August 13, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
The Toronto Blue Jays' organization as a whole was 3-3 on Sunday with several players making impacts on their new teams and a stellar performance from one of the Jays' first round picks in 2017.
Buffalo Bisons 10, Toledo Mud Hens 4
The Buffalo Bisons pounded out 10 runs to beat the Toledo Mud Hens 10-4 on Sunday. Teoscar Hernandez was responsible for five of those runs, hitting his first home run as a Bison and driving in five runs, going 2/5 with a double as well. Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) had a big game too, going 2/5 with a double, two RBI and a run while Roemon Fields was 2/4 with two runs. Christian Lopes was on base four times, going 1/2 with a double and three walks, scoring twice and Rowdy Tellez was 1/3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and two runs.
T.J. House had a strong start to get the win, going 7 2/3 innings with just two runs against on three hits including a solo home run in the first inning. He walked four and struck out six. Wil Browning finished the game, allowing two runs on five hits over 1 1/3 innings.
Player of the Game: Teoscar Hernandez
Roster Notes: Matt Dermody was called back up to Toronto and Wil Browning was activated off the DL.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 9, Erie SeaWolves 14
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are very happy to be getting out of Erie as the sweep of the series was completed with a 14-9 loss to the SeaWolves. Conner Greene was ultimately charged with 10 runs on 12 hits and five walks in four innings, fighting through a small strike zone by plate umpire Mike Savakinas. He struck out five but only generated two ground outs giving up very solid contact throughout his start. Francisco Rios took over in the fifth and allowed four runs of his own (letting his inherited runner score) on three walks and two hits. Shane Dawson (Drayton Valley, Alta.) threw a scoreless frame and Danny Young tossed two scoreless innings, walking one.
Tim Lopes hit his seventh home run, going 2/4 with a walk, an RBI and three runs. Andres Sotillo hit his first Double-A home run, going 2/4 with a double and two RBI. Anthony Alford also had two hits and a walk, scoring a run. Harold Ramirez drove in a pair, going 1/4.
Player of the Game: Tim Lopes and Andres Sotillo
Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Fort Myers Miracle 11
The Dunedin Blue Jays were swept by the Fort Myers Miracle, losing 11-7 on Sunday. Edward Olivares made an impact in his first game in Dunedin, going 1/3 with a double, two walks and two RBI. Michael De La Cruz was 2/5 with an RBI and a run while Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) each had a hit with Guerrero taking a walk. Bichette came out of the game early, to be replaced by Cavan Biggio who was 1/1 with a walk and an RBI. D.J. Davis was 1/3 with a walk and a run and was caught stealing and made an error in the outfield.
Tayler Saucedo allowed five runs over five innings, giving up eight hits and three walks and struck out six. Alonzo Gonzalez was charged with six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings before Jackson McClelland finished the game with 1 2/3 innings, allowing one of his two inherited runners to score.
Player of the Game: Edward Olivares and Michael De La Cruz
Roster Notes: Edward Olivares was promoted from Lansing and Conor Fisk was placed on the temporarily inactive list.
Lansing Lugnuts 0, Lake County Captains 7
The Lansing Lugnuts took a beating from the Lake County Captains, losing 7-0. The club had just six hits including three from Javier Hernandez and two from Yeltsin Gudino who was 2/4 with a double. J.B. Woodman had the other hit, going 1/3 with a walk and an outfield assist.
Osman Gutierrez struck out nine over six innings but also allowed four runs on eight hits (including a solo home run) and one walk. Andrew Deramo gave up three more runs in 2/3 of an inning and Jared Carkuff stranded his inherited runner and tossed 2 1/3 innings, just walking one and striking out three.
Player of the Game: Javier Hernandez and Yeltsin Gudino
Roster Notes: Edward Olivares was promoted to Dunedin and Justin Maese was placed on the 7-day DL with Andrew Deramo promoted from Vancouver to take his place.
Vancouver Canadians 5, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4
A four-run sixth inning helped the Vancouver Canadians to a 5-4 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Sunday. Bryan Lizardo had a two-hit game, going 2/2 with a double, a walk, and an RBI. Samad Taylor contributed with a 1/2 effort, hitting a double, taking a walk, driving in a run, scoring a run and was 1/2 in stolen base attempts. Kacy Clemens scored twice and was 1/2 with a walk and two runs. Reggie Pruitt hit a double, going 1/3 and Owen Spiwak (Mississauga, Ont.) drove in a pair of runs, going 1/4.
Nate Pearson was electric, working in the mid-to-high 90s and didn't give up a hit in three innings, walking one and striking out six. Brayden Bouchey allowed a run on a solo home run in the fourth and Brody Rodning gave up three runs, walking five and allowing two hits over 2 2/3 innings despite getting the win. Yonardo Herdenez went 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and Orlando Pascual struck out the side in the ninth to earn the save.
Player of the Game: Nate Pearson and Bryan Lizardo
Roster Notes: Andrew Deramo was promoted to Lansing and Miguel Burgos came up from Bluefield.
Bluefield Blue Jays 12, Princeton Rays 8
The Bluefield Blue Jays rebounded with a big win, scoring 12 runs and beating the Princeton Rays 12-8. Kevin Smith and Yorman Rodriguez had three hits each with Smith going 3/4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs and Rodriguez going 3/5 with two RBI and two runs. Freddy Rodriguez was 1/4 with his second home run of the year, driving in three, scoring twice and taking a walk. Jesus Navarro was 2/4 with a run and Chavez Young was 1/3 with an RBI and two runs. McGregory Contreras was 1/3 with two walks and a run and Ryan Noda was 1/4 with a walk and an RBI.
Maximo Castillo left the team in a great position, throwing five innings, giving up three hits and one run (on a solo home run) without walking anyone and striking out eight. Jose Nova threw a scoreless fourth but Tyler Olander was charged with five runs on four hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning and Marcus Reyes allowed both inherited runners to score and gave up two of his own runs in 1 2/3 innings, allowing two home runs. Ty Tice finished the game, striking out two in the ninth.
Player of the Game: Kevin Smith, Yorman Rodriguez and Maximo Castillo
Roster Notes: Miguel Burgos was promoted to the Vancouver Canadians and Cam O'Brien was activated off the restricted list at the end of his suspension.
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