Vladimir Guerrero hit what will be his last minor league Home Run as Buffalo banged out 13 hits in a 5-4 win at Syracuse. Lourdes Gurriel Jr and Cavan Biggio had three hits each, with Biggio cracking his 3rd round tripper. The Bisons installed Anthony Alford, who is now 3-37 over his last 10, at the top of the order in the hopes of getting him going, but he took the collar with an 0-4. Sean Reid-Foley gave up four earned runs before leaving the game with two out in the 5th, striking out 7.
At Lansing, the high-flying Lugnuts offence struck for 8 runs and 11 hits, but fell 10-8 to South Bend. Starter Sean Wymer’s velo loss has been a concern for the organization this year, and he missed few bats in giving up 5 runs (all earned) over 3.2 innings. Alejandro Kirk’s booming bat was the highlight of Lansing’s offence, as he hit a double off the LF wall, and a long Home Run to Left. Jordan Groshans chipped in with this 3rd long ball of the year as part of a three-hit afternoon. Over the three game series, Lansing rapped out 42 hits.
New Hampshire handed visiting Trenton a 7-2 setback. Zach Logue continued his fine start, holding his velo (92) through 6 before giving way to the pen. Santiago Espinal paced the Fisher Cats attack with 3 hits, and Chad Spanberger, Brock Lundquist, and Vinny Capra added a pair. Jackson McClelland fanned four over two shutout innings, and Bryan Baker (despite loading the bases with walks) closed things out with a scoreless frame.
In Daytona, the visiting D-Jays struck for a run in the top of the 10th, but the Tortugas answered with 2 in the bottom half of the inning to walk Dunedin off 6-5. Logan Warmoth knocked out 3 hits, including his second HR of the year, and Riley Adams contributed a pair of hits for Dunedin. Kyle Weatherly tossed a pair of scoreless innings in middle relief for the D-Jays, and ran his scoreless streak to 8 innings over 5 outings.
Enjoy Vlad Jr, Toronto. We called him the Blue Jays 10th ranked prospect before he had even played a professional game, and named him #1 after his first pro season in 2016. He’s done nothing since then to diminish his status. The younger Guerrero will be a truly generational bat, and will prove to be more than worth the wait.