August 2nd Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Lantigua guides Bluefield to doubleheader sweep

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On Thursday, August 2nd, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 5 and 5 with a pair of doubleheaders in the low minors.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (48-58)

The Herd lost 6 to 4

 

HR- Jonathan Davis (2) and Tim Lopes (1)

 

Starter- Jacob Waguespack 6.1IP, 8-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 12-K, and 1-HRA on 92 pitches

 

L- Waguespack (3-6, 5.13 ERA)

 

Friday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Matt Tracy

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-45)

The Fisher Cats lost 20 to 8

 

Starter- Jordan Romano 4.0IP, 6-H, 7-R, 0-BB, 4-K on 66 pitches

 

L- Romano (10-5, 3.43 ERA)

 

Friday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Josh DeGraaf

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (57-51)

The D-Jays won 2 to 1

 

Starter- Patrick Murphy 6.0 IP, 3-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 7-K on 76 pitches

 

W- Ty Tice (5-3, 2.80 ERA with the D-Jays)

 

H- Jonathan Cheshire (4)

 

BSV- Jake Fishman (3)

 

Friday, August 3rd starting pitcher- TBD

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (64-46)

The Bolts won 8 to 6

 

HR- Ryan Noda (14)

 

Starter- Matt Gunter 5.0 IP, 6-H, 4-R, 2-BB, 2-K, and 2-HRA on 79 pitches

 

W- Gunter (3-4, 5.18 ERA)

 

H- Emerson Jimenez (2)

 

SV- Brayden Bouchey (2)

 

Friday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Jordan Barrett

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (24-24)

The C’s lost 7 to 4

 

Starter-Jose Espada 5.0 IP, 6-H, 5-R, 4-BB, 4-K, and 1-HRA on 80 pitches

 

L- Espada (2-4, 3.97 ERA)

 

Friday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Randy Pondler

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (24-17)

 

Game 1

The Blue Jays 9 to 2

 

HR- DJ Neal (1)

 

Starter- Troy Watson 4.0 IP, 0-H, 0-R, 3-BB, 3-K on 56 pitches

 

Game 2

The Blue Jays 6 to 1

 

HR- Alejandro Kirk (7)

 

Starter- Adams Cuevas 4.0 IP, 1-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 3-K, and 1-HRA on 59 pitches

 

W- Nicolas Medina (2-0, 0.00)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (17-18)

The Blue Jays lost 5 to 4

 

Starter- Rafael Monsion 5.0 IP, 5-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 6-K

 

L- Meliton Reyes (0-3, 5.54 ERA)

 

DSL Blue Jays (29-23)

 

Game 1

The Blue Jays won 7 to 5

 

Starter- Ronald Govea 5.0 IP, 4-H, 3-R, 2-BB, 3-K

 

W- Govea (3-0, 1.38 ERA)

 

Game 2

The Blue Jays lost 3 to 2

 

Starter- Adrian Hernandez 5.0IP, 7-H, 3-R, 2-R, 2-BB, 6-K

 

L- Hernandez (2-1, 2.63 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

 

Thursday, August 2nd POD goes to Rafael Lantigua

 

The 20-yr-old IFA is swinging a white-hot bat. He is riding a 7-game hit streak, a 25-game on-base streak, and 3-game multi-hit streak, two of which occurred on Thursday.

 

In Game 1, the Bluefield Blue Jays infielder went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a double, a walk, and three runs batted in.

 

In Game 2, the native of Puerto Plata, DR, picked up another double and single, going 2-for-2 with a run scored, and walk. All said, Lantigua finished Thursday with 4-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, three runs scored, three RBI, and a pair of walks.

 

Overall, the 5-foot-8 right-handed bat is slashing .379/.471/.494 with 5 doubles, a triple, a HR, and 15 RBI in 25 games played as a member of the Bluefield Blue Jays

 

Cal Stevenson On-Base Streak

Cal Stevenson extends his on-base streak to 35 games with a single in two at-bats, a pair of walks, and a strikeout in game 2 with the Bluefield Blue Jays on Thursday. Cal is batting .330 with a .509 OBP.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. manned 3rd base and went 1-for-3, with a double, and a BB. He also made a baserunning mistake rounding third and was caught in a rundown.

 

Bo Bichette played SS and batted 2nd for the Fisher Cats. He went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Bo is batting .276 with 33 doubles and 61 RBI.

 

 

 

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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.