Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 30/04/16

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 1-3 in games played on April 30th, 2016. Joins us in recapping the wins and losses.

Buffalo Bisons (10-13)

The Bisons fall to Lehigh Valley by a score of 3-2.

At the Plate

The Herd were perfect with RISP; unfortunately, that only happen once as the IronPigs pitching staff held them to just 2 runs on 2 hits. Andy Burns provide the Herd with their big blow, hitting his first home run of 2016 in the 9th inning to make the game interesting. Burns hit was the first Bisons hit since a David Adams single in the 3rd inning.

On the Mound

Scott Diamond walked 2 and struck out one, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings for his 2nd loss. Ben Rowen and David Aardsma each pitched provided the Bisons with one inning of one hit, one strike out relief in the loss.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP

Andy Burns 1-4, R, HR, 2-RBI, K .228BA

Chad Girodo DNP


3 Stars

  1. Burns
  2. Ben Rowen
  3. David Aardsma

Next Game: Wade LeBlanc (2-1, 2.22ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (7-13)

The Fisher Cats end the month of April on a 4 game losing streak with a 2-5 loss at home against the Mets.

At the Plate

New Hampshire’s offense was provided by K.C. Hobson. The Fisher Cats 1B/DH was the only NH batter with 2-hits, hitting a single and his 2nd home run of the season.

Roemon Fields, Melky Mesa, Rowdy Tellez, Matt Dean, and Wilkin Castillo each contributed with a hit. Tellez hit his 3rd double.

NH worked 5 walks and struck out 7 times, going 1-for-8 with RISP in the loss.

On the Mound

Starter Jeremy Gabryszwski pitched well, getting a ND. Gabby allowed 2 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings. He walked one and struck out four. Jeremy threw 60 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Brady Dragmire allowed 3 runs in the 8th, after a scoreless 7th and John Stilson inherited two of Dragmire’s runners, stranding both, and pitched 1.2 perfect innings to finish the game.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 1-5 .241BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-4, 2B(3), 2K .164BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 0-3, BB .145BA

Brady Dragmire (0-2, L) 1.1IP, 5H, 3R, 2BB, K, HR 4.50ERA 


3 Stars

  1. Jeremy Gabryszwski
  2. K.C. Hobson
  3. John Stilson

Next Game: Luis Santos (1-0, 4.32ERA) 


Dunedin Blue Jays  (11-12)

The D-Jays have hit a rough patch with their 5th loss in a row to close out April. That’s two straight series sweeps. To be fair, it was a 2-game set against Daytona….but a sweep is a sweep.

At the Plate

The D-Jays scored a run in the 1st, but were down 11-1 by the end of the 5th. They scored 2 in the 8th and 3 in the 9th, but weren’t able to close the gap.

The number 9, 1, 2, and 3 Blue Jays batters (David Harris, Michael Bourn, Jason Leblebijian, and Derrick Loveless) each collected two hits accounting for the majority of the offense.

Batting third, Loveless had two doubles, a stolen base and drove in two runs. Batting 2nd, Leblebijian hit his first home run and drove in two runs as well. In the lead-off spot, Bourn hit a double, scored 2 runs, drove in one and walked once setting the table for the meat of the order.

In the 9th spot, David Harris contributed from the bottom of the order with a single and a double, while scoring one run.

On the Mound

Juliandry Higuera was over-matched and took his first loss. He allowed 7 runs on 6 hits, a home run and 2 walks.

Alonzo Gonzalez allowed one run in 2.0IP of relief before giving way to the rehabbing Bo Schultz who allowed 3 runs in 0.2IP.

Matt Dermody got the last out of the 5th inning for Bo with a strike out. Adonys Cardona continues to get results with a one hit one strike out inning. Cardona has not allowed a run in 9 innings to start the year.

Carlos Ramirez struck out 2 in his 2 innings and didn’t allow a hit.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford DL

Richard Urena DNP

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis DNP

Ryan Borucki DNP

Dan Jansen DNP

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-4, RBI 2K .218BA


3 Stars

  1. Derrick Loveless
  2. Leblebijian
  3. Carlos Ramirez

Next Game: Ryan Borucki (1-2, 12.00ERA) 


Lansing Lugnuts  (12-8)

Pitching was the name of the game in this one, as neither team was able to plate a run until the top of the 11th inning. Lansing picked up the with 3-0 extra inning shutout over Wisconsin.

At the Plate

J.C. Cardenas single in the 6th was Lansing’s first hit and base runner of the game. J.C. has reached base 12 of his 13 games this year and is riding a 6-game hit streak.

Cardenas got the 11th going with a lead-off single to CF and Andrew Guillotte followed with a single to RF. With runners on 1st and 2nd Gunnar Heidt bunted his way to 1st. Base loaded, no body out.

Juan Kelly hit a 2-run single to RF. Ryan Hissey sac fly to CF scores Guillotte. Connor Panas ground out, Heidt scores. Game 4-0.

On the Mound

Jonathan Harris had good game, throwing 4 innings shut-out innings. Harris allowed 2 hits, a walk and struck out 4.

Taylor Saucedo picked up his first win with 6 innings of 2-hit relief and Colton Turner converted his 4th save. Turner has thrown 9 shutout innings to start the season.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris 4.0IP, 2H, BB, 4K, HB, 43 pitches and 28 strikes with a flyball out and 3 GB.

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 1-4, K .185BA

Lane Thomas 0-2


3 Stars

  1. J.C. Cardenas
  2. Juan Kelly
  3. Saucedo

Next Game: Francisco Rios (0-0, 1.47ERA)


*Feature Image Credit: Frontier Field Rochester, N.Y.- W Black




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