Jay Blue: Biggio, Clemens, Guerrero Jr., Pinto, Pruitt, Tellez

 Eduard Pinto's first home run of the season was one of his three hits for the class-A Dunedin Blue Jays on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Eduard Pinto's first home run of the season was one of his three hits for the class-A Dunedin Blue Jays on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

May 10, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

The Toronto Blue Jays' minor league affilates lost two games in walk-off fashion with one being in extra innings although both the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays and low-A Lansing Lugnuts won.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6

While he didn't allow a hit, Carlos Ramirez came into a tie game in the ninth and allowed the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs to win the game 6-5. Chris Rowley got the start, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits (including two home runs) and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings. Sam Moll tossed two excellent innings, allowing only a hit and striking out four. Ramirez walked the leadoff batter, Logan Moore, who was pinch-run for by Roman Quinn who stole second. Quinn tagged up on a fly to center and tagged up again, scoring on a fly ball to Dwight Smith Jr. in right field to win the game.

Rowdy Tellez hit his first home run of the season, going 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBI. Danny Jansen was 2-for-5 with two runs and Dwight Smith Jr. was 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

L: Carlos Ramirez (0-1)
HR: Rowdy Tellez (1)

Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Harrisburg Senators 9

Despite Cavan Biggio's pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the ninth to tie the game at eight, the Harrisburg Senators walked one off in the bottom of the 10th to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 9-8.

Biggio came in for Patrick Cantwell, driving in a pair but it was Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.), Harold Ramirez and Gunnar Heidt who each had three hits with Heidt notching a triple, Ramirez a double, an RBI and a run and Guerrero Jr. two doubles, an RBI and two runs. Juan Kelly had two hits including a double and a run, Jonathan Davis drove in one, going 2-for-6 with a run and Andrew Guillotte drove in two, going 2-for-5. Bo Bichette was 0-for-5 and was the only starter without a hit. While Guerrero Jr. is now hitting .396 for the Fisher Cats, Bichette's average is down to .275.

Francisco Rios struggled in the start, giving up six runs on six hits (including a home run) and four walks in just 1 2/3 innings. Nick Tepesch tossed three frames, giving up a run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts while Jose Fernandez got one out and walked a batter. Dusty Isaacs went 1 2/3 innings, giving up a home run among two hits for one run allowed with a walk and a strikeout. Zach Jackson went 2 1/3 innings, walking two and giving up a hit, striking out three. Justin Shafer came on for the 10th, allowing the winning run to score (unearned) without giving up a hit and walking one batter.

L: Justin Shafer (1-2)
HR: Cavan Biggio (8)

Player of the Game: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Harold Ramirez and Gunnar Heidt

Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Fort Myers Miracle 6

Eduard Pinto his his first home run of the year as the Dunedin Blue Jays beat the Fort Myers Miracle 8-6. Pinto was 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI while Kacy Clemens was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run. Rodrigo Orozco was on base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two runs. Logan Warmoth drove in a pair, going 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, a run and a sac fly. Joshua Palacios drove in two , going 1-for-5 with a double and a run.

Angel Perdomo started the game, going only four innings and giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Jonathan Cheshire got the win, tossing three innings and giving up a hit with two strikeouts. Jake Fishman gave up a run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings, leaving a batter on for Ty Tice, making his FSL debut and earning his first save for the D-Jays, getting one out and walking a batter.

W: Jonathan Cheshire (2-0)
S: Ty Tice (1)
HR: Eduard Pinto (1)

Roster Notes: William Ouellette was placed on the 7-day DL and Ty Tice was promoted to Dunedin from Lansing.

Player of the Game: Eduard Pinto

Lansing Lugnuts 4, Beloit Snappers 3

While the Lansing Lugnuts didn't get a huge offensive outburst, they did get four runs including three in the top of eighth to score a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory to open their series with the Beloit Snappers. In the eighth, the Lugnuts got a leadoff triple from Reggie Pruitt (2-for-4, R) who scored on a passed ball. Kevin Vicuna and Kevin Smith hit back-to-back singles while Christian Williams reached base on a error, bringing Vicuna home. Brock Lundquist grounded out, bringing Smith home and giving the Lugnuts the margin of victory they would need. Vicuna and Smith were both 2-for-4 with Smith hitting his 17th double of the season. Samad Taylor also hit a triple, going 1-for-4.

Yennsy Diaz didn't allow a run, going four innings and allowing three hits and three walks with five strikeouts, needing 91 pitches. Andy Ravel allowed two runs in two innings, giving up three hits and striking out two. Dany Jimenez struck out four in two innings, giving up a solo home run among two hits without walking anyone to earn the win and Kyle Weatherly got the save, walking one in the ninth.

W: Dany Jimenez (2-1)
S: Kyle Weatherly (2)

Roster Notes: Ty Tice was promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Player of the Game: Reggie Pruitt and Yennsy Diaz

Jay's Jay of the Day: Eduard Pinto

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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.