Jay Blue: Ammons, Brito, Moreno, Rivas, Rodriguez, Woods Richardson

Gabriel Moreno went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Wednesday. Photo: Jay Blue

Gabriel Moreno went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Wednesday. Photo: Jay Blue

August 12, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

By Jay Blue

Blue Jays from Away

With days off for the top two of the Blue Jays' minor league teams, the rest of the system had a 5-1 record in six games.

Buffalo Bisons

Scheduled off day.

Roster Notes: Billy McKinney was recalled by the Blue Jays after Freddy Galvis was claimed on waivers by the reds.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Scheduled off day.

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 0

The Dunedin Blue Jays tossed a two-hitter, shutting out the Clearwater Threshers 2-0.

Simeon Woods Richardson was dominant for the Blue Jays, going five innings and giving up just one hit and one walk with five strikeouts, needing just 80 pitches. Turner Larkins struck out two in the sixth while Connor Law pitched a clean seventh. Emerson Jimenez earned his first save, allowing a hit and two walks with three strikeouts over the final two innings.

Alejandro Kirk had two of the Blue Jays' five hits, going 2/3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run while Kacy Clemens was 1/2 with a walk and a stolen base. Reggie Pruitt was 1/4 with a double and a run and Chavez Young was 1/4. Ryan Noda was 0/2 but walked and stole a base.

W: Simeon Woods Richardson (1-2)

S: Emerson Jimenez (1)

Player of the Game: Simeon Woods Richardson

Lansing Lugnuts 4, Dayton Dragons (CIN) 3

The Lansing Lugnuts picked up another win against the Dayton Dragons, beating them 4-3 on Monday and holding off a late charge by the Dragons in the ninth.

Gabriel Moreno hit his 11th home run, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run while Yorman Rodriguez had another two hits, hitting a double scoring a run, with his batting average falling to .526 in his brief stint in Lansing. Rafael Lantigua was 2/4 with a double, and an RBI and L.J. Talley was 1/4 with a double and a run. Hunter Steinmetz, Jake Brodt and Ryan Gold were each 1/4 while Griffin Conine took an oh-fer, going 0/5 with three strikeouts and a run.

Sean Wymer allowed just one run on a solo home run among four hits with a walk and three strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win. Andy McGuire walked one and struck out one in one inning and Marcus Reyes added 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to his resume, allowing a hit and striking out two. Cre Finfrock earned his 14th save but got into trouble in the ninth, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with a strikeout.

W: Sean Wymer (7-11)

S: Cre Finfrock (14)

HR: Gabriel Moreno (11)

Player of the Game: Gabriel Moreno

Roster Notes: Eric Pardinho was placed on the 7-day IL.

Vancouver Canadians 3, Eugene Emeralds (CHC) 2

The Vancouver Canadians turned things around, beating the Eugene Emeralds 3-2, with the exact same score on Monday by which they were beaten on Sunday.

Juan Diaz took the win with a solid start, allowing only two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Nicolas Medina stranded his inherited runner, going 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Grayson Huffman allowed a hit and struck out two in the ninth.

Ronny Brito was 3/4 with a double and an RBI while Will Robertson was 1/4 with an RBI. Dom Abbadessa was 1/3 with a walk and an RBI and Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/5 with a run. Jesus Lopez was 1/4 with a walk and Cameron Eden was 1/5 with a run.

W: Juan Diaz (2-4)

S: Grayson Huffman (2)

Player of the Game: Ronny Brito

Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Bristol Pirates (PIT) 6

The Bluefield Blue Jays lost again, falling 6-4 to the Bristol Pirates.

Justin Ammons pushed his batting average to .429 with two hits and scored a run but was caught stealing. Patrick Morris hit his sixth home run, going 2/4 with two RBI and a run and Spencer Horwitz was 3/4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run. Miguel Hiraldo pushed his average to .305 with a 2/5 game, scoring a run and stealing a base. Anthony Morales was 1/4 with a double and Leonardo Jimenez was 1/5 and Eric Rivera was 1/3 with two walks.

Jimmy Robbins took the loss, allowing four unearned runs on five hits with two strikeouts in three innings. Andrew McInvale allowed a run on four hits with two walks and a strikeout in three innings and Meliton Reyes allowed an unearned run on two hits in two innings.

L: Jimmy Robbins (0-1)

HR: Patrick Morris (6)

Player of the Game: Patrick Morris and Spencer Horwitz

GCL Blue Jays 12, GCL Tigers West 8

The GCL Blue Jays slugged their way to a 12-8 win, getting 21 hits and holding off a late charge by the GCL Tigers West.

Jose Rivas was 5/5 with a double,a walk and two runs while Yhon Perez was 4/5 with a double, two RBI and two runs. Alberto Rodriguez had three hits including a home run, an RBI and a run while Dasan Brown was 2/5 with a walk, three RBI and a run. Orelvis Martinez was 2/6 with two doubles, four RBI and a run while Hugo Cardona was 2/5 with a double and two runs. Rainer Nunez was 1/4 with an RBI, two runs and a sac fly while Javier D'Orazio was 1/5 with an RBI and a run. Jhon Solarte was 1/6.

Winder Garcia allowed four runs on three hits (including a home run) and three hit batters, striking out four in four innings and Jose Espada threw a scoreless fifth, striking out one and walking one. Brody Rodning tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing a hit and striking out two while Adrian Hernandez gave up two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings. Eliezer Bello allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning and Jose Brito struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save.

W: Brody Rodning (2-0)

S: Jose Brito (1)

HR: Alberto Rodriguez (2)

Player of the Game: Jose Rivas

DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL White Sox 5

The DSL Blue Jays held off a late charge by the DSL White Sox to win 7-5.

Leonel Callez hit two doubles, going 2/5 with two runs while Amell Brazoban was 2/5 with a run. Juan Pizarro was 2/5 with an RBI and a stolen base while Gary David was 2/4 with an RBI and a run. Glenn Santiago had a single and a walk in four at bats while Daniel Oliva was 1/5 with a stolen base. Yeison Jimenez was 1/2 with a walk and a stolen base and Junior Ramos was 1/3 with a walk and a run. Gustavo Gutierrez was 1/3 with a walk, two RBI, a run and a stolen base.

Fernando Chacon allowed just one run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings to get the win and Francis Mercedes provided 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Alcindo Pontes walked four batters and threw two wild pitches, allowing four runs in an inning, striking out two and Andres Garcia allowed a walk and hit two batters in the final 1/3 of an inning, allowing all three inherited runners to score.

W: Fernando Chacon (3-5)

S: Andres Garcia (1)

Player of the Game: Fernando Chacon

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