May 26th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Juan Kelly goes deep twice

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On Saturday, May 26th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system won 2 games and lost 3 games.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (20-19)

 

Bison lost 2 to 0

 

Starter- Chris Rowley 6.0IP, 7H, 2R, 7K on 92 pitches

 

L- Rowley (3-2, 3.07 ERA)

 

Sunday, May 27th starting pitcher- the Bisons are scheduled to play a doubleheader and both starters are listed as TBD. I think Jordan Romano will be one of them. Romano last pitched on the 22nd….5 days ago.

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-18)

 

Game 1

 

Fisher Cats lost 5 to 3

 

HR- Juan Kelly (5)

 

Starter- Nick Tepesch 6.0 IP, 3H, 2R, BB, and 1HRA on 69 pitches

 

L and BSV-  Kirby Snead (1-1, 2.38ERA) 1st blown save

 

Game 2

 

New Hampshire won 4 to 1

 

HR- Juan Kelly (6)

 

Starter- Jordan Barrett 3.1IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 2K on 62 pitches (season debut. Pitched 35.1IP with Bluefield in 2017)

 

W- Nick Hartman (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

SV- Andrew Case (3)

 

Sunday, May 27th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (19-29)

 

Dunedin lost 3 to 2

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 5.1IP, 6H, 3R, 2BB, 6K on 93 pitches (Advanced-A debut)

 

L- Diaz (0-1, 5.06ERA)

 

Sunday, May 27th starting pitcher- Angel Perdomo (0-2, 2.08). I think he could actually get the nod in New Hampshire.

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (32-17)

 

Lugnuts won 12 to 11 in 10 innings

 

Starter- Colton Laws 4.0IP, 8H, 7R, BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 65 pitches

 

W- Danny Jimenez (3-1, 5.89 ERA)

 

Sunday, May 27th starting pitcher- Turner Larkins (3-4, 4.21 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Rowley (see above) and Connor Fisk (2IP, H, K) pitched well in the Bisons loss.
  • NH’s Cavan Biggio went 3-for-6 with a run scored, an RBI, a CS, and K.
  • Dunedin’s Ivan Castillo (2-for-4 RBI). Connor Law and Ty Tice combined to throw 3.2 shutout innings of relief
  • Lansing’s Chavez Young (2-for-5, R, 2-2B, BB), Kevin Smith (2-for-6, R, 3B, 2-RBI, SB), Brandon Grudzielanek (4-for-5, 3R, 2B, RBI),  Yelstin Gudino (2-for-5 3R, 2B, RBI), Matt Morgan (4-for-5, R, 3-RBI), and Noberto Obeso (2-for-5, RBI)

 

Saturday, May 26th POD goes to Juan Kelly

 

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ Juan Kelly only played 12 games in April, splitting time at 1st base and DH with Cavan Biggio and Max Pentecost. Since Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left the Fisher Cats for Toronto and eventually Buffalo, Kelly has seen his playing time increase with Cavan Biggio taking over the everyday role at 2nd base.

 

The 23-yr-old Kelly played both ends of the Fisher Cats’ doubleheader, both games at 1st base. He went 1-for-3 in game 1 and 1-for-2 in game 2. Both the 5-foot-10’s hits were longballs and came with a runner on-base.

 

In game 1, Kelly homered after an Andrew Guillotte walk to put the Fisher Cats up 3 to 2; unfortunately, the bullpen was unable to hold the lead.

 

In game 2, the Santo Domingo, DR native went yard in the 3rd inning with Cavan Biggio on 1st base to give the Fisher Cats a 4 to 1 lead, this time the bullpen held on for the win.

 

Juan Kelly finished the day with 2 home runs, 2 runs scored, 4-RBI, 1-BB, 2-K, and 1-LOB.

 

On the season, Kelly is batting .222 with 5 doubles, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 20 BB, 37K, and 1 SB. Kelly owns a .349 OBP and is slugging .435 in 33 games.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-6 with a run scored and 1-RBI, playing both ends of the doubleheader at 3rd base. VGJ is batting .431 with 49 RBI and 1.193 OPS.

 

Bo Bichette played game one at SS and batting 2nd, he went 0-for-3 with a BB and 3-LOB. Bo Bichette also committed a pair of errors. In game 2, Bo played short and batted leadoff with Jonathan Davis being given game 2 off. Bichette went 1-for-2 with a run scored, a BB, a K, and 1-LOB. BB is batting .259 with 12 doubles, 4-3B, 3-HR, 21-RBI, and 10-SB. He also owns a .340 OBP and .756 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.