May 26th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Brito, hitting his stride with Buffalo

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 1-for-4 with home runs being hit at all level except for Lansing.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (19-25)

 

The Bisons won 6 to 2, securing at least a split of the 4-game weekend set.

 

HR- Jordan Patterson (4) Teoscar Hernandez (3), and Reese McGuire (2)

 

Starter- Shawn Morimando 7.0IP, 4H, 2R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 94 pitches

 

W- Morimando (2-3, 7.20ERA)

 

SV- Jordan Romano (1)

 

Monday, May 27th starting pitcher- Conor Fisk

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (22-25)

 

The Fisher Cats lost their 3rd in a row against the Yard Goats, 8 to 5. They will look to avoid a 4-game sweep tomorrow.

 

HR-Patrick Kivlehan (2) and Riley Adams (2)

 

Starter- Nate Pearson 2.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 0K on 28 pitches

 

L- Bryan Baker (1-3, 2.93ERA)/BSV(1)

 

H- Jackson McClelland (3)

 

Monday, May 27th starting pitcher- Hector Perez

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (29-20)

 

The D-Jays lost 6 to 2 in their attempt for the sweep, allowing 3 runs in the 4th and 2 runs in the 5th inning. Dunedin scored both of their runs off solo home runs.

 

HR- Demi Orimoloye (1) and Cullen Large (4)

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0IP, 7H, 5R, 0BB, 6K on 79 pitches

 

L- Spraker (4-2, 2.23ERA)

 

Tuesday, May 28th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (20-28)

 

The Nuts and Bolts lost 4 to 1 and will go for the split of the 4-game split tomorrow.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Troy Miller 6.0IP, 2H, 1R, 3BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 85 pitches

 

L- Mike Pascoe (1-2, 6.35ERA)

 

Monday, May 27th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Sunday, May 26th POD goes to Socrates Brito

 

Brito played LF and batted 2nd for the Buffalo Bisons. Socrates went 2-for-5 with a run scored, a doubled (3), a triple (1), 2RBI (6), a strikeout, and a stolen base (1).

 

The 26-yr-old outfielder waited until the 6th inning to get his first hit, a double to score Anthony Alford and tie the game up at 2-2. Brito tripled in the 9th inning, driving in Alford again and pushing the Herd’s lead to 4 to 2.

 

Brito has three straight multi-hit games, going 8-for-14. He is batting .333 in 7GP since the Blue Jays outright him on May 16th.

 

On-Base Streak

Outfield prospect, Anthony Alford extended his on-base streak to 13 games with a walk in the 6th inning. Alford advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch and scored on Socrates Brito’s double. He singled in the 7th and doubled (5) and scored in the 9th inning.

 

The 24-yr-old is batting .325 over his last 10 games, bumping his batting average up to .218 from .179.

 

The Santiago Espinal and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Santiago Espinal played 2B and batted 5th for the Fisher Cats. He hit a single in four plate appearances with a pair of runs scored (19) and a stolen base (4). The 24-old Espinal is riding a 5-game hit streak and has reached base in 8 straight games. Unfortunately, Espinal is batting just .167 over the last 10 games but has maintained a .269 batting average over the past 3 games.

 

Alejandro Kirk batted 4th for the D-Jays, going hitless in 4 at-bats with a strikeout. The 20-yr-old catch is batting .326 with 7 doubles, 8 RBI, 7BB, 7K, and a .947 OPS in 14 games with the D-Jays.

 

 

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