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August 8th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Paulino almost perfect for Dunedin

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The system went

 

Buffalo- The IronPigs jumped on Thomas Hatch for 3 runs in the 1st inning. Fortunately, Hatchsettled down and lasted til the 6th inning, striking out 9 batters. Buffalo waited until the 5th inning to put a run on the board, they went on to score 9 runs on 13 hits. Five Bisons had 2-hit games with Nash Knight leading the way with 3RBI. Forrest Wall went 1-for-4 but walked twice and stole three bases.

 

New Hampshire- The Fisher Cats scored three runs in the 1st and 2 runs in the 2nd but couldn’t hold the lead. The Yard Goats scored 10 runs on 13 hits. Emerson Jimenez struggled in his outing, allowing 5 runs on 4 hits while not retiring a batter.

 

Vancouver- The Hops scored 7 runs on 11 hits and the C’s scored 5 runs on 11 hits. CAtcher Andres Guerra upped his batting average to .244 with a 3-for-4 game. Hagen Danner pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 2.

 

 

 

Dunedin- The Mighty Mussels were held hitless until two outs in the 7th inning. The Mighty Mussels could get another hit being shut out by the D-Jays. Addison Barger, Riley Tirotta, and Justin Ammons each collected two hits.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (49-32)

 

Won 9 to 3

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Thomas Hatch 6.0IP, 4H, 3R, 1BB, 9K, and 1HRA on 99 pitches

 

W- Hatch (1-2, 3.35ERA)

 

H- Hobie Harris (3)

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (38-42)

 

Loss 10 to 5

 

HR- LJ Talley (7) and Demi Orimoloye (4)

 

 

 

Starter- Rielly Hovis 5.0IP, 7H, 4R, 0BB, 3K, and 2HRA on 77 pitches

 

L- Emerson Jimenez (1-3, 12.83ERA)

 

BSV- Graham Spraker (2)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (37-47)

 

Lose 7 to 5

 

HR- Luis De Los Santos (10), Zack Cook (3)

 

Starter- C.J. Van Eyk 4.0IP, 3H, 3R, 1BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 80 pitches

 

L- Van Eyk (3-6, 6.32ERA)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (37-46)

 

Won 3 to 0

 

HR- Barger (13)

 

 

Starter- Naswell Paulino 6.0IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 8K on 78pitches

 

W- Paulino (4-3, 4.02ERA)

 

H- Justin Miller (1) and Harry Rutkowski (1)

 

SV- Matt Svanson (2)

 

FCL

FCL Blue Jays (13-11)

No game.

 

DSL

Blue Jays (10-7)

No Game.

 

Top Performers:

 

  • Bisons- Forrest Wall (1-for-4, R, 2BB, K, 3SB), Richard Urena (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, K), Cullen Large (2-for-5, 2R, RBI, 2K, 2B), Rodrigo Vigil (2-for-5, RBI), Otto Lopez (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, BB, 3B), Nash Knight (2-for-3, R, 3RBI, 2B, BB, K)
  • NH- Connor Law (2IP, H), Samad Taylor (2-for-4, 2R, BB, K, 2B, 3B, SB, CS), Vinny Capra (1-for-4, 2RBI, K), Talley (2-for-4, R, 2RBI, HR, 2B), Demi Orimoloye (3-for-4, R, RBI, 2B)
  • Vancouver- Luis De Los Santos (2-for-4, R, RBI, K, HR), Zach Cook (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, HR, 3B, K), Guerra (3-for-4), Danner (2IP, 3H, 2K)
  • D-Jays- Kelly (1IP, H, 2K), Rutkowski (1IP, BB, K), Svanson (1IP, BB, 2K), Barger (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, HR, K), Tirotta (2-for-3, RBI, BB), Ammons (2-for-4, R, SB), Steward Berroa (1-for-4, RBI, BB, 2K, SB36)

 

Player Spotlight

Today we turn our attention to Naswell Paulino.

 

The 21-yr-old lefty won pitcher of the week back in June (2-0, 2.16ERA) but he struggled in 5 starts in July (1-1, 5.29ERA). Naswell threw 55 of his 78 pitches for strikes, inducing 3 ground ball outs and 5 fly ball outs.

 

 

 

The 5-foot-11 native of Cristobal, D.R. retired the Mighty Mussels in order in the 1st inning with a pair of strikeouts. Paulino walked Aaron Sabato to lead off the 2nd inning. He retired the next 10 batters before walking Will Holland with 2-outs in the 5th inning. Naswell got Nick Anderson to fly out to CF to end the inning. He pitched a clean 6th inning and was lifted for Justin Kelly to start the 7th.

 

In 16 starts, Naswell Paulino has pitched 69.1 innings, walking 42 (5.45BB/9), allowing 54 hits for a decent 1.38WHIP. Paulino has struck out 76 batters for a 9.87K/9. Naswell owns a record of 4-3 with a 4.02ERA.

 

The Smith and Martinez Show

 

Kevin Smith played SS and batting 3rd for Buffalo. Smith didn’t have a very good week, going 2-for-17 in 5 games. Kevin went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base on Sunday.

 

 

The 25-yr-old Smith owns a .286BA with a .947OPS. He’s collected 21 doubles, 3 triples, and 18HR while scoring 49 runs and driving 55. Kevin has also stolen 15 bases and 3CS.

 

Orelvis Martinez batted 3rd and manned SS. Martinez went 1-for-3, hitting an RBI single in the 6th inning, scoring Rafael Lantigua. Orelvis has yet to string hits together but the few hits he has have been productive.

 

In 6 games with Vancouver, the 19-yr-old owns a .174BA with a .687OPS, a double, and 2HR while driving in 5RBI.

 

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

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