Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 31/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 4-1 on games played on May 31st, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (27-25, 5th)

Buffalo closes out the month of May with a 5-1 win over the Columbus Clippers


At the Plate

The Bisons scored one in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th and 6th on 8 hits. It was the bottom of the order that came through for the Herd, collecting all 8 hits and driving in all 5 runs.

Matt Dominguez hit his 4th home run in the 6th, a solo shot, and scored 2 runs. A.J. Jimenez (3-3), Junior Lake (2-3, SB), and Casey Kotchman (2-4) each registered multi-hit games, with Kotchman and Jimenez driving in 2-RBI each.


On the Mound

Drew Hutchison evened his record at 2 games a piece and lowered his ERA below 3.00 with a one run, 9K, 7.1 inning effort. Drew throw 108 pitches, peppering the strike zone with 70 strikes. He got the Clippers to generate 5 fly ball outs and 7 ground ball outs and left with 2 runners on in the 8th.

Pat Venditte come on in relief of Hutch, allowing one inherited runner to cross, while striking 2 of the 4 batters he faced.

Dustin Antolin blew the save his last time out, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. He bounced back with a perfect 9th in a non-save situation.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 0-2, BB .262BA

Andy Burns 0-4, K .248BA

Jesus Montero 0-3, BB .301BA

Drew Hutchison 7.1IP, 3H, R, BB, 9K 2.93ERA


3 Stars

  1. Hutch
  2. Jimenez 3-3, 2RBI .258BA
  3. Kotchman 2-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI .266BA

Next Game: Scott Diamond (3-5, 3.47ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (24-26, 4th)

The Fisher Cats move to within 2 games of .500 with their 4th win in a row, beating Harrisburg, 10-2. NH has scored 30 runs over the past 3 games.


At the Plate

NH scored 10 runs on 12 hits. Rowdy Tellez got the Fisher Cats on the board in the 1st with a sac fly to left field, which allowed Roemon Fields to score.

They would score 5 in the 4th, 3 in the 5th and one more in the 7th. Only lead-off man Jon Berti and the number 2 hitter Roemon Fields went hitless in the offensive explosion.

Tellez went 3-4, with 3 runs scored, a double, 2-RBI and extended his hit streak to 7 games.. He was joined by Ian Parmley and Christian Lopes who also collected 2-RBI each. Ryan Lavarnway walked 3 times, while Dwight Smith Jr., Melky Mesa, and Ian Parmley each registered 2 hits.


On the Mound

Luis Santos struggled in the first inning, needing 30 pitches and allowing 2 runs. Brady Dragmire come out for the 2nd and pitched 3 shut out innings for his 2nd win. The sinker ball pitcher induced 6 ground ball outs to just one fly ball out.

Danny Barnes no-hit the Senators for 3 innings for his 3rd hold of the year and Murphy Smith finished the game shutting Harrisburg out in the 8th and 9th innings.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 0-4, R, BB, 2K .232BA

Rowdy Tellez 3-4, 3R, 2B(12), 2-RBI(28) .242BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-5, R .269BA

Brady Dragmire 3IP, 3H, BB 3.08ERA  39-25 P-S


3 Stars

  1. Tellez
  2. Barnes 3IP, 5K 0.93ERA
  3. Dragmire

Next Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski (3-1, 3.86ERA)


Dunedin Blue Jays  (23-30, 5th)

The Blue Jays split a double-header against Daytona on Tuesday, losing the first game 4-7 and winning the 2nd game 5-3.


At the Plate

Derrick Loveless continues to hit well since his promotion, connecting on his 3rd home run to drive in 2 runs and score 2 runs.

Only Emilio Guerrero and D.J. Davis went without a hit as Dunedin scored 4 runs on 8 hits, with Anthony Alford going 2-for-3.


On the Mound

Conner Greene allowed 6 runs (4 earned), walked 3, allowed 7 hits and was knocked out after 3.2 innings.

Conor Fisk allowed just one hit in his 1.1 innings of releif; unfortunately, it was a home run.

Colton Turner extended his scoreless streak to 22.2 innings with a one hit 9th innings to finish the game.


At the Plate

Dunedin was out hit 11-5, but managed to score 5 runs. The D-Jays struck out 14 time and walked 4 times with lead-off man Jonathan Davis and number 9 hitter Dickie Joe Thon each walking twice.

Dickie Joe Thon made an impact on the bases, despite going hitless. Thon stole 3 base and scored one, but it was Emilio Guerrero’s 2 run homer in the 9th inning that delivered Dunedin the split.

Jorge Saez hit a solo shot in the 5th and Ryan McBroom hit a sac fly to score the clubs other run.


On the Mound

Chris Rowley was around the strike zone all day, throwing 60 of his 80 pitches for strikes; unfortunately, many of his strikes ended being base hits. Rowley allowed 3 runs on 10 hits, and struck out 4 over 4.2IP.

Alonzo Gonzalez, Carlos Ramirez and Tim Mayza (W, 1-0) shut out the Tortugas over the final 4.1 innings.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Anthony Alford 3-7, R, 2K .233BA

Richard Urena 2-8, 2R, 2B(6), 3K .253BA

Conner Greene 3.2IP, 7H, 6R, 3BB, K, HR 3.29ERA

D.J. Davis 0-3, 2K .201BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-7, RBI(28), 3K .252BA


3 Stars

  1. Loveless
  2. Guerrero
  3. Mayza 2IP, 4K

Next Game: Francisco Rios (2-2, 2.54ERA)

Player Movement: Mike Reeves returns from extended spring training, as Michael De La Cruz heads to the DL.


Lansing Lugnuts  (26-24, 4th)

Lansing won their final May game with a 9th inning come-from-behind 4-3 over the Dayton Dragons.


At the Plate

Down 2-3 heading into the 9th, Lansing put 2 runners on for Carl Wise. Hitting just .133 in his past 10 games, Wise hit a line drive to left field to score Connor Panas and Lane Thomas from 2nd and 1st respectively.

Wise has a big day at the plate, hitting his 2nd home run in the 3rd to put the Lugnuts up 1-0, ultimately driving in 3 of Lansing’s 4 runs.

Juan Kelly drove in the club’s other run with an RBI triple in the 4th.


On the Mound

After pitching a career high 7 innings in his last start, Sean Reid-Foley went 8 strong innings to even his record at 3-3. SRF tied his career high in strike outs with 10, matching his previous high that he set last year on May 30th against these same Dayton Dragons. SRF didn’t walk a batter, allowing 3 runs, while throwing 75 of his 100 pitches for strikes. He did a great job of keeping the ball on the ground with 8 ground ball outs versus one fly ball out.

Dusty Isaacs picked up his 10th save with a 1-2-3 9th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 0-4, K .261BA

Sean Reid-Foley 8IP, 3H, 3R, 10K 3.60ERA

Carl Wise 2-4, R, 2B(5), HR(2), 3-RBI(13) .205BA

Lane Thomas 1-2, R, 2BB, CS .190BA


3 Stars

Next Game: Tayler Saucedo (1-5, 5.08ERA)

Player Movement: Nate Abel assigned to Lansing from Extended Spring Training.



*Feature Image Credit: Kris Robinson under CC BY-SA 2.0





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Ryan Mueller

Lover of all things Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays MiLB fanatic. I strive for average while stumbling onto above average. Rogers isn't cheap. Baseball is a business. Your right, but I'm more right.