Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 05/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on May 5th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (11-16, 6th)

With another loss on Thursday, Buffalo is 3-7 in the past 10 games. The Herd are beat up in the late innings 14-6 by the Syracuse Chiefs.


At the Plate

Buffalo scored 3 runs in the 2nd, and one in the 5th, 6th, and 9th on 11 hits.

The Bisons had Andy Burns (3-5), Junior Lake (3-4) and Casey Kotchman (2-4) have multi-hit games. Lake had a big game with a home run and 4 RBI and Burns drove in 2-RBI.


On the Mound

Starter Drew Hutchison allowed 2 home runs and 4 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings.

Colt Hynes pitched a clean 1.2 innings before giving way to Dustin Antolin who gave up 5 runs in his one inning. I feel bad for Dustin, having just pumping his tires on Thursday.

Bobby Korecky didn’t fare much better than Hutchison and Antolin, giving up 5 runs (3 unearned) in the final 1.1IP.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP

Andy Burns 3-5, 2B(9), two 2-out RBI(10), K .250BA

Chad Girodo MLB


3 Stars

  1. Lake 3-4, R, HR(2), 4-RBI(8) .200BA
  2. Burns
  3. Kotchman 2-4, 2B(4) .263BA

Next Game: Scott Diamond (2-2, 2.83ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (9-16, 5th)

Like the Bisons, the Fisher Cats have gone 3-7 over the past 10 games with 2-4 loss to Reading.


At the Plate

NH scored their only two runs in the 4th and collected 8 hits. Roemon Fields broke out of a bit of a funk with two hits and stole his first base in a while with his 8th, but was also catch.

Christian Lopes, Shane Opitz, Rowdy Tellez, Matt Dean, and K.C. Hobson each collected hits with Lopes collecting 2-hit.


On the Mound

Jeremy Gabryszwski needed 101 pitches to get through 4.1 innings. He allowed one run on 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out none, clearly struggling with his control. Jeremy really grind in this one.

Chris Smith took the ‘L’ with 3 runs in his 2.1IP of releif. Daniel Schlereth (1.1IP) and Wil Browning (1.0IP) combined to pitch 2.1IP of shut out relief to keep the game close.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 2-5, SB(8), CS(2) .227BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-4, R, 2K .165BA

Dwight Smith Jr. DNP

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. K.C. Hobson 1-4, 2B, RBI, K .209BA
  2. Browning 1IP, K 0.93ERA
  3. Fields

Next Game: Shane Dawson (1-1, 2.40ERA); however, he is still listed as being on the 7-day DL.


Dunedin Blue Jays  (12-14, 4th)

With Thursday’s 5-3 win over Daytona, the D-Jays snap their 7-game skid.


At the Plate

The Blue Jays scored all five runs in the 2nd inning and finished the day with 6 hits and an error.

Jason Lebelbijian hit a 3-run homer and Dickie Joe Thon hit a 2-run single. Thon was the only Dunedin batter with 2-hits.

Anthony Alford collected his first hit of the season, but struck out twice more. Jonathan Davis and D.J. Davis collected the other D-Jay hits.


On the Mound

Conner Greene (W, 2-2) evened his record with a 6 inning effort. Greene allowed 3 runs, 2 earned runs, a walk and 4 K’s.

Adonys Cardona walked a batter, allowed a hit but didn’t allow a run in his inning of releif.

Carlos Ramirez picked up a 2IP save for his second of the year. Carlos gave up a hit and a walk, while striking out 2.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford 1-3, BB, 2K .071BA

Richard Urena 0-4 .295BA

Conner Greene6.0IP, 4H, 3R, BB, 4K 3.41ERA 86 pitches and 9-5 GO-AO

D.J. Davis 1-3, R, 2B(3)

Ryan Borucki DNP

Dan Jansen DNP

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-4, K .212BA


3 Stars

Next Game:


Lansing Lugnuts  (15-10, 2nd)

After dropping 2-of-3 to Cedar Rapids this week, the Lugnuts open a 3-game series with Quad Cities with a 1-0 win.


At the Plate

Lansing were one hit by the River Bandits.

The River Bandits walked the baseloaded and nobody out in the 3rd. Juan Kelly grounded into a double to score Aaron Attaway for the games only run.

Lansing walked 9 times in the odd win, as they were outhit 10 to 1.


On the Mound

Jonathan Harris struck out 2 and walked one in 5 innings. Harris held Quad Cities in check with no runs on 6 hits and lowered his ERA to 1.98 for his first win of 2016.

Tayler Saucedo went 3 shutout innings and Dusty Isaacs pitched the final frame for his 4th save.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris 5IP, 6H, BB, 2K 1.98ERA

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 0-2, 2BB, K .243BA

Lane Thomas 0-2, 2BB, 2K .189BA


3 Stars

  1. Harris
  2. Saucedo 3IP, 3H, BB, K 4.88ERA
  3. Josh Almonte because he prevented the no-hitter. 1-3 without a walk….surprising.

Next Game: Francisco Rios (1-0, 1.48ERA)


*Feature Image Credit: Tom Hagerty under CC BY-SA 2.0






Ryan Mueller

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