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The system went 2 and 5. Yeison Jimenez led the system with 4 hits while D.J. Daniels slugged a pair of home runs and led the system with 4RBI. Simeon Woods Richardson made his Blue Jays debut with Dunedin. Blake Sanderson was promoted from the GCL to the FSL but it didn’t go well. Alek Manoah threw two scoreless innings for the C’s.
Buffalo Bisons (57-54)
Starter- Conor Fisk 6.0IP, 6H, 3R, 0BB, 4K, 1HRA on 77 pitches
L- Fisk (3-6, 5.43ERA)
Saturday, August 3rd starting pitcher- T.J. Zeuch (couple good start could result in a ML start)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (49-61)
The Cats won 7 to 5 with Brock Lundquist driving in 3 runs for New Hampshire. Vinny Capra pushed Chad Spanberger across home plate in the top of the 9th inning for what proved to be the winning run. Santiago Espinal added an insurance run, he also stole 2 bases in the contest.
Starter- Joey Murray 5.0IP, 5H, 3R, 2BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 96 pitches
W- Corey copping (1-1, 4.50ERA)/BSV (2)
SV- Dany Jimenez (2)
Saturday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Yennsy Diaz
Dunedin Blue Jays (63-44)
The D-Jays welcomed Simeon Woods Richardson into the fold; unfortunately, SWR’s control wasn’t great in his 1st start at the Advanced-A level. Dunedin lost 7 to 2.
Starter- Simeon Woods Richardson 3.2IP, 1H, 3R, 4BB, 5K on 64 pitches
L- SWR (0-1, 7.36ERA)
Saturday, August 3rd starting pitcher-TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (51-58)
The Lugnuts lost 5 to 1. Lansing managed just 3 hits, including 2 doubles. The club walked 6 times and struck out 5 times.
Starter- Sean Wymer 5.0IP, 7H, 5R, 2BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 92 pitches
L- Wymer (5-11, 5.97ERA)
Saturday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Juan De Paula
Vancouver Canadians (19-30)
The C’s lost 4 to 1.
Starter- Alek Manoah 2.0IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 3K on 31 pitches
L- William Gaston (1-3, 2.43ERA)
Saturday, August 3rd starting pitcher- Adam Kloffenstein
Bluefield Blue Jays (21-21)
Lost 7 to 6, wasting an outstanding start by Castaneda and power display by Daniels.
HR- Ryan Sloniger (5) and D.J. Daniels 2x (6)
Starter- Felipe Castaneda 6.0IP, 1H, 1R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA on 81 pitches
L- Kyle Huckaby (0-1, 4.86ERA)/BSV (1)
GCL Blue Jays (13-17)
DSL Blue Jays (26-27)
HR- Yeison Jimenz (1)
Starter-Yaifer Perdomo 5.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 4K
W- Jorman Gonzalez (1-1, 11.94ERA)
- Buffalo Richard Urena (2-for-4, 2B), Rowdy Tellez (2-for-4, 2RBI, K), Andy Burns (2-for-4, 2B, RBI)
- NH Santiago Espinal (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K, 2SB), Chad Spanberger (2-for-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
- D-Jays Cullen Large (2-for-4, 2B, RBI, K), Demi Orimoloye (2-for-4, R, K), and Kyle Weatherly, (2.1IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 4K)
- Lansing Otto Lopez (1-for-3, 2B, BB)
- C’s Jesus Lopez (2-for-4), and Nicolas Medina (1.2IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 4K)
- Bluefield Justin Ammons (3-for-5, R, 2-2B), Ryan Sloniger (2-for-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI, K), D.J. Daniels (3-for-4, 2R, 2B, 2x HR, 4RBI), and Castaneda (see above)
- DSL Yeison Jimenez (4-for-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI), Emmanuel Sanchez (2-for-3, 2BB, CS), Daniel Oliva (2-for-5, SB), and Perdomo (see above)
Player of the Day
Friday, August 2nd POD goes to Brock Lundquist
I’ve been watching the 23-yr-old outfield quietly get his season back on track, finishing off a dreadful July with several multi-hit games. Lundquist has 4 hits in his last two games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, 3RBI, and two K’s on Friday.
Playing LF and batting 5th, the native of Fountain Valley, CA., doubled in the 4th (16) tying the game up 4-4. Josh Palacios and Riley Adams scored on the play. Lundquist scored off a Chad Spanberger triple (1) to give NH the lead.
Lundquist singled in the 5th, scoring Forrest Wall to extend the Fisher Cats lead to 5-3. He struck out in his final at-bat.
The former 6th round selection is having a down season. May was his best month, batting .309 with .818OPS; unfortunately, Lundquist posted sub .200BA and .600OPS in April and June. July wasn’t much better (.225BA and .596OPS) but he helped himself with a stretch of 10 games where he posted a .364BA with 6 runs scored and 7RBI. He is batting .237 with a .658OPS and 16 doubles, 2 triples, 3HR (major disappointment), 35RBI, and 86K in 86 games with the Fisher Cats.
The Kevin Smith and Griffin Conine Show
Kevin Smith went hitless in 4 at-bats and struck out twice. Smith has a .324BA with 1HR and 5RBI in his last 10 games. After collecting multi-hit games in 4 of 5 games between July 26th to July 30th, Smith has gone hitless over his last 3 games (0-for-11 with 5K and 1BB). Smith is batting .211 with a .686OPS and 16HR.
Griffin Conine went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Conine has hits in 5 straight games to pump his batting average up to .282 from .274. He still strikes out too much with 20K in his previous 10 games and 87 in 53 games but the consistently hitting the ball hard has allowed him to carry a .947OPS.
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