May 29th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Anthony Alford, it’s time!!!!

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The Blue Jays minor league system came close to a rare 4 for 4; however, the Fisher Cats’ inability to hold an early 3-1 lead, resulted in a 3-for-4 day. Still, something to be proud of.

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (21-27)

 

The Bisons’ 1 and 2 hitters drove in all 6 runs for Buffalo, two in the 6th and four in the 8th for the come from behind win. Zach Jackson and Jordan Romano picked up their starter with 2.1 hitless innings.

 

HR- Socrates Brito (2)

 

Starter- Andrew Sopko 6.2IP, 2H, 4R, 5BB, 6K, and 2HRA on 109 pitches

 

W- Jackson (4-0, 5.01ERA)

 

SV- Jordan Romano (2)

 

Thursday, May 30th starting pitcher-TBD

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-27)

 

The Fisher Cats allowed 4 runs between the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, falling 5 to 4.

 

HR- Kevin Smith (5) and Forrest Wall (3)

 

Starter- Zach Logue 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 1K on 97 pitches

 

L- Jake Fishman (1-1, 4.18ERA)/BSV(1)

 

Thursday, May 30th starting pitcher- Nate Pearson

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (31-20)

 

The D-Jays won 4 to 1. Dunedin scored 4 runs in the 2nd inning and managed to hold on for the win as Allgeyer, Kyle Weatherly, and Matt Shannon dominated the Tarpons.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Nick Allgeyer 6.0IP, 4H, 1R, 1BB, 7K on 89 pitches

 

W- Allgeyer (4-3, 2.44ERA)

 

H- Weatherly (6)

 

SV- Shannon (4)

 

Thursday, May 30th starting pitcher- Justin Dillon

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (22-29)

 

The Lugs bounced back for yesterday’s 8 to 1 loss by beating the Dragons 3 to 1. Lansing used a 6th inning RBI single and a 2-run home run to get the W. Welcome Griffin Conine.

 

HR- Jake Brodt (7)

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 7.0IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 8K on 83 pitches

 

W- Winckowski (5-2, 2.10ERA)

 

H- Sean Rackoski (1)

 

SV- Cre Finfrock (2)

 

Thursday, May 30th starting pitcher- Troy Watson

 

Top Performers:

  • Buffalo’s Brito (1-for-4, R, HR, 3RBI, K), Andy Burns (2-for-3, 2R, 2B), Jackson (1.1IP, BB, 2K), and Jordan Romano (1IP, 2K)
  • NH’s Forrest Wall (1-for-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, K), Kevin Smith (1-for-4, R, HR, RBI, 2K), and Riley Adams (2-for-4, 2B, 2RBI, K)
  • Dunedin’s Cal Stevenson (2-for-4, 2B, 2RBI), Chavez Young (2-for-3, R, SB), Kyle Weatherly (2IP, 3K)
  • Lansing’s Jake Brodt (1-for-4, R, HR, 2RBI, 2K), Winckowski (see above)

Player of the Day

Wednesday, May 29th POD goes to Nick Allgeyer

 

The D-Jays left-handed starter had a nice bounce-back start after allowing 4 runs on 8 hit in his last outing. The former 12 round selection’s line can for Wednesday’s game can be found above. Nick threw 58 of his 89 pitches for strikes while inducing 3 groundball outs and 6 flyball outs.

 

Allgeyer retired the first 4 batters he faced before allowing a one-out double in the 2nd inning. He walked the next batter but wiggled out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts.

 

Allgeyer got into trouble in the 3rd, allowing a leadoff double and a single for the Tampa Tarpons only score of the game. He got a force out and a double-play to end the inning. The Tarpons managed just two more baserunners off Allgeyer in the 5th, 6th, and 7th inning.

 

Nick Allgeyer owns a 2.44ERA with a 9/56 BB/K ratio over 10 starts and 55.1IP. Opponents are batting .220 off him. He allows more flyballs than groundballs with a 0.81 GO/AO while holding a .098 WHIP.

 

On-Base Streak

Outfield prospect, Anthony Alford batted out of the leadoff spot. He received a day off from the field, serving as the Herd’s DH. Alford grounded out in his first two at-bats before hitting an RBI double, his 6th, to put the Bisons on the board, 4 to 1. The ultra-talented outfielder advanced to 3rd on a passed ball and scored on Brito’s groundball out.

 

Anthony Alford collected another double (7) in the 8th inning, scoring Reese McGuire and Andy Burns to tie the game at 4-4. Brito jumped on the next pitch for his 2nd HR as a Bison for a 2-run shot, giving the Herd a 6 to 4 lead and eventually the win.

 

The Santiago Espinal and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Santiago Espinal played 2nd base and batted cleanup for the Fisher Cats. He picked up two singles, scored a run, and struck out in four at-bats. The 24-yr-old infielder had his first multi-hit game since May 11th (3-for-5), a span of 14 games. He’s reached base in 11 games but is only batting .220 over his last 10 games. Overall, Espinal is batting .269 with a .673 OPS.

 

Alejandro Kirk caught and batted cleanup for Dunedin. He scored a run and singled in 3 at-bats. The 20-yr-old catcher is batting .365 with 9 doubles and 12 RBI in 16 FSL games.

 

 

 

 

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