July 17, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Bo Bichette

Back to regularly scheduled games, the Blue Jays’ affiliates played seven games, winning just two on Wednesday.



Buffalo Bisons 9, Charlotte Knights (CWS) 6


The Buffalo Bisons beat the Charlotte Knights in afternoon action, getting a huge game from Bo Bichette on their way to a 9-6 win.

Bichette was 2/4, hitting home runs in two consecutive at bats, driving in three and scoring twice. Patrick Kivlehan also hit a home run, going 1/4 with a solo blast and Andy Burns drove in two, going 1/3 with a home run and a walk, scoring twice.Roemon Fields hit two doubles, going 2/3 with two RBI and a run. Richard Urena was 2/4 with a run but was caught stealing. Jordan Patterson was 1/4 with a run.

T.J. Zeuch got the start, allowing four runs on seven hits (including a home run) and five walks, striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Corey Copping gave up two more runs, walking three and striking out two in one inning, leaving the bases loaded for Kirby Snead who allowed two runners to come into score, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Zach Jackson walked three but struck out one and wasn’t harmed by it in the eighth and Jason Adam got his first save, allowing a hit and nothing more in the ninth.

W: Kirby Snead (3-1)
S: Jason Adam (1)
HR: Bo Bichette 2 (7), Patrick Kivlehan (18), Andy Burns (10)

Player of the Game: Bo Bichette



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 10


Forrest Wall

In matinee action, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 10-4 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

Forrest Wall had another multi-hit game, going 2/4 with a double, a walk and two runs while Christian Williams was 2/4 with a double and an RBI. Joshua Palacios was on base twice, going 1/3 with two walks and an RBI while Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with two walks and was hit by a pitch, stealing a base and scoring a run. Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with a run.

Yennsy Diaz started for the Fisher Cats, tossing 4 1/3 innings and giving up eight runs (six earned) on four hits (including a home run) and six walks, striking out two. William Ouellette tossed 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out one but he did give up two hits and allowed both inherited runners to score. Vinny Nittoli struck out one in one inning and Jake Fishman got into trouble, allowing two unearned run on a hit and a walk in the ninth, striking out one over 2/3 of an inning before Brock Lundquist came in to retire the only batter he faced on a ground out.

L: Yennsy Diaz (8-7)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall and Christian Williams


Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 2


Demi Orimoloye

The Dunedin Blue Jays got back to their winning ways, coming out on top of the Lakeland Flying Tigers 5-2 in a game that was called early due to rain.

Maximo Castillo registered his sixth win with a strong outing, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts over five innings while Maverik Buffo got the save, pitching the sixth and giving up just a hit in his first FSL game of the year.

Demi Orimoloye was 3/3 with a double, an RBI and a run while Kevin Vicuna was 2/2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Samad Taylor was 1/2 with a double, an RBI and a run and Chavez Young was 1/3 with a double, an RBI and a run. Cal Stevenson also had a hit, going 1/2 with a walk and an RBI.

W: Maximo Castillo (6-5)
S: Maverik Buffo (1)

Player of the Game: Demi Orimoloye


Lansing Lugnuts 2, Burlington Bees (LAA) 3


The Burlington Bees opened their series against the Lansing Lugnuts, beating the Lugs 3-2.

John Aiello hit his fourth home run and second in consecutive games, going 1/4 with a solo shot while Reggie Pruitt was on base four times, going 1/1 with two walks and was hit by a pitch and stolen a base and also drove in a run. L.J. Talley was 2/2 with a double, two walks and a run while Ryan Gold was 1/4 with a double. Jake Brodt (1/4), Griffin Conine (1/5) and Rafael Lantigua (1/5) each had a hit.

Sean Wymer started, taking the loss despite five solid innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Marcus Reyes allowed a hit and nothing more in three innings, striking out four and Justin Watts finished the game, allowing a hit and striking out one in the ninth.

L: Sean Wymer (5-8)

Player of the Game: L.J. Talley, Reggie Pruitt and Marcus Reyes


Vancouver Canadians 5, Spokane Indians (TEX) 6


Luis De Los Santos

The Vancouver Canadians came back to earth against the Spokane Indians, losing 6-5 as four errors by the club allowed just two of the runs to be earned.

Luis De Los Santos had a strong game, going 2/3 with his first home run of the year with Vancouver, also getting hit with a pitch and scoring twice while Tanner Morris was 1/4 with a double and two RBI, scoring a run but he also made two errors at shortstop. Jesus Lopez was 1/4 with an RBI and an error and Yorman Rodriguez was 0/3 but walked and had an RBI. Ronny Brito and Adrian Ramos both walked and scored, going 0/3 and Mc Gregory Contreras was 2/4 with an error.

Gabriel Ponce started and went three innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts and Randy Pondler followed, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Josh Almonte walked one and struck out two in the seventh and Mike Pascoe walked one and struck out two in the eighth.

L: Randy Pondler (3-2)
HR: Luis De Los Santos (1)

Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos

Roster Notes: Jared DiCesare was promoted to Vancouver from Bluefield.


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Burlington Royals (KC) 9


The Bluefield Blue Jays opened up their series with the Burlington Royals, falling 9-4.

Ryan Sloniger had three hits, going 3/4 with a triple, an RBI and a run while Davis Schneider had two more hits, going 2/4 with an RBI and a run. Steward Berroa was 2/3 with a walk and a double and Miguel Hiraldo was 1/3 with a double. Joseph Reyes was 1/3 with a walk and a double, scoring a run. D.J. Daniels was 1/4 with his second home run of the year, driving in two runs.

Lazaro Estrada took the brunt of the damage, giving up seven runs on eight hits (including a home run) with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Kyle Huckaby held the fort down (despite allowing two inherited runners to score), pitching 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing one hit and striking out three while Aldo Ovando allowed two runs on four hits (including a home run) with two strikeouts in two innings.

L: Lazaro Estrada (2-1)
HR: D.J. Daniels (2)

Player of the Game: Ryan Sloniger

Roster Notes: Jared DiCesare was promoted to Vancouver from Bluefield.


GCL Blue Jays


Scheduled off day.


DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL Reds 21


It was one of those games that you get occasionally in the lower levels of the minor leagues as the DSL Blue Jays and DSL Reds combined to score 30 runs on 34 hits but the Blue Jays got the worse end of the stick, losing 21-9.

Gabriel Martinez was 4/5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs while Leonel Callez hit his first home run of the year, going 2/4 with four RBI and a run. Adrian Montero also had two hits, going 2/2 with a run while Francisco Fajardo came in for him, going 1/3 with a run. Juan Pizarro was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks and a run while Yeison Jimenez, Junior Ramos and Willfrann Astudillo each had a single and Daniel Oliva was 0/3 with a walk and a run.

The pitching staff was roughed up as all but one of the 21 runs were earned. Soenni Martinez allowed nine runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings and Francis Merceded was tagged for four more on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Raudy Sanchez gave up five runs (four earned) in just 1/3 of an inning, walking three and giving up two hits and Andres Garcia allowed three runs on five hits with one strikeout in two innings. Jorman Gonzalez was the only Blue Jays pitcher to avoid being scored on, walking one in the eighth.

L: Soenni Martinez (1-1)
HR: Leonel Callez (1)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Martinez


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