Blue Jays MiLB Recap: Bisons lone winner
By Nick Raponi
Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system, today looking at the AAA-A levels. The affiliates went a combined 1-3 on Friday, and will be looking to improve their play when they are back at it again on Saturday.
AAA: Buffalo Bisons vs. Rochester Red Wings (Twins) – 2-1 win
The Buffalo Bisons and Rochester Red Wings were set to begin their three game series on Friday, and it ended up being a great game. The Bisons held on to win a close one, with the final score ending up 2-1 (11 innings). With the win, the Bisons now sit with a season record of 61-71.
Luis Santos started the game for the Bisons, and he pitched an absolutely fantastic outing. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing one run off of five hits while striking out seven.
The two pitchers to pitch out of the bullpen were Carlos Ramirez and Leonel Campos (3-0). The first to pitch, Ramirez, kept his season ERA at 0.00 after pitching two shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out two. Campos then came in to pitch the 10th and the 11th innings, picking up the win after allowing just one walk while striking out two.
Offensively, the Bisons really did not hit that well. Over 11 innings the team scored just two runs off of nine hits and three walks – a total that will win a team very few games.
The players who led the way offensively were Christian Lopes (2-5, 2B), Michael Saunders (3-5, 2B, RBI, R), Gregorio Petit (1-5), Rowdy Tellez (0-2, 2 BB), Danny Jansen (0-4, BB), Luke Maile (1-4), Dwight Smith Jr. (0-0, RBI) and Jon Berti (2-4, R).
After taking game one of their series with the Red Wings, the Bisons will be looking to pick up the win tomorrow in game two and clinch a series victory. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EST.
MVB: Luis Santos – 7 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 SO
AA: New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs. Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies) – 4-1 loss
After taking game one of their series with the Hartford Yard Goats on Thursday, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were looking to take a two game series lead in their four game series on Friday. Unfortunately the team did not hit the ball well at all, leading to a 4-1 loss. After losing on Friday, the Fisher Cats now sit with an awful season record of 53-77.
Conner Greene (5-10) took the hill for the Fisher Cats, and he had a so-so outing. The right-hander took the loss after he went 6.2 innings, allowing four runs off of seven hits and two walks while striking out three. This season has not been all that kind to Greene, as he sits with a season ERA of 5.36.
The pitchers to log innings out of the pen were Justin Shafer and Jose Fernandez. The first of the two, Shafer, went 1.1 shutout innings, allowing just one hit and two walks. Fernandez then pitched the final inning, allowing zero runs, hits or walks.
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The Fisher Cats pitched well enough to keep them in the ball game, but unfortunately they did not hit the ball well at all. The team scored just one run off of eight hits and one walk – an average of one base runner per inning.
The players who pulled their weight were Jonathan Davis (3-4, 2B), Richard Urena (1-3), Anthony Alford (0-3, BB), Reese McGuire (2-4, HR, RBI, R) and Tim Lopes (2-4).
After splitting the first two games of the series, both teams will be looking for a series lead when they play game three out of four on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST.
MVFC: Reese McGuire – 2-4, HR, RBI, R
A+: Dunedin Blue Jays vs. Tampa Yankees (Yankees) – 4-3 loss
The Dunedin Blue Jays and Tampa Yankees were set to begin a series on Friday, and both teams were looking to get out to an early series lead. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays they were unable to win a close one, losing with the final score finishing at 4-3. With the loss, the team now sits with a season record of 68-62.
Jordan Romano started the game for the Blue Jays, and he pitched well enough to keep the team in the game, but it wasn’t his best start overall. The Canadian went five innings, allowing three runs off of nine hits and one walk while striking out six.
Alonzo Gonzalez (2-1) and Adonys Cardona were the pitchers to see action out of the bullpen today for the Blue Jays. The first to toss, Gonzalez, was credited with the loss after going two innings, allowing one run off of two hits. Cardona then came in to pitch the final two innings, allowing zero runs, hits or walks while striking out three.
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Offensively, the Blue Jays did not hit the ball all that well. The team scored just three runs off of six hit and two walks – a total that will not win a team all that many games.
The players to contribute on offense were Bo Bichette (1-3, HR, RBI, BB, R), Connor Panas (2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R), Edward Olivares (2-3, BB) and D.J. Davis (1-4).
The Blue Jays will be looking for more success on Saturday when they play game two of their series with the Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST.
MVDJ: Connor Panas – 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
A: Lansing Lugnuts vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres) – 11-3 loss
The Lansing Lugnuts and Fort Wayne TinCaps were set to play the first game of their four game series on Friday, and it was a one sided affair to say the least. The game was all TinCaps from the start, and the Lugnuts ended up losing 11-3. With the loss, the team now sits with a season record of 59-68.
Andy Ravel (6-9) started the game for the Lugnuts, and he had a brutal outing. The right-hander was credited with the loss after going 1.1 innings, allowing six runs off of six hits and two walks.
The three pitchers to see relief action were Griffin Glaude, Andrew Deramo and Chris Hall. Glaude was the first to pitch, and it was not an outing to remember for him. The righty went 2.2 innings, allowing five runs off of five hits and one walk while striking out five. Deramo then came in to relieve Glaude, pitching two shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk. Finally Hall came in to pitch the final three innings, allowing zero runs off of two hits and zero walks while striking out four.
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It was not a great day offensively either for the Lugnuts, as they only managed to score three runs off of nine hits and one walk.
The players to contribute on the offensive end were Kevin Vicuna (2-4), Joshua Palacios (1-4), Nash Knight (2-4, R), David Jacob (1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R), Yeltsin Gudino (1-4, 3B, R), Ridge Smith (2-4, 2B, RBI) and Rodrigo Orozco (0-3, BB).
After losing the first game of their four game series with the TinCaps, the Lugnuts will be looking to get back to even playing ground when they play game two on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST.
MVL: Chris Hall – 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 SO
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That’s all for today’s MiLB recap. Check back in tomorrow when Jays Journal recaps Saturday’s minor-league action.