The Blue Jays affiliates split their four games Tuesday night. They were on the right side twice in three shutout affairs. #LetsGoBlueJays
Buffalo 5 Rochester 0
Teoscar Hernandez drove in the first and last runs of the game to help the Herd defeat the Twins affiliate. Jordan Patterson added an RBI double. Anthony Alford had the only two-hit game for the Bisons and stole a base. Hernandez drew a walk to reach base twice while Cavan Biggio earned two free passes and swiped a bag. Andy Burns, Reese McGuire and Alen Hanson also had base hits. Socrates Brito was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 0-for-4.
Shawn Morimando managed to keep Rochester off the board for four innings despite three hits and five walks thanks in part to five strikeouts. The win went to Zach Jackson who struck out two over two shutout frames. Kirby Snead pitched two shutout innings and Justin Shafer finished things off with a scoreless ninth.
New Hampshire 5 Altoona 0
Brock Lundquist broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the fifth. Vinny Capra's sacrifice fly and Christian Williams' first Double-A home run - a three-run shot - put the game away for the Fisher Cats in the seventh. Lundquist, Williams, Forrest Wall, Riley Adams and Andres Sotillo all had two-hit efforts with Williams getting plunked. Chad Spanberger had a hit while Santiago Espinal and Kevin Smith walked.
Yennsy Diaz suffocated the Pirates affiliate on two hits, two walks and a hit by pitch over seven shutout innings. He struck out eight and put seven of his 10 outs in play on the dirt. Vinny Nittoli - a free-agent signing from the Arizona organization - pitched a scoreless inning in his Blue Jays organizational debut and Jackson McClelland put up another zero in the ninth.
St. Lucie 3 Dunedin 0
Graham Spraker deserved better. He gave up a home run but limited the Mets to two runs over six innings on five hits and a walk. He struck out two and recorded seven groundball outs. Emerson Jimenez surrendered the other run over his two innings of work.
Singles by Cullen Large and Chavez Young and a walk by Ryan Noda. That was the total offensive output for Dunedin. Cal Stevenson and Norberto Obeso were 0-for-4. Alejandro Kirk, Kacy Clemens, Kevin Vicuna and Samad Taylor were a combined 0-for-12.
Great Lakes 11 Lansing 8
The Lugnuts fell behind 7-0 but drew to within a run before the Dodgers affiliate pulled away in this morning contest. Jake Brodt had a three-hit game, including a home run, and drew a walk. Reggie Pruitt had a triple, a single and his Midwest League-leading 18th stolen base. Otto Lopez singled twice and heard ball four once. Tanner Kirwer singled, walked and stole two bases. Ryan Gold singled and walked while Nick Podkul and Rafael Lantigua added one to their hit totals. Podkul also stole his 10th base of the year. Hunter Steinmetz walked and swiped a bag. Hagen Danner struck out three times and went 0-for-4.
Troy Miller lasted just one inning and gave up four runs on three hits (including a two-run homer) and three walks with one whiff. Marcus Reyes tossed three innings of one-run ball but Will McAffer gave up two in his one inning while Mike Pascoe yielded four over his four innings.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Christian Williams, New Hampshire
2. Jake Brodt, Lansing
1. Yennsy Diaz, New Hampshire