July 27, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Patrick Kivlehan, Photo Credit: Kristen Basnett

With two double headers on the slate, the Blue Jays affiliates played 10 games on Saturday, winning just three games.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Durham Bulls (TB) 5


The Buffalo Bisons outhit the Durham Bulls but still lost, falling 5-4 in 10 innings.

Patrick Kivlehan was a triple away from the cycle, going 3/5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and a run. Rowdy Tellez had two hits and walk, scoring a run while Socrates Brito was 1/5 with a double. Jonathan Davis was 1/5 with a run and Richard Urena was 1/5 with a run. Michael De La Cruz was 0/3 but drove in a run with a sac fly.

Ryan Feierabend allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits (including a home run) but struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings. Kirby Snead stranded his runner inherited from Feierabend, striking out three in 1 2/3 innings. Zach Jackson walked one and struck out one in one inning and Jason Adam took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in the final 1 2/3 innings.

L: Jason Adam (0-2)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (20)

Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 2


In Game 1 of their double header, the Reading Fightin Phils beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2-0.

Kevin Smith continued to swing a hot bat, going 2/3 with a stolen base while Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with a double. Riley Adams (1/3) and Santiago Espinal (1/2, BB) each had a single.

Joey Murray struck out nine batters over five innings but still took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. Corey Copping struck out four in two innings to finish the game.

L: Joey Murray (0-1)

Player of the Game: Kevin Smith


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 2


In Game 2 of their double header, the Fisher Cats beat the Fightin Phils 4-2.

Forrest Wall delivered a pair of hits, going 2/4 with a double and a single, scoring a run. Brock Lundquist also had two hits, going 2/2 with an RBI and a run. Alberto Mineo was 1/2 with a double, a walk and an RBI and Vinny Capra was 1/3 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base.

On a “bullpen day,” William Ouellette started, going four innings and giving up two runs on four hits (including a home run) with three strikeouts. Vinny Nittoli got the win, tossing two innings, striking out two and Jake Fishman struck out the side in the seventh for the save.

W: Vinny Nittoli (1-2)
S: Jake Fishman (2)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 2


In Game 1 of their double header, the Dunedin Blue Jays lost 2-1 to the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Cal Stevenson had two singles and a walk, generating the club’s only RBI. Cullen Large was 1/3 and Kevin Vicuna had the Jays’ only other hit, going 1/3 with a run.

Nick Allgeyer had a solid start, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five-plus innings, leaving a runner on for Jackson Rees who allowed him to score. Reese walked one in one inning of work.

L: Nick Allgeyer (7-5)

Player of the Game: Cal Stevenson


Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 1


Game 2 of the double header between the Dunedin Blue Jays and the Palm Beach Cardinals was even lower scoring as the game was decided with just one run in the bottom of the sixth.

Cal Stevenson had another hit, going 1/3 while Ryan Noda was 1/2 with a walk. Chavez Young was 1/3 with the club’s only other hit.

Maverik Buffo allowed just a hit and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings and Kyle Weatherly allowed a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings. Mike Ellenbest took the loss, giving up an unearned run in the sixth, allowing two hits and a walk.

L: Mike Ellenbest (1-3)

Player of the Game: Maverik Buffo


Lansing Lugnuts 0, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 6


The Lansing Lugnuts were blanked by the South Bend Cubs, getting just five hits and committing three errors in a 6-0 loss.

The Lugs had singles from Gabriel Moreno in the #3 spot in the order while the last four players in the batting order had the other hits. D.J. Neal (1/4, SB), John Aiello (1/3), Hagen Danner (1/4) and Tanner Kirwer (1/3, BB) had a single each.

Troy Miller struggled with his control, only going 3 2/3 innings and needing 83 pitches, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks. Josh Hiatt come on for 2 1/3 innings, stranding the bases loaded and allowing two walks with two strikeouts. Andy McGuire gave up three runs on three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings and Joey Pulido stranded two runners in 1 1/3 innings, allowing a walk and striking out one.

