Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For You Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
Triple-A Buffalo Bisons finally opened their season with a game in Pawtucket. They must’ve been so happy to finally play because they didn’t want it to end as the game needed extra innings to find a conclusion.
The system experienced a power surge with two teams score 10 plus runs while another team gave up 9 runs. As a whole, the system hit a grand total of 5 home runs.
With four games played on Monday, the Blue Jays system finished 3-for-1.
Pawtucket and Buffalo needed 12 innings to decide this one but it was the Bisons pulled out the victory, 4-3. Buffalo outhit Pawtucket 11 to 6 and Buffalo got home runs off the bats of leadoff man Dwight Smith Jr.and catcher Danny Jansen.
Starter- Joe Biagini 5.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K on 80 pitches
Tuesday, April 10th starting pitcher- Ryan Borucki (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-0)
And the Vlad and Bo train keeps on chugging. The top three hitters (Jonathan Davis, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) combined for 10 runs scored, 8 hits, two doubles, a home run, 6 RBI, a pair of walks, one strikeout, and 3 stolen bases.
Harris looked much improved in his first start of 2018, as the Fisher Cats outscored Trenton 11 to 1.
Starter- Jon Harris 5IP, 4H, R, BB, and 3K on 79 pitches
W- Harris (W 1-0, 1.80 ERA)
Tuesday, April 10th starting pitcher- Francisco Rios (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Dunedin Blue Jays (3-2)
The D-Jays lost 9 to 1 at the hands of the Palm Beach Cardinals. D-Jays were held to just 6 hits with one extra-base hit (Rodrigo Orozco). John La Prise committed 3 errors and struck out 12 times as a team.
Starter- Justin Dillon 4.0IP, 4H, 3R, 3K on 62 pitches
L- Dillon (0-1, 5.6 ERA)
Tuesday, April 10th starting pitcher- T.J. Zeuch (1-0, 6.00 ERA)
Lansing Lugnuts (3-2)
Lugnuts 10 Fort Wayne TinCaps 1
Starter Maverik Buffo 4.0IP, 5H, R, 2BB, 6K, HRA on 81 pitches
Win- Donnie Sellers (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Tuesday, April 10th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Player of the Day
POD Honourable Mention:
- Danny Jansen was perfect, 4-for-4, coming a triple shy of the cycle. I think he got it but a baserunning mistake cost a triple, turning it into a double.
- Jonathan Davis scored 5 runs, 2 HBP, 2-for-4 and a pair of SB
- Bo Bichette…..see below
- Jon Harris with 5 strong one run innings
- Ryan Noda went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and SB
- Kevin Smith went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, a HR, 2RBI, a walk, and a SB
- Cullen Large went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, a HR, 2 RBI
- Donnie Sellers struck out 12 over 5 scoreless innings.
Monday, April 9th’s POD has to go to the young man who drove in 6 runs and was a perfect 3-for-3. The one, the only, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Vladdy entered the game batting a mere .200 with a HR and 2 RBI.
That changed in a hurry.
Jonathan Davis kicked things off with a single and a stolen base in the first. After Bichette moved Davis to 3rd with a single, Vladdy sent a sac fly to left, scoring Davis and putting the Fisher Cats up 1 to 0.
Vladdy stepped to the plate in the 3rd with Davis and Bichette on base again and again cashed Davis in with a sac, this time to short.
A single in the 5th with Davis at 3rd, Vladdy came through with a run-scoring single to LF.
With a three RBI already under his belt, Vladdy hit his 2nd long fly over the center field wall, a solo shot to make it 4 RBI.
After another Davis single, and a Bichette walk, Guerrero hit day off with a two-run double to left field, capping his day with 6 RBI.
Bo and Vlad Show
The Fisher Cats shortstop went 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored, a double, and a walk.
Bichette is batting .391 with a .918 OPS. Bo has scored 5 runs, a pair of doubles/RBI/BB while stealing 3 bases and striking out 4 times.
See POD. Vladdy raised his batting average .133 with today’s strong performance.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .333 with a .867 OPS. Vladdy has 6R, 6H, a pair of doubles, a pair of HR, 8RBI, 3 BB, and K.
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