JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Lots of Losses

 

Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as the organization has a rough weekend.

 

 

June 17, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update

 

The Buffalo Bisons (34-32) dropped the first half of their double header, 6-2 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Mike Bolsinger started and allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings before being relieved by Matt Dermody who allowed the inherited runner to score and an unearned run of his own in 2/3 of an inning. Wil Browning gave up two more runs in two innings.

 

The Bisons had just six hits including a single and RBI each from Ian Parmley (who had an outfield assist) and Shane Opitz who was 1/2 with a single and a sacrifice fly. Raffy Lopez was 1/2 with a double and a walk, as was Jake Elmore.

L: Mike Bolsinger (2-2)

 

The Bisons (34-33) dropped the back half of the double header 4-0, despite five scoreless innings from Lucas Harrell. Harrell gave up just three hits and two walks in five innings with three strikeouts. Chad Girodo took the loss, allowing three runs over 1 2/3 innings and Leonel Campos finished the game, allowing an inherited runner to score while giving up a run of his own in 1/3 of an inning.

 

Jake Elmore was 2/3 and Jason Leblebijian was 2/3 with a double. Christian Lopes was 1/2 with a double and a walk.

L: Chad Girodo (0-3)

 

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-38) took a loss 7-1 to the Bowie Baysox. Sean Reid-Foley allowed three runs on six hits and a walk, striking out four over 5 2/3 innings. Justin Shafer allowed three runs over 1 1/3 innings and Kender Villegas gave up one unearned run in an inning.

 

Ryan McBroom was 2/4 and so was Gunnar Heidt who stole a base but made two errors. Jake Thomas walked twice and Danny Jansen was 1/4.

L: Sean Reid-Foley (3-5)

 

The Dunedin Blue Jays (33-33) were off on Friday as the Florida State League shuts down for the All-Star Game. The resume play in the second half in Dunedin on Monday against the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

 

The Lansing Lugnuts (37-28) were rained out against the West Michigan Whitecaps and the game will not be made up.

 

The Vancouver Canadians (2-1) started off well, getting out to an early lead over the Eugene Emeralds but the offense dried up after the first inning and the Canadians lost 4-2. Kyle Weatherly started and was a hard-luck loser. He allowed just four hits and one walk in five innings, but that amounted to three runs, only one of which was earned as he struck out five. Grayson Huffman went 1 2/3 innings letting his inherited runner score but no more runs and Brayden Bouchey went an inning, giving up a run on two hits and two walks. Miguel Burgos finished the game, getting the final out via the strikeout.

 

The Canadians had just three hits but only one of them came after the first inning in which Reggie Pruitt and Owen Spiwak doubled with Spiwak driving in two. Chavez Young had a single later in the game.

L: Kyle Weatherly (0-1)

 

The DSL Blue Jays (11-2) won again, beating the DSL Padres by a 5-4 score. Hugo Cardona had a pair of hits including a double, an RBI and run. Steward Berroa hit a triple, drove in a run and scored once.

 

Rafael Monsion pitched an inning, giving up a run on two hits and one walk. Luis Alvarez got the win, giving up a run on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts over three innings. Geremy Jimenez allowed two runs on three walks with no hits in an inning. Gaudy Ramirez allowed two walks and a hit in two innings, striking out three while Luis Mendoza and Yunior Hinojosa each threw a scoreless inning to finish the game.

W: Luis Alvarez (1-0)
S: Yunior Hinojosa (2)

 

 

June 18, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update

 

The Buffalo Bisons (34-33) played a tight game with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Sunday, despite fighting through rain, the Bisons lost 2-0 in a rain-shortened match. Glenn Sparkman continued his climb back to the majors, starting for the Bisons and going four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with one strikeout. Chris Smith followed with three innings, allowing three hits but no runs and striking out one in his longest outing of the year.

 

The Bisons had just one hit off of Caleb Smith, with Ian Parmley getting a single.

L: Glenn Sparkman (0-1)

 

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-39) were hit hard again by the Bowie Baysox and despite the fact that they were able to score seven times, the Baysox destroyed Fisher Cats pitching to cruise to a 13-7 win. Jonathan Davis led the hit parade with four hits including a double and drove in a run and scored one. Andrew Guillotte was 3/4 with a solo home run and three runs while Alex Monsalve was 2/4 with two RBI and a run. Ryan McBroom also had two hits including a single and a double with an RBI and a run. Derrick Loveless was on base twice with a single and a walk.

 

Jon Harris got the start and couldn’t get out of the first inning, giving up seven runs on eight hits. Alonzo Gonzalez allowed a solo home run among two hits in 1 1/3 innings while Dusty Isaacs also allowed a solo home run among two hits in two innings, striking out four. Jose Fernandez gave up a home run among four hits, for three runs total in one inning. Andrew Case emerged from the bloodbath unscathed, going two innings and walking one while striking out two. Tim Mayza gave up an unearned run on a hit and a walk in the eighth.

 

L: Jon Harris (2-7)
HR: Andrew Guillotte (3)

 

 

The Dunedin Blue Jays (33-33) were off on Friday as the Florida State League shuts down for the All-Star Game. The resume play in the second half in Dunedin on Monday against the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

 

The Lansing Lugnuts (37-29) finished up their first half, dropping another game to the West Michigan Whitecaps by a 10-1 score. The offense went AWOL as the Lugnuts had just three hits all game with singles from Ryan Hissey, Yeltsin Gudino and Nick Sinay. Rodrigo Orozco walked twice and drove in a run.

 

Osman Gutierrez allowed five runs in his start, giving up six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings. Geno Encina gave up a two-run home run to account for two runs in his inning while Connor Eller and Tayler Saucedo each threw a scoreless frame. Daniel Lietz allowed a three-run home run in the ninth to heap the final three runs on the pile.

L: Osman Gutierrez (1-5)

 

The Vancouver Canadians (2-2) had their record evened after a 6-1 loss to the Eugene Emeralds. Wilfri Aleton was hit hard in his first start of the year, Aleton allowed five runs on 11 hits (including a home run) over 4 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two. Orlando Pascual gave up another run over 1 1/3 innings after stranding a runner in the fifth. Jared Carkuff finished the game, allowing just a hit over two innings, striking out a pair.

 

The Canadians had just three hits including a solo home run from Bryan Lizardo who was 1/4.

L: Wilfri Aleton (0-1)
HR: Bryan Lizardo (1)

 

The DSL Blue Jays (11-2) are off on Sundays.

 

 

 

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Jay Blue is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Jays from Away, providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the Blue Jays’ minor league system.

Jay Blue

Jay Blue is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Jays from Away, providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the Blue Jays’ minor league system.