Blue Jays MiLB recap – I dream of Biagini
By Craig Borden
Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. More powered up just missed cycles, Biagini was solid for the Bisons, and the Lugnuts break their losing streak.
Buffalo Bisons at Pawtucket Red Sox
What a night for Joe Biagini on the mound in Pawtucket. Biagini found his form and allowed just five hits and did not walk a batter. The only damage he allowed was a 2-run homer to former Bison Matt Dominguez. He also struck out five batters. Biagini threw seven innings which totaled to be 86 pitches. He appears to be settling into his new role as a starter. Leonel Campos finished things off and picked up his 8th save of the season. He allowed five hits and struck out five batters during his 2 innings.
At the plate, Teoscar Hernandez had a night for the ages as he fell just a double short of the cycle. A night after Danny Jansen nearly accomplished the feat Hernandez repeated the trend. In his last at bat with a double to go, he pounds his second home run of the game over the right center field wall. The 2-run homer was his 3rd of his short time with the Bisons. Hernandez finished 4-5 with a pair of home runs, a triple, three runs scored, and three RBIs. Rowdy Tellez went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Gregorio Petit also chipped into the offense with a pair of extra base hits and a run scored.
Murphy Smith will get the start on Wednesday against the Red Sox.
MVB – Teoscar Hernandez 4-5 with 2 home runs, a triple, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBIs
New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Binghampton Rumble Ponies (Mets)
The wonderful New York weather rained out the Fisher Cats game against the Rumble Ponies. The will resume things on Wednesday for a double header. Thomas Pannone will get the ball to start game one. Pannone was on the top of his game in his last start and will look to keep that trend going as he shows his new organization what he is capable of. The starters for game two have not been announced.
Dunedin Blue Jays vs Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)
Some untimely errors caused some issues for the D-Jays in the scoreboard. Four unearned runs occurred during the game as the Fire Frogs took advantage of every mistake. Conor Fisk pitched five innings and allowed one earned run. He was on the mound for three runs being surrendered but allowed just two hits. He also walked just one batter and struck out five. Adonys Cardona threw two innings of shut out ball and Alonzo Gonzalez followed with an inning with more errors. Gonzalez allowed a pair of hits but did not give up an earned run.
The offense was pretty flat after a bunch of games with plenty of offense. The D-Jays were able to collect just five hits. They were able to capitalize and score a pair. Connor Panas and Jake Thomas scored the two runs and each had a hit. Edward Olivares drove in the only RBI on a single. Panas continues to impress and stole his 4th base during this game.
Tayler Saucedo will take the mound against the Fire Frogs Wednesday. He had a solid outing in his last start and will look to replicate a masterful six inning, three hit, zero run performance.
MVDJ – Conor Fisk 5 IP, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 5 K’s
Lansing Lugnuts at Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
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The Lugnuts finally put everything together to end a torturous seven game losing streak. The Lugnuts were outscored 28-56 over that span and were able to play both sides of the ball well to right the ship. Patrick Murphy was on the hill and held the Loons off the score board. He threw 6.2 innings and really allowed the one hard hit ball. The solo home run to Jared Walker was the only run the Murphy allowed during the outing. He allowed six hits, two walks, and struck out seven. Denis Diaz continues to struggle and allowed the Loons to get back into the game along with some defensive issues. Diaz was on the mound for three runs (2 earned) and walked a pair in his inning of work. Jared Carkuff closed out the game and picked up his 6th save while allowing just one base runner in the 9th.
Nash Knight took the offense on his back on Tuesday as he drove in five runs during a 2-5 night. He had a pair of doubles and scored a run as well. While Knight was raking at the plate the Lugnuts were able to collect ten hits. Kevin Vicuna continues to impress since joining the Lugnuts. He went 1-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored. Joshua Palacios continued his nine game hitting streak with another 1-2 night. He took three walks and was able to score three times. Nick Sinay took another ball to the body and has jumped the Midwest League HBP record to 38. He also went 2-3 with a run scored and stole his 20th base.
A starter has not been announced for Wednesday’s game against the Loons. The Lugnuts will look to reverse the losing streak now that they have broken it and finish the season strong.