June 26, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Jon Harris

The Blue Jays’ affiliates had nine games on Wednesday and went 4-5.



Buffalo Bisons 1, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 10


Bo Bichette

The Buffalo Bisons were manhandled by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, losing 10-1.

Bo Bichette had two of the Bisons’ four hits, going 2/3 with a double, a walk and the club’s only RBI while Jonathan Davis and Patrick Kivlehan were 1/4.

Ryan Feierabend allowed seven runs on six hits including four home runs, walking one and striking out two over five innings. David Garner made his debut in the Blue Jays’ organization, allowing three runs on four hits (including a home run) in 2/3 of an inning, striking out one before he was ejected for hitting a batter. Kirby Snead came on, striking out one in 1 1/3 innings and Conor Fisk pitched a scoreless eighth.

L: Ryan Feierabend (4-3)

Player of the Game: Bo Bichette

Roster Notes: Anthony Alford was placed on the 7-day IL.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 1


In the first game of a double header against the Portland Sea Dogs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats got a five-run sixth inning to go ahead, beating the Sea Dogs 7-1.

Joshua Palacios was 2/4 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base while Forrest Wall drove in three, going 1/3 with two walks, a run and a stolen base. Santiago Espinal was 1/3 with a double and a walk, driving in a run and Logan Warmoth was 1/2 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and a run. Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a run and Riley Adams was 0/1 with two walks and two runs. Chad Spanberger walked and scored, going 0/2.

Jon Harris had a strong start, allowing only a run on three hits (including a solo home run) without walking anyone and striking out five in five innings. Dany Jimenez struck out one in the sixth and William Ouellette struck out one in the seventh to seal the win.

W: Jon Harris (2-1)

Player of the Game: Jon Harris


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 3


Logan Warmoth

In game two of the double header, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats mounted the beginnings of a comeback but eventually fell 3-2 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

The Fisher Cats had just four hits including singles from Logan Warmoth (1/1, 2 BB, SB), Kevin Smith (1/3, 2 RBI), Joshua Palacios (1/2, BB, R, SB) and Forrest Wall (1/3, BB). Nash Knight walked twice, going 0/2 with a run.

Willy Ortiz started, going four innings and giving up three runs on eight hits (including a home run) with a walk and four strikeouts. Vinny Nittoli allowed a hit in the fifth, striking out one and Bryan Baker struck out the side in the fifth.

L: Willy Ortiz (2-4)

Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth


Dunedin Blue Jays 3, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 1


Joey Murray

The Dunedin Blue Jays got a dominating pitching performance from Joey Murray as they beat the St. Lucie Mets 3-1.

Murray tossed six innings, giving up only one run on two hits without walking anyone and striking out 12 batters to get the win. Jackson Rees struck out two batters in two perfect innings and Brad Wilson had a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his seventh save, striking out one.

Norberto Obeso had a strong game, going 4/4 with a double and a stolen base and Demi Orimoloye was 3/4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base. Alejandro Kirk was 2/4 with a double, a walk and a run and Kacy Clemens was 2/5 with a double and two RBI. Christopher Bec was 1/5 and Nick Podkul was 1/4 with an RBI while Cal Stevenson and Kevin Vicuna were both 1/5.

W: Joey Murray (4-1)
S: Brad Wilson (7)

Player of the Game: Norberto Obeso and Joey Murray

Roster Notes: Justin Maese was sent to the GCL for a rehab assignment.


Lansing Lugnuts 3, Lake County Captains (CLE) 6


Hunter Steinmetz

The Lansing Lugnuts had the pendulum swing back the other way as they fell 6-3 to the Lake County Captains.

Troy Watson gave up two of the Captains’ runs, allowing seven hits (including a home run) and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Joey Pulido allowed two solo home runs and a walk, giving up two runs in two innings, striking out one. Justin Watts allowed a hit and a walk but no runs in one inning, striking out one and Juan Nunez gave up two runs on a hit and a walk with a balk and one strikeout in the ninth.

Hunter Steinmetz hit his first home run with the Lugnuts, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run, adding a stolen base while Gabriel Moreno was 2/4. Otto Lopez was 1/4 and D.J. Neal was 1/4 with a run. Reggie Pruitt, L.J. Talley and Hagen Danner each walked twice with Danner scoring and stealing a base.

L: Joey Pulido (2-3)
HR: Hunter Steinmetz (1)

Player of the Game: Hunter Steinmetz

Roster Notes: Eric Pardinho was assigned to the GCL Blue Jays for rehab.


