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 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 4
In Game 1 of a double header, the Buffalo Bisons scored two in the bottom of the eighth to walk off a winner.
Bo Bichette had another multi-hit game, going 2/4 with an RBI while Patrick Kivlehan was 2/3 with a walk, a home run and two runs. Reese McGuire had two hits, going 2/3 with a walk and two RBI, scoring a run. Socrates Brito was 1/1 with a double and an RBI while Andy Burns was 1/3 with a double and Billy McKinney was 1/3 with a double and a run.
T.J. Zeuch went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, striking out two, and hitting two batters and Justin Shafer allowed a run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout in the seventh. Jordan Romano allowed an unearned run to score, walking one and throwing a wild pitch but he struck out one and got the win.
W: Jordan Romano (2-2)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (14)
Player of the Game: Patrick Kivelhan
Roster Notes: Sean Reid-Foley was sent down to Buffalo.
Buffalo Bisons 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 6
The Buffalo Bisons split the double header, losing 6-4 to the IronPigs in Game 2.
Taylor Saucedo started things off well, allowing just a hit in the first three innings, striking out two and Edwin Jackson made an appearance, allowing two runs on a home run and a walk with two strikeouts in the fourth. Corey Copping took the loss, giving up two runs on two walks and a hit in one inning and Buddy Boshers allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings, striking out two, leaving the bases loaded for Zach Jackson who retired the only batter he faced.
Patrick Kivlehan continued his stellar day, going 2/3 with a home run, a double and two RBI. Billy McKinney was 1/3 with a triple, an RBI and a run and Roemon Fields was 1/2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run. Socrates Brito was 1/2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run and Bo Bichette was 1/4 with an RBI but made two errors at shortstop.
L: Corey Copping (2-20
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (15)
Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) 8
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats tried to stage a comeback, scoring two runs in the top of the ninth but it wasn’t enough as they fell 8-6 to the Reading Fightin Phils.
Riley Adams continued to swing a hot bat, going 2/3 with a double, a triple, a walk and three RBI for the ‘Cats. Santiago Espinal was 2/4 with a double, and a run and Nash Knight was 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and a run. Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with a walk and a run and Andres Sotillo was 1/3 with an RBI, a run and a sac fly.
Nate Pearson made his return from the IL to give up three runs on three hits with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings, getting a tune up before the Futures Game. Hector Perez came on to throw 3 2/3 innings, striking out three but giving up three runs on six hits and five walks with three wild pitches. Vinny Nittoli allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit in two innings and Turner Larkins finished it off, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the eighth.
L: Nate Pearson (0-2)
Player of the Game: Riley Adams
Roster Notes: Kevin Smith was placed on the 7-day IL while Nate Pearson and Andres Sotillo were both activated from the IL and Jake Fishman was sent down to Dunedin while Turner Larkins was promoted to NH from Dunedin.
Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 11
It was a wild one in Dunedin as the D-Jays carried a lead through most of the game but gave it up in the top of the ninth as the Florida Fire Frogs scored two to tie the game at nine, and scored two more in the top of the 10th. The Jays fought back, getting two doubles and a single to score three runs in the bottom to walk off with a 12-11 win.
Cullen Large was 4/6 with a double, three RBI and two runs while Cal Stevenson was 3/5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs. Nick Podkul was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run while Kacy Clemens was 1/4 with three RBI and a sac fly. Samad Taylor was 1/3 but walked twice and drove in two runs. Kevin Vicuna was 1/5 with a walk and two runs and Ryan Noda was 0/4 but was hit by a pitch and scored twice. Christopher Bec was also 0/4 but walked, stole a base and scored twice. Norberto Obeso was 0/3 but walked and hit a sac fly, driving in a run.
Nick Allgeyer allowed six runs (five earned) over five innings, allowing seven hits (including a home run) with four strikeouts. Jackson Rees gave up a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings and Brad Wilson blew the save, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings, striking out two. Emerson Jimenez stranded a runner on base and allowed two unearned run on a hit in 1 1/3 innings, getting the win.
