May 12th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Justin Dillon dominant in Buffalo loss

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I am all sunned out and funned out from my Spring vacation. I did my best to continue providing daily recaps but either the wifi was too frustrating or I was just having too much fun.

 

A lot has happened in my absence and I’d like to touch on the movement within the system in the coming days. Please stay tuned but for now let us check in on how the system fared on Saturday, May 12th.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (12-15)

 

Buffalo lost 1 to 0

 

Tim Lopes, Devon Travis, and Dwight Smith Jr. had the clubs only hits in a losing effort.

 

Justin Dillon dominated the IronPigs. Danny Barnes and Al Alburquerque combined to no-hit Lehigh Valley over the final two frames.

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 6.0 IP, 3H, 1R, BB, 10 K on 82 pitches

 

L- Dillon (0-1, 0.00 ERA)

 

Sunday, May 12th starting pitcher- TBD

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-12)

 

Day off

 

Sunday, May 12th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley (5-0, 1.83 ERA)

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (15-20)

 

Dunedin won 2 to 1.

 

The D-Jays got a strong pitching performance from Juliandry Higuera, Matthew Gunter, Connor Eller, and Ty Tice. Eduard Pinto picked up two hits. Joshua Palacios and Bradley Jones each drove in a run.

 

Starter- Juliandry Higuera 3.0 IP, H, BB, K on 45 pitches.

 

W- Tice (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

BSV- Eller (1)

 

Sunday, May 12th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (23-13)

 

Lugnuts won 8 to 6

 

SS Kevin Smith continues to be the driving force for the Lugnuts offense. He collected a pair of doubles and chipped in with an RBI and SB. Chavez Young and Samad Taylor collected 2 hits in the win with Young driving a pair of runs.

 

Every starter pitched up a hit with the exception of Norberto Obeso who went 0-for-3 with a run scored and two walks.

 

Starter- Zach Logue 4.1IP, 5H, 2R, BB, 5K on 92 pitches

 

W- Matt Shannon (1-0, 4.70 ERA)

 

SV- Brody Rodning (2)

 

Sunday, May 12th starting pitcher- Donnie Sellers (2-1, 7.40 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Danny Barnes (1IP, no hits, and 2K)
  • D-Jays’ Matthew Gunter (4.0IP, no hits, BB, and 3K)
  • Lansing’s Kevin Smith 3-for-5 with his 18th and 19th doubles. Brock Lundquist hit his 7th HR and Ryan Noda walked 3 times.

 

Thursday, May 3rd’s POD goes to the Justin Dillon.

 

 

The 24-yr-old right-hander, making his first Triple-A start set a career high with 10 strikeouts and might have earned another Triple-A start in five days.

 

The 2017 10th round draft pick allowed a single to the first IronPigs he faced. He would get Collin Cowgill to fly out while striking out the next two batters to close out the opening frame.

 

Dillon would surrender his only walk to open the 3rd inning. Dillon got Alexi Amarista to fly out and Dean Anna to ground into an inning-ending double play.

 

The 6th inning started with a Amarista single. Dean Anna reached on Jason Leblebijian missed catch error which scored Amarista from first base for the games only run. Dillon would strikeout the side to end his night.

 

Justin Dillon would finish with a game score of 75. He threw 60 of his 82 pitches for strikes while inducing 5 groundball outs and 3 flyball outs. The 6-foot-3 Sacramento State alum collected 6 swinging strikeouts and 4 called strike strikeouts.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladdy and Bo were off on Saturday.

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .410 with 3 HR and 11 RBI over his last 10 games. He is batting .386 with 13 doubles, a triple, 5 HR, and 36 RBI in 29 games with the Double-A Fisher Cats.

 

Bo Bichette is batting .222 with 3 RBI over his last 10 games. Bo is batting .272 with 8 doubles, 4 triples, 11 RBI, and 9 SB for New Hampshire.

 

 

 

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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.