August 10th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Pearson strikes out 8

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The system went 2 and 4. Non-Drafted Justin Ammons led the system with 4 hits and two doubles. Eric Rivera, Gabriel Martinez, and Griffin Conine collected 3 hits each. PK Morris and Conine drove in 3 RBI for their clubs.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (59-58)

 

The Herd won 5 to 3

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Tayler Saucedo 2.0IP, 3H, 3R, 4BB, 4K on 52 pitches

 

W- Kirby Snead (5-1, 3.02ERA)

 

H- Zach Jackson (8) and Jackson McClelland (1)

 

SV- Ty Tice (4)

 

Sunday, August 11th starting pitcher- Anthony Kay

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (50-67)

 

The Fisher Cats lost 3 to 2. 4th loss in a row and 6th in the past 7 games.

 

HR- Josh Palacios (4)

 

Starter- Nate Pearson 6.0IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 8K, and 1HRA on 93 pitches

 

L- Corey Copping (1-2, 4.09ERA)

 

Sunday, August 11th starting pitcher- Hector Perez

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (66-48)

 

Sunwing Delay

 

Sunday, August 11th starting pitcher- Josh Winckowski and likely Maximo Castillo

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (56-61)

 

The Lugnuts won 6 to 0

 

HR- Griffin Conine (18)

 

Starter- Troy Watson 7.0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K on 87 pitches

 

W- Troy Watson (6-3, 3.42ERA)

 

Sunday, August 11th starting pitcher- Troy Miller

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (20-34)

 

C’s lost 11 to 1

 

HR- Trevor Schwecke (1)

 

Starter- Grant Townsend 2.1IP, 6H, 6R, 2BB, 5K on 61 pitches

 

L- Townsend (2-3, 3.56ERA)

 

Sunday, August 11th starting pitcher-TBD

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (25-25)

Lost 11 to 10

 

HR- PK Morris (5)

 

Starter- Roither Hernandez 2.1IP, 7H, 10R, 1BB, 2K, and 2HRA on 66 pitches

 

L- Hernandez (2-4, 7.04ERA)

 

GCL Blue Jays (17-19)

No Game

 

DSL Blue Jays (28-32)

Lost 10 to 8

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Jonatan Bernal 5.0IP, 5H, 5R, 0BB, 4K, and 1HRA

 

L- Bernal (1-2, 3.60ERA)

 

Top Performers:

 

Player of the Day

Saturday, August 10th POD goes to the Lansing pitching staff.

The Dayton Dragons were held hitless until Mile Gordon hit a one-out triple in the 6th inning. This would be the only hit the Dragons would get.

 

Starter Troy Watson picked up his 6th win, throwing 59 of his 87 pitches for strikes. He generated 7 flyball outs and 7 groundball outs. Watson struck out 4 and didn’t walk a batter. The 22-yr-old righty has carried his July success into August. In July, Watson went 3-1 with a 2.08ERA in 5 games and has gone 1-1 with a 2.08ERA in two August starts.

Will McAffer and Cre Finfrock each chucked an inning in relief of Watson. McAffer did not allow a hit, striking out 3 batters to lower his ERA to 4.14. Will McAffer threw 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes while striking out the side in the 7th inning.

 

Finfrock threw 8 of his 12 pitches for strikes, throwing a perfect 9th inning. Finfrock struck out 2 batters with no walks in his inning of service. He has converted a perfect 13 for 13 in save opportunities while striking out 43 in 33.1IP.

 

The Kevin Smith and Griffin Conine Show

 

Kevin Smith DH’d and batted 6th for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Smith went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a double, a strikeout. He is batting .215 and has 19 doubles, 43 runs scored, and 17HR in 97 games. Smith has gone cold again with a .182 batting average over his 10 games.

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted cleanup. He went 3-for-5 with a run scored, a  solo HR, and three RBI. The 22-yr-old did not strikeout, finally. This snaps a string of 19 games, dating back to July 17th, where Conine had at least one K. Conine is heating up after a slow July where he batting .250 and struck out 44 times. He is batting .333 with 4HR and 9RBI over his last 10 games. He is batting .288 with, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 18HR, 48RBI, and a .945OPS in 60 games.

 

 

 

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