Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap as well as Bichette and Conine Updates
The Blue Jays minor league system had a light day with scheduled off days for Buffalo and New Hampshire and Lansing off for the All-Star break. The Dunedin Blue Jays had their game suspended, further reducing this recap. The system played 3 games, finished 2 games for a record of 2-for-2.
Buffalo Bisons (32-35)
Scheduled Off day
Tuesday, June 18th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-35)
Scheduled Off Day
Tuesday, June 18th starting pitcher- Hector Perez
Dunedin Blue Jays (41-25)
The D-Jays losing 4 to 1. The game was suspended with 2-outs in the 4th inning.
Starter- T.J. Zeuch 4.2IP, 6H, 4R, BB, 5K on 80 pitches
Tuesday, June 18th starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo
Lansing Lugnuts (32-37)
Midwest League All-Star Game- June 18th
Vancouver Canadians (2-2)
The C’s scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and held on for a 4 to 3 win over the Eugene Emeralds.
Starter- Gabriel Ponce 2.1IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 2K on 31 pitches
W- Randy Pondler (1-0, 6.75ERA)
SV- Luke Gillingham (1)
Tuesday, June 18th starting pitcher- Juan Diaz
Bluefield Blue Jays
DSL Blue Jays (5-9)
The DSL Blue Jays won 5 to 1.
HR-none (still no HR through 14 games).
Starter- Yaifer Perdomo 5.0IP, 6H, R, 2BB, 4K
W- Perdomo (1-0, 4.91ERA)
- C’s Andy McGuire (2IP, 1H, 2BB, K)
- DSL Javier D’Orazio (3-for-5, 3B), Leonel Callez (2-for-4, R, RBI), Francisco Fajardo (3-for-4, R, 2SB)
Player of the Day
Monday, June 17th POD goes to Mc Gregory Contreras
Not much to pick from here but here we go. The 20-yr-old outfielder played 59 games for Vancouver in 2018, batting .260 with a .778OPS, 11 doubles, 4 triples, and 8 HR. I was hoping he’d take a step forward in 2019 as a member of the Lansing Lugnuts; unfortunately, he managed to bat just .211 with a .593OPS and 51 strikeouts in 32 games.
The lack of production resulted in Contreras being returned to Vancouver to start the C’s season. Mc Gregory played LF and batted 6th. In the 1st inning, Contreras hit a ground ball to SS to scored Will Robertson on a throwing error. He doubled (1) in the 4th inning and extended to 3rd base on a wild pitch. Contreras scored on another wild pitch which resulted in a walk to Brett Wright.
In 3 games, Mc Gregory Contreras is batting .273 with a .697OPS.
The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show
Bo Bichette and the Buffalo Bisons had the day off. Bo is batting .239 with a .725OPS, 6 doubles, a triple, 2HR, and 10RBI.
Griffin Conine and Lugnuts are enjoying a few days off before the All-Star game. Conine is batting average to .353 with 29 strikeouts in 18 games.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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