Two of the Blue Jays’ minor league teams (as well as the big league club) had Monday off to watch the MLB Draft unfold (at least the first two rounds). The three remaining clubs in action went 2-2 in four games.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 9
The Buffalo Bisons got shelled in the first half of their double header, losing 9-2 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
The club had just seven hits and scored twice on a two-run home run from Jordan Patterson, who was 1/3. Richard Urena, Patrick Kivlehan, Socrates Brito (1/3, BB, OF Asst.) and Teoscar Hernandez each had a hit while Michael De La Cruz was 2/3 with a double.
Andrew Sopko had a rough outing, giving up eight runs on nine hits (including a home run) with two walks and three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Corey Copping allowed a hit, striking out one in 1 1/3 innings and Jonathan Cheshire finished it off, giving up a run on two hits and a walk in two innings.
L: Andrew Sopko (0-2)
HR: Jordan Patterson (5)
Player of the Game: Michael De La Cruz and Jordan Patterson
Buffalo Bisons 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 2
The other game that the Buffalo Bisons played was the continuation of a game that was suspended between these two teams on April 20 in the top of the third inning. The Bisons went on to win 4-2 to split the twin bill with the RailRiders.
Zach Logue was called up by the Bisons to take over from David Paulino, the starter. Paulino threw two innings (plus giving up a single to start the third) with four hits and two strikeouts. Zach Logue, just called up from New Hampshire to make this start, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings, getting his first Triple-A win and Kirby Snead saved it with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, stranding two runners and striking out two.
There were a lot of substitutions in the game as several players who started (like Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Cavan Biggio) are all in Toronto now. Biggio had hit a double, going 1/1 with an RBI and Gurriel was 1/2 with a run before the game was suspended. Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third, going 1/2 and Patrick Kivlehan went 1/1 with a walk and two RBI. Richard Urena, Reese McGuire and Alen Hanson each had a single each.
W: Zach Logue (1-0)
S: Kirby Snead (1)
HR: Teoscar Hernandez (1)
Note: Stat numbers are retroactive to the point of the season when the game was started, so, while Teoscar clearly has more than one home run right now, this would have been his first of the year for Buffalo, on a day in which he played for Toronto. I checked. No, he didn’t hit a home run on April 20 for the Blue Jays.
Player of the Game: Teoscar Hernandez and Patrick Kivelhan
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Scheduled off day.
Roster Notes: Zach Logue was promoted to Buffalo and William Ouellette was sent to New Hampshire from Buffalo.
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays opened their series against the Charlotte Stone Crabs, losing a close one 3-1.
Nick Allgeyer continued his stellar season, by allowing just one run on six hits without walking anyone and striking out 10 batters in six innings. Mike Ellenbest took the loss, giving up two runs on four hits with a walk over two innings and Connor Law allowed a walk in the ninth to finish the game.
L: Mike Ellenbest (0-1)
Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer
Scheduled off day.
DSL Blue Jays 6, DSL White Sox 3
The DSL Blue Jays picked up their first win of the year, beating the DSL White Sox 6-3.
Daniel Oliva and Vincent D’Orazio led the way offensively with Oliva going 3/3 with a double and two runs while D’Orazio was 3/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Gabriel Martinez was 1/3 with an RBI and Amell Brazoban was 2/4 with a run. Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/3 with an RBI and a run while Leonel Callez drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Starter Bejardi Meza threw four strong innings, giving up a hit and a walk with four strikeouts. Jonatan Bernal tossed two scoreless frames, giving up two hits and striking out one while Jorman Gonzalez allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout in the seventh. Winder Garcia struck out three over the final two frames, giving up a hit.
W: Jonatan Bernal (1-0)
S: Winder Garcia (1)
Player of the Game: Daniel Oliva, Vincent D’Orazio and Bejardi Meza
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