April 20th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Zach Logue guides Lansing to victory

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With all 4 levels seeing action on Friday, only the Lansing Lugnuts came away with a win.

 

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo (3-3)

 

Herd lost 5 to 2. The Bisons were outhit 15 to 6 by Norfolk, with both teams committing one error each.

 

Starter Ryan Borucki got knocked around in this one and exited the game early with his team trailing.

 

Dalton Pompey was in LF and Anthony Alford was in CF for Buffalo. Pompey hit a home run, scored 2 runs, and stole a base, going 1-for-3 with a BB and K. Alford went 1-for-5.

 

Taylor Guerrieri allowed one run on 3 hits over 2.1IP and Jake Petricka and Matt Dermody combined on 2.0IP shutout innings to close out the game.

 

Starter- Ryan Borucki 3.2IP, 10H, 4R, 2BB, 3K on 79 pitches

 

L- Borucki (0-2, 6.23 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 21st starting pitcher- Sam Gaviglio (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-4)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 5 to 4.

 

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a heck of an MLB debut, congrats. This should open the door for Cavan Biggio to play more 2nd base and Juan Kelly to get more regular at-bats at 1st. Unfortunately, that’s not how it played out in this game.

 

Reading Fightin Phils outhit New Hampshire 10 to 8 with both clubs committing an error. Bo Bichette and Andrew Guillotte finished with 2-hits apiece. Bichette was joined by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as the only Fisher Cats to register an RBI, both prospects added 2 RBI.

 

Starter- Nick Tepesch 5.0IP, 8H, 5R, BB, 4K on 82 pitches

 

L- Tepesch (2-0, 1.42 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 21st starting pitcher- #10 Sean Reid-Foley (2-0, 1.46 ERA) vs Phillies #11 Ranger Suarez

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (6-8)

 

D-Jays lost 8 to 4, being outhit 14 to 8 by Daytona.

 

With Pompey and Alford moving on to Buffalo, it looks like D.J. Davis will begin seeing more playing time. He responded with a 2-for-4 game, the only D-Jays to collect multiple hits. Ivan Castillo and Eduard Pinto each registered doubles as the only extra base hits by Dunedin.

 

Justin Dillon and William Ouellette (2ER) allowed all of the Tortugas’ runs. Travis Bergen and Jackson McClelland combined to one-hit Daytona over the final 3.1 frames.

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 4.1IP 9H, 6R, 2BB, and 4K on 86 pitches

 

L- Dillon  (0-2, 6.59 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 21st starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo (0-1, 3.24 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (8-5)

 

Lansing won 7 to 1, holding the South Bend Cubs to 2 hits. The Cubs committed 4 errors to Lansing’s one.

 

Samad Taylor, Kevin Vicuna, and Andres Sotillo each had two hits while Christian Williams cashed in 2 runs for the Lugnuts. Taylor and Chavez Young had the other RBI’s.

 

The Lugs used their speed to get themselves into scoring position with Young, Ryan Noda, Reggie Pruitt, Vicuna, and Sotillo each swiping 2nd. Taylor pulled a Kevin Pillar, stealing home for his 5th SB of the year. Vicuna stole 2 bases.

 

Dalton Rodriguez (2.0IP) and Dany Jimenez (1.0IP) no-hit the Cubs over the final 3 frames.

 

Starter- Zach Logue 6.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 5K, and an HRA on 95 pitches

 

W- Logue (1-0, 3.24 ERA)

 

Saturday, April 21st starting pitcher- Turner Larkins (1-1, 4.91 ERA) versus the Cubs #23 Javier Assad

Player of the Day

 

POD Honourable Mention:

  • Buffalo’s Dwight Smith Jr. 1-for-2 with a double and 3 walks. He added a stolen base for good measure.
  • Pompey with an HR and an SB
  • NH’s Jonathan Davis with 2 SB while going 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and 2K.
  • Conor Fisk with 3 shutout innings in relief of Nick Tepesch
  • Travis Bergen pitched 2.1IP with 4K in the D-Jays loss
  • Ryan Noda with 3 BB while scoring 2 runs on a 0-for-1 day.

 

Friday, April 20th’s POD goes to Zach Logue.

 

The 21-yr-old lefty threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes and had an even split (6-6) groundball outs and flyball outs.

 

After the Cubs leadoff hitter reached base on a Kevin Smith fielding error in the 1st, Logue retired the next 11 Cubbies. Yeiler Peguero hit his first HR to LF in the 4th with 2-out.

 

Cubbies next baserunner came in the 5th with 2-outs when Rafael Narea singled to right field. The 2017 9th rounder got Christian Donahue to go down swinging to end the inning.

 

Logue had a 3-up 3-down 6th but exited the game in the 7th after walking the first batter he faced.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Bo Bichette was back at SS after getting yesterday off. Bo was batting out of the 2-hole and went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and walk. Bichette is now batting .321 with 7 RBI and .796 OPS.

 

While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 0-for-4, going hitless for the 2nd time in 3 games, he managed to drive in a pair and walked. Vlad is batting .333 with 15 RBI and .942 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.