Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Friday, August 31st, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 2 and 4 with the Bluefield Blue Jays starting their playoff run with a come from behind win over Princeton.
Buffalo Bisons (61-74)
The Herd lost 7 to 4
HR- Richard Urena (5)
Starter- Brandon Cumpton 6.0 IP, 9-H, 7-R, 3-BB, 2-K, and 1-HRA on 89 pitches
L- Cumpton (2-5, 6.15 ERA)
Saturday, September 1st starting pitcher- Zach Stewart
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (75-60)
The Fisher Cats lost 3 to 1
Starter- T.J. Zeuch 5.0 IP, 6-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 4-K on 68 pitches
L- Zeuch (9-5, 3.08 ERA)
Saturday, September 1st starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo
Dunedin Blue Jays (68-67)
The D-Jays won 8 to 1
Starter- Zach Logue 5.0IP, 3-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 5-K on 80 pitches
W- Logue (9-3, 3.41 ERA)
Saturday, September 1st starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz
Lansing Lugnuts (80-57)
The Lugs lost 3 to 2 in extra innings
Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0IP, 3-H, 2-R, 2-BB, 4-K on 63 pitches
L- Brayden Bouchey (4-2, 4.05 ERA)
Saturday, September 1st starting pitcher- Graham Spraker
Vancouver Canadians (39-34)
The C’s lost 9 to 3
Starter- Randy Pondler 1.2 IP, 4-H, 4-R, 3-BB, 1-K on 58 pitches
L- Pondler (5-5, 2.90 ERA)
Saturday, September 1st starting pitcher- TBD
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (42-26)
Won game 1, 12 to 7, in the best 0f three series.
Starter- Eric Pardinho 1.0IP, 3-H, 6-R, 4-BB, 0-K, 2-HRA on 39 pitches
W- Nicolas Medina (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
SV- Andy McGuire (1)
GCL Blue Jays (24-29)
DSL Blue Jays (41-31)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Anthony Alford (2-for-4, 2B, RBI), Rowdy Tellez and Dwight Smith Jr. (each hit a double)
- The Cats’ Harold Ramirez (3-for-4, R, 2B, 2-SB), Forrest Wall (2-for-3, SB), and Francisco Rios (2IP, 3-K)
- The D-Jays’ Joshua Palacios (2-for-4, R, 2B, 3-RBI, BB), Brock Lundquist (2-for-5, 2B, RBI), Riley Adams (0-for-2, R, 3-BB), Ivan Castillo (2-for-4, 2-R, 3B, 2-RBI), Rodrigo Orozco (1-for-2, 2-R, RBI, 2-BB), and Nash Knight (2-for-3, R, 2B, BB)
- The Bolt’s Chavez Young (1-for-2, R, 3-BB, 3-SB)
- C’s Jesus Severino (2-for-4, R, 2-2B, RBI)
- Bluefields’ DJ Neal (3-for-5, 3-R, 2B, 2-RBI, SB), Alejandro Kirk (2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI), Jordan Groshans (3-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-4, 2B, BB), Luis De Los Santos (3-for-5, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI), Nicolas Medina (4.1IP, 3-H, BB, 2-K), and Andy McGuire (2.1IP, 2-K)
Friday, August 31st POD goes to Richard Urena
The 22-yr-old Urena hasn’t had a great year in 22018. He’s struggled in Buffalo, spent some time on the disabled list, and struggled to solidify himself a spot on Toronto’s 25-man roster. All that aside, Buffalo’s shortstop and number 6 hitter came up big on Friday.
Urena singled but didn’t score in the 1st inning, a shot off the pitcher which he legged out. His next at-bat was a 4th inning leadoff double (9); unfortunately, the Bisons went down 1-2-3 leaving him stranded at 3rd base.
With the game out of reach, 7 to 2, Richard Urena jumped on the first pitch he saw in the 8th inning from Chris Smith for a 2-run homer to right field. In 62 game with the Bisons, Urena is batting just .214 with 28 runs scored, 9 doubles, 3 triples, and 5 HR while driving in 28 runs.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returned to the lineup, playing 3rd base and batting 3rd for the Bisons. He picked up a first-inning RBI double (6) putting the Herd on the board 1 to 0. Vlad scored Buffalo’s 2nd run on Anthony Alford’s 22nd double. He finished 1-for-4.
Bo Bichette went hitless with 3 strikeouts.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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