July 6, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Leonardo Jimenez

The Blue Jays’ affiliates had a great day on Saturday, going 6-2 with a double header sweep from the Bluefield Blue Jays and wins from all of their affiliates from Rookie-Advanced up.



Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 1


The Buffalo Bisons had another strong game overall, beating the Syracuse Mets by a 7-1 score.

Bo Bichette continues to swing the bat well, going 3/5 with a double and a run while Socrates Brito was 3/5 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs. Patrick Kivlehan was 2/4 with a walk, three RBI and a run and Richard Urena was 2/4 with a run. Andy Burns drove in three runs with a double, going 1/4 and Reese McGuire was 1/3 with a walk and a run. Jordan Patterson was 1/5 and Alen Hanson was 1/4 with a run.

Ryan Feierabend went seven innings, allowing only three hits and two walks for one run with five strikeouts and Zach Jackson added two more scoreless innings to his resume, striking out three and allowing two hits in two innings.

W: Ryan Feierabend (5-4)

Player of the Game: Bo Bichette, Ryan Feierabend and Socrates Brito



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 8


In a wild one, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to complete a comeback over the Portland Sea Dogs, holding on for a 10-8 win.

Nash Knight was 3/4 with a double and two RBI, scoring twice while Alberto Mineo was 2/4 with two RBI. Santiago Espinal was 1/2 and walked three times, driving in a run and scoring three times and Joshua Palacios was 1/2 with two walks and two RBI, scoring a run. Chad Spanberger was 1/4 with a two-run home run and Christian Williams scored once, going 1/4.

Willy Ortiz allowed three runs on five hits including a home run with a walk and five strikeouts in five innings while Vinny Nittoli gave up another five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Danny Young got the win, allowing a hit and striking out three in 1 1/3 innings while Bryan Baker got the save, allowing a hit and two walks in 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts.

W: Danny Young (1-1)
S: Bryan Baker (9)
HR: Chad Spanberger (8)

Player of the Game: Nash Knight and Santiago Espinal

Roster Notes: Turner Larkins was sent back to the Dunedin Blue Jays.


Dunedin Blue Jays, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET)


Game postponed due to rain.

Roster Notes: Turner Larkins was sent to Dunedin from New Hampshire and Nick Podkul was placed on the temporarily inactive list while Jesus Navarro was activated off the IL.


Lansing Lugnuts 8, Lake County Captains (CLE) 1


The Lansing Lugnuts opened their series with the Lake County Captains with a resounding 8-1 win.

Troy Watson was on the mound, allowing just four hits, one walk and one run over six innings with four strikeouts for the win. Marcus Reyes gave up just a hit over two innings, striking out one and Justin Watts pitched a perfect ninth to finish it, striking out one.

Griffin Conine went deep again, going 1/4 with a walk and a solo shot, scoring twice, while John Aiello went deep, going 1/4 with a three-run blast. Hunter Steinmetz got into the action too, hitting his second of the year, going 2/3 with an RBI and two runs, adding a stolen base. Gabriel Moreno was 2/5 with a run and Ryan Gold was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Otto Lopez was 1/4 with a walk and was caught stealing and Rafael Lantigua and Hagen Danner each had a single.

W: Troy Watson (3-2)
HR: Griffin Conine (10), John Aiello (2), Hunter Steinmetz (2)

Player of the Game: Hunter Steinmetz and Troy Watson


Vancouver Canadians 16, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF) 9


The Vancouver Canadians turned things around with an offensive outburst, scoring 16 times with 22 hits to beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 16-9.

Trevor Schwecke was 5/6 with two RBI and two runs while Philip Clarke was 4/6 with a home run, an RBI and three runs. Tanner Morris also hit a home run, going 2/6 with an RBI and a run while Yorman Rodriguez was 2/5 with two RBI and two runs, including a sac fly. Luis De Los Santos was 3/6 with a double, two RBI and two runs and Mc Gregory Contreras was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and two runs. Will Robertson was 2/3 with a double, two walks, two RBI and two runs and Ronny Brito was 1/6 with a triple, three RBI and a run. Cameron Eden was also 1/6 with a double, an RBI and two runs.

