Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 20/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on April 20, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses


Buffalo Bisons (6-8, 5th)

The Bisons guarantee a series split and extract some revenge from yesterday’s 0-7 beating, winning 8-1.

At the Plate

The Herd collected 16 hits with a walk and 10K’s. Domonic Brown had a heck of a day with a double and two home runs, driving in 4RBI. Alexi Casilla (4-5, 2RBI), Matt Dominguez (3-5, 2B), Jesus Montero (2-5, 2R, RBI) and Junior Lake (2-3, BB) each had multi-hit games and contributed to the lopsided win.

On the Mound

Wade LeBlanc (W, 2-1) lowered his ERA from 2.38 to 1.96 with a 7IP, one run effort. Wade walked one and struck out eight. Dustin Antolin and Ben Rowen each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 0-2, 2K .290BA

Andy Burns 1-5, R, 2B(5), K .222BA

Chad Girodo DNP

3 Stars

  1. Domonic Brown 3-5, 3R, 2B(2), 2HR(3,4), 4RBI(10), K .250BA
  2. Wade LeBlanc 7IP, 4H, R, BB, 8K  1.96ERA
  3. Alexi Casilla 4-5, 2RBI(2) .350BA

Next Game: Casey Lawrence (0-2, 9.00ERA) looks for his first win of ’16.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (5-7, 6th)

 The Fisher Cats fall to last place and lose the series with a 9-2 in the rubber match to Hartford…. but they looked sharp doing so.

At the Plate

The Fisher Cats couldn’t get much going at the plate mustering just 2 runs on 4 hits and committed 3 errors.

Matt Dean (2-3) hit a 2-run homer in the second innings, scoring Melky Mesa, for New Hampshire’s only runs. It was Dean’s 2nd home run of the season.

The Fisher Cats manage to work the Yard Goats pitchers for 6 walks but struck out 9 times.

On the Mound

John Anderson (L, 1-1) was handed his first loss, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over 4IP. Anderson gave up 2 home runs, walked one and struck out 4.

Brady Dragmire walked 3 and allowed 2 hits, while giving up 2 runs in 1.2IP.

Wil Browning (2.1IP) and Daniel Schlereth (1IP) pitched the final 3 innings, shutting out the Yard Goats.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields DNP

Rowdy Tellez 0-2, 2BB, K .189BA

Dwight Smith Jr. DNP

Brady Dragmire 1.2IP, 2H, 2R, 3BB, K 2.35ERA 3-1 GO-AO 

3 Stars

  1. Matt Dean 2-3, R, HR(2), 2RBI, and E(1)
  2. Wil Browning 2.1IP, H, BB, 2K 1.59ERA
  3. Rowdy Tellez

Next Game: NH heads to Reading for a 3-game series and will send Jason Berken to the mound.


Dunedin Blue Jays  (8-6, 2nd)

The D-Jays take game two of the series against Tampa with a 8-4 win.

At the Plate

Dunedin scored 8 runs on 8 hits, while working the Yankees for 9 walks.

Jonathan Davis continues his hot start to the season with a double (4) and triple(1), driving in 3 runs (14). D.J. Davis and Derrick Loveless also contributed with 2-hits each.

Ryan McBroom, Emilio Guerrero, and Mike Reeves each drove in one run.

Dunedin ran at will against Wes Wilson, stealing 8 bases. Loveless, D.J. Davis, and Reeves each had a pair with Christian Lopes and Jonathan Davis contributing with one.

On the Mound

Juliandry Higuera allowed 2 runs on 4 walks and 2 hits over 3.1IP. He struck out 3 and threw 27 of his 51 pitches for strikes.

Carlos Ramirez (W, 1-0) allowed one run over 2.2IP for his first win of ’16. Carlso walked 2 and struck out one. Adonys Cardona and Tim Mayza combined to throw 2 shut out innings. Matt Dermody allowed one run on 2 hits in the 9th.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford DL

Richard Urena DNP

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 2-4, R, BB, 2SB(5) .222BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

Danny Jansen DNP

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-4, RBI(5), BB, K

3 Stars

  1. Jonathan Davis 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, 3-RBI, 2BB, and K .302BA
  2. Adonys Cardona 1.0IP, H, K and a sparkling 0.00ERA
  3. Derrick Loveless 2-4, 3R, BB, 2K and 2SB(3) .222BA

Next Game: The D-Jays pitcher today is TBD


Lansing Lugnuts  (6-5, 3rd)

The Lugnuts drop the series to Fort Wayne with a 1-6 loss.

At the Plate

The Lugnuts scored one run on 6 hits and walked 3 times. Ryan Hissey (2-4), Juan Kelly (1-4), Josh Almonte (1-4), Carl Wise (1-3), and JC Cardenas (1-3) each collected hits in the loss.

Lane Thomas, Juan Kelly and Ryan Hissey each swiped a base.

On the Mound

Starter Francisco Rios was tagged with one unearned run and went 5 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2BB and struck out 6.

Conor Fisk (L, 1-1) allowed 2 run on 2 hits with 3K’s over 3 innings. Evan Smith was just as bad, allowing 3 runs in his one inning of work and now owns a 13.50ERA.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 1-3, RBI, K .172BA

Lane Thomas 0-2, 2BB, 2K, SB(2)

3 Stars

  1. Francisco Rios
  2. Ryan Hissey
  3. Carl Wise

Next Game: Angel Perdomo (0-0, 3.52ERA) opens a 4-game series with Lake County.



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







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