Blue Jays MiLB recap – McGuire continues to rake

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Blue Jays fans cheer as a home run by Kendrys Morales
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Blue Jays fans cheer as a home run by Kendrys Morales /

Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. McGuire collects more hits and RBIs, and the D-Jays blow out the Mets.

Buffalo Bisons vs Gwinnett Braves
1-7 Loss

The Braves had the Bisons stuck on neutral for the second game in a row. The offense continued to struggle but Sunday the defense fell to the rough side as well. Luis Santos got the start and allowed five runs (three earned). He pitched five innings allowing five hits and two walks. The three earned runs came off of a Carlos Franco 3-run homer. Justin Shafer came on and tried to calm things down, but he also allowed a run in his two innings of work. The defense would allow a 3rd unearned run while Jeff Beliveau was on the mound. Mike Bolsinger pitched a shut out 9th inning.

Micheal Saunders had his hitting streak broken as the Herd managed just three hits. His streak was ended at 15 games. Dwight Smith Jr. keeps hitting as he picked up one of the three hits which was a triple. He has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games. Jon Berti doubled in the 5th inning and then stole 3rd to setup the only Bisons run. A batter later Roemon Fields singled to drive him in.

Brett Oberholtzer will take the mound in the series opener in Pawtucket against the Red Sox. Oberholtzer has not allowed more then three runs in his last five starts.

MVB – Jon Berti 1-3 with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored

New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Altoona Curve (Pirates)
5-6 Loss

The Fisher Cats battled into extra innings but were unable to fend off a late attack by the Curve. Ryan Borucki had another solid outing on Sunday. He threw six innings, allowing a pair of runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five as he continues to impress at the Double A level. Shane Dawson allowed the Curve to climb back into this one as he walked three batters and allowed a pair of hits. This led to one run, but also game the Curve some confidence. Andrew Case would allow two runs in the 9th to move the game into extra innings. Jose Fernandez would take the loss after allowing the final run to the Curve in the 10th.

Reese McGuire continues to be a force at the plate. He went 3-5 in this one with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. He has had at least one hit in all but one of his last ten games. He is batting .429 over that span with three homers, seven runs scored, and seven RBI. Emilio Guerrero has been heating up at the plate and went 2-4 with two RBIs and a double. He is now on a five game hitting streak. Lourdes Gurriel picked up another RBI in the clean up spot as he went 1-4 with a run scored as well.

Jon Harris will look to get in a groove to finish the season. He will look to tame the Binghampton Rumble Ponies on Monday.

MVFC – Reese McGuire 3-5 with a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored

Dunedin Blue Jays at St. Lucie Mets
8-0 Win (7 inning game)

The D-Jays definitely did not need the rain to stop this game early as the found their game on all fronts to take down the Mets. The offense and the pitching were very impressive through this short seven inning affair. Luke Maile went 2-3 in his 3rd rehab start and drove in a pair of runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-3 with two walks another RBI. He has an RBI in five of his last six games. That is good for eleven RBIs over that span. He has also had a hit in nine of his last ten games. Connor Panas was just a home run short of the cycle in a 3-4 performance. He scored twice during the ball game. D.J. Davis went 4-4 with a run scored and an RBI while collecting his 32nd stolen base. The D-Jays bludgeoned the Mets pitchers for 15 hits.

Jordan Romano is putting the final touches on a stellar season with the D-Jays. He went 5.1 innings during the game Sunday and allowed three hits and three walks without allowing a run. He also struck out two batters. He has thrown 127.1 innings and has a nice 3.32 ERA with 129 K’s pm the year. Philip Walby would throw an inning to complete the shut out in the rain shortened game.

D-Jays continue their home stand as the Florida Fire Frogs come to Dunedin on Tueday.

MVDJ – Jordan Romano 5.1 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 2 K’s

Lansing Lugnuts at South Bend Cubs
6-8 Loss

The Lugnuts offense came hot out of the gate but the pitching could not hold the Cubs at bay in the final frames of the game. The offense jumped on starter Bryan Hudson of the Cubs in the first inning for three runs. Three singles in a row with two outs led to the first run. A throwing error on a Yeltsin Gudino grounder led to the other two runs. Onto the 3rd were Joshua Palacios doubled to open the inning. After a walk and a single the bases were loaded bases for Gudino. He also walked to score the first run of the inning. David Jacob singled and drove in a pair of runs to stake the Lugnuts to a 6-1 lead. Rodrigo Orozco, Palacios, and J.B. Woodman had a pair of hits each. Palacios, Mitch Nay, and Woodman also scored twice each. Nick Sinay ties the hit by pitch record for the Midwest League as he was plunked for the 36th time this season.

On the bump Andy Ravel got off to a great start but everything slipped away from the Lugnuts in the 5th and 6th innings. Ravel pitched 5.2 innings but allowed the Cubs to claw back into this one before he was removed in the 6th inning. He allowed five earned runs on ten hits which included a pair of home runs. Yonardo Herdenez was saddled with a blown save and the loss after allowing three earned runs in his 3.1 innings of work.

Yennsy Diaz will take the ball on Monday as the Lugnuts look to take the last game of the series from the Cubs.

MVL – J.B. Woodman 2-4 with a stolen base, 2 runs scored, and an RBI

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