Vancouver Canadians 6, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 7


The Vancouver Canadians lost another one-run game to the Everett AquaSox after the AquaSox scored a run in the eighth that the Canadians had no answer for.

Mc Gregory Contreras hit his first home run of the year for Vancouver, going 1/4 with a two-run shot, also walking and scoring twice and stealing a base. Yorman Rodriguez was 2/5 with a run and Cameron Eden was 2/5 with a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and a run. Luis De Los Santos was 1/5 with a double and an RBI and Tanner Morris was 1/3 with two walks and an RBI. Trevor Schwecke also stole a base, going 1/4 with a walk and a run while Davis Schneider was 0/1 but walked four times. Adrian Ramos was 1/4 with a triple and a walk, driving in a run and Brett Wright was 1/5.

Adam Kloffenstein was on the hill and he allowed three runs on four hits (including a home run), walking one and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings. Josh Almonte allowed three runs (two earned) on a hit and three walks in 1 1/3 innings while Parker Caracci gave up the winning run on three hits with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings and Gage Burland finished it, walking two and striking out one in 2/3 of an inning.

L: Parker Caracci (0-1)
HR: Mc Gregory Contreras (1)

Player of the Game: Mc Gregory Contreras, Cameron Eden and Tanner Morris

Roster Notes: Elixon Caballero was assigned to Vancouver from Bluefield.


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Danville Braves (ATL) 4


The Bluefield Blue Jays rallied in the bottom of the ninth, scoring one run after loading the bases but couldn’t push across any more, losing 4-2 to the Danville Braves.

Jol Concepcion started, making his first appearance since 2017, striking out five in five innings but allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks. Naswell Paulino kept the Blue Jays in the game, holding the Braves to just two hits in four innings.

The Blue Jays had just six hits including two from Spencer Horwitz and one each from Steward Berroa (1/5), Scotty Bradley (1/4), Angel Camacho (1/3, R) and Leonardo Jimenez (1/4, R). Anthony Morales, a newly signed non-drafted free agent catcher, was 0/4 with an RBI.

L: Jol Concepcion (0-1)

Player of the Game: Naswell Paulino

Roster Notes: Elixon Caballero was promoted to Vancouver from Bluefield and catcher Anthony Morales was assigned to the Bluefield Blue Jays.


GCL Blue Jays 10, GCL Yankees West 7


Eric Pardinho

The GCL Blue Jays spent most of the day dominating the GCL Yankees West who put together a comeback that fell short in the ninth inning as the Jays won 10-7 with the help of a couple of rehabbing pitchers.

Ryan Borucki got his season going, facing 10 batters over three innings and striking out six of them without giving up a hit or a walk. Eric Pardinho contributed four innings of scoreless baseball, giving up a hit and walking three with five strikeouts. Jose Brito allowed a hit and four walks leading to five runs in 1 2/3 innings, striking out one and Ronald Govea allowed two runs on two hits with a home run being one of them, striking out one to finish the game.

Jose Rivas was 2/4 with a double, two RBI, a sac fly and three runs while Jhon Solarte was 2/4 with a double and three RBI. Hugo Cardona was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI, three runs and a stolen base while Orelvis Martinez was 1/3 with a double, a walk and two runs. Rainer Nunez was 1/3 with a walk and an RBI while Hanley Acevedo was 1/3 with a sac fly, an RBI and a run. Javier Hernandez was 1/4 with a double and a run.

W: Eric Pardinho (1-0)

Player of the Game: Ryan Borucki and Eric Pardinho

Roster Notes: Eric Pardinho and Ryan Borucki were assigned to the GCL for rehab.


DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL White Sox 1


The DSL Blue Jays got some great pitching to limit the DSL White Sox to just one run in a 2-1 win.

Juanfer Castro did a lot of the heavy lifting on the mound, throwing six innings and giving up only four hits and one walk without striking out anyone and getting 12 ground outs to just three fly outs. Winder Garcia took over, giving up one run on three hits with three strikeouts for the save.

The Blue Jays had just five hits with singles Gabriel Martinez (1/4), Daniel Oliva (1/4, RBI, R), Junior Ramos (1/3, SB), Leonel Callez (1/3) and Gary David (1/2, BB). Adrian Montero was 0/2 but walked, stole a base and scored.

W: Juanfer Castro (1-2)
S: Winder Garcia (3)

Player of the Game: Juanfer Castro


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