May 23, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Andy Burns

The Blue Jays minor league organization swept the day on Thursday, winning all four games that were scheduled.



Buffalo Bisons 4, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 3


After a three-hour rain delay, the Buffalo Bisons got two runs in the top of the ninth and hung on in the bottom to beat the Rochester Red Wings 4-3.

Andy Burns, in addition to contributing the game-winning hit, had a perfect game, going 3/3 with two walks and three RBI. Teoscar Hernandez hit a home run, going 2/5 with an RBI and two runs while Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. was 1/4 with a walk and a run, hitting a double while Cavan Biggio was 1/3 with two walks.

Sean Reid-Foley had his best start, going eight innings and allowed just two runs on four hits (including a home run) with two walks and eight strikeouts. Buddy Boshers made his Bisons debut in the ninth, earning the save but not before giving up a run on two hits and a walk.

W: Sean Reid-Foley (1-2)
S: Buddy Boshers (1)
HR: Teoscar Hernandez (2)

Player of the Game: Andy Burns

Roster Notes: Jimmy Cordero was optioned to Buffalo.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Altoona Curve (PIT) 2


Forrest Wall

The New Hamsphire Fisher Cats kept the pitching rolling along as Patrick Murphy kept up his stellar streak helping the Fisher Cats to a 7-2 win over the Altoona Curve.

Murphy was dominant again, allowing just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings, getting seven outs on the ground and just three on fly balls. Tayler Saucedo came on to allow just a hit over two innings, striking out one. Jake Fishman gave up a run on two hits in the ninth, striking out the side.

While Alberto Mineo was held hitless on Wednesday, he hit his fourth home run of the season on Thursday, going 1/2 with a two-run blast and two walks, scoring twice. The Italian catcher has already set a career high for home runs in a season. Forrest Wall had a perfect day, going 3/3 with two walks, a double and two runs scored while Christian Williams went 2/4 with a double and a run. Kevin Smith was 1/5 but drove in three runs with a triple and Patrick Kivlehan hit a double, going 1/3 with a walk. Nash Knight also hit a double, going 1/3 with a walk and a run and Vinny Capra was 1/4 with two RBI and a double.

W: Patrick Murphy (3-4)
HR: Alberto Mineo (4)

Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy and Forrest Wall


Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 5


Cal Stevenson

The Dunedin Blue Jays’ offense was more than enough to hand the Florida Fire Frogs a loss, beating them 8-5.

Coming off the 7-day injured list, Logan Warmoth struck out three times, going 0/4 in the second spot in the batting order but it didn’t matter as Cal Stevenson (2/3, HR, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R), Ryan Noda (2/3, 2B, BB, R, RBI), Chavez Young (2/4, HR, 3 RBI, R) and Kevin Vicuna (2/3, 2 2B, 2 R) had two hits each. Alejandro Kirk was 1/3 with a double, a walk and a run.

Nick Allgeyer allowed four runs, over 5 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Emerson Jimenez went 1 2/3 innings without giving up any runs of his own but he did allow one of three inherited runners from Allgeyer to score. Jimenez gave up two hits and struck out one. Gage Burland allowed a run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2/3 of an inning and Dany Jimenez got the win, stranding two runners, allowing a hit and striking out two in 1 1/3 innings.

W: Dany Jimenez (3-1)
HR: Chavez Young (3), Cal Stevenson (4)

Player of the Game: Chavez Young and Cal Stevenson

Roster Notes: Logan Warmoth was reinstated from the 7-day IL.


Lansing Lugnuts 9, Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 4


Hunter Steinmetz

The Lansing Lugnuts finally beat the Great Lakes Loons, scoring seven runs in the first two innings to get out to a big lead and then held on for a 9-4 win.

Otto Lopez was 2/4 with a double, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base while Hunter Steinmetz was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Tanner Kirwer was 1/4 with his first home run of the year, driving in three and Luis De Los Santos was 2/3 with two runs. Hagen Danner was 0/1 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a sacrifice fly while Gabriel Moreno was 1/3 with an RBI, a run and a sacrifice fly. Reggie Pruitt was 0/3 with a sacrifice fly.

Fitz Stadler had a strong start, going 4 1/3 innings with just one run allowed on four hits and three walks, striking out six. Cobi Johnson got the win, stranding two inherited runners and striking out eight but giving up three runs on three walks and two hits (including a home run) over four innings. Sean Rackoski allowed both runners he inherited to score in the ninth, allowing a hit and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.

W: Cobi Johnson (1-3)
HR: Tanner Kirwer (1)

Player of the Game: Otto Lopez and Hunter Steinmetz


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