April 13th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Davis puts on a show

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It may have been a cold rainy day in Ontario but baseball was played at all four levels. The Blue Jays system went 2 for 4 on the day.

 

Buffalo Bisons looked good even with the loss of Teo Hernandez to Toronto. Pompey is back in uniform, playing some ball in Dunedin, and Vladdy keeps rolling in a New Hampshire loss.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo (3-2)

 

W 11 to 1

 

The Bisons got a strong pitching performance from Chris Rowley. Every starter in the lineup collected at least one hit. Roemon Fields (2 run shot)  and Jason Leblebijian (3 run shot) went deep.

 

Al Alburquerque and Sam Moll allowed one run over the final 4 frames in relief of Rowley. Moll struck out 3 while Al allowed one run and struck out one.

Starter- Chris Rowley 5.0IP, 4H, 5K on 88 pitches

 

Win- Rowley (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 14th starting pitcher- Joe Biagini (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (6-2)

 

The Yard Goats top the Fisher Cats 8 to 5.

 

Jonathan Davis, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Max Pentecost, and Andrew Guillotte each had multi-hit games. Pentecost hit his first dinger in a Fisher Cats uni in a losing cause.

 

Tepesch was hit early and often in this one, allowing 2 runs to cross in the first and another to cross in the 2nd. Lefty Danny Young (1.2 IP) and Dusty Isaacs (2.2 IP) allowed a run each, as they helped stop the bleeding.

 

Starter- Nick Tepesch 4.1IP, 7H, 6R, 3BB, K on 82 pitches

 

L- Rios  (0-1, 6.14 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 14th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (4-5)

D-Jays fall 2 to 1 to St. Lucie. Eduard Pinto drove in the clubs only run while Nash Knight had 2 of the teams 5 hits.

 

Dalton Pompey is playing baseball, that’s right, Dalton Pompey is playing baseball. In his first game of the year, Dalton Pompey DH’ed for the D-Jays and went 1-for-4.

 

Starter- Josh DeGraaf 5.2IP 4H, 2R, 4BB, 5K on 93 pitches

 

L- DeGraaf (1-1, 3.86 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 14th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon(0-1, 5.06 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (6-3)

 

Lansing won 4 to 2 over the West Michigan White Caps. The Lugs offense continue to put together an explosive inning to pull out wins, this time it was a 4-run 7th inning.

 

The Lugs offense was lead by SS Kevin Vicuna (3-for-4 with an RBI) and Kacy Clemens (2-for-4 with 2RBI). On the mound, Lansing got a solid start from Graham Spraker and a strong 7 strikeout relief appearance from Turner Larkins.

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K on 68 pitches

 

Win-  Turner Larkins (1-1, 4.91 ERA)

 

SV- Ty Tice (3)

 

Saturday, April 14th starting pitcher- Maverik Buffo (0-0, 2.25 ERA)

Player of the Day

 

POD Honourable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s offense. Jon Berti, Dwight Smith Jr. Danny Espinosa, Leblebijian, and Ian Parmley each had 2 hits in the win. Leb went 2-for4 with 3 runs, a HR and 3 RBI to lead the way.
  • Chris Rowley for his 5 shutout innings.
  • NH’s Pentecost with his 2-for-4 game and hitting his first HR
  • D-Jays Travis Bergen, who pitched 1.1 IP and struck out 4 out of 6 batters he faced.
  • Lansing’s Vicuna went 3-for-4 and is hitting .308 with a triple, a walk, and 5 K’s in 8 games.
  • or, Larkins 7K’s in 3.1IP of relief.

 

Friday, April 13th’s POD goes to Jonathan Davis.

 

The 25-yr-old Fisher Cats outfielder is batting .286 after going 3-for-4 with an RBI in last nights game. Daivs continues to show extra base power with two doubles in 7 games while showing a good eye at the plate with 6 walks.

 

After stealing 20 bases in 128 games in 2017, the speedy Davis already has 5.

 

Davis walked and stole 2nd to lead off the Fisher Cats 1st inning but was stranded after Guerrero and Gurriel struck out and Biggio popped out.

 

Jonathan singled to start the 3rd and scored on Bo Bichette’s triple.

 

Back up again in the 4th, Davis singled and stole second. He was stranded at 2nd again when Bo lined out to end the inning.

 

The former 15th round pick was at it again in the 6th, singling to leftfield scoring Connor Panas and Andrew Guillotte. Davis used his speed to advance to 3rd on a throwing error.

 

His solid night at the plate ended with a fly ball to center field in the 8th.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Bo Bichette

 

Bo is back at SS after playing 2B the other day. He went 1-for-4 with a triple. He also scored a run, walked and struck out.  In the field, Bo committed his second error of the year but made up for it with 3 double plays.

 

Bichette is batting .351 with a 1.007 OPS.

 

Vladimir Guerrero

 

Vladdy drove in another RBI and went 2-for-5 at the plate. Guerrero struck out twice and finished with 2 LOB.

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .333 with a 1.021 OPS.

 

 

 

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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.