Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: August 24th, 2015

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Aug 23, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate after the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Toronto Blue Jays won 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver 3

Boise 5

The C’s committed 3 errors and feel to 29-34. Andrew Guillotte (2/4, 2R, 2SB) was the top performer for the C’s. Justin Atkinson drove in a run on 2 hits, and Gunnar Heidt got hit batting average up to .250 with a double and a single.

Angel Perdomo walked 4 and struck out 5 over 4 innings. Turner Lee had a rough outing allowing 3 runs in a third of an inning and took the big dirty L. Micheal Kraft and Daniel Young each  pitched a clean 1.1 inning.

Next: Jonathon Harris (0-4 5.08ERA)

Bluefield 3

Pulaski 12

Bluefield was roughed up by the Yankees rookie league team, dropping them to 22-37. Luis Sanchez only lasted an inning, giving up 5 runs on 3 hits. Zak Wasilewski (3 ER), and John Kravetz (3 unearned runs) didn’t fare any better in 6 innings after Sanchez left. Alberto Guzman allowed one run and two walks in his inning. All in all, not a good day for Bluefield pitchers.

DJ McKnight had a single and a double, driving in his 22nd RBI, but struck out twice. Deiferson Barreto also collected a pair of hits to raise his average to .305. Matt Morgan was 1-for-2 with a walk and 2 RBI. Yeltsin Gudino was o-for-4, continuing a horrible August that has seen him hit just .091 in 18 games. this coming after a solid .268 July.

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Jays 1

Pirates 0

Despite being out hit 8-to-4, the Blue Jays improved their record to 35-18 with a shutout victory over the Pirates. Nash Knight (1/3, double), Owen Spiwak (1/2), Bryan Lizardo (1/3), and Jesus Severino (1/3) collected hits for the Jays. Lizardo supplied the offence, driving in the game’s only run. Spiwak stole his first pro bag.

Justin Maese improved to 5-0, 1.01 ERA, going 5 strong with 5 hits, a walk and a strike out. Nate Abel and Mike Estevez (SV 8) pitched the last frames to hammer the shutout home. Abel did most of the work with 3.2 IP and 5 strike outs. Estevez collected the one out save.


Jays 1

Astros 3

The Jays dropped the first game of the Semi Final B against the winners of the Boca Chica Northwest division, Astros Blue. Both team collected 7 hits, but it was the Astros who were able to capitalize with 3 in the 5th off starter Joel Espinal. Joel pitched 4.1 innings, allowing 2 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs while striking out a pair. Yonardo Herdenez and Orlando Pascual both pitched 2.1 innings of shut out relief.

The Jays hits came from Francisco Rodriguez (3/4, R), Antony Fuentes (1/4, 2B, RBI), Manual Herazo (1/4), and Cristian Peguero (2/3). Fuentes was an impact player for the DSL Jays driving in the clubs only run, collecting a stolen base, and throwing out Ronny Jimenez at home plate and Cristopher Luciano at 2nd base.