Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vladdy and Bo Updates
Hello everyone and welcome back for the 2019 minor league season. It was a long offseason with some interesting moves made and plenty of new faces added to the system. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to longtime minor league Blue Jays Jon Berti, Jason Leblebijian, and Juan Kelly. Also gone: Harold Ramirez (FA), Tim Lopes (FA), Connor Panas (Traded), Rodrigo Orozco (Traded), Yeltsin Gudino (Traded), Travis Bergen (Rule 5), Jose Fernandez (Waivers), and many more.
There may have been lots of changes in the minor league system; however, after a quiet offseason from this guy, I am fired up and ready to pound out your daily dose of minor league recaps. If you a regular, you know what to expect. If you are new to JFtC and my MiLB Recaps then let me get you started. I will do my best to have recaps of all games played by Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates the following morning. You will get the teams record, each starting pitcher pitching line, the winning/losing pitcher, holds and saves/blown saves, and home runs hit.
You will also get Top Performers from each level (decided by me), Player of the Day (decided by me), and we finish you off by checking in with what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette are up to. Vladdy will be replaced once he heads north, likely replaced with Cavan Biggio or whichever Top Prospect is tearing up.
This season I will attempt to keep a closer eye on streaks as done with Cal Stevenson and his OBP steak from last year. This will be a ‘time permitting’ task.
I apologize for any mistakes I will, not might, will make over the summer. I tend to forget to change the date on the following day starting pitcher or Player of the Day and occasionally I’ve screwed up by not changing the date in the title.
Let’s get to it. (Don’t worry, I’ll only keep this intro for the first couple days)
On Saturday, April 6th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 1-for-4 with the Buffalo Bisons being the lone victors.
Buffalo Bisons (2-1)
The Herd won 10 to 8
Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 3.0IP, 5-H, 8-R, 4-BB, 4-K, and 2-HRA on 73 pitches
W- Jordan Romano (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
H- Derek Law (1)
SV- Danny Barnes (1)
Sunday, April 7th starting pitcher- Clay Buchholtz
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (1-2)
The Fisher Cats fell 4 to 2 in 12 innings.
Starter- Zach Logue 6.0 IP, 2-H, 1-R, 5-K on 82 pitches
L- Ty Tice (0-1, 2.70 ERA)
BSV- Andrew Case (1)
Sunday, April 7th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz
Dunedin Blue Jays (2-1)
The D-Jays lost 8 to 3
Starter- Nick Allgeyer 4.2 IP, 6-H, 3-R, 0-BB, 8-K, and 1-HRA on 86 pitches
L- Allegeyer (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
Sunday, April 7th starting pitcher- TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (1-2)
The Lugs lost 8 to 4
HR- Hagen Danner (1)
Starter- Juan De Paula 3.1IP, 4-H, 3-R, 3-BB, 1-K, and 1-HRA on 66 pitches
L- De Paula (0-1, 8.10 ERA)
Sunday, April 7th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer
Top Performers: (I’ll get pickier as the season goes on)
- The Herd’s Eric Sogard (2-for-4, 3-R, HR, 3-RBI, BB), Alford (1-for-4, R, 3-RBI, HR, BB, K), Cavan Biggio (1-doe-2, 2-R, 3B, 3-BB, K), Jordan Patterson (1-for-4, 2-RBI, BB, 2K), Andy Burns (2-for-3, 2-RBI, BB, K), and Roemon Fields (3-for-4, 2-R)
- The Cats’ Nash Knight (2-for-6, 2B, R, SB, 3K), Alberto Mineo (2-for-5, 2B, BB, 2K), Viny Capra (1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2-BB, SB), Joshua Palacios (1-for-4, R, 2BB, SB), Chad Spanberger (1-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2BB, K, SB), and Zach Logue (see above)
- The Bolt’s Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K, 2-SB), Hagen Danner (1-for-4, solo HR, K), Mc Gregory Contreras (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, K), and Jackson Rees (2.0IP, H, BB, 3K on 28 pitches in relief).
Player of the Day
Saturday, April 6th POD goes to the Bisons bullpen.
Down 7-3 in the 4th inning, runners on 1st and 2nd, no outs, Jordan Romano took over for Sean Reid-Foley. Romano got the first batter to pop out before surrendering a sac fly to push the score to 8-3. He got out of the inning with a strikeout. Romano surrendered a pair of walks in the 5th inning but out of the inning unscathed. He got a 1-2-3 inning in the 6th.
Romano tossed 3 innings of no-hit relief, surrendering a pair of walks and striking out 3 batters on 44 pitches.
Derek Law took over in the 7th, sandwiching a groundout between two swinging strike 3 calls. He started the 8th inning off with a pair of groundball before be pulled after walking Billy Burns on a 3-1 count and allowing Trey Amburgey to single.
Derek Law- 1.2IP, 1-H, BB, 2-K on 31 pitches
Danny Barnes needed just three pitches to get a ground ball and hold the Bisons’ 10-8 lead. Barnes pitches a clean 9th inducing a couple of flyouts to Roemon Fields and a pop out to Andy Burns on the first base side of the diamond.
Danny Barnes- 1.1IP, 0-H, 0-BB, 0-K on 12 pitches.
The trio of Bison relievers pitched six innings of one-hit relief and allowed the Herd’s offensive to take the lead and earn the win.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. played 3rd and batted for 4th for the D-Jays. He went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
Bo Bichette played SS and batted leadoff for the Bisons. He went 0-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and a strikeout. He walked and scored on Sogard’s 4th inning HR.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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