July 4, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Josh Winckowski

The Blue Jays’ affiliates played eight games on Independence Day in the USA and they won just three with five losses.



Buffalo Bisons 5, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 7


The Buffalo Bisons couldn’t overcome the six-spot that the Syracuse Mets scored in the bottom of the sixth, falling 7-5.

Bo Bichette hit his fourth home run of the season, going 1/5 with a solo shot while Billy McKinney was 2/5 with a run and Richard Urena was 2/5. Jordan Patterson, hitting all the way down in the ninth spot in the order, was 3/4 with a double while Patrick Kivlehan was 1/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Socrates Brito was 1/2 with a walk, two RBI and two sac flies and Reese McGuire was 1/3 with a sac fly and an RBI. Jonathan Davis was 1/5 and Andy Burns was 0/2 but walked twice and scored.

Shawn Morimando returned to give up just one run on a solo home run among two hits with five strikeouts in four innings. David Garner took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits (including a home run) and a walk with four strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Kirby Snead allowed a run on three hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings, striking out two and Ty Tice gave up a hit and a walk in the eighth.

L: David Garner (1-1)
HR: Bo Bichette (4)

Player of the Game: Jordan Patterson and Shawn Morimando

Roster Notes: Shawn Morimando was activated from the 7-day IL and T.J. Zeuch was placed on the IL. Jacob Waguespack was returned to Buffalo and Thomas Pannone was recalled by the Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 6


Christian Williams

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats opened their series at home against the Portland Sea Dogs with a 6-3 loss.

Christian Williams led the offense, going 3/4 with a solo home run while Riley Adams was 1/4 with a double and a run. Joshua Palacios was 1/4 with an RBI and an outfield assist while Santiago Espinal was 1/3 with a walk. Alberto Mineo drove in a run with a sac fly, going 1/3.

Zach Logue allowed four or more earned runs for the third consecutive outing, giving up six this time out, allowing two home runs and seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. William Ouellette pitched 2 1/3 innings, facing the minimum while Danny Young allowed a hit and struck out one in the ninth.

L: Zach Logue (3-6)
HR: Christian Williams (2)

Player of the Game: Christian Williams

Roster Notes: William Ouellette was activated off the IL while Hector Perez was placed on the IL.


Dunedin Blue Jays 10, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 1


The Dunedin Blue Jays got a stellar start from Josh Winckowski and poured on the offense in the latter half of the game to soundly beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers 10-1.

Winckowski has yet to give up a run in three outings (and 16 innings) for the Dunedin Blue Jays and has now allowed just four hits as we gave up one hit and one walk over seven innings of work, striking out six and getting eight ground ball outs. Connor Law came on to finish the game, allowing an unearned run on four hits with one strikeout over two innings.

Chavez Young was 3/5 with a double, an RBI and three runs while Nick Podkul was 2/4 with two RBI and a run. Kevin Vicuna drove in two runs, going 1/4 with a double, two RBI and a run while Cullen Large was 1/4 with a double, a walk and two RBI. Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 with two walks and June Florida State League Player of the Month Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a double, a walk and a run. Ryan Noda walked twice, going 1/2 with an RBI and three runs and Cal Stevenson was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run.

W: Josh Winckowski (2-0)

Player of the Game: Josh Winckowski


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 8


Gabriel Moreno. Photo by Pierre Lacasse

The Lansing Lugnuts had a rain delay and a unique experience of playing while the City of Lansing’s fireworks show was on, but the Lugnuts lost 8-1 to the Great Lakes Loons.

Gabriel Moreno provided all the scoring, going 2/4 with a home run. Rafael Lantigua was 1/2 while Griffin Conine was 1/3 with a walk and Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 and was caught stealing. Otto Lopez committed his 19th error of the year.

Despite some overall command issues that creeped up from time to time, Troy Miller had a solid start, going three innings and giving up just one run on four hits. Joey Pulido allowed five runs on four hits (including a home run) and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and Juan Nunez allowed an unearned run, giving up a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings. Will McAffer gave up a run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings to finish the game.

