June 4, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Hagen Danner

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 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 4


Billy McKinney

The Buffalo Bisons held on to beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5-4 after scoring five runs in the third innings and holding on for the win.

Billy McKinney had a big day, going 2/3 with a home run, four RBI and a walk, scoring once. Teoscar Hernandez (1/4, SB), Patrick Kivlehan (1/4, 2B, RBI), Socrates Brito (1/3, PO, CS), Reese McGuire (1/3, R, SB) and Jordan Patterson (1/3, R) had a hit each.

Ryan Feierabend started for the Bisons, allowing four runs on 11 hits (including three home runs) with three strikeouts in five innings, getting the win. Buddy Boshers tossed three innings, striking out five and walking one while Jordan Romano tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his third save, striking out two.

W: Ryan Feierabend (3-1)
S: Jordan Romano (3)
HR: Billy McKinney (2)

Player of the Game: Billy McKinney

Roster Notes: Zach Logue was sent back to New Hampshire from Buffalo.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Bowie Baysox (BAL) 0


Nate Pearson started for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Willy Ortiz continued what Pearson started as the Fisher Cats blanked the Bowie Baysox 3-0.

Pearson, in one of his two-inning outings, retired all six batters he faced, striking out three. Willy Ortiz, taking over, gave up just two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings to pick up his first win of the season. Jake Fishman allowed a hit with one strikeout in the eighth and Ty Tice got his fourth save, allowing a hit in the ninth.

Santiago Espinal had two of the Fisher Cats’ four hits, going 2/4 with two RBI. Alberto Mineo was on base twice, going 1/3 with a walk while Kevin Smith (1/3, 2B, R) and Chad Spanberger (1/3, RBI, R) each hit a double and Forrest Wall (1/4, 3B, R) hit a triple. Vinny Capra was 1/3 in the win as well.

W: Willy Oritz (1-3)
S: Ty Tice (4)

Player of the Game: Willy Ortiz

Roster Notes: Zach Logue was sent back to New Hampshire from Buffalo.


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) 0


Justin Dillon

In a second consecutive close game, the Dunedin Blue Jays came out on top of the Charlotte Stone Crabs, shutting them out 1-0 in a two-hitter by the pitching staff.

Justin Dillon carried the heaviest burden, tossing seven shutout innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits. Dany Jimenez got the win, coming in for the eighth and ninth, striking out three in two perfect innings.

On the offensive side of things, the Blue Jays scored their only run when Logan Warmoth drove in Kevin Vicuna in the eighth inning. Warmoth was 1/4 and Vicuna 1/3. Alejandro Kirk had a big game, going 3/3 with a double and a walk while Kacy Clemens was 1/2 with a walk and a triple.

W: Dany Jimenez (4-1)

Player of the Game: Alejandro Kirk and Justin Dillon


Lansing Lugnuts 8, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 0


In the third shutout of the day for Toronto Blue Jays minor league teams, the Lansing Lugnuts dominated the Great Lakes Loons, winning 8-0 with a three-hit shutout.

Josh Winckowski dropped his ERA to 1.90 with six shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking three and striking out seven to pick up his sixth win. Marcus Reyes struck out three in two innings of work, allowing a hit while Jackson Rees struck out two in the ninth.

Hagen Danner led the offense, going 2/3 with a walk, two home runs and three RBI. Griffin Conine also had two hits, going 2/5 with a triple and a home run, driving in two and scoring twice, Gabriel Moreno was 2/5 with a run and he picked off a runner at first base. Jake Brodt also went deep for his team-leading eighth time this year, going 1/4 with a walk and two RBI. D.J. Neal was 1/2 with two walks and an RBI and Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a walk and both were picked off and caught stealing.

W: Josh Winckowski (6-2)
HR: Jake Brodt (8), Hagen Danner 2 (6), Griffin Conine (3)

Player of the Game: Hagen Danner and Josh Winckowski


DSL Blue Jays 5, DSL Padres 9


The DSL Blue Jays fell to the DSL Padres 9-5 after giving up eight runs in the top of the eighth and scoring five of their own in the bottom half.

Second baseman Adrian Montero was among four Blue Jays to have two hits each. Montero was 2/4 with a run while Vincent D’Orazio was 2/4 with a walk and a run and Leonel Callez was 2/4 with a triple and an RBI. Daniel Oliva was 2/4 with a double and two RBI. Francisco Fajardo was 1/4 with a stolen base as the third baseman and shortstop Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Amell Brazoban was 1/5 with an RBI and a run.

 17-year-old lefty Yaifer Perdomo tossed three scoreless innings to start, giving up just two hits and striking out three. Fernando Chacon, another 17-year-old, struck out four in two innings but gave up a run on two hits and a walk. Marc Civit struck out three in two scoreless innings, allowing two hits but Juan Martinez got into trouble, getting just one out in the eighth and getting charged with four runs (three earned) on no hits and three walks. Andres Garcia was also charged with four runs, coming in with two runners on and allowing four hits and a walk, striking out one in 2/3 of an inning. Gerardo Santana, signed in March, pitched the ninth, walking two.

L: Fernando Chacon (0-1)

Player of the Game: Vincent D’Orazio, Leonel Callez, Adrian Montero and Daniel Oliva


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