June 2nd Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Murphy dominant against Altoona

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 3-for-5 with Lansing playing two. The Bisons welcomed Matt Dermody back from injury. Anthony Alford and Brock Lundquist were not in their respective lineups after being pulled due to injury yesterday.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (22-30)

 

The Bisons avoided the sweep with a 9 to 5 win.

 

HR- Socrates Brito (3), Billy McKinney (1), and Patrick Kivlehan 2(8)

 

Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 5.1IP, 4H, 3R, 5BB, 5K on 108 pitches

 

W- SRF (2-3, 6.46ERA)

 

Monday, June 3rd starting pitcher- doubleheader TBD

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-29)

 

The Fisher Cats won 4 to 1, scoring a run in the 1st, 5th, 6th, and 8th inning.

 

HR- Santiago Espinal (3)

 

Starter- Patrick Murphy 7.0IP, 5H, 1R, 0BB, and 5K on 70 pitches

 

W- Murphy (4-5, 3.69ERA)

 

H- Jackson McClelland (4)

 

SV- Bryan Baker (4)

 

Tuesday, June 4th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (34-21)

 

The D-Jays won 5 to 4 in 10 innings. Dunedin scored a run in the 7th inning and 2 runs in the 8th inning to tie the game at 4-4.

 

HR- Chavez Young (4)

 

Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, 2BB, 2K, and 1HA on 80 pitches

 

W- Kyle Weatherly (1-2, 3.00ERA)

 

SV- Brad Wilson (3)

 

Monday, June 3rd starting pitcher- Nick Allgeyer

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (24-30)

 

GM1

The Lugs lost 7 to 0 and were outhit 13 to 4.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Sean Wymer 1.0IP, 2H, R, 0BB, 0K, and 1HRA on 19 pitches (Saturday)

 

2nd Starter- Fitz Stadler 3.2IP, 10H, 6R, 2BB, 3K on 73 pitches

 

L- Wymer (2-5, 8.25ERA)

 

GM2

The Lugnuts lost 4 to 1.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Cobi Johnson 2.0IP, 2H, 3R, 3BB, 3K on 59 pitches

 

L- Johnson (1-5, 5.24ERA)

 

Tuesday, June 4th starting pitcher- Josh Winckowski

 

Dominican Summer League

Blue Jays (0-1)

 

Off Day

 

Top Performers:

  • Buffalo’s Socrates Brito (2-for-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB), Billy McKinney (2-for-5, R, 2B, HRm 4RBI, K), Patrick Kivlehan (4-for-5, 2R, 2-HR, 2RBI, K), Andy Burns (2-for-5, K), Zach Jackson (1.2IP, K)
  • NH’s Santiago Espinal (2-for-4, R, HR, 2RBI), and Jackson McClelland and Bryan Baker an inning each hitless relief.
  • Dunedin’s Logan Warmoth (2-for-3, R, 2BB, K), Chavez Young (2-for-5, R, HR, RBI, CS), Kyle Weatherly (2IP, H, 4K)
  • Lansing’s GM1- Rafael Lantigua (2-for-2, BB) and Will McAffer (3.1IP, 0H, 2BB, 2K)
  • Lansing’s GM2- Reggie Pruitt (1-for-2, R, 2B, BB, SB), Hunter Steinmetz (1-for-1, BB, SB), and Sean Rackoski (3IP, 2H, 5K)

Player of the Day

Sunday, June 2nd POD goes to Patrick Murphy

 

The 23-yr-old righty did a great job of putting his previous start (4.2IP, 7H, 7R, 4BB, 4K) behind him with a strong start on Sunday. See pitching line above.

 

Murphy threw 55 of his 70 pitches for strikes, inducing 10 groundball outs versus just 1 flyball out. The Curve got their first hit, a one-out single in the 2nd inning, sandwiched between a pair of strikeouts. One swinging and one called strike 3.

 

Altoona collected back-to-back singles, leading off the 3rd inning. Altoona scored on a force out and a throwing error by Kevin Smith. Murphy got out of the inning with a groundout and flyout, surrendering just the single run.

 

Patrick Murphy allowed a leadoff single in the 4th inning. Murphy retired the next 11 batters with 1-2-3 inning in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings. The Fisher Cats’ starter needed just 9 pitches to get through the 4th inning, again in the 5th inning, again in the 6th inning, and 10 pitches in the 7th inning.

 

Patrick Murphy has held opponents to a .201 batting average with a 1.01WHIP. He owns a 1.56 GO/AO with 16 walks and 65 strikeouts over 63.1IP.

 

On-Base Streak

 

Forrest Wall extended his hit streak to 14-games with a 2-for-4 game. Wall picked up a pair of doubles and a walk, scoring two runs. The former 2012 1st rounder is batting .512 over the last 10 games, bumping his batting average from .270 to .315.

 

Wall has 34 runs scored (1st in the EL), 17 doubles (2nd in the EL), 2 triples, 3HR, 18 RBI, 28/39 BB/K, and 8 stolen bases to go along with his .886OPS.

 

The Griffin Conine and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Griffin Conine was in RF and batting 3rd for the Lugnuts in GM1 and GM2.  Conine went hitless in both games, going 0-for-2 with a walk in GM1 and 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in GM2. Griffin is now batting .444.

 

Alejandro Kirk was given the day off. The 20-yr-old’s is batting .367. He has 10 doubles, 14RBI, 8/9 BB/K in 18 games.

 

 

 

 

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