Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 23/05/16

 The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-1 on games played on May 23rd, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (22-22)

Off Day

Next Game: Roberto Hernandez (2-2 4.38ERA) 


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (20-22, 4th)

The Trenton Thunder were too much for the Fisher Cats, winning 7-6.


At the Plate

The Fisher Cats scored 2 in the first, 3 in the 4th and one in the 6th.

Roemon Fields batting second for the second time this year came up roses, as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored, 3-RBI, a walk and a strike out.

The new lead-off man, Jon Berti earned two walks, stole his 18th base and scored a run with a 1-for-3 day at the office.

Rowdy Tellez drove in his 23 RBI going hitless, while Wilkin Castillo drove in 2 runs in the loss.


On the Mound

Shane Dawson shat the bed, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits over 1.2IP. Shane walked 3 and struck out 2 and was done after just 53 pitches.

Daniel Schlereth allowed 3 hits and issued 3 walks in 2 innings, but managed to shut out the Thunder offense.

Chris Smith allowed one run on 2.1IP, allowing one hit and allowing 2BB, as he took his second loss of the year.

Murphy Smith no-hit the Thunder over the final 2 innings to lower his ERA to 0.38.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 2-4, R, 3-RBI, BB, K .245BA

Rowdy Tellez 0-4, R, RBI, BB .209BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 0-4, K .250….figures, I just wrote a nice piece on him, scheduled for 12 so read it, and he snaps his on-base streak. 

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. Fields
  2. Castillo
  3. Murphy Smith

Next Game: John Anderson (2-4, 5.14ERA)


Dunedin Blue Jays  (19-26, 5th)

The D-Jays win 6-2 over Bradenton. The win earned Dunedin a split of the 4-game series.

At the Plate

Heading into the 7th inning with the game tied 1-1, the Blue Jays scored 2 in each the 7th and 8th inning with a tack on run in the 9th.

The D-Jays got big day from Jason Leblebijian, who went 4-5 with a solo home run in the 9th inning, his 5th, and 2 runs batted in. Leblebijian added a stolen base for good measure.

Derrick Loveless had two hits, Micheal De La Cruz hit a double and knocked in a pair, while Anthony Alford and Dickie Joe Thon added an RBI each.


On the Mound

All I can say is, “It’s about time Kyle”. Kyle Westwood finally pitched a good game, throwing 5.2 innings, allowing a solo bomb, while striking out 3. Kyle managed to work in and out of trouble all day, allowing 9 of the 25 batters he faced to get on base.

Alonzo Gonzalez picked up is 2nd win with 1.1 innings of shut out relief.

Tim Mayza allowed one unearned run, thanks to Richard Urena‘s 13th error, 2BB and 2K over 2 innings. He owns a 0.68ERA.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios DNP

Anthony Alford 1-2, R, RBI(6), BB, K .200BA

Richard Urena 0-4, BB .257BA

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis DNP

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-5, 2K .257BA


3 Stars

  1. Leblebijian
  2. De La Cruz
  3. Mayza

Next Game: TBD


Lansing Lugnuts  (22-20, 5th)

The Lugnuts have 2 wins in a row for the first time since winning on May 5th and 6th. Lansing got another strong pitching performance from Top Prospect Jonathan Harris for a 3-0 win over the Great Lake Loons.

With the win the Lugnuts to the 5-game series 3 games to 2.

At the Plate

Lansing scored 3 runs on 7 hits, scoring one in the each the 1st, 6th and 8th innings.

The number 1 and 2 hitters, Andrew Guillotte (2-4) and Lane Thomas (2-4), each had multi-hit games and Thomas chipped in with his 9th stolen base.

Max Pentecost went 1-for-3 with an RBI, the only RBI registered, while Gunnar Heidt and Connor Panas each chipped in with singles.


On the Mound

Jonathan Harris improved to 3 and 0, striking out 11 and walking one. Harris shutout the Loons over 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits. Our girl Catherine Stem will have more on Mr.Harris later today, unless the schedule is juggled by the breaded man, Shaun Doyle….stay tuned. I also gave him some love, naming him Lansing’s Pitcher of the week in this The MiLB Week in Review: Week 7. (full article)

Ryan Cook allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 in his 1 inning of relief.

Dusty Isaacs converted his 8th save, no hitting the Loons in the 9th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 2-4, R .291BA

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris 7IP, 3H, BB, 11K 0.83ERA. 58 of his 84 pitches were strikes and he induced 5 ground balls versus 3 fly ball outs. 

Angel Perdomo DNP

Carl Wise DNP

Lane Thomas 2-4, R, 2B(8th), SB(9th), 2K .202BA

Ryan Borucki DNP


3 Stars

  1. Harris
  2. Thomas
  3. Guillotte

Next Game: Angel Perdomo (2-1, 1.72ERA) 


*Feature Image Credit: Dave Nelson under CC BY-SA 2.0





Ryan Mueller

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