July 7th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Don’t forget about Billy McKinney

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 5 and 1.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (46-42)

 

The Herd won 10 to 5

 

HR- Socrates Brito (9) and Billy McKinney (4)

 

Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 3.0IP, 3H, 4R, 4BB, 6K, and 1HRA on 77 pitches

 

W- Tayler Saucedo (5-0, 1.45ERA)

 

Off until July 11th for the All-Star Break

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (38-49)

 

New Hampshire won 7 to 2

 

HR- Chad Spanberger (9) and Forrest Wall (5)

 

Starter- Patrick Murphy 3.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, 4K on 57 pitches

 

W- Yennsy Diaz (7-6, 3.59ERA)

 

Off until July 11th for the All-Star Break

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (55-28)

 

GM1- Won 4 to 1

 

HR- Kacy Clemens (6)

 

Starter- Joey Murray 6.1IP, 1H, 1R, 2BB, 8K on 97 pitches

 

SV- Kyle Weatherly (1)

 

They didn’t get GM2 starter.

 

Monday, July 8th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (41-45)

 

The Lugnuts won 3 to 2

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Cobi Johnson 3.0IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 3K on 34 pitches

 

W- Will McAffer (2-3, 4.24ERA)/BSV (2)

 

SV- Juan Nunez (1)

 

Monday, July 8th starting pitcher- Eric Pardinho

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (6-18)

 

The C’s lost 6 to 4

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Nick Fraze 3.0IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K on 45 pitches

 

L- Alex Nolan (0-1, 3.63ERA)

 

Monday, July 8th starting pitcher- Adam Kloffenstein

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (11-8)

 

GM1 Blue Jays won 7 to 1

 

HR- Spencer Horwitz (2) and Joseph Reyes (5)

 

Starter- Roither Hernandez 5.0IP, 3H, 1R, 1BB, 6K on 71 pitches

 

W- Hernandez (1-2, 1.88ERA)

 

Sunday, July 7th starting pitcher- TBD

 

GCL Blue Jays (5-5)

No Game

 

DSL Blue Jays (16-15)

No Game

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Sunday, July 7th POD goes to Billy McKinney

 

Ya, remember him? McKinney first opted to Buffalo on May 24th, getting recalled to the Blue Jays on June 18th. He spent 10 days in the Majors before returning to the Buffalo Bisons on June 28th. Billy batted 6th as the Bisons DH.

 

Leading off the 2nd inning, Billy McKinney hit a home run to RF, his 4th. He singled in the 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings. McKinney grounded out in the 7th inning in his final at-bat.

 

The 24-yr-old former 1st round selection has hit safely in 6 games, getting on-base in 10 straight games. He is batting .389 with 9 runs scored, 2HR, 10RBI, 9BB, and 5K over his last 10 games. In 27 Triple-A games, Billy McKinney is batting .265 with 13 runs, 5 doubles, 3 triples, and 18RBI.

 

The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show

 

Bo Bichette was at it again with a single and double (13)in six at-bats. Bo scored a pair of runs while driving in a run (25). Bichette is batting .320 with a .900OPS.

 

Griffin Conine went 1-for-5 with an RBI (28) and four strikeouts. Conine now has 50 strikeouts in 33 games while collecting 8 doubles, 2 triples, and 10 longballs. He is batting .336 with a 1.087OPS.

 

 

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