Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Tuesday, July 31st, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 6 and 2.
Buffalo Bisons (47-57)
The Herd lost 11 to 8
HR- Danny Jansen (11)
Starter- Nick Tepesch 2.0 IP, 28H, 8-R, 1-BB, 1-K, and 3-HR on 58 pitches
L- Tepesch (1-6, 7.90 ERA with the Herd)
Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Double Header: TBD and Murphy Smith
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (61-44)
The Fisher Cats won 11 to 5
HR- Harold Ramirez (8)
Starter- Tayler Saucedo 6.0IP, 8-H, 4-R, 0-BB, 3-K on 96 pitches
W- Saucedo (3-1, 4.71 ERA with the Cats)
Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Jon Harris
Dunedin Blue Jays (55-51)
The D-Jays won 8 to 0
Starter- Maverik Buffo 6.0 IP, 2-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 5-K on 77 pitches
W- Buffo (3-2, 2.70 ERA with the D-Jays)
Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Connor Eller
Lansing Lugnuts (62-46)
The Bolts won 8 to 7
HR- Chad Spanberger (1 with the Lugs and 23rd for the season)
Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 2-K on 52 pitches
W- Spraker (2-2, 2.72 ERA)
SV- Dany Jimenez (8)
Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Kyle Weatherly
Vancouver Canadians (24-22)
The Canadians won 6 to 3
Starter- Joey Murray 2.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 1-K on 22 pitches
W- Sean Wymer (3-2, 4.64 ERA)
SV- Cobi Johnson (6)
Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Nick Allgeyer
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (23-17)
The Blue Jays lost 7 to 6
HR- Rafael Lantigua (1)
Starter- Nathanael Perez 5.0 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 2-BB, 5-K on 69 pitches
L- Sean Rackoski (5-2, 2.65)
H- Pascoe (2)
BSV- Josh Almonte (1)
GCL Blue Jays (16-16)
The Blue Jays won 11 to 6
Starter- Emanuel Vizcaino 4.0 IP, 7-H, 5-R, 3-BB, 4-K
W- Franniel Polanco (1-0, 3.24 ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (28-22)
The Blue Jays won 7 to 3
Starter- Alexis Carmona 6.0 IP, 4-H, 1-R, 0-BB, 4-K
W- Carmona (2-1, 4.54 ERA)
H- Junior Guzman (1)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Anthony Alford (1-for-3, 2-R, 2-BB), Vladdy (see below), Danny Jansen (2-for-5, R, HR, 3-RBI), Rowdy Tellez (2-for-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI), Billy McKinney (2-for-5, 2B, RBI), and Gift Ngoepe (3-for-4, R), and Conor Fisk (3IP, 2-H, 3-K)
- NH’s Max Pentecost (2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI), Jon Berti (2-for-4, 2-R, RBI), Eduard Pinto (3-for-5, 2-R, 2B), Santiago Espinal (3-for-4, 2-R, 2B, 3B, 3-RBI)
- The D-Jays’ Brock Lundquist (2-for-4, R, RBI), Riley Adams (1-for-2, R, 2-BB), Kacy Clemens (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI), Ivan Castillo (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI), and Buffo (see above)
- Lansing’s Chavez Young (2-for-5, R, SB), Samad Taylor (1-for-5, 2B, 3-RBI), Chad Spanberger (3-for-5, R, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI, SB), Reggie Pruitt (3-for-4, 2-R, 3B, RBI, SB)
- The C’s Tanner Kirwer (2-for-4, 2-R, RBI, 2-SB), Griffin Conine (2-for-3, 2-2B, RBI, BB), Jesus Severino (2-for-4, R, 2B), Brandon Polizzi (3-for-4, 2-R, RBI, 2-SB)
- Bluefield’s Cal Stevenson (see below), Alejandro Kirk (2-RBI), Hagen Danner (2-for-4, R, 2B), Rafael Lantigua (2-for-5, 2-R, HR, 3-RBI)
- GCL’s Adrian Ramos (2-for-4, 2-R, 2B, 2-RBI, SB), Addison Barger (1-for-5, 2-R, 3B, 2-RBI, BB), Jordan Groshans (3-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 6-RBI, BB), Yhordegny Kelly (3-for-5, 3-R, HR, RBI)
- DSL’s Jhon Solarte (2-for-4, 2-R, 2-RBI, BB), Jose Rivas (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB), Miguel Hiraldo (3-for-5, R, 3B, 2-RBI, SB), Alberto Rodriguez (2-for-4, RBI), Erickvi Celedonio (2-for-4, R, 2-SB), Geyber Jimenez (2-for-3, R, 3B, RBI, BB), and Carmona (see above)
Tuesday, July 31st POD goes to Harold Ramirez
It is worth noting that Spanberger and Groshans were just as deserving but I decided to go with the higher level and even that was tough when comparing the performances of Espinal and Ramirez. Ultimately, I was wowed by Ramirez’ display of power (HR) and speed (2-SB).
Batting third and playing in RF for the Fisher Cat on Tuesday, Ramirez got his day started with a single with an infield single and steal of 2nd base (10). Ramirez scored on a Max Pentecost single to put NH up 1 to 0. He reached base again in the 2nd inning thanks to a fielding error by the IronPigs shortstop and stole 2nd base (11) but was stranded there when Cavan Biggio flew out to end the inning.
Harold Ramirez came to the plate with the bases loaded and 1-out in the 3rd inning. With the count 1-1, the Fisher Cats’ outfield sent the ball over the wall in RF for a grand slam (8). The Cats lead exploded to 10 to 4. He would draw a leadoff walk in the 5th inning but did not score as the Cats were held off the board from the 4th inning on. He popped out in his final at-bat.
The 23-yr-old has played really well this season, re-establishing himself as legit prospect and consistent Double-A contributor. He is batting .293 with 5 runs, 2-HR, 9-RBI, and 3-SB over his last 10 games, pushing 2018 batting average from .304 to .307. Overall, Ramirez has 27 doubles, 8-HR, 48 RBI, and 11-SB.
Cal Stevenson On-Base Streak
Cal Stevenson extended his on-base streak to 34 games, going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, a run scored, and an RBI. Cal is batting .327 with a .503 OBP.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his Triple-A debut on Tuesday. He was hitless but it was an impressive 0-for as he walked 3 times, scored a run, and picked up his first RBI with the Bisons in the 6th inning with a sac fly to cash Ngoepe in from 3rd. VGJ batted 3rd and played 3rd base.
Bo Bichette played SS and batted 2nd for the Fisher Cats on Tuesday. Bo went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a walk. Bo drew a bases-loaded walk in the 3rd inning to push Jon Berti across for the Fisher Cats 6th run and 3rd run of the inning. Bichette is batting .272 with a .330 OBP and is slugging .449.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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