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

The Toronto Blue Jays farm system went 2-2 on games played on April 16th, 2016



Buffalo Bisons (4-6, 5th)

Buffalo opened a weekend two game set against Boston’s Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday with a 5-2 loss. Buffalo is 2-3 against the Sox in ’16.

RECAP: Domonic Brown hits monster home run, but #Bisons fall to PawSox, 5-2. #BlueJays

At the Plate

Buffalo scored 2 in the first to grab an early 2-0 lead, but that was all she wrote for Bisons crossing the plate on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Domonic Brown stepped to the plate with Dalton Pompey on base and hit his 2nd home run to right center field.

Jesus Montero, David Adams, and Andy Burns (2-hits) collected hits for the Herd. As a team the Bisons collected 6 hits, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts while going 0-for-5 with RISP.

On the Mound

Starter Casey Lawrence allowed 5 in 5 with 2 walks, 3 K’s and a HR. He threw 80 pitches with 50 in the zone while inducing 8 groundball outs versus 4 flyball outs. Chad Jenkins relieved Casey, throwing 2 no-hit innings. Bobby Korecky finished the day for the Herd with 2 innings of one-hit 2K relief.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 1-4, R, K .389

Andy Burns 2-4, 2B .189BA

Chad Girodo DNP

3 Stars

  1. Domonic Brown 1-4, R, HR, 2-RBI 2K .200BA
  2. Chad Jenkins 2IP, BB 4.50ERA
  3. Bobby Korecky 2.0IP, 2K 0.00ERA

Next Game: Chris Leroux (0-0, 0.00ERA) faces off against Roenis Elias


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (4-4, 5th)

NH drops the third game of a 4-game series, 1-7. It was a close game until the 7th when Trenton blew it open with 2 runs to make it 4-0. Another 3 in the 9th made it 7-0.

At the Plate

The Fisher Cats collected 6 hits, 7 walks, and 4K’s, going 1-for-16 with RISP and 10 LOB.

Jorge Flores collected 2 hits and drove in the teams only run. Jon Berti, K.C. Hobson, Matt Dean, and Ian Parmley each had a hit in the loss.

On the Mound

Jason Berken (L, 0-2) allowed 2 runs on 6 hits over 6. Daniel Schlereth struggled in his 0.1IP, surrending 2 runs on 3 hits. Danny Barnes provided the Fisher Cats with 1.2IP of no-hit relief before John Stilson struggled in the 9th. Stilson allowed 3 runs on one hit and 2BB in 0.1IP.  Wil Browning finished the game with two quick outs, requiring just 9 pitches.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields DNP

Rowdy Tellez 0-2, BB .160BA

Dwight Smith Jr.0-5, K .103BA

Brady Dragmire DNP

3 Stars

  1. Jorge Flores 2-3, RBI, BB .353BA
  2. Jason Berken 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 4K, 85 pitches, 9GO, 3AO with a 3.27ERA
  3. Matt Dean 1-2, R, 2BB .158

Next Game: In the series finale Shane Dawson (1-0, 0.00ERA) will face off against Jordan Montgomery.

Dunedin Blue Jays  (6-4, T1st)

The D-Jays have won 3-games in a row, beating Palm Beach 3-2 in 13 innings. With the win the D-Jays ensure a series split.

At the Plate

Dunedin collected 12 hits, 6BB, 15K and went 4-for-14 with RISP.

D-Jays scored runs in the 1st, 2nd and 13th.

Richard Urena lead the attack with 3 hits out of the 2-hole. Jason Leblebijian and Ryan Metzler each had 2-hits. Jonathan Davis, Ryan McBroom, D.J. Davis, Danny Jansen and Dickie Joe Thon each had hits in the game.


On the Mound

25-yr-old Kyle Westwood, a 13th round pick of the Houston Astros in 2013, made his Blue Jays system debut with the D-Jays on Saturday. Westwood allowed 2 runs, a walk and 2 strike outs in 6IP.

A pair of relievers closed the game out for Dunedin in impressive fashion. Alonzon Gonzalez and Chris Rowley (W, 1-0) no-hit the Cards between the 7th and 13th inning.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford Rehabbing knee on 7-day DL

Richard Urena 3-6, RBI, BB, E

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 1-5, BB, 3K .195BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

Danny Jansen 1-4, RBI, K .160BA

Mitch Nay 7-day DL

Ryan McBroom 1-5, BB, 2K .293BA

3 Stars

  1. Richarad Urena
  2. Alonzo Gonzalez 4.0IP, 0H, 3BB, 3K on 58 pitches
  3. Chris Rowley 3.0IP, 0H, K on 35 pitches

Next Game: Conner Greene (0-1, 2.70ERA) faces off against Matt Pearce


Lansing Lugnuts  (5-2, 1st)

Lansing won the series against Bowling Greene with a 7-5 win on Saturday, scoring 7 runs in the past two games.

At the Plate

The Lugnuts knocked out 8 hits, collected 5BB and struck out 10 times. Lansing went 2-for-7 with RISP.

Lansing scored 2 runs in the 2nd, a run in each the 6th and 7th innings and a 3 spot in the 9th to seal the deal.

Andrew Guillotte and Juan Kelly each had two hits, with Gunnar Heidt, Josh Almonte, Connor Panas and J.C. Cardenas collecting hits.

It was Guillotte and Panas that paced the Lugnuts to victory with Guillotte going 2-for-3 with 2 runs, 3-RBI, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases. Panas hit his first home run with Lansing in the 2nd plating 2 runs and finished 1-for-2 with 2 runs, 2-RBI and 2BB on the day.

On the Mound

Angel Perdomo allowed 2 runs on 2 walks and 3 strike outs over 4.2IP. Conor Fisk struggled with 3 runs, 2BB, and 2K’s with 4 hits over 1.1IP. Starlyn Suriel (W, 1-0) threw 2 no-hit innings with 3K’s and Dusty Isaacs (SV,2) closed the game out with a hit and a strike out in the 9th.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP 

Angel Perdomo 4.2IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, 3K 45 strikes on 75 pitches 3.52ERA

Carl Wise DNP

Lane Thomas 0-5, 4K .296BA

Travis Bergen DNP

3 Stars

  1. Guillotte
  2. Panas
  3. Suriel

Next Game: Ryan Cook (0-0, 1.13ERA) opens the series against Fort Wayne facing off against Austin Smith.



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