The Blue Jays minor league affiliates came away from Sunday’s action with three wins in five games for a strong showing.
Buffalo Bisons 9, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 5
The Buffalo Bisons got a huge game from the offense with four home runs, including two from Patrick Kivlehan, as they went on to beat the Rochester Red Wings 9-5 in Sunday’s action.
Kivlehan went deep twice, first in the fifth inning and then in the ninth, with two solo blasts as part of a 4/5 day, driving in two and scoring twice. Billy McKinney also went deep, hitting his first home run for Buffalo, going 2/5 with a double, four RBI and a run while Socrates Brito hit his third home run for Buffalo, going 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs. Andy Burns also had a pair of hits, going 2/5 while Jordan Patterson was 1/4 with a double, Teoscar Hernandez was 1/5 with a triple and a run, Richard Urena was 1/3 with a walk and a run and Alen Hanson was 1/4 with an RBI, a run and two stolen bases.
Sean Reid-Foley was on the mound, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and five walks with five strikeouts. Zach Jackson stranded two inherited runners and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball while Matt Dermody, making his first appearance since 2018 following Tommy John surgery, allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts in the eighth. Jordan Romano walked one and allowed a hit but struck out the side in the ninth.
W: Sean Reid-Foley (2-3)
HR: Billy McKinney (1), Patrick Kivlehan 2 (8), Socrates Brito (3)
Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan
Roster Notes: Matt Dermody was activated off the injury list.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Altoona Curve (PIT) 1
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats finished off their weekend with a 4-1 win over the Altoona Curve on Sunday.
Patrick Murphy had another strong start, going seven innings and allowing only run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Jackson McClelland came on to walk one and strikeout one in the eighth and Bryan Baker struck out one in the ninth to pick up the save.
Forrest Wall, still red-hot, had two doubles, going 2/4 with a walk and Santiago Espinal was 2/4 with a home run and two RBI, scoring once. Nash Knight (1/4, RBI), Riley Adams (1/4, SB), Kevin Smith (1/4, R), Chad Spanberger (1/3, BB) and Vinny Capra (1/3, BB, RBI, SB) all head one hit.
W: Patrick Murphy (4-5)
S: Bryan Baker (4)
HR: Santiago Espinal (3)
Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy, Forrest Wall and Santiago Espinal
Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Clearwater Threshers (PHI) 4
The Dunedin Blue Jays rallied late to tie up the game and then won it in 10 innings after Ryan Noda hit a ground-rule double in the top of the 10th to give the Jays a 5-4 win over the Clearwater Threshers.
Noda was 1/5 with a double and two RBI while Chavez Young his his fourth home run of the year, going 2/5 with an RBI and a run. Logan Warmoth was 2/3 with two walks and a run and Cullen Large was 1/5 with a double and two runs. Norberto Obeso also hit a double, going 1/3 with a walk and an RBI and Cal Stevenson was 1/4 with a walk. Christopher Bec was 1/4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run and Kacy Clemens was 1/4 with a walk.
Maximo Castillo started for Dunedin, going five innings and allowing three runs on six hits (including a home run) and two walks with two strikeouts. Emerson Jimenez allowed the Threshers’ other run, going two innings and surrendering two hits with one strikeout. Kyle Weatherly got the win, throwing two innings in relief, allowing just a hit and striking out four and Brad Wilson got the save, striking out one in the 10th.
W: Kyle Weatherly (1-2)
S: Brad Wilson (3)
HR: Chavez Young (4)
Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth and Chavez Young
Lansing Lugnuts 0, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7
Continuing their game from Saturday, the Lansing Lugnuts lost the first half of their double header on Sunday, getting shut out by the Bowling Green Hot Rods 7-0.
Sean Wymer threw the first inning on Saturday, giving up a run on a solo home run among two hits in one inning. Fitz Stadler took over on Sunday, allowing six more runs on 10 hits with two walks in 3 2/3 innings, striking out three and Will McAffer walked two and struck out two in 3 1/3 innings of solid pitching. Mike Pascoe allowed a hit and struck out one in one inning.
L: Sean Wymer (2-5)
Player of the Game: Will McAffer and Rafael Lantigua
Lansing Lugnuts 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 4
As the second game in the double header, the Lansing Lugnuts’ game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods only went seven innings as the Hot Rods swept the day, winning the second game 4-1.
Cobi Johnson started, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in just two innings of work while Sean Rackoski struck out five in three innings, allowing only two hits. Cree Finfrock gave up a run in two innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout.
The Lugnuts had just four hits including a double and a walk from Reggie Pruitt who stole home for his 25th steal of the season, and Jesus Severino, playing his first game for the Lugnuts, who was 1/3 with a triple. Hunter Steinmetz was 1/1 with a walk and a stolen base and Jake Brodt was 1/3.
L: Cobi Johnson (1-5)
Player of the Game: Sean Rackoski
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