JFtC Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report: Rowley Goes to Buffalo

Jay Blue brings you the Jays From the Couch Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report as a familiar face gets a bump to AAA.



June 19, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Update


The Buffalo Bisons (34-35) couldn’t get anything going with the bat against the Rochester Red Wings, dropping the opener of their series 7-0. Brett Oberholtzer allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Chris Rowley made his Triple-A debut with 4 2/3 strong relief innings, allowing just one run on six hits and three walks but with five strikeouts. Wil Browning tossed a scoreless eighth.


The Bisons had just four hits including a double from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a single and a walk from Christian Lopes.


Player of the Game: Chris Rowley


Roster Notes: Leonel Campos was promoted to the Blue Jays and Chad Girodo was placed on the DL. Jon Berti was assigned to Dunedin to begin a rehab assignment. Chris Rowley was promoted to Triple-A.

L: Brett Oberholtzer (1-5)



The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-39) were off on Monday.


The Dunedin Blue Jays (33-34) lost their second-half opener on Monday, falling 3-2 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Conor Fisk had a solid start, allowing two runs on seven hits (including a home run) and a walk  while striking out five over five innings. Ryan Cook allowed a run in his inning of work while Philip Walby struck out a pair in his inning. Josh DeGraaf and Zach Jackson each tossed a scoreless frame to keep it a one-run game.


The Blue Jays had just six hits including two from D.J. Davis. Lourdes Gurriel made his return to the lineup, driving in a run with a sac fly but also committing an error. Jon Berti was 0/3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run. Bradley Jones had a rough night, striking out four times.

L: Conor Fisk (3-8)



The Lansing Lugnuts (37-29) were off for the Midwest League All-Star Break.



The Vancouver Canadians (3-3) had their record evened after a 6-1 loss to the Eugene Emeralds. Dany Jimenez, the Canadians’ fifth starter, had a great outing in his season debut. Jimenez allowed just one hit, a solo home run, in his five innings of work, striking out five and not walking anyone. Miguel Burgos followed, giving up two runs on four hits including a solo home run in two innings and William Ouellette had a strong finish to the game, earning the save with two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk with three strikeouts.


Chavez Young did the most damage with his bat, going 2/4 with a double and two RBIs, scoring a run. Norberto Obeso had the Canadians’ only home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning, and was 1/4 with two runs. Kevin Vicuna drove in a run, going 1/4 with a run and Lance Jones was 1/4 with a double and an RBI.

W: Miguel Burgos (1-0)
S: William Oullette (1)
HR: Norberto Obeso (1)



The DSL Blue Jays (11-3) had their pitchers get hit hard by the DSL Padres in a 7-3 loss. Nathanael Perez started and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts in four innings and Adolfo Molina gave up another three runs (one earned) on a hit and two walks in the fifth. Jhon Victorino walked four batters and gave up a hit, getting just one out, allowing two runs. Juan Jimenez saved the day, stranding the bases loaded, walking one and striking out one in 2 2/3 innings for the rest of the game.


Warnel Valdez was the offensive star, going 4/4 with a double and an RBI and scoring a run, accounting for half of the Blue Jays’ hits.

L: Adolfo Molina (1-1)




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Jay Blue is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Jays from Away, providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the Blue Jays’ minor league system.

Jay Blue

Jay Blue is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Jays from Away, providing fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the Blue Jays' minor league system.