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On Sunday, August 12th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 4 and 1 with a game suspended in the 10th inning.
Buffalo Bisons (53-63)
The Herd won 5 to 4
Starter- Murphy Smith 5.0 IP, 4-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 2-K on 74 pitches
BSV/W- Tim Mayza (3)/(6-2, 4.56 ERA)
H- Custodio (1) and Jose Fernandez (4)
Monday, August 13th starting pitcher- Jacob Waguespack
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (67-48)
The Cats had their game suspended by rain in the 10th inning, tied at 1-1 with a runner on 1st and 2nd and Forrest Wall at the plate on a 2-1 count.
Monday, August 13th starting pitcher- no game
Dunedin Blue Jays (61-57)
The D-Jays won 11 to 4
Starter- Patrick Murphy 5.0 IP, 2-H, 2-R, 5-BB, 5-K on 85 pitches
W- Murphy (9-4, 2.78 ERA)
Monday, August 13th starting pitcher- Zach Logue
Lansing Lugnuts (71-48)
The Nuts won 6 to 4
HR- Ryan Noda (16)
Starter- Kyle Weatherly 5.0-IP, 7-H, 4-R, 4-BB, 2-K on 91 pitches
BSV/W- Dany Jimenez (4)/(5-2, 3.98 ERA)
SV- Andy Deramo (2)
Monday, August 13th starting pitcher- Matt Gunter
Vancouver Canadians (30-25)
The C’s won 6 to 4
Starter- Randy Pondler 6.2 IP, 8-H, 3-R, 0-BB, 2-K, and 1-HRA on 81 pitches
W- Fitz Stadler (1-2, 2.57 ERA)
SV- Marcus Reyes (2)
Monday, August 13th starting pitcher- Josh Winckowski
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (31-21)
The Blue Jays lost 8 to 3
Starter- Troy Watson 1.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 1-BB on 19 pitches
L- Alvaro Galindo (1-4, 9.33 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (21-21)
DSL Blue Jays (34-26)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Jonathan Davis (1-for-4, 2-R, 2-RBI, BB, SB), Dwight Smith Jr. (3-for-5, 2-2B, 3-RBI), Tim Lopes (2-for-4, R, 2-SB), and Murphy Smith (see above)
- The D-Jays’ Joshua Palacios (3-for-5, 3-R, 2B, HR, 4-RBI, BB), Ivan Castillo (2-for-5, 2-2B, RBI), Kevin Smith (HR, 3-RBI), Logan Warmoth (2-for-5, R), Nash Knight (3-for-5, 2-R, 2B, RBI), and Jackson McClelland (1IP, 3-outs on 4 pitches)
- The Bolts’ Chavez Young (1-for-1, 2-R, 2B, 2-BB), Andres Sotillo (3-for-4, R, 2B), Dany Jimenez (3.0IP, H, BB, 3K)
- The C’s Yorman Rodriguez (2-RBI)
- Bluefield’s Dominic Abbadessa (2-for-4, R, SB), DJ Neal (2-for-3, R, BB, SB), Gabriel Moreno (1-for-4, R, 2-RBI)
Sunday, August 12th POD goes to Dwight Smith Jr.
DSJ has spent the year between Toronto and Buffalo and scuffled in July to a .219 batting average. He appears to have rediscovered his stroke in August with a .321 batting average in 8 games. Smith had a good game on Sunday with a single and two doubles with 3 RBI in 5 AB’s.
Batting in the two-hole and manning LF, DSJ lined out in his AB after a Jonathan Davis walk to leadoff the bottom of the 1st inning. The Bisons put up a 4 spot in the 2nd inning, Dwight contributed with a 2-RBI single to center field to score Tim Lopes and Jonathan Davis.
Leading off the 5th inning, DSJ hit 2-0 pitch into LF for his 1st double (13) of the day. Vlad, Anthony Alford, and Rowdy Tellez were unable to bring him home. He hit an infield fly for the 2nd out of the 7th inning.
In the bottom of the 10th inning with the score tied at 5’s and Jonathan Davis beginning the inning at 2nd base, Dwight Smith Jr swung through a pair of low strikes for a 0-2 count. He took ball one before ripping a pitch over the middle of the plate for a walk-off double to center field to score Jonathan Davis.
Overall, DSJ is batting .258 with 24 runs scored, 14 doubles, a triple, 4 HR, 34 RBI, 35 BB, and 40 K in 65 games at Triple-A.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went hitless with a strikeout in Buffalo’s win. He should be ashamed, only batting .395 as a 19-yr-old in Triple-A.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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