Blue Jays MiLB recap: More walk-off wins!

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Sections of mostly Toronto Blue Jays fans watch the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 10, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Sections of mostly Toronto Blue Jays fans watch the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 10, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /

Jays Journal takes it’s daily look at the Blue Jays’ minor league system, and how their system fared as the MiLB season nears it’s end.

Buffalo Bisons: 8-3 victory over Pawtucket

Teoscar Hernandez continues to impress since his arrival in the Blue Jays system, and had another big night on Thursday. The new addition went 1-3 with a walk, but his lone hit was a three run blast that put the Bisons up in the 3rd inning.

The Bisons sent Brett Anderson to the hill and he was very good, throwing 5.2 innings of one hit baseball. He’s now sporting a 0.93 ERA in Triple A, and should be among the names the Blue Jays add when rosters expand next week. The 29 year old veteran joined the team on a minor league deal a few weeks ago, and is looking to restore his reputation as a solid big league starter.

The Bisons bested the Red Sox across the board, and only collecting four hits in total, despite managing to score three runs off of Chris Smith and Wil Browning, who finished off the game after Anderson was removed. Jason Leblebijian also collected a pair of hits for the Bisons.

The Bisons move on to begin a series with the Rochester Red Wings, with the game getting underway at 7:05 EST on Friday.

MVB: Teoscar Hernandez 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB

New Hampshire Fisher Cats: 4-3 win in extra innings

The Fisher Cats pulled off a 12th inning victory on Thursday night, besting the Hartford yard Goats with another walk-off victory. Oddly enough, it was the second time inside of one week that a game with the Yard Goats ended up a wild pitch.

After a Andrew Guilliotte triple to lead off the inning, the Goats elected to walk the bases full for Anthony Alford. The situation never played out though, as Goats’ pitcher Troy Nieman uncorked a wild pitch that brought Guilliotte home for the win.

Sean Reid-Foley had another solid outing, pitching the Cats to a 3-0 lead through six innings before the game would get tied up late. He managed to last until the eighth, and left with a 3-1 lead in tact, but unfortunately the bullpen couldn’t bail him out of trouble. Fortunately the Fisher Cats were able to pull it off in extra innings, collecting 15 hits despite only scoring 4 runs.

They’ll continue their series with Hartford in a game at starts at 7:05, with Connor Greene on the bump for the Fisher Cats.

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Dunedin Blue Jays: Another walk-off win

The Blue Jays’ minor league system has been a lot of fun lately, and the D-Jays were as exciting as any game on Thursday night. They ultimately prevailed over the Florida Fire Frogs by a score of 8-7, and it was in walk-off fashion as well.

Things were in great shape for Dunedin heading into the ninth inning, but everything fell apart and they blew a 6-1 lead by allowing the Frogs to score six runs. Dan Leitz and Kirby Snead couldn’t stop the bleeding until the D-Jays were behind, which allowed for the opportunity for another dramatic win.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Connor Paras each singled to lead off the inning, before Juan Kelly reached base on an attempted sacrifice bunt. With the bases juiced, Michael De La Cruz was set up for a two run, game-winning hit to right field, bringing the victory home in the bottom half.

Juan Kelly had three hits, and they had two a piece from Guerrero Jr. and Edward Olivares. In all the D-Jays collected 12 hits, and had just enough left to hold off the late surge by the Frogs in the 9th inning.

MVDJ: Tyler Saucedo: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, 2 BB, 6 K’s

The D-Jays square off against the Tampa Yankees on Friday night at 6:30 EST.

Lansing Lugnuts: 5-2 loss at the hands of the Loons

The Lugnuts weren’t as fortunate as the other teams in the Jays’ minor league system on Thursday, as they dropped their contest with the Great Lakes Loons by a score of 5-2.

The Lugnuts were held to just two hits, lead by a pair from first baseman David Jacob. Otherwise the offence was pretty quiet, as they were held at bay by four pitchers from the Loons, none of which threw more than 2.2 innings in the game.

Mike Ellenbest started for Lansing and was touched up for five runs on 11 hits and a walk through 5.1 innings. The bullpen did a nice job stopping the bleeding from there, but unfortunately the offence couldn’t get things going to make a late comeback.

The Lugnuts will begin a new series with the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Friday night with their game getting underway at 7:05 EST.

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