September 2, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Roemon Fields

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On Sunday, the Blue Jays’ minor league teams went 1-5 with the Bluefield Blue Jays losing Game 3 of their Appy League semifinal to get eliminated from the playoffs.


Buffalo Bisons 3, Syracuse Chiefs 4


Despite scoring a run in the top of the ninth, the Buffalo Bisons fell a run short of the Syracuse Chiefs in a 4-3 loss. Roemon Fields was 2/4 with a solo home run while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1/4 with a solo home run. Richard Urena hit a double, as did Dwight Smith Jr.

Jacob Waguespack tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs but only one was earned as he allowed nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Conor Fisk finished up the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out one and giving up a hit and a walk.

L: Jacob Waguespack (5-9)
HR: Roemon Fields (2), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (6)


Player of the Game

Roemon Fields



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Hartford Yard Goats 5


In their penultimate game of the year, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a home run from Juan Kelly to help beat the Hartford Yard Goats 8-5. Jon Harris picked up the win but allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings, striking out two. Zach Jackson went 1 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking one and Danny Young allowed a hit in 1/3 of an inning before Corey Copping nailed down the save, coming in with two runners on and striking out three in 1 1/3 innings.

Kelly drove in three runs with his 13th home run of the year, going 1/4 while Jon Berti had another multi-hit game, going 2/3 with a double, two walks and two runs. Forrest Wall went 2/5 with a double, two RBI and a run and Harold Ramirez was 2/2 with two walks, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Connor Panas was 2/4 and Patrick Cantwell was 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run.

W: Jon Harris (12-5)
S: Corey Copping (3)
HR: Juan Kelly (13)


Player of the Game

Jon Berti and Harold Ramirez


Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Daytona Tortugas 6


The Dunedin Blue Jays lost their final game of the year 6-5 in extra innings to the Daytona Tortugas but not before Nash Knight made minor league history, playing all nine position in the game. Knight started his journey catching in the first inning and went around the horn, playing an inning at first base, second base, shortstop and third base then moving to left field in the sixth inning and switching with William Ouellette to pitch to one batter (giving up a single) then back to left field and finishing up in center and right field over the last couple of innings. At the plate, however, Knight was 0/4 with a walk and a run. Yeltsin Gudino was 3/5 with a run while Logan Warmoth was 3/4 with a double and three RBI. Rodrigo Orozco was 2/3 with a stolen base before he came out of the game with a .304 batting average that allowed him to tie teammate Ivan Castillo for the Florida State League batting championship. Brock Lundquist was 2/5 with a home run and two runs and Alberto Mineo was 2/5 with a triple and an RBI.

Maverik Buffo started, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts in five innings. William Ouellette allowed an unearned run on three hits in two innings and Nash Knight gave up a hit and that runner came around to score, pitching to just one batter. Claudio Custodio threw a perfect eighth while Bryan Baker allowed a walk and a hit with one strikeout in the ninth. Ty Tice gave up the winning run on a solo home run in the 10th.

L: Ty Tice (6-6)


Player of the Game

Logan Warmoth and Yeltsin Gudino


Lansing Lugnuts 2, Lake County Captains 6


The Lansing Lugnuts sputtered on Sunday, losing 6-2 to the Lake County Captains in their second-last game of the year. The Lugnuts had seven hits including two from Chavez Young (2/4, 3B) and Bryan Lizardo (2/4, R) while Ryan Noda was 1/2 with two walks and Jesus Navarro was 1/3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Andres Sotillo was 1/4 with a double and a run.

Kyle Weatherly went six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts before Matt Shannon finished the game, giving up two runs on a two-run home run among two hits and a walk with a strikeout in two innings.

L: Kyle Weatherly (3-3)


Player of the Game

Chavez Young and Ryan Noda


Vancouver Canadians 1, Spokane Indians 3


The Vancouver Canadians lost their fourth game in a row, getting just two hits from their offense, falling 3-1 to the Spokane Indians. Tanner Kirwer was 1/4 with a run and Yorman Rodriguez was 1/3 with an RBI.

Elio Silva went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts to take the loss. Justin Watts struck out three in 1 2/3 innings, allowing just a hit and Orlando Pascual struck out three in 1 1/3 innings, walking one.

L: Elio Silva (3-4)


Player of the Game



Bluefield Blue Jays 5, Princeton Rays 6


The Bluefield Blue Jays let their slim lead slip away and lost their deciding game of the Appalachian League semifinals 6-5 to the Princeton Rays, losing the series two games to one. In the bottom of the eighth, Brad Wilson walked the leadoff man who moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and then he got a strikeout giving him two outs. Then, Wilson missed a catch, bringing in the tying run and the winning run came in after Wilson gave up a walk and single as Dominic Abbadessa threw out the batter trying to take second base. The Blue Jays went down in order in the top of the ninth, losing the game.

Nathanael Perez started for Bluefield, giving up two runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Thurston allowed a run on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings and Sean Rackoski picked up a blown save, giving up a run on two walks and a hit in one inning. Brad Wilson allowed the two final earned runs on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts over two innings, taking the loss.

Jordan Groshans had a huge game, going 3/4 with a home run, a walk and three RBI. Alejandro Kirk also hit a home run, going 2/4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs. Cal Stevenson walked three times, going 0/2 with two runs and Luis De Los Santos hit a double.

L: Brad Wilson (0-1)
HR: Jordan Groshans (1), Alejandro Kirk (1)


Player of the Game

Jordan Groshans


Jay’s Jay of the Day

Jordan Groshans


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