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Murray, Conine carry changing Jays system

After star prospects graduate, others emerge to lead solid group
December 18, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Blue Jays began the season with four players on MLB.com's list of Top-100 prospects, with

Wymer CG completes Lugnuts' season

September 2, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Sean Wymer tossed an 85-pitch nine-inning complete game and the Lansing Lugnuts (36-34, 68-71) wrapped up their 24th season with a 3-1 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (29-41, 62-76) on Monday afternoon at Parkview Field.One game remains in the calendar year for the Lugnuts: the

McGuire spells relief in 7-5 victory

September 1, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - In a crucial pair of at-bats, reliever Andy McGuire twice retired slugger Michael Curry with the potential game-tying runs in scoring position, and the Lansing Lugnuts (35-34, 67-71) held off the Fort Wayne TinCaps (29-40, 62-75), 7-5, in 2019's penultimate game on Sunday night at Parkview

10th-inning loss ends Nuts' playoff hopes

August 31, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - In the regular-season home finale at Cooley Law School Stadium, the Lansing Lugnuts (34-33, 66-70) rallied from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth, but could not repeat the feat in the tenth in a 6-5 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps (26-41, 47-89).Coupled with

Lugs pile up 15 hits in 11-7 loss to Loons

August 26, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - Hunter Steinmetz , Johnny Aiello and Otto Lopez notched three hits apiece as the Lansing Lugnuts (32-31, 64-68) erased an early five-run deficit before losing 11-7 to the Great Lakes Loons (35-28, 78-52) on a misty Monday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts' elimination number fell

Nuts nose out Loons, 3-2

August 25, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - In his Midwest League debut, Ronny Brito raced home with the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the eighth on an error by pitcher Aaron Ochsenbein, and the Lansing Lugnuts (32-30, 64-67) pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Great Lakes Loons (34-28, 77-52) on Sunday afternoon

Lugnuts unable to manage Loons' mischief

August 24, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - In front of a season high crowd of 10,824 on Harry Potter Night at Cooley Law School Stadium, the Great Lakes Loons (34-27, 77-51) rode a gem from Robinson Ortiz to an 8-1 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts (31-30, 63-67) in the Saturday night opener of a

Lopez lifts Lugnuts in 10th, 5-4

August 24, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Otto Lopez 's fourth hit of the night was a tie-breaking, two-out, two-run triple in the top of the tenth inning, helping the Lansing Lugnuts (31-29, 63-66) avoid a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory over the South Bend Cubs (34-26, 71-57) on Friday night at

Velazquez HR walks off Lugnuts, 3-2

August 21, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Nelson Velazquez homered to right field with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the South Bend Cubs (33-25, 70-56) walked off the Lansing Lugnuts (30-28, 62-65), 3-2, on Wednesday night at Four Winds Field.It was the first time that the Lugnuts suffered a

Dragons shut down Lugnuts, 6-0

August 17, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - A night after scoring 19 runs, the Lansing Lugnuts (28-26, 60-63) were zeroed out on five hits, falling 6-0 to the Dayton Dragons (23-31, 51-73) on Saturday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.Second baseman Otto Lopez provided the Lugnuts' sole silver lining, going 2-for-4 with two singles

Nuts set team record for margin of victory in 19-1 steamrolling

August 16, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - Griffin Conine , Ryan Gold and Rafael Lantigua each crushed two-run homers and the Lansing Lugnuts (28-25, 60-62) rolled up the largest margin of victory in franchise history in a 19-1 rout of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (22-31, 55-66) on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The

Lopez's streak continues, Lugnuts' streak ends in 12-4 loss

August 15, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - Otto Lopez went 2-for-5 with a two-run single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, but that was one of the few bright spots for the Lansing Lugnuts (27-25, 59-62) in a 12-4 loss to the Fort Wayne TinCaps (22-30, 55-65) on Thursday night at Cooley

Talley triple keys 5-3 comeback win

Nuts extend winning streak to five in homestand opener
August 14, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - LJ Talley lined a two-run triple in a three-run seventh-inning rally and the Lansing Lugnuts (27-24, 59-61) won their fifth straight game, 5-3, over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-30, 54-65) on Wednesday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.With South Bend defeating Lake County, 6-1, the Lugnuts remained

