The Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league teams won three of their four games with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats the lone losers.
Buffalo Bisons 4, Louisville Bats (CIN) 3
The Buffalo Bisons won their second straight one-run game against the Louisville Bats on Saturday, winning 4-3.
The Bisons saw a couple of new players make their season debut with Buffalo on Saturday with Clayton Richard getting the start in a rehab assignment. Richard went 3 1/3 innings, throwing 48 pitches and allowing only two walks and striking out four. Thomas Pannone followed, giving up two runs on four hits (including a home run) and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Dusty Isaacs struck out two in the seventh and Jimmy Cordero, making his Bisons debut for the season, struck out two in the eighth, picking up the win. Kirby Snead allowed a solo home run in the ninth (among two hits) and struck out one, getting the save.
The offense didn’t exactly explode but got four hits on seven runs, giving them enough to beat the Bats. Ben Revere was 2/4 with a double, an RBI, a run and a stolen base while Andy Burns was 2/4 with an RBI. Roemon Fields was 1/2 with a walk, a triple, an RBI and two runs, adding a stolen base. Anthony Alford was 1/4 with an RBI and a stolen base and Jordan Patterson was 1/3.
W: Jimmy Cordero (1-0)
S: Kirby Snead (1)
Player of the Game: Clayton Richard, Ben Revere and Andy Burns
Roster Notes: Clayton Richard was sent to Buffalo for a rehab assignment and Ryan Feierabend was promoted to Toronto.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 5
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 5-3 to the Hartford Yard Goats.
With just five hits on the day, the Fisher Cats’ offense didn’t do much but Forrest Wall had a strong game, going 2/4 with a double and a triple, scoring twice. Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a double and an rBI while Santiago Espinal was 1/4 with an RBI. Patrick Kivlehan drove in a run with a sac fly, going 0/3. Alberto Mineo was 1/3 with a walk.
Starting the game was Willy Ortiz who picked up his third loss of the season. Ortiz went three innings, giving up two home runs among six hits with a walk and three strikeouts, allowing four runs. William Ouellette allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts in three innings and Danny Young gave up two hits and two walks in two inning without allowing a run.
L: Willy Ortiz (0-3)
Player of the Game: Forrest Wall
Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers (DET) 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays got some more good pitching, holding the Lakeland Flying Tigers to just two runs over 11 innings to pick up the 3-2 win and move their record to 22-17 on the season.
Catcher Christopher Bec was the hero in the 11th, and was the only player not to strikeout against Brandyn Sittinger in the inning. With Chavez Young on second base to start the inning, Bec hit a triple to go ahead. Bec was 2/4 with an RBI and a run and had a stolen base. Young was 1/4 with a walk and two stolen bases, scoring the winning run while Kacy Clemens was 1/5 and Norberto Obeso was 1/1 with an RBI in a pinch-hitting role. Cullen Large was 2/5.
Lefty Nick Allgeyer had another stellar start for the Blue Jays, going six innings and giving up just one run on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts before handing it over to the bullpen. Brad Wilson went two innings, giving up a walk and striking out one and Mike Ellenbest walked two with one strikeout in the ninth. Dany Jimenez pitched the two extra innings, allowing an unearned run in the 10th, giving up a hit and a walk with four strikeouts.
W: Dany Jimenez (2-1)
Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer and Christopher Bec
Lansing Lugnuts 7, Fort Wayne Tincaps (SD) 1
The Lansing Lugnuts made the most of their eight hits, beating up on the Fort Wayne Tincaps 7-1 despite being out-hit.
Leading the way was Luis De Los Santos who was 3/4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs while Hunter Steinmetz was 2/3 with a double, a walk, and a run. Jake Brodt drove in two runs, going 1/3 with a double and a run while Ryan Gold was 1/4 with a double and a run. Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a walk and two stolen bases and Otto Lopez was 0/3 but walked and scored.
Righty Josh Winckowski scattered 10 hits but gave up only one run in seven innings, striking out six to pick up his fourth win. Joey Pulido allowed a hit and struck out one in the eighth and Cre Finfrock struck out one in the ninth.
W: Josh Winckowski (4-1)
Player of the Game: Josh Winckowski and Luis De Los Santos
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