Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 10/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays system went 2-for-3 in games played on April 10th, 2016. Jesus Montero was the systems Top Performer


Buffalo Bisons (2-2)

The Bisons take the rubber match and earn a win against a very good Pawtucket team.

At the Plate

Jesus Montero had a heck of a day at the plate. He collected a double in the 2nd and 3rd innings, a home run in the 5th, and a single in the 9th. In all Jesus went 4-for-5 with 5RBI, 2R, and a K with two 2-out RBI’s. Casey Kotchman and Junior Lake each had a pair of hit. Casey is hitting over .400 to start the season.

Buffalo collected 9 hits, and went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The Herd scored 4 runs in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, 2 in the 8th and one in the 9th.

On the Mound

The Herd used 5 pitchers to hold the Red Sox to a single run. Starter Wade LeBlanc (W, 1-0) allowed one run in the first, but recovered to go 5 strong with 2BB and 2K. Ben Rowen, Ryan Tepera, Pat Venditte and Dustin Antolin combined to throw 4 shut out innings in relief.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Dalton Pompey– DNP
Andy Burns– Has yet to collect a hit in 4 games. Played 2nd and batted lead-off. Walked, scored a run and struck out.
Chad Girodo– DNP

3 Stars

  1. Jesus Montero
  2. Wade LeBlanc
  3. Casey Kotchman

Next Game: TBD. The Herd head to Syracuse for a 3-game set.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (1-1)

The Fisher Cats split the 4-game series, which turned into a 2-game series thanks to some typical April weather.

At the Plate

NH collected 12 hits with Dwight Smith Jr., K.C. Hobson, Jorge Saez, and Jorge Flores each with 2 hits. The Fisher Cats got on the board in the first when Roemon Fields scored on a Dwight Smith Jr. ground out. They would add 3 runs in the 5th, 2 in the 6th and run in each of the 7th and 8th.

On the Mound

The Fisher Cats used 5 pitchers with John Anderson allowing one run over 4 innings while walking 3 and striking out 4. Murphy Smith followed with 2 no-hit innings in relief. John Stilson, Danny Barnes, and Chris Smith each threw clean innings to close out the game. In all, the Fisher Cats walked 4 and struck out 10.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Roemon Fields- 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, K
Rowdy Tellez– 0-4 with a BB and K. Hitless in first two games.
Dwight Smith Jr.- 2-5 with 4RBI
Brady Dragmire– DNP

3 Stars

  1. Dwight Smith Jr.
  2. Bullpen
  3. Jorge Saez- called a good game and went 2-4 with a run, a double, a RBI, BB, and K

Next Game: NH heads to Hartford for a 3-game set with Jason Berken goes up against Hartford Matt Flemer.

Dunedin Blue Jays (2-2)

The D-Jays have lost 2 after taking the first two games in the opening series.

At the Plate

Clearwater held the D-Jays to 3 hits with 3BB, and 9K’s. Ryan McBroom, Danny Jansen, and Derrick Loveless each hit singles.

On the Mound

Starter Justin Shafer (L 0-1) allowed 2 runs in the 1st, 3 runs in the 2nd before settling down to throw a clean 3rd and 4th before exiting the in favor of Jose Fernandez. Jose allowed 2 runs in his 2.2 innings of work. Chris Rowley finished the game with 2.1IP of 2-hit 2K relief.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Tom Robson– DNP
Anthony Alford– DL
Richard Urena– 0-4, K. .375BA
Conner Greene– DNP
D.J. Davis– 0-4, K .176BA
Ryan Borucki– DNP
Dan Jansen- 1-3, SB, 2K .222BA
Mitch Nay– DL
Ryan McBroom- 1-4, K .294BA

3 Stars

  1. Chris Rowley
  2. Dan Jansen
  3. Ryan McBroom

Next Game: Luis Santos (1-0, 0.00ERA) and the D-Jays head to St. Lucie to open a 4-game set against the Mets.


Lansing Lugnuts (0-1)

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Sean Reid-Foley
Jon Harris
Angel Perdomo
Carl Wise
Lane Thomas
Travis Bergen
Next Game: Dayton Dragons head to Cooley Law School Stadium to open a 3-game set. Francisco Rios will take the mound…..maybe…..if the weather permits.


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Ryan Mueller

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