Blue Jays: Sean Reid-Foley gets obliterated in Triple-A debut

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

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Sean Reid-Foley was absolutely obliterated in his Triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons last night.

Sean Reid-Foley appeared poised for a major league call-up sooner than later after impressing in his first eight starts with the Double-A New Hampshire Fishercats going 5-0 with a 2.03 earned run average while fanning 52 in 44.1 innings of work this season.

The 22-year old received a promotion to Triple-A, however, things did not go as planned as Reid-Foley surrendered eight runs to the Syracuse Chiefs in just 2.1 innings of work. The youngster walked two and struck out two while allowing eight hits including three for extra bases in his brief debut.

The Bisons eventually lost the game 11-8 after clawing back with seven runs in the final four frames of the contest. Reid-Foley will look to lower his bloated 30.86 earned run average in his next start all the while attempting to forget this past outing.

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The Jays could also look at promoting Reid-Foley’s Fisher Cat teammate Jordan Romano who has been also tearing up Double-A hitters this season. The 25-year old Canadian is 8-0 with a 2.04 earned run average thus far and has never pitched above Double-A.

On a positive note, the game did feature solid performances from Dalton Pompey, Richard Urena, Rowdy Tellez and catcher Danny Jansen who all had multiple hits in the contest. Pompey went yard for his fourth of the campaign off major league veteran Edwin Jackson. Jansen had three doubles in the game boosting his average to .312 for the season.

Both Darnell Sweeney and Ian Parmley each pitched a scoreless inning of relief before the herd mounted their late game surge at a comeback. With the loss, the Bisons fall to .500 with an 18-18 record on the young season.

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Reid-Foley needs to have a short memory for this one and get back to the drawing board for his next start. Even after his disastrous debut, there is a good chance we will still see Reid-Foley north of the border with the big club at some point during the 2018 campaign.