Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 06/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on May 6th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (11-17, 6th)

The Bisons drop another to extend their losing streak to 4 games and are 3-7 in their past 10 games. Buffalo got shutdown by Syracuse, 5-0, and have only won one game in May.


At the Plate

Not much happened at the plate in this one with Matt Dominguez and David Adams collecting the only two Buffalo hits, both singles. They walked twice and struck out 7 times.


On the Mound

Scott Diamond turned in another quality performance for Buffalo, throwing 7 innings. Scott allowed one run, no walk, and two strike outs, but was out pitched by Triple-A veteran Aaron Laffey.

Pat Venditte allowed 3 runs in his inning. Venditte did struck out the side but gave up 3 hits, a walk and home run. David Aardsma allowed a home run of his own in his one inning of work.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 0-4, 2K .222BA

Andy Burns MLB

Chad Girodo MLB


3 Stars

  1. Scott Diamond (L, 2-3) 7IP, 7H, R, 2K 2.52ERA
  2. Dominguez
  3. Adams

Next Game: Wade LeBlanc (2-1, 2.73ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (10-16, 5th)

NH scored 2 runs in the 9th to edge Hartford, 8-6.


At the Plate

The Fisher Cats scored 8 runs, hitting 7-of-12 with runner is scoring position. They got contributions from every batter in the lineup with K.C. Hobson being the only NH batter with a multi-hit game.

Dwight Smith Jr. and Christian Lopes each knocked in 2 runs, but Hobson supplied the fireworks with a home run and 3 RBI’s. Number 9 hitter, Jorge Flores chipped in with one RBI.

Jon Berti stole 3 bases, for 13 on the year and Roemon Fields stole his 9th.

In the top of the 9th with the game tied at 6-6 and two outs, Roemon Fields reached on a throwing error. Jon Berti singled him over to 2nd. Fields and Berti execute a double steal to runners at 2nd and 3rd for Smith Jr. Dwight sends a single to center field, scoring both runners for a 8-6 lead.


On the Mound

Shane Dawson allowed 2 runs on 3 hits over 5 innings and got a ND. Bo Schultz pitched a clean-ish 6th inning with a walk and 2 strike outs. Luis Santos got hit around for 4 runs ( one unearned) and John Stilson allowed both of Santos’ inherited runs to cross, but still ended up with the win.

Wil Browning earned his 3rd save with a one hit, 2K bottom of the 9th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 1-4, R, SB, BB .228BA

Rowdy Tellez DNP

Dwight Smith Jr. 1-5, R, 2-RBI(15) .153BA

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. Berti 1-3, 2R, 2BB, 2SB .310BA
  2. Dawson 5IP, 3H, 2R, 3BB, 6K
  3. K.C. Hobson 2-4, 2R, HR(3), 3-RBI(12) .221BA

Next Game: John Anderson (1-3, 5.11ERA)


Dunedin Blue Jays  (13-14, 4th)

Dunedin moves a game under .500 with a 2-0 win over Daytona. They’ve taken the first two game of the 4-gamer with the Tortugas, after losing 7 in row leading up the series.


At the Plate

The D-Jays got on the board early with 2 runs in the 1st. Anthony Alford singled (2nd hit of the year and now has a 2-game hit streak). Richard Urena tripled in Alford. Urena scored on a balk call. That was the ball game.

Ryan McBroom collected 2-hits, a single and a double. Peterborough’s Mike Reeves hit his 2nd double of the year and David Harris struck out 3 times. Jason Leblebijian stole his 3 base.


On the Mound

Starter/RP Brad Allen continues to pitch well when give the chance to start. In his last start he pitched 4 innings as Dunedin No-Hit Lakeland; unfortunately, he allowed 3 runs in 2.1IP during his one relief appearance after the No-Hitter.  In this one, Allen allowed one hit over 5.2IP with a walk and 5 striking, shutting out Daytona.

Jose Fernandez allowed one hit over 1.1IP and Tim Mayza continues to a-Mayz-ing in converting his 3rd save. This one was a 2 inning save, where he allowed one hit, a walk and 2 strike outs. Tim now sports a beautiful 0.53 ERA.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DNP

Anthony Alford 1-4, R, K .111BA

Richard Urena 1-4, R, RBI(8), 3B(1), K .293BA

Conner Greene DNP 

D.J. Davis DNP

Ryan Borucki DNP

Dan Jansen DNP

Mitch Nay DL 

Ryan McBroom 2-4, 2B .223BA


3 Stars

  1. Allen 5.2IP, H, BB, 5K 2.70ERA
  2. Urena
  3. Mayza 2.0IP, H, 2K

Next Game: Ryan Borucki (1-3, 12.50ERA) will continue to search of answers in his 6th start. He allowed 5 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings in his last start.


Lansing Lugnuts  (16-10, 2nd)

Lansing got another strong pitching performance for their starter, riding it to a 6-0 win over Quad Cities and nailing down a series win.


At the Plate

The Lugnuts scored 6 runs on 11 hits getting key contributions from leadoff hitter Andrew Guillotte (3-5) and their cleanup hitter Juan Kelly (2-4).

Lansing score one in the 1st, 7th, and 8th, putting 3 runs in the 4th.

Guillotte drove in 2 RBI, stole his 6th base and hit two singles and a double to set the pace for the rest of the lineup, while Kelly hit his 2nd home run in the 7th, a solo shot, and a double out of the 3-hole.

Lane Thomas, Gunnar Heidt, Toronto’s Connor Panas, Aaron Attaway and Josh Almonte (2-3) chipped with hits.


On the Mound

Francisco Rios turned in another solid performance with 10 strike outs over 5.2IP, shutting out the River Bandits. Rios threw 90 pitches, 58 strikes and went 3-2 in the groundball-flyball out department. Rios pitched well on his 21st birthday, setting a career high in strike outs and lowering his ERA from 1.48 to 1.20.

Josh DeGraaf and Colton Turner combined to close the game out with 3.1 shutout inning of relief.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP 

Carl Wise DNP

Lane Thomas 1-4, BB, 2K, SB(5) .192BA


3 Stars

  1. Rios
  2. Kelly 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2-RBI .300BA
  3. Guillotte 3-5, R, 2B, 2-RBI, K .319BA

Next Game: Angel Perdomo looks for his 3rd win of the year, taking his 1.59ERA to the mound as the Lunguts look for the sweep. 


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