Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: July 31st 2015

By Ryan Mueller
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Feb 19, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; The Toronto Blue Jays logo at the Bobby Mattick Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Dunedin

The D-Jays won both games of a double-header in impressive fashion.

Dunedin Blue Jays: 7

Palm Beach: 0

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The D-Jays exploded for 7 runs on 8 hits. Mitch Nay (2/3) hit the club’s only extra base hit with his 17th double. Rowdy Tellez (.285, 1/3) drove in a pair (25), and Anthony Alford (1/3 and a run), Richard Urena (.258), Nay, and Derrick Loveless (2/3) drove in the club’s other runs.

Conner Greene (1/3, 2.73 ERA) will be getting a lot more attention now that he finds himself near the top of Toronto’s pitching prospect depth chart. He didn’t disappoint, notching his first Advanced-A victory with a 6 inning shutout. He walked 2 and struck out 3 while limiting the Cards to 4 hits. Brady Dragmire struck out 2 and allowed one hit as he pitched a scoreless 7th.  

Dunedin: 4

Palm Beach: 0

Matt Dermody, making his first start of 2015, held the Cards to 2 hits and no runs in 5 innings. Arik Sikula struck out 3 in his 2 innings of work, as the pair pitched a 2-hit shutout.

L.B. Dantzler (.274) was the only D-Jay to register a multi-hit game. Rowdy Tellez (1/3, double) and Dickie Joe Thon (1/3, 4th triple) each  drove in 2 runs.

Lansing Lugnuts: 1

Bowling Green: 5

Lansing was held to 4 hits and Dawel Lugo accounted for three of those. Boomer Collins had the other. Dawel also stole his 3rd base. Josh Almonte, it seems, has finally figured out how to walk at this level. He hadn’t worked a walk in his first 33 games with Lansing, he now has 4 in the past 10 games with a walk last night.

Conor Fisk deserved the win, but walked away with a 7 inning no-decision. He allowed one run on 5 hits and showed good command with 6 strike outs and no walks. Phil Kish (1-2, 5.55 ERA) come on in the 8th and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits, as he took the loss.

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Vancouver Canadians: 4

Boise: 7

Taylor Saucedo and Francisco Rios both allowed 3 run as the C’s drop to 18-25. Saucedo struggle with his control, 5 walks in 4IP, but did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground with 7 groundball outs.

Sean Hurley and Connor Panas had two hits each, with Hurley hitting a triple and crossing the plate three times. Panas, Lane Thomas, JC Cardenas, and Josh Reavis drove in the C’s runs. Gunnar Heidt stole his 11th bag of 2015.

Bluefield Jays: 1

Johnson City: 2

Geno Encina struck out 5 over 4.2 innings, allowing one run on 2 hits, but the offence was not able to provide him with any runs past the one run they score in the 3rd inning. Zak Wasilewski and Alberto Guzman were stellar in relief, giving up just the one run over 3.1 innings.

The offence was held to one run and four hits while striking out 4 times. DJ McKnight walked 3 times.

DSL Blue Jays: 5

White Sox: 3

On the mound was one of the Blue Jays top international signings from 2014, Juan Meza, and he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits lasting 5 innings. Juan struck out one and didn’t walk any. Jose Acosta (3-0) picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief despite walking 3 and no strike outs.

Another top international signing for 2014, shortstop Kevin Vicuna, went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the leadoff spot. Norberto Obeso (.332) continues to swing a hot bat with a double and a single. Yorman Rodriguez, Anderson Green, and Sam Buelens drove in the clubs other runs. Sterling Guzman was 1-for-4 with a walk.

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