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The Blue Jays minor league system went 2 for 4 with the Bisons being shutout, the Fisher Cats getting the win in a pitching duel, the D-Jays coming up short of a dozen runs, and the Lugnuts looking for some consistent pitching.
Buffalo Bisons (17-24)
The Bisons lost 4 to 0.
Starter- Jacob Waguespack 0.2IP, 2H, 3R, 4BB, 1K on 41 pitches
L- Waguespack (2-6, 5.86ERA)
Thursday, May 23rd starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-22)
The Fisher Cats got another solid pitching performance, this time from Hector Perez, to win 2 to 1
HR- Chad Spanberger (4)
Starter- Hector Perez 6.0IP, 5H, R, 3BB, 5K, and 1HRA on 87 pitches
W-Perez (3-2, 6.00ERA)
SV- Bryan Baker (3)
Thursday, May 23rd starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy
Dunedin Blue Jays (26-19)
The D-Jays won 11 to 5 pounding out 14 hits, walking 7 times and striking out 8 times.
HR- Chavez Young (2)
Starter- Maximo Castillo 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 0BB, 2K on 86 pitches
W- Castillo (2-4, 2.70ERA)
Thursday, May 23rd starting pitcher- TBD
Lansing Lugnuts (18-26)
The Bolts lost 7 to 6 and have allowed the Great Lake Loons to score 26 runs in the first three games of this four-game set.
Starter- Sean Wymer 4.1IP, 9H, 7R, BB, 3K, and 2HRA on 85 pitches
L- Wymer (2-4, 8.79ERA)
Thursday, May 23rd starting pitcher- Fitz Stadler
- Buffalo’s Conor Fisk (3IP, 2H, 2BB)
- NH’s Perez (see above), Forrest Wall (1-for-3, 2B, RBI, BB, K, SB), Brock Lundquist (1-for-4, 2B, K), Chad Spanberger (1-for-3, R, HR, RBI)
- Dunedin’s Castillo (see above), Mike Ellenbest (2IP, 3H), Kevin Vicuna (2-for-6, R, K), Christopher Bec (2-for-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB, SB), Demi Orimoloye (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, K), Jesus Navarro (2-for-5, RBI)
- Lansing’s Reggie Pruitt (1-for-4, 3R, 2B, BB, 2K, 3SB), Gabriel Moreno (1-for-2, 2RBI), Otto Lopez (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI), Tanner Kirwer (2-for-3, R, BB, K), Jackson Rees (3.2IP, 4H, BB, 5K)
Player of the Day
Wednesday, May 22nd POD goes to Chavez Young
After an outstanding season in 2018 with the Lansing Lugnuts, the 21-yr-old out of Freeport, Bahamas has struggled in 2019 as a member of the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Heading into the game on Wednesday Young was batting .191 over the first 30 games. Chavez Young had himself a game with a 3-hit game, the 2nd one of 2019. Young played CF and batted 5th.
Young popped up for the 3rd out in the 1st inning.
Christopher Bec singled to lead off the 4th inning and stole 2nd base (7) to get himself in scoring position. Bec’s stolen base turned out to be redundant as Chavez Young sent a 3-2 pitch over the wall in LF for his 2nd of the season, giving the D-Jays a 2 to 0 lead. Young scored Bec for the second time in the inning with a single to LF, pushing their advantage to 8-0.
Chavez Young struck out on three pitches to lead off the 8th inning and end his game. Overall, Chavez Young is batting .208 with 4 doubles, a triple, 2HR, 10RBI, 7SB, and .589 OPS. Here is hoping this game gets him going.
The Biggio and Espinal Show
Cavan Biggio was at 2nd base, batting 4th for Buffalo. Biggio was held hitless but still reached base twice with a pair of walks. He scored a run and stole his 5th base of the season. Biggio has 32 walks and 26 strikeouts, owning a .440 OBP in 41 games.
Santiago Espinal played 2nd and batting 2nd for the Fisher Cats. He picked up a single in four plate appearances and he’s batting .274 in 39 games but .238 over his last 10 games.
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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