May 25th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Leblebijian goes deep twice

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On Friday, May 25th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system won 2 games and lost 2 games.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (20-18)

 

Game 1

 

Bisons won 9 to 8

 

HR- Jason Leblebijian 2 (7)

 

Starter- Taylor Guerrieri 4.0IP, 8H, 4R, BB, 3K on 72 pitches

 

W- Tim Mayza (3-0, 1.00 ERA)

 

SV- Justin Shafer (3)

 

Game 2

 

Buffalo won 2 to 1

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 7.0IP, 3H, R, BB, K, and 1 HRA on 90 pitches

 

W- Justin Dillon (2-1, 0.79 ERA)

 

Saturday, May 26th starting pitcher- Chris Rowley (3-1, 3.32 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-17)

 

Fisher Cats won 10 to 3.

 

HR- Bo Bichette (3), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (10)

 

Starter- Jon Harris 7.1 IP, 7H, 2R, BB, 2K on 88 pitches

 

W- Harris (3-3, 5.94ERA)

 

Saturday, May 26th Double Header’s starting pitcher- Nick Tepesch (1-2, 5.53 ERA) and TBD

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (19-28)

 

Dunedin lost 6 to 5.

 

Starter- Tayler Saucedo 5.0IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 6K on 94 pitches

 

L- Jackson McClelland (0-2, 5.59ERA)

 

Saturday, May 26th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz (Dunedin debut)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (31-17)

 

Lugnuts won 5 to 4

 

Starter- Donnie Sellers 4.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB on 45 pitches

 

W- Maximo Castillo (3-1, 6.25 ERA)

 

Saturday, May 26th starting pitcher- Colton Laws (1-2, 4.50 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

 

Friday, May 25th POD goes to Jason Leblebijian

 

The 27-yr-old Leblebijian played both ends of Buffalo’s doubleheader, going 3-for-7 with 3 runs scored, 2-HR, and 4-RBI. He earned this POD with a strong offensive outburst in game 1 that saw him hit home runs number 6 and 7.

 

The native Arlington Heights, IL, grounded into an inning-ending double play to end the first frame. In his next at-bat, Jason Leblebijian in the 3rd inning with Richard Urena on 3rd base. Leb went the other way, sending a deep fly ball over the right-field wall to give the Herd a 6 to 3 lead.

 

In the 5th inning, the 6-foot-2 infielder hit his 2nd 2-run HR of the day, scoring Rowdy Tellez and pushing the Bisons lead to 8-4.

 

Leb struck out swing to end the 6th inning.

 

Jason Leblebijian is batting .264 with a pair of doubles, 7 HR, 21 RBI, and 2 SB in 2018 for the Buffalo Bisons. He owns a .325 OBP and .798 OPS. Leb is batting .278 with 4 HR and 9 RBI over his last 10 games.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. VGJ hit his 10th home run, a solo shot, in the 7th inning. Vlad is slashing .435/.485/.726 with 17 doubles, a triple, and 48 RBI in 2018.

 

Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, and 4-RBI. Bo went back-to-back with Vlad Jr in the 7th, hitting his 3rd HR of the year. Bichette has two long balls in his last two games and has gone 5-for-8 with 4 runs scored and 6-RBI. This is encouraging since Bo had been slumping so far in May. Despite the recent offensive performance, Bo is batting just .200 over his last 10 games. Bichette is batting .261 with .759 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.