Jay Blue: Guerrero, Lopes, Perdomo, Sparkman

 Photo Credit: Jay Blue

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June 13, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

The Blue Jays' affiliates were 2-3 on Day 2 of the MLB Draft, getting shutouts in New Hampshire and Dunedin for their two wins.

Buffalo Bisons 7, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 9

The Buffalo Bisons got off to a great start against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs but couldn't hold on, despite scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning, ultimately losing 9-7. Mike Ohlman was 2/5 with a run and Christian Lopes was 2/3 with a double, a walk and two RBI. The Bisons struck out 17 times over the course of the game, despite scoring seven runs off of Mark Leiter (the son of former big leaguer Mark Leiter and nephew of former Blue Jay Al Leiter). Rowdy Tellez was 1/5 with a double and an RBI and three strikeouts and Ian Parmley drove in three runs, going 1/3 with a double. Jason Leblebijian was 1/3 with a walk and an RBI while Gregorio Petit returned to Buffalo and was 1/3 with a walk. Steve Pearce began a new phase in his rehab assignment, going 1/4 with a run and two strikeouts, playing left field.

Brett Oberholtzer started and gave up seven runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Murphy Smith took the loss, allowing two runs on two solo home runs in 1 2/3 innings. Mike Bolsinger gave up a hit in his inning and John Stilson allowed a hit and a walk in two scoreless innings in his first outing back in Buffalo.

Player of the Game: Christian Lopes

Roster Notes: Gregorio Petit was assigned back to Buffalo while Steve Pearce was sent to Buffalo to continue his rehab assignment. Jarrett Grube was placed on the disabled list.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got a boost from rehabbing righty Glenn Sparkman who had his best outing on his way back from a broken thumb, helping the Fisher Cats to a 5-0 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Sparkman, the Blue Jays' Rule 5 pick this year, tossed five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Justin Shafer allowed a hit in two innings while Tim Mayza struck out the side in the eighth. Andrew Case (Saint John, N.B.) pitched a scoreless ninth to seal the shutout.

Danny Jansen led the offense, going 2/4 with a double and an RBI, adding a walk while Harold Ramirez was 2/4 with a walk and an RBI. Tim Lopes was also 2/4, scoring once and taking a walk. Jonathan Davis was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Player of the Game: Glenn Sparkman

Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Palm Beach Cardinals 0

The Dunedin Blue Jays continued to beat up the Palm Beach Cardinals, returning their record to .500 with an 8-0 shutout victory. Angel Perdomo tossed six shutout innings, allowing five hits and two walks with two strikeouts before Jose Nova threw two scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out two in his Dunedin debut. Zach Jackson allowed a hit in the ninth, finishing the game.

Michael De La Cruz had three hits including a double and three RBI, scoring once for the Blue Jays while Bradley Jones was 2/5 with an RBI and a run and Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) was 2/4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Cavan Biggio scored twice, going 0/3 with a walk, an RBI and a sac fly.

Player of the Game: Angel Perdomo and Michael De La Cruz

Roster Notes: Gregorio Petit was assigned to the Buffalo Bisons.

Lansing Lugnuts 2, South Bend Cubs 3

The Lansing Lugnuts were engaged in an epic pitchers' battle on Tuesday, ultimately falling to the South Bend Cubs 3-2 in 13 innings. Osman Gutierrez allowed a run on four hits and four walks in five innings, striking out two before Yonardo Herdenez, jumping to Lansing from Bluefield, tossed two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks with one strikeout. Daniel Lietz gave up a run on a hit and three walks in two innings and Nick Hartman allowed only a hit in two more innings. After giving up only a hit in the 12th inning and striking out two, Andrew Deramo allowed a home run to the first batter he saw in the 13th, giving the Cubs a walk-off win.

The Lugnuts had just six hits including a double for Mitch Nay who was 1/5 with an RBI playing first base. Vladimir Guerrero was 1/4 with two walks and a run while Rodrigo Orozco was 1/4 with a double and two walks. Yeltsin Gudino drove in the other run, going 1/5.

Player of the Game: Vladimir Guerrero and Osman Gutierrez

DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Mariners 6

The DSL Blue Jays lost 6-2 against the DSL Mariners. Nathanael Perez gave up the first four runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings and Adolfo Molina allowed the other two on four hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings but struck out four. Jhon Victorino pitched 1 2/3 innings of perfect ball and Geremy Jimenez tossed a scoreless eighth to finish the game.

The offense had just six hits including doubles from Kenny Mauricio and Hugo Cardona.

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.