McKinney Makes His Mark Among Kids In The Hall

Wednesday, June 05 2019 @ 01:22 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The Jays were oh-so-close to an organizational sweep Tuesday, winning four of five, including three shutout victories. #LetsGoBlueJays

Buffalo 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4

The Bisons put all their eggs in the third inning basket to hold off the Yankees affiliate. Billy McKinney belted a grand slam and Patrick Kivlehan capped the scoring with an RBI double. McKinney had two hits and a walk. Teoscar Hernandez, Socrates Brito, Reese McGuire and Jordan Patterson all contributed base hits. Andy Burns had a walk but Anthony Aflord was hitless in four at-bats and Richard Urena was hitless in three.

Ryan Feierabend was roughed up for four runs on 11 hits but lasted five innings to get the win. He struck out three and walked nobody. Buddy Boshers walked one but struck out five over three shutout frames for the hold. Jordan Romano collected the save with two punchouts in the ninth.

New Hampshire 3 Bowie 0

Santiago Espinal singled home a run in the first two innings and Chad Spanberger doubled home another in the second to provide the scoring for the Fisher Cats. The other base knocks came from Forrest Wall, Alberto Mineo, Kevin Smith and Vinny Capra. Mineo and Christian Williams drew free passes. Riley Adams took one for the team but Josh Palacios was 0-for-4.
Nate Pearson whiffed three of the six men he faced to start the game. Willy Ortiz got the win by working around two hits and three walks by striking out four over five scoreless frames. Jake Fishman and Ty Tice worked one-hit frames. Fishman got one punchout for the hold while Tice collected the save.

Dunedin 1 Charlotte 0

Dunedin scored in its last at-bat when Kevin Vicuna singled, moved to second on a Cal Stevenson bunt and scored when Logan Warmoth lined a single to right. Warmoth is hitting .325 with five multi-hit games in his past 10. Alejandro Kirk was 3-for-3 with a walk. Kacy Clemens singled and walked. Ryan Noda had a free pass. Cullen Large was 0-for-4, Demi Orimoloye and Chavez Young were 0-for-3.

Justin Dillon chilled the Rays affiliate to two hits over six innings, retiring the first 10 men he faced. He struck out six, walked nobody and induced 11 groundball outs. Dany Jimenez struck out three over two perfect frames for the win.

Lansing 8 Great Lakes 0

The Lugnuts opened a can of whoop-ass on the Dodgers affiliate. Hagen Danner homered twice, Griffin Conine homered and tripled and Jake Brodt also went deep. D.J. Neal had an RBI single and drew a pair of walks. Gabriel Moreno had a two-hit night. Reggie Pruitt had a base hit and a base on balls. Nick Podkul worked a walk but Rafael Lantigua and Luis De Los Santos were a combined 0-for-8.

Josh Winckowski limited the Loons to two hits and three walks over six shutout frames, compiling seven strikeouts and five groundouts for the win. Marcus Reyes worked two innings of one-hit ball and rung up three. Jackson Rees struck out two to finish up in the ninth.

DSL Padres 9 DSL Blue Jays 5

All but runs of the runs were scored in the eighth inning as the Jays were only able to make up just over half of the nine-run deficit. Adrian Montero, Javier D'Orazio, Leonel Callez and Daniel Oliva all had two-hit games. Callez had a triple and a run batted in, Oliva doubled and brought home two and D'Orazio drew a walk. Francisco Fajardo, Emmanuel Sanchez and Amell Brazoban also had base knocks with Sanchez hearing ball four once and Fajardo stealing a base. Wilfrann Astudillo got a free pass.

Yaifer Perdomo started this one with three shutout innings with two hits allowed, striking out three and walking nobody. Fernando Chacon suffered the loss by giving up a run over two frames but whiffed four. Marc Civit struck out three over two scoreless frames of two-hit ball. Juan Martinez and Andres Garcia were charged with four runs each with Garcia getting two of the three outs in the eighth. Gerardo Santana walked two but put up a goose egg in the ninth.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Griffin Conine, Lansing

2. Justin Dillon, Dunedin

1. Billy McKinney, Buffalo