June 13th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Bichette, back with Buffalo

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Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (30-34)

 

The Herd had another good game offensively, scoring 11 runs and holding Indianapolis to 3 runs. Six of Buffalo’s nine batters had 2-hit games, as everyone in the lineup collected at least a hit. Andrew Sopko pitched the 1st inning but did not return in the 2nd inning.

 

HR- Patrick Kivlehan (10)

 

Starter- Andrew Sopko 1.0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K on 13 pitches

 

W- Corey Copping (1-0, 6.00ERA)

 

Friday, June 14th starting pitcher- Ryan Feierabend

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-35)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 9 to 4 as Patrick Murphy was roughed up for the 2nd consecutive start. Over his last 4 starts (16IP), Patrick Murphy has allowed 27H, 19R, and 9BB with 14K.

 

HR- Kevin Smith (7)

 

Starter- Patrick Murphy 4.0IP, 10H, 8R, 2BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 82 pitches

 

L- Murphy (4-7, 4.78ERA)

 

Friday, June 14th starting pitcher- Zach Logue

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (41-24)

 

Postponed

 

Saturday, June 15th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (30-36)

 

The Bolts lost 5 to 1. The Lugnuts were held to 4 hits, striking out 10 times and walking 3 times.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Cobi Johnson 5.0IP, 3H, 1R, 2BB, 6K on 84 pitches

 

L- Will McAffer (1-2, 3.60ERA)

 

Friday, June 14th starting pitcher- Josh Winckowski

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (0-0)

 

Friday, June 14th starting pitcher- Adam Kloffenstein

 

Dominican Summer League

Blue Jays (3-7)

 

The DSL Blue Jays won 4 to 1

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Wilgenis Alvarado 4.1IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 2K

 

W-Raudy Sanchez (1-0, 3.18ERA)

 

SV- Francis Mercedes (1)

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Thursday, June 13th POD goes to Kevin Smith

 

The 22-yr-old infielder continues to struggle to figure out Double-A pitching; however, he managed to put together a productive game on Thursday. Smith played 3B and batted 6th for the Fisher Cats.

 

Smith grounded out and struck out in his first two at-bats. He homered with Joshua Palacios and Santiago Espinal on base put the Fisher Cats on the board. In the 9th inning, Kevin Smith hit a two-out triple (2) and scored the Fisher Cats 4th run later in the inning.

 

Kevin Smith is batting just .186 with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs, and 25 RBI. He has 17/70 BB/K and 5 stolen bases in 56 games.

 

Hit Streak

Logan Warmoth and the D-Jays were rained out. 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.

 

Let’s give Anothy Alford a little love. Alford picked up 2 more hits and has 5 multi-hit games in his last 7 games. He is riding a mini 7 game hit streak and is batting .389 over his last 10. Overall, Anthony Alford over a .248 batting average.

 

The Griffin Conine and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted 4th in GM1 for the Lugnuts. He went 0-for-4 with 3K to drop his batting average to .390. When he goes hitless, he goes hitless with a bunch of strikeouts. Overall, Griffin Conine has 21 strikeouts with just 4 walks in 15 games but you can do that when you are slugging .429 with 6HR, 5 doubles, and 3 triples.

 

Alejandro Kirk and the D-Jays were rained out. 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.

 

Bo Bichette batted leadoff and played SS for the Herd. Bo went 1-for-6 with a double and 2 strikeouts in his first game back in Triple-A. He is batting .237 with the Bisons.

 

 

 

 

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