July 2, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Griffin Conine

The Blue Jays’ affiliates played eight games on Tuesday (thanks to a double header for New Hampshire and a rain out in Buffalo), losing five games and winning three.



Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI)


Game postponed due to rain.

Roster Notes: Edwin Jackson was sent to Buffalo for rehab and Jason Adam was sent to the GCL for rehab.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 5


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost the first half of their double header 5-1 to the Reading Fightin Phils.

The Fisher Cats had just six hits with a double and a triple from Logan Warmoth, who drove in the club’s only run but also had the club’s only error. Vinny Capra was 1/2 with a walk and Joshua Palacios, Christian Williams and Nash Knight were all 1/3.

Yennsy Diaz only lasted one inning, giving up four runs on six hits with one strikeout. Jake Fishman inherited two runners in the top of the second and, while he allowed both to score, he went on to throw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four. Dany Jimenez finished, giving up a solo home run among two hits with one strikeout in the sixth.

L: Yennsy Diaz (6-6)

Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth

Roster Notes: Jon Harris was placed on the 7-day IL.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 3


Game 2 of the double header was locked at one after the Reading Fightin Phils scored in the bottom of the sixth, and when no one scored in the seventh, the game went into extra innings with the Fightins coming out with a 3-2 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in nine innings.

The Fisher Cats were held to just two hits including a solo home run by Riley Adams (1/3, HR, RBI, R) and a single by Vinny Capra who scored a run in the ninth when driven home by Santiago Espinal‘s sacrifice bunt.

Patrick Murphy appeared to find some mojo, tossing four scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out four. Jackson McClelland allowed a run on three hits and two walks in three innings, striking out three and Bryan Baker walked one and struck out three in the eighth. Nash Knight took the loss, allowing a two run home run (one one run was earned) in 1/3 of an inning.

L: Nash Knight (0-1)
HR: Riley Adams (4)

Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy and Riley Adams


Dunedin Blue Jays 11, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 3


The Dunedin Blue Jays kept rolling keep dominating the Florida Fire Frogs, beating them 11-3 in a rout.

Four Blue Jays had two hits each including Norberto Obeso (2/5, 2B, 2 RBI, R), Chavez Young (2/5, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R), Ryan Noda (2/4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, R) and Samad Taylor (2/4, RBI, R). Cal Stevenson also hit a double, going 1/3 with two walks and a run while Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 with two walks and a run. Nick Podkul had a single, driving in a run, scoring a run and stealing a base while Demi Orimoloye was 0/4 but walked, drove in a run and scored twice.

Graham Spraker had a solid outing, going six innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with one strikeout. Kyle Weatherly faced the minimum in the seventh and Mike Ellenbest tossed two scoreless innings to finish the game, allowing a hit and striking out one.

W: Graham Spraker (6-2)

Player of the Game: Chavez Young and Ryan Noda

Roster Notes: Maverik Buffo was sent to the GCL for rehab.


Lansing Lugnuts 4, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 3


While they couldn’t get a win for him, Eric Pardinho had a solid Midwest League debut in a 4-3 win for the Lugnuts.

Pardinho went four innings, allowing a two-run home run in the first inning and then nothing more as he gave up four hits and two walks with four strikeouts along the way. Cobi Johnson went four innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts and Cre Finfrock picked up his ninth save, striking out two in a perfect ninth.

Griffin Conine went deep for his ninth home run of the year, going 3/4 with the solo shot. Reggie Pruitt (2/4, BB), Otto Lopez (2/5) and D.J. Neal (2/3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI) had a pair of hits each while Hagen Danner was on twice with a walk, a hit-by-pitch and two runs, stealing a base.

W: Cobi Johnson (2-6)
S: Cre Finfrock (9)
HR: Griffin Conine (9)

Player of the Game: Griffin Conine

Roster Notes: Eric Pardinho was added to the Lansing roster and Mike Pascoe was sent to Vancouver from Lansing. Juan De Paula was sent to Bluefield to continue his rehab assignment.


