June 6th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kevin Smith hits his 1st FSL home run

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On Thursday, June 7th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system played 5 games, winning 3 and losing 2. Every level but one hit a home run yesterday.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (27-24)

 

Bisons lost 9 to 5

 

HR- Danny Jansen (3)

 

Starter- Deck McGuire 6.0IP, 6-H, 4-R, 3-BB, 7-K on 92 pitches

 

W- McGuire (3-3, 3.22 ERA)

 

Friday, June 8th starting pitcher- Ryan Borucki (5-5, 3.14 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (35-24)

 

Fisher Cats lost 7 to 4.

 

HR- Harold Ramirez (2)

 

Starter- Jordan Romano 6.0IP, 5-H, 7-R, 3-BB, 4-K, and 2-HRA on 91 pitches

 

L- Romano (8-1, 2.81 ERA)

 

Friday, June 8th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (24-33)

 

The D-Jays won 9 to 3

 

HR- Kevin Smith (1)

 

Starter- Patrick Murphy 6.0IP, 3-H, 1-BB, 3-K on 89 pitches.

 

W- Murphy (4-4, 3.49 ERA)

 

Friday, June 8th starting pitcher- Angel Perdomo (0-3, 2.68 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (38-22)

 

The Bolts lost 4 to 2

 

HR- Ryan Noda (2 and 3)

 

Starter- Turner Larkins 5.0IP, 3-H, 4-R, BB, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 62 pitches

 

L- Larkins (4-5, 3.88 ERA)

 

Friday, June 8th starting pitcher- Zach Logue (4-1, 2.77 ERA in 11 starts between Lansing (9) and Dunedin (2))

 

Dominican Summer League

 

DSL Blue Jays (3-2)

 

Blue Jays won 7 to 6

 

Starter- Santos Moreno 3.2IP, 5-H, 1-R, 6-K on 30 pitches

 

L- Moises De La Cruz (1-0, 13.50 ERA)

 

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Roemon Fields (2-for-3, 2-R, 2B, BB, SB), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2-for-3, 2-R, 2-RBI, SB), Danny Jansen (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 5-RBI), Tim Lopes (2-for-4, R, RBI).
  • NH’s Harold Ramirez (1-for-3, 2-R, HR, RBI, BB) and Brayden Bouchey (2IP, H)
  • Dunedin’s Riley Adams (2-for-5, R, 2B), Nash Knight (3-for-4, 2B, 4-RBI, and BB) and Patrick Murphy (see above).
  • Lansing’s Ryan Noda (3-for-4, 2-R, 2-HR, 2-RBI)
  • DSL’s Miguel Hiraldo (1-for-5, R, 3B, 2-RBI), Rainer Nunez (2-for-5, RBI), Jose Zepeda (2-for-4, R, 2B).

 

Thursday, June 7th POD goes to Kevin Smith

 

There were a lot of deserving candidates for today’s POD but Kevin Smith’s 4-for-5 game just could go unrewarded. Smith entered the game batting .160 with a double and one RBI in 6 games in the Florida State League. He is now batting a healthy .267 and hit his first FSL home run.

 

Last year’s 4th round pick was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat in the 1st inning and was forced out on a Bradley Jones double play.

 

The 21-yr-old infielder singled to leadoff the 3rd inning and scored on a fielding error on a Kacy Clemens groundball. He singled in the 4th inning and 6th inning but was stranded both times.

 

With the score 4 to 0 for the Blue Jays, Kevin Smith came to the plate with John La Prise and Joshua Palacios on 2nd and 1st. Smith took ball one, called strike 1, ball in the dirt for ball 2, fouled off pitch number 4 for strike 2, took ball 3, and then deposited the 6th pitch of the at-bat over the left-center field wall for a 3-run home run. Dunedin 7 and Charlotte 0.

 

He would ground out in his final at-bat in the 9th inning.

 

Overall, Kevin Smith batting .332 with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 8-HR, and 48 RBI between Lansing (46 GP) and Dunedin (7).

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr did not play after exiting yesterday’s game. Vlad Jr will likely get a few more than 2 days off.

 

Bo Bichette played short and batted clean up with Vlad Jr on the mend. Bo went 0-for-3 and drove in his 27th RBI while stealing his 17th base of the season. Bichette is batting .274 with a .772 OPS.

 

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

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.