Jay Blue: Bichette, Biggio, Gurriel, Kelly, Ohlman, Olivares, Panas

 Edward Olivares went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to propel the Lansing Lugnuts to an 11-7 win on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Edward Olivares went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to propel the Lansing Lugnuts to an 11-7 win on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

July 26, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

The Blue Jays' minor leaguers had just three wins in eight games on Wednesday, seeing a see-saw battle with Dunedin and big offensive nights for Buffalo and Lansing.

Buffalo Bisons 8, Durham Bulls 3

The Buffalo Bisons beat up the Durham Bulls with a final score of 8-3. Brett Oberholtzer has been putting together some solid outings and picked up his third win of the season with seven innings of three-run ball, giving up eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Lucas Harrell tossed two no-hit innings, walking two and striking out two to finish the game.

Mike Ohlman had a strong game, going 2/4 with a double, a home run and two RBI. Jon Berti was 2/5 with a double and a run and Dwight Smith Jr. was 2/4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run. Rowdy Tellez drove in two runs, going 1/4 with a double.

Player of the Game: Mike Ohlman

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Portland Sea Dogs 6

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 6-4 to the Portland Sea Dogs as Sean Reid-Foley took the loss. Reid-Foley went six innings, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Jose Fernandez allowed two hits in his two innings of work, but didn't give up a run and struck out three. Justin Shafer struck out two, allowing a hit in the ninth inning.

Lourdes Gurriel had a big game, going 2/4 with a home run (his first in double-A), two RBI and a stolen base. Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a walk and a triple, driving in a run and Richard Urena was 1/4 with a double and a walk.

Player of the Game: Lourdes Gurriel

Roster Notes: Kender Villegas was promoted from Dunedin and Tom Robson (Ladner, B.C.) was placed on the DL.

Dunedin Blue Jays 12, Charlotte Stone Crabs 13

It was a wild one in Charlotte as the Dunedin Blue Jays ultimately fell to the Charlotte Stone Crabs 13-12 in a walk-off, bottom of the 10th inning loss. Bo Bichette showed no ill effects from being hit on the hand, going 3/6 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs. Darrell Ceciliani was 3/5 with a double and two runs and D.J. Davis also had three hits, going 3/5 with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and three runs. Connor Panas also had three hits and a walk, going 3/5 with a run. Cavan Biggio had the club's only home run, going 2/3 with the blast, three RBI and a walk. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1/6 with an RBI and Max Pentecost was 1/5 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Jake Thomas had two hits, going 2/5 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs.

Conor Fisk allowed the first eight runs to the Stone Crabs, giving up nine hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Philip Walby gave up three more runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings while Kirby Snead allowed one of two inherited runs to score but only gave up one hit and one walk in 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts. Zach Jackson took the loss, allowing a pair of runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Player of the Game: Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio

Roster Notes: Kender Villegas was promoted to New Hampshire.

Lansing Lugnuts 11, Dayton Dragons 7

The Lansing Lugnuts evened their overall record and had Edward Olivares to thank as they beat the Dayton Dragons 11-7 on Wednesday. Olivares fell short of the cycle by a triple, going 3/4 with a walk, a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs. Joshua Palacios had two hits, going 2/4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Rodrigo Orozco was also on base twice with a pair of singles and two runs, driving in one. Mitch Nay was 2/5. Nick Sinay drove in three runs, going 1/4 with a triple and a run and Javier Hernandez was 1/3 with a walk and two runs.

On the mound, Yennsy Diaz had a solid start, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six innings, picking up the win. Andrew Deramo got tagged for five runs on four hits (including two home runs) and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings. Connor Eller finished the game with a scoreless ninth.

Player of the Game: Edward Olivares

Vancouver Canadians 0, Tri-City Dust Devils 5

The Vancouver Canadians were shut out by the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-0 in Wednesday's action. Kevin Vicuna had a pair of singles and Norberto Obeso was 1/2 with a walk.

Justin Dillon went two scoreless innings to start, giving up two hits and striking out three. Grayson Huffman and Brayden Bouchey each threw a scoreless frame while Zach Logue took the loss, giving up one run in his three innings of work, giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Miguel Burgos allowed four runs on three hits and a walk in the eighth.

Player of the Game: None

Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Bristol Pirates 1

The Bluefield Blue Jays (24-10) got another excellent pitching performance, this time from Elio Silva who tossed six one-run innings in a 4-1 victory over the Bristol Pirates. Silva gave up just six hits without walking anyone, striking out six. Joel Espinal finished the game, giving up just one hit and striking out three in the final three frames.

Brandon Grudzielanek went 2/4 with an RBI while Jesus Severino was 2/4 with a double and two RBI. Ryan Noda was 1/3 with a walk .

Player of the Game: Elio Silva

GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Yankees West 4

The GCL Blue Jays couldn't overcome the GCL Yankees West's four runs, losing 4-3 on Wednesday. Yhordegny Kelly did all he could, going 4/4 with a double and two RBI. Aldo Ovando hit a triple, going 1/4 with an RBI and a run and had an outfield assist while Jose Theran hit a double. Davis Schneider was 1/3 with two runs and a walk.

Anderson Nunez gave up three runs, allowing four hits and four walks in three innings. Gaudy Ramirez gave up the other run, striking out two in two innings. Juan Meza walked a pair in his two innings and Adams Cuevas struck out three over the final two frames.

Player of the Game: Yhordegny Kelly

DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Giants 4

The DSL Blue Jays lost to the DSL Giants by a 4-2 score. The Jays just had seven hits including a single and double from Andres Martinez who scored twice. Yhon Perez and Hugo Cardona were each 1/3 with a single and a walk, driving in a run.

Ronald Magdaniel took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Juan Diaz pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up two hits. Luis Mendoza allowed the final run on four hits and two walks in one inning and Brayan Mejia pitched around a hit batter in the ninth.

Player of the Game: Andres Martinez

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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.