May 16th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Romano improves to 7-0

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Wednesday, May 16th was a great day for baseball. The Bisons and Fisher Cats played a pair of exciting early games which I was able to watch thanks to a little rain delay in the Toronto-New York game. Both games resulted in wins. The D-Jays lost and Lansing won for a 3 and 1 day on the farm.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (13-16)

 

Bisons won 5 to 4.

 

Pawtucket loaded the bases in the 9th inning but Al Alburquerque got Rusney Castillo to fly out to Romeon Fields to end the game.

 

Taylor Guerrieri (3.0IP) and Taylor Mayza (1.2IP) shutout the Red Sox to hold the lead and allow the Bisons score the winning run in the top of the 9th.

 

Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-5 with a double, Devon Travis hit a HR, and Romeon Fields picked up double and two stolen bases.

 

Starter- Chris Rowley 4.0IP, 5H, 4R, 2BB, 5K, 2 HRA on 90 pitches

 

W- Tim Mayza (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Thursday, May 17th- Off day

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-13)

 

Fisher Cats won 7 to 1.

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had another monster day, going 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored, a pair of doubles, and a HR. Guerrero had an RBI and stole a base.

Jonathan Davis (2-for-5), Cavan Biggio (2-for-4 HR), and Andrew Guillotte (2-for-4) had multi-hit games for NH.

 

Guerrero hit his 7th HR and Biggio hit his 12th.

 

Jordan Romano no-hit the Yard Goats over 6 innings for his 7th win.

 

Danny Young allowed the Yard Goats only run, surrendering a home run to former Jays farmhand Ryan Metzler.

 

Starter- Jordan Romano 6.0IP, 2BB, 5K on 60 pitches

 

W-  Romano (7-0, 1.94 ERA)

 

Thursday, May 17th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (16-22)

 

 

 

The D-Jays lost 4 to 0.

 

The Tarbons scored 2 runs in the 1st inning and 2 runs in the 7th inning, holding the D-Jays to just 4 singles. Joshua Palacios went 2-for-4.

 

Starter- Angel Perdomo 4.0IP, 5H, 2R, 3BB, 5K on 80 pitches

 

L- Perdomo (0-2, 2.57 ERA)

 

Thursday, May 17th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy (2-2, 4.58 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (26-13)

 

Lugnuts won 12 to 2.

 

 

Lansing scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning and 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings for the win. Kevin Smith hit his 6th home run in the 5th inning, a two-run shot, and drove in 5 runs. Brock Lundquist hit his 8th home run in the 2nd inning, also a two-run shot, and drove in 3 runs.

 

Samad Taylor stole his 13th base but went 0-for-3.

 

Yennsy Diaz allowed 2 runs over 6.0IP. Danny Jimenez allowed one hit over 2.0 innings in relief of Diaz. Andy Ravel finished the game allowing one hit in one inning of relief.

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0IP, 5H, 2R, 2BB, 5K, and a HRA on 82 pitches

 

W- Diaz (4-1, 2.38 ERA)

 

Thursday, May 17th starting pitcher- Graham Spraker (0-1, 2.51 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • The Herd’s Devon Travis went yard and drove in a pair. Rowdy Tellez picked up a single and double and Roemon Fields went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and pair of stolen bases. Taylor Guerrieri provided the Herd with 3 shutout innings one-hit relief.
  • NH’s Vladdy (see below). Jonathan Davis went 2-for-5 with a RS, 2B, 3B, and an RBI. Cavan Biggio hit his 12th HR and went 2-for-4 with 2RBI. Romano
  • D-Jays Joshua Palacios accounted for 2 of Dunedin’s 4 hits.
  • Lansing’s Yeltsin Gudino, Noberto Obeso, Brock Lundquist and Kevin Smith each had 2 hits.  Obeso also had 2-RBI and Gudino had a 2B and an RBI.

 

Wednesday, May 16th’s POD goes to Jordan Romano

 

Romano was outstanding in picking up his 7th win and improved to a perfect 7-0 with a 1.94 ERA.

Jordan needed just 60 pitches in the win. He threw 38 strikes, got 4 groundball outs, and 3 flyball outs.

 

After walking Dom Nunez in the first inning, Romano got Yanathan Daza to ground into an inning-ending double play. He allowed Ryan Metzler to reach via a 4-pitch walk in the 3rd but for the last baserunner of this outing. Jordan retired the next 12 batters.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues his assault on Eastern League pitching with a single, a pair of doubles, and a HR. Vladdy is now batting .415 with 15 doubles, 7HR, and 40 RBI. He is batting .452 with 19 hits, 11 runs, 4HR, and 10 RBI. What is more impressive is that Vladdy has struck out just 1 in his last 42 at-bats.

 

Bo Bichette went hitless in 3 at-bats. He collected an RBI, walked, and struck out. Bo is batting .273 with 13 RBI.

 

 

 

 

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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.