The major league all-star break allowed Blue Jays fans to tune into Vladimir Guerrrero’s return to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last night. He went 1-for-4 with a solid single, snagged a couple of line drives, and looked pretty alright. But yesterday was Bo’s day, going 2-for-4 with a couple of doubles that resulted in 3 RBI in the Fisher Cats’ 6-3 win. New Hampshire also got to see their new second baseman Santiago Espinal who made his double-A debut 17 games into his Blue Jays career (he was traded for Steve Pearce).
Elsewhere in the Blue Jays minor league system: Jordan Groshans hit his third homer yesterday for the GCL Blue Jays, Logan Warmoth returns to the Dunedin Blue Jays after a month away, and the Vancouver Canadians announced that they will be wearing these fully stitched Expos tribute jerseys this coming Monday:
CANADIANS: We will be wearing these tributes to the Montreal Expos on Monday, July 23 at 7:05pm and then auctioning them off in-house post-game w/ full proceeds going to the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation. What do you think of them? We still have tickets to this game! pic.twitter.com/UmUPcASOfE— Rob Fai (@RobFaiNation) July 17, 2018
We will talk about the happenings around the Blue Jays’ farm this afternoon on Around The Nest! We go live every Friday at 4 pm ET at this link (a downloadable audio file can be found at the same link at the conclusion of the show).
The podcast’s host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler has this planned for today:
Let’s talk promotions! No, not Santiago Espinal going up to New Hampshire or Gunnar Heidt heading to Buffalo, though those might come up. No, this week is about Fungo Wizard Bobbleheads, Italian Festival Night, Dunedin Oranges, and our favorite promotions of the season, at home and on the road. Meanwhile, Thomas Pannone whiffs nine in eight innings, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returns to New Hampshire, Logan Warmoth comes off the DL in Dunedin, Vancouver fights it out for the playoffs with four games remaining in the half, and we’d all love to borrow some of those balls they used in the MLB All-Star Game. (Note: The pitchers might disagree.) It’s another week of Jay-talking about the action around the system!
Bluebird Banter readers are encouraged to write in their questions for the hosts in the comments below. Do note that it is generally impossible for the broadcasters to answer questions about injury status, as that is treated as confidential information by the club.