Jay Blue: Berti, DeGraaf, Logue, Noda, Orozco, Palacios

 Jon Berti had two hits for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Saturday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Jon Berti had two hits for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Saturday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

June 9, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

The Buffalo Bisons were rained out and the rest of the teams went 2-2 with the Dunedin Blue Jays and Lansing Lugnuts taking home wins.

Buffalo Bisons, Columbus Clippers

Game postponed due to rain.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Bowie Baysox 4

The double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn't get their offence going against the Bowie Baysox and couldn't support a strong start by starter Josh DeGraaf. DeGraaf went six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Zach Jackson provided two scoreless innings of relief, striking out one and Kirby Snead allowed two runs in the final frame, surrendering three hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Andrew Guillotte (2-for-3) and Jon Berti (2-for-3, BB, RBI) had four of the five hits for the Fisher Cats as Harold Ramirez was the only other player to get a hit.

L: Josh DeGraaf (1-3)

Player of the Game: Jon Berti

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Fort Myers Miracle 4

The class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays got out to an early lead against the Fort Myers Miracle and held on late, making a winner of Zach Logue in a 6-4 victory.

Logue tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing only five hits and striking out four along the way. Jonathan Cheshire was charged with three unearned run over 2/3 of an inning while Ty Tice stranded a runner but was charged with an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in 2/3 of an inning. Jackson McClelland came in with the bases loaded and allowed one runner to score (charged to Tice) but got the save, getting two outs, one via strikeout.

Four Blue Jays had two hits apiece including Joshua Palacios (2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R), Kevin Smith (2-for-5, RBI, R), Rodrigo Orozco (2-for-3, BB, 3 R, SB) and John La Prise (2-for-3, RBI, SB). Bradley Jones hit a double, drove in a run and scored a run while David Jacob and Nash Knight were both 1-for-4 with a walk.

W: Zach Logue (2-0)
S: Jackson McClelland (4)

Roster Notes: D.J. Davis was placed in the 7-day DL retroactive to June 8 and William Ouellette was activated off the DL.

Player of the Game: Zach Logue

Lansing Lugnuts 6, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3

The low-A Lansing Lugnuts earned their 39th win by doing what they have always seemed to do this season, come back and win, scoring three runs in the sixth and three runs in the ninth to beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 6-3.

The red-hot Ryan Noda blasted his fifth home run of the season in the sixth inning along the way to a 1-for-2 game with two walks and two RBI. Ryan Gold, in his second Midwest League game, went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and RBI while Reggie Pruitt was 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run.

Maverik Buffo allowed just two runs on seven hits and two walks through five innings, striking out three while Kyle Weatherly tossed three innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk with a strikeout to get the win. Claudio Custodio got his second save, striking out one in the ninth.

W: Kyle Weatherly (1-0)
S: Claudio Custodio (2)
HR: Ryan Noda (5)

Player of the Game: Ryan Noda

DSL Blue Jays 1, DSL Padres 3

The DSL Blue Jays' bats went cold, losing 3-1 to the DSL Padres. Jose Rivas had two of the club's five hits, while Jhon Solarte was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Miguel Hiraldo and Alberto Rodriguez each went 1-for-4.

Junior Guzman tossed four innings, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Eliezer Bello just gave up a hit with two strikeouts in two innings. Christian Reyes allowed a run on two walks and a hit with one strikeout in his inning and Jeison Contreras struck out one in his inning.

L: Junior Guzman (0-1)

Player of the Game: Jose Rivas and Jhon Solarte

Jay's Jay of the Day: Zach Logue

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Jay Blue

A lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan, Jay Blue started blogging about the Jays when he was living in Berlin, Germany. He founded his own blog, Blue Jays from Away, to write about developments with his home town team, focusing on the Jays' minor league system. When he's not watching baseball, he is usually on the diamond umpiring or he's pursuing his research interests in the field of ethnomusicology.