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Buffalo lost big, New Hampshire won big, Dunedin fell in extras, and Lansing got a stellar pitching performance but lost, as the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 1 for 4 on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Buffalo Bisons (18-17)
Bisons lost 7 to 2.
Starter- Ryan Borucki 5.2IP, 4H, 3R, 4BB, 6K on 101 pitches
L- Borucki (3-5, 3.57 ERA)
Thursday, May 24th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon (1-1, 0.57 ERA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-16)
Fisher Cats won 7 to 2.
HR- Juan Kelly (4)
Starter- T.J. Zeuch 7.0 IP, 8H, 2R,2BB, 7K on 91 pitches
W- Zeuch (1-2, 4.76 ERA)
Thursday, May 24th starting pitcher- Josh DeGraaf (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 2018 Double-A debut (1-5, 4.36 ERA in 8 starts)
Dunedin Blue Jays (18-27)
Dunedin lost 7 to 6 in extra innings.
HR- Randal Grichuk (1)
Starter- Matthew Gunter 4.2IP, 7H, 6R, BB, 4K, and 2 HRA on 76 pitches
L- Ty Tice (1-1, 3.60 ERA)
Thursday, May 24th starting pitcher- Connor Eller (0-2, 4.67 ERA)
Lansing Lugnuts (29-17)
Lugnuts lost 1 to 0
Starter- Zach Logue 8.0IP, 3H, R, 4K, and 1HRA on 90 pitches
L- Logue (3-1, 4.21 ERA)
Thursday, May 24th starting pitcher- Donnie Sellers (2-1, 5.40 ERA)
Player of the Day
POD Honorable Mention:
- NH’s Cavan Biggio (3-for-5 2R, 3-RBI, 2B, 3B, and SB), Vladdy (see below) and Jonathan Davis (2-for-5 R and RBI).
- Dunedin’s Grichuk with HR and 2-RBI. Ty Tice with 2.1IP, allowing one hit and an unearned run.
- Lansing’s Zach Logue very strong in the loss.
Wednesday, May 23rd POD goes to T.J. Zeuch
Cavan Biggio or Zach Lague would have made excellent POD; however, I decided to go with T.J. Zeuch since he picked up his 1st career AA win.
Zeuch’s only real blemish came in the 6th inning. Malquin Canelo poked a single past Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at 3rd to leadoff the inning. Zeuch struck out Jan Hernandez for the innings first out. Zach Green looked at ball 1-2-3 before taking strike one. Green sent Zeuch’s next pitch over the left-field wall.
The 6-foot-7 righty got the next two batters to ground out and strikeout to end the inning.
Zeuch started the game by retiring the first 6 batters before allowing a leadoff single in the 3rd. The former 1st round pick erased the baserunner with a double play. A single, a walk, and a single loaded the bases with 2-outs. Fortunately, Zeuch got flyball out to end the threat.
The native of Mason, OH, had a clean 4th inning and got the first two out of the 5th via groundballs. He walked Emmanuel Marrero and allowed a Zach Coppola single with 2-outs. Zeuch’s catcher, Max Pentecost, picked off Coppola from 1st to end the inning.
Zeuch threw 61 of his 91 pitches for strikes. He induced 8 groundball outs and 3 fly ball outs. Since joining the Fisher Cats on May 8th, T.J. Zeuch owns a record of 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA, 30 hits, 2 HR allowed, 6 BB, and 15 K in 4 starts over 22.2 IP.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. picked up 2 singles and a double (17), going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, and a walk. Vladimir is batting .425 with .479 OBP, and 1.172 OPS. He is batting .513 over his last 10 games.
Bo Bichette went hitless in 4 at-bats. He is 0-for-13 over his last three games and is batting .186 in his past 10 games. Bichette is batting .244 with .321 OBP and .688 OPS.
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