Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap as well as Biggio and Groshans Updates
The Blue Jays minor league system had 4 games scheduled but mother nature only allowed one game to be played.
Buffalo Bisons (14-19)
Tuesday, May 14th starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-18)
Both games of the Fisher Cats and Fightin Phils doubler header were postponed due to rain.
Tuesday, May 14th starting pitcher- Zach Logue and Yennsy Diaz
Dunedin Blue Jays (19-14)
Tuesday, May 14th starting pitcher- TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (15-21)
The Lansing Lugnuts won 4 to 2, scoring more than 2 runs for the first time since winning 7 to 5 on May 5th. The Lugs went 6 games scoring 2 or fewer runs and were shutout in back-to-back game by a score of 6 to 0.
Starter- Josh Winckowski 7.0IP, 5H, R, BB, 4K on 81 pitches
H- Cre Finfrock (1)
SV- Jackson Rees (1)
Tuesday, May 14th starting pitcher- Josh Hiatt
- Lansing Lugnuts’ Nick Podkul (2-for-4, 2B, R, K), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-3, 3B, R, RBI), Mc Gregory Contreras (2-for-3, R, RBI), Josh Winckowski (see above).
Player of the Day
Monday, May 13th POD goes to Jackson Rees (see below)
Jackson Rees– the 24-yr-old non-drafted free agent earned his 1st career save. Jackson allowed a hit and a walk, striking out 2 batters in the 9th inning on Monday. The scoreless inning extended his scoreless streak to 16.0 innings (one unearned run). Opponents are batting .145 BA off the 6-foot-4 right-hander out of Aliso Viejo, CA. He’s surrendered 7 hits and 2 walks while setting down 29 batters via the 3rd strike. He owns a 0.53 WHIP, a .292 BABIP, a 0.05 FIP, and 0.22 xFIP. He is also a proud owner of an insane 8.00 GO/AO which he increased from 7.50 with another groundball out in Monday’s game. Rees has an outstanding 70.8GB%.
In 9 appearances, the Hawaii alumni has struck out 2 or more batters in each appearance. He struck out 8 batters over 5 innings on April 5th. He struck out 5 batters on May 1st during a 2IP relief appearance. Through 8 appearances, Rees was striking out 51.9% of the batters he faced for a 16.20K/9 rate.
Jackson Rees has not allowed a hit in 4-of-9 relief appearances. He walked one batter in his 2019 debut appearance on April 6th and one more 7 appearances later. Jackson Rees owns a 0.63 WHIP.
Nick Podkul On-Base Streak
The Lansing Lugnuts Nick Podkul extended his on-base streak to 22 games with a single and double in 4 plate appearances on Monday. He scored a run and struck out, batting .293 with a .423 on-base percentage.
The Biggio and Groshans Show
Cavan Biggio– and the Buffalo Bisons enjoyed a scheduled off day on Monday. Biggio is batting .327 with 3 doubles, a triple, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 27 walks, and 21 strikeouts. He owns a healthy 1.001 OPS, .215 ISO, and .437 wOBA. Cavan Biggio is walking 20% of the time and striking out 15.6% of the time for a 1.29 BB/K ratio.
Jordan Groshans– The 19-yr-old was penciled in to act as the Lansing Lugnuts DH and bat cleanup. Unfortunately, Jordan was removed from the game in the first inning prior to registering a plate appearance. This is definitely not good news. When on the field, Groshans is batting .337 with a .4127 OBP and .482 slugging percentage.
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