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The Blue Jays minor league system went 2 for 4 with the Bisons and Fisher Cats both enjoying shutout wins.
Buffalo Bisons (17-23)
Starter- Shawn Morimando 4.0IP, 3H, 0R, 5BB, 5K on 90 pitches
W- Zach Jackson (2-0, 5.68ERA)
H- Kirby Snead (3)
Wednesday, May 22nd starting pitcher- Jacob Waguespack
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-22)
The Fisher Cats also won 5 to 0, getting an outstanding performance from starter Yennsy Diaz.
HR- Christian Williams (1)
Starter- Yennsy Diaz 7.0IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 8K on 98 pitches
W- Diaz (4-3, 3.14ERA)
Wednesday, May 22nd starting pitcher- Hector Perez
Dunedin Blue Jays (25-19)
The D-Jays lost 3 to 0, being held to a single and a double.
Starter- Graham Spraker 6.0IP, 5H, 2R, 1BB, 2K, and 1HRA
L- Spraker (4-1, 1.87ERA)
Wednesday, May 22nd starting pitcher- Maximo Castillo
Lansing Lugnuts (18-25)
The Bolts lost 11 to 8.
HR- Jake Brodt (4)
Starter- Troy Miller 1.0IP, 3H, 4R, 3BB, 1K, and 1HRA on 40 pitches
L- Miller (0-3, 7.71ERA)
Wednesday, May 22nd starting pitcher- Sean Wymer
- Buffalo’s Teoscar Hernandez (1-for-3, 2RBI, BB), Anthony Alford (2-for-4, 2K, SB, CS), Jordan Patterson (1-for-3, R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, K), Jackson (2IP, 2K), Snead (2IP, H, K)
- NH’s Forrest Wall (2-for-5, R), Brock Lundquist (2-for-5, RBI, SB), Riley Adams (2-for-4, K), Andres Sotillo (2-for-4, R, 2B), Diaz (see above).
- Dunedin’s Spraker (see above)
- Lansing’s Reggie Pruitt (2-for-5, R, 3B, 2RBI, 2K, SB), Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, BB), Jake Brodt (3-for-4, 2R, HR, RBI, BB, K)
Player of the Day
Tuesday, May 21st POD goes to Christian Williams
The native of Florida hit his first Double-A home run in the Fisher Cats shutout win as he continues what appears to be a breakout season. The 24-yr-old first baseman has surpassed Kacy Clemens on the depth chart despite his game power still being a non-factor in most games.
Williams played 1st base and batted 6th for New Hampshire.
Christian Williams struck out to lead off the 2nd inning but hit a 2-out double (3) in the 4th inning; unfortunately, he wasn’t able to score on Riley Adams single and was stranded as Chad Spanberger grounded out to the 2nd baseman for the 3rd out.
The former 16th rounder was hit by a pitch in the 6th inning, advanced to 2nd base on Adams’ single but was left stranded once again. In the 7th inning with one run already across the plate on a Vinny Capra sac fly, Williams hit a 1-0 pitch over the right-field wall. The home run scored Santiago Espinal and Kevin Smith to push the Cats advantage to 5 to 0.
Williams finished the game with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, a double and a HR while scoring a run and driving in 3 runs (4). The 6-foot-3 LHB is batting .348 with a .984OPS in 7 games with New Hampshire. He owns a .438BABIP in AA which follows an Advanced-A .478BABIP so there is a very good chance some regression is around the corner. If Williams could maintain his .261 ISO and .440wOBA he could head to AAA as the Bisons are in need of a 1st baseman.
The Biggio and Espinal Show
Cavan Biggio was back at 2nd base, batting 4th. Biggio went hitless in 2 at-bats, scoring once, walking twice, and striking out once. He is batting .311 with a .954OPS. Cavan has 8 hits in 36 at-bats over the last 10 games which seen his batting average drop from .340.
Santiago Espinal played 2nd and batting 2nd for the Fisher Cats. He was hitless in 4 at-bats, scoring a run and walking once. Espinal has seen his batting average dip from .287 to .275 as he is hitting .214 over his last 10 games that include a 4-hit and 3-hit game 8 and 9 games back. Overall, Santiago owns a .335 OBP and .366SLG with 8 doubles and 2HR.
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