Gold Hits for the Cycle: April 18, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Ryan Gold

The Toronto Blue Jays had another organizational sweep on Thursday, getting a win against the Twins in the afternoon and all three active minor league teams came away with victories, including a huge one for the Lansing Lugnuts and Ryan Gold.


Buffalo Bisons

Scheduled off day.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 3


Yennsy Diaz

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats evened their record at 7-7 with a 5-3 win over the Hartford Yard Goats.

Alberto Mineo extended his hit streak to eight games, going 2/3 with a double and three RBI while Brandon Grudzielanek was 2/4 with two runs. Vinny Capra also had two hits, going 2/5 with a double and two RBI, scoring a run and Santiago Espinal was 1/3 with two walks and a double. Kacy Clemens had the club’s only other hit, going 1/4 with a run.

Yennsy Diaz had a solid start for the Fisher Cats, giving up three unearned runs on only four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Tayler Saucedo got the win, going 1 1/3 innings with two hits allowed and two strikeouts but he did allow all three inherited runners to score and all were charged to Diaz. Kirby Snead got his fourth save, striking out two in the ninth.

W: Tayler Saucedo (1-0)
S: Kirby Snead (4)

Player of the Game: Yennsy Diaz


Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 2


Ryan Noda

Ryan Noda had a huge day for the Dunedin Blue Jays while Riley Adams went deep in a 6-2 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Noda didn’t walk but he was 4/4 with a double, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base while Cullen Large was 2/4 with two doubles and two runs. Kevin Vicuna hit a triple, going 1/3 with two RBI and Riley Adams was 1/3 with a walk and his two-run home run. Cal Stevenson was 1/4 with an outfield assist and Demi Orimoloye was 0/3 but walked and scored.

Turner Larkins started for the D-Jays, going five innings and giving up seven hits (including a home run) leading to two runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Brad Wilson tossed three scoreless innings, walking three and hitting a batter and Dany Jimenez finished it off, striking out three in the ninth, allowing a hit.

W: Turner Larkins (2-1)
HR: Riley Adams (2)

Player of the Game: Ryan Noda


Lansing Lugnuts 11, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 4

Ryan Gold beat the Dayton Dragons all by himself, hitting for the cycle, including a grand slam in an 11-4 Lansing Lugnuts win over the Dayton Dragons.

Gold was 4/5 with a single, double, triple and grand slam, driving in six runs and scoring three times. The Lugnuts had another 12 hits including three each from Reggie Pruitt, who was 3/5 with two runs and Otto Lopez who was 3/4 with a walk, an RBI and three runs. Jake Brodt provided two hits including a double, as well as a walk and an RBI. Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run and D.J. Neal was 1/5 with a run.

Sean Wymer went six innings, giving up three runs on six hits (including a solo home run in the first) with two walks and five strikeouts. Mike Pascoe struck out four in 1 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits and two walks while Sean Rackoski walked two in 1 1/3 innings, striking out a pair to finish the game.

W: Sean Wymer (1-0)
HR: Ryan Gold (1)

Player of the Game: Ryan Gold


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