July 14, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Forrest Wall

With six games on Sunday, the Blue Jays’ affiliates were 4-2 and came out on the winning side of the ledger.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS) 3


Thomas Pannone

The Buffalo Bisons edged by the Pawtucket Red Sox, scoring the winning run in the top of the eighth for a 4-3 win.

Thomas Pannone tossed four scoreless frames, allowing three hits and a walk with four strikeouts while Corey Copping gave up three runs on five hits with a strikeout in two innings. Zach Jackson picked up his seventh win, striking out five and walking just one in two innings, allowing two hits and Bryan Baker made his Buffalo debut, arriving after the game had started, to pick up the save, giving up a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the ninth.

The Bisons had nine hits a club with Jordan Patterson getting two including a double, driving in a run and scoring once. Patrick Kivlehan hit his 17th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third innings, going 1/4 while Billy McKinney was 1/3 with two walks and a run. Alen Hanson (1/4), Jonathan Davis (1/3, HBP), Bo Bichette (1/5, RBI), Socrates Brito (1/5, R) and Richard Urena (1/3, BB) each had a single.

W: Zach Jackson (7-0)
S: Bryan Baker (1)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (17)

Player of the Game: Thomas Pannone and Jordan Patterson

Roster Notes: Bryan Baker was promoted to Buffalo from New Hampshire and Patrick Cantwell was activated off the injured list. Conor Fisk was sent to New Hampshire.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 6


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell behind early and couldn’t keep up with the Hartford Yard Goats as the ‘Cats fell 6-3 on Sunday.

Nate Pearson went three innings, allowing a solo home run and two walks (for one run total) while striking out two. William Ouellette allowed three runs on four hits with two walks over two innings and Jake Fishman allowed another two runs on four hits (including two solo home runs) with three strikeouts in two innings. Jackson McClelland allowed a hit and nothing more, striking out one in the eighth to finish the game.

Forrest Wall had another big game, hitting a home run in his second consecutive match and going 3/4 with an RBI and a run, adding an outfield assist. Kevin Smith hit another home run, giving him 12 on the season and four in the last three games, but he was 1/4 and struck out twice. Nash Knight also hit a home run, going 1/4 with the solo shot and two strikeouts. Santiago Espinal (1/4) and Alberto Mineo each had a single.

L: William Ouellette (1-1)
HR: Forrest Wall (7), Kevin Smith (12), Nash Knight (6)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall

Roster Notes: Bryan Baker was promoted to the Buffalo Bisons and Conor Fisk was assigned to New Hampshire from Buffalo.


Dunedin Blue Jays 11, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 6


Ryan Noda

The Dunedin Blue Jays’ bats came out to play, beating up on the St. Lucie Mets by an 11-6 score.

Ryan Noda was 2/4 with a home run, a double and a walk, driving in four runs while Samad Taylor also hit a home run, going 1/4 with the solo blast. Alejandro Kirk was 3/5 with two doubles, an RBI, three runs and his first stolen base of the season. Demi Orimoloye also had two hits, going 25/ with a double and three RBI, scoring twice. Cullen Large was on base twice, going 1/4 with a walk and two runs while Chavez Young (1/5, RBI), Norberto Obeso (1/3, BB, RBI) and Kevin Vicuna (1/4, 2B) each had a hit.

Turner Larkins allowed all six runs by the Mets, giving up seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings while Kyle Weatherly picked up the win, throwing three scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk with three strikeouts before Jackson Rees finished it off, allowing two hits but striking out two in the ninth.

W: Kyle Weatherly (2-2)
HR: Ryan Noda (8), Samad Taylor (4)

Player of the Game: Ryan Noda and Alejandro Kirk


Lansing Lugnuts 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels (MIN) 0


Eric Pardinho

Eric Pardinho and the Lansing Lugnuts’ pitching staff shone in a 2-0 shutout of the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Pardinho tossed five shutout innings, allowing only three hits and a walk with four strikeouts before Fitz Stadler came on to throw three shutout innings of his own, allowing two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Cre Finfrock gave up two walks in the ninth for the save.

The Lugnuts had nine hits, getting a triple and a single from Hunter Steinmetz who was 2/4 with a run while Hagen Danner hit his 12th home run, doing 1/4 with two RBI. Gabriel Moreno (1/4) and D.J. Neal (1/4) each hit a double while Ryan Gold, L.J. Talley, Reggie Pruitt and Otto Lopez each had a single.

W: Fitz Stadler (2-5)
S: Cre Finfrock (11)
HR: Hagen Danner (12)

Player of the Game: Eric Pardinho

Roster Notes: Juan De Paula was activated off the IL.


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


The Vancouver Canadians turned things around, beating the Tri-City Dust Devils 2-1.

Nick Fraze started and gave the club three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out one while Alex Nolan tossed five innings, needing 59 pitches, and gave up just one unearned run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Luke Gillingham picked up the save, striking out two in the ninth.

Yorman Rodriguez was 2/2 before coming out of the game while Ronny Brito was 2/4 with a run. Will Robertson was 1/4 and Tanner Morris and Philip Clarke each drove in a run and took a walk. Trevor Schwecke walked three times, going 0/1.

W: Alex Nolan (1-1)
S: Luke Gillingham (2)

Player of the Game: Alex Nolan

Roster Notes: Davis Schneider was sent to Bluefield from Vancouver.


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Princeton Rays (TB) 9


Leonardo Jimenez

The Bluefield Blue Jays scored four times in the ninth inning but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Princeton Rays beat them 9-4.

Leonardo Jimenez led the offense with four of their 15 hits, going 4/5 with a double and an RBI. Steward Berroa had three hits including a double, drove in a run and scored once but was caught stealing and committed an error. Ryan Sloniger was 2/4 with a run and Spencer Horwitz was 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Eric Rivera was 1/3 with two walks and a run and Miguel Hiraldo was 1/5 with a double. Angel Camacho also had a double, going 1/4 with a walk and an RBI. Anthony Morales was 1/4.

Roither Hernandez made it through five innings, giving up five runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Juan Acosta gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits with a strikeout and Gaudy Ramirez allowed a run on a solo home run among three hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

L: Roither Hernandez (1-3)

Player of the Game: Leonardo Jimenez

Roster Notes: Davis Schneider was sent to Bluefield from Vancouver.


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