Across and around the Blue Jays minor league system……
In Florida, the Dunedin Blue Jays scored early and often, and Nate Pearson was lights out as the visitors hammered Jupiter, 18-0. Riley Adams hit a grand slam as part of a 6-run first inning, and Pearson took over from there, allowing only a hit and a walk over 5, fanning 10, despite having to sit through two lengthy innings while his teammates were circling the bases.
Adams, Kevin Vicuña, Logan Warmoth, Cullen Large, Ryan Noda, and Demi Orimoloye all had three hits apiece. Turner Larkins and Colton Law combined to toss four scoreless frames to preserve the shutout.
Lansing travelled to Kentucky to take on Bowling Green, and had a late comeback fall short as the Lugs dropped a 6-5 decision. Down 5-1 after 6, the Lugs scored a pair in the 7th, and single runs in the 8th and 9th. Reggie Pruitt had a pair of hits, raising his average to .413 over his last ten games. Jordan Groshans had a ten game hitting streak snapped, and Bowling Green SS Wander Franco, who takes over Vlad Jr’s spot as the top prospect in baseball, hit his 2nd HR of the year.
In a matinee at Syracuse, Buffalo scored a pair in the 9th, but fell a run short, dropping a 9-8 decision. Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Jonathan Davis, and Andy Burns homered in a losing cause for the Bisons, and Cavan Biggio reached base 4 times via a 1-2, 3 walk afternoon.
New Hampshire starter Yennsy Diaz struggled to locate both his fastball and breaking ball, and his offence could manage only a single run and hit as the Fisher Cats fell in Reading, 8-1. Diaz walked 5 before reaching his pitch count with one out in the 4th.