Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Saturday, August 11th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 3 and 5.
Buffalo Bisons (52-63)
The Herd lost 6 to 3
HR- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (4)
Starter- Brandon Cumpton 5.0 IP, 10-H, 5-R, 1-BB, 5-K, and 2-HRA on 97 pitches
L- Cumpton (2-2, 5.40 ERA)
Sunday, August 12th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (67-48)
The Cats lost 5 to 2
Starter- Tayler Saucedo 5.2 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 4-BB, 2-K on 83 pitches
L- Saucedo (3-2, 4.69 ERA)
Sunday, August 12th starting pitcher- Jon Harris
Dunedin Blue Jays (60-57)
The D-Jays lost 10 to 8
Starter- Connor Eller 4.0 IP, 9-H, 8-R, 2-BB, 4-K on 81 pitches
L- Eller (6-5, 3.70 ERA)
Sunday, August 12th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy
Lansing Lugnuts (70-48)
The Nuts lost 8 to 6
HR- Reggie Pruitt (1)
Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0-IP, 5-H, 5-R, 5-BB, 2-K, and 1-HRA on 85 pitches
L- Matt Shannon (3-3, 4.93 ERA)
Sunday, August 12th starting pitcher- Kyle Weatherly
Vancouver Canadians (29-25)
The C’s won 8 to 5
Starter- Jose Espada 5.0 IP, 2-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 5-K on 85 pitches
W- Espada (3-4, 3.75 ERA)
H- Joey Pulido (2)
SV- Cobi Johnson (8)
Sunday, August 12th starting pitcher- Randy Pondler
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (31-20)
The Blue Jays won 7 to 1
Starter- Nathanael Perez 5.0IP, 2-H, 1-R, 3-BB, 5-K on 67 pitches
W- Perez (3-1, 5.01 ERA)
The Blue Jays won 7 to 5
HR- DJ Neal (3)
Starter- Adams Cuevas 5.0 IP, 6-H, 2-R, 1-BB, 4-K, and 1-HRA on 70 pitches
BSV/W- Sean Rackoski (2)/(6-2, 3.05 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (21-21)
DSL Blue Jays (34-26)
The Blue Jays lost 9 to 5
Starter- Juan Acosta 9.0 IP, 6-H, 5-R, 0-BB, 8-K
L- Acosta (1-1, 0.61 ERA)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s VGJ (see below) and Tim Lopes (2-for-3, RBI).
- The D-Jays’ Joshua Palacios (4-for-6, R, 3B, 3-RBI), Brock Lundquist (2-for-4, R, BB), Alberto Mineo (1-for-3, 2-R, 2-BB), Nash Knight (3-for-5, R, 2B, RBI), Kacy Clemens (2-for-5, R, 2B), and Rodrigo Orozco (2-for-5, R, 2-RBI)
- The Bolts’ Reggie Pruitt (2-for-5, 2-R, 2B, HR, 3-RBI), Norberto Obeso (2-for-4, R, 3B), Vinny Capra (2-for-3, 2-R, BB), and Jesus Navarro (2-for-2, R, 2B, RBI, 2-BB)
- The C’s Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, BB), Tanner Kirwer (1-for-3, R, 2B, 3-RBI, SB), Griffin Conine (3-for-5, R, 2B), Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-5, R, HR, 2-HR), Mc Gregory Contreras (2-for-4, R)
- Bluefield’s Game 1- Cal Stevenson (3-for-4, RBI, BB), Rafael Lantigua (1-for-3, 2-R, BB), Patrick Morris (1-for-2, 2-R, BB), Luis De Los Santos (0-for-2, 2-R, RBI, BB). Game 2- DJ Neal (2-for-4, solo HR), Jose Theran (2-for-3, R, 3B, 2-RBI)
- DSL’s Acosta (see above), Jhon Solarte (3-for-4, BB), and Rainer Nunez (2-for-5, R)
Saturday, August 11th POD goes to Gabriel Moreno
The 18-yr-old didn’t start game 1 of the Bluefield Blue Jays doubleheader on Saturday but came into the game as a pinch hitter for Davis Schneider in the 7th inning with the bases loaded. After fouling off two pitches, Moreno stroked a 1-2 pitch to the outfield for a 2-run single. Blue Jays 7 to 1. He remained in the game and caught the bottom of the 7th.
The native of Venezuela started the 2nd half of the doubleheader, catching Adams Cuevas. Moreno struck out swinging in the 2nd inning and singled in the 4th inning before exploding in his final two at-bats. Moreno hit an RBI double in the 6th to get the Blue Jays on the board, 1-2.
The 5-foot-11 catcher stepped to the plate to lead off the 8th inning (extra innings) with Alejandro Kirk starting at 2nd base. He sent a 1-1 pitch to left field for another RBI double to push the Blue Jays into the lead, 5 to 4. Moreno would score Bluefield’s 7th run on Jose Theran’s triple two batters later.
Gabriel Moreno finished the day with two singles, two doubles, two runs scored, five RBI, and one strikeout. Moreno batted .413 with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, and 22 RBI in 23 games with the GCL BJ’s before getting the call to Bluefield. In 9 games with Bluefield, Moreno is batting .381 with 3 doubles, a HR, and 8 RBI.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. really needs to stop this before someone gets hurt, like Jays management when the fans begin rioting in the streets for his promotion. Vladdy hit another HR yesterday, a solo shot, to make it 4-straight games. He also picked up a single to bump his average up to .441 as a member of the Buffalo Bisons.
That’s 4 straight…..going oppo
Bo Bichette batted leadoff and played SS for the Fisher Cats. He hit a single and walked twice while also being caught stealing. Bo is batting .281 with 38 walks and 82 strikeouts in 108 games.
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