June 6th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Chavez Young, a triple shy of the cycle

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 3 and 2.

 

Triple-A

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.

 

HR-none

 

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

 

Double-A

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.

 

HR- Nash Knight (3) and Chad Spanberger (5)

 

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

 

Advanced-A

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

 

A-Ball

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

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Wilgenis Alvarado 4.0IP, 5H, 1R, 0BB, 3K

 

L- Jorman Gonzalez (0-1, 27.00ERA)

 

Top Performers:

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.

 

On-Base Streak

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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