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August 26th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: C’s Horwitz extends hit streak to 15 games

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The system went 3 and 3.

 

Buffalo- Both clubs exchanged 4-run innings in the 1st (Red Sox) and 2nd (Bisons). Buffalo starter, Zach Logue, allowed Sox to scored another run in the 3rd and 5th innings as he fell to 6-3 on the season. Forrest Wall, Richard Urena, and Cullen Large each collected two hits. Large hit a 2-run home run, his 8th, in the 2nd inning.

 

New Hampshire- Ryan Gold hit his 1st Double-A HR in the 2nd inning, a solo HR. Demi Orimoloye and Tanner Kirwer hit solo home runs in the 5th and 8th innings. The Fisher Cats bats were active early on in this one, scoring 3 runs in the 1st and 3rd inning with a 2-run 2nd inning as they ran away with a 10-3 victory over the Rumble Ponies. Nick Fraze picked up his first AA win with 5 strong innings.

 

Vancouver- The Canadians scored 8 runs off 11 hits. They held a commanding 8 to 2 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th. The Hops scored 3 runs in the 8th to make things interesting, 8 to 5. Hillsboro scored another run in the 9th but Gabriel Ponce A.J. Vukovich to ground into an inning-ending/game-ending double play.

 

Hot Streak- Spencer Horwitz extended his hit streak to 15 games with a lead-off double in the 4th inning. He is now batting .275 with 23 doubles and a .798OPS.

 

Dunedin- With the Flying Tigers ahead  2-1 in the 7th inning, Hugo Cardona hit an RBI single to RF, scoring the speedy Steward Berroa to knot the game up at 2-2. Dasan Brown brought Mack Mueller home with a line-drive single to LF which proved to be the game-winning hit. Berroa stole two more bases, 45. Trent ‘No-hitter’ Palmer allowed two runs over 5 innings. Rafael Monsion and Matt Svanson held the Tigers off the board over the final four innings, allowing 4 hits, walking one, and striking out 7.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (56-39)

 

Loss 8 to 5

 

HR- Large (8)

 

Starter- Logue 5.0IP, 6H, 6R, 1BB, 5K, and 2HRA on 90 pitches

 

L- Logue (6-3, 3.97ERA)

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-48)

 

Won 10 to 3

 

HR- Ryan Gold (1), Demi Orimoloye (6), and Tanner Kirwer (5)

 

Starter Nick Fraze 5.0IP, 5H, 1R, 1BB, 4K on 73 pitches

 

W- Fraze (1-0, 3.86ERA)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (45-54)

 

Won 8 to 6

 

HR- Rafael Lantigua (7)

 

Starter- C.J. Van Eyk 2.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K on 19 pitches

 

W- Andrew Bash (2-0, 3.68ERA)

 

SV- Ponce (1)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (44-55)

 

Won 3 to 2

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Trent Palmer 5.0IP, 3H, 2R, 4BB, 6K on 85 pitches

 

W- Rafael Monsion (1-0, 2.53ERA)

 

SV- Matt Svanson (3)

 

FCL

FCL Blue Jays (20-20)

Loss 4 to 3

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Cesar Ayala 4.oIP, 7H, 4R, 1BB, 7K, and 1HRA

 

L- Ayala (1-1, 7.52ERA)

 

DSL

Blue Jays (17-12)

Loss 4 to 1

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Cruz 4.0IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 2K

 

L- Rojas (0-1, 3.97ERA)

 

Top Performers:

 

  • Buffalo- Forrest Wall (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, 2B), Urena (2-for-5), 2-for-4, R, 2RBI, HR, K), Tyler White (1-for-3, RBI, 2BB, K)
  • New Hampshire- Fraze (see above), Samad Taylor (2-for-5, RBI, K, 2B, CS), LJ Talley (2-for-4, 2R, BB), Chavez Young (1-for-3, R, RBI, BB, OA), Ryan Gold (2-for-3, R, 2RBI, BB, K), Orimoloye (1-for-4, R, RBI, HR, K), Nick Podkul (2-for-4, RBI)
  • Vancouver- Rafael Lantigua (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, HR, BB), Will Robertson (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, 2BB, K), Philip Clarke (2-for-4, R, 3RBI, BB, 2B), Hagen Danner (2IP, H, BB, 2K)
  • Dunedin- Monsion (2IP, H, 0R, 1BB, 3K), Svanson (2IP, 3H, 4K), Dasan Brown (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, SB), Berroa (1-for-3, R, 2SB, 2B)
  • FCL- Castro (2IP, K), Solarte (2SB), Brazoban (2-for-4, R, 2SB)
  • DSL- Aponte (1-for-2, RBI), Cruz (see above), Lopez (3IP, H, R, BB, 4K)

 

Player Spotlight

 

Today we turn our attention to Tanner Kirwer.

 

Kirwer went 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, and a home run. He was in LF and batting leadoff for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tanner double to leadoff the bottom of the 1st, jumping on a 1-0 pitch. Tanner scored on a Groshans single to RF.

 

With two outs in the 2nd inning, Kirwer singled to RF and scored on a Samad Taylor double to right CF, 5-1. Leading off the 8th inning, Tanner Kirwer jumped on the 1st pitch he saw from Colin Holderman. He raced around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

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Kirwer showed off his speed and base running skills, scoring from 1st on double in 2nd inning and with his inside-the-park home run in the 8th. He has 42 stolen bases in 2021 between Vancouver and New Hampshire. In AA, Kirwer owns a .231BA with a .718OPS, 5 doubles, and 5HR. The 25-yr-old has done a great job putting himself on the Blue Jays prospect map.

 

The Groshans and Martinez Show

 

Jordan Groshans DH’d and batted 3rd. Jordan went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored, an RBI, and two strikeouts. He singled in the 1st, driving in Tanner Kirwer with the Fisher Cats’ first run. Groshans scored on Chavez Young’s 2-run single to RF. Groshans doubled and scored in the 3rd inning.

 

Jordan Groshans owns a .289BA with a .818OPS. He has 7HR, 22 doubles, and 38RBI.

 

Orelvis Martinez played SS and batted 4th for the Canadians. He went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, a walk, and a strikeout. He walked and scored in the 4th inning. In the 8th with two on and two outs, Martinez singled home Rafael Lantigua with a line drive to CF, 8-2.

 

With Vancouver, the 19-yr-old owns a .167BA with a .568OPS, a double, and 5HR while driving in 13RBI.

 

 

 

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