May 14th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kelly is Grand for Fisher Cats

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Monday, May 14th saw Josh DeGraaf make his Triple-A debut in a losing effort for the Bisons. New Hampshire and Lansing pick up wins.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (12-16)

 

Bisons lost 6 to 5 in 10 innings.

 

Dalton Pompey hit a solo HR in the 3rd inning and added another solo HR in the 8th inning. Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI.

 

Josh DeGraaf was called up from Dunedin to make the start and lasted a batter shy of 4IP. Luis Santos threw 3.1 no-hit innings in relief of DeGraaf.

 

Starter- Josh DeGraaf 3.2IP, 4H, 3R, 2BB, 2K, and 1 HRA on 63 pitches

 

L- Sam Moll (1-2, 4.15 ERA)

 

BSV- Murphy Smith (1)

 

Tuesday, May 15th starting pitcher- Chris Rowley (3-1, 193 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-13)

 

Fisher Cats won 10 to 5.

 

The Fisher Cats scored a run in the 1st inning, 3 runs in the 2nd inning, 2 runs in the 4th inning, and 4 runs in the 8th inning.

 

Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Connor Panas each had 3 hits. Juan Kelly hit a grand slam in the 8th inning and Vladdy hit a solo HR in the 1st.

 

Andrew Case (1.1 IP, H) and Zach Jackson (2.0IP, 2K) held the lead over the final 3.1 frames.

 

Stater- Jon Harris 5.2IP, 11H, 4R, BB, 4K, and 1 HRA on 95 pitches

 

W- Harris (2-3, 6.75 ERA)

 

H- Case (2)

 

Tuesday, May 15th starting pitcher- Nich Tepesch (1-2, 4.68 ERA)

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (15-20)

 

Day off

 

Tuesday, May 15th starting pitcher- Tyler Saucedo (2-1, 3.66 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (24-13)

 

Lugnuts won 4 to 3.

 

Lansing scored a run in the 8th inning (Kevin Smith HR) to tie the game and a run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the win.

 

Smith had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Kevin Vicuna also had 3 hits, including a double. Chavez Young picked up his 7th and 8th SB and went 1-for-5 with a run scored.

 

Starter- Donnie Sellers 5.0IP, 3H, BB, 4K

 

W- Maverik Buffo (5-1, 5.22 ERA)

 

BSV- Buffo (1)

 

Tuesday, May 15th starting pitcher- Colton Laws (1-2, 7.20 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Luis Santos, Danny Jansen, and  Dalton Pompey
  • NH’s Vladdy and Bo were a combined 6 for 10.
  • Lansing’s Kevin Vicuna and Smith both had 3 hits.

 

Monday, May 14th’s POD goes to Juan Kelly.

 

Juan Kelly came in for Cavan Biggio in the 6th inning after Cavan was caught stealing in the top half of the 6th inning.

 

Gunnar Heidt and Jonathan Davis walked to lead off the 8th inning which prompted a pitching change. Jason Garcia out and Scott Griggs in. Bo Bichette singled to load the bases and Vladdy struck out.

 

Juan Kelly worked the count to 3 balls and a strike before sending the 5th pitch of the at-bat over the right-center field wall for his 3rd HR of 2018.

 

The 23-yr-old Kelly has played more of a supporting role in 2018 for the Fisher Cats. In 22 games the 5-foot-10 switch hitter is batting .219 with 4 doubles, 3HR, and 11 RBI. He owns a .742 OPS.

 

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a HR in the 1st inning and singled in the 2nd and 4th innings. He finished with 3 hits, a run scored, and 2 RBI. Vladdy is batting .405 with 6 HR and a 1.119 OPS in 32 games at Double-A.

 

Bo Bichette ended a mini slump with 3 hits, and 2 runs scored. Bo singled in the 2nd inning, doubled and scored in the 4th inning, and singled and scored in the 8th inning. Bo is batting .276 with 9 doubles, and 4 triples. He owns a .756 OPS.

 

 

 

 

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