Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 09/04/16

Jays From the Couch highlights games played by Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliates on April 9th, 2016. The system went 1-for-4



Mother Nature continues to screw with the schedule, but the Blue Jays system managed to get 4 games in. The Buffalo Bisons played two, Dunedin came out on the wrong end of a slugfest and Lansing’s 9th inning comeback fell short. Two of the systems top ranked prospects where roughed up in their outings and their was no sign of Anthony Alford.


Buffalo Bisons (1-2)

Game 1

Bisons get their first win of 2016.

At the Plate

Bisons jump out to a 2-0 lead in in the top of the 1st, then add another run in the 3rd before Pawtucket got on the board in the 4th. Domonic Brown and Casey Kotchman each had a single and a double, driving all 3 Bison runs.

On the Mound

Scott Diamon (W, 1-0) struck out 5 in 5, allowing one run on 4 hits. Pat Venditte and David Aardsma (SV1) each pitched an inning, not allowing a hit.

3 Stars

  1. Scott Diamond
  2. Casey Kotchman
  3. Pat Venditte


Game 2

Bisons drop the second game of the double header, but have a chance to earn a split tomorrow in the rubber match of the 4-game series. 

At the Plate

The Herd jump out in front, 3-2 in the top of the 2nd, when Andy Burns and Domonic Brown hit back-to-back 2-out RBI singles driving in Kotchman, Alexi Casilla, and Humberto Quintero. Pawtucket would tie the game up in the 5th and take the lead in the 7th in walk off fashion.

On the Mound

Chad Jenkins, Chad Girodo, Ryan Tepera, and Pat McCoy (L, 0-1) surrendered 11 hits over 6.1IP, walking 2 and striking out 5. Jenkins allowed 2 runs, while Tepera and McCoy each allowed one.

3 Stars

  1. Humberto Quintero- 2-for-2, with 2 doubles, and a run
  2. Domonic Brown- 2-RBI
  3. Chad Girodo- see below

Person of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey– G1-DNP G2-DNP

Andy Burns- G1- 0-4, K G2- 1-4, RBI

Chad Girodo- G1- DNP G2- 1.2IP, H, BB, 2K

Next Game: Wade LeBlanc goes up against Paw Sox William Cuevas


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (0-1)

Postponed due to snow…..freaking snow.

Top Prospects

Roemon Fields

Rowdy Tellez

Dwight Smith Jr.

Brady Dragmire


Next Game: John Anderson goes up against Mets Tyler Pill


Dunedin Blue Jays  (2-1)

The D-Jays dropped their first game of the year, 9-5.

At the Plate

Richard Urena and J.D. Davis each had a pair of hits, with Davis hitting a double and a HR for 3 RBI. The D-Jays collected 8 hits, 1BB, and 15K. Christian Lopes, Ryan McBroom, Jason Lablebijian and Derrick Loveless each had one hit.

On the Mound

Starter Ryan Borucki was touched up in 4.1IP. Carlos Ramirez allowed a run on 2 hits over 2.2IP while striking out 5 and walking one. Matt Dermody threw two shutout innings of relieve with 4K’s.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson-DNP

Anthony Alford-DNP

Richard Urena- 2-4, R, 2B

Conner Greene– DNP

D.J. Davis– 0-4 with a hat trick of K’s

Ryan Borucki- Allowed 8 runs on 9 hits, 2BB, a K and 2HR over 4.1IP. Ryan threw 42 of his 70 pitches for strikes and generated 7 ground ball outs to one fly ball outs.

Dan Jansen- DNP

Mitch Nay– 7-day DL

Ryan McBroom- 1-4, RBI, 2K

3 Stars

  1. J.D. Davis
  2. Matt Dermody
  3. Richard Urena

Next Game: Justin Shafer faces off with Threshers Elniery Garcia


Lansing Lugnuts  (0-1)

The Lugnuts finally played their Season/Home Opener, losing to the Great Lake Loons.


At the Plate

Andrew Guillotte, Lane Thomas, and Juan Kelly each had two hit games, as the Lugnuts collected 8 hits, 4 walks, and 14 strike outs. Jacob Anderson, Guillotte and Gunnar Heidt each hit doubles.

On the Mound

Jon Harris struggled with control and exited before finishing the 1st down 0-3. Josh DeGraaf didn’t allow a run in 2.1IP. Tayler Saucedo (L, 0-1) allowed one run over 3IP with 2BB and 2K. Ryan Cook allowed one run on 2 hits over 2IP with a BB and 5K.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley– DNP

Jon Harris- 0.2IP, 2H, 3ER, 4BB, 2K. Faced 8 batters. Threw 18 of his 37 pitches for strikes. 

Angel Perdomo– DNP

Carl Wise– 0-4, K

Lane Thomas- Batting 2nd, Lane went 2-3, RBI, 2BB

Travis Bergen– DNP

3 Stars

  1. Andrew Guillotte
  2. Lane Thomas
  3. Josh DeGraaf

Next Game: Francisco Rios goes against Isaac Anderson



*Feature Image Credit: Peter Miller under CC BY-SA 2.0




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