Jay Blue: Greene, Gurriel, Gutierrez, House, Olivares, Ramirez

 Right-hander Osman Gutierrez racked up 10 strikeouts and hurled seven scoreless innings to lead the Lansing Lugnuts to an 8-0 win on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Right-hander Osman Gutierrez racked up 10 strikeouts and hurled seven scoreless innings to lead the Lansing Lugnuts to an 8-0 win on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

August 2, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

With three teams off on Wednesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays' organization was 3-2 with wins from Buffalo, New Hampshire and Lansing.

Buffalo Bisons 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders 1

The Buffalo Bisons defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 3-1 on Wednesday. T.J. House was very strong for the Bisons, throwing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, giving up eight hits and one walk to earn the win. Taylor Cole came on with a runner on and struck out three batters over 1 2/3 innings to hold the RailRiders before Chris Smith finished the game, earning his sixth save with a scoreless ninth.

The Bisons were efficient with their offence, scoring all three runs in the fourth inning getting four hits in the inning including a single by Jon Berti, back-to-back doubles by Rowdy Tellez and Raffy Lopez and a single from Gregorio Petit. Tellez was on base twice with a walk as well as his double. Teoscar Hernandez was 0/3 with a walk but he stole a base and had an outfield assist.

Player of the Game: T.J. House

Roster Notes: Leonel Campos was optioned to Buffalo.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Bowie BaySox 3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats rallied for a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over the Bowie BaySox behind a solid start for Conner Greene. Greene went six innings, giving up three runs on a three-run home run in the fifth among eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Justin Shafer allowed a hit in two scoreless innings, striking out two, earning the win and Dusty Isaacs got the save, giving up a hit and striking out one in the ninth.

Harold Ramirez had a pair of hits, going 2/3 with a double and a run while Lourdes Gurriel drove in a pair, going 1/3 with a double.

Player of the Game: Harold Ramirez and Lourdes Gurriel

Dunedin Blue Jays

Scheduled Off Day

Lansing Lugnuts 8, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0

The Lansing Lugnuts got their second straight excellent outing from a starting pitcher, shutting out the Bowling Green Hot Rods 8-0. Osman Gutierrez racked up 10 strikeouts while allowing just four hits and one walk in seven innings in his best start of the year. Denis Diaz finished it out, giving up two hits and striking out two in two innings.

Edward Olivares had another great game, going 3/5 with a double, an RBI and two runs. Nash Knight drove in a pair of runs, going 2/4 with a walk and a run while Rodrigo Orozco was 1/3 with two walks and two runs. J.B. Woodman also walked twice, hitting a sacrifice fly and scoring a run.

Player of the Game: Osman Gutierrez

Roster Notes: Geno Encina was promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays from the Lansing Lugnuts and Justin Maese was assigned back to Lansing where he is scheduled to start on Thursday.

Vancouver Canadians

Scheduled Off Day

Bluefield Blue Jays

Scheduled Off Day

GCL Blue Jays 0, GCL Tigers East 3

The GCL Blue Jays got a better pitching performance on Wednesday but were shut out by the GCL Tigers East, losing 3-0. The Blue Jays had just two hits, singles from D.J. Neal and Joseph Reyes (who also took a walk).

Felipe Castaneda made the start and gave up one run over three innings, allowing six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Anderson Nunez pitched two scoreless frames, giving up three hits and striking out one. Gaudy Ramirez struck out five in his two innings of work, allowing a run on a hit and a walk while Adams Cuevas gave up a run on two hits with one strikeout in one inning.

Player of the Game: None

Roster Notes: Justin Maese was assigned back to the Lansing Lugnuts and Felipe Castaneda was assigned to the GCL Blue Jays from the Bluefield Blue Jays.

DSL Blue Jays 0, DSL Reds 3

The DSL Blue Jays must have shared the Florida water on Wednesday, getting shut out 3-0 (like the GCL Blue Jays) with only two hits (also like the GCL Blue Jays). The Jays' two hits came off the bats of Steward Berroa and Victor Figuereo.

Emanuel Vizcaino took the loss, allowing all three runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts over four innings. Geremy Jimenez walked two and struck out one in two innings and Brayan Mejia finished the game with a hit and a walk against, striking out one over two innings.

Player of the Game: None

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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.