Over the seven games played by the Blue Jays’ affiliates on Sunday, the clubs were victorious in five of them.
Buffalo Bisons 3, Columbus Clippers (CLE) 6
The Buffalo Bisons scored three runs on Sunday but were still defeated by the Columbus Clippers 6-3.
Richard Urena had three hits including a home run to drive the offense, going 3/4 with the HR, a walk, two RBI and a run. Dalton Pompey was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks while Socrates Brito was 1/4 with a walk and a stolen base. Andy Burns hit a double, going 1/4 while Bo Bichette was 1/5 with a triple and an RBI. Reese McGuire also had a hit, going 1/5 with a run.
Sean Reid-Foley had another rough start, allowing six runs on eight hits (including a home run) with just one walk and six strikeouts over five innings with all of the runs coming in the fourth. Buddy Boshers allowed a hit and a walk in the sixth and Tayler Saucedo struck out three of the five batters he faced. Not to be outdone, Jason Adam faced four batters, retiring all of them, three by strikeout.
L: Sean Reid-Foley (3-4)
HR: Richard Urena (4)
Player of the Game: Richard Urena
Roster Notes: Sean Reid-Foley was activated off the temporarily inactive list and Nick Kingham was sent outright to Buffalo.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 16, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 1
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats put a big whuppin’ on the Reading Fightin Phils, clobbering them 16-1 on Sunday.
Kevin Smith had a huge game, going 3/5 with a home run, a walk, four RBI and two runs while Joshua Palacios (3/4, 2 2B, BB, 3 RBI, 3 R, SF), Vinny Capra (3/5, 3 R) and Santiago Espinal (3/6, RBI, 2 R) also had three hits each. Brock Lundquist was on base four times, going 2/3 with two doubles, two walks, an RBI and three runs while Chad Spanberger was 2/5 with a double and an RBI, adding a hit-by-pitch. Forrest Wall was on base three times, going 1/4 with two walks, two RBI and two runs and Riley Adams was held hitless but walked, drove in two runs, scored a run and hit a sac fly.
Hector Perez was strong on the mound, allowing just three hits and four walks without giving up a run and striking out four over six innings. Corey Copping gave up a hit and two walks in the seventh and William Ouellette allowed a solo home run among two hits over the final two innings.
W: Hector Perez (6-4)
HR: Kevin Smith (14)
Player of the Game: Kevin Smith
Roster notes: Joey Murray was sent back to Dunedin and Corey Copping was sent from Buffalo to New Hampshire.
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) 2
The Dunedin Blue Jays completed the second game of a double header that was started on Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Turner Larkins tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits with two walks and five strikeouts while Maverik Buffo took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks, striking out three in 1 1/3, taking a loss.
L: Maverik Buffo (0-1)
Player of the Game: Turner Larkins
Roster Notes: Javier Hernandez was placed on the IL and Joey Murray was sent to Dunedin from New Hampshire.
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) 3
Nick Allgeyer finally got back in the win column as the Dunedin Blue Jays won their regularly scheduled game 4-3 over the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Allgeyer went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits with a walk and struck out three to get the win while Mike Ellenbest finished it off, allowing two hits and a walk with one strikeout to pick up the save.
The Blue Jays ran wild, stealing five bases and getting two hits from Cal Stevenson who also stole a base and scored while Kevin Vicuna was 1/4. Chavez Young stole two bases, going 1/4 with an RBI and a run and Samad Taylor stole a base, going 0/1 with three walks. Demi Orimoloye was 0/2 but walked twice, stole a base and scored and Ryan Noda was 1/4 with a run. Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 with a walk and a double.
W: Nick Allgeyer (7-4)
S: Mike Ellenbest (2)
Player of the Game: Cal Stevenson
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Clinton LumberKings (MIA) 2
The Lansing Lugnuts got another strong performance from their starter and beat the Clinton Lumberkings 4-2 on a gorgeous, sunny Sunday.
Troy Miller struggled to find a groove over the first two innings, but found his release point, setting down the visitors and tossing seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts to get his fourth win. Marcus Reyes was very efficient in keeping the Lumberkings at bay in the final two innings, allowing a bloop double (that should have been caught) to lead off the eighth, then setting the next six batters down in order, striking out one for his first save of the year.
The Lugnuts ran roughshod over the Lumberkings batteries, stealing six bases. Rafael Lantigua had three hits, including a double, and a run, stealing a base. Ryan Gold also had two base hits and Otto Lopez was 2/3 with a walk, an RBI, a run and two stolen bases. Gabriel Moreno was 1/4 with an RBI and a stolen base, as was Hunter Steinmetz who also had a sac bunt and a stolen base. Tanner Kirwer was 1/3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs. L.J. Talley was 1/4. Griffin Conine had a rough day at the plate, going 0/4 with four strikeouts and he was assessed an throwing error trying to nab a batter stretching for a double. He did, however, throw a runner out at the plate for an outfield assist.
W: Troy Miller (4-4)
S: Marcus Reyes (1)
Player of the Game: Troy Miller
Vancouver Canadians 10, Tri-City Dust Devils (SD) 1
The Vancouver Canadians continued their run of good play, destroying the Tri-City Dust Devils 10-1.
Adam Kloffenstein had perhaps his best outing of the year, allowing just one run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts over six innings. Josh Almonte walked four in 2/3 of an inning and Nicolas Medina allowed only a hit, getting out of a bases loaded jam he inherited from Almonte, and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings. Luke Gillingham finished it, striking out one in the ninth.
The Canadians hit three home runs with Mc Gregory Contreras going 3/5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs and Will Robertson going 3/3 with a walk, three RBI and two runs. Philip Clarke was 2/5 with a double and a run and Yorman Rodriguez went deep, going 1/5 with two RBI. Brett WRight hit his first home run of the year, going 1/3 with a walk and two RBI. Trevor Schwecke was 1/4 with a walk and two runs while Luis De Los Santos and Ronny Brito each walked twice with Brito driving in a run.
W: Adam Kloffenstein (2-2)
HR: Mc Gregory Contreras (2), Yorman Rodriguez (3), Brett Wright (1)
Player of the Game: Mc Gregory Contreras
Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Elizabethton Twins (MIN) 4
On Sunday, seven runs were enough as the Bluefield Blue Jays beat the Elizabethton Twins 7-4.
Miguel Hiraldo did some heavy lifting for the club, going 3/4 with a home run, a walk, an RBI and a run, adding a stolen base for a well-rounded game. Davis Schneider continues to hit the ball, going 2/3 with a double, a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs. D.J. Daniels also hit a home run, going 1/4 with two RBI. Eric Rivera was 1/5 and Spencer Horwitz was 1/5 with a double.
Roither Hernandez had a strong start, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up just two runs (one earned) on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts for the win. Juan Acosta allowed two more runs on two hits, both solo home runs, and he struck out one over 1 1/3 innings. Yunior Hinojosa struck out one in two perfect innings to get the save.
W: Roither Hernandez (2-3)
S: Yunior Hinojosa (2)
HR: Davis Schneider (2), Miguel Hiraldo (4), D.J. Daniels (3)
Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo and Davis Schneider
Roster Notes: Julian Valdez was sent to Bluefield from the GCL.
GCL Blue Jays
Scheduled off day.
Roster Notes: Julian Valdez was promoted from the GCL to Bluefield.
DSL Blue Jays
Scheduled off day.
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