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August 4th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Podkul goes deep twice in Buffalo win

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Toronto’s minor league system went 1 and 2.

 

Buffalo- The Bisons used two triples and three home runs to score 7 runs on 9 hits. The Herd and the RailRiders both scored a run in the 1st and 3rd innings. They traded 2-run innings in the 4th and 5th. Buffalo pulled ahead for good in the 6th off a solo home run and added two insurance runs in the 9th.

 

New Hampshire- Adam Kloffenstein allowed 5 runs over 4 innings, ballooning his ERA to 6.67. Sean Mellen allowed a run over 2IP, striking out 4. Branden Scott threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 6 and Jimmy Burnette picked up the win with a scoreless 9th, striking out the side. The Fisher Cats hit three doubles and three home runs, scoring 7 runs on 12 hits.

 

Vancouver- GM1 The C’s scored 4 runs on 9 hits, scoring 2 runs in the 6th, a run in the 8th and 10th. Micheal Dominguez threw 3 scoreless innings, striking out 6. Abdiel Mendoza struggled in the 5th, allowing a 2-run home run. It wasn’t all bad as Mendoza pitched a scoreless 4th and 6th. Matt Svanson allowed one run over 4 innings, striking out 5 for the win. GM2

 

Dunedin-  GM1 The Flying Tigers shut out the D-Jays, scoring 4 runs on 6 hits. Dunedin managed just two hits. GM2 The D-Jays scored 3 runs on 9 hits, holding the Flying Tigers to 2 runs on 5 hits. Dunedin’s 1-2-3-4-5 hitters went 9-for-17 in the game while their 6-7-8-9 went 0-for-13. Trey Cumbie picked up the win with 2.1 scoreless innings. GM2 The C’s scored 4 runs over 9 innings, scoring a run in the 4th and 3 runs in the 6th. Chad Dallas cruised through the first 3 innings, struggling in the 4th inning when Tri-City struck for three runs. Jimmy Kelly picked up the win with a scoreless 6th and Conor Cooke grabbed his first save with a scoreless 7th inning.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (54-48)

 

Won 7 to 4

 

HR- Chavez Young (4), Nick Podkul (4,5)

 

Starter- Thomas Hatch 6.0IP, 5H, 4R, 0BB, 3K, and 2HRA on 72 pitches

 

W- Thomas Hatch (6-5, 5.09ERA)

 

H- Sean Rackoski (1)

 

SV- Hayden Juenger (1)

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (45-54)

 

Won 7 to 6

 

HR- Ryan Gold (7), Zach Britton (2), and John Aiello (6)

 

Starter Adam Kloffenstein 4.0IP, 8H, 5R, 1BB, 6K on 78 pitches

 

W- Jimmy Burnette (3-3, 6.52ERA)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (50-45)

 

GM1 Won 4 to 3

 

HR- None

 

Starter- Michael Dominguez 3.0IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K on 44 pitches

 

W- Matt Svanson (1-0, 1.23ERA)

 

GM2 Won 4 to 3

 

HR- Jommer Hernandez (2)

 

Starter Chad Dallas 5.0IP, 5H, 3R, 1BB, 4K, and 1HRA on 80 pitches

 

W- Jimmy Kelly (6-2, 5.01ERA)

 

SV- Conor Cooke (1)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (47-51)

 

GM1 Loss 0 to 4

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Yondrei Rojas 4.1IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 3K  on 71 pitches

 

L- Rojas (0-1 8.31ERA)

 

GM2 Won 3 to 2

 

HR Gabriel Martinez (11)

 

Starter Gieson Urbaez 4.2IP, 5H, 2R, 1BB, 6K, HRA, and 73 pitches

 

W- Trey Cumbie (2-0, 0.56ERA)

 

Rookie Ball

FCL Blue Jays (23-18)

 

Loss 0 to 2

 

HR- none

 

Starter Edisson Gonzalez 2.0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, and 2K

 

L- Andres Tolhurst (0-2, 6.00ERA)

 

Top Performers

 

  • Buffalo- Chavez Young (2-for-5, 2R, 2RBI, 3B, HR, K), Cullen Large (3-for-4, RBI, 3B, BB, SB, K), Hayden Juenger (2.0IP, 3H, BB, 2K)
  • NH- Zach Britton (3-for-5, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, HR, K), Addison Barger (2-for-4, 2RBI), John Aiello (2-for-4, 2R, RBI, HR, K), Cam Eden (2-for-4, RBI, 2B, SB), Ryan Gold (1-for-4, R, RBI, HR, K), Branden Scott (2.0IP, H, 6K)
  • C’s- GM1 Glenn Santiago (2-for-3, RBI, BB, 2B, K), Dasan Brown (1-for-4, RBI, 2SB), Miguel Hiraldo (1-for-4, 2R, BB, SB), Svanson (4IP, H, R, 5K) GM2 Dasan Brown (2-for-4, K, 2B, 2SB), Riley Tirotta (2-for-3, 2R, 2B), Jommer Hernandez (2-for-3, R, 4RBI, HR, K)
  • Dunedin- GM1 Jiorgeny Casimiri (1.2IP, 3K) GM2 Roque Salinas (2-for-4, 2K, CS), Estiven Machado (2-for-3, R, BB, 2B), Gabriel Martinez (2-for-4, 2R, 2RBI, HR), Robert Robertis (2-for-4, RBI), Trey Crumbie (2.1IP, 2BB, 5K)
  • FCL- none

Player Spotlight

Today we turn our attention to Nick Podkul of the Buffalo Bisons.

 

The Herd’s 1st baseman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs driven in. The 25-yr-old was hitless in his first two at-bats. In the 4th inning, Colton Shaver led the inning off with a single to CF and Podkul hit a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left field to give the Herd a 4-2 lead.

 

After the RailRiders tied the game in the 5th inning, Nick hit another home run, a solo shot to left, to give the Bisons a 5-4 lead.

 

Podkul hasn’t been playing much recently. His last game was on July 30th, a month that saw him bat a disappointing .205 with two doubles, a HR, and 7RBI. He went 31 games between home runs, from the end of April to the beginning of July. That makes his 2 home run game something special of the young man.

 

For the season, Podkul owns a .190BA with 5 doubles and 5HR with 21RBI over 55 games, all with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

 

The Moreno and Martinez Show

Gabriel Moreno 

The Blue Jay’s 22-yr-old prized catching prospect was given the day off. Over the last 15 days, Moreno batted .219 with 5 runs scored, a HR, 4RBI, and 2SB in 9 games. In 48 games played, Gabriel owns a .304 batting average with 11 doubles, 2 home runs, 29RBI, 6SB, and a .772OPS.

 

Orelvis Martinez

The 20-yr-old infield prospect played SS, batting 4th. Orelvis went 0-for-4 with a walk and 3K. Over the past 15 days (10GP), Martinez batted .262 and scored 7 runs while driving in 12RBI with 2 doubles and 5HR. In 86 games, O is batting .209 with 24HR, 13 doubles, 60RBI, 6SB, and a .754OPS.

 

 

 

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