Two out of three ain’t bad, as they say, as the Blue Jays’ minor league teams won two games out of three with the Dunedin Blue Jays getting postponed. In other somewhat significant news to followers of the Blue Jays’ minor league organization, former Blue Jays minor leaguer, Edward Olivares, who was one of the two players traded to San Diego for Yangervis Solarte in January of 2018, hit three home runs for their Double-A affiliate on May 5, giving him a .296/.361/.593 slash line in 27 games this year.
Buffalo Bisons 3, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (PHI) 2
The Buffalo Bisons got an outstanding start from a first-timer and conjured enough offense to beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3-2 on Sunday.
Tayler Saucedo, making his first Triple-A start, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing only three hits with two strikeouts and got eight outs on the ground and just one fly out, needing just 58 pitches (41 strikes). Jordan Romano allowed two runs on three hits (including a home run) with three strikeouts in two innings and Kirby Snead, also making his Triple-A debut, allowed just a hit in 1 2/3 innings. Justin Shafer picked up the save, retiring the final batter.
Jonathan Davis led off the game for the Bisons with a home run in the first inning, getting The Herd off to a roaring start. Davis also walked, going 1/3. Cavan Biggio was 2/4 with a run and a stolen base while Roemon Fields also stole a base, going 0/1 with two walks. Andy Burns, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Reese McGuire each contributed a single.
W: Tayler Saucedo (2-0)
S: Justin Shafer (2)
HR: Jonathan Davis (3)
Player of the Game: Tayler Saucedo
Roster Notes: Michael De La Cruz was placed on the 7-day Injured List.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Hartford Yard Goats (COL) 7
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to struggle with the Hartford Yard Goats, losing 7-1 on Sunday.
Zach Logue struck out six without giving up a walk in six innings but he allowed eight hits and gave up four runs to take his second loss of the season. Jake Fishman threw a scoreless seventh, striking out one and Jonathan Cheshire allowed an unearned run in the eighth, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout. Francisco Rios made his return from the injured list, allowing three baserunners (two hits and a walk) and was charged with two runs (one earned) in 2/3 of an inning. Ty Tice came on with two runners on and allowed one to score before retiring the final out for New Hampshire.
The Fisher Cats had just five hits including a single and a double from Brock Lundquist, who was 2/4 with the club’s only RBI. Santiago Espinal was 1/3 with a run and a stolen base while Alberto Mineo was 1/4 and Kacy Clemens was 1.3.
L: Zach Logue (2-2)
Player of the Game: Brock LundquistRoster Notes: Kirby Snead was promoted to Buffalo and Francisco Rios was activated off the 7-day Injured List.
Dunedin Blue Jays, St. Lucie Mets (NYM)
Game postponed due to weather.
Lansing Lugnuts 7, Beloit Snappers (OAK) 5
The Lansing Lugnuts withstood a five-run charge in the sixth inning by the Beloit Snappers to hold on and win 7-5 on Sunday, playing as the Lansing Locos.
Nick Podkul led the way with three hits (including a double) and scored twice while Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/3 with a three-run home run, his first of the year. Jake Brodt was 2/2 with a double and two walks, scoring twice and D.J. Neal was 2/4 with two RBI. Reggie Pruitt was 1/5 with an RBI and a triple while Otto Lopez was 1/4, as was Rafael Lantigua.
Sean Wymer was charged with all five runs, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts, leaving one runner on for Mike Pascoe. Pascoe allowed that runner to score but provided 2 2/3 innings of solid relief afterwards, allowing just a hit and striking out two. Sean Rackoski struck out on in the ninth to earn the save.
W: Sean Wymer (2-1)
S: Sean Rackoski (1)
HR: Mc Gregory Contreras (1)
Player of the Game: Nick Podkul
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