The Lansing Lugnuts helped the Toronto Blue Jays avoid an organizational sweep in the minor leagues after the Bisons, Fisher Cats and Dunedin Blue Jays all took losses on Friday.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 7
The Buffalo Bisons couldn’t come up with much offense as they lost their series opener to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 7-2 on Friday.
Jacob Waguespack had a decent start but walked five in five innings, allowing three runs on six hits with six strikeouts to take the loss. Zach Jackson gave up another four runs on four hits (including a home run) and three walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings and Conor Fisk stranded the runner he inherited from Jackson, allowing three hits with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings to finish the game.
The Bisons had just five hits including a double from Jordan Patterson who was 1/3 with a walk and a run. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was 1/3 with a walk and Reese McGuire and Andy Burns were each 1/4. Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a stolen base.
L: Jacob Waguespack (2-3)
Player of the Game: None
Roster Notes: Derek Law was promoted to Toronto.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 4
While they scored more runs against the Hartford Yard Goats on Friday than they did on Thursday, the result was still the same for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats: a one-run loss as the dropped Friday’s game 4-3.
Patrick Murphy struck out eight batters without walking anyone in the loss, getting nine outs on the ground and three on fly balls but he gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings. Jackson McClelland didn’t allow a run in two innings, giving up two hits and striking out one and Danny Young struck out one in the ninth.
Vinny Capra (2/5), Nash Knight (2/5, 2B, 2 RBI), Brock Lundquist (2/3, RBI, R, BB, SB) and Santiago Espinal (2/4, 2B, R) each had two hits while Forrest Wall (1/5, 2B) had one hit. Kevin Smith was 0/2 but walked twice and scored a run but made one of the Fisher Cats’ three errors (the other were by Knight and Espinal).
L: Patrick Murphy (0-4)
Player of the Game: Brock Lundquist
Dunedin Blue Jays 3, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 9
The Dunedin Blue Jays fell 9-3 to the St. Lucie Mets as three errors helped the Mets pile runs on against starter Maximo Castillo.
Castillo only went 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (three earned) on seven hits with a walk and a strikeout, allowing a home run to take his third loss of the season. Emerson Jimenez tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief, allowing the runner he inherited from Castillo to score, giving up three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Dany Jimenez allowed three runs on five hits (including a home run) but struck out five and didn’t walk anyone in two innings and Brad Wilson allowed two hits and no runs with a strikeout in the ninth.
The Blue Jays had six hits including two from newly activated Luis De Los Santos, playing shortstop, who was 2/3 with two runs and a double. Cal Stevenson was 1/3 with a walk and two RBI while Cullen Large was 1/4 with an RBI. Christian Williams and Demi Orimoloye were both 1/4.
L: Maximo Castillo (1-3)
Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos
Roster Notes: Alejandro Kirk was promoted to Dunedin from Lansing while Riley Adams was moved up to New Hampshire in a catcher shift. De Los Santos had been activate on Tuesday.
Lansing Lugnuts 10, Beloit Snappers (OAK) 5
The Lansing Lugnuts moved on in their Wisconsin road trip, heading to Beloit where they beat the Beloit Snappers 10-5.
Jake Brodt hit a pair of doubles, going 2/3 with a walk, two RBI and a run while Otto Lopez was 2/4 with a triple, a walk, two runs and a stolen base. Tanner Kirwer, newly added to the Lansing roster, was 0/2 but walked twice, drove in a run, scored twice and stole two bases. Nick Podkul hit a double, going 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs and D.J. Neal was 1/4 with two RBI and a run. Ryan Gold was 1/4 with two RBI and a double and John Aiello was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/4 with a run.
The Lugnuts’ piggy-backing starters got the job done over the Snappers with Josh Hiatt starting and going four innings with two runs allowed on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Juan De Paula threw the final five innings to get the win, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
W: Juan De Paula (3-2)
Player of the Game: Jake Brodt and Otto Lopez
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