2018 Blue Jays Minor League Playoffs: September 6th

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Trenton Thunder

 

The Fisher Cats take game 2 by a score of 10 to 4. New Hampshire holds a 2-0 lead in the series winning both games at home.

 

HR- Maz Pentecost

 

SB-Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Santiago Espinal

 

Starter- Hector Perez 3.1 IP, 6-H, 3-R, 2-BB, 3-K, and 2-HRA on 60 pitches.

 

Bullpen

Tayler Saucedo 3.2 IP, 1-H. 1-BB, 2-K on 43 pitches

Zach Jackson 0.1 IP, 1-H, 1-BB on 11 pitches

Dany Young 1.2 IP, 2-H, 1-R, 1-K on 21 pitches

 

W- Saucedo (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

SV- Young

 

Another exciting game in Manchester, NH. After the Thunder took a one-run lead in the 1st inning the Fisher Cats stormed back with a 3-run 1st inning. Back-to-back singles from Bo Bichette and Harold Ramirez set the stage for Max Pentecost. The Cats catcher jumped on the first pitch of the at-bat for a 3-run shot over the rightfield wall.

 

The Fisher Cats added two more in the 2nd inning. Forrest Wall and Bichette singled, putting runners on for Harold Ramirez. New Hampshire’s breakout outfielder took a 2-0 pitch to the gap in RF, clearing the bases and pushing the Fisher Cats advantage to 5-1.

 

Hector Perez was bounced from the game in the 4th inning. He surrendered a single and a home run to the first two batters of the inning. He got Jorge Saez to strike out but was removed after walking Rashad Crawford. Tayler Saucedo came on in place of Perez and got Chris Rabago to ground into an inning-ending double play on just two pitches.

 

NH put the game out of reach in with two runs in the 6th inning. Gunnar Heidt single to lead off the inning, Bichette reached on a HBP, and Harold Ramirez loaded the bases with a groundball single. Everyone was expecting a big blast with Biggio stepping the plate but it was a single that scored Heidt and Bichette to give the Fisher Cats a 7 to 3 lead.

 

You can never have too many runs, so the Cats added three more in the 8th inning. A walk, a stolen base, another walk, and another walk loaded the bases for Joshua Palacios. The 2018 Florida State League RBI leader (78) ripped a 0-1 pitch to center field for a bases-clearing triple.

 

Trenton Thunder added a run in the top of the 9th. The final score of 10 to 4.

 

Bo Bichette finished 3-for-3 with 4 runs scored, a walk, and a SB.

 

Friday, September 7th starter- Jordan Romano

 

Lansing Lugnuts vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods

 

The Lugs fall 4 to 3 and are in the hole 0-2 in the series.

 

SB- Reggie Pruitt

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 7.0 IP, 6-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 3-K, and 1-HRA on 100 pitches.

 

Bullpen

Brayden Bouchey 1.0 IP, 0-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 1-K on 26 pitches

 

L- Spraker (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

 

Lansing opened the scoring in the 2nd inning. Ryan Noda stroked a leadoff single and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. With two-outs, Vinny Capra singled to left field bringing Noda home.

 

Lansing surrendered the lead in the 4th inning courtesy of a Moise Gomez 2-run homer off Graham Spraker. The Hot Rods added another run in the 6th inning and 8th inning to extend their lead to 4 to 1.

 

The Lugs were not about to go quietly, scoring 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning. Samad Taylor and Norberto Obeso collected back-to-back singles to start the final frame. Taylor advanced to 3rd base on a Chavez Young flyball. Ryan Noda brought Taylor home with a sac fly to center field. With Obeso still on the pond at 2nd base, Brandon Grudzielanek singled to center to pull Lansing to within one run. Unfortunately, Ryan Gold jumped at the first pitch, hitting a fly ball to end the game.

 

Friday, September 7th starter- Kyle Weatherly

 

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

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.