Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 08/06/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on June 8th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (31-28, 4th)

After being in 1st place for a day, the Bisons now have lost 3 in a row to fall back to 4th place. The Herd will look to avoid being swept in the 4-game series with the Rochester Red Wings, after losing 1-3 on Wednesday.


At the Plate

The Herd once again out hit the Red Wings, 9-8, but come out on the wrong end.

Darrell Ceciliani provided Buffalo with all the offence it was going to get on the day with an RBI single in the 4th.  Ceciliani had three hits in the game and 2 stolen bases.

As a team, Buffalo was 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 base runners.

On the Mound

Wade LeBlanc pitched another great game, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 innings. LeBlanc walked one and struck out 9, throwing 103 pitches and peppered the strike zone with 72 strikes. The 2 runs allowed pushed LeBlanc’s ERA to 1.67, which dropped him to 2nd in the International League.

Bo Schultz pitched one shut out inning, while Ryan Tepera allowed one run in the 9th before shutting the door on the loss.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 2-4, BB, 2K .301BA

Andy Burns 0-5, K .245BA

Jesus Montero 1-3, BB .302BA


3 Stars

  1. Ceciliani
  2. LeBlanc
  3. Pompey

Next Game: Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 4.32ERA)

Player Movement: Matt Dominguez was optioned back to Buffalo


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (26-32, 4th)

The Fisher Cats drop their 3rd game in a row and 2nd to Richmond, 3-4. The Fisher Cats haven’t played well in June with a 2-6 record.


At the Plate

New Hampshire scored 3 runs on 11 hits, scoring a run in the 3rd and two in the 5th.

Roemon Fields, Dwight Smith Jr., and Melky Mesa each had two hits. Smith Jr., Mesa, and Rowdy Tellez drove the Fisher Cats runs.


On the Mound

John Anderson was around the strike zone all night; unfortunately, he was hit all night as well as he allowed a first innings home run and 10 hits in the game. Anderson allowed 4 runs over 6 innings, throwing 69 of his 99 pitches for strikes and not walking a batter in the loss.

Chris Smith (1IP), and Matt Dermody (2IP) combined to shut out the Flying Squirrels over the final 3 innings. Dermody continues to throw the ball well since his promotion. In 6 games, 9.2IP, he has surrendered 5 hits and zero runs. He owns a 0.62 WHIP with the Fisher Cats.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 2-5, R .234BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-3, RBI(34), BB .242BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-4, RBI(32), K .271BA


3 Stars

  1. Smith Jr.
  2. Mesa
  3. Dermody

Next Game: Casey Lawrence (2-5, 6.09ERA) over 2 levels. He owns a 2-3 record with NH and owns a 5.20ERA.


Dunedin Blue Jays  (27-31, 5th)

Dunedin takes game one with St.Lucie, 6-2.


At the Plate

Emilio Guerrero (2-4) drove in 3 runs and Jonathan Davis (1-4), Richard Urena (2-4), and Dickie Joe Thon (2-4) each contributed with one RBI each.

Urena had 2 doubles, hitting the ball better of late. After hitting just 4 doubles in May, Richard Urena has 3 in the first 5 games of June while driving in 3 RBI.

You know who isn’t hitting the ball well, Anthony Alford who had another 3 K day at the plate. Leg injuries have a way of doing this.

Ryan McBroom also had 2-hits, while D.J. Davis stole his 12th base and was caught stealing for only the 2nd time this year.

With the game tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 8th, the D-Jays scored 4 runs for the win.


On the Mound

Conner Greene lowered his ERA to 3.12, allowing one run on 5 hits over 6 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 6, throwing 64 of his 101 pitches for strikes.

Adonys Cardona struck out one and walked one, throwing one no-hit inning.

Colton Turner saw his 25 scoreless streak come to an end, as he allowed one run on 3 hits in the 8th. Turner picked up a blown save and his 2nd win.

Carlos Ramirez pitched one no-hit inning in the 9th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Anthony Alford 0-3, R, BB, 3K .203BA

Richard Urena 2-4, 2-2B(9), RBI(19) .249BA

Conner Greene 6IP, 5H, R, 3BB, 6K 3.12ERA

D.J. Davis 0-3, BB, 2K .202BA, SB(12), CS(2) .202BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 2-4, R, 2B(13) .248BA


3 Stars

  1. Greene
  2. Guerrero
  3. Urena

Next Game: TBD

Player Movement: Tom Robson assigned to Lansing


Lansing Lugnuts  (29-28, 5th)

Lansing loses their 2nd game, 12-14, as they were out slugged by Lake County.


At the Plate

Only JC Cardenas went hit-less in the game. Max Pentecost (1-5), and Lane Thomas (1-4) drove in 2 runs each. Lane Thomas hit his 5th home run with a runner on first and no body out in the 3rd and also scored 3 runs.

Gunnar Heidt, Juan Kelly, and Jake Thomas each had 2 hits. Thomas now has 2 hits in his first 2 games with the Lugnuts.

Lansing scored 4 runs in the 1st, 5 in the 3rd, a run in the 4th, 6th and 9th.


On the Mound

Poor Tom Robson. He can’t seem to get things going, being demoted from Dunedin after a horrible start the year. Robson allowed 7 runs on 2 home runs on 8 hits over 2 innings.

Ryan Cook didn’t fare much better, surrendering 3 runs on 7 hits over 3.1IP.

Dan Lietz wasn’t able to hold the lead, giving up 4 runs over 2.2IP for his first loss of the season.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 1-5, 2R, BB, K .266BA

Carl Wise 1-5, 2B(7), RBI(15) .213BA

Juan Kelly 2-5, 2R, 2B(19), K .265BA

Lane Thomas 1-4, 3R, HR(5th), 2RBI(15), BB, K .202BA


3 Stars

  1. L.Thomas
  2. J.Thomas 2-4, R, RBI, BB .500BA
  3. Heidt

Next Game: Angel Perdomo (2-1, 1.28ERA)


Dominican Summer League Blue Jays (2-2)

The DSL Blue Jays played a double-header on Wednesday to make up for Tuesday’s rain delay.


Blue Jays win 2-0.

At the Plate

Jesus Navarro collected 2 hits, including a double. McGregory Contreras and Yorman Rodriguez each knocked in RBI’s

On the Mound

Elio Silva allowed just one hit, walking 2 and striking out 3 over 4 innings.

Meliton Reyes (W, 1-0) struck out 6 in his 3 innings, allowing 2 hits.



Loss 0-5

At the Plate

The DSL Blue Jays were held to just one hit, thank you Yorman Rodriguez and Sam Buelens stole his first base of the year.


On the Mound

Orlando Pascual took his first loss, allowing 2 runs over 3 innings.

Wilton Mueses allowed 2 runs (none earned) managing to only get one batter out.

Juan Bautista allowed one run in his 1.2IP.




*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.