Three wins in four games was the result of the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league clubs in action on Wednesday night.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Syracuse Mets (NYM) 9
The Buffalo Bisons couldn’t get up on the right side of the bed, falling 9-2 to the Syracuse Mets in a morning game on Thursday.
The Bisons had just six hits including the first home run of the season for Richard Urena who was 1/4 with the solo shot but he also committed two errors). Anthony Alford (1/4, 2B), Socrates Brito (1/4, 2B), Andy Burns (1/3, 2B, R) and Patrick Cantwell (2/3, 2B, RBI) each had hits for the Bisons.
Ryan Feierabend made his return to the minors after being sent to Buffalo outright, giving up six runs on six hits and four walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings but Jonathan Cheshire shut the door, stranding two runners and pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, walking one and striking out three, allowing two hits. William Ouellette allowed three runs on five hits (including a home run) with two strikeouts over two innings and Buddy Boshers gave up just a hit and struck out one in two innings to finish the game.
L: Ryan Feierabend (2-1)
HR: Richard Urena (1)
Player of the Game: Patrick Cantwell and Jonathan Cheshire
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Harrisburg Senators (WAS) 5
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, like the Buffalo Bisons, also lost their matinee, falling 5-1 to the Harrisburg Senators as they were swept in the series.
Despite scoring just one run, the Fisher Cats had 11 hits with three of them coming to Riley Adams who hit a double. Forrest Wall also had three hits, pushing his batting average to .301 as he hit a double and two singles, stealing a base. Nash Knight had a double and a triple, going 2/3 with an RBI and Chad Spanberger was on base three times, going 1/2 with a double and two walks. Santiago Espinal was 1/4 with a walk and Brock Lundquist was 1/4.
Nate Pearson didn’t quite get to his five-inning limit, allowing five runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings throwing 87 pitches (56 for strikes). Willy Ortiz had a solid outing, throwing 3 1/3 innings with one hit and two strikeouts.
L: Nate Pearson (0-1)
Player of the Game: Forrest Wall and Riley Adams
Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Tampa Tarpons (NYY) 4
The Dunedin Blue Jays beat the Tampa Tarpons for the second time in a row, winning 12-4 on Thursday.
Logan Warmoth had a phenomenal game, going 3/5 and finishing a single short of the cycle, hitting his third home run of the year, driving in two and scoring three times. Cal Stevenson also had three hits, going 3/5 with a triple, an RBI and a run while Kevin Vicuna was 2/5 with a double, two RBI and a run. Norberto Obeso was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs and Ronny Brito, seeing his first action with Dunedin this year, was 2/4 with a walk, a double and a run. Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a double and three RBI, scoring once while Christopher Bec was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a stolen base and Chavez Young was 1/5 with an RBI.
Justin Dillon had a strong start, going five scoreless innings, allowing six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Mike Ellenbest allowed his first run of the season on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in two innings. Emerson Jimenez gave up three unearned runs on one hit and two walks with a strikeout in the eighth and Brad Wilson struck out one in the ninth, finishing it off.
W: Justin Dillon (4-1)
HR: Logan Warmoth (3)
Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth
Lansing Lugnuts 9, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 4
The Lansing Lugnuts came away from their game with the Dayton Dragons on Thursday with another win, beating the Dragons 9-4 with Griffin Conine exploding for a massive game.
Conine was 4/5 with two home runs and two doubles, driving in three and scoring three times in the win while Reggie Pruitt was 3/5 with an RBI, a run and two stolen bases. Gabriel Moreno came out of the game early, walking, stealing a base and scoring in his first plate appearance but was hit by a pitch in his second. Rafael Lantigua took over (playing second base while Hagen Danner slid from first base behind the plate and Nick Podkul moved from second to first), going 2/3 with a run. Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4 and Luis De Los Santos was 1/4 with a run. Ryan Gold was 2/5 with a home run, three RBI and a run and Otto Lopez was 1/5 with a run.
Troy Watson got his first win of the year, going five innings and allowing only one hit and one walk with two unearned runs against him (with Otto Lopez committing two errors) and three strikeouts. Josh Hiatt went three innings, allowing one hit and striking out five and Mike Pascoe gave up two runs on two hits (including a home run) with a strikeout in the ninth.
W: Troy Watson (1-0)
HR: Ryan Gold (2), Griffin Conine 2 (2)
Player of the Game: Griffin Conine
Roster Notes: Griffin Conine was assigned to Lansing.
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