With eight games on the slate, the Blue Jays’ minor league teams went 6-2 getting a double header sweep from the Buffalo Bisons and wins from all the other teams except for New Hampshire and Bluefield.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Norfolk Tides (BAL) 1
In Game 1 of their double header with the Norfolk Tides, the Buffalo Bisons won 2-1.
The Bisons had six hits, getting doubles from Socrates Brito (1/3, 2B, R) and Jonathan Davis (1/2, 2B RBI). Anthony Alford was on base three times, going 1/1 with two walks, a run and two stolen bases. Roemon Fields was 2/3 and Andy Burns was 1/3.
W: Corey Copping (2-1)
Player of the Game: Anthony Alford
Roster Notes: David Paulino was placed on the 7-day IL.
Buffalo Bisons 1, Norfolk Tides (BAL) 0
In Game 2 of their double header with Norfolk, the Buffalo Bisons shut out the Tides, winning 1-0 and evening their record at 36-36 on the season.
Conor Fisk started and threw five shutout innings at the Tides, allowing four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Ty Tice took over, getting the win and throwing two innings of two-hit ball, striking out two.
The Bisons had five hits in this one, with Socrates Brito going 1/1 with two walks, Patrick Kivlehan going 1/3, Richard Urena going 1/3 with a double and a run, Jordan Patterson going 1/3 and Alen Hanson going 1/3 with an RBI.
W: Ty Tice (1-0)
Player of the Game: Conor Fisk
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Trenton Thunder (NYY) 6
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats opened their series with the Trenton Thunder, losing 6-4 in 11 innings.
Willy Ortiz went four innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts but the bullpen held the fort until the 11th, getting two scoreless innings from Jackson McClelland (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K), two more from Jake Fishman (2 IP, 3 K), and two more from Dany Jimenez (2 IP, 2 K), allowing just one hit the rest of the way until the 11th. For the 11th, Bryan Baker allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk with one strikeout.
Three Fisher Cats had two hits each including Riley Adams (2/5, RBI, R), Brock Lundquist (2/4, BB, RBI, R) and Logan Warmoth (2/5, RBI). Christian Williams (1/5), Chad Spanberger (1/4) and Josh Palacios (1/5, 2B, BB, R) each had one hit.
L: Bryan Baker (2-5)
Player of the Game: Brock Lundquist
Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays scored a run in the seventh and four more in the eighth, including getting a three-run home run from Kacy Clemens as the Blue Jays beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 6-3.
For Clemens, it was his only hit as he went 1/4 with three RBI but Cal Stevenson was on base four times, going 2/2 with two walks and two runs. Demi Orimoloye was 2/4 with an RBI and a run and Norberto Obeso was 2/4. Kevin Vicuna was 1/3 with a double and a walk, scoring once.
Graham Spraker started, going five innings and giving up just one run on four hits and a walk with one strikeout. Turner Larkins allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit and a walk in two innings, striking out a pair and Emerson Jimenez got the win, holding the Cards to just one hit with two strikeouts over two innings.
W: Emerson Jimenez (1-1)
HR: Kacy Clemens (3)
Player of the Game: Cal Stevenson and Graham Spraker
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 0
The Lansing Lugnuts responded to their Thursday loss to the Dayton Dragons by shutting them out 4-0 on Friday.
Troy Watson had a strong start, tossing six scoreless frames, allowing only four hits and striking out two. Joey Pulido gave up a walk and struck out two in two innings and Cre Finfrock struck out two in a perfect ninth.
Ryan Gold hammered the ball, going 3/4 with a double and an rBI while L.J. Talley was 2/4 with an RBI. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with a solo home run and Gabriel Moreno was 1/3 with a walk and two runs. Jake Brodt was 1/4 with a double and Griffin Conine was 1/3 with a walk. Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with his 29th stolen base of the season and a run.
W: Troy Watson (2-1)
HR: Otto Lopez (3)
Player of the Game: Ryan Gold
Roster Notes: Josh Hiatt was placed on the 7-day IL while Otto Lopez and John Aiello were both activated off the IL.
Vancouver Canadians 5, Hillsboro Hops (ARI) 1
The Vancouver Canadians had a tremendous game against the Hillsboro Hops, beating them 5-1 to open their road trip.
Grant Townsend had a dominant start, allowing just a run on one hit and one walk with eight strikeouts over six innings, leaving that runner on for Andy McGuire, who allowed the inherited runner to score and tossed two scoreless innings of his own, allowing two hits. Gage Burland gave up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in the ninth.
Five Canadians had two hits each, covering all 10 of the hits the club would get. Ronny Brito was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run while Trevor Schwecke was 2/4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and a run. Yorman Rodriguez was 2/5 with a run and Tanner Morris was 2/3 with two walks and a run. Cameron Eden was 2/4 with an RBI and a run while Luis De Los Santos was 0/3 with a walk and a sac fly, driving in a run.
W: Grant Townsend (1-0)
Player of the Game: Grant Townsend
Bluefield Blue Jays 6, Pulaski Yankees (NYY) 8
The Bluefield Blue Jays had a five-run lead after six-and-a-half innings but the bullpen coughed up seven more runs to the Pulaski Yankees as the Jays lost 8-6.
Elixon Caballero started, giving up a run on a solo home run (the only hit he allowed) without walking anyone and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings before giving way to Luis Quinones who gave up two runs on two walks with five strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. Aldo Ovando gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and a walk, getting just one out while Meliton Reyes allowed all three inherited runners to score, giving up a run of his own on two hits with a walk in one inning.
The Bluefield batters combined for 12 hits, getting a home run from catcher Ryan Sloniger who was 2/4 with a walk and two RBI. Angel Camacho was 2/5 with an RBI and Miguel Hiraldo was 2/5 with a double, an RBI and a run. Addison Barger was 2/4 with a double, a walk and a run and Eric Rivera was 2/4 with a double, a walk and a run. Spencer Horwitz was 1/4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs while D.J. Daniels was 1/5.
L: Aldo Ovando (0-1)
HR: Ryan Sloniger (1)
Player of the Game: Ryan Sloniger
DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL D-backs1 2
The DSL Blue Jays got a run in the top of the ninth and hung on to beat the DSL D-backs1 3-2.
Adrian Montero was on base three times, going 0/2 with three walks and two runs while Leonel Callez hit the club’s only extra-base hit, a double, going 1/5. Amell Brazoban was 1/4 with a walk and two stolen bases and Daniel Oliva was 1/3 with a walk and a stolen base. Junior Ramos and Gustavo Ruiz were both 1/3 with a walk and Yeison Jimenez was 1/2 with a walk and an RBI on a sacrifice fly.
On the mound, Jose Quintana started, going two innings and giving up two runs on two hits and two walks, hitting two batters, while Edgar Castro tossed five hitless innings, walking one and striking out five. Winder Garcia allowed four hits over two innings but struck out three and didn’t give up a run to earn the win.
W: Winder Garcia (2-0)
Player of the Game: Edgar Castro
Roster Notes: Javier D’Orazio was promoted to the GCL Blue Jays.
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