Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 17/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system laid a big fat egg with an 0-for-4 day on games played on April 17th, 2016



Buffalo Bisons (4-7)

Buffalo fell to Pawtucket by a score of 7-4.

At the Plate

The Herd scored runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 2 in the 8th and headed into the 9th inning with a 4-3 lead.

Dalton Pompey and Matt Dominguez each had two hits and Andy Burns, Domonic Brown, Jesus Montero, and Junior Lake had one hit a piece.

Matt Dominguez hit his first home run of ’16 in the 8th scoring pitch-runner Alexi Casilla.

On the Mound

Chris Leroux (ND) went 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 3. Dustin Antolin allowed one run on 2 hits over 1.2IP while walking one and striking out 3. Ben Rowen and Ryan Tepera each threw no-hit innings, setting up the save for David Aardsma. Unfortunately, Aardsma blew his first save  and took his first loss of ’16. Pat McCoy had to come in to get the final out.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 2-3, 2R, 2BB, SB(2) .429BA

Andy Burns 1-4, BB, K playing SS and batting .195

Chad Girodo DNP

3 Stars

  1. Matt Dominguez 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI(5) .176BA
  2. Dalton Pompey
  3. Jesus Montero 1-4, 2RBI(8) .308BA

Next Game: Drew Hutchison (0-1, 1.93ERA) starts against Scraton/WB’s Kyle Haynes in the series opener.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (4-5)

The Fisher Cats were out muscled, 9-4, by Trenton.

At the Plate

NH scored in the 7th and 9th, pounding out 11 hits and went 2-for-11 with RISP.

Roemon Fields, Jon Berti, Rowdy Tellez and Jorge Flores each had 2-hits with K.C. Hobson, Wilkin Castillo and Matt Dean collecting a hit a piece.

Berti, Dwight Smith Jr., Tellez and Flores each had RBI’s.

On the Mound

Starter Shane Dawson took his first loss allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 4.1IP. Dawson struggled with his control with 4 walks and 3 K’s. Dawson threw 91 pitches and 58 were for strikes.

Murphy Smith allowed one run in 2.1IP before giving way for Brady Dragmire didn’t allow a hit in 1.1IP. Chris Smith allowed 4 runs (0ER) 3 hits with a walk and a K to close out the game.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 2-5, R, K .265BA PO

Rowdy Tellez 2-4, RBI(5), 

Dwight Smith Jr. 0-2, RBI(6), 2BB

Brady Dragmire 1.1IP, BB, and a K 0.00ERA

3 Stars

  1. Jon Berti 2-5, RBI, SB(7)
  2. Rowdy Tellez
  3. Jorge Flores 2-3, R, 2B, RBI(4), BB .400BA

Next Game: Jemery Gabryszwski (0-1, 2.31ERA) faces off against Zach Jemiola in the series opener with Hartford.


Dunedin Blue Jays  (6-5)

Another extra inning game, but this one ended in a 7-6 loss.

At the Plate

The D-Jays pounded out 13 hits and committed 2 errors with 6 walks and 10 strike outs.

Emilio Guerrero led the way with a 4-4 game in his ’16 debut. Derrick Loveless hit his first home run, driving in 3 runs….not bad production from the 9-hole.

Richard Urena, and Jason Leblebijian each collected 2 hits. Leblebijian, Ryan McBroom, Guerrero, and D.J. Davis each hit doubles.

On the Mound

Key to this defeat was walk, and lot of them. The D-Jays walked 16 Cards.

Conner Greene didn’t have a very good start, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits over 4.1IP. Greene threw 80 pitches (44 strikes) inducing 6 GO and 6 AO. Carlos Ramirez allowed 3 runs and issued 5 walks in 1.0IP.

Adonys Cardona walked 3, but didn’t allow a run or a hit in 1.1IP. Jose Fernandez walked 5 and allowed one run in 2.1IP. Matt Dermody (L, 1-1) allowed the winning run to cross in the 10th.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP 

Anthony Alford DL

Richard Urena 2-6, 2K, E(2) .341

Conner Greene 4.1IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, K 3.14ERA

D.J. Davis 1-5, R, 2B(2), K .196BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

Danny Jansen DNP

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-6, R, 2B(4), K .277BA

3 Stars

  1. Emilio Guerrero 4-4, R, 2B, 2-RBI, BB
  2. Jason Leblebijian 2-5, R, 2B, BB, K
  3. Derrick Loveless 1-5, R, HR, 3RBI, 2K

Next Game: Tom Robson (0-1, 21.60ERA) attempts to ride the ship and his 2016 season. Tom goes up against Palm Beach’s Ian McKinney.


Lansing Lugnuts  (5-3)

Lansing dropped the finale to Bowling Green, 5-2.

At the Plate

Lugnuts Andrew Guillotte, Justin Atkinson, Ryan Hissey, Josh Almonte and JC Cardenas each had one hit a piece with no extra base hits. Jacob Anderson went hitless but had 2 walks.

Almonte and Gunnar Heidt swiped a bag each.

On the Mound

Sean Reid-Foley (L, 1-1) took the loss allowing 3 runs (2ER) 4 walks and 4 hits over 4.2IP while striking out 4 batters. SRF threw 88 pitches with 53 strikes and 6 ground ball outs and zero flyball outs.

Evan Smith allowed 2 runs over 1.1IP, with Josh DeGraaf throwing 2 shut out innings.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley 4.2IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K 1.69ERA 

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 0-4, K .100BA

Lane Thomas DNP

Travis Bergen DNP

3 Stars

  1. Ryan Hissey 1-3, BB .313BA
  2. Josh DeGraaf 2.0IP, H, BB, K 3.00ERA
  3. Heidt and Juan Kelly turned 2 double plays

Next Game: Ryan Cook (0-0, 1.13ERA) goes up against Fort Wayne’s Austin Smith


*Feature Image Mandatory Credit: Kris Robinson under CC BY-SA 2.0




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