June 21st Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kirk stars in Bluefield win

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On Thursday, June 21st, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 3 with a bunch of 1-run games and some high scores.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (34-32)

 

The Bisons lost 4 to 1

 

Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 5.0 IP, 7-H, 4-R, 4-BB, 7-K, and 1-HRA on 103 pitches

 

L- SRF (2-2, 5.46 ERA)

 

Friday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Chris Rowley (4-3, 3.16 ERA)

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (43-28)

 

Off Day

 

Friday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Justin Dillon (3-6, 4.20 ERA)

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (31-38)

 

Dunedin lost 5 to 4

 

HR- Kevin Smith (5)

 

Starter- Angel Perdomo 5.0IP, 6-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 5-K on 83 pitches

 

L-  Perdomo (1-4, 3.42 ERA)

 

Friday, June 22nd starting pitching- TBD

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (44-27)

 

Starter- Matt Gunter 3.1IP, 7-H, 3-R, 4-BB, 1-HRA on 70 pitches

 

W- Matt Shannon (3-2, 5.48 ERA)

 

Friday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Donnie Sellers (4-1, 4.79 ERA)

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (2-5)

 

The C’s lost 1 to 0

 

Starter- Randy Pondler 6.0 IP, 4-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 6-K, 1-HRA on 77 pitches

 

L- Pondler (0-2, 2.45 ERA)

 

Friday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Jose Espada (0-1, 15.00 ERA)

 

Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (2-1)

 

Bluefield won 11 to 10

 

HR- Davis Schneider (1)

 

Starter- Claudio Galva 5.o IP, 4-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 4-K, 1-HRA on 54 pitches

 

W- Galva (1-0, 3.60 ERA)

 

SV- Sean Rackoski (1)

 

GCL Blue Jays (3-1)

 

Won 9 to 7

 

Starter- Rafael Monsion 5.0IP, 4-H, 0-BB, 3-K

 

W- Monsion  (1-0, 1.80 ERA)

 

SV- Gaudy Ramirez (1)

 

DSL Blue Jays (10-7)

 

Won 8 to 3

 

Starter- Santos Moreno 4.0IP, 2-H, 0-R, 2-BB, 3-K

 

W- Jhoan Dominguez (2-0, 1.08 ERA)

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Jake Petricka (3IP, 3-H, BB, K on 32 pitches)
  • Dunedin’s Nash Knight (2-for-4, R), Rodrigo Orozco (2-for-4), and Kevin Smith (1-for-4, R, HR, 2-RBI)
  • Lansing’s Yeltsin Gudino (2-for-3, 2-R, BB), Ryan Noda (3-for-4, R, 2B, 3B, 2-RBI), Brock Lundquist (2-for-3), Matt Shannon (2IP, 0-H, K)
  • Vancouver’s Pondler (see above)
  • Bluefield’s entire lineup.
  • GCL’s Griffin Conine (3-for-5, R, 2B, 3-RBI), Cal Stevenson (2-for-4, 3-R, RBI, BB), Jordana Groshans (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB), Yhordegny Kelly (2-for-4, R, 2-2B), and Adrian Ramos (2-for-4, 2-R, 2B, RBI)
  • DSL’s Miguel Hiraldo (4-for-4, R, 2-RBI, BB, SB), Jhon Solarte (2-for-3, 3-R, BB, SB), Erickvi Celedonio (2-for-5, 2B, 2-RBI, 3-SB), Kenny Mauricio (2-for-4, R, BB), and Santos Moreno (see above).

 

Thursday, June 21st POD goes to Alejandro Kirk

 

A 19-yr-old 2016 IFA signee, Kirk only played 1 game in 2017 and just 2 so far in 2018; however, career game #4 was something special.

 

The 5-foot-9 right-handed bat played DH and hit out of the cleanup spot for the Bluefield Blue Jays. Kirk picked up his first professional double in the 1st inning and was left stranded.

 

The native of Tijuana collected his first career RBI with an RBI single in the 3rd inning and put Bluefield ahead 3 to 1. Kirk was left stranded at 3rd base.

 

In the 4th inning with 2-runs pushed across the plate and the score 6 to 1, Kirk hit another RBI single. The DH/C scored when Davis Schneider homered to make the score 9 to 1.

 

Alejandro grounded out to led off the 6th inning but picked up hit #4 with another single to score Otto Lopes to make the score 11 to 6. The game ended 11 to 10.

 

Alejandro Kirk went 4-for-5, with a run scored, a double, and 3-RBI.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr remains of the 7-day DL and will be shut down for 4-ish weeks.

 

Bo Bichette and his Fisher Cats had the day off.

 

 

 

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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.