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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.
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.
Starter- Ryan Feierabend 6.0IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 107 pitches
W- Feierabend (4-2, 5.40ERA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-38)
The Fisher Cats lost 4 to 2, getting swept by the Rumble Ponies.
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
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
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.
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
Vancouver Canadians (2-5)
The C’s lost 3 to 0, being held to just 5 hits.
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
Bluefield Blue Jays (1-2)
The Bluefield were roughed up 13 to 6.
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)
- Buffalo Bo Bichette (see below), Brito (1-for-5, R, HR, 2RBI, 2K), Patterson (2-for-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI), Patrick Kivlehan (1-for-1, R, 2BB), Richard Urena (2-for-4, R, 3B, 2RBI, K), Andy Burns (1-for-3, 2R, BB, K, SB)
- NH Santiago Espinal (1-for-3, 2B, 2RBI, BB), William Ouellette (4.0IP, 6H, R, 2K), and Viny Nittoli (2IP, 2K)
- D-Jays Alejandro Kirk (2-for-4, 2B), Demi Orimoloye (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI), Samad Taylor (1-for-3, 2R, BB, K, SB), and Jesus Navarro (2-for-3, RBI)
- Lansing Gabriel Moreno (2-for-4, 3B, RBI)
- C’s Luis De Los Santos (3-for-4, 2-2B), Trevor Schwecke (2-for-3, 2B, BB, K), Adam Cuevas (2.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K)
- DSL Gabriel Martinez (2-for-4, R, 2B, BB, K), Daniel Oliva (0-for-1, 4BB, 2SB), Leonel Callez (2-for-5, R, CS), Junior Ramos (2-for-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI, SB), and Andres Garcia (2.0IP, H, BB)
- Bluefield Leonardo Jimenez (3-for-5, 2R), Angel Camacho (2-for-5, 2B, 3RBI), Scotty Bradley (2-for-3, RBI, 2BB, K), and Gaudy Ramirez (2.1IP, H, 5K)
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.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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