Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Wednesday, August 8th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 3 with a bunch of HR.
Buffalo Bisons (51-61)
The Herd won 6 to 1
Starter- Jacob Waguespack 5.1 IP, 4H, 1R, BB, 6K on 99 pitches
W- Waguespack (4-6, 4.71 ERA)
H- Jose Fernandez (2)
Thursday, August 9th starting pitcher- Matt Tracy
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (64-47)
The Cats lost 13 to 6
Starter- Jordan Romano 4.0IP, 9H, 7R, 7K, and 2-HRA on 85 pitches
L- Romano (10-6, 3.62 ERA)
Thursday, August 9th starting pitcher- Hector Perez
Dunedin Blue Jays (60-54)
The D-Jays lost 10 to 3
HR- Ivan Castillo (2)
Starter- Zach Logue 2.0 IP, 10-H, 9-R, 0-BB, 2-K, and 1-HRA on 61 pitches
L- Logue (7-3, 3.62 ERA)
Thursday, August 9th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz
Lansing Lugnuts (68-47)
The Nuts won 5 to 4
Starter- Matt Gunter 6.0-IP, 8-H, 3-R, 2-K on 71 pitches
H- Brayden Bouchey (2)
SV- Dany Jimenez (10)
Thursday, August 9th starting pitcher- Jordan Barrett
Vancouver Canadians (27-24)
Thursday, August 9th starting pitcher- TBD
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (29-19)
Bluefield won 12 to 7
HR- DJ Neal (2) and Luis De Los Santos (5)
Starter- Felipe Castaneda 2.2 IP, 4-H, 3-R, 5-BB, 3-K on 75 pitches
W- Nicolas Medina (3-1, 1.80 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (19-21)
The Blue Jays lost 4 to 3
Starter- Rafael Monsion 5.1IP, 7-H, 4-R, BB, 3-K
Rehab- Shawn Morimando 2.0IP, 1-H, 2-K
L- Monsion (4-2, 4.46 ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (33-24)
The Blue Jays won 8 to 5
HR- Geyber Jimenez (1)
Starter- Adrian Hernandez 4.1 IP, 5-H, 3-R, 2-BB, 3-K
W- Pedro Guzman (2-6, 5.40 ERA)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s VGJ (see below), and Waguespack (see above)
- NH’s Bo Bichette (see below), Harold Ramirez (2-for-5, 2-R, 2B, HR, RBI), Cavan Biggio (2-for-3, R, HR, RBI, 2-BB), Eduard Pinto 2-for-4, R)
- The D-Jays’ Ivan Castillo (solo HR), Kevin Smith (2-for-4, R, RBI), Chad Spanberger (2-for-3, RBI, BB), Joshua Palacios (2-for-3, 2-R, 2B, 2-BB)
- The Bolts’ Samad Taylor (3-for-5, 2B), Norberto Obeso (2-for-5, RBI), Brandon Grudzielanek (2-for-4, 2-R,), Jesus Navarro (3-for-4, R, 2B, RBI)
- Bluefield’s Rafael Lantigua (1-for-3, 2-R, 2B, 2-RBI, BB), DJ Neal (2-for-5, 3-R, HR, 3-RBI), SB), Dominic Abbadessa (1-for-5, 3-R, RBI, 3-SB), Luis De Los Santos (2-for-5, R, HR, RBI, SB), and Hagen Danner (2-for-4, R, 2-2B, RBI)
- GLC’s Troy Squires (2-for-4, R, 3B) and Aldo Ovando (2-for-3, R, 3B, RBI)
- DSL’s Jhon Solarte (3-for-5), Jose Rivas (2-for-5, 2-R), Miguel Hiraldo (1-for-4, 2-R, 2B, BB), Pedro Hurtado (2-for-4, R, 2B, 3-RBI, BB), and Geyber Jimenez (1-HR, 3-RBI)
Wednesday, August 8th POD goes to Reese McGuire
Bisons’ catcher Danny Jansen has received most of the media hype and attention in Buffalo this season. Rightly so, he appears destined for the major leagues. With all this attention on the shoulders of Jansen, Reese McGuire has worked in the shadows. The 2018 season has had its ups and downs for the 23-yr-old catcher but it appears that he is set to finish the season strong batting .313 in five August games.
The former 1st round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates had a big day at the plate hitting his 6th home run and his 6th double of the season while driving in RBI’s 29 and 30. Reese caught and batted 7th for the Herd.
In his first at-bat, McGuire sent a fly ball to CF for the first out of the 2nd inning. He hit a ground ball to 3rd baseman Austin Riley in his 2nd AB in the 4th for the 2nd out of the inning. With the scored 3 to 1 for the good guys, Reese McGuire jumped on the first pitch he saw in the 6th inning, depositing the ball over the rightfield wall for a 2-run shot. Rowdy Tellez reached on an error so McGuire was only credited with an RBI.
His final AB came in the 8th inning with Danny Jansen (BB) standing at 3rd base and 2-outs. McGuire wasted no time, once again jumping on the first pitch, sending a ball to LF for his 6th double. Danny Jansen easily scored from 3rd base to push the lead to 6 to 1.
Overall, the glove first catcher is slashing .240/.322/.345.
Not his HR from yesterday’s game but definitely worth a watch.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. played 3rd base and batted 3rd for the Bisons. VGJ had another 3-hit game, scoring a pair of runs while picking up a double and his first AAA HR. Vladdy also drove in a pair of runs and is now batting .455 in Triple-A.
Bo Bichette batted out of the leadoff spot and played SS for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Bo collected hits 123 and 124 with two singles, RBI #64, and three strikeouts. Bo is batting .400 over his last 10 games and .282 overall.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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