JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Jones and Javy Lead Canadians to Win

Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as the Vancouver Canadians keep rolling.


June 21, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update


The Buffalo Bisons (34-37) continue to be unable to beat the Rochester Red Wings, losing 3-1 in afternoon action in Rochester on Wednesday. Luis Santos was touched for three solo home runs to account for all of Rochester’s scoring, giving up three runs on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts over six innings. John Stilson and Matt Dermody pitched a scoreless inning each to finish the game.


The Bisons’ anemic offence had just three hits including a single, a walk and an RBI from Mike Ohlman and singles from Jake Elmore and Roemon Fields.

L: Luis Santos (2-7)


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-40) dropped their Wednesday night game 2-1 against the Harrisburg Senators. Andrew Guillotte had two of the Fisher Cats’ six hits while Jonatahn Davis was 1/4 with a double and Danny Jansen was 1/2 with a walk and the club’s only RBI. Jake Thomas also hit a double.


Francisco Rios had a strong start, allowing just two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings. Kender Villegas gave up just a hit and a walk in two innings, striking out two and Andrew Case scattered four hits over two innings to finish the game.

L: Francisco Rios (3-5)


The Dunedin Blue Jays (34-35) got three throwing errors from Lourdes Gurriel and lost 9-3 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Ryan Borucki was the starter and probably deserved better than the loss after allowing five runs (only three earned) on seven hits and one walk in six innings, striking out five. Philip Walby allowed an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in the seventh, Tom Robson pitched a scoreless eighth and Jackson McClelland was tagged for three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk in the ninth.


Jon Berti, continuing his rehab assignment, was 2/4 with a run and Gurriel tried to make up for this throwing problems by going 2/4 with an RBI. Josh Almonte hit a double and Cavan Biggio was 1/4 with a run and an RBI.

L: Ryan Borucki (3-4)


The Lansing Lugnuts (37-29) were off for the Midwest League All-Star Break.


The Vancouver Canadians (5-2) made it a second win in a row against the Everett AquaSox, coming out on top 8-4 in Wednesday night’s action. The offense took full flight before the roster gets an overhaul thanks to a number of newly assigned 2017 draftees, scoring eight times on 12 hits. Lance Jones led the hit parade, becoming a candidate to move upwards thanks to a 3/5 game that including a double, a n RBI, three runs and a stolen base and he’s now hitting .409 for the young season. Javier Hernandez, returning to Vancouver this year, was also 3/5 with two triples and three RBI. Bryan Lizardo was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and two runs while Deiferson Barreto was 2/4 with an RBI. Mattingly Romanin was 1/3 with two walks while Owen Spiwak, another Canadian, was 1/3 with a walk.


Juan Nunez started and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings but allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits with one walk. Grayson Huffman earned the win, tossing 2 1/3 innings and giving up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Orlando Pascual threw two scoreless innings and Jared Carkuff finished the game with a scoreless ninth to seal the victory.

W: Juliandry Higuera (1-0)


The DSL Blue Jays (12-4) ran out of time and luck with the weather, losing a 1-0 game to the DSL Orioles when it was stopped in the seventh inning due to rain. Ronald Magdaniel took the loss but threw a heck of a game, tossing five innings and giving up just one unearned run on four hits while striking out six. Nicolas Medina struck out two in his inning of work.


The Blue Jays got six hits including two from catcher Gabriel Moreno while Steward Berroa was on base twice with a single and a walk.

L: Ronald Magdaniel (1-1)





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Jay Blue

Jay Blue is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Jays from Away, providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the Blue Jays' minor league system.