May 4, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Anthony Alford

The Toronto Blue Jays were swept as an organization on Saturday, losing in Texas and all of four of the minor league squads in action lost as well.



Buffalo Bisons 3, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 5


While Anthony Alford looks to get on track for the season, Sean Reid-Foley walked five more batters in an otherwise strong start as the Buffalo Bisons lost 5-3 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Alford was 2/4 with a home run and two RBI for the Bisons while Roemon Fields drove in the club’s only other run with a sac fly, going 0/2 with a walk. Jordan Patterson, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Cavan Biggio each had a hit and was 1/4.

Reid-Foley went six innings, giving up only two runs and struck out six, allowing three hits (including a home run) and walked five in the game. Dusty Isaacs allowed a run on a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the seventh and Javy Guerra took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in the final two frames.

L: Javy Guerra (0-1)
HR: Anthony Alford (4)

Player of the Game: Anthony Alford

Roster Notes: Kirby Snead was promoted to Buffalo from New Hampshire.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 3


Hector Perez, Photo by Kristin Basnett

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to struggle with the Hartford Yard Goats, losing 3-1 in 10 innings on Saturday.

The Fisher Cats’ offense struggled to score, getting their only run on Gunnar Heidt‘s first home run of the season, a solo shot in the seventh inning. Forrest Wall, Brock Lundquist and Santiago Espinal had the only other hits for the ‘Cats with Wall stealing a base and Espinal getting caught stealing.

Hector Perez had one of his best outings of the year, allowing only one run on a solo home run (among three hits) with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings of work. Willy Ortiz pitched three scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two and Bryan Baker took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on a hit and two walks with one strikeout in the 10th.

L: Bryan Baker (1-1)
HR: Gunnar Heidt (1)

Player of the Game: Hector Perez

Roster Notes: Kirby Snead was promoted to Buffalo and Francisco Rios was activated off the 7-day Injured List.


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, St. Lucie Mets (NYM) 2


Demi Orimoloye

The Dunedin Blue Jays tried to mount a comeback, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth but one wasn’t enough to overcome two runs by the St. Lucie Mets in a 2-1 loss.

Nick Allgeyer had another strong start, giving up just two runs on four hits (including a home run) with two walks in six innings, striking out six to take the loss. Connor Law threw three scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk with two strikeouts to finish the game.

The Blue Jays knocked out nine hits including a pair of singles from Demi Orimoloye, who stole a base. Christian Williams was 2/4 with a double and an RBI and Norberto Obeso was 1/3 with a stolen base. Kevin Vicuna was 1/3 but was caught stealing twice and Cal Stevenson was 1/4 with and was also caught stealing. Cullen Large was 1/4 with a run and, in his first game with the Dunedin Blue Jays, Alejandro Kirk was 1/4.

L: Nick Allgeyer (3-2)

Player of the Game: Nick Allgeyer, Demi Orimoloye and Christian Williams


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Beloit Snappers (OAK) 2


In another game in which the Blue Jays’ minor league club scored just one run, the Lansing Lugnuts took a 2-1 loss from the Beloit Snappers.

The Lugnuts had just four hits including a double from Hagen Danner, and singles from Nick Podkul (1/4), Dom Abbadessa (1/3, 2 SB) and John Aiello (1/1) who left the game after his first at bat. Jake Brod (0/2, 2BB) walked twice and D.J. Neal walked once but also struck out three times to lead the club in that category as the Lugnuts struck out 13 times as a team.

Troy Miller, making his first appearance of the year, went 4 1/3 innings, giving up four hits (including a home run) and two walks with two runs against, striking out two. Will McAffer allowed a hit and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while Brody Rodning, also in his first action of the season, threw a scoreless inning in the eighth. Jackson Rees, who has shown himself to be a dominant pitcher this season so far, allowed a hit and struck out two in the ninth.

L: Troy Miller (0-1)

Player of the Game: Will McAffer

Roster Notes: Joey Pulido was placed on the 7-day IL and Brody Rodning and Troy Miller were assigned to Lansing.


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