Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 20/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on May 20th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses.



Buffalo Bisons (21-21, 5th)

Buffalo win their second in row over Pawtucket, 6-5. Buffalo moves back to .500 and out of the basement.


At the Plate

Down 1-0 going into the 5th, Buffalo would score 5 unanswered runs between the 5th and 6th to go up 5-1. The Red Sox came storming back with 3 in the 8th and one in 9th to knot the game up at 5’s.

In the bottom of the 9th Matt Dominguez singles and is replaced by pinch runner Alexi Casilla. An error allows Domonic Brown to reach. A.J. Jimenez grounds into a force out, runners at 1st and 3rd. Pawtucket intentionally walks Junior Lake to load the bases.

Up steps Jio Mier who hits a ground ball to 3rd, scoring Casilla with the winning run.

Dalton Pompey walked 3 times, scored 2 runs and had one hit. Andy Burns and Jesus Montero (1-4) both drove in 2 runs.

Matt Dominguez chipped in with an RBI and Mier drove in the winning run.

Burns (2-3), Dominguez (2-5), Brown (2-5), and Lake (3-4) all had multi-hit games.


On the Mound

Drew Hutchison pitched a strong game, needing just 89 pitches to get through 7 innings. Hutch held the Red Sox to just one run, a HR, on 2 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2.

Bo Schultz put the game in jeopardy, allowing 4 runs, on 5 hits over 2 inings. He got credited with win thanks to some 9th inning heroics.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 1-2, 2R, 3BB, K .276BA

Devon Travis 0-5, K .333BA

Andy Burns 2-3, R, 2-RBI(13), 2BB .258BA

Chad Girodo MLB


3 Stars

  1. Hutch
  2. Lake
  3. Burns

Next Game: Scott Diamond (3-3, 2.39ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (19-20, 4th)

The Fisher Cats fall below .500 with a 10 inning 4-5 defeat at the hands of the Hartford Yard Goats.


At the Plate

New Hampshire scored 4 runs on 10 hits, jumping out in front with a run in the 2nd thanks to Dwight Smith Jr. first home run of the year.

After giving back 4 runs in the top of the 5th the Fisher Cats tied the game with 3 of their own. Jorge Flores hit his first home run and Rowdy Tellez hit a 2-run home run for his 7th of the year.

Tellez raised his batting average to .227 with 3-hit performance, his 6th multi-hit game in the past 10 games.

Jon Berti (2-5), and Smith Jr. (2-2) also had multi-hit games.

Berti stole his 16th and 17th bases with NH. Berti now has 19 stolen bases on the year and moves to within 3 of the league lead. Shane Opitz stole his 3rd.

On the Mound

Casey Lawrence allowed 4 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings before giving way to Brady Dragmire. Brady no-hit the Yard Goats over 2 innings.

Chris Smith pitched 2 shut out innings in relief, handing the ball over to Daniel Schlereth who allowed the winning to cross.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 0-5, 3K .245BA

Rowdy Tellez 3-5, R, HR, 2-RBI(21), K .227BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-2, R, HR, RBI(20), 2BB

Brady Dragmire 2IP, 2K 3.20ERA


3 Stars

  1. Tellez
  2. Smith Jr.
  3. Berti

Next Game: Luis Santos (4-0, 3.19ERA)


Dunedin Blue Jays  (17-25, 5th)

Dunedin jumped out in front with 2 in the 2nd and 3rd, but were unable to hold on, losing  4-5 to Bradenton in 10 innings.


At the Plate

Dunedin scored 4 runs on 6-hits. Ryan McBroom (7th) and Jonathan (6th) each hit 2-run home runs as it looked like the D-Jays were on their way to an easy road win, but they were held to a pair of singles and a pair of walks over the next 7 innings.


On the Mound

Conner Greene walked 4 and struck out 4, allowing just the single run in the 5th. Greene finished with a ND, as he allowed just 3 hits over 5 innings, throwing 53 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

Conor Fisk (2-1, 2.79ERA) took the loss, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) over 4.2IP. Fisk allowed 7 hits, while walking one and striking out 3.

Carlos Ramirez walked the only batter he faced to load the bases. Ramirez would allow the winning run to cross with a wild pitch to the next batter.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios DNP

Anthony Alford 1-3, R, 2B(2), BB, K .162BA

Richard Urena DNP

Conner Greene 5IP, 3H, R, 4BB, 4K 3.00ERA

D.J. Davis 1-4, SB(10), K .193BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-5, R, HR(7), 2-RBI(23), 2-K .272BA


3 Stars

  1. Greene
  2. McBroom
  3. Jonathan Davis 1-3, R, HR, 2-RBI, BB, K .229BA

Next Game: Brad Allen (3-2, 5.57ERA)


Lansing Lugnuts  (20-19, 5th)

The Lugnuts played two on Friday, splitting the double-header with a G1 3-6 loss and G2 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons.


At the Plate

The Lugnuts scored 3 runs on 6 hits, getting a 2-run home run off the bat of Josh Almonte. The home run was Almonte’s first of the year and tied the game up at 2-2 in the 4th.

Max Pentecost was hitless in the loss, but managed to contribute with a RBI in the 5th.

Juan Kelly, Ryan Hissey, Lane Thomas, Gunnar Heidt, and Aaron Attaway contributed with one hit each. Attaway hit his 4th double of the year.


On the Mound

Ryan Borucki took his first loss with Lansing, allowing 6 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits over 6 innings. Ryan walked 2 and struck out 4, thowing 65 of his 95 pitches for strikes.



At the Plate

Lansing scored 3 runs on 3 hits, winning despite being outhit 3-5.

Juan Kelly did all the damage for Lansing,  driving in all 3 Lugnut runs.

Kelly tripled in the 4th, capitalizing on walks to Thomas and Pentecost. Kelly struck again in the 6th, with Thomas on 2nd and Pentecost on 1st, Kelly singled to right field, scoring Thomas.


On the Mound

Patrick Murphy allowed one unearned run over 3 innings. Ryan Cook picked up his first win with 3 shutout innings. Dusty Isaacs earned his 6th save with another shut out inning.

Isaacs has not allowed a run all year, working 19 shut out innings.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 0-3 .284BA

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris DNP

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise 0-3, K .200BA

Lane Thomas 2-5, 2R, BB, K, SB(6) .200BA

Ryan Borucki 6IP, 7H, 6R, 2BB, 4K


3 Stars

  1. Kelly
  2. Almonte
  3. Cook 3IP, 2H, 4K

Next Game: Sean Reid-Foley (2-2, 3.20ERA)


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