July 12th Blue Jays Minor League: Max Pentecost hits a 2-run homer in a loss

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On Thursday, July 12th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 7 and 1 with the Fisher Cats the lone affiliate not to get the W.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (41-42)

The Herd won 4 to 3

 

Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 5.1IP, 3-H, 3-R, 4-BB, 9-K, and 1-HRA on 96 pitches

W- Cumpton (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

SV- Jose Fernandez (1)

 

Friday, July 13th starting pitcher- Matt Tracy

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (49-39)

Fisher Cats lost 5 to 4

 

HR- Max Pentecost (4)

 

Starter- Josh DeGraaf 5.2 IP, 8-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 100 pitches

 

L- Kirby Snead (2-3, 5.20 ERA)

 

BSV- Snead (3)

 

Friday, July 13th starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (45-44)

D-Jays won 3 to 0

 

HR- Kevin Smith (9)

 

Rehab- Jaime Garcia 1.0IP, 2-K

 

Starter- Kevin Logue  6.0 IP, 7-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 7-K on 86 pitches

 

W- Logue (5-2, 3.46 ERA)

 

H- Jake Fishman (4)

 

SV- Jackson McClelland (6)

 

Friday, July 13th starting pitching- Yennsy Diaz

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (56-35)

The Lugnuts won 11 to 8

 

HR- Chavez Young (5) grand slam

 

Starter- Jordan Barrett 3.0 IP, 5-H, 4-R, 3-BB, 1-K, and 1-HRA on 53 pitches

 

W- Brayden Bouchey (1-0, 2.41 ERA)

 

Thursday, July 12th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (14-13)

The Canadians won 7 to 1

 

HR- Otto Lopez (1)

 

Starter- Elio Silva 6.0 IP, 6-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 3-K on 76 pitches

 

W- Marcus Reyes (1-1, 0.57 ERA)

 

Thursday, July 12th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (17-5)

Blue Jays won 5 to 3

 

HR- Davis Schneider (2)

 

Starter- Nathanael Perez 6.0IP, 4-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 7-K, and 1-HRA

 

W- Nathanael Perez (2-0, 3.86 ERA)

 

SV- Sean Rackoski (5)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (10-9)

Blue Jays won 2 to 1

 

Starter- Rafael Monsion 5.0IP, 8-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 7-K

 

W- Monsion (3-1, 4.00 ERA)

 

H- Meliton Reyes (1)

 

SV- Franniel Polanco (1)

 

DSL Blue Jays (19-16)

Blue Jays won 4 to 1

 

HR- Rainer Nunez (2)

 

Starter- Ronald Govea 5.0 IP, 3-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 2-K

 

W- Govea (2-0, 0.73 ERA)

 

SV- Adrian Hernandez (2)

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

 

Thursday, July 12th POD goes to Max Pentecost.

 

This POD could have gone to Ryan Noda, Riley Adams, Otto Lopez, Hunter Steinmetz, or even the Bisons bullpen; however, I felt Max Pentecost should get a little love.

 

For a guy that’s endured so much disappointment early in his career and written off by many of the fans, Pentecost is having an excellent 2018. You may not see it in eye-popping numbers but his work on the field, off the field, and behind the plate has allowed him to play more games as a catcher this season than over his entire professional career. In 2018, Max Pentecost has already appeared in 45 games behind the plate. Maybe just as important, Pentecost has yet to spend any time on the DL.

 

Max Pentecost collected two hits, a single in the…. and 3 run home run, his 4th of the year.

 

In the first inning, with New Hampshire already up 1 to 0 thanks to a Cavan Biggio single to center field to score Dalton Pompey, Max Pentecost came to the plate with Bo Bichette standing on 2nd base and Biggio at 1st base. Pentecost swung at the first two pitches of the at-bat, a foul tip and ball hit foul into the seats. Pentecost went up swinging at the 0-2 pitch and sent a long fly ball to right-center over the wall to put the Cats up 4 to 0.

 

Max grounded out in the 4th inning, lined out to 3rd baseman Michael Chavis in the 6th inning, and singled in the 8th inning.

 

Overall, Pentecost is batting .217 with 8 doubles, a pair of triples, and four home runs. He has driven in 25 runs and scored 20 while splitting time in the batting order between 5th and 6th.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr is close to returning to action but remains on the 7-day DL. Rumor has it that he will head to Triple-A soon after coming off the DL.

 

Bo Bichette should have been given some extra rest because he is not going well right now. He has played a lot of baseball this year and likely didn’t get too much rest at the Eastern League All-Star game. Plus he will be playing in next weeks Futures Game for the MLB All-Star festivities. The former 2nd round selection went 0-for-4, with a run scored, a walk, and a strikeout. He is batting .159 over his last 10 dates and .264 for the year.

 

 

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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.