Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 18/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went a perfect 4-0 on games played on May 18th, 2016. It’s about bloody time. Join us in recapping the wins and losses.

 

 

Buffalo Bisons (19-21, 6th)

The Bisons pull to within 2 games under .500 with a 7-5 win over Toledo. Buffalo wins the series, but still own a 7-10 home record.

 

At the Plate

A.J. Jimenez had a big day at the plate with 4 hits, 4-RBI, 2-2B, 2 runs scored in 4 at-bats. Not to be out done, Junior Lake was perfect at the plate as well. Lake was 3-for-3 with 2-RBI and a walk; unfortunately, Lake also ran into two outs with 2 CS.

Darrell Cecilliani drove in Buffalo’s other run, joining Alexi Casilla with a 2-hit game.

 

On the Mound

Roberto Hernandez allowed 5 runs on 7 hits, gave up a home run, walked one and struck out 3 over 5 innings for his 2 win.

Chad Jenkins, Pat McCoy and Ryan Tepera (SV, 3) combined to shut the door on the Mud Hens over the final 4 innings. The trio of relievers allowed 5 base-runners on two hits and three walks.

 

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey DNP

Andy Burns 1-5, R, 3B(1) .248BA

Chad Girodo MLB

 

3 Stars

  1. Jimenez
  2. Lake
  3. Cecilliani

Next Game: Chris Leroux (1-3, 3.00ERA)

Player Movement: Bobby Korecky to the DL

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (19-19, 4th)

New Hampshire got back to .500 with a 8-2 win over Portland and, in process, avoided the sweep.

 

At the Plate

The Fisher Cats scored 8 runs on 10 hits. Every batter in the starting lineup, except Shane Opitz, collected a hit, but it was the 7 free passes that NH picked up that helped them to the win. The team finished 4-for-19 with RISP and left 9 runners on base.

NH scored 4 in the first, one in the second, and 3 in the sixth.

Matt Dean went deep, driving in 3, for his 3rd home run of the year. He now has 20 RBI to steal the lead from Dwight Smith Jr. Speaking of Smith Jr., Dwight collected a single and a double in the game.

K.C. Hobson also had a 2-hit game, hitting a single and a triple to drive in 3 runs.

 

On the Mound

Jason Berken allowed 2 runs on 3 hits over 4 innings. Berken gave up a HR in 1st after the boys with the bats gave him a 4 run cushion. He’d allow another run in the 2nd, but was able to finish with 2 clean sheet in the 3rd and 4th.

Danny Barnes picked up the win as he combined with Murphy Smith and Wil Browning to no-hit the Sea Dogs over 5 innings. The trio finished with 6 K’s and just one walk.

 

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 1-3, 2R, 2BB .253BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-4, R, RBI(19), BB, 3K .211BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-5, R, 2B(9), 2K .219BA

Brady Dragmire DNP

 

3 Stars

  1. Hobson
  2. Dean
  3. Barnes

Next Game: Casey Lawrence (1-4, 6.15ERA)

 

Dunedin Blue Jays  (17-23, 5th)

Dunedin used a 4 run 6th inning to top Fort Myers, 5-3, and secure at least a split of the 4-game set.

 

At the Plate

The D-Jays pounded out 14 hits for 5 runs.

Ryan McBroom (3-4), Derrick Loveless (2-5), Jason Leblebijian (2-4), Anthony Alford (2-4), and L.B. Dantzler (2-4) each had multi-hit game in helping Dunedin to a win.

Alford finally had a good game, as he’s been slow to find his form since returning for an opening day leg injury. The talented outfielder hit a double and drove in 3 runs. McBroom (8), Leblebijian (7), and Dantzler (1) also hit doubles for NH.

Dantzler and Mike Reeves drove in the Fisher Cats other two runs.

 

On the Mound

 

Kyle Westwood in still looking for his first win, leaving the game with his team down 0-3. Kyle pitched 5 innings and allowed a home run and 3 runs.

Conor Fisk no-hit the Miracle in 2IP of relief for his 2nd win.

Adonys Cardona struck out 2 and allowed a hit in his inning of relief. Matt Dermody ran into some trouble, allowing 3 hits and striking out one before getting some help from Carlos Ramirez. The former outfielder stranded all three inherited runs for his 4th save.

 

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios DNP

Anthony Alford 2-4, R, 2B, 3-RBI

Richard Urena 1-5, K .268BA

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 0-3, BB, K

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 3-4, R, 2B .258BA

 

3 Stars

  1. Alford
  2. McBroom
  3. Ramirez

Next Game: Justin Shafer (0-1, 3.77ERA)

 

Lansing Lugnuts  (19-17, 4th)

The Lugnuts beat Fort Wayne, 1-0, thanks to some very good pitching.

 

At the Plate

Despite being outhit 5-6 by the TinCaps, Lansing was able to push a run across in the top of the 10th inning to snap a 0-0 tie.

Pinch hitter Ryan Hissey came up with 2-out and Gunnar Heidt on 2nd, thanks to ground rule double. Hissey delivered, hitting a infield single and scoring Heidt. Hissey drove the ball straight to 1st baseman, who had it get away on him allowing Heidt to score on the play.

 

On the Mound

Jonathan Harris struck out 11 over 7 strong innings. Harris allowed 4 hits and a walk, throwing 92 pitches and inducing 6 ground ball outs.

Josh DeGraaf picked up the win with 2 shutout innings in relief of Harris and Dusty Isaacs picked up his 5th save. Isaacs still have yet to allow a run this year.

 

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 1-4, SB(9) .299BA

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris 7IP, 4H, BB, 11K 1.05ERA

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 0-4, K .206BA

Lane Thomas 0-4, .189BA

Ryan Borucki DNP

 

3 Stars

  1. Harris
  2. Heidt 2-4, R, 2B, K .239BA
  3. DeGraaf

Next Game: Angel Perdomo (2-1, 1.98ERA) 

 

 

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