June 28, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ affiliates were 6-2 in eight games on Friday.



Buffalo Bisons 3, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 2


Patrick Kivlehan, Photo Credit: Kristen Basnett

The Buffalo Bisons opened their series with the Syracuse Mets, beating them 3-2.

Jacob Waguespack started for the Bisons, going 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on a solo home run (to Tim Tebow) among three hits with three walks and four strikeouts. David Garner got the win, tossing 1 1/3 innings and striking out two. Zach Jackson allowed a hit and a walk in 1 2/3 innings while Buddy Boshers gave up a run in 1/3 of an inning, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out one. Justin Shafer got the save, tossing two innings and giving up two hits with three strikeouts.

Patrick Kivlehan led the offense, going 3/4 with an RBI while Socrates Brito was 2/5 with a double and a run and was caught stealing. Jordan Patterson hit a home run, going 1/4 with two RBI and Bo Bichette was on twice, going 1/4 with a walk. Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a double and a walk, scoring a run while Reese McGuire and Richard Urena were each 1/3 with a walk and Alen Hanson was 1/4.

W: David Garner (1-0)
S: Justin Shafer (7)
HR: Jordan Patterson (11)

Player of the Game: Patrick Kivlehan

Roster Notes: Billy McKinney was optioned to Buffalo while Sean Reid-Foley started for the Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Trenton Thunder (NYY) 2


Hector Perez, Photo by Kristin Basnett

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won their second consecutive game against the Trenton Thunder, beating them 5-2.

Alberto Mineo was 2/3 with a double, a walk, three RBI, a run and a stolen base while Santiago Espinal was 2/5 with two runs and a stolen base. Chad Spanberger was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run while Logan Warmoth was 1/4 with a run and Vinny Capra and Kevin Smith were both 1/4. Brock Lundquist was 0/4 but walked and drove in a run.

Patrick Murphy started but pitched only one inning after coming off the DL, giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout and needing 29 pitches to do so. Hector Perez tossed six innings, striking out nine batters and giving up a run on four hits and three walks. Jake Fishman spread a walk and two hits over his inning, striking out two to get out of it without giving up any runs and Bryan Baker sealed it in the ninth, striking out two and allowing a hit for the save.

W: Hector Perez (5-3)
S: Bryan Baker (7)

Player of the Game: Hector Perez

Roster Notes: Patrick Murphy was activated off the IL while William Ouellette was placed on the 7-day IL.


Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Daytona Tortugas (CIN) 4


Demi Orimoloye

The Dunedin Blue Jays got off to a great start in their series against the Daytona Tortugas, blasting 12 runs on 15 hits to win 12-4.

Demi Orimoloye continues to swing a hot bat, going 2/4 with a triple, a home run, a walk, three RBI and three runs while Ryan Noda was 3/5 with two RBI and Kevin Vicuna was 3/5 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Kacy Clemens hit a home run, going 1/3 with a walk, four RBI and two runs. Christopher Bec was 1/3 with two walks, a double, an RBI and two runs. Samad Taylor was 2/5 with a triple and a run. Nick Podkul (1/4, BB, RBI), Cal Stevenson (1/5, R) and Chavez Young (1/5, R) each had a single.

Nick Allgeyer got his sixth win, turning in another solid start, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings. Mike Ellenbest allowed a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and Kyle Weatherly finished the last two innings, allowing a run on a hit and two walks with a strikeout.

W: Nick Allgeyer (6-3)
HR: Demi Orimoloye (5), Kacy Clemens (3)

Player of the Game: Demi Orimoloye


Lansing Lugnuts 9, Lake County Captains (CLE) 4


After losing 9-4 on Thursday, the Lansing Lugnuts reversed the score, beating the Lake County Captains 9-4 on Friday.

Fitz Stadler gave up all four runs, allowing nine hits and striking out five in 4 2/3 innings. Marcus Reyes picked up the win, stranding two inherited runners and throwing three innings, allowing five hits and striking out two without giving up a run. Cre Finfrock inherited a runner and stranded him, giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings for the save.

