Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. The Lugnuts and Fisher Cats pour on the runs and the D-Jays pull off a late inning win.
Buffalo Bisons vs Scranton/WB Railriders (Yankees)
Brett Oberholtzer had a rough go in this one as he allowed 4 earned runs on 10 hits during the start. Oberholtzer was fresh off of a great start vs the Pawtucket Red Sox in which he allowed just 1 run in 6 innings of work. The Railriders hitters just kept hitting during this one and had 13 before it was over. Murphy Smith calmed the bats down for a while as he set down the Rail Riders for 2.1 innings. He would allow just 2 hits and strike out 2. Chris Smith would allow one run in the 9th on a solo home run to Rob Refsnyder who went 3-4 during the game.
On offense the there were massive issues as the Bisons could not get anything going against Joe Mantiply and Nestor Cortes of the Rail Riders. The Bisons were only able to get 4 hits during the game and added just 2 walks to that. Jon Berti logged the only extra base hit with a double in his 1-4 evening. Roemon Fields stole his 23rd base during the contest as well.
Chris Rowley will get the start Wednesday to start the series against the Columbus Clippers. Rowley has been impressive since joining the Bisons and currently owns a 3.57 ERA through 22.2 innings.
MVB – Murphy Smith 2.1 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 2 walks, 2 K’s
New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Portland Seadogs (Red Sox)
I was able to attend this game and submitted a heavily detailed account of the game. The recap can be found by CLICKING HERE
Conner Greene will get the start in the series against the Reading Fighting Phils. Greene pitched 7 innings in his last start and struck out 6 while allowing 3 runs.
MVFC – Gunnar Heidt 2-4, with a double, a home run, and 4 RBIs
Dunedin Blue Jays vs Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)
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Taylor Cole makes his return to Dunedin Blue Jays and pitched well through 2 innings to start the game. Cole finished with 0 walks and a strikeout while scattering 3 hits. Conor Fisk followed with 5 innings of work and was pretty good but allowed 3 runs. The runs were scored on his few mistake pitches that were scored on 2 home runs. Zach Jackson would pick up the win in this one as the D-Jays offense turned it on in the late innings. Kirby Snead picked up his 4th save of the season with a perfect 9th inning.
Michael De La Cruz and Connor Panas put on a show in this one as they both collected 3 hits. De La Cruz had a double in those hits while driving in and scoring a run as well. The powerful Panas finished the game a home run short of the cycle in this one and picked up 2 RBIs. This included a single that drove in the eventual winning run in the 8th. The D-Jays are currently 12-11 to start the second half of the season.
MVDJ – Connor Panas 3-4 with a double, triple, a run scored, and 2 RBI
Lansing Lugnuts vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)
A dominating game for the Lugnuts showed an outburst of offense and some solid pitching. First, the pitching as Andy Ravel was spectacular through 6.2 innings. Ravel allowed 6 hits allowing just 1 earned runs. He also did not walk a batter and struck out 7. Nick Hartman and Geno Encina shut things down allowed just 1 hit through their 2.1 innings.
Now the story of the night was the offense regardless of an incredible start from Ravel. The Lugnuts poured runs on the Rattlers pitchers as they mashed them for 14 runs on 14 hits. Javier Hernandez hit his first home run as a Lugnut and went 2-4 with 3 RBIs. Every batter in the lineup had at least 1 hit and all but Yeltsin Gudino was able to pick up an RBI. The offense started out slow but the Lugnuts posted 9 runs in the 8th inning as they batted around and sent 14 batters to the plate. Joshua Palacios went 3-4 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Rodrigo Orozco, Edward Olivares, Nash Knight, and Luis Silva all had 2 RBIs each in the lopsided victory.