Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 13/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays system went 1 and 3 in games played on April 13th, 2016. Three former Vancouver C’s have big games for the Lugnuts and Ryan McBroom stays hot for the D-Jays




Buffalo Bisons (3-4, 3rd)

At the Plate

The Herd did all their damage in the 8th. Down 1-0, Jio Mier singled the lead off the inning. Humberto Quintero, stayed hot, with a single to left. Alexi Casilla layed down a bunt to move the runners up. David Adams singled home Mier and Domonic Brown lifted a sac fly to center field, scoring Quintero.

On the Mound

Drew Hutchison struggled with his control in the 1st, allowing Syracuse to get jump out to a 1-0 lead. After getting Trea Turner to ground out, Hutch walked the bases loaded. With the bases juiced, Hutch hit Jason Martinson to bring home Tony Campana.

In typical Hutch fashion, Drew threw 53 of his 88 pitches for strikes, peppering the strike zone after the 1st. Pat McCoy followed Drew with 2.2IP of shut out relieve. The Chiefs tied the game on a HR in the 8th off Ryan Tepera. Dustin threw a clean 2.2 innings before exiting the game in the 13th in favour of Ben Rowen (L, 0-1). Ben gave up 3 hits, allowing the winning run to cross.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Drew Hutchison- 4.1IP, no hits, R, 4BB, 5K 1.93ERA
Dalton Pompey– DNP
Andy Burns– 0-3, K
Chad Girodo– DNP

3 Stars

  1. Domonic Brown 2-5, RBI, K, SB
  2. Pat McCoy 2.2IP, 2H, BB, 2K
  3. Dustin Antolin 2.2IP, 2H, 2BB, 4K

Next Game: Scott Diamond (1-0, 1.80ERA) against Rochester’s Pat Dean

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (2-3 5th)

The Fisher Cats lose a close one and drop the series 1-2. They will head home for a series against the New York Yankees Trenton Thunder (4-2).

At the Plate

The Fisher Cats could only muster 5 hits and one run, despite collecting 3 doubles. Jon Berti stayed hot with a double and a run scored. Roemon Fields stole his 3rd base and went 1-for-4. Dwight Smith Jr. cashed in Berti for NH only run. Melky Mesa and Wilkin Castillo got the Fisher Cats other hits. 

On the Mound

Starter Jeremy Gabryszwski pitched 6 innings with 6 hits, but allowed 2 runs. Gabby finished with no walks, 3K’s, 8-4 GO-AO and threw 77 pitchers (50 for strikes). 

John Stilson pitched a clean 7th, needing just 10 pitches to retire the side. With Stilson’s 2.0IP in the first week of the MiLB season, he has now surpassed his innings for 2015. Danny Barnes allowed one run in the 8th to close out the game.


From April 12th games. Matt Dean’s goes deep


Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Roemon Fields– 1-4, SB (3) .238
Rowdy Tellez– 0-3, BB .118BA
Dwight Smith Jr.- 1-4, RBI (5), 2K .150BA
Brady Dragmire– DNP

3 Stars

Next Game:

  1. Gabby
  2. Berti- 1-4, R, 2B, K .333BA
  3. Stilson

Next: Luis Santos against Trenton’s Cale Coshow

Dunedin Blue Jays (3-4 4th)

The D-Jays have lost 2 games to St. Lucie and will need a win in today’s game to split the 4-game series. St. Lucie walked all over the D-Jays to a tune of 2-7. 

At the Plate

Dunedin managed two runs on 7 hits. They finished 2-for-8 with RISP and no walks while striking out 6 times. Ryan McBroom continues his hot start with a single and a double. He now owns a 9-game hit streak to start the year and the level. 

Richard Urena, Jason Leblebijian, David Harris, Danny Jansen, and Dickie Joe Thon each had one hit. Jansen collected a 2-out RBI to ge the D-Jays on the board in the 2nd. 

On the Mound

Starter Tom Robson (L, 0-1) struggled in his second start, allowing 7 runs (2ER) on 2 hits, 4BB. Robson needed 33 pitches, 12 strikes, to get throw 0.2IP. The Richmond B.C. native has walked 7 batter and allowed 9 runs (4ER) over 1.2IP and owns an ERA of 21.60. Not how he expected to start the year (understatement). 

The D-Jays bullpen shut the door on the Mets the rest of the way. Carlos Ramirez, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Rowley allowed 4 hits, 4BB, and 5Ks with no runs in 7.1IP.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Tom Robson– 0.2IP, 2H, 7R, 4BB, 0K 21.60ERA
Anthony Alford– DL
Richard Urena– 1-4, R .296BA
Conner Greene– 5.0IP, 5H, R, 2BB, 2K 2.70ERA
D.J. Davis– 0-4, K .143BA
Ryan Borucki– DNP
Dan Jansen- 1-4, RBI .176
Mitch Nay– DL
Ryan McBroom- 1-4, 2B, K .321BA

3 Stars

  1. Ryan McBroom
  2. Jose Fernandez 4.0IP, H, BB, 2K
  3. Carlos Ramirez 2.1IP, 3H, 3BB, 2K

Next Game: Ryan Borucki (0-1, 16.62ERA) will attempt to bounce back from some what of a rough first outing. He will face off against Mets Chris Flexen.


Lansing Lugnuts (3-1, 1st)

After earning their first sweep of ’16, the Lugnuts will head to Bowling Green for 4-game weekend series. 

At the Plate

Lansing got 11 runs on 13 hits, 3BB, and 8K’s. The Lugnuts stole 3 bases and Andrew Guillotte, Gunnar Heidt, and Ryan Hissey each collected 3 hits in the game.

The Lugnuts jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd thanks to some poor fielding by the Mets. With Guillotte on 2nd and Josh Almonte on 1st, a passed ball allowed them to advance. A fielding error on a Lane Thomas ground ball to third cashed in two runs. Thomas stole 2nd, Justin Atkinson walked and Heidt singled to right field to score Lane.

The Mets took the lead in the top half of the 7th, before the Lugnuts came stroming back with 7 runs in the bottom half and added another run in the 8th to seal the deal.

Back-to-back doubles off the bats of J.C. Cardenas and Guillotte made it 6-5. An Atkinson single scored Guillotte, tying the game. Back-to-back triples by Heidt and Juan Kelly made it 8-6. A throwing error made it 9-6 and a Hissey single made it 10-6. Hissey had two single and an RBI in the inning.

On the Mound

Ryan Cook allowed one hit over 6.0IP and struck out 5. Dan Lietz followed and allowed 4 runs on 2 hits and only retired one batter. Josh DeGraaf (w, 1-0) allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, while walking one and striking out 2 over 1.2IP. Evan Smith pitched a clean 9th to preserve the win.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Sean Reid-Foley– DNP
Jon Harris DNP
Angel Perdomo DNP
Carl Wise– 0-4, R, K .125BA
Lane Thomas– 1-4, R, RBI, BB ..385BA
Travis Bergen DNP

3 Stars

  1. Guillotte 3-4, 3R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, 2SB
  2. Heidt 3-5, R, 3B, 3RBI
  3. Hissey 3-4, R, RBI

Next Game: Jon Harris looks to bounce back after allowing 3 runs in 0.2IP in his first start. Harris will face off against Cameron Varga.


*Feature Image Credit: Jeff Archer-flickr-CreativeCommons






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