Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 23/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 3-2, with a No-No in Dunedin, on games played on April 23, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (8-9, 5th)

The Bisons beat the Rochester Red Wings, 10-2, on Saturday and have won 3 of their last 4 games.

At the Plate

The Herd scored 10 runs on 13 hits, scoring 5 runs in 2nd, 4 runs in the 4th and a run in the 8th. As a team Buffalo went 6-for-11 with RISP and left 8 runs on base.

Alexi Casilla and Tony Sanchez each had 3 hits. Andy Burns, Matt Dominguez, and Casey Kotchman each had 2 hits. Domonic Brown chipped in with a hit, but drove in 3 runs.

Casilla, Burns and Sanchez each drove in 2 RBI’s.


On the Mound

Dustin Antolin was solid in a spot start, throwing 3.1 no-hit innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2, while throwing 58 pitches.

Colt Hynes (W, 1-0) allowed 2 runs on 4 runs in 2.2IP, giving way to Pat McCoy who allowed a walk and hit in 2 innings of work. David Aardsma finished the game with 2 strikes and an inning of relief.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP

Andy Burns 2-4, R, 2B(6), 2-RBI(4), K .231BA


3 Stars

  1. Dustin Antolin 3.1IP, 2BB, 5K
  2.  Tony Sanchez 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2-RBI
  3. Alexi Casilla 3-5, R, 2-RBI

Next Game: Shine bright like Scott Diamond (2-1, 3.24ERA) 


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (5-9, 5th)

The Fisher Cats dropped their 3rd game in a row and 6-of-7 losing to Reading 3-4 in extra innings.


At the Plate

New Hampshire managed 3 runs on 7 hits in 11 innings. Down 1-0 after 7 innings, New Hampshire scored a run in the 8th and 2 in the 9th.

Jon Berti was the only Fisher Cat that managed to collect 2 hits. Roemon Fields, Dwight Smith Jr., Melky Mesa, Jorge Saez, and Wilkin Castillo contributed with a hit each.

Matt Dean and Castillo each collected an RBI.


On the Mound

Shane Dawson allowed one unearned run on 4 hits over 5.2IP. John Stilson and Daniel Schlereth provided the Fisher Cats with 2.1IP of no-hit relief following Dawson.

Chris Smith was credited with the blown save, allowing 2 unearned runs on a hit and 2 walks in the 9th. Brady Dragmire (L, 0-1) served up the walked off home run in the bottom of the 11th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 1-5 .236BA

Rowdy Tellez 0-3, BB, 2K .190BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 1-5, 2B(2) .128BA

Brady Dragmire 1.0IP, 2H, R, HR


3 Stars

  1. Shane Dawson 5.2IP, 4H, R, 3BB, 4K on 89 pitches with 4-6 GO-AO
  2. Jon Berti 2-5, K, CS
  3. John Stilson 1.1IP, K on 10 pitches and stranding one inherited runner.

Next Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski (0-1, 2.50ERA) looks for his first win of the year, as the Fisher Cats try to avoid the sweep.


Dunedin Blue Jays  (10-7, 3rd)

The D-Jays won both games of the double-header with a no-hitter and a 3 hitter. Both games were well pitched by each team.



W, 2-1


At the Plate

Dunedin managed just 2 hits but made the most of them. Richard Urena connected on his 2nd home run of ’16, a solo shot. D.J. Davis collected the other hit and Derrick Loveless drove in Dunedin’s other run.

Danny Jansen didn’t register an at-bat with 3 walks.


On the Mound

The Blue Jays top pitching prospect, Conner Greene turned in a strong pitching performance with one run and 3-hits over 5.2IP. Greene walked 2 and struck out 6 while throwing 86 pitches, 52 strikes, and finishing with 4-3 GO-AO.

Matt Dermody (SV, 2) pitched a clean 1.1IP.





At the Plate

Dunedin scored 2 run on 3 hits with Jonathan Davis, Jason Leblebijian, and David Harris collected hits. Ryan McBroom drove in the clubs only earned run.

Jonthan Davis (6), Dickie Joe Thon (3) and D.J. Davis (7) contributed on the bases with a stolen base.


On the Mound

Brad Allen, Adonys Cardona (W, 1-0), and Tim Mayza (SV,2) combined to no-hit the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Making a spot start, Brad Allen, a 27-yr-old swing man from Elk Grove Village, Illinois, struck out 5 and walked 2 on 55 pitches over 4 innings.

Cardona picked up the win after taking over for Allen to start the 5th. Adonys walked 2 and struck out one on 24 pitches over 1.1IP. Cardona struggled to find the strike zone throwing 13 of 24 pitches for balls.

LHP Tim Mayza came in to the game in the 6th inning with one out and a runner on. The 24-yr-old Mayza continues to be solid for the D-Jays back end of the bullpen with 2 strike outs and no walks in 1.2IP.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford DL

Richard Urena 1-3, R, HR(2), RBI(6) .345BA

Conner Greene W, 1-1 2.70ERA 5.2IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 6K

D.J. Davis 1-5, BB, 2K, SB and .222BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

Dan Jansen 0-0, 3BB .222BA

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-5, RBI(7), K .224BA


3 Stars

  1. Brad Allen
  2. Tim Mayza
  3. Conner Greene

Next Game: Ryan Borucki (1-1, 10.22ERA) looks to put his 3 inning 6 run performance on April 19th behind.  


Lansing Lugnuts  (8-6, 3rd)

The Lugnuts got beat up, 0-12, by the Lake County Captains.


At the Plate

Lansing hitters managed just 4 hits in the shut out. Juan Kelly did his part with a double and a single. Gunnar Heidt and Aaron Attaway collected the other hits for Lansing.

The Lugnuts walks 7 times (even Josh Almonte walked in this one), but struck out 7 times.


On the Mound

Ryan Cook (L, 0-2) was cruising along until Lake County erupted for one in the 4th and 5 in the 5th. Cook finished with 5 strike outs, no walks, 6 runs (4ER) on 7 hits over 4.2IP.

Dan Lietz allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks over 2.1IP. Evan Smith struck out 4 in 2.0IP but also allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and is sporting a 13.50ERA.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise DNP

Lane Thomas 0-3, BB, K


3 Stars

  1. Juan Kelly
  2. Gunnar Heidt 1-2, 2BB, E
  3. Justin Atkinson 0-2, 2BB, K and a passed ball.

Next Game: Tayler Suacedo (0-2, 3.55ERA) will make his second start as Lansing looks to take the rubber match of this 4-game set with Lake County having won the first 2 games.


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





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