May 1, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Christian Williams

The Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers got two wins in four games with the Lansing Lugnuts finishing off a suspended game from Tuesday night and the Buffalo Bisons getting their game postponed with another rain out.



Buffalo Bisons, Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS)


Game postponed due to rain.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Trenton Thunder (NYY) 1


Alberto Mineo

While the New Hampshire Fisher Cats had fewer hits than the Trenton Thunder, they ended up winning, beating the Thunder 4-1 on Wednesday.

Alberto Mineo hit a grand slam in the fourth, providing all the offense the Fisher Cats needed, adding a hit for a 2/5 day. Santiago Espinal was 1/3 with two walks and run while Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with a walk and a double. Brandon Grudzielanek was 1/4 with the club’s other hit.

Yennsy Diaz started and had another strong outing, going five innings and giving up a run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts to get the win. Jake Fishman gave up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Bryan Baker pitched a perfect eighth. Kirby Snead got the save with a hit and a strikeout in the ninth.

W: Yennsy Diaz (2-2)
S: Kirby Snead (5)
HR: Alberto Mineo (1)

Player of the Game: Alberto Mineo


Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Daytona Tortugas (CIN) 2


The Dunedin Blue Jays pushed their record to 16-9 with an 8-2 win over the Daytona Tortugas, getting two strong innings from Nate Pearson and excellent work from the rest of the pitching staff.

Pearson, only scheduled to throw two innings, struck out five batters in two frames, facing one batter over the minimum, walking one. Turner Larkins came on to throw four innings, striking out seven and giving up a run on seven hits in his outing while Kyle Weatherly struck out a pair and walked one in two scoreless innings. Connor Law allowed a run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in the ninth to secure the victory.

Christian Williams had a monster day for the Blue Jays, going 4/4 with a home run, a double and two singles, driving in three and walking two. Cullen Large had a great day, going 2/4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs while Cal Stevenson was 2/5 with two runs. Norberto Obeso and Christopher Bec were each 2/4 with both hitting a double.

W: Turner Larkins (3-1)
HR: Christian Williams (2)

Player of the Game: Christian Williams


Lansing Lugnuts 3, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) 8


Cobi Johnson

The Lansing Lugnuts finished off their suspended game that was called in the third inning in Wisconsin on Tuesday but they weren’t able to come back and win, falling 8-3 to the Timber Rattlers.

The Lugnuts had just four hits including a single and a triple from Ryan Gold who scored a run. Otto Lopez was 1/3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly while Dominic Abbadessa had a double and a walk, going 1/2 with a run but was caught stealing and made a throwing error.

Sean Wymer was hit hard in his start, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings while Cobi Johnson had a solid outing, allowing just a solo home run to score over 5 1/3 innings, giving up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Mike Pascoe allowed an unearned run in the ninth, allowing a hit.

L: Sean Wymer (1-1)

Player of the Game: Cobi Johnson and Ryan Gold


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) 2


Nick Podkul

In the regularly scheduled game, played over seven innings as the second half of a double header, the Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t get another win either, losing 2-1 to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Nick Podkul had a 3/3 game with a double, scoring the Lugnuts’ only run while Jake Brodt (1/3), John Aiello (1/3, 2B) and Alejandro Kirk (1/3, 3B) each had a hit.

Fitz Stadler had a solid start in the loss, going five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Jackson Rees struck out five batters in just two perfect innings, finishing off the game.

L: Fitz Stadler (1-3)

Player of the Game: Nick Podkul


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