All-Star Break! It was a really light day for minor league action with all of the Jays’ full-season affiliates taking a little break.
Buffalo Bisons: Off for All-Star Break
New Hampshire Fisher Cats: Off for All-Star Break
Dunedin Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day
Lansing Lugnuts: Scheduled Off Day
Vancouver Canadians 13, Eugene Emeralds 7
The game got off to a rough start for the pitching staff of the Canadians with Chase Mallard allowing five runs (only one was earned) through three innings and Tim Mayza allowing two through three (with four strikouts) but Joe Lovecchio and Jose Fernandez managed to quiet things down for the rest of the game and give the offense enough time to tear things up a bit and pound out 13 runs. Max Pentecost made his debut with the C’s, going 2/3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Michael De La Cruz subbed in to continue his torrid hitting, slamming a double in his only at bat and driving in two runs. Tim Locastro also had two hits, as did Chris Carlson who added a stolen base. Ryan McBroom hit his fifth home run of the season, going 1/3 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBI while Boomer Collins also added a home run and three RBI. Franklin Barreto was 1/5 with a double and an RBI but struck out three times.
Player of the Game: Max Pentecost and Ryan McBroom
Bluefield Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day
GCL Blue Jays 6, GCL Braves 3
Mickey Storey made another rehab outing, going two innings and allowing three hits but it was sixth-round pick Grayson Huffman who had the best day on the mound with three no-hit innings, walking one and striking out three. On offense, Cliff Brantley was 3/3 while Freddy Rodriguez went 1/2 with his first pro home run. Shane Opitz played for the first time since early in the year and was 1/3 with a double. Juan Tejada was 2/4 with an RBI and Edwin Fuentes was 2/4.
Player of the Game: Cliff Brantley and Grayson Huffman
DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL Braves 1
Jose Nova was outstanding for the Blue Jays, going six scoreless innings and allowing just three hits with four strikeouts. The club only had four hits (but nine walks) and got a sac fly from Manuel Herazo. Enmanuel Moreta had a single and walked twice.
Player of the Game: Jose Nova
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July 16 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (48-48)
Scheduled Off Day for the All-Star Break.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-52)
Scheduled Off Day for the All-Star Break
Dunedin Blue Jays (57-37)
Taylor Cole gets things going for the Dunedin Blue Jays as the Jays host the Jupiter Hammerheads at 6:30 PM.
Lansing Lugnuts (44-49)
Shane Dawson is on the hill for the Lugnuts when the Kane County Cougars (the top team in the Midwest League) comes to town. Dawson is 2-5 with a 3.78 ERA and he’ll face Dominican Juan Paniagua who is 6-3 with a 2.99 ERA.
Vancouver Canadians (20-12)
The Vancouver Canadians haven’t announced their starter (at least on MiLB.com) for their game at 4:05 PM ET against the Eugene Emeralds but it could very well be 19-year-old Miguel Castro who was the starter five games ago.
Bluefield Blue Jays (13-12)
Bluefield has an unannounced starter tonight as they host the Greeneville Astros at 7:05 PM.
The GCL and DSL Blue Jays also in action today.
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