The Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates had their best day in a while, winning three of four games as the minor league week came to a close on Sunday afternoon.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 2
The Buffalo Bisons (15-13) closed out their series with the Syracuse Mets by scoring in the middle innings and coming up with a 5-2 win.
First baseman Tyler White had the big stick, going 3/4 with a walk and two runs while Juan Graterol was 2/3 with a walk and two RBI. Cavan Biggio, rehabbing his neck injury had a big bomb, going deep with a home run, going 1/4 with the solo blast and Kevin Smith was 2/4 with a walk and a double, scoring a run. Riley Adams was 1/3 with a walk and a run while Forrest Wall was 1/3. Dilson Herrera was 1/4 with an RBI and Christian Colon was 1/5. Logan Warmoth was 0/2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.
Another Blue Jays was making a rehab appearance as Thomas Hatch got the first two innings to throw, giving up just a walk and striking out one as he works his way back from injury. T.J. Zeuch was strong, throwing the rest of the game, allowing just two runs (one earned) on seven hits without walking anyone and striking out one in seven innings for the win.
W: T.J. Zeuch (1-3)
HR: Cavan Biggio (1)
Player of the Game: Tyler White and TJ Zeuch
Roster Notes: Cavan Biggio was sent to Buffalo to begin a rehab assignment.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 9
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10-19) made the last game of their series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies a memorable one, but their comeback fell just short as the club notched four runs in the last two innings before losing 9-6.
Top prospect Austin Martin smacked his second home run of the year in the first inning and was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Demi Orimoloye was 2/5 with two doubles and an RBI while Nick Podkul was 1/2 with a home run, an RBI and two runs. Samad Taylor was 1/5 with a double and a run while LJ Talley was 1/4 with a walk and a run. Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 with a stolen base and Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with a walk and two RBI.
Kyle Johnston had a strong start, throwing five innings and giving up just one run on four hits (one HR) with two walks and eight strikeouts. Sean Rackoski took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) one two hits with two strikeouts in one inning. Connor Law was blasted for three home runs, four hits, two walks and six runs in 2/3 of an inning. Fitz Stadler came on and struck out three in 1 1/3 innings giving up one hit. Jon Harris walked one in the ninth.
L: Sean Rackoski (0-1)
HR: Austin Martin (2), Nick Podkul (1)
Player of the Game: Austin Martin and Kyle Johnston
Vancouver Canadians 7, Eugene Emeralds (SF) 3
The Vancouver Canadians’ (17-13) picked a win against the Eugene Emeralds to close out the week’s series at home in Hillsboro.
The Cs had 14 hits as a club with six players getting two apiece. Tanner Kirwer was 2/4 with a double, a walk, three runs and two stolen bases. Philip Clarke, playing first base, was 2/5 with a double, two RBI and two runs while Cameron Eden was 2/4 with two RBI and a stolen base. Sebastian Espino was 2/4 with an RBI and a run and Luis De Los Santos was 2/4 with a double and an RBI. In the number nine slot in the order, Eric Rivera was 2/4 with a stolen base. Tanner Morris was 1/5 and Andres Guerra was 1/4 with a run.
On the mound, Paxton Schultz had another strong outing, tossing six innings and giving up a run on two hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Cobi Johnson allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in one inning and Justin Maese picked up his third save, allowing a hit and two walks but striking out five in the final two frames.
W: Paxton Schultz (3-0)
S: Justin Maese (3)
Player of the Game: Paxton Schultz
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays(10-20) also went out on a high note, finishing their week-long series with the Bradenton Marauders by eking out a win, scoring one in the bottom of the eighth to go ahead for a 4-3 victory.
The offense was quiet, getting just four hits and three walks with Orelvis Martinez coming up big for the D-Jays, going 2/3 with a triple, an RBI and a run. Jhon Solarte was 1/1 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs while Leonardo Jimenez was 1/4 with an RBI.
Naswell Paulino had a solid start despite walking four in five innings, he allowed just one hit and gave up three runs but only one was earned, adding five strikeouts. Gabriel Ponce allowed just a hit over two innings, striking out three and Roither Hernandez also struck out three in two innings, allowing two hits and a walk.
W: Roither Hernandez (2-1)
Player of the Game: Orelvis Martinez
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