The Blue Jays minor league organization split their day, with the Bisons and Dunedin Blue Jays picking up wins and the Fisher Cats and Lugnuts losing.
Buffalo Bisons 15, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 8
The Buffalo Bisons’ offense opened up against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, scoring 15 runs on their way to a 15-8 victory with Alen Hanson showing off that he possibly belongs back in the big leagues with a couple of players going up to the majors.
Hanson was 3/6 with two home runs and a double, driving in six and scoring three times. Andy Burns also had three hits, going 3/5 with three RBI and two runs while Reese McGuire had a big game, going 3/5 with two doubles and a home run, driving in two. Anthony Alford was 3/6 with a double, two runs and Socrates Brito was 3/5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and three runs. Teoscar Hernandez was 2/6 with an RBI and a run while Jordan Patterson also went yard, going 1/3 with two walks, a home run, two RBI and three runs. Roemon Fields was 1/5.
Andrew Sopko had the start, allowing six runs on seven hits (including two home runs) in four innings, walking three and striking out three. Zach Jackson got his third win, walking two and striking out one in two innings and Kirby Snead allowed a run in the seventh, giving up two hits. Corey Copping allowed a run on a hit and three walks in the eighth, striking out two and Justin Shafer continued his stretch of great pitching, striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth.
W: Zach Jackson (3-0)
HR: Reese McGuire (1), Alen Hanson 2 (2), Jordan Patterson (3)
Player of the Game: Alen Hanson
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 4
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t get over the .500 mark, losing 4-2 to the Hartford Yard Goats.
Patrick Kivlehan was 3/3 with a walk, an RBI and a double to lead the offense while Brock Lundquist had a perfect day, going 2/2 with two walks. Riley Adams was 1/4 with a double and Vinny Capra was 1/2 with a walk and a run.
Zach Logue allowed only four hits and didn’t walk anyone in seven innings but three of those hits went over the fence as he allowed four runs on three home runs with four strikeouts. Vinny Nittoli allowed three hits in two innings but didn’t give up a run, striking out three.
L: Zach Logue (3-3)
Player of the Game: Brock Lundquist and Patrick Kivlehan
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 0
The Dunedin Blue Jays won again, pushing their record to 28-19 with a 4-0 win over the Florida Fire Frogs.
Justin Dillon had a stellar start, tossing seven two-hit innings, with just one walk and six strikeouts for the win. Connor Law allowed a hit and struck out two in the eighth and Brad Wilson finished it off, allowing a hit and striking out one.
Alejandro Kirk was 2/4 with a double and two RBI while Cullen Large (2/4, R) and Logan Warmoth (2/4, R) each had a pair of singles. Samad Taylor was 1/3 with a double and Chavez Young was 1/4. Cal Stevenson was also 1/4 and added a stolen base.
W: Justin Dillon (3-1)
Player of the Game: Justin Dillon
Roster Notes: Turner Larkins was promoted to Buffalo.
Lansing Lugnuts 2, Lake County Captains (CLE) 7
The Lansing Lugnuts fell 7-2 to the Lake County Captains on Friday night.
Josh Winckowski allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings, allowing a home run among eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts, taking the loss. Will McAffer struck out three in 2 1/3 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits. Marcus Reyes allowed a solo home run among two hits in two innings, walking one.
L: Josh Winckowski (4-2)
HR: Jake Brodt (5), Otto Lopez (2)
Player of the Game: Jake Brodt
Roster Notes: D.J. Neal was activated off the injured list.
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