June 12, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Turner Larkins

With the Lansing Lugnuts playing a double header and splitting it, the Blue Jays’ affiliates played six games, winning four of them.



Buffalo Bisons 14, Indianapolis Indians (PIT) 6


The Buffalo Bisons got their bats a-burnin’ as they demolished the Indianapolis Indians 14-6.

Socrates Brito went 4/5 with a home run, five RBI and a run while Anthony Alford also went deep, going 2/4 with two walks, four RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Michael De La Cruz was 3/6 with two RBI and a run while Billy McKinney scored four runs, going 2/3 with three walks, a triple and two RBI. Jonathan DAvis walked three times as well, going 1/3 with three run and Richard Urena was 2/6 with a double and a run. Alen Hanson was 2/6 with two runs.

Sean Reid-Foley went three innings, giving up four runs on three hits and four walks with a hit batter and five strikeouts. Matt Dermody gave up another two runs on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in one inning and David Phelps allowed just a hit with one strikeout in his inning. Conor Fisk (1 IP, 1 K), Kirby Snead (2 IP, 1 K) and Dusty Isaacs (1 IP, 2 K) combined to finish it off.

W: David Phelps (1-0)
HR: Anthony Alford (5), Socrates Brito (4)

Player of the Game: Socrates Brito

Roster Note: Bo Bichette returned to Buffalo following his rehab assignment and Jordan Romano was called up to Toronto to pitch for his hometown team.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 4


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost again to the Bowie Baysox, falling 4-2 as the Baysox scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning on a walk off home run.

The Fisher Cats had just three hits including a double from Kevin Smith that brought in two runs, a single from Joshua Palacios, who scored a run, and a single from Riley Adams.

Hector Perez had a solid start, giving up two runs on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings. Tayler Saucedo didn’t allow a run, giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings and Bryan Baker allowed two runs in the 10th (one earned) on a home run, striking out two.

L: Bryan Baker (2-4)

Player of the Game: None


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 0


The Dunedin Blue Jays shutout the Florida Fire Frogs for the third straight game, beating them 4-0 on Wednesday.

Turner Larkins led the way on the mound, earning the win with five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and striking out six. Mike Ellenbest gave up a hit and a walk with four strikeouts in only two innings and Jackson Rees struck out three in two innings, allowing a hit and a walk to finish off the shutout.

Kevin Vicuna had a pair of hits, going 2/5 with an RBI while Samad Taylor was on base three times, going 2/3 with a walk, two runs and two stolen bases. Ryan Noda was 1/2 with two walks, a run and a stolen base and Jesus Navarro was 1/4 with two RBI. Cal Stevenson had the club’s other hit, going 1/5 and Alejandro Kirk was 0/2 but walked twice and scored a run.

W: Turner Larkins (5-3)

Player of the Game: Turner Larkins

Roster Notes: Bo Bichette was sent back to Buffalo to conclude his rehab assignment.


Lansing Lugnuts 2, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 6


The Lansing Lugnuts split their double header with the South Bend Cubs, losing one game 6-2.

The Lugnuts had just four hits in this one, getting a single, an RBI and a walk from Nick Podkul, a single and RBI from Griffin Conine, a single and outfield assist from D.J. Neal and a double from Hunter Steinmetz who also scored a run.

Fitz Stadler took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits (including a home run) with three strikeouts in just two innings. Marcus Reyes finished it off, allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts over four innings.

L: Fitz Stadler

Player of the Game: None


Lansing Lugnuts 6, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 4


Reggie Pruitt

The Lansing Lugnuts didn’t let everything go for naught as they won the other game in their double header with the South Bend Cubs, coming away with a 6-4 win.

Sean Wymer had another strong start, allowing just one run on four hits and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings of work. Sean Rackoski gave up three runs (two earned) with four hits and two walks against, striking out five in just 2 2/3 innings to get the win and Cre Finfrock retired the final batter of the game (getting a fly ball out) to earn the save.

Reggie Pruitt had three hits including a double and scored a run to lead the Fisher Cat offense. Rafael Lantigua was 2/4 with a double and two RBI, scoring a run. Griffin Conine scored twice, going 1/4 and Hunter Steinmetz was 2/4 with an RBI and a run. Jake Brodt was 1/2 with a walk and Jesus Severino was 1/4. Gabriel Moreno was 0/4 but picked up an RBI.

W: Sean Rackoski (1-1)
S: Cre Finfrock (4)

Player of the Game: Reggie Pruitt


DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL Reds 3


The DSL Blue Jays picked up a win, defeating the DSL Reds 7-3 at home.

Juan Pizarro was on base four times, going 3/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run while Gustavo Gutierrez, playing third, was 3/4 with a double and two runs, adding two stolen bases. Adrian Montero was on base twice, going 1/4 with a walk, a run and two stolen bases while Yeison Jimenez was 1/4 with a double, two RBI and a run. Gustavo Ruiz was 1/4 and Amell Brazoban was 1/3 with a double and was hit by a pitch.

Soenni Martinez started for the Jays, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up two runs on three hits (with one home run) and three walks with four strikeouts. Andres Garcia went 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and two walks but no runs. Fernando Chacon gave up a run on six hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings while Jose Quintana got the save, inherited loaded bases and getting out of it with two outs in 2/3 of an inning.

W: Fernando Chacon (2-1)
S: Jose Quintana (1)

Player of the Game: Gustavo Gutierrez and Juan Pizarro


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