Welcome to the final minor league report of the 2019 season! None of the Blue Jays’ affiliates made the playoffs although the Dunedin Blue Jays would have had the Florida State League playoffs not have been cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian. The clubs went 3-1 in the final day of games.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NYY) 3
The Buffalo Bisons went out with a win, finishing with a 71-69 record thanks to a 5-3 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Sean Reid-Foley started, going four innings and striking out six batters, allowing two runs on five hits (including a home run) and just one walk. Ryan Feierabend, returning from the IL, threw a scoreless fifth to pick up the win while Andrew Sopko tossed a scoreless sixth. Kirby Snead gave up a run on three hits in the seventh, striking out a pair and Jackson McClelland finished on a high note, allowing only a hit in the eighth. Bryan Baker got the save, walking one in the ninth.
Andy Burns hit his third home run in four games ,going 1/5 with two RBI while Anthony Alford hit his first home run since August 7, going 1/3 with a solo shot and a walk. Forrest Wall hit his second home run in as many games, also hitting a solo shot and taking a walk. Jonathan Davis was 1/5 with an RBI and a run while Santiago Espinal was 1/4 with a double.
W: Ryan Feierabend (6-5)
S: Bryan Baker (3)
HR: Andy Burns (19), Anthony Alford (7), Forrest Wall (2)
Player of the Game: Forrest Wall and Anthony Alford
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Portland Sea Dogs (BOS) 7
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got a boost in the 10th inning on a blast from Christian Williams after giving up the lead in the bottom of the ninth to the Portland Sea Dogs, finishing their season 63-76 thanks to an 8-7 win.
Hector Perez gave up just three runs on nine hits with one home run allowed, but he didn’t walk anyone and struck out one over six innings. Joey Pulido allowed two runs (one earned) on a home run and two walks with a strikeout in the seventh. Adams Cuevas provided a scoreless eighth, striking out one. William Ouellette came on for the ninth and allowed a run on a double and a single in the inning, allowing the Portland Sea Dogs to tie up the game and came back out for the 10th, allowing the placed runner to reach third on a wild pitch, then giving up a sac fly to score the run before striking out the next batter for 1 2/3 innings. Jack Fishman finished the game by getting a soft line out to third base to earn the save.
Williams hit the go-ahead blast, leading off the 10th inning and went 2/5 with the two-run home run and two runs on the day. Joshua Palacios was 2/3 with a walk, a hit by pitch, a double, an RBI and a run and Kevin Smith was 2/5 with a double and an RBI. Logan Warmoth was 2/4 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a stolen base and Chad Spanberger was 1/5 with a double and two runs. Riley Adams was 1/4 and was hit by a pitch and scored twice while Brock Lundquist was 1/4, was hit by a pitch and drove in a run. Cullen Large was 1/6 and drove in two runs and stole a base.
W: William Ouellette (3-2)
S: Jake Fishman (4)
HR: Christian Williams (4)
Player of the Game: Christian Williams
Lansing Lugnuts 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 1
Sean Wymer put together a masterpiece for the Lansing Lugnuts on their final day of the year as the Lugnuts beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 3-1 and finished with a 68-71 record.
Wymer was extraordinarily efficient, needing just eight pitches to get the first six outs of the game and needing 85 pitches to throw a complete game at the TinCaps, holding them to just one run on four hits, a walk and two hit batters while striking out two for a complete game win.
The Lugnuts got all of their scoring on solo home runs, getting a 2/4 game with a solo blast from Griffin Conine for his 22nd of the season while Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with his first home run in Lansing. Otto Lopez also hit his fifth of the year, going 1/3 with the home run. Rafael Lantigua was 2/3 with a walk and Leonardo Jimenez was 1/2.
W: Sean Wymer (9-11)
HR: Yorman Rodriguez (1), Otto Lopez (5), Griffin Conine (22)
Player of the Game: Sean Wymer
Vancouver Canadians 1, Everett AquaSox (SEA) 3
The Vancouver Canadians finished off their season with a 3-1 loss to the Everett AquaSox, falling to 30-46 for the year.
Winder Garcia had an excellent Vancouver debut, allowing just one run on a solo home run among four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings. Gage Burland struck out one in the sixth and Josh Almonte stranded two hits, striking out one in the seventh. Parker Caracci allowed two runs on a hit and two walks in the eighth, striking out one to take the loss.
L: Parker Caracci (2-4)
Player of the Game: Winder Garcia and Luis De Los Santos
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