Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Saturday, July 21st, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 4.
Buffalo Bisons (44-48)
The Herd lost 10 to 5
HR- Rowdy Tellez (9, 10)
Starter- Brandon Cumpton 3.0 IP, 8-H, 6-R, 2-BB, 3-K, and 2-HRA on 84 pitches
L- Cumpton (2-1, 5.73 ERA)
Sunday, July 22nd starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (55-42)
NH won 2 to 0
HR- Connor Panas (7)
Starter- Jordan Romano 8.0 IP, 3-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 8-K on 91 pitches
W- Romano (9-4, 3.55 ERA)
SV- Travis Bergen (4)
Saturday, July 21st starting pitcher- Justin Dillon
Dunedin Blue Jays (52-46)
D-Jays won 4 to 3
Starter- Patrick Murphy 6.0 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 5-K on 77 pitches
W- Murphy (8-4, 2.83 ERA)
H- Jonathan Cheshire (3)
SV- Jake Fishman (6)
Sunday, July 22nd starting pitching- Off day
Lansing Lugnuts (56-43)
Lugnuts lost 7 to 5
Starter- Kyle Weatherly 4.1 IP, 6-H, 7-R, 0-BB, 3-K, and 1-HRA on 72 pitches
L- Weatherly (2-1, 3.38 ERA)
Saturday, July 21st starting pitcher- Matt Gunter
Vancouver Canadians (18-18)
The Canadians won 3 to 2
HR- Brett Wright (3)
Starter- Jose Espada 6.0 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 7-K, and 1-HRA on 78 pitches
W- Justin Watts (3-0, 3.12 ERA)
SV- Cobi Johnson (4)
Sunday, July 22nd starting pitcher- TBD
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (21-10)
Blue Jays won 4 to 2
Starter- Alvaro Galindo 4.0IP, 4-H, 2-R, 5-BB, 5-K on 81 pitches
W- Brad Wilson (2-0, 1.29 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (12-13)
The Blue Jays lost 4 to 1
Starter- Alejandro Melean 3.2 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 3-BB, 4-K
L- Melean (0-3, 5.31 ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (23-19)
The Blue Jays lost 7 to 1
Starter- Junior Guzman 3.0 IP, 4-H, 4-R, 2-BB, and 2-K
W- Guzman (0-6, 6.23 ERA)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Rowdy Tellez (2-for-4 with of solo jacks). Reese McGuire, Gunnar Heidt, and Tim Lopes each collected a pair of singles with Heidt driving in one run and Lopes driving in a pair of runs.
- NH’s Connor Panas (2-for-2, R, HR, RBI)
- D-Jays Rodrigo Orozco (4-for-4, RBI, SB). Nash Knight, Brock Lundquist, and Yelstin Gudino each had one RBI.
- The Lug’s Ryan Gold (2-for-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI), Reilly Johnson (1-for-4, 2-RBI), and Orlando Pascual and Brayden Bouchey (combined 4.2IP, 5-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 5-K)
- The C’s Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, 2B), Tanner Kirwer (2-for-3, 2B), and Brett Wright (3rd HR).
- Bluefield’s Cal Stevenson (3-for-4, 2-R, 3B, SB), Davis Schneider (1-for-2, 2-RBI, 2-BB), and Brennan Price (2IP, 1-H, 3-K), Andy McGuire (1IP), and Brad Wilson (2IP, 2-K).
Saturday, July 21st POD goes to Jordan Romano
Our boy, Markham native, Jordan Romano picked up his first win since May 27th with 8 shutout innings. After a sensational start to the 2018 season, Romano struggled hard in June (0-4, 7.52 ERA). Good news. He turned things around in July with 3 starts of 6 innings or more, allowing one run, two runs, and no runs over his last three starts, including this one.
The 25-yr-old righty threw 57 of his 91 pitches for strikes with 5 groundball outs and 6 flyball outs. The first hit surrendered was a two-out single in the 2nd inning which was erased with a fly ball out to the next batter. Romano surrendered another two-out single in the 4th and a leadoff single in the 5th which cover the only baserunners allowed by the Fisher Cats starter.
After the 5th inning single, Romano retired the next 12 batters in a row before handing the ball over to Travis Bergen in the 9th inning for the save. Romano needed just 23 pitches to retire 9 batters between the 6th and 8th innings.
Overall, Jordan Romano improved to 10-4 with 3.56 ERA in 19 starts, including one with the Bisons. He has 39 walks and 98 strikeouts in 111.1 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average and maintaining a tidy 1.07 WHIP.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took it easy on Saturday with a rest day.
Bo Bichette did not play in the field on Saturday. Instead, he was the Fisher Cats designated hitter and batted out of the leadoff spot in the lineup. Bo had two strikeouts in five at-bats and now owns a .218 batting average in 13 games in July. Overall, Bichette is batting .269 with 26 doubles, 5 triples, 8 HR, and 51 RBI.
*Featured Image Credit: Ryan Mueller
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