Jay Blue: McAffer, Patterson, Pearson, Pruitt, Spraker

Reggie Pruitt pushed his batting average to .320 after he had a double and a two-run home run for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday. Photo: Jay Blue (file photo)

Reggie Pruitt pushed his batting average to .320 after he had a double and a two-run home run for the low-A Lansing Lugnuts on Tuesday. Photo: Jay Blue (file photo)

April 9, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

By Jay Blue

Blue Jays from Away

With New Hampshire's game getting postponed due to snow, the three remaining teams playing in the Blue Jays' minor league system all lost by close margins for an 0-3 day.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Pawtucket Red Sox 6

Stellar in his first game this season, Jacob Waguespack didn't have the same kind of magic against the Pawtucket Red Sox as the Buffalo Bisons lost 6-4 on Tuesday.

Waguespack went 4 1/3 innings and was charged with six runs (five earned) on seven hits (one home run) and one walk with four strikeouts. He left a batter on in the fifth for Dusty Isaacs but Isaacs was able to strand him and threw 2 2/3 innings of stellar baseball, only hitting a batter. Zach Jackson followed with a perfect eighth and Danny Barnes allowed a hit and struck out two in the ninth as the bullpen went 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to help keep the Bisons in the game.

The Bisons scratched out four runs on 12 hits, getting a single and a double from Anthony Alford and two singles from Eric Sogard. Jordan Patterson was 2/4 with two doubles, two RBI, a stolen base, and a run and Andy Burns added two more hits, boosting his batting average to .400 with a walk and two runs in addition tot he pair of singles. Cavan Biggio is also hitting .400 after a 1/4 day. Bo Bichette was 1/4 but continues to struggle a bit in the field, committing his third error of the season.

L: Jacob Waguespack (1-1)

Player of the Game: Jordan Patterson

New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Reading Fightin Phils

Game postponed because of snow.

Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Fort Myers Miracle 1

In another well-pitched game, the Dunedin Blue Jays couldn't match the one run that the Fort Myers Miracle scored, losing 1-0 as the Miracle walked it off in the ninth.

Nate Pearson started and was dominant, retiring all six batters he faced with two strikeouts but a 32-minute weather delay ended his day after two innings. Graham Spraker provided 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out two and allowing only two hits and a walk and Emerson Jimenez only allowed a hit in 2 1/3 innings. Matt Shannon gave up the only run of the game, allowing three hits and a walk in the ninth, retiring only one batter.

The Blue Jays had six hits on the day including a single from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.), Christian Williams was 1/3 with a walk and Demi Orimoloye and Kevin Vicuna were each 2/4.

L: Matt Shannon (0-1)

Player of the Game: Nate Pearson, Graham Spraker and Emerson Jimenez

Lansing Lugnuts 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 7

After four innings, the Lansing Lugnuts were down 7-2 but the came back to within one run of the West Michigan Whitecaps in a 7-6 loss.

Starter Josh Winckowski took a ball off his knee in the second inning. While he remained in the game after the comebacker, giving up a run on two more hits before getting out of the inning, Winckowski came out of the game following the inning, leaving him with a line that read two innings, five hits, one run, one walk and two strikeouts. Joey Pulido took the rest of the damage, allowing six runs on seven hits (including a home run) and one walk with two strikeouts in two innings of work. Will McAffer (North Vancouver, B.C.) scattered two hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings but didn't allow a run, striking out six and keeping the Lugnuts in the game while Connor Law also racked up an impressive five strikeouts, walking one and not allowing a hit in 2 1/3 innings.

Reggie Pruitt pushed his batting average on this young season to .320 after going 2/6 with a double and a two-run home run in the sixth inning and adding a third RBI. Jordan Groshans was 2/5 with two runs and Alejandro Kirk was 2/3 with two walks and a solo home run, his first of the year. Jake Brodt was 1/3 with an RBI and two walks while John Aiello was 0/2 but walked twice, drove in a run and scored a run, adding a stolen base. Dom Abbadessa was 1/3 with a walk, was hit by a pitch and he scored a run. Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/5 with an outfield assist.

L: Joey Pulido (0-1)
HR: Reggie Pruitt (2), Alejandro Kirk (1)

Player of the Game: Reggie Pruitt and Alejandro Kirk

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