July 17th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Two homers for Bo Bichette

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The system finished 2 and 5. There were a bunch of high scoring games; unfortunately, the Blue Jays affiliates were on the wrong side of them. Gabriel Martinez lead the system with 4 hits, two of them were doubles. Bo Bichette hit a pair of bombs while Leonel Callez drove in 4 runs. Maximo Castillo and Sean Wymer were the standout pitchers for the system with Castillo picking up the W, Wymer was saddled with the L.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (51-45)

 

The Bisons won 9 to 6. The Herd hit 4 home runs. The pitching staff issued more walks than hits allowed with 11 free passes and 9 hits.

 

HR- Bo Bichette 2x (7), Patrick Kivlehan (18), and Andy Burns (10)

 

Starter- T.J. Zeuch 4.2IP, 7H, 4R, 5BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 103 pitches

 

W- Kirby Snead (3-1, 3.16ERA)

 

H- Zach Jackson (6)

 

SV- Jason Adams (1)

 

Thursday, July 18th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (41-53)

 

The Fisher Cats 10 to 4.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 4.1IP, 4H, 8R, 6BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 84pitches

 

L- Diaz (8-7, 3.97ERA)

 

Thursday, July 18th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-33)

 

The D-Jays won 5 to 2 lead by a 3-for-3 game by Demi Orimoloye and a 2-for-2 game by Kevin Vicuna. Maverik Buffo made his return to Dunedin, missing the first half of the season with an injury.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0IP, 5H, 2R, 4BB, 5K on 93 pitches

 

W- Castillo (6-5, 3.09ERA)

 

SV- Maverik Buffo (1)

 

Thursday, July 18th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (45-49)

 

The Nuts lost 3 to 2, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th only to give up 3 runs in the top of the 5th inning. Johnny Aiello hit his 2nd HR in two games and 3rd in his last 8 games. That was the game.

 

Marcus Reyes extended his scoreless streak to 15.1IP, dropping his ERA from 2.82 to 2.01.

 

HR- Johnny Aiello

 

Starter- Sean Wymer 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, BB, 4K on 84 pitches

 

L- Wymer (5-8, 5.76ERA)

 

Thursday, July 18th starting pitcher- Juan De Paula

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (11-22)

 

The C’s surrendered 2 runs in the 2nd and 4th innings, sandwiching a one-run inning in between. The C’s scored 4 runs in the 5th and a run in the 6th to tie the game but the Indians took back the lead with a run in the bottom half of the 6th.

 

HR- Luis De Los Santos (1)

 

Starter- Gabriel Ponce 3.0IP, 3H, 3R, 3BB, 3K on 58 pitches

 

L- Randy Pondler (3-2, 7.08ERA)

 

Thursday, July 18th starting pitcher- Juan Diaz

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (14-13)

 

Lost 9 to 4

 

HR- D.J. Daniels (2)

 

Starter- Lazaro Estrada 3.2IP, 8H, 7R, 0BB, 4K, and 1HRA

 

L- Estrada (2-1, 6.85ERA)

 

GCL Blue Jays (9-8)

No Game

 

DSL Blue Jays (19-20)

Lost 21 to 9…..not a typo

 

HR- Leonel Callez (1)

 

Starter- Soenni Martinez 3.1IP, 11H, 9R, 0BB, 2K

 

L- Martinez (1-1, 6.32ERA)

 

Top Performers:

Player of the Day

Wednesday, July 17th POD goes to Demi Orimoloye

 

Playing RF and batting cleanup, Orimoloye picked up two singles and a double in three at-bats (6IP game). He also scored a run and drove in a run. He doubled in the 2nd inning and scored on a Chavez Young double to put the D-Jays on the board and start what turned out to be a 4-run 2nd inning.

 

Demi singled in the 3rd but was stranded at 2nd base. He singled in the 4th inning, scoring Kevin Vicuna with the D-Jays 5th runs for a 5 to 2 win; unfortunately, the inning ended on the play as Cullen Large was gunned down at the plate attempting to score from 2nd base.

 

After being lights out in June (.342BA), Demi has come back to earth with a .217 BA in 13 games played in July. With multi-hit games in his last 4 games, (2, 2, 0, 3), Demi Orimoloye might be heating up again.

 

Overall, Demi is batting .234 with 12 doubles, 3 triples, and 7 HR while driving in 48 and scoring 42 runs.

 

The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show

 

Bo Bichette had a big game with two home runs. His first, a solo jack, in the 5th inning to tie the game at 4-4 while his 2nd, a 2-run shot to CF, gave the Herd a 9 to 6 lead. The Blue Jays Top Prospect is batting .309 with hits in his last 5 games and three straight 2-hit games. Bichette has 31 runs scored, 15 doubles, a triple, and 7HR in 46 Triple-A games.

 

Griffin Conine went 1-for-5 with no strikeouts. No K’s…..that’s an accomplishment. Griffin’s last strikeout-less game came on July 1st, 10 games ago. He is batting .305 with a 1.002OPS.

 

 

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