Jays Journal brings it’s daily look at all things Toronto Blue Jays in the minor league system, including a perfect Thursday evening for the minor league affiliates.
Triple A Buffalo Bisons: 4-2 victory over LeHigh Valley
Cesar Valdez had it going on Thursday night, making his 5th start of the season for the Bisons. He ended up throwing seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, striking out 10 hitters in the outing.
Gregorio Petit had the big blow for the Bisons, hitting a 3 run blast in the 3rd inning to give the Bisons a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Petit also picked up another RBI in the 5th inning on a sacrifice fly.
The Bisons will begin a new series with the Scranton RailRiders, with Luis Santos getting the ball in a game that gets underway at 7:05 EST.
MVB: Cesar Valdez- 7 IP, 10 K, 4 hits, 2 BB,
Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats: Double header wins
The Fisher Cats took both games of Thursday’s double header with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, winning 4-1, and 4-3 on Thursday.
Connor Greene was effective again in this start, managing six innings with just five hits and four walks allowed, keeping the Squirrels off the scoreboard, other than an unearned run allowed in the 2nd inning.
The tie was broken in the 7th when the Cats got their offence going, scoring three runs on three hits in the frame. The big blow came from Johnathan Davis, who had an two-run single with the bases juiced, bringing the score to 4-1.
In the second game, Davis was the hero again as he cleared the bases with a 3-run double in the 7th inning, giving the Cats the lead for the second game in a row. On the day, Davis had six RBI’s between the two games.
MVFC: Johnathan Davis (6 RBI)
The Fisher Cats move on to begin a series with the Bowie Baycats, which gets underway on Friday night at 7:05 EST.
High A Dunedin Blue Jays: 5-2 win over Palm Beach
Heading into the All-Star break in High-A, the Blue Jays managed to leave the first half on a high note, picking up a 5-2 victory against the Palm Beach Cardinals on Thursday night.
Jordan Romano was solid in the outing, throwing five innings and allowing just two earned runs, six hits, and two walks in the process. He lowered his season ERA to 2.38 with his latest start.
The offence was lead by Juan Kelly who picked up three hits, and Cavan Biggio who had a pair as well. D.J. Davis delivered a two-run single as a pinch hitter, which turned out to be the big blow of the evening.
The D-Jays will be off over the weekend as the League breaks for the All-Star festivities.
MVBJ: Juan Kelly (3-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB)
Single A Lansing Lugnuts- Bichette goes nuts
Thursday night was all about Bo Bichette and his dominance of the Midwest League this year. The middle infielder finishing his evening going 7-8 with a home run, 5 RBI, and 2 doubles, raising his season average to an even .400.
The Lugnuts picked up 8-5 and 6-1 victories on the day, improving their season record to 37-27 thus far. They had several great performances in their double-header victories, but Bichette outshined the entire ballpark with his work with the bat.
The Lugnuts will begin a home series with the West Michigan Whitecaps, in a game that gets underway at 7:05 EST time.
MVL: Bo Bichette (7-8, now hitting .400)
Short Season- Vancouver Canadians
In their first game of the season, the Vancouver Canadians picked up a 6-1 victory against the Eugene Emeralds. Reggie Pruitt lead off and picked up two RBI in the game, as all but one Canadians’ hitter managed to pick up a hit on the evening.
Juan Nunez got the start for Vancouver and was excellent in his first outing, throwing five scoreless frames and allowing just three hits in the process. The two teams will get back on the diamond again on Friday at 7:05 EST.
That’s all for today’s MiLB recap, but check back at Jays Journal for daily updates on the Blue Jays’ farm system.