A 3-4 night in the Blue Jays system last night, which included a walk off W…
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats received their second dominant starting pitching performance in as many days when Yennsy (say ‘Jennsy’ for those of you just finding out about him) Diaz tossed six dazzling innings of one-hit ball. Diaz faced the minimum, picking off the lone batter to get a hit off of him, striking out 5. Josh Palacios hit a two-run homer in the 5th to give the pitching staff all the run support they would need. The game took all of two hours, the second-shortest home game in Fisher Cats’ history. On Satuday, Zach Logue gave up only an unearned run over 6 innings on Saturday.
In Dunedin (actually, Clearwater, but that’s the way 2019 will be for the D-Jays), the Blue Jays edged the visiting (?) Clearwater Threshers 2-1. Starter Justin Dillon gave up a leadoff single, then faced the minimum over the next three innings. Departing with two outs in the 6th, Dillon allowed no runs and 3 hits, fanning 5. Dunedin scored a pair of runs in the home half of the first, and Dillon and relievers Kyle Weatherly and Danny Jimenez made that margin work for the W.
In Lansing, if you had walk off HBP on your bingo card, you win. In a back-and-forth affair, the Lugs came from behind in the 7th, 8th, and 9th to defeat Fort Wayne 5-4. In the bottom of the 9th, with one run already in via a wild pitch, 3B John Aiello was hit by a fastball, bringing in the winning run. In his longest start as a pro, Sean Wymer tossed six strong innings, giving up a run on 7 hits. For the second day in a row, Hagen Danner homered for Lansing for the second straight day – both of his two hits on the young seasn have been round trippers.
In Buffalo, Clay Buchholz made a start on his way to the Blue Jays rotation, and showed some signs of rust, giving up 5 runs (3 earned) in as many innings as the Bisons dropped a 10-2 decision to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.