August 19th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Josh Winckowski and the C’s shutout Spokane again

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On Sunday, August 19th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 5 and 1.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (58-65)

The Herd won 4 to 2

 

HR- Jonathan Davis (3)

Starter- Mike Hauschild 5.2 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 4-K, and 1-HRA on 84 pitches

 

W- Danny Barnes (1-1, 5.87 ERA)

 

H- Craig Breslow (2)

 

SV- Jose Fernandez (2)

 

Monday, August 20th starting pitcher- No Game

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (69-53)

The Fisher Cats won 12 to 1

 

HR- Louder Gurriel Jr. (7), Jon Berti (5), and Max Pentecost (2)

 

Starter- Jordan Romano 5.2 IP, 3-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 6-K on 93 pitches

 

W- Romano (11-7, 3.57 ERA)

 

Monday, August 20th starting pitcher- Hector Perez

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (62-63)

The D-Jays lost 5 to 3

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 4.1 IP, 7-H, 2-R, 3-BB, 1-K on 91 pitches

 

L- William Ouellette (0-1, 3.86 ERA with the D-Jays)

 

Monday, August 20th starting pitcher- no game

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (73-52)

The Nut won 5 to 3

 

Starter- Jordan Barrett 5.0-IP, 4-H, 1-R, 3-BB, 5-K on 85 pitches

 

W- Barrett (3-2, 3.73 ERA)

 

H- Emerson Jimenez (3)

 

SV- Brody Rodning (5)

 

Monday, August 20th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (34-28)

The C’s won 4 to 0

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 7.0 IP, 4-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 6-K on 78 pitches

 

W- Fitz Stadler (2-2, 2.12 ERA)

 

Monday, August 20th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (35-22)

The Blue Jays won 4 to 3

 

HR- DJ Neal (4)

 

Starter- Adams Cuevas 5.0IP, 5-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 5-K on 58 pitches

 

W- Sean Rackoski (7-2, 3.18 ERA)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (22-25)

No Game

 

DSL Blue Jays (38-27)

No Game

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

  • The Herd’s Jonathan Davis (solo HR), Reese McGuire (3-for-4, R, 2B, RBI)
  • The Cats’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2-for-6, R, HR, 3-RBI), Jon Berti (2-for-4, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI, SB), Max Pentecost (3-for-5, R, HR, 2-RBI), Connor Panas (2-for-4, 2-R, RBI, BB), Andrew Guillotte (2-for-3, 2-R, 2B, 2-RBI), and Romano (see above)
  • The D-Jays’ Rodrigo Orozco (2-for-4, R)
  • Lansing’s Reggie Pruitt (3-for-4, R, 2B, RBI), Ryan Noda (2-for-4, R, 2B, 3B), Brayan Lizardo (2-for-4, R, RBI), Jesus Navarro (2-for-4, RBI), and Barrett (see above)
  • The C’s Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-4, 2-RBI)
  • Bluefield’s Cal Stevenson (2-for-3, 2-R, 2-RBI, 2-BB), Dominic Abbadessa (3-for-5, R, 3-RBI, SB), ALejandro Kirk (3-for-5, 2B, RBI), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-4, RBI, BB), Luis De Los Santos (3-for-4, 2-R, 2B, SB), and Andy McGuire (0-for-2, 2-R, 2-BB)

 

Sunday, August 19th POD goes to Josh Winckowski

Like his fellow rotation member, Randy Pondler, Josh Winckowski blanked the Spokane Indians 4 to 0. Winckowski was more dominant than Pondler, going deeper into the game and commanding the strike zone.

The 20-yr-old Winckowski tossed 56 of his 78 pitches for strikes. He generated six groundball outs and four flyball outs while finishing with an 80 game score.

 

A 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher from Estero, FL, Winckowski carried a no-hitter in the 4th inning, retiring 11 batters in a row. With 2-outs in the 4th, Kevin Medoza doubled to right field for the Indians first hit and base runner. Winckowski got the batter to fly out to right field to end the inning.

 

The 2016 15th round selection gave up double, with one out, in the 5th but got a called third strike and a swinging strikeout to end the frame. He allowed a two-out single the 6th and a leadoff double in the 7th but came out unscathed. He finished his strong outing with a punch out to strand Isaias Quiroz at 3rd base, the only baserunner to make it past 2nd base.

 

Josh Winckowski is 4-4 with a 2.29 ERA in 11 starts for Vancouver. He has 57 strikeouts and 12 walks in 59.0 innings. He’s held opponents to a .252 batting average while sporting a tidy 1.19 WHIP and 1.58 GO/AO.

 

Josh is pitching deeper into games in his last 4 starts. He has pitched 7.0, 6.0, 6.0, and now 7.0, picking up two wins and two no-decisions during this run.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. played 3rd and batted 3rd on Sunday. He went 1-for-4, with a run in the Bisons win. Vladdy is batting a woeful .339 in Triple-A.

 

Bo Bichette was back batting in the 3rd spot of the lineup but returned to 2nd base with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. manning SS. Bo went 2-for-4, with two runs and a walk. Bichette is batting .277 and leading the league in most offensive cats.

 

 

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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.