The Blue Jays minor league organization split their day, with the Bisons and Fisher Cats losing while the Dunedin Blue Jays and Lugnuts both picked up wins.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 8
A day after scoring 15 runs, the Buffalo Bisons scored five but still allowed eight in an 8-5 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Socrates Brito had three of the club’s five hits, going deep for his first Triple-A home run, going 3/4 with a walk, two RBI and a run. Tesocar Hernandez was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base while Roemon Fields was 1/3 with a walk and a run. Catcher Reese McGuire was 0/3 but walked and stole a base and Anthony Alford was 1/4 with an RBI and two runs. Jordan Patterson and Alen Hanson each had a single.
Turner Larkins, called up from Dunedin, got the start, allowing seven runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings. Dusty Isaacs allowed a run on two hits with three strikeouts in the final two innings.
L: Turner Larkins (0-1)
HR: Socrates Brito (1)
Player of the Game: Socrates Brito
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 5
While they keep playing close games, the Hartford Yard Goats seem to frequently get the better of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they did on Saturday, winning 5-4.
Patrick Kivlehan was 2/4 with his second home run of the year, driving in a run and Riley Adams was 2/3 with a three run home run. Nash Knight was 2/3 with a double and a walk while Brock Lundquist, Santiago Espinal, Christian Williams and Chad Spanberger each had a hit with Spanberger throwing out a runner from the outfield.
Nate Pearson had another one of his two-inning starts, giving up two hits and a walk without striking out anyone. Willy Ortiz allowed a run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings while Jackson McClelland allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings, stranding two of Ortiz’s runners. Bryan Baker started the ninth and took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks, leaving the bases loaded for Ty Tice who retired the final batter of the game.
L: Bryan Baker (1-3)
HR: Patrick Kivlehan (2), Riley Adams (3)
Player of the Game: Riley Adams and Patrick Kivlehan
Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Florida Fire Frogs (ATL) 5
The Dunedin Blue Jays put another win in the bank, beating the Florida Fire Frogs 7-5.
Starting pitcher Joey Murray allowed just a run on four hits and three walks, striking out seven over five innings to pick up his first win in Dunedin while Matt Shannon provided two scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout. Kyle Weatherly retired all three batters he faced in the eighth inning and Gage Burland gave up four runs on four hits and a walk with a strikeout in the ninth.
Cal Stevenson was 2/4 with a triple, a walk, two runs and an outfield assist while Norberto Obeso was 2/4 with a double, two runs and an outfield assist. Christopher Bec was 1/2 with two walks and a solo home run while Kevin Vicuna was 1/4 with a walk, two RBI, a run and a stolen base. Ryan Noda walked twice and had a single, driving in a run and Samad Taylor was 1/3 with a double and a run.
W: Joey Murray (1-0)
HR: Christopher Bec
Player of the Game: Joey Murray, Cal Stevenson and Christopher Bec
Lansing Lugnuts 10, Lake County Captains (CLE) 3
The Lansing Lugnuts turned things around on Saturday, beating the Lake County Captains 10-3.
Luis De Los Santos was 4/4 with a run and Nick Podkul was 3/4 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs. Ryan Gold was 2/4 with a double, a walk and three RBI and Tanner Kirwer was 2/4 with two runs. Jake Brodt was 1/5 with an RBI and a run and Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4 with an RBI, a sac fly, a run and a stolen base.
Josh Hiatt‘s only blemish was a solo home run as he allowed only one run on two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over five innings before Troy Watson took over, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in three innings. Cree Finfrock struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth.
W: Josh Hiatt (1-1)
Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos, Josh Hiatt and Nick Podkul
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