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September 11th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Horwitz hit streak ends at 28, Buffalo win streak ends at 12th

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The system went o and 4.

 

Buffalo- The Herd saw their win streak end at 12 games. The Mets scored 3 runs on 10 hits as the Herd ran with a bullpen day with Thomas Hatch being called up to Baltimore for the doubleheader. Kyle Johnston allowed a run in 2.2 innings. Jacob Waguespack allowed a run to cross on 3 hits over 1.1IP. A.J. Colen and Kirby Snead each pitched scoreless innings. Rafael Dolis allowed one run on 3 hits in his 1.2 innings of work. Bryan Baker allowed a walk, striking out a pair, in his 1.1 innings of work.

 

Rehab notes: Cavan Biggio went 1-for-3 with a pair of K’s as Buffalo’s DH.

 

New Hampshire- Postponed due to Covid-19

 

Vancouver- Spokane held the C’s to one run for the 2nd straight game. Paxton Schultz allowed 7 runs on 6 hits, walking 4 in 3.1IP. Wily Gaston allowed 3 runs in 1.1IP following Paxton. Jol Concepcion (1.1IP) and Wil McAffer (2.0IP) held Spokane off the board for 3.1 innings despite McAffer issuing 4 walks. Gabriel Ponce allowed one run in his inning of work.

 

Hit Streak- Horwitz saw his hit streak end at 28 games. Spencer went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Horwitz owns a .290BA with 28 doubles, 1 triple, 10HR, 62RBI, 65 runs, 70 walks, and 66 strikeouts in 105 games.

 

Dunedin- The Tarpons jumped on 18-yr-old Dahian Santos in his 1st start with the D-Jays. Santos allowed 5 runs in the 1st inning, followed by a somewhat clean 2nd inning where he allowed a 4-pitch walk and nothing else. NDFA Justin Kelly threw two scoreless innings in the 3rd and 4th but was tagged for a 3-run HR in the 5th. Recent Draftees Trenton Wallace (10th round) and Connor Cook (11th round) combined to no-hit the Tarpons over the final 3 innings. Wallace successfully picked off two base runners.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (68-42)

 

Fall 3 to 2

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Kyle Johnston 2.2IP, 2H, 1R, 0B, 1k, and 1HRA on 29 pitches

 

L- Rafael Dolis (1-2, 2.35ERA)

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (49-54)

Covid-19

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (53-59)

 

Fall 12 to 1

 

HR- Will Robertson (5)

 

Starter- Paxton Schultz 3.1IP, 6H, 7R, 4BB, 3K on 76 pitches

 

L- Schultz (5-6, 5.36ERA)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (52-59)

 

Loss 8 to 3

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Santos 2.0IP, 5H, 5R, 2BB, 1K on 45 pitches

 

L- Santos (0-1, 22.50ERA)

 

FCL

FCL Blue Jays (23-26)

 

Loss 5 to 0

 

HR- none

 

STarter- Ayala 0.2IP, 2H, 5R, 3BB, 0K

 

L- Ayala (1-2, 8.22ERA)

 

DSL

Blue Jays (25-15)

Game suspended

 

Top Performers:

 

  • Buffalo- Cullen Large (2-for-4, R), Rodrigo Vigil (2-for-4)
  • C’s- Zac Cook (2-for-4, 2K), Robertson (1-for-4, R, RBI, HR, 2K),
  • Dunedin- PK Morris (1-for-3, 2RBI, BB, 2K), Addison Barger 1-for-4, R, RBI, 2B, 2K)
  • FCL- Rojas (4IP, 3H, 1R, 1BB, 11K), Sanchez (2-for-4), Nunez (2-for-5, 2R, K), Martinez (1-for-3, 2BB, SB), Rudd (1-for-4, R, 2RBI, BB, 2K), Guzman (1-for-1, RBI, 2BB), De Castro (2-for-4, 2RBI, K)

 

Player Spotlight

 

Today we turn our attention to Leo Jimenez.

 

Not much to pick from. Jimenez is swinging a hot bat since he returned from the IL. The 20-yr-old recently hit his 1st professional HR in his 3rd season in the Blue Jays organization. He batted 2nd and manned SS for the D-Jays. He doubled in three at-bats with a run scored, a walk, and a strikeout.

 

Jimenez was on fire when he landed on the IL on July 13th. He had just finished up a solid June which saw him bat .391 with 4 doubles, 16 walks, and 12K in 20 games.

 

He returned to the D-Jays on August 31 where he went 1-for-2 with 3 runs scored, a HR, an RBI, and 3 walks. He has appeared in 9 games in September, collecting hits in 7 of those games but has walked in all 9 games. Leo is showing improved plated discipline with 43 walks and 31 strikeouts in 53 games between Dunedin and Blue Jays FCL.

 

In September, Leo Jimenez owns .455BA with a .721OBP and .545SLG. He has walked 15 times, striking out 6 times. Leo has 2 doubles, 5RBI, and 8 runs scored.

 

The Groshans and Martinez Show

 

Jordan Groshans and the Fisher Cats did not play. Groshans owns a .291BA with a .817OPS. He has 7HR, 23 doubles, and 40RBI. The 21-yr-old infielder played 21 games in August, batting .284 with a .828OPS while hitting 9 doubles, 2HR, and driving in 9RBI.

 

Orelvis Martinez has not played since September 3rd. With Vancouver, the 19-yr-old owns a .214BA with a .773OPS. He also has 4 double, and 9HR while driving in 19RBI. Martinez also has 10 walks and 28 strikeouts.

 

 

 

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