September 1, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Yennsy Diaz

On the second-last day of the minor-league season, the Toronto Blue Jays’ affiliates were 2-2 with Yennsy Diaz having a strong finish to his season in New Hampshire.



Buffalo Bisons 12, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 15


It was an old-fashioned slug fest on Sunday as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders came out on top with a 15-12 win.

Anthony Kay started for Buffalo, allowing nine runs (three earned) on seven hits (including a home run) with three walks and three strikeouts in just 2 2/3 innings. Conor Fisk allowed a run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Justin Shafer allowed three runs in the seventh inning, giving up five hits and Ty Tice surrendered two runs on a hit (a home run) and a walk with two strikeouts in the eighth.

Forrest Wall hit his first Triple-A home run, going 2/3 with two walks, two RBI and three runs while Santiago Espinal was 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and a run. Anthony Alford was 2/6 with a double and an RBI, scoring a run and stealing a base while Socrates Brito was 2/4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs. Roemon Fields drove in two runs on two sac flies with a walk and Andy Burns hit his 18th home run of the year, going 1/4 with a solo shot, a walk and two runs. Richard Urena was 1/4 with a walk and a run and Michael De La Cruz was 1/4 with two runs.

L: Anthony Kay (3-5)
HR: Andy Burns (18), Forrest Wall (1)

Player of the Game: Forrest Wall

Roster Notes: Patrick Cantwell was activated off the 7-day IL and Anthony Kay was activated off the temporarily inactive list. Beau Taylor was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 1


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got a big win in their penultimate game of the year, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 7-1.

Yennsy Diaz closed his season with a bang, tossing seven innings and giving up just one run on one hit with two walks and eight strikeouts in a gem. Corey Copping struck out one in the eighth and Dany Jimenez struck out one in the ninth to finish the game.

Brock Lundquist had a big game, going 2/4 with a triple and a home run, driving in four and scoring twice. Andres Sotillo was 2/4 with a run and Nash Knight was 2/5 with a double and an RBI. Vinny Capra was 1/4 with an RBI and a run and Kevin Smith was 1/4 with a run and a stolen base. Cullen Large was 1/5 and Joshua Palacios continued his power surge, hitting another home run, a solo shot, going 1/5.

W: Yennsy Diaz (11-9)
HR: Joshua Palacios (7), Brock Lundquist (6)

Player of the Game: Yennsy Diaz and Brock Lundquist


Lansing Lugnuts 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 5


The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 7-5 on Sunday.

Yorman Rodriguez was 3/5 with a double, two RBI and a run, adding a stolen base while Griffin Conine was 2/5 with a double and an RBI. Otto Lopez was 2/5 with a double, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base and Tanner Kirwer was 3/5 with an RBI and a run. Jesus Lopez was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run and John Aiello was 1/4 with a walk and a run.

Cobi Johnson went 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits (including a home run) with four walks and a strikeout. Andy McGuire allowed two hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings, striking out one and Brody Rodning got the save, striking out two in the ninth.

W: Cobi Johnson (3-9)
S: Brody Rodning (1)

Player of the Game: Yorman Rodriguez and Tanner Kirwer


Vancouver Canadians 3, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 11


The Vancouver Canadians lost again to the Everett AquaSox, losing 11-3.

Luis Quinones started the game and had his first rough outing, allowing six runs on five hits (including a home run) with three walks and four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Nick Fraze surrendered a solo home run among two hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings. Mike Pascoe allowed three runs on a hit and a walk with a hit batter and two wild pitches and didn’t get anyone out and Grayson Huffman threw the last two innings, allowing both inherited runners to score, surrendering a run of his own on three hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Ryan Sloniger was 2/4 with a double and a run while Trevor Schwecke was 1/3 with a solo home run. Luis De Los Santos was 1/4 with two RBI and a stolen base and Spencer Horwitz was 1/4 with a run.

L: Luis Quinones (2-2)
HR: Trevor Schwecke (2)

Player of the Game: Ryan Sloniger


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