Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 14/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays system went 3 and 1 in games played on April 14th, 2016.

 

 

Buffalo Bisons (4-4, 3rd)

At the Plate

The Herd scored 2 runs on 5 hits with 1 walk and zero strike outs. Dalton Pompey and Junior Lake each hit doubles and Andy Burns was the only Bison with 2 hits.

On the Mound

Scott Diamond earned his second win going 7 innings, allowing one run on 6 hits and struck out 5 Red Wings. Ryan Tepera made his fourth appearance striking out the side in his inning of work. David Aardsma (SV, 3) walked one and struck out in the 9th for the save.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Drew Hutchison- DNP
Dalton Pompey- 1-4, R, 2B .500BA
Andy Burns- 2-4, RBI (2) .172BA
Chad Girodo- DNP

3 Stars

  1. Scott Diamond 7.0IP, 6H, R, 5K  9-3GO-AO
  2. Andy Burns
  3. Junior Lake 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB .185BA

Next Game: Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 1.80ERA) versus Red Wing’s Pat Dean

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3-3 6th)

NH win 6-5 in 10 innings, to claim the home opener and series opener.

At the Plate

The Fisher Cats scored 6 runs on 8 hits, going 4-for-9 with RISP. Jon Berti, Melky Mesa, and K.C. Hobson each collected 2 hits. Berti stayed hot with two singles and his 4th stolen base.

In the bottom of the 10th Berti singled and was picked off two batters later. Rowdy Tellez walked and was replaced by pinch-runner Ian Parmley. Ian stole 2nd. Mesa singled to right field scoring Parmley with the winning run.

On the Mound

Luis Santos struck out 8 and walked 3 while allowing 4 runs on 3 hits over 5.2IP. Murphy Smith threw 2.1 shutout innings with 4K’s. Chris Smith allowed a 9th inning to knot up the game at 5-5. Wil Browning was credited with a one out win, striking out the only batter he faced in the top of the 10th.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Roemon Fields- 0-3, 2BB .208
Rowdy Tellez- 1-4, R, 2B, BB, K .143BA
Dwight Smith Jr.- 0-4, BB .125BA
Brady Dragmire- DNP

3 Stars

  1. Melky Mesa 5-2, R, game winning RBI
  2. K.C. Hobson
  3. Jon Berti

Next Game: John Anderson (0-0, 2.25ERA) versus Ronald Herrera

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (4-4 2nd)

The D-Jays split the series win a 3-0 win.

At the Plate

Dunedin pounded out 10 hits, but left 7 on base and finished 2-for-6 with RISP. They scored all the runs they would need in the first. Jonathan Davis (not J.D. anymore…make up my mind will ya), Jason Leblebijian, D.J. Davis, and Dickie Joe Thon each collected 2 hits a piece.

Jonathan Davis got the scoring started with his 2nd home run. Leblebijian singled and scored the the red hot Ryan McBroom who hit a double after the home run. D.J. scored Leblebijian from second for the last run of the day.

On the Mound

Starter Ryan Borucki evened his record at 1-1 and lowered his ERA from 16.62 to 7.71 throwing 5 shutdown innings. Ryan walked one and struck out 2 while throwing 51 of his 76 pitches for strikes. Adonys Cardona allowed 2 hits in 1.1IP and struck out 2. Tim Mayza (SV,1) pitched 2.2IP for his first save of ’16.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Tom Robson- DNP
Anthony Alford- DL
Richard Urena- DNP
Conner Greene- DNP
D.J. Davis- 2-4, RBI (6), SB .188BA
Ryan Borucki- 5IP, 4H, BB, 2K and PO
Danny Jansen- 0-4, K .143BA
Mitch Nay- DL
Ryan McBroom- 1-4, R, 2B, .313BA

3 Stars

  1. Ryan Borucki
  2. Jonathan Davis
  3. D.J. Davis

Next Game: Justin Shafer (0-1, 11.25ERA) starts the series opener against Palm Beach Cardinals’ Blake McKinght

 

Lansing Lugnuts (3-2, 2nd)

The Lugnuts got roughed on Thursday by a score of 8-4 on some sloppy defensive plays.

At the Plate

The Lugnuts batters scored 4 runs on 8 hits with Andrew Guillotte, Lane Thomas and Connor Panas each collecting 2 hits. Lane Thomas connected on his first home run and Guillotte remains hot with 2RBI. Gunnar Heidt continues to swing a hot bat to start the year with a single and stolen base (3).

On the Mound

The Lansing J.C. Cardenas had a game to forget, committing 4 errors. J.C. defensive mistakes accounted for 5 unearned runs.

Jon Harris gave up on unearned run on 3 hits, 2BB, and 2K’s in 4.0IP. Taylor Saucedo followed Harris, allowing 7 unearned runs on 5 hits, HR, 3BB, and a K over 3.1IP. Dusty Isaacs got the final two outs of the 8th.

Harris hit a batter and threw a wild pitch, showing that he is still struggling to command all his pitches. He threw 38 of his 65 pitches for strikes, while Saucedo threw 40 of his 71 pitches for strikes.

Harris did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground with 7 ground ball outs, versus 2 fly ball outs; however, Saucedo one upped Harris with an 8-to-1 ratio of GO-AO.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects
Sean Reid-Foley- DNP
Jon Harris 4.0IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 2K 5.79ERA
Angel Perdomo DNP
Carl Wise- DNP
Lane Thomas- 2-4, R, HR, RBI, .412BA
Travis Bergen DNP

3 Stars

  1. Lane Thomas
  2. Andrew Guillotte 2-5, R, 2RBI, 2K
  3. Connor Pannas 2-4, R, 2K

Next Game: Francisco Rios (0-0, 3.00ERA) versus Bowling Green’s Michael Velasquez.

*Feature Image Credit: David Wilson-flickr-CreativeCommons

 

 

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