JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Bichette Gets Back to .400


Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as Bo Bichette continues his assault with the bat.




July 27, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update



Chris Rowley held the Durham Bulls to just three runs but that was too much of a obstacle for the Buffalo Bisons (44-61) to overcome in a 3-1 loss. Rowley went 7 2/3 innings, allowing a three run home run among five hits and one walk with three strikeouts. John Stilson came on to strand two runners and strike out two batters over the final 1 1/3 innings of the game.


The offense had just five hits including a pair of doubles from Dwight Smith Jr. who scored the club’s only run and two singles from Rob Refsnyder who drove in the Bisons’ run.


L: Chris Rowley (3-3)


Despite Emilio Guerrero‘s home run, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (42-62) fell 6-4 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Guerrero was 2/4 with a double and the home run while Tim Lopes (3/5, 2B, R) and Harold Ramirez (3/5, R) both had three hits. Lourdes Gurriel drove in two runs with a single and a walk and Matt Dean had two singles. Anthony Alford was on base three times, going 1/3 with two walks.


Conner Greene got into trouble early thanks to his walks: he walked six batters over five innings, allowing just two runs on three hits with three strikeouts. Kender Villegas allowed the other four runs on two hits (including a home run) and a walk. Griffin Glaude, who has probably traveled more miles this year than anyone in the system serving as a “utility reliever,” tossed two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three in his Double-A debut (although he made one appearance in Triple-A Buffalo earlier this year).


L: Kender Villegas (1-3)
HR: Emilio Guerrero (4)


The Dunedin Blue Jays (52-51) lost again to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, dropping their Friday night game 7-1. Bo Bichette continued his mastery of A-ball pitching by going 2/3 with a walk and bringing his average to an even .400 for his time in Dunedin. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had one of the D-Jays’ other two hits, going 1/2 with two walks. Juan Kelly drove in the club’s only run, hitting a double.


Leonel Campos started the game by making a rehab appearance, giving up a solo home run but striking out two in an inning of work. Tayler Saucedo took over and tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on six hits and four walks. Daniel Lietz struck out one over 1 1/3, facing just four batters and Adonys Cardona was charged with a run, giving up a hit and two walks and just getting one out. Danilo Manzueta made his FSL debut with 2/3 of an inning of scoreless work, striking out one and stranding the bases loaded.


L: Leonel Campos (0-1)


The Lansing Lugnuts (50-49) held on to win an offensively charged game by an 8-7 score against the visiting Dayton Dragons. With some speculation that Edward Olivares was held out of the lineup due to trade talks heating up, the Lugnuts still managed to score eight times on 14 hits. Ridge Smith led the way with three hits including two doubles, with one RBI and a run. Nick Sinay was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Joshua Palacios (2/4, 3B, 3 RBI, R, SB, CS) and Nash Knight (2/4, BB, RBI) also had two hits. J. B. Woodman returned from the DL to go 1/3 with an RBI (on a sac fly) and a run and Mitch Nay hit a home run, going 1/4 with a walk.


Osman Gutierrez allowed five runs over five innings but two were earned as he gave up six hits and walked two, striking out four. Nick Hartman gave up two runs, walking four and allowing a hit with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings and Jared Carkuff got the save, pitching 2 1/3 innings and allowing two hits.


W: Osman Gutierrez (3-8)
S: Jared Carkuff (2)
HR: Mitch Nay (6)


The Vancouver Canadians (22-20) were beaten up by the Tri-City Dust Devils, falling 12-3. Juan Nunez allowed seven runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks in three innings, striking out to to start the game. Chris Hall allowed two unearned runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings and Orlando Pascual gave up two runs in the sixth. Bobby Eveld allowed a run on a solo home run (among three hits) in the seventh and Jake Fishman pitched a perfect eighth to finish the game.


Logan Warmoth drove the offense, going 2/4 with a double and a home run, driving in two runs. Deiferson Barreto had a double in four at bats and scored a run.


L: Juan Nunez (2-4)
HR: Logan Warmoth (1)


The Bluefield Blue Jays (24-10) had their game with the Pulaski Yankees postponed due to rain.


The GCL Blue Jays (18-9) beat up the GCL Yankees West, defeating them 7-2 on Thursday. A day after going 4/4, Yhordegny Kelly broke out the big bats, going 2/3 with a triple, a home run, a walk and four RBI in the win. Luis De Los Santos was 3/4 with a run and Davis Schneider was 1/3 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and three runs. D.J. Neal also had a pair of hits and a walk and scored twice but was also caught stealing.


Patrick Murphy had a strong rehab outing, going four innings and giving up four hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Angel Alicea struck out five in two innings but gave up a run on just one hit. Connor Law allowed a run in two innings, allowing three hits and striking out two and Justin Watts finished the game, striking out the side in the ninth, giving the Blue Jays 16 strikeouts for the pitching staff in the game.


W: Angel Alicea (1-1)
HR: Yhordegny Kelly (1), Davis Schneider (3)


The DSL Blue Jays (30-16) got back on the winning trail, beating the DSL Giants by a 6-4 score. Three Blue Jays had two hits including Hugo Cardona (2/5, 2 R), Leonicio Ventura (2/3, 3B, RBI, R) and Victor Figuereo (2/4, 2B, RBI). Andres Martinez was 1/4 with a double, a walk and an outfield assist and Kenny Mauricio was 1/3 with a walk.


Emanuel Vizcaino threw three innings, giving up a run on four hits and two walks with one strikeout. Nicolas Medina got the win, tossing two innings and giving up a run on four hits and a walk with a strikeout. Juan Jimenez allowed two unearned runs on a hit and a walk over 1 2/3 innings and Adolfo Molina pitched a scoreless inning, striking out three and allowing a hit and a walk. Yunior Hinojosa reached the double-digit mark in saves, tossing the final 1 1/3 innings.


W: Nicolas Medina (2-2)
S: Yunior Hinojosa (10)





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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.