazoban was 1/3 with a walk and two runs. Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/4 with a run and Gustavo Ruiz was 1/4 with an RBI. Juan Pizarro was 1/4.

Bejardi Meza tossed five innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Junior Guzman got the win, allowing a run on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts in two innings and Juan Martinez allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the final two innings.

W: Junior Guzman (3-0)
HR: Gabriel Martinez (2)

Player of the Game: Willfrann Astudillo and Gabriel Martinez


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