New Hampshire RHP Yennsy Diaz was the star of the show in the Blue Jays minor league system last night.
Diaz tossed seven shutout innings for the second consecutive start (stretching his scoreless streak to 15 innings), and a pair of relievers tossed zeroes as well as New Hampshire blanked the Pirates’ Altoona affiliate, 5-0. Diaz allowed only a pair of hits and fanned 8, while newcomer Vinny Nottolli pitched a scoreless 8th, and Jackson McClelland did the same in the 9th to secure the W. The game was a close affair, with Brock Lundquist’s RBI single in the 5th until the Fisher Cats blew the game open with a 4-run 7th, the highlight of which was Christian Williams’ 440 ft HR.
Buffalo won by a 5-0 score as well at Rochester, with four Pitchers teaming up for the shutout. Starter Shawn Morimando threw 4 scoreless frames, Zach Jackson and Kirby Snead added a pair of shutout innings, and Justin Shafer pitched a scoreless 9th. Anthony Alford had two hits for Buffalo, bringing his average above the Mendoza Line to .200 for the season. Teoscar Hernandez drove in a pair of runs for the Bisons.
Lansing lost a wild school-day home game to Great Lakes, 11-8. The Lugs trailed 7-0 heading into the home half of the 6th, but sent 11 men to the plate in a six run inning, but were unable to get any closer. Jake Brodt led the Lansing attack, going 3-4 with a walk and a Home Run.
In Florida, visiting Dunedin was on the wrong side of a shutout score, losing 3-0 to St Lucie. Cullen Large, hitting .333 over his last ten, had one of the D-Jays 2 hits on the night.