Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Wednesday, August 29th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 3 and 2.
Buffalo Bisons (61-72)
The Herd lost 4 to 1
Starter- Shawn Morimando 6.0 IP, 4-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 3-K, and 2-HRA on 77 pitches
L- Morimando (2-5, 6.34 ERA)
Thursday, August 30th starting pitcher- Mike Hauschild
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (74-59)
The Fisher Cats lost 10 to 9
Starter- Jordan Romano 4.0 IP, 10-H, 8-R, 1-BB, 3-K, and 2-HRA on 70 pitches
L- Romano (11-8, 4.13 ERA)
Thursday, August 30th starting pitcher- Hector Perez
Dunedin Blue Jays (66-66)
Thursday, August 30th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy and TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (79-56)
The Lugs won 2 to 1
HR- Ryan Noda (19)
ICYMI, yesterday’s heroics
Starter- Turner Larkins 4.0IP, 3-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 3-K on 42 pitches
W- Donnie Sellers (7-3, 4.05 ERA)
SV- Matt Shannon (7)
Thursday, August 30th starting pitcher- Jordan Barrett
Vancouver Canadians (39-32)
The C’s won 10 to 3
HR- Griffin Conine (7)
Starter- Allgeyer 2.0 IP, 1-H, 1-K on 24 pitches
W- Will McAffer (7-2, 3.90 ERA)
Thursday, August 30th starting pitcher- Jose Espada
Advanced Rookie Ball
Bluefield Blue Jays (42-26)
The Blue Jays won 9 to 3
Starter- Felipe Castaneda 5.0 IP, 2-H, 1-R, 2-BB, 3-K on 67 pitches
W- Castaneda (2-1, 6.69 ERA)
GCL Blue Jays (24-29)
DSL Blue Jays (41-31)
Player of the Day
- The Herd’s Dalton Pompey (3-for-5) and Richard Urena (1-for-4, R, 3B)
- The Cats’ Bo Bichette (see below), Max Pentecost (2-for-5, R, HR, 3-RBI), Andrew Guillotte (2-for-5), and Forrest Wall (2-for-5, R, RBI)
- The Lugs’ Ryan Noda (2-for-4, R, 3B, HR, 2-RBI)
- C’s Christopher Bec (1-for-4, R, 2-RBI, BB, 2-SB), Otto Lopez (1-for-3, 2-R, BB, SB), Griffin Conine (2-for-5, R, HR, 3-RBI), Yorman Rodriguez (3-for-4, 2-R, 2B, 3-RBI, BB)
- Bluefield’s Hagen Danner (2-for-4, 3-R, HR, 3-RBI, BB), Jose Theran (2-for-4, R, 2-3B, 2-RBI), and Andres Guerra (1-for-3, 2-R, HR, 2-RBI)
Wednesday, August 29th POD goes to Santiago Espinal
The former Red Sox prospect went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a pair of runs batting in, and walk.
The 23-yr-old infielder played 2nd base and batted 6th for the Fisher Cats in the loss. He singled in his first at-bat in the 2nd inning. Espinal scored his first run on a Connor Panas double to give the Fisher Cats a 2 to 1 advantage. The Dominican Republic native singled and scored again in the 4th inning. NH 3 to 5.
In the 5th inning, with Cavan Biggio standing at 2nd base with no-out and one run already across, Espinal hit a 3-1 pitch over the left field wall for his 1st Double-A homer. The 2-run shot pulled NH to within one run, 7 to 8.
In the final inning, the scored 10 to 9 for the Sea Dogs, Espinal worked an 8-pitch walk to leadoff the in the inning; unfortunately, Panas struck out, Andrew Guillotte flew out, and Wall grounded out to end the game.
Santiago Espinal batted .313 with 7 HR and 32 RBI with the Red Sox Advanced-A club in 65 games. In 54 games since the trade, he owns a .263 batting with 3 HR and 27 RBI between AA and Advanced-A. In the last 10 game with the Fisher Cats, Santiago is batting .275 with 5 runs scored, a HR, and 7 RBI.
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, dropping his Triple-A batting average to .333.
Bo Bichette went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, a double, and a pair of base on balls. With last nights output, Bo has increased his EL lead in hits to 148, runs scored to 92, and doubles to 43. Bo needs to one more SB, current at 32, to tie Cole Tucker for first in the EL and one more triple to move into a three-way tie for first with 7. Bichette is batting .286 with a .344 OBP and .456 SLG%.
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