September 1, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Ryan Gold

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The Blue Jays’ minor league teams are limping down the stretch, losing five of six games on Saturday.


Buffalo Bisons 1, Syracuse Chiefs 6


Vladimir Guerrero

The Buffalo Bisons dropped their Saturday game to the Syracuse Chiefs, losing 6-1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 3/5 in the loss while Anthony Alford was 2/4 with a walk and a run and Rowdy Tellez was 2/5. Richard Urena hit a double and drove in the club’s only run.

Zach Stewart took this one on the chin, allowing five runs on seven hits (including a home run) and one walk with two strikeouts in four innings. Craig Breslow allowed a run on three hits and a walk with one strikeout as the only out he got and Luis Santos allowed a hit, stranding the bases loaded and striking out one in 1 2/3 innings. Matt Tracy (1 IP, 1 H) and Jake Petricka (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) each tossed a scoreless inning to finish the game.

L: Zach Stewart (2-1)

Roster Notes: Taylor Guerrieri, Sean Reid-Foley and Jose Fernandez were called up to the big leagues as the major league rosters expanded and Matt Tracy was activated off the DL.


Player of the Game

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Hartford Yard Goats 3


Jon Berti

In a rare occurrence, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were shut out, losing 3-0 to the Hartford Yard Goats. Jon Berti continues to swing a hot bat for the Fisher Cats, going 3/4 while Bo Bichette was 2/4, heating up into the playoffs. Forrest Wall was 2/3 and Santiago Espinal was 2/4.

Tayler Saucedo went six innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk, with four strikeouts while Dusty Isaacs allowed a hit and struck out one in two innings. Travis Bergen gave up his first run since June 29th and his first earned run since June 15, giving up a solo home run and striking out one in the ninth.

L: Tayler Saucedo (4-5)


Player of the Game

Jon Berti


Dunedin Blue Jays 9, Daytona Tortugas 3


Logan Warmoth

The Dunedin Blue Jays continue their hot finish, beating the Daytona Tortugas 9-3. Logan Warmoth has really come on towards the end of the season and was 4/5 with a double, two RBI and a run, stealing three bases. Ivan Castillo, also swinging a hot bat, was 3/5 with a single, double and triple, driving in a run and scoring twice. Kevin Smith was 2/5 with a run and Joshua Palacios was 2/6 with a triple, two RBI and a run. Riley Adams had two hits and a walk with an RBI and Kacy Clemens was 2/5 with a run. Yeltsin Gudino was 1/3 with two walks, an RBI and a run and both Rodrigo Orozco and Nash Knight were each 1/4 with a walk and a run with Knight driving in a run.

Yennsy Diaz struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings but gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks. Jonathan Cheshire allowed only a hit batter, striking out three in 2 1/3 innings and Jake Fishman struck out one facing the minimum in two innings.

W: Jonathan Cheshire (6-1)


Player of the Game

Logan Warmoth


Lansing Lugnuts 9, Lake County Captains 10


In a good, old-fashioned slug fest, the Lake County Captains snuck out a win, scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Lansing Lugnuts 10-9. Catcher Ryan Gold was 4/4 with two RBI and two runs while Reggie Pruitt (2/4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB) and Norberto Obeso (2/5, BB, R) had two hits each. Jesus Navarro was 1/3 with two walks, an RBI and a stolen base and Bryan Lizardo was 1/4 with a walk and an RBI. Chavez Young was 1/4 with a walk and two runs, stealing his 43rd base of the year, putting him within one of Samad Taylor‘s 44 for the club lead.

Graham Spraker had a strong start, going five innings and giving up just two hits and four walks with four strikeouts and Dany Jimenez allowed three runs on five hits (including a home run) with four strikeouts in two innings. Dalton Rodriguez took the loss, giving up seven runs on eight hits (including two home runs) and one walk with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.

L: Dalton Rodriguez (2-1)


Player of the Game

Ryan Gold


Vancouver Canadians 0, Spokane Indians 6


The Vancouver Canadians’ tailspin continues as they could only get two hits and were shut out 6-0 by the Spokane Indians. Otto Lopez had a double and a walk while Tanner Kirwer was 1/3 with a walk. Griffin Conine was 0/3 with a walk and stole a base.

Josh Winckowski, voted the Northwest League Pitcher of the Year last week, struck out eight in five innings but gave up four runs on six hits (including a solo home run) without walking anyone in five innings. Marcus Reyes gave up two runs on a hit (a home run) and a walk in one inning and Troy Miller struck out four in two innings, walking one.

L: Josh Winckowski (4-5)


Player of the Game



Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Princeton Rays 7


Alejandro Kirk

The Princeton Rays tied up their best-of-three Appalachian League Semifinal with a 7-3 win over the Bluefield Blue Jays in Game 2 of their series. Claudio Galva started, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings and left two runners on for Cre Finfrock who wasn’t able to get any outs. Finfrock allowed one of the two inherited runners to score, and also pitched to two batters, allowing one hit and two walks, although it’s likely he may have left the game in the middle of a batter who was walked by Grant Townsend. Townsend got just one out before Jackson Rees came on to pitch three scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk with four strikeouts before Brennan Price gave up a hit and a walk in 1 1/3 innings.

Alejandro Kirk was 2/3 with a double, two walks and two RBI behind the plate and Rafael Lantigua was 2/4. Cal Stevenson was 1/4 with a walk and a run and Jordan Groshans was 1/4.

L: Claudio Galva (0-1)


Player of the Game

Alejandro Kirk


Jay’s Jay of the Day

Logan Warmoth and Ryan Gold


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