July 24, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Nate Pearson

Over six games on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates were 1-5 with a stellar start by the starting pitcher in New Hampshire.



Buffalo Bisons 8, Charlotte Knights (CWS) 4


The Buffalo Bisons scored another eight runs on Thursday, beating the Charlotte Knights 8-4.

Three players had three hits each with Richard Urena going 3/5 with an RBI and a run, Reese McGuire going 3/5 with an RBI and Jordan Patterson going 3/5 with a double, a triple and a home run, driving in two and scoring twice, and picking up an outfield assist. Patrick Kivlehan was 2/3 with a double and a home run, driving in three while Jonathan Davis was 2/3 with a double, a triple, a walk and two runs. Alen Hanson was 2/5 with a double and an RBI while Rowdy Tellez was on base three times, going 1/3 with a double, two walks and two runs.

T.J. Zeuch struggled with his control, walking five in six innings and allowing 10 hits and four runs with three strikeouts. Conor Fisk tossed two innings, getting the win, allowing just a hit and striking out three and Jason Adam finished the game off, striking out a pair in the ninth.

W: Conor Fisk (3-5)
HR: Jordan Patterson (13), Patrick Kivlehan (19)

Player of the Game: Jordan Patterson



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 8


The Harrisburg Senators scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to break the tie and beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in extra innings, beating the ‘Cats 8-3 in the first game of the double header.

Yennsy Diaz had a solid outing, giving up two runs on five hits (including a solo home run) with two walks and three strikeouts over six innings. Vinny Nittoli went 1-plus innings and was charged with six runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks, before Danny Young came on to finish the eighth, allowing two of the three inherited runners to score, giving up a hit in the eighth.

Brock Lundquist had two of the Fisher Cats’ four hits, scoring a run while Forrest Wall and Logan Warmoth each had a single. Josh Palacios hit a sac fly to drive in a run.

L: Vinny Nittoli (0-2)

Player of the Game: Brock Lundquist


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 5


Despite another stellar outing from Nate Pearson and being in a position to win going into the late innings, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats blew a tire in the ninth, falling 5-3 to the Harrisburg Senators.

Pearson tossed 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, walking only one and striking out eight, needing 74 pitches before Jake Fishman came in to finish the sixth and pitch the seventh, allowing two hits in 1 1/3 innings. William Ouellette pitched the eighth and started the ninth, allowing three runs on three hits before Corey Copping finished the ninth (getting all three outs), allowing both inherited runners to score and giving up two runs of his own on two hits with one strikeout.

Santiago Espinal (2/4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Kevin Smith (2/4) had two hits each while Forrest Wall was 1/3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs while Riley Adams was 0/3 with a walk and a run. Vinny Capra was 0/3 with an RBI on a sac fly.

L: Corey Copping (0-1)

Player of the Game: Nate Pearson


Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Myers Miracle (MIN)


Game postponed due to rain.


Lansing Lugnuts 3, West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 4


Most of the scoring was done in the late innings as the Lugnuts got out to a two-run lead in the top of the eighth only to see the West Michigan Whitecaps come back in the bottom half of the inning to score three for a 4-3 win.

John Aiello was 3/4 with a double but was caught stealing and committed an error while Otto Lopez was 2/4 with a run and two errors at shortstop. Jake Brodt was 2/3 with a walk and a run and Rafael Lantigua was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4 and Tanner Kirwer was 1/5. Griffin Conine was 0/4 with three more strikeouts, giving him 10 in his last three games.

Juan De Paula had a strong start, giving up just one unearned run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Sean Rackoski struck out five in two innings but gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two wild pitches. Cre Finfrock finished the final 1/3 of an inning but allowed one of two inherited runners to score, walking one batter and striking out one.

L: Sean Rackoski (2-2)

Player of the Game: Jake Brodt


Vancouver Canadians 3, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 5


The Vancouver Canadians lost to the Everett AquaSox 5-3, the exact same score that the lost to the AquaSox in two consecutive games.

Tanner Morris was 2/4 with a double and a run while Yorman Rodriguez (1/4), Will Robertson (1/4, 2B, RBI), Luis De Los Santos (1/4, R) and Ronny Brito (1/3, 2B, RBI) each had a hit.

Juan Diaz had a solid start, throwing six innings and giving up two runs on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Nicolas Medina took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits (including a home run) and a walk with one strikeout in one inning and Luke Gillingham struck out one in two innings of work.

L: Nicolas Medina (0-2)

Player of the Game: Juan Diaz


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Pulaski Yankees (NYY) 4


The Bluefield Blue Jays were defeated by the Pulaski Yankees 4-2 on Wednesday.

Lazaro Estrada allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits (including a home run) and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings. Julian Valdez allowed just a hit and struck out four in 2 1/3 innings while Meliton Reyes gave up an unearned run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings.

The Blue Jays had just five hits including two from Spencer Horwitz who was 2/4 with an RBI and a run. Steward Berroa was 1/3 with a double, a run and an outfield assist while Andres Guerra was 1/3 and Angel Camacho was 1/4.

L: Lazaro Estrada (2-2)

Player of the Game: Spencer Horwitz

Roster Notes: Emanuel Vizcaino and Eliezer Bello were promoted to Bluefield from the GCL.


GCL Blue Jays, GCL Yankees East


Game postponed due to rain.


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL Orioles1 7


The DSL Blue Jays fell 7-4 to the DSL Orioles1.

The Blue Jays had two hitters with three hits apiece in the loss with Francisco Fajardo going 3/4 with a double and two RBI and Gabriel Martinez going 3/4 with a run and an outfield assist. Emmanuel Sanchez was 2/3 with an RBI and a run while Yeison Jimenez (1/4, R), Gustavo Ruiz (1/4), Willfrann Astudillo (1/4) and Leonel Callez (1/4, R, 2 E) had singles.

Jonatan Bernal threw two innings, giving up three unearned run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Jorman Gonzalez allowed only a hit through four innings, striking out three and Alcindo Pontes allowed four runs on four walks without giving up a run. Junior Guzman gave up two hits and allowed all three inherited runners to score but didn’t allow a run of his own over two innings, striking out one.

L:Alcindo Pontes (0-2)

Player of the Game: Francisco Fajardo and Gabriel Martinez

Roster Notes: Juanfer Castro was moved up to the GCL.


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