Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Saturday, July 7th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 5 and 3.
Buffalo Bisons (40-41)
Bisons won 4 to 2
HR- Antony Alford (4)
Starter- Thomas Pannone 6.0 IP, 7-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 6-K, and 1-HRA on 96 pitches
W- Jose Fernandez (1-1, 3.86 ERA with Bisons)
SV- Brandon Cumpton (1)
Sunday, July 8th starting pitcher- TBD
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (48-38)
The Fisher Cats lost 8 to 7, blowing a 6 to 4 lead in the 9th inning.
Starter- T.J. Zeuch 4.0 IP, 7-H, 4-R, 0-BB, 5-K on 63 pitches
L- Andrew Case (1-3, 4.54 ERA) and BSV (2)
H- Zach Jackson (1)
Sunday, July 8th starting pitcher- Jon Harris
Dunedin Blue Jays (40-43)
D-Jays won 6 to 2
HR- Kevin Smith (7)
Starter- Zach Logue 5.0IP, 6-H, 2-R, 2-BB, K, 1-HRA on 75 pitches
W- Logue (4-2, 3.91 ERA)
Lansing Lugnuts (54-33)
The Nuts lost 4 to 2
Starter- Turner Larkins 4.2 IP, 3-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 4-K on 62 pitches in his return from the DL
L- Donnie Sellers (6-2, 4.34 ERA)
Sunday, July 8th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo
Vancouver Canadians (11-12)
The C’s won 7 to 3
HR- Jesus Severino (2)
Starter- Elio Silva 5.0 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 4-K on 76 pitches
W- Silva (2-1, 4.22 ERA)
Sunday, July 8th starting pitcher- Randy Pondler
Bluefield Blue Jays (15-3)
Blue Jays won 6 to 5
Starter- Troy Watson 3.0 IP, 1-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 2-K on 50 pitches
W- Cre Finfrock (2-0, 3.00 ERA)
H- Adams Cuevas (1) and Andy McGuire (1)
SV- Sean Rackoski (4)
GCL Blue Jays (6-9)
Blue Jays lost 8 to 5
Starter- Meliton Reyes 2.0-IP, 0-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 1-K
L- Medina (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
BSV- Luis Alvarez (1)
DSL Blue Jays (17-14)
Blue Jays won 10 to 3
Starter- Santos Moreno 7.0 IP, 2-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 5-K
W- Moreno (1-1, 1.57 ERA)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Roemon Fields (2-for-5, 2B, SB), Alford (2-for-4, 2-R, HR, RBI), Gio Urshela and Darnell Sweeney each had 2 hits.
- NH’s Jonathan Davis (2-for-4, 2-R, HR, RBI, BB), Bo Bichette (see below), Nash Knight (2-for-4, R, HR, RBI). Dusty Isaacs and Danny Young combined on three scoreless innings in relief.
- D-Jays Kevin Smith (1-for-3, R, HR, 2-RBI, BB), Ivan Castillo (2-for-3, R), and Brock Lundquist (2-for-2, R, RBI, BB, SB). Jonathan Cheshire and Jackson McClelland needed just 10 pitches each to get 3-outs in their respective innings of relief.
- Lansing’s Brandon Grudzielanek (2-for-4, R) and Turner Larkins looked good in his return
- The C’s Otto Lopez (3-for-4, 2-R, BB, 2-SB), Vinny Capra (2-for-3, RBI, SB), and Mc Gregory Contreras (2-for-3, R, 3B, RBI), and Will McAffer (2.0IP, 0-H, 1-BB, 4-K)
- Bluefield’s DJ Neal and Hagen Danner both drove in a pair of RBI.
- GCL Troy Squires (2-for-4, R, 2-RBI, BB), Adrian Ramos (1-for-3, 2-R, BB, 2-SB), Gabriel Moreno (2-for-4, 2B, 3B, RBI)
- DSL Moreno (see above), Jose Rivas (3-for-5, R, 2B, 4-RBI, SB), Rainer Nunez (1-for-4, 3-RBI), and Geyber Jimenez (2-for-4, 2-R, RBI)
Saturday, July 7th POD goes the Cavan Biggio and Jesus Severio
Biggio leadoff every inning he came to the plate expect the 9th inning. Cavan hit his 19th HR, a solo shot over the right-field fences, in the 2nd inning to put the Fisher Cats up 1 to 0. He walked in the 4th inning but Juan Kelly, Connor Panas, and Max Pentecost went 1-2-3. he struck out swinging in the 6th inning and singled and scored in the 8th inning.
Trailing 8 to 6, Biggio stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 9th with 2-outs, runners on 1st and 3rd. Biggio drilled a line drive to right-field scoring Jonathan Davis easily from 3rd base; unfortunately, Harold Ramirez was thrown out at home plate to end the game.
The 23-yr-old Biggio has three home runs his last 5 games, driving in 6 runs, and going 6-for-16. He has looked better at the plate in the last week, despite seeing his BA fall from .278 to .272. He has 11 walks and 12 K over his last 10 games.
After hitting three home runs between 2014 and 2017, Vancouver’s Jesus Severino has two home runs in 6 games with the C’s. Jesus was playing 3rd base and batting 7th for the Vancouver Canadians on Saturday. Severino put the C’s up 1 to 0 with a line drive over the center-field wall with 2-outs in the 2nd inning. He drove in a pair in the 4th inning with a double to center-field with Bryan Lizardo and Jake Brodt on 1st and 3rd. The 21-yr-old 2013 IFA signee singled and was stranded at 2nd base in the 5th inning. He struck out swinging in the 7th inning to end his day at the plate.
In just 8 games, 2 with Bluefield, the 6-foot-1 infielder has collected hits in 6 of 8 games for a .360 BA and 1.00 OPS. Severino has scored 4 runs while hitting a double, 2-HR, and driving in 7-RBI. He has yet to walk but has struck out 9 times.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr remains of the 7-day DL.
Bo Bichette batted 2nd and played short for the Fisher Cats on Saturday. He went 1-for-5 with two RBI and two strikeouts. Bo continues to press at the plate with a .178 BA over his last 10 games; however, he is riding a mini 3-game hit streak and the 2-RBI game was the first RBI’s he’s driven in 7 games. Bo Bichette is batting .267 with 46 RBI.
*Featured Image Credit: Ryan Mueller
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