July 1, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Samad Taylor

In seven games on Canada Day Monday, the Blue Jays’ affiliates were 3-4.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 6


The Buffalo Bisons lost their series opener to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, falling 6-4.

Jordan Patterson drove the offense, going 3/3 with a walk, a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs. Bo Bichette contributed with a 2/5 game, driving in a run and scoring, also stealing a base. Jonathan Davis (1/4) and Billy McKinney (1/2, 2 BB) both had a hit while Patrick Kivlehan drove in a run, going 1/4 and Andy Burns was also 1/4.

Ryan Feierabend went 5 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on five hits (including three home runs) while allowing three walks and striking out seven. David Garner gave up a hit and walked one with two strikeouts in two innings and Kirby Snead walked two in the ninth.

L: Ryan Feierabend (4-4)
HR: Jordan Patterson (12)

Player of the Game: Jordan Patterson

Roster Notes: David Garner was activated from his suspension.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 5


Christian Williams

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the Reading Fightin Phils on Monday, getting two runs in the top of the ninth to go ahead for a 7-5 win.

Chad Spanberger hit his seventh home run of the season, going 1/4 with the blast, an RBI, a walk and two runs. Joshua Palacios was 2/5 with two RBI, a triple and a run while Christian Williams was 2/3 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI. Nash Knight was 1/4 with an RBI, a run and a sac fly while Logan Warmoth was 1/4 with a run and Vinny Capra was 1/4. Forrest Wall was 1/5 with a stolen base and Riley Adams was 0/3 but walked twice, had an RBI and a run.

Jon Harris got the start and allowed five runs on eight hits (including a home run) with a walk and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings before Willy Ortiz came on to hold the Phils at bay, giving up just two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Bryan Baker picked up the save, giving up a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the ninth.

W: Willy Ortiz (3-4)
S: Bryan Baker (8)
HR: Chad Spanberger (7)

Player of the Game: Christian Williams and Willy Ortiz


Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 0


The Dunedin Blue Jays kept rolling, winning their 50th game of the season in a 5-0 rout of the Florida Fire Frogs.

Dunedin did have the benefit of big leaguer Ryan Borucki starting for them and he shut them down on just one hit with four strikeouts over four innigns. Emerson Jimenez took over, giving up a hit in the fifth (to vulture the win) while Joey Murray got a four-inning save, allowing three walks and striking out five.

Samad Taylor had a huge day, going 2/4 with two home runs and three RBI. Alejandro Kirk was 2/4 with two RBI and Cal Stevenson was 2/4 with a double and two runs. Nick Podkul hit a triple, going 1/3 and Chavez Young was 1/4 with a run and a stolen base. Kacy Clemens was on base twice, going 1/3 with a walk and Kevin Vicuna was 1/4.

W: Emerson Jimenez (3-1)
S: Joey Murray (1)
HR: Samad Taylor 2 (3)

Player of the Game: Samad Taylor

Roster Notes: Ryan Borucki was sent to Dunedin to continue his rehab assignment.


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 4


Hagen Danner

The Lansing Lugnuts continue to struggle with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, falling 4-1 on Monday.

Troy Watson gave up four runs on five hits and three walks with one strikeout over four innings and Sean Rackoski allowed three hits and three walks but didn’t give up a run, striking out one in three innings. Will McAffer finished with two strong innings, allowing just a walk.

The Lugnuts had nine hits including two doubles from Hagen Danner (2/4), a double and a single from Rafael Lantigua (2/4, SB, CS, PO), two doubles from Gabriel Moreno (2/4, R) and a double and a single from Griffin Conine (2/3, RBI, BB). John Aiello was 1/4.

L: Troy Watson (2-2)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Moreno, Griffin Conine and Hagen Danner


Vancouver Canadians 3, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 6


The Vancouver Canadians dropped to a 5-13 record, losing 6-3 to the Hillsboro Hops.

Ryan Sloniger hit his first Northwest League home run, going 2/4 with the solo blast while Will Robertson was 1/3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run. Tanner Morris was 1/4 as were Trevor Schwecke and Mc Gregory Contreras. Luis De Los Santos was 1/4 with a double and a run but also made two errors.

Nick Fraze started for Vancouver and walked three without giving up a hit or run in 2 1/3 innings, striking out three. Alex Nolan gave up two runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings, striking out one and walking one while Adams Cuevas gave retired all three batters he faced. Andy McGuire allowed four runs on three hits, giving up a walk and striking out one in one inning and Parker Caracci allowed both inherited runners to score but didn’t give up any of his own, allowing two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning.

L: Andy McGuire (0-1)
HR: Ryan Sloniger (1)

Player of the Game: Ryan Sloniger


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Danville Braves (ATL) 6


The Bluefield Blue Jays dropped the opener of their series with the Danville Braves, losing 6-2.

Miguel Hiraldo had another two hits, going 2/5 with a stolen base while Leonardo Jimenez was 2/4 and Andres Guerra was 2/4 with a run. Patrick Morris was 1/3 with two RBI and Spencer Horwitz walked twice, stealing a base. Angel Camacho was 1/3 with a walk.

Roither Hernandez allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings but only one run was earned, allowing three hits (including a home run) and three walks with one strikeout. Luis Alvarez allowed a hit and two walks with one strikeout in 2 1/3 innings and Aldo Ovando gave up a run on a hit and three walks with two strikeouts in two innings.

L: Roither Hernandez (0-2)

Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo, Leonardo Jimenez and Andres Guerra


GCL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.


DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Orioles1 1


The DSL Blue Jays got back into action Monday with a 2-1 win over the DSL Orioles1.

The club had just three hits, getting a double from Glenn Santiago who was 1/2 with two walks and a stolen base while Amell Brazoban and Adrian Montero were both 1/4. Junior Ramos had the club’s only RBI, going 0/4.

Fernando Chacon started, going four innings with one run against on five hits, striking out four. Winder Garcia allowed just a hit in three innings, striking out five and Bejardi Meza gave up two hits in two innings, striking out one.

W: Winder Garcia (3-0)
S: Bejardi Meza (2)

Player of the Game: Glenn Santiago and Winder Garcia


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