L: Joey Pulido (2-4)
HR: Gabriel Moreno (6)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Moreno


Vancouver Canadians 1, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) 6


The Vancouver Canadians continue to struggle, falling to 5-16 with a 6-1 loss to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

The C’s had four hits including three from Trevor Schwecke who was 3/4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base while Luis De Los Santos was 1/4 with a run. Tanner Morris walked twice while Brett Wright and Ronny Brito walked once each.

Grant Townsend started and had a strong start, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Parker Caracci gave up two runs on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings and Josh Almonte allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Gage Burland gave up a hit in the eighth.

L: Grant Townsend (1-2)

Player of the Game: Trevor Schwecke


Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Johnson City Cardinals (STL) 14


Felipe Castaneda

The Bluefield Blue Jays couldn’t keep their epic run of double-digit scoring although they did get 11 hits in a 14-3 loss to the Johnson City Cardinals.

Four Blue Jays had two hits each with Miguel Hiraldo going 2/4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run while Spencer Horwitz was 2/5 with two RBI. Leonardo Jimenez was 2/4 with a walk and Angel Camacho was 2/5. Anthony Morales was 1/5 with a double and a run and Patrick Morris and Eric Rivera were each 1/4 with a walk with Rivera scoring a run.

Felipe Castaneda had a strong start, throwing 5 2/3 innings and giving up just a run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts before Gaudy Ramirez came in to take the loss, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. Meliton Reyes added fuel to the fire, giving up eight runs on seven hits (including a home run) with one walks and two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Aldo Ovando allowed a solo home run and struck out one batter to get the only out he retired.

L: Gaudy Ramirez (1-1)

Player of the Game: Felipe Castaneda


GCL Blue Jays 9, GCL Yankees West 7


The GCL Blue Jays scored two runs in the top of the ninth to go ahead of the GCL Yankees West, coming away with a 9-7 win.

Dalton Pompey was 2/3 with a double, an RBI and two runs, stealing a base while Jhon Solarte was 1/3 with a home run, two walks, three runs and two stolen bases. Hugo Cardona was 1/3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a run, stealing a base and Orelvis Martinez was 1/5 with a triple, an RBI and a run. Alberto Rodriguez was 1/4 with a walk, a double and two RBI and Javier D’Orazio was 1/5 with a double. Rainer Nunez was 1/5 with an RBI and a run while Yhon Perez was 0/2 with two walks and a run.

Alexis Carmona started for the Blue Jays, giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits (including a home run) and a walk, hitting two batters over two innings. Jimmy Robbins struck out four in his two innings of work, facing one batter over the minimum, hitting a batter with the only pitch that wasn’t ruled a strike (15 pitches, 14 strikes). Andrew McInvale allowed two solo home runs and a walk, giving up two runs in two innings with two strikeouts. Williams Moreno allowed a solo home run and a walk, allowing a run in 1 1/3 innings and striking out three. Adrian Hernandez finished the eighth, getting the win and striking out a batter and Julian Valdez retired the final three Yankees to pick up the save in the ninth.

W: Adrian Hernandez (1-0)
S: Julian Valdez (1)
HR: Jhon Solarte (1)

Player of the Game: Jhon Solarte


DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL Reds 6


The DSL Blue Jays held on for a 7-6 win over the DSL Reds, scoring seven runs on just two hits (and 11 walks).

Gabriel Martinez had one of those two hits, hitting a two-run home run and going 1/2 with two walks and two runs. Junior Ramos had the other hit and an RBI, walking once while Juan Pizarro walked twice and scored twice. Glenn Santiago, Emmanuel Sanchez, Yeison Jimenez and Gary David all walked once with Santiago and Sanchez scoring a run and Jimenez and David getting credit for an RBI each. Leonel Callez was 0/2 but walked twice and scored.

Yaifer Perdomo allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings. Andres Garcia pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two while Juan Martinez allowed two runs on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in one inning. Bejardi Meza gave up a solo home run in the ninth, adding a walk but getting the save.

W: Andres Garcia (1-0)
S: Bejardi Meza (3)
HR: Gabriel Martinez (1)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Martinez


If you like us here, like us on Facebook!

The 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is available now! Visit the Handbook page for more information!

Now is a great time to subscribe to the Blue Jays from Away Premium Content Section!

All photos are copyright Blue Jays from Away (2013-2019) and may not be used without permission.