L: Troy Miller (4-5)

Player of the Game: None


Vancouver Canadians 1, Spokane Indians (TEX) 2


The Vancouver Canadians lost a heartbreaker, falling 2-1 to the Spokane Indians in 10 innings but the Jays’ top 2019 draft pick got to see game action for the first time as a pro.

Alek Manoah got one inning of work, as scheduled, giving up a hit and striking out two before giving way to William Gaston who tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Grayson Huffman blew the save, allowing a run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in one-plus innings while Parker Caracci stranded that runner in the ninth but also gave up a hit and two walks in the 1 1/3 innings he pitched, striking out two and allowing the winning run (unearned).

The C’s had just six hits including a single and a double from Tanner Morris who added a walk and a stolen base. Trevor Schwecke (1/4), Jesus Lopez (1/4), Cameron Eden (1/3, BB, SB) and Adrian Ramos (1/3, BB, RBI, SB) each had a single.

L: Parker Caracci (2-2)

Player of the Game: William Gaston


Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Danville Braves (ATL) 7


The Bluefield Blue Jays fell 7-3 to the Danville Braves.

Eric Rivera had three hits, going 3/5 with a run and a stolen base while Spencer Horwitz had a pair of singles and a walk, driving in a run and scoring once. Patrick Morris drove in two runs, going 1/4 with a double and D.J. Daniels hit a double and took a walk, going 1/3. Ryan Sloniger was 1/3 with a walk and a run while Leonardo Jimenez walked twice and stole a base, going 0/3.

Sam Ryan allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in the first four innings and Adams Cuevas tossed the last four, allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits (including two home runs) with three walks and three strikeouts.

L: Adams Cuevas (1-1)

Player of the Game: Eric Rivera


GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Phillies East 2


The GCL Blue Jays got a Saturday win while seeing an old friend, scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth to beat the GCL Phillies East 3-2.

Jose Rivas had two hits, going 2/2 with a lead-taking solo home run in the sixth while Hugo Cardona was 1/3 with a walk, two RBI but was caught stealing. Dasan Brown was 1/3 with a double and Alberto Rodriguez was 1/4.

John Axford got the start for the Blue Jays, tossing a scoreless first, walking one in his first outing of the year while Santos Moreno allowed two unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in two innings. Winder Garcia allowed two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings and Sem Robberse, a 17-year-old free agent signee (who just signed on July 24) from the Netherlands, got a win in his pro debut, striking out three in two perfect innings. Another Dutch pitcher, Jiorgeny Casimiri, also signed last week, made his debut, striking out one and retiring all five batters he faced. Williams Moreno retired the only batter he faced for the save.

W: Sem Robberse (1-0)
S: Williams Moreno (1)

Player of the Game: Jose Rivas


DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL D-backs1 5


The DSL Blue Jays finished off the home-and-home sweep of the DSL D-backs1, beating them 9-5 on Saturday.

Glenn Santiago and Daniel Oliva had three hits each with Santiago going 3/6 with a double, three RBI, a run and a stolen base while Oliva was 3/5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run. Francisco Fajardo was 2/4 with a walk, a triple, an RBI, a run but was caught stealing and Yeison Jimenez was 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Gustavo Gutierrez was 2/4 with two runs. Willfrann Astudillo was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Junior Ramos (1/5, SB), Gabriel Martinez (1/4, RBI, R, SB) and Emmanuel Sanchez (1/5, R) each had a hit.

Yaifer Perdomo provided 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up two hits but he walked four with six strikeouts. Junior Guzman allowed three runs on six hits with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and Jose Quintana gave up two more runs in the eighth, allowing two hits and a two walks with one strikeout. Joneivy Polonio got a save, walking three in the ninth with one strikeout.

W: Junior Guzman (2-0)
S: Joneivy Polonia (2)

Player of the Game: Glenn Santiago and Daniel Oliva


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