June 20th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Bo’s 5th inning propel Bisons to victory

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 1 and 6 with the Herd being the only winners. Bichette, De Los Santos, and Leonardo Jimenez each had 3-hit games.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (34-36)

 

The Bisons continue to inch closer to .500 with an 11 to 8 win, winners of 7 of their last 10.  The Herd put up 8 runs in the 5th inning. The Indians pulled to within 3 runs with a 3-run 8th inning and a 2-run 9th inning.

 

HR- Socrates Brito (6), Bo Bichette (3), and Jordan Patterson (9)

 

Starter- Ryan Feierabend 6.0IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 107 pitches

 

W- Feierabend (4-2, 5.40ERA)

 

Friday, June 21st starting pitcher- Jacob Waguespack and Conor Fisk

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-38)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 4 to 2, getting swept by the Rumble Ponies.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Jon Harris 2.0IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 3K on 45 pitches

 

L- Harris (1-1, 5.40ERA)

 

Friday, June 21st starting pitcher- Nate Pearson

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (42-26)

 

The D-Jays lost 5 to 4.

 

HR- Demi Orimoloye (3)

 

Starter- Joey Murray 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 6K, and 2HRA on 1.74ERA

 

L- Mike Ellenbest (1-2, 2.55ERA)/BSV (1)

 

Friday, June 21st starting pitcher- Graham Spraker

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (32-38)

 

The Lugnuts returned to action after enjoying a few days off at the All-Star break. Lansing fell 7 to 2.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Sean Wymer 5.0IP, 9H, 5R, 0BB, 3K on 63 pitches

 

L- Wymer (3-6, 7.10ERA)

 

Friday, June 21st starting pitcher- Cobi Johnson

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (2-5)

 

The C’s lost 3 to 0, being held to just 5 hits.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Adam Kloffenstein 3.2IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 4K on 62 pitches

 

L- Nicolas Medina (0-1, 8.10ERA)

 

Friday, June 21st starting pitcher- TBD

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (1-2)

 

The Bluefield were roughed up 13 to 6.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Felipe Castaneda 2.2IP, 6H, 6R, 2BB, 0K on 63 pitches

 

L- Castaneda (0-1, 20.25ERA)

DSL Blue Jays (7-10)

 

The DSL Blue Jays lost 6 to 5, allowing 3 runs in the 9th inning. The Blue Jays had three extra-base hits and four stolen bases.

 

HR-none (still no HR through 17 games).

 

Starter- Juanfer Castro 4.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, 3K

 

L- Gerardo Santana (0-3, 6.75ERA)/(BSV1)

 

H- Andres Garcia (1)

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Thursday, June 20th POD goes to Bo Bichette

 

I don’t normally include a player from the ‘Show’ section as the POD but Bichette was unstoppable on Thursday. Playing SS and batting leadoff, Bo Bichette matched his career high with 5 RBI, something he did last year in New Hampshire and with Bluefield in 2016.

 

The 21-yr-old infielder doubled in the 1st inning. He scored 5 pitches later off Socrates Brito’s 6th longball of the season.

 

In the 5th inning, Andy Burns and Michael De La Cruz led off the inning with back-to-back singles setting the table for Bichette. Bo jumped on the first pitch he saw, driving the ball over the wall in right-center for a 3-run jack. The Bisons had a bat around 5th, Bichette drove in two more runs (Urena and Burns) with a single to LF to give the Herd a 10 to 3 lead.

 

Bichette struck out in his final at-bat, finishing with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 5RBI, 2 runs scored, and a strikeout. He pushed his batting average up to .250 on the year and is batting .259 since returning to Triple-A 6 games ago.

 

The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show

 

Bo Bichette …..see POD

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted for the Lugnuts. Griffin went 1-for-4, with a run scored, a walk, and two strikeouts. The 21-yr-old outfielder had gone hitless in his previous two games prior to the All-Star break. He is batting .237 with 16 strikeouts over his last 10 games but he’s scored 9 runs and driven in 7 along with 2HR. Overall, Conine is slugging .722 with a 1.135OPS and .347BA.

 

 

 

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