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The Blue Jays minor league system went 3-for-5. The C’s picked up win number 1, Buffalo held on after building a big lead, and New Hampshire and Richmond went back and forth with the Fisher Cats coming out on top.
Side note….with the Canadians playing, these recaps will likely be posted around 8ish for the rest of the summer.
Buffalo Bisons (31-35)
The Herd won 11 to 8. Louisville scored 5 runs in the 7th inning to make it interesting but Buffalo pulled away with 2 runs in the 8th.
HR- Alen Hanson (3)
Starter- Conor Fisk 3.1IP, 4H, 2R, 0BB, 1K, and 1HR on 53 pitches
W- Tayler Saucedo (4-0, 1.23ERA)
H- Zach Jackson (2)
SV- Buddy Boshers (3)
Sunday, June 16th starting pitcher- David Paulino
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (30-35)
The Fisher Cats won 7 to 6. RP Dany Jimenez made his Double-A debut, throwing two scoreless innings and earning the W.
HR- Forrest Wall (4)
Starter- Nate Pearson 2.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, and 3K on 28 pitches
W- Dany Jimenez (1-0, 0.00ERA)
SV- Bryan Baker (5)
Sunday, June 16th starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz
Dunedin Blue Jays (41-24)
First-half North Division Champs as off until Monday, June 17th
Lansing Lugnuts (31-37)
The Bolts lost 7 to 1. LJ Talley made his professional debut, the 2019 7th round selection played 2nd base and batted 7th for the Lugnuts. He collected his first hit in his 2nd at-bat in the 6th inning with a single to CF. Lansing struck out 12 times and walked once.
Starter- Josh Hiatt 4.0IP, 5H, 5R, 3BB, 2K on 66 pitches
L- Hiatt (1-3, 4.10ERA)
Sunday, June 16th starting pitcher- Troy Miller
Vancouver Canadians (1-1)
The Canadians won 3 to 1, scoring two runs in the 2nd inning and an insurance run in the 8th inning. It was a bullpen day with two pitchers throwing just over 2IP and three pitchers throwing less than 2.0IP.
Starter- Grant Townsend 2.2IP, 1H, 1R, 3BB, 6K on 62 pitches
W- Grayson Huffman (1-0, 0.00ERA)
H- Gage Burland (1)
SV- Josh Almonte (1) (former outfield prospect)
Sunday, June 16th starting pitcher- William Gaston
Dominican Summer League
Blue Jays (4-9)
The DSL Blue Jays lost 9 to 5
Starter- Bejardi Meza 1.0IP, 2H, 3R, 2BB, 0K
L- Meza (0-1, 4.00ERA)
- Buffalo’s Jonathan Davis (2-for-5, 2R, 2B, RBI, RBI, K), Socrates Brito (3-for-4, R, RBI, BB), Andy Burns (2-for-5), Richard Urena (3-for-4, 2R, 2B, RBI, BB), Jordan Patterson (3-for-4, 3R, BB), Roemon Fields (3-for-5, R, 2B, RBI, K, SB)
- NH’s Forrest Wall (2-for-5, 3R, 2B, HR, RBI, K), Joshua Palacios (1-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2K, SB), Vinny Capra (2-for-4, R, K), Brock Lundquist (1-for-4, 2B, 2RBI), Pearson (see above), Danny Jimenez (2IP, H, BB, 3K)
- Lansing Troy Watson (4IP, 4H, R, BB, 2K)
- C’s Brett Wright (2-for-4, 2B, RBI), Grayson Huffman (1.2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K), Gage Burland (2.1IP, 2H, 0H, 0BB, 5K)
- DSL BJ’s Francisco Fajardo (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2SB), Amell Brazoban (2-for-4, R, RBI, K, SB), and Junior Ramos (1-for-4, 2B, 2RBI, 2K)
Player of the Day
Saturday, June 15th POD goes to Yorman Rodriguez
I’ve been waiting for Yorman Rodriguez to breakout for some time now. Maybe this will be his year….maybe.
Yorman went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored while playing 1st base and batting 5th for Vancouver. Rodriguez doubled (2) to lead off the 2nd inning. He scored on an Adrian Ramos infield hit to give the C’s an early 1 to 0 lead.
In the 3rd, Rodriguez collected a single with two outs and one on. He advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch but was stranded there. Yorman singled in the 5th inning but wasn’t able to advance much further.
Leading off the 8th inning, the 21-yr-old out of Venezuela hit his 3rd double in two games. He would score two outs later off a Brett Wright double to LF.
Yorman will play some 1st base but he’s a little small for that position (5-foot-10) if he wants to make to Toronto. Since 2015, Yorman Rodriguez has played 101 games behind the plate and 86 games at 1st base. Unfortunately, he appears to be settling into an organizational role similar to a Juan Kelly.
All in all, Yorman has gotten off to a good start in 2019.
Logan Warmoth and the D-Jays enjoyed an off day and resume play on Monday. 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 Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show
Bo Bichette was not in the lineup for the Buffalo Bisons. In 18 games with Buffalo, Bo is batting .254 with a .758 OPS.
Griffin Conine played RF and batted 3rd for the Lugnuts. Conine went o-for-4 with 4 strikeouts, dropping his batting average from .393 to .369 with 29 strikeouts in 17 games.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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