Hagen Danner continues to hit his home runs in bunches despite having a .181 batting average. He went yard twice, going 2/2 with two home runs, a walk, and a hit by pitch and he scored all four times he came to the plate.Griffin Conine hit his seventh home run, going 1/4 with a walk and two RBI. Otto Lopez was 1/2, hitting a sac bunt, a sac fly, driving in three runs and stealing a base. Reggie Pruitt was 2/4 with a run and Gabriel Moreno was 2/4 with a double and a run. Rafael Lantigua was 2/4 with an RBI and a run and D.J. Neal was 1/4 with a triple and a run. John Aiello was 1/4.

W: Marcus Reyes (4-1)
S: Cre Finfrock (8)
HR: Hagen Danner 2 (11), Griffin Conine (7)

Player of the Game: Hagen Danner


Vancouver Canadians 2, Spokane Indians (TEX) 8


The Vancouver Canadians dropped to a 3-12 record on the year, falling 8-2 to the Spokane Indians.

Ryan Sloniger was 2/3 with a walk and two RBI while Luis De Los Santos (1/4, R), Yorman Rodriguez (1/3, R, HBP), and Mc Gregory Contreras (1/4) had a hit each.

William Gaston took the loss, going just 1 2/3 innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Nicolas Medina allowed two runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings, striking out four and Luke Gillingham also struck out four but allowed two runs on a hit and a home run in two innings. Parker Caracci was the only pitcher not to allow a run, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings.

L: William Gaston (0-1)

Player of the Game: Ryan Sloniger


Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Burlington Royals (KCR) 2


Felipe Castaneda

The Bluefield Blue Jays scored three in the third and solid pitching held the Burlington Royals to just two runs in a 3-2 win.

Felipe Cataneda made his first strong outing for the Bluefield Blue Jays, tossing six innings and giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits with eight strikeouts for his first win of the year. Luis Quinones tossed the final three frames, striking out another five batters and giving up just one hit for the save.

Leonardo Jimenez had the club’s only extra-base hit, going 2/4 with a double and an RBI while Eric Rivera was 2/4 with a run and Spencer Horwitzh pushed his batting average to .405 with a 2/4 game in which he drove in a run and scored. Angel Camacho was 1/3, as was Steward Berroa who scored.

W: Felipe Castaneda (1-1)
S: Luis Quinones (1)

Player of the Game: Felipe Castaneda


GCL Blue Jays 1, GCL Tigers East 6


The GCL Blue Jays scored once in the first inning but couldn’t answer the GCL Tigers East as they fell 6-1 on Friday.

The club had just three hits including a double from Jose Rivas (1/4, 2B, R) and singles from Pedro Hurtado and Erickvi Celedonio, who also took a walk. Rainer Nunez was 0/2 with a walk, a sac fly and an RBI.

Andrew McInvale, the Jays’ 37th-round pick this year, started, tossing two scoreless innings, giving up only a hit and striking out three. Jimmy Robbins, the club’s 20th-round pick this year, gave up two hits in two innings, striking out two. Blake Sanderson, the club’s 31st-round pick, allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings and Brayan Mejia allowed three more runs on three hits (including a home run) with a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Austin Havekost had a scoreless seventh, striking out one and Adrian Hernandez allowed two hits and a walk without giving up a run in the final two innings.

L: Blake Sanderson (0-1)

Player of the Game: None


DSL Blue Jays 6, DSL Padres 3


The DSL Blue Jays won another game, pushing their record to 13-11 and beating the DSL Padres 6-3.

Leonel Callez had a double and two singles, driving in a run and going 3/3 with two runs and a hit by pitch. Gustavo Gutierrez hit his first home run of the year, going 2/4 with three RBI and Amell Brazoban also hit his first home run of the year, going 2/3 with a solo shot and stealing a base. Gabriel Martinez was 1/5 with a double and an RBI and Junior Ramos and Francisco Fajardo were both 1/4.

Yaifer Perdomo started, giving the club four solid innings, giving up a run on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Bejardi Meza got the win, allowing a hit and two walks over two innings and Raudy Sanchez gave up a run on a hit with one strikeout in the seventh. Jorman Gonzalez allowed a run on a walk and a hit in the eighth, striking out one and Marc Civit allowed a hit in the ninth, striking out one.

W: Bejardi Meza (1-0)
S: Marc Civit (1)
HR: Amell Brazoban (1), Gustavo Gutierrez (1)

Player of the Game: Amell Brazoban, Gustavo Gutierrez and Leonel Callez


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