Rodriguez, Conine power 10-6 victory

August 11, 2019

DAYTON, OH - Yorman Rodriguez and Griffin Conine delivered consecutive run-scoring extra-base hits in the fifth and seventh innings, and the Lansing Lugnuts (25-24, 57-61) slugged their way to a 10-6 win over the Dayton Dragons (21-28, 49-70) on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Field.The Lugnuts have won three straight

Nearly perfect Lugnuts shut out Dragons

August 10, 2019

DAYTON, OH - Only Miles Gordon's sixth-inning triple prevented a trio of Lansing Lugnuts (24-24, 63-53) pitchers from combining on a perfect game, settling instead for a 6-0 shutout of the Dayton Dragons (21-27, 49-69), 6-0, on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field.The Lugnuts have tossed only two no-hitters in

Debuting Rodriguez spurs Lugnuts romp

August 9, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - First baseman Yorman Rodriguez finished a home run short of the cycle in his Midwest League debut, going 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs, and the Lansing Lugnuts (23-24, 55-61) routed the South Bend Cubs (25-22, 62-53), 12-2, in front of a Friday night crowd of 8,009

Lugnuts Player Spotlight: Otto Lopez

August 9, 2019

LANSING, Mich. via TORONTO, Ont. - When Otto Lopez first started playing baseball, he didn't actually use a ball, but rather a cup of water that would be thrown around on the streets of his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He nonetheless had a blast.Brought to Montreal, Qubebec, Canada

Nuts win in extras to gain doubleheader split

August 6, 2019

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Lansing Lugnuts (21-22, 53-59) split a Monday night doubleheader with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (25-18, 64-49), dropping the opener, 3-1, before seizing a wild 6-3 extra-inning victory in the nightcap at Bowling Green Ballpark.In Game 1, Caleb Sampen (Win, 9-4) allowed one unearned run

Split Decision: Caps top Lugs in finale

August 2, 2019

EASTLAKE, OH - The Lansing Lugnuts (19-21, 51-58) split their fourth four-game series of the year with the Lake County Captains (22-18, 62-47), dropping a 5-1 Friday night season series finale on Friday night at Classic Park.The Lugnuts won the season series, 10-9, winning two of three in the lone

Nuts outlast comeback Caps in extras

July 31, 2019

EASTLAKE, OH - The Lansing Lugnuts (19-19, 51-56) blew leads of 3-0, 5-3 and 8-5, but recovered to defeat the Lake County Captains (20-18, 60-47) in ten innings, 10-8,  on Wednesday afternoon at Classic Park.The game lasted four hours and 26 minutes, the Lugnuts' longest of the year, requiring 435

Slugfest completes Cubs' sweep, 17-8

July 29, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts (17-19, 49-56) allowed season highs in hits and runs in a 17-8 loss to the South Bend Cubs (19-17, 56-48) on Monday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Cubs built a 13-1 lead with a run in the first inning, four in the second,

Encore: Lugnuts steamroll 'Caps again

July 26, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - After suffering an excruciating loss in the series opener, the Lansing Lugnuts (17-16, 49-53) enjoyed their second consecutive rout of the West Michigan Whitecaps (13-20, 34-68), 9-1, taking the rubber match of the three-game series on Friday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.The Lugnuts improved to 9-4

Miller, Lugnuts rally past 'Kings, 4-2

July 21, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - Troy Miller whiffed seven in seven innings, and the Lansing Lugnuts (15-14, 47-51) used a three-run sixth inning to double up the Clinton LumberKings (20-9, 53-45), 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts have split the first two games of the series with the

Bees seize rubber match, 7-2

July 19, 2019

LANSING, Mich. - Hector Yan allowed an unearned run in the first inning and nothing more, as the Burlington Bees (12-15, 51-46) defeated the Lansing Lugnuts (14-13, 46-50), 7-2, on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The visiting Bees took two of three games in the series - the sixth

Lugnuts come up a touchdown short, 14-7

July 15, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. - Griffin Conine , Johnny Aiello and Otto Lopez each connected on a home run, but the Lansing Lugnuts (13-11, 45-48) were outslugged by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (14-10, 53-41), 14-7, in a Monday matinee at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium.The Kernels hit six home