June 21st Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Clemens wins it with a 3-run blast

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 6 and 2.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (36-36)

 

GM1

The Bisons got some good pitching and held for a 2 to 1 win.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Jacob Waguespack 4.0IP, 3H, 1R, 1BB, 3K on 51 pitches

 

W- Corey Copping (2-1, 4.70ERA)

 

GM2

The Herd got to .500 with 1-0 win. Buffalo waited until the 7th inning to score the games only run courtesy of Alen Hanson. Ty Tice picked up his first AAA win with two shutout innings of relief.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Conor Fisk 5.0IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 3K on 71 pitches

 

W- Ty Tice (1-0, 1.59ERA)

 

Saturday, June 22nd starting pitcher- David Paulino

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-39)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 6 to 4 in 11 innings. Nate was expected to start this game but did not; however, his piggyback partner made the start instead. The bullpen was outstanding, combining on 7 innings of 2 hit, 2 run relief.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Willy Ortiz 4.0IP, 9H, 4R, 2BB, 2K on 75 pitches

 

L- Bryan Baker (2-5, 2.92ERA)

 

Saturday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (43-26)

 

The D-Jays won 6 to 3. The Blue Jays came from behind with 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th.

 

HR- Kacy Clemens (2)

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0IP, 4H, 1R, 1BB, 1K on 70 pitches

 

W- Emerson Jimenez (1-1, 3.77ERA)

 

Saturday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Nick Allgeyer

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (33-38)

 

The Lugnuts won 4 to 0. Lansing outhit Dayton 10 to 4, scoring a run in the 1st and 9th innings, and 2 runs in the 6th. Troy Watson, Joey Pulido, and Cre Finfrock combined for the shutout.

 

HR- Otto Lopez (3)

 

Starter- Troy Watson 6.0IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K on 79 pitches

 

W- Watson (2-1, 5.14ERA)

 

Saturday, June 22nd starting pitcher- Josh Hiatt

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (3-5)

 

The C’s won 5 to 1

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Grant Towsend 6.0IP, 1H, 1R, 1BB, 8K on 73 pitches

 

W- Townsend (1-0, 2.08ERA)

 

Saturday, June 22nd starting pitcher- William Gaston

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (1-3)

 

The Bluefield Blue Jays lost 8 to 6

 

HR- Ryan Sloniger (1)

 

Starter- Elixon Caballero 3.1IP, 1H, 1R, 0BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 54 pitches

 

L- Aldo Ovando (0-1, 81.00ERA)

DSL Blue Jays (8-10)

 

The DSL Blue Jays won 3 to 2

 

HR-none (still no HR through 18 games).

 

Starter- Jose Quintana 2.0IP, 2H, 2R, 2BB, 0K

 

W- Winder Garcia (2-0, 3.60ERA)

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Friday, June 21st POD goes to Kacy Clemens

 

I don’t normally give the POD to a guy with just one hit but I am today. With the score tied 3-3 in the 8th inning, Clemens stepped to the plate with Kevin Vicuna standing at 2nd base and Demi Orimoloye standing at 1st. Clemens took ball one but sent the 2nd pitch of the at-bat over the wall in RF for a 3 run jack which proved to be the winning hit.

 

Clemens is in the midst of a character building season, struggling in AA and getting demoted to Dunedin. While in Dunedin his fortunes have not changed much. The 24-yr-old is batting .168 with two doubles, a triple, and 2HR in 29 games. He is batting .139 over his last 10 games. This is a huge disappointment to me as I really thought he’d make it to the BIGS. As it stands, it looks as though Clemens is a really good A-Ball player.

 

The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show

 

Bo Bichette played the first game of Buffalo’s double dip. He batted lead off and played SS. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He owns a .244 batting average.

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted 3rd for the Lugnuts. Griffin went 1-for-3, with a walk, and a strikeout. The 21-yr-old outfielder is batting .347

 

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

Lover of all things Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays MiLB fanatic. I strive for average while stumbling onto above average. Rogers isn't cheap. Baseball is a business. Your right, but I'm more right.