Vancouver Canadians 5, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 6


Davis Schneider

The Vancouver Canadians scored a couple of more runs on Wednesday but they still couldn’t overcome the six runs that the Hillsboro Hops put up on the board in a 6-5 loss.

The Canadians had just five hits including a double, a walk and three RBI from Davis Schneider. Ronny Brito was 1/2 with two walks and Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with a walk and a run. Luis De Los Santos was 1/5 with a throwing error and Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/4 with an RBI and a run.

Adam Kloffenstein went four innings, allowing six run (three earned) on seven hits and a walk, giving up a home run along the way. Nicolas Medina allowed two hits and a walk with one strikeout in four innings and Nick Gillingham gave up a walk in the ninth.

L: Adam Kloffenstein (0-2)

Player of the Game: Davis Schneider

Roster Notes: Dom Abbadessa was placed on the IL while Adams Cuevas was sent to Bluefield. Luis Quinones was promoted from Bluefield to Vancouver and Mike Pascoe was sent from Lansing to Vancouver.


Bluefield Blue Jays 14, Danville Braves (ATL) 6


The Bluefield Blue Jays walked 11 times on their way to a 14-6 win over the Danville Braves.

Patrick Morris led the way with three walks, going 0/2 with two runs while Spencer Horwitz walked twice, going 2/4 with a double, four RBI and a run. Joseph Reyes also walked twice, going 1/3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs. Addison Barger took two free passes as well, going 1/4 with an RBI and three runs. Anthony Morales was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs while Scotty Bradley was 1/4 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run. Miguel Hiraldo had two hits including a double and two runs while Steward Berroa was 1/5 with a run and an outfield assist.

Jol Concepcion was on the mound for four innings, giving up three runs (including a home run) on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Jose Espada came on to pitch but never started, coming out with an injury before Naswell Paulino took over, allowing three unearned runs on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings. Yunior Hinojosa allowed a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings.

W: Naswell Paulino (1-0)
HR: Joseph Reyes (2)

Player of the Game: Spencer Horwitz

Roster Notes: Juan De Paula was sent to Bluefield for rehab while Adams Cuevas went from Vancouver to Bluefield. Luis Quinones was promoted from Bluefield to Vancouver.


GCL Blue Jays 0, GCL Tigers West 3


The GCL Blue Jays had a couple of rehabbing pitchers join their ranks on Tuesday but that couldn’t help them win as they fell 3-0 to the GCL Tigers West.

Maverik Buffo made his first appearance of the year, allowing a run on one hit with one strikeout in one inning. Jason Adam walked two and gave up a hit in 1/3 of an inning and Oscar Brito followed with 1 1/3 innings, allowing a walk. Austin Havekost finished the third inning uneventfully, getting one batter out. Santos Moreno gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with one walk and one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings and Blake Sanderson struck out five in 2 2/3 innings.

The Blue Jays had just three hits with a double from Rainer Nunez (1/4) and singles from Jhon Solarte and Alberto Rodriguez, the latter two contributing with an outfield assist each.

L: Maverik Buffo (0-1)

Player of the Game: None

Roster Notes: Maverik Buffo and Jason Adam were added to the GCL roster for rehab assignments. Eric Pardinho was sent up to Lansing.


DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL D-backs1 5


The DSL Blue Jays lost 5-2 on Tuesday to the DSL D-backs1.

The team had just four hits including a single and a double from each of Amell Brazoban and Juan Pizarro. Pizarro drove in both runs and Brazoban scored once. The other run was scored by Gabriel Martinez who was 0/3 but walked.

Juanfer Castro gave up three runs on four hits (including a home run) with a walk and three strikeouts in three innings. Francis Mercedes walked four in 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits with three strikeouts while Marc Civit gave up a run in 2 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk. Raudy Sanchez walked two in the eighth.

L: Juanfer Castro (1-3)

Player of the Game: Amell Brazoban and Juan Pizarro


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