W: Emerson Jimenez (4-1)
Player of the Game: Cullen Large and Cal Stevenson
Roster Notes: Jake Fishman was sent to Dunedin from NH and Turner Larkins made the return trip to New Hampshire from Dunedin.
Lansing Lugnuts 6, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 4
The Lansing Lugnuts scored three in the top of the eighth to come away from the game with the Great Lakes Loons with a win 6-4.
L.J. Talley was 2/4 with a double and three RBI while John Aiello was 1/3 with a walk and two runs. Jake Brodt was 2/4 with a walk and Ryan Gold was 1/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Rafael Lantigua also hit a double, going 1/4 with an RBI. Reggie Pruitt was 1/5 with a stolen base (his 32nd of the year) and a run while Gabriel Moreno was 1/5. Hunter Steinmetz was 1/3 with a walk and a run but was caught stealing.
Fitz Stadler gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks in four innings, striking out three while Marcus Reyes allowed just three hits and a walk in three innings, striking out two. Justin Watts finished it with two innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits with three strikeouts for the save.
W: Marcus Reyes (5-1)
S: Justin Watts (1)
Player of the Game: L.J. Talley and Jake Brodt
Vancouver Canadians 0, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 6
The offense sputtered for the Vancouver Canadians as they lost 6-0 to the Hilssboro Hops.
Luis Quinones allowed two unearned runs on two hits and two walks, giving up a home run and striking out two in two innings and William Gaston allowed two unearned runs on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings. Mike Pascoe gave up a run on three walks with one strikeout over two innings and Grayson Huffman surrendered a run on two hits in the ninth.
L: Luis Quinones (0-1)
Player of the Game: None
Bluefield Blue Jays 14, Danville Braves (ATL) 5
The Bluefield Blue Jays had their second consecutive game with double digit runs and double digit walks, beating the Danville Braves 14-5.
Joseph Reyes hit his third home run of the season, leading the offensive attack and going 3/4 with a home run, a walk, four RBI and two runs. Spencer Horwitz was 2/5 with a walk, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base while Addison Barger was 3/6 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Leonardo Jimenez was 2/6 with a double, an RBI and a run while Patrick Morris was 1/2 with two walks, a sacrifice fly, an RBI, three runs and a stolen base. D.J. Daniels was 1/5 with an RBI and a run and Steward Berroa was 1/4 with a run and a double. Eric Rivera walked twice and scored once, going 0/4.
Lazaro Estrada got the win, allowing all five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks in five innings before Juan Acosta pitched two innings, giving up a hit and striking out two. Kyle Huckaby finished it, tossing two innings with two hits and a walk against him, striking out two.
W: Lazaro Estrada (2-0)
HR: Joseph Reyes (3)
Player of the Game: Joseph Reyes
GCL Blue Jays, GCL Phillies East
Game suspended in the top of the third with the Blue Jays up 6-1.
Roster Notes: Dalton Pompey was sent to the GCL for a rehab assignment.
DSL Blue Jays 5, DSL D-backs1 2
The DSL Blue Jays won 5-2 against the DSL D-backs1 on Wednesday.
Adrian Montero had four of the club’s 11 hits, going 4/4 with a double, two runs and two stolen bases out of the leadoff spot. Juan Pizarro took the running game to another level, going 3/3 with a walk, three runs and four stolen bases. Emmanuel Sanchez went 2/2 with a walk, two RBI and a sac fly while Junior Ramos and Yeison Jimenez each had a single with Jimenez contributing in the field with an outfield assist.
Jose Quintana had a solid start, giving up just a hit and two walks in 3 2/3 innings, striking out three. Edgar Castro was tagged for two runs on six hits (including a home run) with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and Joneivy Polonia pitched the ninth, allowing a walk and striking out one.
W: Edgar Castro (2-0)
Player of the Game: Adrian Montero and Juan Pizarro
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