Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as New Hampshire stages a comeback
August 2, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update
The Buffalo Bisons (46-64) 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 over six innings 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 offense, 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.
W: T.J. House (8-10)
S: Chris Smith (6)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-65) 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.
W: Justin Shafer (4-2)
S: Dusty Isaacs (3)
The Dunedin Blue Jays (57-51) had a scheduled off day.
The Lansing Lugnuts (53-52) 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.
W: Osman Gutierrez (4-8)
The Vancouver Canadians (24-21) were off for their All-Star Break.
The Bluefield Blue Jays (27-12) had a scheduled off day.
The GCL Blue Jays (22-11) 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.
L: Felipe Castaneda (2-2)
The DSL Blue Jays (33-18) 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 walk against, striking out one over two innings.
L: Emanuel Vizcaino (0-3)
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