August 8, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

LJ Talley

The four full-season clubs in the Blue Jays’ minor league system all took a loss and the four short-season clubs all got a win on Thursday as the Blue Jays’ affiliates had a 4-4 record.



Buffalo Bisons 1, Toledo Mud Hens (DET) 5


The Buffalo Bisons tried to hold on to a 1-0 lead and beat the Toledo Mud Hens but T.J. Zeuch ran into some trouble in the ninth and the bullpen couldn’t bail him out as the Bisons fell 5-1.

Zeuch had cruised through seven scoreless innings, before he got to the ninth, giving up four consecutive singles, only one of which was hit particularly hard (and one was a bunt). That brought one run in and after a fly out that didn’t score the runner from third, Tayler Saucedo was brought in, striking out the first batter he faced before giving up a grand slam to give the Mud Hens all the runs they’d need. Zeuch ended up taking the loss, giving up four runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings while Saucedo, who allowed the big blow, gave up just the one hit and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning.

Rowdy Tellez was 3/3 with a walk and two more doubles, scoring a run while Anthony Alford was 2/4 with a stolen base. Patrick Kivlehan drove in the club’s only run, going 1/3 with a double and a walk and Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a triple but he also struck out three times.

L: T.J. Zeuch (3-2)

Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez

Roster Notes: Brock Stewart was optioned back to Buffalo.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Akron RubberDucks (CLE) 5


In a “nooner” starting at 12:08pm, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 5-1 to the Akron RubberDucks.

Christian Williams led the offense, getting three of the club’s 10 hits with a double, going 3/4 while Riley Adams was 2/3 with a walk. Joshua Palacios was 1/4 in the leadoff spot, hitting a double and scoring a run with Nash Knight going 1/4. Kevin Smith drove in a run, going 1/4 with an RBI while Chad Spanberger and Alberto Mineo were both 1/4.

Thomas Hatch made his second start with New Hampshire, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Brad Wilson followed with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, giving up a hit and striking out two. Jake Fishman allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning and Mike Ellenbest stranded a runner, giving up just a hit in 1 1/3 innings to finish the game.

L: Thomas Hatch (0-2)

Player of the Game: Christian Williams

Roster Notes: Catcher Andres Sotillo was placed on the 7-day IL.


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 4


The Dunedin Blue Jays were stymied by the Bradenton Marauders, losing 4-1.

With just three hits, the Dunedin offense didn’t do much but Chavez Young was 1/4 with his sixth home run of the season. Alejandro Kirk (1/4) and Kacy Clemens each had a hit.

Kyle Johnston allowed all four runs, giving up five hits and two walks through 4 2/3 innings. Turner Larkins allowed no runs on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings and Kyle Weatherly struck out two in the eighth.

L: Kyle Johnston (0-2)

Player of the Game: Chavez Young


Lansing Lugnuts 4, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 8


The Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t make it two wins in a row, falling 8-4 to the South Bend Cubs.

Juan De Paula took the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits with three walks and only one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings before Randy Pondler allowed three hits and a walk to the only batter he faced, letting all three inherited runners to come around to score, surrendering two runs. Andy McGuire allowed one of his three inherited runners to score but pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. Josh Hiatt added three more scoreless innings, allowing four hits with one strikeout.

L.J. Talley had a strong game, going 2/2 with two walks, a home run, two RBI and a run. Griffin Conine was on base twice, going 1/3 with a walk and a stolen base while Gabriel Moreno was 1/4 with a solo home run, his 10th of the season. John Aiello was 1/4 with a double and a run while Otto Lopez (1/4) and Hunter Steinmetz (1/4, R) had a single each.

L: Juan De Paula (3-6)
HR: L.J. Talley (2), Gabriel Moreno (10)

Player of the Game: L.J. Talley


Vancouver Canadians 7, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 5


The Vancouver Canadians returned to action following the All-Star break, picking up a win and beating the Everett AquaSox 7-5.

Tanner Morris was 2/4 with a double, a triple, a walk and four RBI, scoring a run in the leadoff spot while Ronny Brito was 3/4 with a double and an RBI, scoring a run. Mc Gregory Contreras also hit a double, going 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Cameron Eden was 1/4 with a double and two runs. Adrian Ramos walked three times, going 0/1 with a stolen base and two runs while Trevor Schwecke walked three times, going 0/2. Jesus Lopez drove in a run, going 0/3 with a sac fly.

Alek Manoah tossed three hitless innings, dominating the AquaSox, walking two and striking out seven, keeping his ERA at 0.00. William Gaston allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in two innings, striking out three and Nicolas Medina allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Mike Pascoe held the AquaSox at bay, giving up just two hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings while Grayson Huffman got his first save, allowing an unearned run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in the ninth.

W: William Gaston (2-3)
S: Grayson Huffman (1)

Player of the Game: Tanner Morris


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Princeton Rays (TB) 1


While both teams had just four hits, the Bluefield Blue Jays maximized theirs and wound up winning 2-1 over the Princeton Rays on the backs of two solo home runs.

Davis Schneider went deep, going 1/3 with the solo blast (his fifth) while Steward Berroa was 1/3 with a solo shot of his own. Spencer Horwitz and Eric Rivera each had a base hit.

Felipe Castaneda allowed a run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and Luis Alvarez allowed a hit and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings. Austin Havekost walked one and struck out three in the ninth for the save.

W: Luis Alvarez (3-1)
S: Austin Havekost (2)
HR: Davis Schneider (5), Steward Berroa (2)

Player of the Game: Davis Schnedier and Steward Berroa


GCL Blue Jays 6, GCL Tigers East 3


The GCL Blue Jays coughed up their three-run lead in the late innings but rallied in the top of the 10th to score three unanswered runs for a 6-3 win over the GCL Tigers East.

Jose Rivas was excellent, going 4/5 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Orelvis Martinez went deep with his second home run of the year, going 1/5 with three RBI in the 10th inning. Alberto Rodriguez was 2/5 with a triple and a run, adding a stolen base and Javier D’Orazio was 2/5. Hugo Cardona was 2/4 with a stolen base and two runs and Yhon Perez was 1/4 with a stolen base and an RBI. Geyber JImenez hit a double, going 1/3 with a walk and an RBI.

Sem Robberse allowed just two hits with a strikeout in two innings of work and Michael Dominguez allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. Wilgenis Alvarado gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings and Jiorgeny Casimiri struck out two in the eighth. Williams Moreno allowed a run in the ninth but held on in the 10th, pitching two innings and giving up a run on two hits with two walks and a strikeout.

W: Williams Moreno (3-2)

Player of the Game: Jose Rivas


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL D-backs1 0


The DSL Blue Jays swept their home-and-home series with the DSL D-backs1, beating them 4-0 on Thursday.

Yaifer Perdomo was almost unhittable, allowing just two hits and a walk with six strikeouts over five innings before Marc Civit took over, allowing three hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings. Jose Quintana finished the game, allowing three walks with two strikeouts in the final two innings.

Emmanuel Sanchez was 2/5 with a triple, an RBI and a run while Francisco Fajardo was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks, a run and three stolen bases. Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/3 with a walk and Glenn Santiago was 1/3 with two walks and a stolen base. Juan Pizarro was 1/2 and Daniel Oliva was on base twice, going 0/1 with two walks and a stolen base. Gustavo Ruiz was 0/3 with a sac fly and an RBI while Gabriel Martinez was 0/4 with a sac fly and an RBI.

W: Yaifer Perdomo (2-1)
S: Jose Quintana (3)

Player of the Game: Yaifer Perdomo


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