Ramirez Ram Tough Versus Trenton

Tuesday, July 17 2018 @ 03:12 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The #BlueJays affiliates split their eight games down the middle Monday.

Buffalo 8 Norfolk 1

Rowdy Tellez doubled and singled home a pair of runs and Reese McGuire delivered the final kill shot with a grand slam home run to help the Herd win a laugher. Gio Urshela had an RBI single among his three hits. McGuire and Urena had two hits apiece. Tim Lopez was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, Anthony Alford singled and walked and Roemon Fields was 1-for-4.

Brandon Cumpton gave up a solo home run among five hits but struck out three and walked nobody over five innings for the win. Craig Breslow, Justin Shafer and Zach Stewart took care of the other four innings.

New Hampshire 4 Trenton 2

The Fisher Cats are 1-1/2 games ahead of the Thunder after a come-from-behind win. New Hampshire erased a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the seventh on a Jon Berti RBI single and a Harold Ramirez RBI double. Ramirez singled home the first run of the game in the first as part of a 4-for-4 night with two doubles and a stolen basae. Dalton Pompey walked with the bases loaded in the eighth for his second free pass of the night. Berti had two hits and a swipe and Andrew Guillotte had one.

Jordan Romano gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over 6-2/3 innings while striking out four and getting nine groundouts. Kirby Snead stranded a runner with one shutout inning for the win. Dusty Isaacs struck out the only batter he faced to strand a runner for Snead. Travis Bergen overcame two hits and a walk with two strikeouts to pick up the save.

Dunedin 5 Florida 2

The D-Jays continue to roll in the second half as they used a three-run sixth to snap a 2-2 tie. Kevin Smith socked a home run to put Dunedin ahead for good before David Jacob went deep for a two-run shot. Kacy Clemens opened the scoring with a two-run bomb in the first. Riley Adams had the only two-hit game for Dunedin while Brock Lundquist walked twice. Josh Palacios had a double in four at-bats.

Patrick Murphy served up a two-run homer but held Florida to four hits and a walk over seven solid innings. He struck out four and recorded nine outs on the dirt. Andy Ravel struck out a batter but gave up three hits. Jackson McClelland pitched 1-2/3 innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts.

Clinton 9 Lansing 8

The Lugnuts trailed 5-1 but were ahead 8-5 before this one got away in the extra frame. Chavez Young had the only multi-hit effort with four that included a double. Ryan Gold was 1-for-5 with three RBI. Norberto Obeso and Brandon Grudzielanek walked twice.Jesus Navarro singled, walked and stole a pair of bases.

Matt Gunter gave up five runs on five hits and four walks over four innings but struck out five. Brayden Bouchey gave up two runs in two innings, Dany Jimenez was nicked for a run but struck out four over three innings. Orlando Pascual took the loss by issuing a bases-loaded walk among three free passes he handed out.

Tri-City 2 Vancouver 1

Two runs in the first off Randy Pondler was all the Dust Devils needed as the C's fell below the .500 mark. They are now effectively three games behind Everett with seven left to play in the first half of the season.

Joey Pulido pitched 3-1/3 perfect innings for Vancouver in relief in his Northwest League debut. Marcus Reyes pitched a scoreless eighth.

Otto Lopez tripled and was brought home on a Yorman Rodriguez single to start the ninth. Griffin Conine hit into a rally-killing double play to blunt a Jake Brodt follow-up single. More details can be found right here.

Bluefield 6 Danville 3

A two-run dinger by Alejandro Kirk and a two-run knock by D.J. Neal highlighted the two-hit nights by both players. Neal also stole his eighth base of the year.

Claudio Galva got through five innings to get the win by giving up a run on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Grant Townsend pitched two scoreless frames and Brad Wilson worked a scoreless ninth to sandwich around two runs given up by Sean Rackoski in the eighth.

GCL Yankees West 6 GCL Blue Jays 4

Jordan Groshans and Gabriel Moreno had the two-hit efforts in this one with Moreno driving in a pair of runs. Leonardo Jimenez had a double, a walk and two RBIs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in his three at-bats whiel Logan Warmoth went 1-for-3.

Emanuel Vizcaino was popped for four runs on six hits over six innings while walking five and striking out five. Gaudy Ramirez gave up two more over the other two frames.

DSL Padres 8 DSL Blue Jays 1

This was a 2-1 game before the Padres busted it open with six runs in the bottom of the eighth. Junior Guzman gave up two runs over four innings to take the loss. Erick Teran tossed three scoreless frames and struck out three to offset a hit and a walk. Jhoan Dominguez was dummied for six runs over two-thirds of an inning before Christian Reyes took over to get the final out.

Jhoan Solarte, Jose Rivas and Hanley Acevedo all had two hits piece with Solarte adding a walk. Rivas stole two bases to run his total to 14.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Rowdy Tellez, Buffalo

2. Patrick Murphy, Dunedin

1. Harold Ramirez, New Hampshire