June 13, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Kevin Smith

The clubs went 2-2 with the Dunedin Blue Jays rained out.



Buffalo Bisons 11, Indianapolis Indians (PIT) 3


Patrick Kivlehan, Photo Credit: Kristen Basnett

The Buffalo Bisons have been feasting on Indianapolis Indians pitching over the past two games, scoring 25 runs in total. This time, it was an 11-3 win for The Herd.

Patrick Kivlehan went 2/4 with a home run, two walks and two runs while Socrates Brito was 2/6 with a triple, an RBI and a run. Anthony Alford wasn’t left behind, going 2/4 with two walks and an RBI and Reese McGuire (2/5, 2B, RBI, R), Andy Burns (2/4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Roemon Fields (2/4, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB) had two hits each while Jonathan Davis was 1/5 with a walk, a double and three runs and Billy McKinney was 1/3 with two walks, a double and two RBI. Bo Bichette was 1/6 in his first game back, hitting a double.

Andrew Sopko exited after just one inning, allowing a hit and striking out one, needing just 13 pitches. Corey Copping gave up two hits and two walks but no runs over three innings, striking out three while David Phelps also came out early after two batters, giving up a hit and striking out a batter. Ty Tice came on, going 2 2/3 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in his Triple-A debut while Zach Jackson struck out a pair in the eighth and Buddy Boshers gave up a solo home run in the ninth.

W: Corey Copping (1-0)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (10)

Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan

Roster Note: Ty Tice was promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo and Justin Shafer was called up to Toronto.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 9


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost again to the Bowie Baysox, falling 9-4 as Patrick Murphy had a rough outing.

Murphy went four innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits (including a home run) with two walks and two strikeouts but got 7 outs on the ground with just one fly out. Jake Fishman came on to throw 2 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking one and Danny Young allowed another run on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings.

Kevin Smith had a strong game, going 2/4 with a triple, a home run three RBI and two runs. Santiago Espinal (1/4, R), Chad Spanberger (1/4), Joshua Palacios (1/4, R) and Christian Williams (1/3, BB) had the club’s other hits.

L: Patrick Murphy (4-7)
HR: Kevin Smith (7)

Player of the Game: Kevin Smith

Roster Notes: Ty Tice was promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo.


Dunedin Blue Jays, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL)


Game cancelled.


Lansing Lugnuts 1, South Bend Cubs (CHC) 5


Cobi Johnson

The Lansing Lugnuts fell to the South Bend Cubs, losing 5-1 on Thursday.

The Lugnuts had just four hits in this one, getting a triple from Reggie Pruitt (1/4, RBI), a single from Nick Podkul (1/4), a single from Rafael Lantigua (1/3) and a double and a walk from Luis De Los Santos (1/2, BB, R).

Cobi Johnson had a strong start, giving up just one run in five innings of three-hit, two-walk ball, striking out six. Will McAffer took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits (including a home run) and three walks with two strikeouts. Mike Pascoe tossed 2/3 of an inning in the eighth, coming out after facing two batters and Jesus Severino finished it off, retiring the final batter for the Lugnuts.

L: Will McAffer (1-2)

Player of the Game: Cobi Johnson

Roster Notes: Mc Gregory Contreras was sent to Vancouver.


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL White Sox 1


The DSL Blue Jays picked up a win, defeating the DSL White Sox 4-1.

Emmanuel Sanchez led the offense, going 3/4 with two doubles, a stolen base and a run while Francisco Fajardo was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base. Leonel Callez was 1/5 with a run and Gabriel Martinez was 1/4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Juan Pizarro was 1/4 with a stolen base and Gustavo Guterrez was 1/3 with a run. Junior Ramos was 1/3 with a walk.

Wilgenis Alvarado started for the Jays, going 4 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Raudy Sanchez went 3 2/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits with one strikeout and Francis Mercedes got the save, striking out one in the ninth.

W: Raudy Sanchez (1-0)
S: Francis Mercedes (1)

Player of the Game: Emmanuel Sanchez


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