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The Blue Jays minor league system went 2 and 5. Dunedin finished Monday’s suspended game with a win but dropped their scheduled game. The Canadians went needed extra innings to determine a winner.
Buffalo Bisons (32-36)
HR- Socrates Brito (5)
Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 4.2IP, 5H, 2R, 2BB, 8K on 104 pitches
L- Corey Copping (1-1, 5.40ERA)
Wednesday, June 19th starting pitcher- Thomas Pannone
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-36)
The Fisher Cats lost 6 to 3 to the Rumble Ponies. The Cats matched the Ponies hit-for-hit with 12; unfortunately, New Hampshire went 0-for-7 with RISP.
Starter- Hector Perez 5.0IP, 8H, 5R, 3BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 96 pitches
L- Perez (4-3, 5.48ERA)
Wednesday, June 19th starting pitcher- Zach Logue
Dunedin Blue Jays (42-25)
GM1 Yesterday’s suspended game.
The D-Jays won 6 to 4, coming back from 4 to 1 in a suspended game. Kacy Clemens hit his first FSL HR in 2019 in the 10th inning for the win.
HR- Kacy Clemens (1)
Monday’s Starter- T.J. Zeuch 4.2IP, 6H, 4R, BB, 5K on 80 pitches
Tuesday’s Finisher- Justin Dillon 5.0IP, 3H, 0BB, 5K on 65 pitches
W- Dillon (5-1, 3.90ERA)
Dunedin lost 6 to 5, as Kyle Weatherly allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks without retiring a batter. Tampa scored 6 runs in the 7th inning to erase a 4-run lead.
Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 7K on 76
L- Brad Wilson (1-2, 1.88ERA)/(BSV1)
Wednesday, June 19th starting pitcher- Joey Murray
Lansing Lugnuts (32-37)
Midwest League All-Star Game- June 18th
Vancouver Canadians (2-3)
The C’s were topped 6 to 5 in 10 innings as the Emeralds tied it in the 9th inning and scored two in the 10th to seal the win.
Starter- Juan Diaz 6.0IP, 2H, 3R, 1BB, 3K on 72 pitches
L- Gage Burland (0-1, 4.15ERA
Wednesday, June 19th starting pitcher- Nick Fraze
Bluefield Blue Jays
The Bluefield took a 2-1 win lead in the top of the 8th inning but couldn’t hold it, surrendering 2-runs in the bottom of the 9th inning for a walk loss, 3 to 2.
Starter- Roither Hernandez 5.0IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 4K
L- Yunior Hinojosa (0-1, 27.00ERA)
H- Luis Alvarez (1)
DSL Blue Jays (6-9)
The DSL Blue Jays won 5 to 3.
HR-none (still no HR through 15 games).
Starter- Soenni Martinez 4.0IP, 2H, 1R, 2BB, 6K
W- Winder Garcia (1-0, 4.50ERA)
H- Francis Mercedes (1)
SV- Gerardo Santana (1)
- Buffalo Brito (1-for-4, R, HR, RBI), and Corey Copping (2IP, 0H, R, BB, 4K)
- NH Santiago Espinal (2-for-4, 2B, CS), Riley Adams (2-for-4, 2B, RBI, K), Brock Lundquist (1-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2K), Chad Spanberger (2-for-3, BB, K, CS), Christian Williams (2-for-3, RBI), Jake Fishman (2IP, H, 2K)
- D-Jays GM1- Jesus Navarro (3-for-4, R, K, CS), Dillon (see above), Kacy Clemens (1-for-4, R, HR, 2HR, BB, 3K), Demi Orimoloye (2-for-5, R), Chavez young (1-for-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2K, SB)
- D-Jays GM2- Cal Stevenson (2-for-3, R, 3B, RBI, K, SB), Samad Taylor (1-for-2, R, 3B, 2RBI), and Maximo Castillo (see above)
- C’s Andy McGuire (2IP, 1H, 2BB, K)
- DSL Adrian Montero (2-for-3, R, 3B, 2RBI), Juan Pizarro (2-for-4, R, 3B, K), Winder Garcia (2IP, H, BB, 3K)
Player of the Day
Tuesday, June 18th POD goes to Joshua Palacios
The 23-yr-old outfielder was activated from the IL on May 29th, missing over a month. Palacios went 0-for-3 in his return but has batted .283 with 3 doubles, and 1HR with a .389OBP and .413SLG in June.
Batting 3rd for just the 2nd time and playing CF for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Palacios collected 3 hits, including a double, and scored two runs. Joshua picked up a 2-out single in the 1st inning to extend the frame. He scored off a Riley Adams double to give the Fisher Cats an early 1-0 lead.
Leading off the 6th inning, Palacios punched a double (5) to CF. He advanced to 3rd base on a Riley Adams groundball out and scored went Brock Lundquist grounded out as well. NH 2 and Ponies 5.
Santiago Espinal hit a 1-out double in the 8th but was caught trying to steal 3rd base which was unfortunate as Joshua Palacios singled to LF following the failed SB attempt.
Palacios should continue to hit near the top of the Fisher Cats order for the remainder for the 2019 season. In 25 games, Palacios owns a .253 batting average and .742OPS while collecting 5 doubles, and a pair of home runs. He’s driven in 9RBI, scoring 15 runs, and stealing 7 bases.
The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show
Bo Bichette played SS and batted first for the Bisons. Bo went 1-for-4 with an RBI. He is batting .239 with a .712OPS, 4 doubles, a triple, 2HR, and 10RBI in Triple-A. Bichette is batting just .222 with a .708OPS in 4 games since returning to the Bisons.
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.
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