Blue Jays MiLB Recap- Lugnuts turn offense up to 11

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 24: Brett Gardner
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 24: Brett Gardner /

Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. The Buffalo Bisons play their first home game of the season and the Lugnuts big inning spells victory.

Buffalo Bisons vs Indianapolis Indians
1-2 Loss

The Herd dropped their home opener to the Indians. A great start from Sam Gaviglio had things rolling in the right direction. Gaviglio threw 4.2 innings allowing just two hits and a pair of walks. He also struck out four during the stellar start to his season. Chad Girodo came on and got the final two outs in the 5th, but in the 6th allowed the two runs that would lead to the loss.

Teoscar Hernandez tried his best to ignite the offense with a home run in the bottom of the 6th. The solo home run was his second of the young season and he went 2-3. Luis Santos pitched a pair of innings while allowing just two baserunners and struck out three. Santos kept the score close as the Herd was hoping for a comeback. Carlos Ramirez also pitched a perfect 9th but the offense could not find that clutch hit. Reese McGuire and Jason Leblebjian had a pair of hits each in the loss as well.

Chris Rowley will kick off the weekend for the Bisons against the Indians.

MVB – Sam Gaviglio 4.1 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 4 K’s

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Off Day

The Fisher Cats are finally heading home and have been off to an amazing start to their season. The 6-1 Fisher Cats have been unstoppable on both sides of the plate thus far. The offense has been raking in runs, and the pitching has been baffling hitters. Nick Tepesch will get the start for the home opener as Fisher Cats take on the Yard Goats. The Cats swept the Goats in the season opener.

Dunedin Blue Jays at Palm Beach Cardinals
3-4 Loss

The D-Jays jumped out to an early lead on a two-run blast off the bat of Logan Warmoth. The homer was his first of the season and gave starter Patrick Murphy a good lead to get going with. Murphy pitched well but some timely hitting from the Cards hitters combined for three runs during his five innings of work. Seven hits strung together during the 2nd and 3rd inning were just enough to push the Cards ahead for the game. Murphy struck out five and walked just one batter during the outing.

The D-Jays offense gathered ten hits but was unable to put enough together for a big inning. Bradley Jones, Riley Adams, and Nash Knight had a pair of hits each. Riley Adams drove in the only other run on a single in the 8th. The D-Jays were just 1-4 with runners in scoring position, and could not get a string of hits to plate some runs.

Justin Dillon gets the start for the D-Jays on Friday night. The D-Jays are going to travel to Port St. Lucie to take on the Mets. Dillon allowed three earned runs in his last outing against the Palm Beach Cardinals. He will be looking to get his first victory to start his weekend.

MVDJ – Logan Warmoth 1-4 with a 2-run homer

Lansing Lugnuts at Fort Wayne Tin Caps (Padres)
13-4 Win

After falling behind by three runs in the first the Lansing Lugnuts turned the offense up to eleven and rocked the Tin Caps. Zach Logue had the start and as mentioned got hit hard in the first inning for three runs (two earned). Logue would settle in and cruised through the rest of his outing. He would toss 5.1 innings while scattering nine hits, walking a pair while striking out three.

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The offensive downpour occurred in the 7th as the Lugnuts proceeded to mash the Tin Caps’ bullpen arms. Five Lugnuts hitters had multi-hit performances and were led by Chavez Young. Young went 2-5 with four RBIs, a triple, and a double. Kevin Vicuna had a pair of his as well with a triple and two RBI. Matt Morgan and Cullen Large also had a double each in their multi-hit efforts, and scored five runs between them. The Lugnuts pitchers then continued to hold the Caps in check as Brody Rodning, Kyle Weatherly, and Andy Ravel closed out the game.

Graham Spraker will get the start in the series against the West Michigan Whitecaps. He will look to build off of his last start where he pitched just 2.2 innings and allowed a pair of earned runs.

MVL – Chavez Young 2-5 with a run scored, a double, a triple, and 4 RBI

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