Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 22/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 1-2 on games played on April 23rd, 2016



There’s been some roster shuffling in the wake of Chris Colabello‘s 80 game suspension.

One of our ‘Players of Interest/Top Prospects’, Chad Girodo, received a promotion and made his Major League Debut on Friday.

Word on the street is that Drew Hutchison won’t make his next start with the Bison, rather, he’ll get the nod in today’s game in Toronto.

We will see more player movement the coming days, whether it’s a promotions or players coming of the 7-day DL, but you know that I’ll keep you up-to-date right here.

Now to the recaps.

Buffalo Bisons (7-9, 5th)

The Herd dropped the first game of a 6 game away and home series with Rochester, 3-8.


At the Plate

The Herd scored 3 runs on 7 hits. They walked twice and struck out 7 times.

Jesus Montero is making a case for the Blue Jays vacant roster spot with a 2 hit game and is hitting .328 for the season.

David Adams, Matt Dominguez, Casey Kotchman, A.J. Jimenez and Jio Mier each collected hits in the game.

Dominguez drove home 2 with his second home run and Jio Mier chipped in with an RBI out of the 9th spot.


On the Mound

Buffalo pitching allowed 8 runs on 13 hits, with no walks and 6 strike outs. They allowed one home run, via Chris Leroux (L, 0-1, 5.14ERA). Leroux allowed 6 runs over 6 innings and Bobby Korecky allowed 2 (1ER) runs on 5 hits over his 2 innings.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP and hasn’t played since the 20th

Andy Burns 0-3, BB, K, SB  .213BA

Chad Girodo In the Bigs


3 Stars

  1. Matt Dominguez 1-4, R, HR(2), 2-RBI(12) and K
  2. Jesus Montero 2-4, R, .328BA
  3. Casey Kotchman 1-3, R, 2B, BB .256BA


Next Game: Dustin Antolin (0-0, 2.16ERA) will make a spot start for the Bisons, taking Drew’s spot in the rotation. He will face off against the Red Wings Tyler Duffey.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (5-8, 6th)

The Fisher Cats have lost 5 of the past 6 with a 3-6 loss to Reading on Friday night.


At the Plate

New Hampshire scored 3 runs on 8 hits with runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 8th innings.

Melky Mesa had 3 hits with Rowdy Tellez, K.C. Hobson, Matt Dean, Shane Opitz and Jorge Flores contributing with hits.

Tellez (7), Wilkin Castillo (3), and Dean (7) drove in one run each.

Jon Berti was hits, but contributed with his 10th stolen base.


On the Mound

Jason Berken (L, 0-3) allowed 5 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings. Jason allowed a run in the 2nd and 4 in the 3rd, allowing 3 HR.

Murphy Smith worked 2 innings in relief. Smith allowed one hit, a walked and struck out 2 while shutting down the Phils offence.

Danny Barnes allowed one run on the 4th HR allowed by Fisher Cats pitching in the game.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 0-3, BB, K .240BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-2, R, RBI, BB .205BA

Dwight Smith Jr. DNP

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. Melky Mesa 3-4, R
  2. Murphy Smith 2.0IP, H, BB, 2K 1.04ERA
  3. Rowdy Tellez


Next Game: Shane Dawson 1-1, 3.86ERA


Dunedin Blue Jays  (8-7, 3rd)



Lansing Lugnuts  (8-5, 2nd)

The Lugnuts take a 2-0 lead in the 4-game series with Lake County, winning 6-1. Lansing is 6-2 in the past 10 games and are a half game back of Lake County for 1st in the Midwest League Eastern division.


At the Plate

Lansing scored 3 in the first, 2 in the 2nd and one in the 8th on 10 hits, 2 walks and 7 strike outs.

Aaron Attaway (3-4), Gunnar Heidt (2-4), and Jacob Anderson (2-4) contributed with multi-hits games, while Josh Almonte, Justin Atkinson, and JC Cardenas chipped in with one hit each.

Anderson hit his first home run and contributed 2 RBIs. Heidt, Almonte, Attaway and Cardenas drove in the clubs other runs.

Heidt stole his 7th base.


On the Mound

Sean Reid-Foley (W, 2-1) lowered his ERA to 1.72 with a 5 inning one run performance. He struck out 7, but more impressive was that he walked only 2 batters. He threw 88 pitches, 61 for strikes, and induced 5 ground ball outs versus 2 fly ball outs.

SRF was followed by Josh DeGraaf (SV,1) who allowed 2 hits during his 4 innings of shut out relief.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley 5IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 7K 1.72ERA

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise DNP

Lane Thomas DNP


3 Stars

  1. SRF and Josh DeGraaf 9.0IP, 4H, R, 2BB, 9K
  2. Jacob Anderson 2-4, R, HR, 2-RBI
  3. Aaron Attaway 3-4, R, RBI


Next Game: Ryan Cook (0-1, 4.5ERA)



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




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