May 11, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 3
The triple-A Buffalo Bisons had just one hit in a 3-0 loss to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Darnell Sweeney was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk while Rowdy Tellez and Reese McGuire also took walks.
Ryan Borucki's blemish was just a three-run home run in the third inning to Colin Cowgill. Borucki allowed four hits and three runs over six innings, walking two and striking out four. Taylor Guerrieri walked two and struck out one in two innings.
L: Ryan Borucki (2-4)
Roster Notes: Joe Biagini and Sam Gaviglio were recalled by the Blue Jays and Tim Mayza was sent down to Buffalo.
Player of the Game: None
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Harrisburg Senators 0
Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) was in fine form, keeping the Harrisburg Senators off the scoreboard over 5 1/3 innings to help beat the Senators 5-0.
Romano allowed only three hits and walked one with five strikeouts before turning the ball over to Danny Young who allowed two hits and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings. Kirby Snead gave up two hits in the ninth finishing it off.
The Fisher Cats combined for eight hits but the biggest blow was from Cavan Biggio who leads the team with nine home runs, going deep and driving in three runs, going 1-for-4. Max Pentecost was 2-for-4 with a double and a run while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) was held hitless. Bo Bichette was 1-for-5 and Jonathan Davis was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Gunnar Heidt took two walks while Harold Ramirez also had a double.
W: Jordan Romano (6-0)
HR: Cavan Biggio (9)
Roster Notes: Dalton Rodriguez was promoted to New Hampshire from Lansing.
Player of the Game: Jordan Romano
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Fort Myers Miracle 3
A three-run bottom of the fourth gave the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays a 4-1 lead that they were able to make stand up finishing the game with a 4-3 win over the Fort Myers Miracle.
Kacy Clemens started the scoring in the fourth, hitting his first home run for Dunedin and Riley Adams followed with a double and came home on another double by Ivan Castillo who scored on Rodrigo Orozco's single. Clemens was 1-for-3 with a walk in addition to his solo blast while Orozco was 1-for-2 with a walk and Riley Adams was 1-for-3 with a walk and a double. Nash Knight was 2-for-4 and Eduard Pinto and Bradley Jones each hit a double with Jones bringing Palacios in to open the scoring.
Patrick Murphy struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks. Travis Bergen entered with the bases loaded, allowing one inherited runner to score but struck out three in 2 2/3 innings without allowing a run of his own. Nick Hartman struck out one in a perfect ninth to earn the save.
W: Patrick Murphy (2-2)
S: Nick Hartman (1)
HR: Kacy Clemens (1)
Player of the Game: Kacy Clemens
Lansing Lugnuts 5, Beloit Snappers 3
Despite getting outhit by the Beloit Snappers, the low-A Lansing Lugnuts came up on the winning side, beating them 5-3.
Kevin Vicuna hit his first home run of the year, going 1-for-4 with two runs and a walk in addition to his solo blast. Kevin Smith inched his batting average closer to .400 with a 2-for-5 game, driving in a run, scoring once and stealing a base. Samad Taylor walked twice, scored once and stole a base (and was caught stealing). Ryan Noda was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and Reggie Pruitt was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Turner Larkins gave up two unearned runs on five hits with three strikeouts over five innings to get the win and Graham Spraker got the save, throwing four innings and giving up a solo home run among five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
W: Turner Larkins (2-3)
S: Graham Spraker (1)
HR: Kevin Vicuna (1)
Roster Notes: Dalton Rodriguez was promoted to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Player of the Game: Kevin Vicuna
Jay's Jay of the Day: Jordan Romano
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