Jay Blue: Castillo, Contreras, Guzman, Pannone, Rivas, Spiwak

 Maximo Castillo tossed six shutout innings for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Monday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Maximo Castillo tossed six shutout innings for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Monday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

July 30, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

With just four games on the go, the Toronto Blue Jays' minor leaguers went 2-2 on Monday.

Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2

A two-run home run in the top of the first inning was all the scoring that Thomas Pannone and the  triple-A Buffalo Bisons allowed but it was all the Lehigh Valley IronPigs needed in a 2-0 victory.

Pannone finished strongly, allowing just two hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out six to take his third loss of the season. Danny Barnes allowed one hit and struck out three in 1 1/3 innings and Jose Fernandez finished the game, striking out two in the ninth.

Danny Jansen had two of the Bisons' five hits with Anthony Alford adding a double and Jonathan Davis and Reese McGuire adding singles.

L: Thomas Pannone (0-3)

Player of the Game: Thomas Pannone and Danny Jansen

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Scheduled off day.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Scheduled off day.

Lansing Lugnuts 6, Dayton Dragons 3

Despite getting out-hit by the Dayton Dragons, the low-A Lansing Lugnuts rode a six-run sixth inning to an 8-3 victory on Monday. Chavez Young was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs and an RBI, stealing his 23rd base of the season. Chad Spanberger was 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk, a sacrifice fly and three RBI, scoring a run while Samad Taylor was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks, a run and two stolen bases. Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.) was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Ryan Noda was 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run.

Maximo Castillo didn't give up a run in six innings, allowing seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Andrew Deramo was charged with all three Dayton runs over 1 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and three walks with one strikeout. Dalton Rodriguez allowed both inherited runners to score but didn't give up a run of his own in 1 2/3 innings, allowing a hit and striking out two.

W: Maximo Castillo (8-5)

Player of the Game: Maximo Castillo and Chavez Young

Vancouver Canadians 3, Eugene Emeralds 5

The class-A Short-Season Vancouver Canadians couldn't keep their win streak going, losing 5-3 to the Eugene Emeralds on Monday.

Mc Gregory Contreras was 2-for-4 with a run and Jake Brodt was 2-for-4 while Sterling Guzman provided much of the offence with a home run and two RBI, going 1-for-3. Vinny Capra was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring a run.

Elio Silva started, going six innings and giving up five runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Justin Watts struck out two in 1 2/3 innings and Connor Law walked two but struck out three in 1 1/3 innings.

L: Elio Sliva (2-2)
HR: Sterling Guzman (2)

Player of the Game: Sterling Guzman

Bluefield Blue Jays

Scheduled off day.

GCL Blue Jays

Scheduled off day.

DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL Orioles 2

The DSL Blue Jays cubed their threes, scoring three runs three times to beat the DSL Orioles 9-2.

Despite taking advantage of four Orioles errors, the Blue Jays had four players with two hits including Jose Rivas (2-for-5, RBI, R), Rainer Nunez (2-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R), Pedro Hurtado (2-for-5, RBI, 2 R) and Erickvi Celedonio (2-for-5, RBI, 2 R). Miguel Hiraldo was 1-for-5 with a run and Jhon Solarte was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and was caught stealing.

Lazaro Estrada had another strong outing, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Sergio Leon got a win despite allowing two runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings and Jose Brito struck out five in two hitless innings, walking one. Christian Reyes walked one and struck out two in the ninth, giving Blue Jays pitchers 16 strikeouts over nine innings.

W: Sergio Leon (1-0)

Player of the Game: Lazaro Estrada

Jay's Jay of the Day: Maximo Castillo and Sterling Guzman

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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.