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On Tuesday, July 3rd, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 4
Buffalo Bisons (38-39)
Bisons lost 6 to 3
Starter- Jon Harris 6.0 IP, 10-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 98 pitches
L- Harris (1-1, 3.00 ERA)
Wednesday, July 4th starting pitcher- TBD
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (48-34)
The Fisher Cats won 4 to 1
Starter- Josh DeGraaf 5.1IP, 6-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 94 pitches
W- DeGraaf (3-4, 5.70 ERA in AA)
SV- Andrew Case (6)
Wednesday, July 4th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon (overall, 3-7, 4.72 ERA)
Dunedin Blue Jays (37-43)
The D-Jays won 4 to 2
HR- Andres Sotillo (1)
Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 9-K on 88 pitches
W- Diaz (1-2, 3.55 ERA with Dunedin)
H- Ty Tice (2)
SV- Jackson McClelland (5)
Wednesday, July 4th starting pitching-Conner Eller (overall 3-2, 5.29 ERA) 3rd start of the year.
Lansing Lugnuts (53-30)
The Bolts lost 8 to 4
HR- Jesus Navarro (1)
Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0 IP, 5-H, 3-R, 3-BB, 5-K, and 2-HRA on 87 pitches
L- Yunior Hinojosa (0-1, 21.60 ERA)
Wednesday, July 4th starting pitcher- Maverik Buffo (9-2, 4.01 ERA)
Vancouver Canadians (8-10)
The C’s lost 5 to 4
HR- Griffin Conine (2)
Starter- Randy Pondler 3.0 IP, 3-H, 3-R, 2-BB, 1-K, and 2-HRA on 47 pitches
L- Marcus Reyes (0-1, 0.93 ERA)
Wednesday, July 4th starting pitcher- Jose Espada (0-2, 6.57 ERA)
Bluefield Blue Jays (12-2)
Blue Jays won 9 to 2
HR- Davis Schneider (2)
Starter- Eric Pardinho 5.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 9-K on 68 pitches
W- Pardinho (1-0, 1.38 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (5-6)
Blue Jays lost 5 to 0
Starter- Meliton Reyes 1.0IP, 1-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 0-K
L- Reyes (0-1, 6.00 ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (15-12)
Blue Jays won 8 to 6
HR- Alberto Rodriguez (4)
Starter- Alexis Carmona 3.1 IP, 1-H, 3-R, 4-BB, 2-K
W- William Gonzalez (2-2, 7.84 ERA)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Reese McGuire (2-for-4, 2-3B)
- NH’s Harold Ramirez (2-for-3, 2B, HR, R, RBI, BB), Cavan Biggio (2-for-3, R, HR, 3-RBI, BB, SB). Kirby Snead, Travis Bergen, and Andrew Case combine on 3.2 scoreless innings of relief. Bergen K’ed 5 in his 2IP.
- D-Jays Joshua Palacios (2-for-5, 2B), Ivan Castillo (2-for-3, R, 3B, BB). Yennsy Diaz (see above) and Jackson McClelland (1.1IP, 0-H, 2-K)
- Lansing’s Brandon Grudzielanek (3-for-4, RBI), Jesus Navarro (2-for-4, 2-R, HR, RBI)
- The C’s Vinny Capra (2-for-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI), Griffin Conine (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 2-RBI), and Sterling Guzman (2-for-4).
- Bluefield’s Dominic Abbedessa (2-for-5, R, SB), Cal Stevenson (1-for-3, 2-R, 2-BB, 2B, RBI), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-5), Alejandro Kirk (3-for-4, R, RBI, BB), Luis De Los Santos (2-for-5, R, RBI), and Davis Schneider (2-for-4, 2-R, 3B, HR, 4-RBI). Eric Pardinho (see above).
- GCL Adrian Ramos (2-for-3)
- DSL Jhon Solarte (2-for-6, 2-R, 2-3B), Alberto Rodriguez (1-for-4, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI, BB, 2-SB), Pedro Hurtado (4-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2-RBI)
Tuesday, July 3rd POD goes the Cavan Biggio.
I fought with this POD, Davis Schneider’s 4-RBI game and Eric Pardinho’s 9K effort were both deserving. Ultimately, I decided Biggio who went 2-for-3 with a homer and 3-RBI was more impressive.
Biggio had a ROUGH June, batting just .195 in 26 games which might explain why we saw him batting in the leadoff spot on Tuesday. Kinda mixing it up for the young man. It seemed to work, snapping a 0-for-11 over his last 4-games. In his first at-bat, Biggio worked a 7-pitch walk but was stranded as Brian Keller got the next three outs in order.
The 23-yr-old Biggio came to the plate in the 2nd inning with Fisher Cats up 1 to 0 on a Harold Ramirez leadoff HR. With Juan Kelly at 2nd base and Gunnar Heidt at 1st base, Cavan Biggio hit a 3-0 pitch to right field, a no-doubter for his 17th of the year, to give the Cats a 4 to 0 lead.
Biggio grounded out in the 5th inning. He singled and stole 3rd base in the 8th inning with 1-out; unfortunately, neither Bichette or Connor Panas were able to cash Biggio in. Overall, the former 5th round selection is batting .270 with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 17 HR, and 64 RBI. He continues to draw a lot of walks (58) but also strikes out (82) more than I expected considering his bat control. Here’s hoping Biggio has a better July than his June.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr remains of the 7-day DL. He took batting practice for the first time yesterday. No running or fielding though.
Bo Bichette had an off day today, going 0-4, with two strikeouts and an error. Bichette has one hit in his last 4 games and is batting just .233 over his last 10 games, although he does have two 3-hit games and a 2-hit game mixed in there. Overall, Bo Bichette has seen his batting average dip to .273.
*Featured Image Credit: Ryan Mueller
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