June 11, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
With the New Hampshire Fisher Cats off on Monday, the remaining four teams in action posted a 2-2 record.
Buffalo Bisons 9, Columbus Clippers 4
The triple-A Buffalo Bisons rapped out 16 hits in a 9-4 victory over the Columbus Clippers.
Jason Leblebijian and Darnell Sweeney each had three hits and both of them hit home runs. Leblebijian was 3-for-4 with four RBI, hitting a grand slam and scoring twice while Sweeney was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs. Anthony Alford was 3-for-5 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base, bringing his batting average up to .223 for the season. Roemon Fields was 2-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and a run while Reese McGuire was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Rowdy Tellez walked twice, had a base hit and scored while also stealing his fourth base of the year.
Chris Rowley started on the mound, tossing 6 2/3 innings of three-hit, four-walk ball, giving up two runs with seven strikeouts. Rhiner Cruz allowed a run on a solo home run, striking out two in 1 1/3 innings. Dusty Isaacs finished it off, allowing a solo home run in his inning of work.
W: Chris Rowley (4-3)
HR: Jason Leblebijian (10), Darnell Sweeney (5)
Roster Notes: Tim Mayza was optioned back to Buffalo as the Blue Jays activated Preston Guilmet.
Player of the Game: Jason Leblebijian and Darnell Sweeney
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Scheduled off day.
Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Fort Myers Miracle 8
It took 11 innings but the Charlotte Stone Crabs finally secured an 8-6 victory over the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays.
The D-Jays got up early; after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the second, the Jays were up 5-2 after three frames but the Stone Crabs kept chipping away, scoring one in the fourth, one in the eighth and another in the ninth to tie it. Both teams scored one in the 10th but the Jays had no answer for the Stone Crabs' two runs in the top of the 11th.
Yennsy Diaz was the starter and he allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Andy Ravel finished the sixth, stranding the bases loaded and pitched a scoreless seventh, striking out a pair. William Ouellette gave up a run in the eighth on two hits with one strikeout and Jake Fishman allowed an unearned run in the ninth, walking one and striking out one. Jackson McClelland was similarly charged with an unearned run in the 10th, giving up a hit and striking out two and Juliandry Higuera allowed both runs in the 11th, one was earned, on a hit and two walks with one strikeout.
Kevin Smith (2-for-6) and Ivan Castillo (2-for-4) each had two hits while Eduard Pinto was 1-for-3 with a double, a sac fly and a walk, driving in three runs. Bradley Jones left the game early and was replaced by Joshua Palacios who hit a double, the club's only other extra base hit. Riley Adams was 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run but he also committed two passed balls. Nash Knight was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run.
L: Juliandry Higuera (1-3)
Player of the Game: Eduard Pinto
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2
The low-A Lansing Lugnuts clinched their first playoff appearance in three years with their 4-2 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Monday. Colton Laws tossed five innings of strong ball, giving up two hits and striking out two without allowing a walk or a run. Emerson Jimenez followed with three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out two. Matt Shannon allowed two runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout in the ninth.
Samad Taylor had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Brock Lundquist had a double, going 1-for-4 with a run. Chavez Young was on base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run while Norberto Obeso was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. Reggie Pruitt was 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base.
W: Colton Laws (3-2)
Roster Notes: Orlando Pascual was assigned to the Vancouver Canadians.
Player of the Game: Samad Taylor and Colton Laws
DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Padres 5
The DSL Padres had the DSL Blue Jays' number on Monday as the Jays fell 5-2. Erickvi Celedonio was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring once and accounting for two of the Blue Jays' four hits. Jose Rivas and Rainer Nunez each had a single.
Adrian Hernandez went three innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits with three strikeouts. Erick Teran followed without giving up a hit in 2 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out five. Williams Moreno picked up Teran who left a runner on and Moreno allowed a hit and two walks in two innings but no runs. Miguel Olivo blew the save, allowing four runs in one inning of work, giving up four hits and a walk with one strikeout before Jeison Contreras came in to finish the ninth.
L: Miguel Olivo (1-1)
Player of the Game: Erickvi Celedonio
Jay's Jay of the Day: Jonathan Davis
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