June 12th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Alford on fire with Bisons

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 4 for 6. Buffalo experienced an offensive outburst.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (29-34)

 

The Herd won 14 to 6, drawing 11 walks, 2HR, a triple, and a double. In total, Buffalo collected 16 hits.

 

HR- Anthony Alford (5) and Socrates Brito (4)

 

Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 3.0IP, 3H, 4R, 4BB, 5K on 78 pitches

 

W- David Phelps (1-0, 0.00ERA)

 

H- Conor Fisk (1) and Kirby Snead (4)

 

Thursday, June 13th starting pitcher- Andrew Sopko

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-34)

 

The Fisher Cats were held to just 3 hits, losing 4 to 2. Bowie outhit New Hampshire, 7 to 3; however, the game went to extra innings, tied 2-2. The Baysox won the game in the bottom of the 10th.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Hector Perez 5.0IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 6K on 93 pitches

 

L- Bryan Baker (2-4, 2.95ERA)

 

Thursday, June 13th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (41-24)

 

The D-Jays got another outstanding pitching performance, winning 4 to 0. Dunedin has not allowed a run in the first three games of a 4-game series with the Florida Fire Frogs. Dunedin has outscored the Fire Frogs 17 to 0. They will look for the series sweep tomorrow.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Turner Larkins 5.0IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K on 81 pitches

 

W- Larkins (5-3, 2.82ERA)

 

Thursday, June 13th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (30-35)

 

GM1

The Lansing Lugnuts won 6 to 4, breaking a 3-3 tie in the 8th inning.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Sean Wymer 5.0IP, 4H, 1R, 1BB, 4K on 84 pitches

 

W- Sean Rackoski (1-1, 2.88ERA)/BSV(2)

 

SV- Cre Finfrock (4)

 

GM2

The Bolts lost 6 to 2

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Fitz Stadler 2.0IP, 8H, 6R, 0BB, 3K, and 1HRA on 49 pitches

 

L- Stadler (1-5, 6.31ERA)

 

Thursday, June 13th starting pitcher-

 

Dominican Summer League

Blue Jays (3-7)

 

The DSL Blue Jays won 7 to 3

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Soenni Martinez 4.2IP, 3H, 2R, 3BB, 4K, and 1HRA

 

W-Fernando Chacon (2-1, 2.45ERA)

 

SV- Jose Quintana (1)

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Wednesday, June 12th POD goes to Anthony Alford

 

Alford filled the boxscore as Buffalo’s offense exploded for 14 runs. Batting 3rd and DH’ing for the Herd, Alford went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored, one HR, 4RBI, 2 walks, a strikeout, and a stolen base.

 

Alford walked in his first at-bat but was stranded on 3rd base. He struck out in the 2nd inning. Alford singled in5th inning but was left stranded on 3rd base for a second time.

 

With Jonathan Davis (walk) and Billy McKinney (single) on base, Alford sent a 1-2 pitch over the wall in RF for a 3-run HR (5) to give the Bisons a 7 to 6 lead in the 6th inning. In the 8th inning, Anthony Alford reached base on a fielding error. He stole 3rd base after a Socrates Brito single. For a third time, Anthony Alford was left standing at 3rd base to end the inning.

 

In his final at-bat, Anthony Alford drew a bases-loaded walk to bring Alen Hanson home with the Herd’s 11th run of the game and 2nd run of the 9th inning. Alford advanced to 2nd base on a Patrick Kivlehan groundout to score Jonathan Davis. Alford reached 3rd base on a Socrates Brito sac fly to score Billy McKinney. Michael De La Cruz brought Alford home with a single to CF to give Buffalo a 14 to 6 lead.

 

Over his last 10 games, Anthony Alford is batting .324 with hits in his last 6 games (4 of them multi-hit games). He’s started to rack up some SB with 6 over his last 10 games. Overall, Alford in batting .242 with 12 doubles, two triples, 5HR, and 28 RBI in 54 games.

 

Hit Streak

Logan Warmoth did not play for the D-Jays. His hit streak remains at 10-games. The former 2017 1st round selection is batting .371 over his last 10 games raising his batting average from .264 to .292. Overall, Logan owns a .380OBP, .803OPS with 7 doubles, a triple, 3HR, and 16RBI in 36 games. Warmoth spent some time on the IL between April 30th and May 23rd.

 

The Griffin Conine and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted 4th in GM1 for the Lugnuts. He went 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a strikeout. Conine batted 3rd and DH’ed for Lansing in GM2. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He owns a .418 batting average.

 

Alejandro Kirk was behind the plate for the D-Jays, batting 4th. Kirk went hitless in 2 at-bats, walking twice, striking out twice, and scoring a run. Alejandro owns a .329 batting average in 24 games with the D-Jays. He has 11 doubles, 16RBI, 14/13 BB/K and an outstanding .896 OPS with Dunedin.

 

 

 

 

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