August 11th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Big games for Rodriguez and Lundquist

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The system went 4 and 3.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (60-59)

 

The Herd lost 4 to 3. Jonathan Davis his a 2-run HR in the 4th inning and Socrates Brito singled home Santiago Espinal to give the Bisons a 3 to 1 lead. The Clippers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th off Bryan Baker to take the lead.

 

HR- Jonathan Davis (10)

 

Starter- Anthony Kay 6.0IP, 1H, 1R, 5BB, 8K on 92 pitches

 

L- Bryan Baker (0-1, 4.38ERA)

 

Tuesday, August 13th starting pitcher- Conor Fisk

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-67)

 

The Fisher Cats won 8 to 5

 

HR-Riley Adams (7) and Brook Lundquist (4)

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 4.0IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 3K on 78 pitches

 

W- Brad Wilson (2-0, 3.86ERA)

 

H- Mike Ellenbest (1)

 

SV- Dany Jimenez (3)

 

Tuesday, August 13th starting pitcher- Thomas Hatch and Joey Murray

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (68-48)

 

GM1 Won 3 to 2. Kevin Vicuna put the D-Jays on the board with a 2nd inning RBI single. Samad Taylor scored Vincuna with a ground-rule double. Alejandro Kirk provided some insurance an inning late with an RBI double. That was all Winckowski needed as he held a very good Marauders lineup to 3 hits. Sean Rackoski continues to provide quality relief since joining the Dunedin bullpen on July 26th with 2 innings of no-hit relief.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Josh Winckowski 5.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, 5K on 80 pitches

 

W- Winckowski (3-4, 2.56ERA)

 

SV- Sean Rackoski (1)

 

GM2 Won 7 to 5. Vicuna got things going again with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Nick Podkul scored Vicuna with an RBI single to put the D-Jays up 2-0 in the 2nd inning. Demi Orimoloye hit his 9th HR, a 2-run shot to left CF. Chavez Young tripled home Podkul to tie the game 5-5. Ryan Noda singled home Young and Orimoloye hit a sac fly to score Noda.

 

HR- Demi Orimoloye (9)

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 5.1IP, 6H, 5R, 0BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 72 pitches

 

W- Kyle Weatherly (3-3, 3.83ERA)

 

SV- Jackson Rees (4)

 

Monday, August 12th starting pitcher- Graham Spraker

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (57-61)

 

The Lugnuts won 10 to 6. Lansing collected 12 hits with three doubles, a triple, and 2HR. Lansing’s 21-yr-old infielder Rafael Lantigua hit his 1st HR of 2019, after 77 games. It was his 2nd in 192 games. Newly promoted Yorman Rodriguez drove in 5RBI, doing damage.

 

HR- Griffin Conine (19) and Rafael Lantigua (1)

 

Starter- Troy Miller 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, 1BB, 4K on 95 pitches

 

W- Troy Watson (5-7, 5.25ERA)

 

H- Cobi Johnson (3)

 

Monday, August 12th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer

 

Short-Season A-Ball

Vancouver Canadians (20-35)

 

C’s lost 3 to 2.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Gabriel Ponce 4.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 5K on 46 pitches

 

L- Pascoe (0-1, 6.43ERA)

 

Monday, August 12th starting pitcher-TBD

 

Rookie Ball

Bluefield Blue Jays (25-26)

Lost 14 to 5

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Naswell Paulino 3.2IP, 8H, 8R, 1BB, 3K, and 1HRA on 67 pitches

 

L- Paulino (1-1, 3.98ERA)

 

GCL Blue Jays (17-19)

No Game

 

DSL Blue Jays (28-32)

No Game

 

Top Performers:

 

  • Buffalo Jonathan Davis (2-for-4, R, HR, 2RBI, K)
  • NH Nash Knight (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI), Riley Adams (2-for-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI), Christian Williams (2-for-4, 2B, K), and Forrest Wall (2-for-4, R), and Mike Ellenbest (2.0IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K)
  • D-Jays GM1 Alejandro Kirk (1-for-3, 2B, RBI), Kevin Vicuna (1-for-2, R, K), Winckowski (see above), and Sean Rackoski (2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1K)
  • D- Jays GM2 Ryan Noda (2-for-4, 2R, 2B, RBI), Demi Orimoloye (1-for-3, R, HR, 3RBI, K), Nick Podkul (2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI)
  • Lansing Otto Lopez (2-for-4, 2R, BB, SB), Hunter Steinmetz (1-for-3, 2R, 2BB, K), Yorman Rodriguez (3-for-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI, CS), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-5, R, HR, 2RBI)
  • C’s Luis De Los Santos (2-for-4, 2B), Will Robertson (2-for-3, R, BB, K, SB), Ponce (see above)
  • Bluefield Justin Ammons (2-for-5, R, RBI), Spencer Horwitz (2-for-5, R, RBI), Davis Schneider (2-for-5, K), Ryan Sloniger (2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB)

 

Player of the Day

Sunday, August 11th POD goes to the Brock Lundquist

 

Yorman Rodriguez was equally deserving but he got the POD a couple of days ago.

 

The 23-yr-old former 6th round selection is having a developmental season. Many people, myself included, expected Lundquist to hit for more power than he’s shown in 2019 as a member of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The extra power is there with 18 doubles and a pair of triples but the over the fence power is a work in progress. After batting .337 in 49 games with the Dunedin Blue Jays, Lundquist struggled to bat over .200 in April and June while batting just .225 in July. May saw Lundquist collect 7 doubles and bat .309 and the main reason he owns a somewhat respectable batting average.

 

Batting 5th and playing LF for the Fisher Cats, Brook Lundquist collected his first hit of the day leading off the 4th inning with a double (18). He did not score. In the 5th inning with Vinny Capra on 3rd base and Riley Adams standing on 2nd base, Lundquist sent a 1-2 pitch over the wall in right CF to give NH a 6 to 5 lead.

 

Lundquist singled to leadoff the 7th inning and scored on a Logan Warmoth single to LF, Fisher Cats 7 and SeaWolves 5. In the 8th inning, Lundquist capped his day off with a sac fly to cash in Nash Knight with the Fisher Cats’ 8th run.

 

The native of Fountain Valley, CA., finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a HR, and 4RBI. He pushed his batting average up to .241 with a .671OPS. He is batting .314 over the past 10 games with 7 runs scored, a HR, and 7RBI.

 

The Kevin Smith and Griffin Conine Show

 

Kevin Smith played SS and batted 6th for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Smith went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. He is batting .213 and has 19 doubles, 43 runs scored, and 17HR in 98 games. Smith has gone cold again with a .182 batting average over his 10 games.

 

Griffin Conine played RF and batted cleanup. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a 2-run HR, and three RBI. The 22-yr-old is heating up after a slow July, batting .359 with 4HR and 10RBI over his last 10 games. He is batting .291 with, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 19HR, 51RBI, and a .965OPS in 61 games.

 

 

 

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