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August 6th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: White hits a Grand Slam, drives in 5.

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The system went 2 and 4.

 

Buffalo- LeHigh scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning off Bowden Francis to take a commanding 6-0 lead. The Herd fought their way back into the game with 3 runs in the 5th and 4 runs in the 7th, sending the game into extra innings with a game-tying HR off the bat of Dilson Herrera. Unfortunately, LeHigh proved to be too much on the evening scoring 2 runs in the 10th to walk Buffalo off.

 

New Hampshire- The Fisher Cats scored 3 runs in the 1st and 7th innings, adding single runs in the 4th and 8th while fending off the Yard Goats who collected 5 runs off 8 hits. NH collected 13 hits with four Fisher Cats having multi-hit games. Vinny Capra continues to swing a red-hot bat, hitting his 7th HR while Kevin Vicuna hit two doubles and drove in 4RBI in the contest.

 

 

Vancouver- The Canadians led for much of the game, scoring their 3 runs before the 6th inning. The Hops tied the game up with a 3-run 6th. They took the lead in 7th and added an insurance run in the 8th to hand the C’s their 45th loss.

 

Dunedin- Both clubs were limited to 4 hits apiece but a two-run HR off the bat Jeferson Morales proved to be the difference-maker for the Mighty Mussels.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (47-32)

 

Loss 10 to 9

 

HR- Dilson Herrera (9,10) and Tyler White (9)

 

 

 

Starter- Bowden Francis 4.0IP, 6H, 7R, 4BB, 5K, and 1HRA on 86 pitches

 

L- Bryan Baker (4-1, 1.65ERA)/BSV2

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (38-40)

 

Won 8 to 5

 

HR- Vinny Capra (7)

 

 

Starter- Luis Quinones 4.2IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 10K, and 1HRA on 90 pitches

 

W- Connor Law (2-0, 9.56ERA)/BSV1

 

SV- Sean Rackoski (2)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (37-45)

 

Lose 5 to 3

 

HR- Davis Schneider (6) and Zac Cook (2)

 

 

Starter- Paxton Schultz 5.1IP, 4H, 1R, 1BB, 5K on 91 pitches

 

L- Gabriel Ponce (0-1, 2.79ERA)

 

BSV- Sean Mellen (1)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (36-45)

 

Loss 4 to 3

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Michael Dominguez 3.1IP, 3H, 2R, 1BB, 2K on 66 pitches

 

L- Jefferson Herrera (1-1, 4.24ERA)

 

FCL

FCL Blue Jays (13-11)

Loss 11 to 6

 

HR- Rudd (1)

 

Starter- Santos 4.0IP, 2H, 1R, 3BB, 4K

 

L- Alvarado (1-1, 7.36ERA)

 

DSL

Blue Jays (9-7)

 

Won 4 to 3

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Caruci 3.0IP, 3H, 2R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA

 

W- Leon (2-1, 1.80ERA)

 

Top Performers:

 

  • Bisons- Dilson Herrera (3-for-5, 2R, 4RBI, 2-HR, K)
  • NH- Marcus Reyes (1.1IP, K), Nick Podkul (2-for-3, K), Chavez Young (1-for-3, 2R, RBI, BB, SB, 2B), LJ Talley (2-for-4, 2R, K), Jordan Groshans (3-for-5, 2R), Kevin Vicuna (3-for-4, R, 4RBI, 2-2B, K)
  • Vancouver- Schultz (see above), Schneider (1-for-3, 2R, RBI, HR, BB, K), Cook (1-for-3, R, 2RBI, HR, K)
  • D-Jays- Miguel Hiraldo (1-for-3, R, RBI, 2K, SB), Dasan Brown (1-for-3, R, 2K, SB)
  • FCL- Sotolongo (2-for-2, R), Gonzalez (2-for-2, 2RBI), Masson (3-for-5, R, RBI, 2-2B, 2K), Snachez (3-for-4, RBI, K), De La Rosa (2-for-5, 2K)
  • DSL-Leon (2IP, 1H, 3K), Manuel Beltre (2-for-2, R, RBI, 2B, 2BB)

 

Player Spotlight

Today we turn our attention to Tyler White.

 

The 30-yr-old MiLB veteran 1st baseman singled in the 4th but was erased on a Christian Colon double-play ball. White walked but did not score in the 6th. In the 7th with the bases loaded and two out, Tyler White ripped a 1-1 pitch over the wall in CF for a grand slam, 7-8. In the 10th with Otto Lopez starting the inning at 2nd base, White singled to RF, scoring Lopez, 9-8.

 

Tyler White finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored, 5RBI, a HR, and a BB.

 

Tyler White has provided a consistent veteran bat in the middle of the Bisons’ lineup all season long. It took a little time for the power stroke to show up but after hitting 7HR in July, it showed up. In July, White batted .297 with a 1.040OPS, driving in 20RBI with 14BB and 16K. 5 games into August, White is batting .450 with 5 doubles, a grand slam, and 7RBI.

 

The Smith and Martinez Show

 

Kevin Smith returned to the Bisons lineup, playing SS and batting 4th. Smith went 1-for5 with a single and a strikeout.

 

The 25-yr-old Smith owns a .291BA with a .963OPS. He’s collected 21 doubles, 3 triples, and 18HR while scoring 48 runs and driving 54. Kevin has also stolen 14 bases and 3CS.

 

Orelvis Martinez batted 3rd and manned SS for the Vancouver Canadians. Martinez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, leaving 3 men on base.

 

The 19-yr-old has just two hits in 4 games since his promotion but they are both HR. Martinez owns a .125BA with a .625OPS while driving in 3RBI.

 

 

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