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On Thursday, April 11th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 1-for-3.
Buffalo Bisons (2-5)
The Herd lost 9 to 8 after fighting their way back from an 8 to 1 deficit.
Starter- Shawn Morimando 2.2IP, 8H, 7R, 2BB, K, HRA on 75 pitches
L- Derek Law (0-1, 3.86ERA)
Friday, April 12th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3-4)
The Fisher Cats lost 10 to 5 in the opener against the Yard Goats.
HR- Kevin Smith (1)
Starter- Hector Perez 3.0IP, 8-H, 7-R, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 66 pitches
L- Perez (0-1, 15.19ERA)
Friday, April 12th starting pitcher- Zach Logue
Dunedin Blue Jays (5-3)
The D-Jays won 5-0 after being shutout in the last two games.
Starter- Nick Allgeyer 5.0 IP, 2-H, 5-K on 86 pitches
W- Allgeyer (1-1, 1.86 ERA)
H- Kyle Weatherly (2)
Friday, April 12th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon
Lansing Lugnuts (3-5)
The Bolts dropped their third straight with 7 to 3 loss to the Whitecaps.
Starter- Josh Hiatt 4.0IP, 4-H, 3-R, 4-BB, 3-K, and 1-HRA on 69 pitches
L- Hiatt (0-1, 5.87 ERA)
Friday, April 12th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer
- The Herd’s Eric Sogard, Vladdy (see below), Cavan Biggio (2-for-4, 2R, 2B, BB, SB), Corey Copping (2IP, 0H, BB, 5K), and Justin Shafer (2.0IP, 0H, BB, 3K)
- The Fisher Cats’ Kevin Smith (3-for-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI), Alberto Mineo (2-for-5, R, 2K), Nash Knight (3-for-5, R, RBI, K), Forrest Wall (3-for-4, R, 2B)
- The D-Jays’ Cullen Large (1-for-3, 2R, HR, RBI, BB, K), Ryan Noda (2-for-4, R, HR, 2RBI, K)
- The Bolt’s Mike Pascoe (2.1IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K). Dominic Abbedessa (2-for-4, 3B, RBI), Johnny Aiello (2-for-3, RBI, CS), Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K, SB).
Player of the Day
Thursday, April 11th POD goes to Anthony Alford.
The talented center fielder provided the Buffalo Bisons with some late game heroics. After a 3-run HR off the bat of Guerrero in the 5th inning to pull the Herd to with 4 runs (8-4), Alford hit an RBI double, scoring Biggio to cut the lead to 8 to 5. He was at it again in the 7th inning, blasting a 3-run HR over the left field wall, his 2nd home run of the year, scoring Vladdy and Biggio to knot the game up at 8-8 in the 7th inning.
It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Anthony Alford on the evening as he struck out 3 times and was caught stealing. For the year, he is batting .292 with a double, a triple, a pair of HR, 8 RBI, 1-for-3 in stolen base attempts, and 1/10 BB/K. He has three 2-hit games in his 6 games played this year.
The Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. played his first Triple-A game of 2019, appearing as the Bisons’ DH on Thursday. Vladdy wasted little time making an impression going 2-for-4, with 2 runs, a double, his first longball of the year, 4 runs batted in, a walk, and a stolen base.
Bo Bichette leadoff for Buffalo and played SS. He went 1-for-5 with a run scored and owns a .138 batting average.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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