Jay Blue: Berti, Guillotte, Jones, Romanin

Continuing his rehab assignment, Jon Berti went 2-for-4 with a run for the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays in their 9-3 loss to Lakeland Flying Tigers on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Continuing his rehab assignment, Jon Berti went 2-for-4 with a run for the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays in their 9-3 loss to Lakeland Flying Tigers on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

June 21, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

It was a 1-4 day for the Blue Jays farm but have no fear, the Vancouver Canadians are getting reinforcements and the Bluefield Blue Jays start their season tonight.

Buffalo Bisons 1, Rochester Red Wings 3

The Buffalo Bisons continue to be unable to beat the Rochester Red Wings, losing 3-1 in afternoon action in Rochester on Wednesday. Luis Santos was touched for three solo home runs to account for all of Rochester’s scoring, giving up three runs on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts over six innings. John Stilson and Matt Dermody pitched a scoreless inning each to finish the game.

The Bisons’ anemic offence had just three hits including a single, a walk and an RBI from Mike Ohlman and singles from Jake Elmore and Roemon Fields.

Player of the Game: None

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Harrisburg Senators 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats dropped their Wednesday night game 2-1 against the Harrisburg Senators. Andrew Guillotte had two of the Fisher Cats' six hits while Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a double and Danny Jansen was 1/2 with a walk and the club's only RBI. Jake Thomas also hit a double.

Francisco Rios had a strong start, allowing just two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings. Kender Villegas gave up just a hit and a walk in two innings, striking out two and Andrew Case (Saint John, N.B.) scattered four hits over two innings to finish the game.

Player of the Game: Danny Jansen and Andrew Guillotte

Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 9

The Dunedin Blue Jays got three throwing errors from Lourdes Gurriel and lost 9-3 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Ryan Borucki was the starter and probably deserved better than the loss after allowing five runs (only three earned) on seven hits and one walk in six innings, striking out five. Philip Walby allowed an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in the seventh, Tom Robson (Ladner, B.C.) pitched a scoreless eighth and Jackson McClelland was tagged for three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk in the ninth.

Jon Berti, continuing his rehab assignment, was 2/4 with a run and Gurriel tried to make up for this throwing problems by going 2/4 with an RBI. Josh Almonte hit a double and Cavan Biggio was 1/4 with a run and an RBI.

Player of the Game: Jon Berti

Lansing Lugnuts

Off for All-Star Break.

Vancouver Canadians 8, Everett AquaSox 4

The Vancouver Canadians made it a second win in a row against the Everett AquaSox, coming out on top 8-4 in Wednesday night's action. The offense took full flight before the roster gets an overhaul thanks to a number of newly assigned 2017 draftees, scoring eight times on 12 hits. Lance Jones led the hit parade, becoming a candidate to move upwards thanks to a 3/5 game that included a double, an RBI, three runs and a stolen base and he's now hitting .409 for the young season. Javier Hernandez, returning to Vancouver this year, was also 3/5 with two triples and three RBI. Bryan Lizardo was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Deiferson Barreto was 2/4 with an RBI. Mattingly Romanin (Burlington, Ont.) was 1/3 with two walks while Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.), another Canadian, was 1/3 with a walk.

Juan Nunez started and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits with one walk. Grayson Huffman earned the win, tossing 2 1/3 innings and giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Orlando Pascual threw two scoreless innings and Jared Carkuff finished the game with a scoreless ninth to seal the victory.

Player of the Game: Lance Jones and Javier Hernandez

Roster Notes: The Blue Jays assigned Riley Adams, Donnie Sellers, Cullen Large, Matt Shannon, Kacy Clemens and Brock Lundquist to Vancouver, sending Jesus Severino and Yorman Rodriguez to Bluefield.

DSL Blue Jays 0, DSL Orioles 1

The DSL Blue Jays ran out of time and luck with the weather, losing a 1-0 game to the DSL Orioles when it was stopped in the seventh inning due to rain. Ronald Magdaniel took the loss but threw a heck of a game, tossing five innings and giving up just one unearned run on four hits while striking out six. Nicolas Medina struck out two in his inning of work.

The Blue Jays got six hits including two from catcher Gabriel Moreno while Steward Berroa was on base twice with a single and a walk.

Player of the Game: Ronald Magdaniel

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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.