July 29th Blue Jays Minor League: Eduard Pinto helps Fisher Cats to victory

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On Sunday, July 29th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 4.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (47-55)

 

Game 1

Buffalo won 2 to 1

 

Starter- Zach Stewart 5.0 IP, 4-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 3-K 91 pitches

 

W- Stewart (1-0, 4.60 ERA)

 

SV- Justin Shafer (9)

 

Game 2

Bisons lost 2 to 0

 

Starter- Matt Tracy 6.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 4-BB, 4-K

 

L- Craig Breslow (0-1, 6.48 ERA)

 

Monday, July 30th starting pitcher- Thomas Pannone

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (60-44)

The Fisher Cats won 8 to 1

 

HR- Harold Ramirez (7) and Eduard Pinto (2)

 

Starter- T.J. Zeuch 6.0 IP, 5-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 5-K on 62 pitches

 

W- Zeuch (7-4, 3.32 ERA)

 

Monday, July 30th starting pitcher- no game

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (54-51)

The D-Jays won 3 to 2

 

HR- Kevin Smith (12)

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0 IP, 6-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 1-K, and 1-HRA on 93 pitches

 

W- Ty Tice (4-3, 2.91 ERA)

 

SV- Jake Fishman (7)

 

Monday, July 30th starting pitching- no game

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (60-46)

The Bolts lost 8 to 2

 

Starter- Jordan Barrett 3.1 IP, 9-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 0-K on 68 pitches

 

L- Jordan Barrett (1-2, 5.40 ERA)

 

Monday, July 30th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (23-21)

The Canadians won 8 to 1

 

HR- Jake Brodt (2)

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 7.0 IP, 9-H, 1-R, 0-BB, 4-K on 73 pitches

 

W- Winckowski (3-4, 3.40 ERA)

 

H- Fitz Stadler (4)

 

Monday, July 30th starting pitcher- Elio Silva

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (23-16)

Finishing yesterday’s game. Blue Jays lost 6 to 5

 

HR- Cal Stevenson (1) and Jose Theran (1)

 

Starter- Eric Pardinho 2.2IP, 8-H, 5-R, 4-BB, 2-K, and 1-HRA

 

L- Andy McGuire (0-1, 0.87 ERA)

 

Scheduled game. Blue Jays lost 8 to 5

 

Starter- Claudio Galva 3.0 IP, 8-H, 6-R, 2-BB, and 1-HRA

 

L- Galva (3-2, 4.41 ERA)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (15-16)

No game

 

DSL Blue Jays (26-22)

No game

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

  • Buffalo’sBilly McKinney (3-for-5, BB). McKinney’s breaking up the Indians bid for a no-hitter. His 4th inning single was the Bisons only hit.
  • NH’s Max Pentecost (3-for-4, 2-R, 2B, RBI), Santiago Espinal (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI), Jon Berti (2-for-4, R), Harold Ramirez (1-for-5, R, HR, RBI), and Zeuch (see above)
  • The D-Jays Joshua Palacios (2-for-4, 2B), Kevin Smith (1-for-4, R, HR, RBI), David Jacob (0-for-2, RBI, 2-BB), Ty Tice (2IP, H, 2-K)
  • The C’s Griffin Conine (2-for-4, R, 2B), Christopher Bec (2-for-3, 2R, BB), Nick Podkul (1-for-3, R, 2B, 3-RBI, BB), Jake Brodt (1-for-4, R, HR, 4-RBI), Winckowski (see above).
  • Bluefield Alejandro Kirk (2-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB), Luis De Los Santos (2-for-4, R, 2B), Cal Stevenson (see below), Dominic Abbadessa (2-for-5), DJ Neal (2-for-5), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-4, R, 3B, RBI, BB), and Jose Theran (2-for-3, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI)

 

Sunday, July 29th POD goes to Eduard Pinto

The 23-yr-old outfielder has struggled in a Fisher Cats uniform since being promoted from Dunedin a month ago but not on Sunday.

 

Pinto played RF and batted 8th in the Fisher Cats lineup. His first at-bat came in the 3rd inning, a pop out to the shortstop. In the 4th inning, Pinto came to the plate with 2-outs and Santiago Espinal on 2nd base. He hit a 1-2 pitch over the right-field wall for his 2nd HR with NH and 4th of the year. Pinto’s HR put the Fisher Cats up 5 to 0.

 

Eduard Pinto had his third at-bat in the 6th inning with 2-on and 2-out and a new pitcher on the mound after Mitch Horacek replaced Evan Grills. Pinto promptly hit a 1-1 pitch to right-field for a 2-run double (2) pushing the Fisher Cats lead to 7-0.

 

Pinto struck out in the 8th inning to end his day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double, a HR, and 4 runs batted in. He is batting just .233 over his last 10 games and .238 in 18 AA games after batting .308 with a .766 OPS in Dunedin.

 

Cal Stevenson On-Base Streak

Cal Stevenson and the Bluefield Blue Jays finished Saturday’s game which was suspended due to power. Stevenson homered and singled prior to the power going out, extending his on-base streak.

 

In Sunday’s scheduled game, Cal doubled (5) in his 3rd at-bat in the 5th inning to extend his on-base streak to 33 games. The 21-yr-old outfielder is batting .387 with 9 walks over his last 10 games.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did not play since he will be attending Sunday’s HOF inductions. VGJ will be heading to the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday, so his time in NH is done. He finishes his Fisher Cats career, hopefully, with a .402 batting average, .449 OBP, and .671 while driving in 60 RBI and crushing 14 HR.

 

Bo Bichette picked up a single to lead off the game; unfortunately, he went 0-for-4 with a pair strikeouts the rest of the game. He is riding a 4-game hit streak and is batting .295 over his last 10 games. Overall, Bichette is batting .272 with a .779 OPS, 30 doubles, 6 triples, and 10 HR.

He hasn’t stolen a base since July 18th and is sitting on an impressive 27 stolen bases

 

 

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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.