With four games on the agenda, the Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates split them, despite getting two excellent pitching performances in New Hampshire and Dunedin.
Scheduled Off Day
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Altoona Curve 3
Jeremy Gabryszwski followed up his excellent outing on the weekend with another strong showing against the Altoona Curve to keep the Fisher Cats close in a tightly contested game. Gabryszwski went seven innings, giving up four hits and a walk including a solo home run which accounted for all of the scoring against him while striking out eight. Colt Hynes came on for the eighth inning, giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Wil Browning came in for the ninth inning and gave up three hits, including a run-scoring double and then threw a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score for a walk-off win for the Altoona Curve.
The offense struggled against Altoona starter Clay Holmes who threw six innings of shutout ball against the Fisher Cats while striking out nine but the boys were able to get to reliever Montana DuRapau who surrendered a two-run home run to Matt Dean in the top of the ninth. The Fisher Cats had only five more hits including singles from Dwight Smith, Ian Parmley and Christian Lopes and doubles from Wilkin Castillo and Shane Opitz.
Player of the Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0
Sean Reid-Foley made his triumphant return to Dunedin after spending time there last year, leading the Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Reid-Foley was dominant, giving up only two hits and three walks over seven innings and not allowing a run while striking out 12 batters. Tim Mayza and Carlos Ramirez followed with a scoreless inning each to finish the game.
The Blue Jays got a solid game from their hitters, with Troy Tulowitzki going 1/4. Jonathan Davis hit a home run, going 2/3 with a walk and 2 RBI while also stealing his 19th base of the year. Richard Urena was 2/5 with a double and Gunnar Heidt his his second home run as a Dunedin Blue Jay, going 1/3 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base.
Player of the Game: Sean Reid-Foley
Roster Notes: Sean Reid-Foley was promoted to Dunedin from Lansing while Taylor Cole was sent to New Hampshire. Troy Tulowitzki was sent to Dunedin for a rehab assignment.
Lansing Lugnuts 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 9
Tayler Saucedo came off the DL but had a rough outing against the West Michigan Whitecaps in a 9-2 loss. Saucedo allowed 14 hits and eight runs over five innings. Starlyn Suriel took over in the sixth and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Nate Abel took over for Suriel with two runners on and got out of the inning but allowed one of the two runners to score. Abel threw a scoreless ninth for 1 2/3 innings total with two hits against.
Player of the Game: Josh Almonte and Justin Atkinson
Roster Notes: Sean Reid-Foley was promoted to Dunedin and Tayler Saucedo was activated off the 7-day DL.
DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL D-backs 3
The DSL Blue Jays picked up another win to move their record to 7-4 thanks to a run in the sixth inning that put them ahead of the DSL D-backs for good. Yorman Rodriguez continues to swing a hot bat, bringing his batting average to .349 with a 2/4 game, scoring twice. Yhordegny Kelly was 1/3 with three RBI.
Randy Pondler got the start for the Blue Jays, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts in four innings. Alvaro Galindo got the win, allowing an unearned run on one hit and one walk over five innings with three strikeouts.
Player of the Game: Alvaro Galindo and Yorman Rodriguez
Roster Notes: The Blue Jays added OF Aldo Ovando to their roster.
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