Blue Jays MiLB Recap – Caught Streaking
By Craig Borden
Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. The Bisons win streak gets snapped and the D-Jays take it on the chin.
Buffalo Bisons at Indianapolis Indians
One big inning doomed the Bisons on Monday night as the winning streak was halted at six. Joe Biagini was solid through three innings, but appeared to lose things in the 4th. After shutting down the Indians to the tune of one hit over the first three innings, he was popped for a pair of runs. He would be chased in the 4th in favor of Chris Rowley. Rowley took a bit to settle in and allowed the run away inning to continue. Rowley would allow a pair before finishing the 4th inning, but reset and did not allow another run over the next four innings. He allowed four hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.
The offense was only able to rally up three hits in this one, as Steven Brault marched right through the Herd’s hitters. After six straight wins it appears the offense finally ran into a wall. Gregorio Petit was the only player to have an extra base hit when he hit a double. Hitting machine Danny Jansen and Jon Berti had the only other hits in this one. Jansen has hit in all three of his Triple A starts thus far.
T.J. House and the Bisons will take on the Indians again on Tuesday evening. House has been pitching well lately and will look to continue a streak of four starts in which he has not allowed more then three runs.
MVB – Chris Rowley 5 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 5 K’s
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Connor Greene will get the ball on Tuesday as the Fisher Cats travel to Akron, Ohio to take on the Rubber Ducks. Greene is fresh off of a six inning start in which he allowed three runs on eight hits. He has had a bouncy past few starts that has seen his ERA climb to 4.87. He has currently thrown 105.1 innings and last year threw his career high with 146.1 innings. He will look to finish the season strong as he appears to be on track for a repeat on that innings total for the season.
Dunedin Blue Jays at Daytona Tortugas (Reds)
After a promising start for the D-Jays, the Tortugas found their running shoes and plated a plethora of runs. Juan Kelly got the Jays on the board with a single that drove in Bo Bichette in the first inning. In the second inning Connor Panas cranked his 12th homer of the season on a long fly ball to right center field. On to the third inning where the Jays brought home a pair. Chris Coghlan drove in a run during his debut for his rehab assignment. Max Pentecost would hit into a fielder’s choice to drive in Bichette once again.
In the bottom of the inning, the Tortugas found their bats against Tayler Saucedo and tied the game up at four each. They would send Saucedo packing after pitching just 2.2 innings of work. Dan Lietz would come on and just add gas to the fire, as he allowed three more runs while recording just two outs. Adonys Cardona calmed things down for five more outs and the offense was able to score one more run in the top of the 6th. Panas drove in Cavan Biggio on a single.
In the bottom of the inning though, Geno Encina and the defense let the flood gates open. Four of the six runs were charged to the Encina. Encina gave up those runs on a pair of home runs over his three innings of work.
John Straka will look to continue his recent success against the Tortugas on Tuesday.
MVDJ – Connor Panas 3-4 with a home run and 2 RBI
Lansing Lugnuts at Dayton Dragons (Reds)
The Lugnuts came up just short of a two out 9th inning rally in this one as the Dragons finally closed out the game. Heading into the 9th the Lugnuts were trailing by a run and all of a sudden down to their last out. A single, a double, and a walk brought new life to the club, but there were two outs. One of the Lugnuts better bats was in the box and knocked a little roller to the shortstop to end the game. The Lugnuts were right on the brink of taking this pitcher’s dual away from the Dragons.
Osman Gutierrez battled, but kept the Lugnuts in the game through six innings. He would allow seven hits and walked three batters. He allowed all three earned runs, while striking out three batters. Denis Diaz came on and kept things close during his two innings of work to allow the team a chance at a come back.
Rodrigo Orozco collected a pair of hits out of the leadoff spot and was able to come around on a Nash Knight single. Knight also had two hits and was able to drive in both Lugnuts runs in the 5th inning. Javier Hernandez was the third Lugnut to have a multi hit game in this on as the team raked in 10 hits.
Justin Maese will get the start against the Dragons on Tuesday. He is looking to get things back on track since rejoining the Lugnuts. He allowed eight runs in his first three innings back with the club but still is a talented prospect within the Jays system.
MVL – Nash Knight 2-3 with 2 RBI
Short Season Team Notes
Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League)
In a battle of first place teams the Canadians prevailed over the Hillsboro Hops. The C’s offense was able to outlast the Hops attack in a 10-6 win Monday. Norberto Obeso showed off some power with his second home run of the season with a runner on. Logan Warmoth had another solid evening and went 2-5 with a run scored and three RBIs. Kacy Clemens also picked up a pair of RBIs on a double and would later score a run in a 2-5 performance. Brock Lundquist went 3-5 with a double and a run scored. Matt Morgan also joined the list of players with a multi hit game with a pair. There were five players to have multi-hit games in this one, as the team collected 14 hits total.
Bluefield Blue Jays (Appalachian League)
Monday’s game was rained out against the Elizabethton Twins. They hope to pick things back up with a double header in Bluefield Tuesday at 5 PM EST.