June 4th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Danner homers twice as Lugnuts win

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 4-for-5 with three shutout wins. Welcome back from the IL, DJ Neal.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (24-31)

 

The Herd scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning and held on for a 5 to 4 win.

 

HR- Billy McKinney (2) GRAND SLAM

 

Starter- Ryan Feierabend 5.0IP, 11H, 4R, 0BB, 3K, and 3HRA on 95 pitches

 

W- Feierabend (3-1, 5.79ERA)

 

H- Buddy Boshers (1)

 

SV- Jordan Romano (3) (5 scoreless appearances, over 7.1IP)

 

Wednesday, June 5th starting pitcher- TBD x2

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-29)

 

The Cats won 3 to 0. New Hampshire needed just a run in the 1st inning but added a pair of runs in the 2nd inning as the Fisher Cats held the Bowie Baysox off the scoreboard.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Nate Pearson 2.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K on 25 pitches

 

W- Willy Ortiz (1-3, 5.11ERA)

 

H- Jake Fishman (2)

 

SV Ty Tice (4)

 

Wednesday, June 5th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (35-22)

 

The D-Jays won 1 to 0. Dunedin pitchers did not issue a free pass, striking out 9, and allowed just two hits; however, the Blue Jays waited until the bottom of the 8th inning to get on the board.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 7.0IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K on 78 pitches

 

W- Dany Jimenez (4-1, 3.91ERA)

 

Wednesday, June 5th starting pitcher- Joey Murray

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (24-31)

 

The Lansing Lugnuts won 8 to 0. Lansing scored 3 runs in the 1st, 2 runs in the 4th inning, and one run in the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th innings.

 

HR- Griffin Conine (3) and Hagen Danner 2(6)

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 6.0IP, 2H, 3BB, 7K on 88 pitches

 

W- Winckowski (6-2, 1.90ERA)

 

Wednesday, June 5th starting pitcher- Josh Hiatt

 

Dominican Summer League

Blue Jays (1-2)

 

The DSL Blue Jays lost 9 to 5

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Yaifer Perdomo 3.0IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K

 

L- Fernando Chacon (0-1, 4.50ERA)

 

Top Performers:

  • Buffalo’s Billy McKinney (2-for-3, R, HR, 4RBI, BB), Buddy Boshers (3IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 5K)
  • NH’s Santiago Espinal (2-for-4, 2RBI, CS), Kevin Smith (1-for-3, R, 2B, K), Willy Ortiz (5IP, 2H, 3BB, 4K)
  • Dunedin’s Justin Dillon (see above) and Dany Jimenez (2IP, 3K)
  • Lansing’s Josh Winckowski (see above), Jake Brodt (1-for-3, HR, R, 2RBI, BB, K), DJ Neal (1-for-2, RBI, 2BB, CS), and Gabriel Moreno (2-for-5, R)
  • DSL BJ’s Perdomo (see above), Marc Martinez (2.0IP, 2H, 3K), Adrian Montero, Javier D’Orazio, Leonel Callez, and Daniel Oliva each went 2-for-4.

Player of the Day

Tuesday, June 4th POD goes to Hagen Danner

 

The 20-yr-old Danner entered the day’s game batting just .094 over his last 10 games and .147 over 37 games. He’s played 14 games behind the plate and 5 at 1st base. The former 2nd round selection went 26 games without a home run and 19 games without a multi-hit game.

 

Batting 8th and DH’ing on Tuesday, Hagen hit a solo shot (5) in the 2nd inning. Danner homered again in the 4th inning (6th), a two-run jack to bring Luis De Los Santos home for a 7 to 0 lead. Hagen Danner walked in the 8th inning but was stranded at 2nd base to end the inning.

 

On-Base Streak

 

Forrest Wall hit his 3rd triple to extend his hit streak to 15-games. He played LF and batted leadoff for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The former 2012 1st rounder is batting .452 over the last 10 games and actually watched his batting average drop a point to .311

 

Wall has 35 runs scored (1st in the EL), 17 doubles (2nd in the EL), 3 triples, 3HR, 18 RBI, 29/39 BB/K, and 8 stolen bases to go along with his .889OPS.

 

The Griffin Conine and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Griffin Conine played in RF and batted 3rd for the Lugnuts. The 21-yr-old former 2nd round snapped a 0-for-5 a home run (3) and a triple (2) in Tuesday’s game. Conine scored 2 runs and drove in 2RBI (8) with a strikeout. Griffin is batting .435 in 6 games

 

Alejandro Kirk broke out of his mini 0-for-8 slump with a perfect 3-for-3 day for the Dunedin Blue Jays. Kirk walked, hit a pair of singles, and hit his 11th double. The 20-yr-old’s is batting healthy .373 with 14RBI, 9/99 BB/K in 20 games.

 

 

 

 

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