May 19th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Obeso comes up big in Game 2

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 1-for-4 with Dunedin playing a double dip and a rain-postponed game for Lansing.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (16-23)

 

The Herd lost 7 to 3, allowing a run or two in each of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Andrew Sopko 5.1IP, 9H, 4R, 1BB, 1K, and 3HRA on 88 pitches

 

L- Sopko (0-1, 3.27ERA)

 

Tuesday, May 21st starting pitcher- TBD

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-22)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 5 to 4, scoring a run in the 2nd inning, 2 runs in the 4th inning, and a run in the 5th inning. The Fisher Cats committed 2 errors and collected 9 hits.

 

HR- Patrick Kivlehan (1)

 

Starter- Nate Pearson 4.0IP, 7H, 3R, 2BB, 6K, and 1HRA on 78 pitches

 

BSV- Ty Tice (2)

 

L- Bryan Baker (1-2, 1.98ERA)

 

Tuesday, May 21st starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy (I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s promoted to be Buffalo’s SP)

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (23-18)

 

GM1

The D-Jays were roughed up by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 9 to 1. The D-Jays were held to just 4 hits.

 

HR- Cullen Large (3)

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 4.0IP, 9H, 6R, 3BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 83 pitches

 

L- Dillon (2-1, 5.40ERA)

 

GM2

The D-Jays got revenge on the Flying Tigers with a 16 to 4 win.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Grant Townsend 5.0IP, 5H, 4R, 2BB, 2K on 75 pitches

 

W- Townsend (1-0, 7.20ERA)

 

Monday, May 20th starting pitcher- expected to play a doubleheader (TBD)

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (18-23)

 

Rain

 

Monday, May 20th starting pitcher- Josh Hiatt

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Sunday, May 19th POD goes to Norberto Obeso

 

The 23-yr-old outfielder played RF in game 1, going 0-for-2 with a walk, and played LF in game 2, going 3-for-5. Let’s ignore the game 1 results, focusing on game 2 results.

 

In the 1st innings, Obeso grounded out. With 4 runs already crossing home plate in the 2nd innings, Obeso hit his 6th double to drive in Cal Stevenson with the D-Jays 5th run of the inning. He advanced to 3rd on the play. Norberto scored on Cullen Large’s sac fly to CF.

 

In the 4th inning, the native of Mexico hit a fly ball out to LF. He led off the 5th inning with a single, advanced to 2nd base with Large taking ball four. He was stranded at 2nd as Christopher Bec, Kacy Clemens, and Demi Orimoloyoe went down swinging.

 

With the score 13 to 4, Obeso smacked a triple (2) to CF, clearing the bases of Samad Taylor and Cal Stevenson to push the lead to 15 to 4. Cullen Large drove Obeso home with another sac fly.

 

Norberto Obeso owns a .291 batting average with a .785 OPS. Entering play he owned a .373BABIP, .343 wOBA, and 120 wRC+ in 24 games.

 

The Biggio and Espinal Show

Cavan Biggio played 2nd base and batted 4th. Biggio went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (7). He is batting .315 with a .961OPS. He entered play with a .416 wOBA, 148 wRC+, and a 1.12 BB/K.

 

Santiago Espinal played 2B for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and batted 3rd for the second time this season. Espinal went 1-for-4 with an RBI (25). He is batting .282 with a .715OPS. He is batting just .222 with a .255 OBP against LHP.

 

 

 

 

 

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