Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as there were lots of losses to go around
May 14, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update
Thanks to their rained-out game on Saturday, the Buffalo Bisons (18-15) played a double header against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Mothers’ Day Sunday, dropping the first one by a 7-2 score. Buffalo’s bats remained silent until the seventh when they scored their two runs getting RBIs from Ian Parmley and Shane Opitz who had two of the Bisons’ five hits, going 2/3.
Mat Latos tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up all seven Lehigh Valley runs on eight hits (including two home runs) and two walks with four strikeouts. Matt Dermody finished up, throwing 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.
L: Mat Latos (0-1)
The second game of the double header was a lower scoring affair but the Buffalo Bisons (18-16) lost Game 2 as well with John Stilson allowing a run on three hits in the fifth inning to take the 1-0 loss. Luis Santos was the starter and he threw four innings of scoreless ball, giving up just two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Murphy Smith came on for the sixth inning, walking one.
L: John Stilson (0-2)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-24) couldn’t make it two wins in a row, falling 6-4 to the Altoona Curve to close out their series. Shane Dawson took to the mound, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings before Justin Shafer allowed the Curve’s sixth run in the sixth inning. Tim Mayza followed that with a scoreless seventh, walking one and striking out two while Chris Rowley dropped his season’s ERA to just 1.59 thanks to a perfect eighth.
Anthony Alford hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the third inning for the Fisher Cats. Richard Urena also showed some signs of life, going 2/5 with a double and a run while Harold Ramirez drove in two runs, going 1/4. Tim Lopes was 1/3 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.
Player of the Game: Richard Urena and Anthony Alford
L: Shane Dawson (1-5)
HR: Anthony Alford (3)
The Dunedin Blue Jays (20-17) were off on Mothers’ Day. They return to action on Monday night at 6:30pm at home to face the Charlotte Stone Crabs with Jordan Romano scheduled to take the hill.
The Lansing Lugnuts (19-14) had the day off on Sunday but return to action on Monday, hosting the Fort Wayne Tin Caps with Mike Ellenbest scheduled to start for Lansing.
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