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The Blue Jays minor league system went 3 and 2.
Buffalo Bisons (25-33)
The Bisons’ won 3 to 2, scoring all three runs in the 6th inning. The RailRiders made a game of it with a run in the 9th inning. Graham Spraker, who was pitching very well in Dunedin, made his Triple-A debut in a spot start.
Starter- Graham Spraker 5.1IP, 3H, 1R, 2BB, 5K on 80 pitches
W- Kirby Snead (1-0, 4.15ERA)
SV- Justin Shafer (5)
Friday, June 7th starting pitcher- TBD
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-31)
The Cats lost 7 to 5. Bowie scored two runs in the 9th inning to avoid extra innings. NH pitchers allowed 14 hits and 4 walks.
Starter- Hector Perez 5.0IP, 9H, 5R, 4BB, 2K on 98 pitches
L- Jackson McClelland (0-1, 2.22ERA)
Friday, June 7th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy
Dunedin Blue Jays (36-23)
The D-Jays won 8 to 7. Dunedin scored 5 runs in the 7th inning, giving them an 8 to 4 lead. The Stone Crabs scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to put the win in jeopardy. The Blue Jays committed 3 errors.
HR- Chavez Young (5)
Starter- Turner Larkins 5.0IP, 9H, 4R, 1BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 80 pitches
W- Connor Law (1-0, 3.63ERA)
Friday, June 7th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo
Lansing Lugnuts (26-32)
The Lansing Lugnuts won 7 to 1. Six Lugnuts had 2-hit games
HR- Gabriel Moreno (4)
Starter- Troy Miller 5.0IP, 2H, 1R, 3BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 80 pitches
W- Miller (2-3, 4.80ERA)
H- Will McAffer (4)
SV- Cre Finfrock (3)
Friday, June 7th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer
Dominican Summer League
Blue Jays (1-4)
The DSL Blue Jays lost 10 to 2
Starter- Wilgenis Alvarado 4.0IP, 5H, 1R, 0BB, 3K
L- Jorman Gonzalez (0-1, 27.00ERA)
- Buffalo’s Anthony Alford (3-for-3, R, 2-2B, BB, SB, CS), Socrates Brito (1-for-3, R, 2B, RBI), Spraker (see above), and Kirby Snead (1.2IP, H, BB, 2K)
- NH’s Brock Lundquist (2-for-4, R, 2B, K), Chad Spanberger (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 2K), and Vinny Nittoli (2IP, H, K)
- Dunedin’s Kevin Vicuna (1-for-2, R, 2B, BB, SB, E), Christopher Bec (2-for-4, R, K, 2-SB), Norberto Obeso (1-for-3, 2RBI, BB), and Connor Law (2IP, 2BB, 3K)
- Lansing’s Nick Podkul (2-for-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI, 2K), Reggie Pruitt (2-for-5, R, 2K), Moreno (2-for-4, 2R, HR, RBI, BB, SB), Ryan Gold (2-for-5, R, 3B, K), Hagen Danner (2-for-5, R, 3B, 2RBI, K), Miller (see above), and Will McAffer (2.1IP, H, BB, 3K)
- DSL BJ’s Francisco Fajardo (2-for-3, R, 2B, E)
Player of the Day
Thursday, June 6th POD goes to Chavez Young
Entering play on Thursday, the 21-yr-old out of Freeport, Bahamas owns a .219 batting average in 43 games. Chavez went 3-for-4 to bump that BA up to .232. Playing CF and batting 5th for the Dunedin Blue Jays, Young homered (5) in his first at-bat, leading off the 2nd inning. With catcher Christopher Bec occupying 2nd base after a SB, Chavez Young doubled (7) to score Bec and pull the D-Jays to within a run (3 to 2). Young scored on Demi Orimoloye‘s single to LF.
Dunedin’s CF singled in 7th inning, scoring Cal Stevenson from 2nd base and give the Blue Jays a 6 to 4 lead. Chavez Young stole 2nd base, his 9th, and scored on a Norberto Obeso single. Dunedin 8, Charlotte 7.
Overall, Young is slashing .232/.294/.378 with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HR, and 20 RBI in 44 games. Young owns a .294 BA in the last 10 games.
Nash Knight batted 3rd and performed DH duties for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The 26-yr-old out of Denton, TX went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a home run (3), an RBI (14), and a strikeout. His home run to lead off the 4th inning extended his hit streak to 12-games.
Knight is a bit of a part-time player for Fisher Cats. He played 18 games in May and batted .356 with 6 doubles, a triple, and 1HR with 10RBI. Nash has always been a high OBP guy and 2019 is no different with a .400OBP in 39 games.
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 went 2-for-5 with an RBI (10) and 3 strikeouts. He is batting .467 with 4 multi-hit games in 7 games played in 2019.
Alejandro Kirk was given the day off. The 20-yr-old’s is batting healthy .352 with 14RBI, 9/9 BB/K in 21 games in the Florida State League.
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