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April 20th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Bisons sweep doubleheader

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The system went 3 and 1.

 

Buffalo- GM1- Another solid start by veteran starter Casey Lawrence improves his record to 3-0. Only one major blemish on his performance was a Miguel Andujar solo home run in the 4th inning. Cullen Large erased the RailRiders lead with a two-run double in the 5th inning, scoring Mallex Smith and Logan Warmoth. GM2- A back and forth game, going down to an 8th inning walk-off. Nathan Lukes tied the game at 5-5, scoring Logan Warmoth with a flyball to LF. Vinny Capra walked the RailRiders off with a single to LF, scoring Eric Stamets. Graham Spraker provided the Herd with two valuable shutout inning in the 5th and 6th, striking out 3 batters.

 

New Hampshire- Altoona jumped out in front with a solo home run in the 1st inning and a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning. Spencer Horwitz cracked his 1st home run of ’22 in the 3rd inning, scoring Orelvis Martinez. Zac Cook singled home Steward Berroa in the 7th inning to tie the game up at 3-3. Geison Urbaez (3IP) and Marcus Reyes (2IP) kept Altoona off the board after the 2nd inning.

 

Vancouver- Rained out.

 

Dunedin- After getting out to a 2-0 lead, the D-Jays pitchers weren’t able to keep the Mighty Mussels off the board. Fort Myers scored a run in the 6th and 3 runs in the 7th. Jonatan Bernal was solid through 5 innings and deserved a better fate.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (9-5)

 

GM1

Won 2 to 1

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Lawrence 5.1IP, 2H, 1R, 2BB, 7K, and 1HR on 87 pitches

 

W- Lawrence (3-0, 1.65ERA)

 

SV- Andrew Vasquez (1)

 

GM2

Won 6 to 5

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Andrew Bash 4.0IP, 5H, 3R, 1BB, 1K, and 1HRA on 44 pitches

 

W- Joe Biagini (1-1, 6.35ERA)

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (7-3)

 

Won 4 to 3

 

HR- Spencer Horwitz (1)

 

Starter- Hayden Juenger 2.0IP, 4H, 3R, 0BB, 4K, and 2HRA on 33 pitches

 

W- Jake Elliott (1-0, 0.00ERA)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (6-3)

Rained out

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (3-8)

 

Loss 3 to 4

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Jonatan Bernal 5.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 7K on 61 pitches

 

L- Julian Valdez (0-1, 12.60ERA)/BSV1

 

H- Kelvin Perez (1)

 

Top Performers

 

  • Buffalo- GM1 Cullen Large (1-for-3, 2RBI, 2B, K), Vasquez (1.2IP, K). GM2 Nathan Lukes (2-for-4, 2RBI, BB, K), Vinny Capra (2-for-4, RBI, K), Mallex Smith (2-for-4, R, 2K), Eric Stamets (0-for-1, R, 2BB, SB), Spraker (2IP, H, 3K)
  • New Hampshire- Horwitz (1-for-5, R, 3RBI, HR, K), Urbaez (3IP, 3H, 3K), Reyes (2IP, 2H, 2BB, K), Jake Elliott (2.0IP, 5K)
  • C’s- rained out
  • Dunedin- Angel Del Rosario (1-for-3, 2R, Bb, K, 2SB)

 

Player Spotlight

 

Today we turn our attention to Steward Berroa.

 

Playing CF and batting 9th for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the 22-yr-old Santo Domingo, D.R. native showed good speed, extra-base power, and the potential to post decent batting averages through the first three seasons. In 2021, Berroa stole 55 bases with 7HR and a .245BA with the D-Jays. He finished 2021 with 3 games in Double-A.

 

Steward Berroa struck out in his first at-bat in the 2nd inning. Leading off the 5th inning, the switch-hitting outfielder bunted himself aboard, stole 2nd base, and reached 3rd on a throwing error. Unfortunately, Tanner Morris, Zac Cook, and Orelvis Martinez went down on strikes. With one out in the 7th inning, Steward singled and stole 2nd base. After a Morris walk, Zac Cook singled home Berroa, 3-3. With the game on the line, Steward Berroa drew a one-out walk in the 9th inning and stole 2nd but was left stranded once again.

 

The speedy outfielder finished 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, a strikeout, and 3 stolen bases.

 

In 22 at-bats, Berroa is batting .318 with a HR, 5RBI, 3 stolen base, and a .920OPS. In the field, he’s split his time between CF (5GP) and LF (2GP).

 

 

 

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