June 12, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
The Toronto Blue Jays' affiliates went 4-2 on Tuesday with the Bisons splitting their doubleheader.
Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2
The triple-A Buffalo Bisons were shut down by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and, although they out-hit the 'Pigs, the Bisons took the loss 2-0.
With just four hits, the Bisons took the loss and Dwight Smith Jr. had the only extra-base hit with a double. Darnell Sweeney was 1-for-2 with a walk and Anthony Alford had an oh-fer the day after getting three hits against Columbus. Danny Jansen was hit by a pitch twice and added a walk, going 0-for-0 on the game.
Nick Tepesch took the loss despite five solid innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Conor Fisk continued to stymie International League hitters, throwing a clean sixth with one strikeout.
L: Nick Tepesch (0-1)
Player of the Game: None
Buffalo Bisons 9, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2
Turnabout was fair play as the Buffalo Bisons brought the bats to bear on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for a 9-2 win to split the doubleheader.
Rowdy Tellez launched his fourth home run, driving in three runs as part of a 3-for-4 game. Reese McGuire also went deep, driving in three and going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year. Roemon Fields was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a run and a stolen base and Jason Leblebijian was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Ian Parmley was 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run while Anthony Alford had a better game, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs.
Luis Santos started for Buffalo and gave the club four innings of two run (one earned) ball on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Justin Shafer got the win, going 1 1/3 innings and Jake Petricka finished the sixth, allowing a hit in 2/3 of an inning. Dusty Isaacs finished in the seventh, walking one.
Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Akron RubberDucks 1
The double-A Fisher Cats won a convincing game against the Akron RubberDucks, getting a stellar outing from Jon Harris and a home run from Bo Bichette.
Harris was dominant through six innings, needing 89 pitches without giving up a hit and walking only one with six strikeouts. Danny Young gave up the first hit and the RubberDucks' only run in the seventh and Brayden Bouchey (Vancouver, B.C.) pitched a scoreless eighth, walking one and striking out two. Andrew (Saint John, N.B.) Case put up the same line as Bouchey, throwing an inning, walking one and striking out two.
The batters put up just five hits, with Bichette going 1-for-4 with a two-run blast (his fifth of the season) and one other RBI on a sacrifice fly and Jon Berti was 1-for-3 with a triple, three RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Jonathan Davis was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run.
W: Jon Harris (4-3)
HR: Bo Bichette (5)
Player of the Game: Jon Harris
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1
The class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays continued their dominance over the Charlotte Stone Crabs, getting a run in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with a 2-1 win.
Kevin Smith continues to roll, going 2-for-4 and scoring the winning run on Alberto Mineo's RBI single. Mineo was 2-for-3 with a walk, both RBI and a double. Nash Knight continued the ninth inning rally with a single an he also had a walk and scored.
Patrick Murphy had another strong performance, going seven innings and giving up just one run and scattered 10 hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Connor Eller provided a scoreless eighth, allowing a hit and Ty Tice got the win, allowing two walks in the ninth but shutting the door.
W: Ty Tice (2-1)
Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy
Lansing Lugnuts 5, Lake County Captains 6
The Lake County Captains walked it off to the tune of a 6-5 win over the Lansing Lugnuts in 10 innings despite the red-hot Ryan Noda striking again. Noda went 2-for-5 with a home run (his sixth) and three RBI while Samad Taylor also went deep, going 1-for-3 with a walk along with the solo blast. Brandon Grudzielanek was 2-for-4 with a run and Kevin Vicuna was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.
Turner Larkins only lasted one batter into the third inning, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks in two innings. Andrew Deramo finished the third and pitched two more innings, giving up a run on a solo home run (among three hits) and a walk with two strikeouts in three total innings. Dany Jimenez tossed two frames, giving up a run on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts before Brody Rodnin came in and went two solid innings. he gave up a hit and a walk and was ultimately charged with the game-winning run, taking the loss, after Claudio Custodio came in and gave up the game-winning hit to the only batter he faced. Rodning struck out four batters in 2 2/3 innings.
L: Brody Rodning (1-2)
HR: Ryan Noda (6), Samad Taylor (5)
Player of the Game: Ryan Noda
DSL Blue Jays 10, DSL Orioles 0
Much like their major league big brothers, the DSL Orioles weren't much of a challenge for the DSL Blue Jays who beat them 10-0 on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays' pitching limited the Orioles to just three hits with Ronald Govea allowing one in two innings with two strikeouts. Brayan Mejia got the win, going four innings and allowing two hits. Franniel Polanco pitched two hitless frames, walking one and Jose Brito finished it off with a clean ninth.
Miguel Hiraldo went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs while Erickvi Celedonio was 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Alonso Concepcion, playing shortstop, drove in three runs, going 1-for-4 with a run and a sacrifice fly, adding a stolen base but also making two errors. Hanley Acevedo went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run. Rainer Nunez drove in a pair of runs, going 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Geyber Jimenez was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run, stealing a base and playing first base.
W: Brayan Mejia (1-0)
Player of the Game: Miguel Hiraldo and Brayan Mejia
Jay's Jay of the Day: Jon Harris
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