Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For You Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
The Buffalo Bisons were off on Thursday. New Hampshire was the Blue Jays affiliate to earn a victory with the system going 1-for-3.
Friday, April 20th starting pitcher- #8 Ryan Borucki (0-1, 3.60 ERA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-3)
Fisher Cats picked up another win beating the Rumbling Ponies 5 to 2.
— NH Fisher Cats (@FisherCats) April 19, 2018
Starter- Jordan Romano 7.0IP, 2H, R, 3BB, 4K on 86 pitches
W- Romano (2-0, 1.42 ERA)
H- Jose Fernandez (2)
SV- Zach Jackson (1)
Friday, April 20th starting pitcher- Nick Tepesch (1-1, 5.23 ERA)
Dunedin Blue Jays (6-7)
Note: Logan Warmoth continues to struggle going 0-for-4 and is batting .186.
Starter- Josh DeGraaf 6.1IP 6H, 2R, BB, 6K, and one HRA on 89 pitches
L- DeGraaf (1-2, 3.50 ERA)
Friday, April 20th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
Lansing Lugnuts (7-4)
The Lansing Lugnuts lost 4 to 3 despite out hitting the Captains 8 to 2. Lansing committed 4 errors, Kevin Vicuna committing two fielding errors and a throwing error while Kacy Clemens missed a catch.
FINAL | Captains 4, Lugnuts 3 | #LugLife
Diaz tosses 6.0 innings, striking out five batters. Vicuna goes 4-5 in the Lugnuts loss.
We’re on the road to South Bend for a three game series with the Cubs starting tomorrow at 7:35. pic.twitter.com/R7oaFi4EWz
— Lansing Lugnuts (@LansingLugnuts) April 20, 2018
Vicuna did his best to make up for the fielding miscues with 4 singles in the game but the errors and going 3-for-11 with RISP did the Lugnuts in.
Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 5K on 94 pitches
L- Brody Rodning (1-1, 12.27 ERA)
Friday, April 20th starting pitcher- (1-0, 0.77 ERA)
Player of the Day
POD Honourable Mention:
- Pentecost was behind the plate for the Fisher Cats win. He went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- NH’s Gurriel Jr. plated 2 runs with an 8th inning homer, going 2-for-4. He is batting .347 and I’ve already started to hear his name as a possible call-up if one of the Blue Jays infielders go down or to replace a punchless Gift Ngope.
- D-Jays Pinto went 2-for-4 and starter DeGraaf allowed 2 runs over 6.1IP.
- Lansing’s shortstop Kevin Vicuna continues to swing a hot stick, going 4-for-5 with a run scored with just a strikeout.
Thursday, April 19th’s POD goes to Jordan Romano.
The Markham native picked up his 2nd win in 3 tries. That is back-to-back 7IP outings for the 24-yr-old right-hander. On Thursday, Romano threw 86 pitches, 52 for strikes while inducing 6 groundball outs versus 5 flyball outs.
Jordan had two strikeouts and a walk in the opening frame. He did not allow another baserunner until the 4th inning when Peter Alonso was hit by a pitch and Jeff McNeil walked. Matt Oberste singled in Alonso for the Ponies first run.
Romano got into some trouble again in the 5th. He got Tim Tebow to ground out and Levi Michael to line out before giving up a double, another HBP, and walk to load the bases. Romano got Alonso to end the threat.
He had a 1-2-3 6th and 7th inning, striking out the final two batters he faced.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. collected a pair of singles in 4 at-bats and scored a run. Vladdy is batting .362 with 5 doubles, a pair of dingers, and 13 RBI in 12 games.
Bo Bichette was given the day off.
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