July 28, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Cal Stevenson

The Buffalo Bisons saw some roster shuffling as the Blue Jays made a couple of trades in advance of the deadline as the affiliates went 4-2 in their six scheduled games.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Durham Bulls (TB) 0


The Buffalo Bisons dominated the Durham Bulls in a 4-0 win.

With Thomas Pannone recalled by the Blue Jays, Sean Reid-Foley got the start, walking one and striking out one in just one inning while Tayler Saucedo threw three innings of one-hit, one-walk ball, striking out two. Bryan Baker walked one and struck out two in two innings and Buddy Boshers struck out two in the seventh. Ty Tice gave up two hits and walked two in two innings, striking out four.

The Bisons had another home run from Rowdy Tellez, giving him five since his demotion to Buffalo and he was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Andy Burns drove in two runs, going 1/2 with a walk and two RBI, adding a sac fly while Jonathan Davis was 2/4 with a double and a run. Bo Bichette was taken out of the game early in advance of his call up to Toronto and he was 0/2 while Socrates Brito was 1/5, as was Patrick Kivlehan. Richard Urena was 1/3 with a walk and a double, scoring a run and Michael De La Cruz was 2/4 with an RBI while Roemon Fields was 1/3 with a walk.

W: Tayler Saucedo (6-0)
HR: Rowdy Tellez (5)

Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 9


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell to the Reading Fightin Phils after giving up three runs on the top of the ninth, having scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth to tie the game, falling 9-8.

The Blue Jays hit six doubles, getting two from Santiago Espinal (2/4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R) while Forrest Wall went 2/3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs. Kevin Smith also had two hits, going 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run and Riley Adams was on base three times, going 1/3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and two runs. Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with a walk and two runs while Nash Knight was 1/4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Chad Spanberger was 1/5, as was Christian Williams who hit a double.

The Fisher Cats needed five pitchers as Yennsy Diaz allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits (including two home runs) with four walks and four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Dany Jimenez walked one and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings and Danny Young allowed two hits in an inning. Jackson McClelland took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits (including a home run) with two walks in 2/3 of an inning and Brad Wilson retired the only batter he faced to finish the ninth.

L: Jackson McClelland (0-2)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall


Dunedin Blue Jays 10, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 6


It took 11 innings but the Dunedin Blue Jays broke out for five runs in the 11th to beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 10-6.

Cal Stevenson continues his second half heat wave, going 4/6 with a home run, three RBI and two runs while Alejandro Kirk was 2/3 with three walks, three RBI, a double and a run, adding a stolen base. Norberto Obeso was 2/5 with an RBI and two runs and Samad Taylor also continued his late-season resurgence, going 1/4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs. Demi Orimoloye was 1/6 with a double and Nick Podkul was 1/4 with a walk and a run.

Maximo Csatillo allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits (including a home run) with a walk and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Connor Law allowed a walk in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two and Sean Rackoski, newly promoted, gave up a run on three hits with a strikeout over two innings. Emerson Jimenez allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings for the win.

W: Emerson Jimenez (5-1)
HR: Samad Taylor (5), Cal Stevenson (5)

Player of the Game: Cal Stevenson


Lansing Lugnuts 4, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 13


The Lansing Lugnuts were hammered by the South Bend Cubs, losing 13-4.

The Lugs had home runs from Jake Brodt (1/3, HR, BB, RBI, R) and Griffin Conine (1/3, HR, BB, 2 RBI, R) while Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4 with a triple and a run. Rafael Lantigua (1/5), Ryan Gold (1/4) and Tanner Kirwer (1/4) each had a single while Otto Lopez was 0/5 with an RBI and a run and John Aiello was 0/2 with two walks.

Sean Wymer only made it through 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks before Marcus Reyes came on, having his consecutive scoreless innings streak broken, tossing 2 2/3 innings and allowing four runs on three hits and two walks with a strikeout. Juan Nunez also threw 2 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts and Ryan Gold came on to pitch, allowing three unearned runs in the ninth on two hits and two walks.

L: Sean Wymer (5-1)
HR: Jake Brodt (11), Griffin Conine (14)

Player of the Game: Griffin Conine and Jake Brodt


Vancouver Canadians 6, Spokane Indians (TEX) 0


Despite walking four, starter Adam Kloffenstein and the relievers dominated the Spokane Indians, shutting them out and winning 6-0.

Kloff struck out seven over five innings, allowing just two hits and four walks, needing 84 pitches to get through the five frames. Luis Quinones tossed three innigns without allowing a hit or a walk and struck out four and Gage Burland walked two in the ninth, striking out one.

The C’s had just seven hits in their win but walked nine times with Trevor Schwecke going 0/2 with three walks, two RBI, a run and a stolen base. Adrian Ramos also walked once, going 0/3 with a run and a stolen base. Brett Wright was 2/4 with a run and Cameron Eden had the club’s only extra-base hit, a double, going 1/4 with a walk and an RBI. Will Robertson was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run and Jesus Lopez was 1/4 with an RBI on a sac fly. Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with a walk and a run and Tanner Morris was 0/3 with two walks and an RBI. Luis De Los Santos was 1/5 with a run.

W: Adam Kloffenstein (3-2)

Player of the Game: Adam Kloffenstein


Bluefield Blue Jays 9, Danville Braves (ATL) 7


The Bluefield Blue Jays scored one in the eighth to tie the game and two more in the top of the ninth to go ahead of the Danville Braves and eventually win 9-7.

Starter Roither Hernandez had a shaky outing, giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and just one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings and Meliton Reyes allowed another four runs on six hits (including a home run) and a walk with one strikeout in 2 2/3 innings before the bullpen settled things down. Julian Valdez gave up just one hit with one strikeout in three innings of relief and Aldo Ovando allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in two innings. Austin Havekost got the save, striking out one in a 1-2-3 10th.

Miguel Hiraldo (3/5, 2B, BB, RBI, 2 R) and Spencer Horwitz (3/5, 2B, BB, RBI, R) had three hits each while Steward Berroa hit his first home run of the year, going 2/5 with a walk, two RBI and a run and he was caught stealing and had an outfield assist. Patrick MOrris hit a double, going 2/4 with two walks, two RBI and a run while Davis Schneider was 2/5 with a double and a run. Leonardo Jimenez was 1/4 with a double and an RBI and Scotty Bradley was 1/4 with a walk. Andres Guerra walked twice and scored twice.

W: Aldo Ovando (1-2)
S: Austin Havekost (1)
HR: Steward Berroa (1)

Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo, Spencer Horwitz and Steward Berroa


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