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Happy Sunday, the Blue Jays minor league system went a horrific 0-for-8 in games played.
Buffalo Bisons (48-43)
The Bisons lost 7 to 5 with Pawtucket scoring 2 runs in the 9th and 10 innings to take the win.
HR- Socrates Brito (10) and Micheal De La Cruz (2)
Starter- Sean Reid-Foley 4.0IP, 2H, 3R, 5BB, 5K, and 1HRA on 89 pitches
L- Buddy Boshers (0-2, 2.81ERA)/BSV (2)
Sunday, July 14th starting pitcher- Thomas Pannone
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (40-50)
The Fisher Cats lost 11 to 9. New Hampshire outhit the Yard Goats 17 to 11 and made a game of it with 5 runs in the 9th inning.
Starter- Patrick Murphy 4.1IP, 3H, 3R, 3BB, 7K on 77 pitches
L-Willy Ortiz (3-5, 6.06ERA)
Sunday, July 14th starting pitcher- Nate Pearson
Dunedin Blue Jays (57-31)
GM1 The D-Jays lost 5 to 2
Starter- Joey Murray 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 1BB, 5K on 82 pitches
L- Murray (5-2, 1.71ERA)
GM2 The D-Jays lost 2 to 0 being held to 3 hits.
Starter- Graham Spraker 5.2IP, 6H, 2R, 3BB, 5K on 87 pitches
L- Spraker (6-3, 2.23ERA)
Sunday, July 14th starting pitcher- TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (44-47)
The Lugnuts lost 12 to 4
HR- Jake Brodt (10)
Starter- Juan De Paula 1.2IP, 7H, 7R, 2BB, 1K, and 1HRA on 53 pitches
L- De Paula (3-3, 9.39ERA)
Sunday, July 14th starting pitcher- Fitz Stadler
Vancouver Canadians (8-21)
The C’s lost 6 to 2
Starter- Juan Diaz 5.2IP, 3H, 3R, 2BB, 5K, and 1HRA on 89 pitches
L- Diaz (1-2, 3.96ERA)
Sunday, July 14th starting pitcher- Nick Fraze
Bluefield Blue Jays (12-12)
Blue Jays lost 14 to 5
Starter- Sam Ryan 3.0IP, 4H, 1R, 0BB, 1K on 33 pitches
L- Jared DiCesare (2-1, 3.60ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (6-8)
Lost 6 to 5
Rehab Starter- Andrew Sopko 3.0IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
L- Eliezer Bello (0-1, 2.08ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (19-17)
- Buffalo Brito (Solo HR), Michael De La Cruz (2-for-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI)
- NH Forrest Wall (2-for-5, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI, K), Santiago Espinal (2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI, K), Joshua Palacios (2-for-5), Christian Williams (2-for-4, R, 2B, 2K), Kevin Smith (3-for-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI), Alberto Mineo (4-for-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI), and Chad Spanberger (2-for-5, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, K)
- D-Jays GM1 Cullen Large (2-for-4, RBI, K)
- D-Jays GM2 Cullen Large (2-for-3) and Jackson Rees (1.1IP, H, 3K)
- Lansing Otto Lopez (2-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB), Johnny Aiello (2-for-3, R, 2B)
- C’s Tanner Morris (2-for-4, R, HR, RBI), Mc Gregory Contreras (2-for-4, 2B), Ronny Brito (1-for-2, R, HR, RBI, BB, K, CS)
- Bluefield Angel Camacho (2-for-4), Steward Berroa (2-for-4, 3B, 2K), and D.J. Daniels (1-for-3, 2B, 3RBI)
- GCL Javier D’Orazio (1-for-2, R, 2B, 2RBI), Tanner Kirwer (1-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB), Jhon Solarte (2-for-4, 2RBI), and Sopko (see above)
Player of the Day
Saturday, July 13th POD goes to Marcus Reyes
Lansing’s 24-yr-old reliever threw 3 scoreless innings in Saturday’s 12 to 4 blowout. The former 38th round selection from the 2017 Draft has consistently put up impressive numbers, going 2-0 with a 1.65ERA in 27.1IP across 3 levels during his rookie season. He followed that up with a 1-2, 1.35ERA in 33.1IP for the Vancouver Canadians in 2018.
Marcus as assigned to the Lansing Lugnuts in 2019 and he’s been rock solid as a multi-inning reliever.
April- 0-1, 2.79ERA, 6H, 2BB, 6K, 9.2IP
May- 1-0, 3.31ERA, 8H, 5BB, 9K, 16.1IP
June- 3-0, 1.76ERA, 5BB, 12K, 15.1IP
July- 1-0, 0.00ERA, 4H, 2BB, 7K, 9.1IP
Marcus Reyes entered the game in the 6th inning after Justin Watts issued two walks, a single, and walk to give the Cedar Rapids Kernels 9 to 4 lead. Reyes got the first batter he faced to flyout followed by a run-scoring fielders choice which resulted in an error and three runs crossing the plate (not Reyes’ fault and all charged to Watts). Reyes would retire the next 8 batters to finish the game for the Nuts.
Marcus Reyes finished with a line of 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K. He threw 23 of his 30 pitches for strikes. Reyes induced one ground ball out and 3 fly ball outs. The 5-foot-11 lefty has not allowed run in 12.1IP over his last 5 outings. He’s picked up 4 wins and no loses in his last 10 games with a 1.19ERA, 7 walks, and 16 strikeouts.
Overall, Denville, NJ., native is 5-1 with a 2.13ERA over 25 appearances. He’s allowed 50 hits (.259 opp BA) and 14 walks in 50.2IP for a 1.26WHIP and 34 strikeouts.
The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show
Bo Bichette went 1-for-4. Bo doubled (14) in the 5th inning, scoring Michael De La Cruz to tie the game 3-3. He reached in the 7th inning thanks to an error committed by Tzu-Wei Lin. Bo Bichette stole 2nd base (13), then stole 3rd base (14) but was left stranded. Bichette walked in to lead off the 10th inning but was left standing at 3rd base to end the frame. Overall, the 21-yr-old Bichette is batting .302 with a .854OPS in 41 games.
Griffin Conine was in RF and batting cleanup for the Lansing Lugnuts. He went hitless in 4 at-bats, striking out 2x. He’s struck out in 8 of his last 13 at-bats but is still batting .303 with a .998OPS in 37 games with Lansing.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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