Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as Bluefield drops game two of their playoff series
September 3, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update
The Buffalo Bisons (64-76) had their game cancelled because of inclement weather.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (58-80) had their game cancelled because of rain.
The Dunedin Blue Jays (72-66) lost their penultimate regular season game of the year 3-1 to the Clearwater Threshers. Patrick Murphy had a decent start, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. Three pitchers combined for the final 3 1/3 innings with Nick Hartman retiring all four batters he faced, striking out one, Zach Jackson giving the Blue Jays a perfect eighth with a strikeout and Kirby Snead finishing the ninth, giving up a hit and striking out one.
L: Patrick Murphy (0-1)
In their second-to-last regular season game, the Lansing Lugnuts (63-72) fell 5-4 to the Dayton Dragons who scored in the eighth and ninth to take over the lead. Yonardo Herdenez was solid, giving up two runs on two hits (including a home run) and two walks with five strikeouts through five innings. Bobby Eveld was credited with a blown save, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk over three innings, striking out two. Gaudy Ramirez gave up the winning run on two hits and a walk in the ninth.
The Lugnuts had 10 hits, getting two-hit games from Rodrigo Orozco (2/5, 2 2B, R), Joshua Palacios, (2/4, 2B, RBI, R), David Jacob (2/4, RBI, R) and Mitch Nay (2/4). Luis Silva also drove in a run, going 1/4.
L: Gaudy Ramirez (0-1)
In their final regular season game, the Vancouver Canadians (43-33) triumphed 5-0 over the Tri-City Dust Devils. Vancouver sent out all of their pitchers in their last regular season game, getting a combined shutout from seven hurlers. The Canadians marched to the hill Colton Laws (1 IP, 2 H), Juan Nunez (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K), Donnie Sellers (W, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K), Wilfri Aleton (2 IP, 2 H, 1 K), Grayson Huffman ( 1 IP, 1 BB), Brayden Bouchey (1 IP, 1 K) and Joe DiBenedetto (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K).
On the offensive side, Brandon Polizzi was 2/5 in the leadoff spot, driving in a run and stealing two bases. Deiferson Barreto was 2/4 with an RBI and Brock Lundquist was 1/4 with a walk, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Owen Spiwak had the club’s only extra-base hit and Norberto Obeso was on base three times with a single, two walks, a run and a stolen base. Both Lundquist and Obeso had an outfield assist.
W: Donnie Sellers (3-1)
The Pulaski Yankees evened their playoff series with the Bluefield Blue Jays (1-1) as the Jays lost 6-4. The Yankees got to Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year Randy Pondler who surrendered three runs on eight hits (including two home runs) and one walk with three strikeouts. In four innings to finish the game, Elio Silva allowed three runs on three hits (including a home run) and one walk.
Antony Fuentes was 3/4 with a double, a home run and two runs, leading the offense while Chavez Young was on base four times, going 2/2 with two walks and a run, adding an assist from the outfield. Ryan Gold continued to swing a hot bat, going 2/4 with a double and Brandon Grudzielanek was 1/4 with two RBI.
L: Randy Pondler (0-1)
HR: Antony Fuentes (1)
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