Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 21/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2 and 1 on games played on April 21st, 2016



Buffalo Bisons (7-8, 4th)

The Bisons will walk away with a series win against Scranton/WB winning 6-5 on Thursday.

At the Plate

The Bisons bats are heating up with 10 hits and 6 runs. Every starter, but number 9 hitter David Adams, collected at least one hit.

Casey Kotchman and A.J. Jimenez collected 2 hits with Jimenez delivering the big blow. A.J. hit his first home run, a two run shot in the 3rd. He followed that up with an RBI single in the 7th and a bases loaded walk in the 8th for a 4-RBI day.

On the Mound

Casey Lawrence struggled in 4.2IP. Casey allowed 5 runs on 6 hits, walking 4 and allowing a home run.

Chad Jenkins (W, 1-0) picked up his starter with 2.1 innings of shutout relief. David Aardsma and Ryan Tepera (SV, 2) chipped in with 2 more innings of of shut out relief.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP

Andy Burns 1-4, R, BB, 2K with an outfield assist

Chad Girodo DNP

3 Stars

  1. A.J. Jimenez 2-3, R, HR, 4RBI, BB, K
  2. Chad Jenkins 2.1IP, 1H, K 2.89ERA
  3. Ryan Tepera 1.0IP, H, K 2.45EAR

Next Game: Chris Leroux (0-0, 2.25ERA) takes the mound in the series opener against Rochester as Buffalo continues their 7 game road trip.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 

Off Day



Dunedin Blue Jays  (8-7, 3rd)

The D-Jays drop the final game against Tampa, 4-10, and lose the series.

At the Plate

Michael De La Cruz picked up two of Dunedin’s 6 hits and cashed in 2 of the D-Jays 4 runs with his first home run.

On the Mound

Kyle Westwood (L, 0-1) allowed 7 runs on 7 hits over 4.2IP. He walked 4 and struck out 3.

Jose Fernandez struck out 3 but allowed one run on 4 hits in 2.1IP, and Brad Allen allowed 2 runs in his one inning of relief.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford DL

Richard Urena DNP

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 0-4, Golden Sombrero .224BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

Danny Jansen 1-3, R, BB .222BA

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-4, RBI, 2K .242 BA

3 Stars

  1. Micheal De La Cruz 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI, K .500BA
  2. Derrick Lovesless 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB CS
  3. Danny Jansen

Next Game: Conner Greene (0-1, 3.14ERA) opens the Lakeland series for the D-Jays, as he looks for his first win.


Lansing Lugnuts  (7-5, 3rd)

Lansing picked up their 7th win to take the series opener against Lake County, 6-4.

At the Plate

The Lugnuts got on the board in the first with 2 runs, then put the game away in the 5th with 4 runs.

In all, Lansing pounded out 10 hits, worked 3 walks and struck out 7 times.

Andrew Guillotte, Ryan Hissey, and Justin Atkinson each had 2 hits. Atkinson had a good game with a double and 3 RBI, while Juan Kelly chipped in with 2 RBI of his own. Hissey also had an RBI.

On the bases, Gunnar Heidt was hitless, but walked and stole a base, his 6th of the year.

On the Mound

Angel Perdomo (W, 1-0) pitched 5 strong innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out 9.

Starlyn Suriel allowed 3 runs on 3 runs in his 2 innings and Colton Turner converted a 2 inning save. Turner allowed one hit, walked one and struck out 3 for his 2nd save of 2016.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo 5.0IP, H, R, 2BB, 9K 2.84ERA 81 pitches and 52 strikes

Carl Wise 1-4 .182BA

Lane Thomas 1-3, 2R, 2B(2), BB, K .225BA

3 Stars

  1. Angel Perdomo
  2. Justin Atkinson 2-3, 2B(2), 3-RBI(6), BB
  3. Andrew Guillotte 2-5, 2R, 2B(5), K

Next Game: Sean Reid-Foley will take the mound for game 2 of a 4-game set against Lake County Captains.



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





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