Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 16/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 1-2 on games played on May 16th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (18-20, 6th)

The Bisons moved to 2 games under .500 and half a game from moving out of the basement with a 4-1 win over Toledo.


At the Plate

Buffalo jumped on ex-Bison Daniel Norris for 2 runs in the first inning. Jesus Montero did the damage with his 3rd home run with Matt Dominguez on base.

Montero struck again hitting his 10th double off Norris and finished with 3 hits.

A.J. Jimenez also collected 2 hits, while Dalton Pompey and Darrell Cecilliani chipped in with a pair of RBI’s.


On the Mound

Scott Diamond picked up his 3rd win to move back to .500 on the year. He allowed one run on 8 hits over 7.1IP.

Diamond left in the 8th with one out and two on. Ben Rowen and Pat McCoy faced one batter each, retiring both to hold the game at 4-1.

David Aardsma (SV, 6) walked 2 batters and struck out one in earning the save.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 1-4, RBI(7)

Andy Burns MLB

Chad Girodo MLB


3 Stars

  1. Montero 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI .293BA
  2. Diamond 7.1IP, 8H, R, 2K 2.39ERA
  3. Jimenez 2-3, R, 2B .194BA

Next Game: Wade LeBlanc (4-1, 1.88ERA)

Player movement: Bobby Korecky was activated from the 7-day DL to take Dustin Antolin‘s spot on the roster.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (18-18, 4th)

NH lost 2-0 to Portland, falling to .500.


At the Plate

The Fisher Cats were held to just 3 hits and 0-for-5 with RISP.

Dwight Smith Jr., Rowdy Tellez, and Wilkin Castillo collected the hits for the Fisher Cats. Smith Jr. and Castillo hit their 8th and 5th doubles.


On the Mound

Shane Dawson pitched well, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings.

Brady Dragmire and Danny Barnes combined to pitch 2 shutout innings in releif.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 0-4, 3K .252BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-4, K .200BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 1-4, 2B, 2K .210BA

Brady Dragmire 1.0IP 3.57ERA


3 Stars

  1. Dawson
  2. Smith Jr.
  3. Dragmire

Next Game: John Anderson (2-3, 5.25ERA)

Player Movement: none


Dunedin Blue Jays  (15-23, 5th)

The D-Jays continue to slide further into the basement with a 5-2 loss to Fort Myers. The Blue Jays are 2-8 in their past 10 and have lost 3 in a row.


At the Plate

Dunedin scored 2 runs on 6 hits, with back up catcher Micheal De La Cruz driving in both runs with his 2 home run of the year. The 9th inning blast prevented the Blue Jays from suffering an embarrassing shutout.

Devon Travis went 1-for-4 with a single and a K, while Anthony Alford continues his struggles. Alford picked up a hit, but struck out twice. He has 30 strike outs in just 16 games. Last season, Alford struck out 49 times in 57 games…

Jonathan Davis, D.J. Davis and Ryan McBroom collected the other Dunedin hits.


On the Mound

Brad Allen (L, 3-2 5.57ERA) allowed 5 runs (4ER) on 7 hits over 4.1IP. Allen allowed a run in the 1st and 4 in the 5th. Chris Rowley picked up his starter, stranding 3 inherited runners.

Rowley threw 4.2 shutout innings, striking out 2 and walking one.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios DNP

Anthony Alford 1-5, 2K .115BA

Richard Urena 0-3, K Hitting .205 in the past 10 games. 

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 1-4, R, 2K .198BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-4, K .245BA….hitting .300 with 3HR in past 10 games.


3 Stars

  1. Chris Rowley
  2. De La Cruz
  3. Derrick Loveless 0-1 with 3BB

Next Game: Francisco Rios looks to put his so-so debut behind him and looks for his first Dunedin win.

Player Movement: none


Lansing Lugnuts  (18-16, 4th)

Off Day


Next Game: Jonathan Harris (2-0, 1.45ERA)

Player Movement: none



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