August 4th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Cal Stevenson’s streak ends at 36 games

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On Friday, August 3rd, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system had a couple game delayed/postponed due to weather, managing to go 3 and 2.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (49-60)

Game 1

The Herd lost 3 to 1

 

Starter- Matt Tracy 5.0IP, 9-H, 3-R, 3-BB, 3-K on 94 pitches

 

L- Tracy (0-1, 2.14 ERA)

 

Game 2

The Bisons won 6 to 4

 

HR- Richard Urena (4)

 

Starter- Thomas Pannone 4.2 IP, 5-H, 4-R, 3-BB, 7-K on 94 pitches

 

W- Conor Fisk (3-4, 3.02 ERA)

 

SV- Justin Shafer (11)

 

Sunday, August 5th starting pitcher- Nick Tepesch

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (63-46)

 

Game 1

The Fisher Cats won 7 to 2

 

HR- Gunnar Heidt (3)

 

Starter- Josh DeGraaf 5.0IP, 7-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 3-K on 70 pitches

 

W- DeGraaf (5-5, 4.50 ERA in AA)

 

Game 2

The Cats lost 8 to 1

 

Starter- Hector Perez 5.0 IP, 3-H, 2-R, 4-BB, 7-K on 82 pitches

 

L- Perez (0-1, 4.80 ERA in one start with NH and 3-5, 3.72 ERA in 22 games across A+ and AA_

 

Sunday, August 5th starting pitcher- TBD

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-51)

The D-Jays won 6 to 5

 

HR- Brock Lundquist (4)

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 5.0 IP, 6-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 9-K, and 1-HRA on 88 pitches

 

W-  Diaz (4-4, 3.95 ERA with the D-Jays)

 

H- William Ouellette (4), Jake Fishman (5), Claudio Custodio (1)

 

SV- Jackson McClelland (8)

 

Sunday, August 5th starting pitcher- Maverik Buffo

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (65-47)

The Bolts won 5 to 3

 

HR- Ryan Noda (15), Chavez Young (6)

 

Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0 IP, 8-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 5-K on 86 pitches

 

W- Brody Rodning (3-3, 7.88 ERA)

 

SV- Dany Jimenez (9)

 

Sunday, August 5th starting pitcher- Graham Spraker

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (26-24)

The C’s won 2 to 0

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 6.0 IP, 3-H, 0-R, 12BB, 7-K on 86 pitches

 

W- Winckowski (4-4, 2.96 ERA)

 

H- Pulido (1)

 

SV- Cobi Johnson (7)

 

Sunday, August 5th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (26-17)

 

Game 1

The Blue Jays won 5 to 0

 

HR- Alejandro Kirk (8)

 

Starter- Eric Pardinho 5.0 IP, 5-H, 1-BB, 6-K

 

W- Pardinho (3-2, 3.27 ERA)

 

SV- Andy McGuire (1)

 

Game 2

Bluefield lost 3 to 1

 

Starter- Cladio Galva 5.0 IP, 3-H, 1R, 1-BB, 6-K

 

L- Jackson Rees (0-1, 0.00 ERA)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (17-20)

The Blue Jays lost 5 to 2

 

Rehab Starter- Shawn Morimando 1.0 IP, 3-H, 1-R, 0-BB, 0-K

 

Rehab Starter- Francisco Rios 1.0 IP, 1-H, 1-R, 2-K, and 1-HRA

 

L- Rios (0-1, 9.00 ERA)

 

DSL Blue Jays (31-23)

The Blue Jays won 5 to 3

 

Starter- Lazaro Estrada 4.0-IP, 4-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 6-K, and 1-HRA

 

W- Nelfi Santos (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

SV- Pedro Guzman (2)

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

 

Saturday, August 4th POD goes to Cal Stevenson (see below)

 

Cal Stevenson On-Base Streak

Good news and bad news. Good news is that Stevenson extended his on-base streak to 36 games with a double and triple in Bluefield’s first game of a double dip on Saturday. Unfortunately, Stevenson’s streak will end after going 0-for-4 with no walks in game 2. So the streak ends on game 37.

 

Cal Stevenson receives today’s POD because of the streak and because of his performance in game 1. The 21-yr-old outfielder tripled to lead off the game for Blue Jays in the 1st inning and scored on Dominic Abbadessa groundball. Stevenson doubled in his next at-bat in the 3rd inning and scored on D.J. Neal‘s infield single to push Bluefield’s lead to 3 to 0. He would fly out in the 5th inning ending his game 1 at-bats.

 

In Game 2, Stevenson flew out to right field to lead off the game. He attempted to bunt his way on with 2-outs in the 3rd inning but didn’t get it far enough away from the catcher and was thrown out at 1st base. In the 6th inning, jumped on the first pitch and popped out to short.

 

With the game tied at 1-1, Cal Stevenson received an additional at-bat and a chance to extend his on-base streak in extra innings. The Braves took the lead in the top of the 8th inning with 2 runs. With 2-outs in the bottom half of the inning, Cal Stevenson stepped to the plate. He looked at strike one, then worked the count to 2-1, he fouled off the 4th pitch of the at-bat, and on the 5th pitch of the at-bat he sent a fly ball to left field which Justin Smith caught to end the game and Stevenson’s streak.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

Vladimir Guerrero Jr went hitless in Buffalo’s first game but did get on base with a walk. VGJ was much better in game 2 as he went a perfect2-for-2 with 2 walks, a run, and an RBI. The 19-yr-old is batting .364 with a double, 2-RBI, 7-BB, and 2-K in 5 Triple-A games.

 

Bo Bichette played both ends of the doubleheader, leading off both games and manning shortstop. Bo went 2-for-4 with 2-R, a double, and an RBI in game 1. He went 1-for-4, with a run scored and a stolen base in game 2. Bo is batting .333 over his last 10 games and picked up his first SB in over 10 games. Overall, he is batting .278 with 78 runs scored, 34 doubles, 62 RBI, and 28 SB.

 

 

 

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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.