Juan Diaz allowed five runs on six hits (including two home runs) and three walks with two strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings for the win and Nicolas Medina gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings. Grayson Huffman faced three batters and hit one and got two fly outs. Mike Pascoe allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout in the ninth.

W: Juan Diaz (1-1)
HR: Philip Clarke (2), Tanner Morris (1)

Player of the Game: Philip Clarke and Trevor Schwecke


Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Johnson City Cardinals (STL) 5


In Game 1 of their double header, the Bluefield Blue Jays scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go ahead and eventually beat the Johnson City Cardinals 7-5.

Rehabbing starter Juan De Paula had a strong outing, giving up just a hit and two walks over four innings with three strikeouts. Alejandro Melean gave up five runs on three hits (including a home run) with four walks and three strikeouts in two innings and Luis Alvarez pitched a clean seventh.

Leonardo Jimenez was 3/3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs while Miguel Hiraldo was 2/4 with a double, two RBI a run and was caught stealing. Eric Rivera was 2/4 with two runs and a stolen base and Ryan Sloniger was 2/3 with an RBI. Andres Guerra was 1/2 with a walk and a run and D.J. Daniels was 1/3 with a stolen base. Steward Berroa was 0/2 but walked and scored.

W: Alejandro Melean (1-0)
S: Luis Alvarez (1)

Player of the Game: Leonardo Jimenez


Bluefield Blue Jays 6, Johnson City Cardinals (STL) 2


In Game 1 of their double header, the Bluefield Blue Jays brought out some bats, hitting two home runs on their way to a 6-2 victory over the Johnson City Cardinals.

Joseph Reyes hit his fourth home run of the year, going 1/3 with two RBI while Addison Barger hit his second, a grand slam, driving in four and going 1/3 with four RBI. Angel Camacho was 1/2 with a walk and two runs while Patrick Morris and Leonardo Jimenez were each 1/3 with a run.

Jared DiCesare pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits with five strikeouts and Sam Ryan tossed two innings, giving up two unearned runs on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

W: Jared DiCesare (2-0)
HR: Joseph Reyes (4), Addison Barger (2)

Player of the Game: Jared DiCesare


GCL Blue Jays 2, GCL Tigers East 11


While a couple of rehabbing pitchers threw for the GCL Blue Jays, they still lost 11-2 to the GCL Tigers East.

Maverik Buffo started, facing seven batters and striking out two without allowing a hit or a run. Justin Maese tossed two innings, giving up a run on three hits with two strikeouts. Adrian Hernandez allowed five runs over 1 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and two walks with two strikeouts and Williams Moreno gave up two more runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Jose Brito allowed three more runs, giving up three hits (including a home run) and four walks with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Julian Valdez faced one batter and got a double play to end the ninth.

The Blue Jays had just three hits including a double from Yhon Perez (1/4), a triple from Dalton Pompey (1/2, 3B, BB, R) and a single from Hugo Cardona who stole two bases. Jhon Solarte was 0/2 with a walk and a sacrificy fly, driving in a run while Alberto Rodriguez was on base twice with two walks. Rainer Nunez was 0/3 with an RBI and a walk.

L: Adrian Hernandez (1-1)

Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey


DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL White Sox 12


The DSL Blue Jays faced the White Sox on Saturday and lost 12-3.

Juan Pizarro had three of the Blue Jays’ five hits, going 3/4 with three stolen bases and two runs. Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/2 with an RBI and Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/4 while Glenn Santiago was 0/2 with a walk, a run and a stolen base.

Fernando Chacon allowed four runs on three hits (including a home run) with three walks and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning before Mark Civit stranded a runner and gave up just one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Jorman Gonzalez walked four batters and hit a batter, letting all five batters reach base and he gave up two runs before Francis Mercedes pitched three innings, giving up two runs on three hits (including a home run) with two strikeouts. Juan Martinez allowed three more runs on three hits and two walks in the eighth inning.

L: Fernando Chacon (2-2)

Player of the Game: Juan Pizarro


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