April 10th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kevin Smith aids a Lansing comeback

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With four scheduled to be played on Tuesday, the Blue Jays system finished with two defeats, a victory, and rain out.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo (1-1)

 

Pawtucket took home the win on Tuesday by a score of 3 to 1. The Bisons were held to just 4 hits and didn’t get on the board until the 9th inning. Teoscar Hernandez had the only extra base hit for the Herd.

 

Starter- Ryan Borucki 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 3K on 78 pitches

 

Loss- Borucki (0-1, 3.60 ERA)

 

Wednesday, April 11th starting pitcher- Deck McGuire (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-1)

 

You can’t win them all as the Fisher Cats fall to the Trenton Thunder 10-4. Rios looked good in the 1st inning but the wheels fell off in the 2nd. Zach Jackson looked good in 2.2 innings of relief (2H, 2BB, 2K) but Craig Breslow (4ER) and Jose Fernandez (1ER) couldn’t hold the Thunder at bay.

 

Starter- Francisco Rios 3.1IP, 6H, 5R, 4BB, 3K, snf 2HRA on 67 pitches

 

L- Rios  (0-1, 6.14 ERA)

 

Wednesday, April 11th starting pitcher- Jordan Romano (0-0, 3.60 ERA)

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (3-2)

 

Postponed

 

Wednesday, April 11th starting pitcher- T.J. Zeuch (1-0, 6.00 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (4-2)

 

 

The 18-yr-old Maximo Castillo was roughed up for 4 early runs, 2 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd but the Lugnuts scored 2 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th, and 2 in the 7th to complete the comeback.

 

Lugs 6 and the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5

 

Dalton Rodriguez (2.0IP), Brayden Bouchey (2.0IP), and Ty Tice (1.0IP) combined for 5 innings of one-run relief. Bouchey and Tice did not allow a hit and struck out 6.

 

Starter- Maximo Castillo 4.0IP, 5H, 4R, 3BB, 4K on 71 pitches

 

Win-  Dalton Rodriguez (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

 

H- Bouchey

 

SV- Tice (2)

 

Wednesday, April 11th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honourable Mention:

 

  • NH Zach Jackson for holding the Thunder scoreless over 2.2IP.
  • NH Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in a run, scored a run, and went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • NH Max Pentecost looked good behind the plate with some impressive blocking…..oh and he is still healthy.
  • Bisons Tim Lopes went 2-for-3 with an RBI and walk. He hit the ball hard and up the middle a couple times in the game.

 

Tuesday, April 10th’s POD has to go to Lansing 3rd baseman Kevin Smith. Smith almost got yesterday’s POD with a 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, a HR, 2RBI, a walk, and a SB.

 

In today’s game, Smith collected a pair of doubles and a single in five at-bats. He scored a run and drove in a pair. Smith also walked once and struck out twice while stranding a pair.

 

Kevin Smith singled with 2-out in the first.

 

He doubled in the 3rd with Chavez Young and Kevin Vicuna on 1st and 3rd. Young and Vicuna scored and Smith was out at 3rd attempting to go for three.

 

Smith k’ed in the 5th but hit a double in 7th with Vicuna reaching on an error to lead off the inning. Kevin Smith would score on a two-run single off the bat of Ryan Noda in the next at-bat.

 

Smith struck out in his final at-bat.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Bo Bichette

 

Bichette went 2-for5 with a run scored, an RBI, and a strikeout. Bo Bichette also committed his first error on the season but also turned tidy 4-6-3 double play.

 

Bichette is batting .393 with a .898 OPS. Bo has scored 6 runs, a pair of doubles, 3RBI, 3BB while stealing 3 bases and striking out 5 times.

 

Vladimir Guerrero

 

Vladdy drove in another RBI but managed just the one hit in 5 at-bats. Vladdy struck out once and finished with 3 LOB.

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .304 with a 1.075 OPS. Vladdy has 6R, 7H, 3 doubles, a pair of HR, 8RBI, 4BB, and 2K.

 

 

 

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Lover of all things Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays MiLB fanatic. I strive for average while stumbling onto above average. Rogers isn't cheap. Baseball is a business. Your right, but I'm more right.