Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 26/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on May 26th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (25-22, 5th)

Buffalo came out on the right end of a slug-fest, winning 13-10. In the process the Bisons pick up their 4th win in a row and swept the Clippers


At the Plate

The Bisons got contributions from every member of the starting 9. Each batter collected at least one hit, with 6 collected at least 2 hits.

The Herd pounded out 17 hits, scoring 4 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings.

Casey Kotchman was the only Bison to enjoy a 3-hit day, as he went 3-3 with 2 run scored, 2 doubles, 2 runs batted in and a walk to bump his average up to .268.

Junior Lake and Jesus Montero went deep in the 2, a 2 run shot, and in the 4th, lead off HR. For Lake, it was his second game with a home run.

Lake drove in 3 runs, while Dalton Pompey (2-6) and Jimenez (2-5) joined Kotchman in driving 2 runs each. Andy Burns (2-6), Montero (2-6) and Alexi Casilla (2-5) rounded out the scoring with one RBI each.


On the Mound

Drew Hutchison gave up 2 home runs, allowing 4 runs over 5.2 innings. Hutch didn’t have his best command and issued 5 walks. Despite his ugly line, Drew was able to pick up his first win with Buffalo.

Chad Jenkins was beat up pretty bad on the mound with 5 earned runs on 6 hits over in one inning of relief.

Pat McCoy retired the only batter he faced and Ben Rowen earned a 2 inning save, for his first save of the year.

Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 2-6, 2-RBI(9), SB(4), E(3) .271BA

Andy Burns 2-6, 2B(11), RBI(14), 3K .259BA

Jesus Montero 2-6, 3R, HR(5th), RBI(24) .300BA

Drew Hutchison (W1-2, 3.18ERA) 5.2IP, 3H, 4R, 5BB, 4K, 2HR on 109 pitches.


3 Stars

  1. Kotchman
  2. Montero
  3. Lake

Next Game: Scott Diamond (3-4, 2.96ERA) goes up against Daniel Norris.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (20-25)

New Hampshire got good pitching; unfortunately, they couldn’t back it up with good hitting as they fell 1-2 to Trenton. It’s their 4th consectuatuive loss resulting in a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Thunder.


At the Plate

NH got one run on 6 hits, striking out 10 times and walking twice. They were 1-for-6 with RISP and Matt Dean drove in the clubs only run in the 4th inning to score Jon Berti.

Dwight Smith Jr. and Dean each picked up 2-hits as Smith Jr. has brought his batting from .135 on May 1 all the way up to .277.

The Fisher Cats were active on the bases getting contributions from Berti (19), Ian Parmley (10), and Jorge Flores (3). Roemon Fields was caught stealing in the 2nd for his 4th CS.


On the Mound

Luis Santos gave the Fisher Cats 6 shut out innings. He finished with no walks and 8 strike outs, scattering 6 hits. Matt Dermody and Murphy Smith held the lead for 2 innings, allowing just one hit along the way.

Wil Browning came on in the 9th to close the door, but ended up allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. The innings started out great for Browning, striking out the first two batters he faced. Then the wheels fell off, as he gave up 3 ground ball singles and fly ball single to right field.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 0-3, K, CS .236BA

Rowdy Tellez DNP

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-4, 2B(11), K .277BA

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. Santos
  2. Matt Dean
  3. Smith Jr.

Next Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski (3-1, 3.68ERA)


Dunedin Blue Jays  (21-27, 5th)

The Blue Jays picked up their 6th win in their past 10, beating Lakeland 8-3 to win the 3-game series.


At the Plate

The D-Jays got out of the gate early, scoring 3 in the 1st and 2nd innings. They would add a run in the 6th and 7th, scoring 8 runs on 12 hits.

The top of the order did most of the damage on Thursday with leadoff man Derrick Loveless collecting 3 hits and 3 runs. Richard Urena, Jason Leblebijian, and Jonathan Davis each collected 2 hits as the club’s 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hitters.

Jonathan Davis drove in 3 runs, Anthony Alford and L.B. Dantzler each had 2-RBI and Leblebijian chipped in with one.

Dunedin ran into 2 out with two caught stealing and Jonathan padded his stats with his 15th stolen base.


On the Mound

Chris Rowley was cruising, shutting out the Flying Tigers through 5 innings. Rowley ran into trouble in the 6th, allowing 4 singles, a wild pitch and 2 runs, but was able to finish the inning. Rowley went 7.1 innings, striking out 6 and walking 2 and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits to improve to 3-0 with a 3.02ERA.

Alonzo Gonzalez allowed one run on 2 hits over 1.2 innings of relief.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios DNP

Anthony Alford 1-4, 2-RBI(9), K .218BA

Richard Urena 2-4, 2R, .263BA

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis 1-3, R, 3B(3), BB, 2K, PO .203BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom DNP


3 Stars

  1. Rowley
  2. Jonathan Davis
  3. Loveless

Next Game: TBD


Lansing Lugnuts  (24-21, 4th)

Fort Wayne avoided being swept by Lansing with a 3-5 win to snap the Lugnuts 3 game win streak.


At the Plate

Lansing jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 2 in the first and one in the 4th.

Gunnar Heidt hit his 3rd home run to lead off the bottom of the 1st to get the Lugnuts rolling and Justin Atkinson drove in Lane Thomas with a ground out 3 batter later.

Josh Almonte drove in the club’s 3rd run, grounding into a force out to score Carl Wise from 3rd.

Max Pentecost and JC Cardenas each collected 2 hits. It was good to see Cardenas with hits in the last 2 games, as he’s hit just .100 in May.


On the Mound

Sean Reid-Foley gave Lansing another solid start striking out 7 over a career high 7 innings, yielding one run on 6 hits.

The normally reliable bullpen tandem of Starlyn Suriel and Dusty Isaacs could hold the lead, giving up a run in the 8th and 3 in the 9th to blow the lead/save.

The 3-runs Isaacs allowed in the 9th were the first runs he’s allowed, snapping a streak of 21 scoreless innings to start the year.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte PH 0-1 .287BA

Sean Reid-Foley 7IP, 6H, R, BB, 7K, 91-64 P-S, 8-3 GO-AO

Carl Wise 1-4, R, K .200BA

Lane Thomas 0-4, R .194BA

Max Pentecost 2-4 at DH .327BA


3 Stars

  1. SRF
  2. Heidt
  3. Pentecost

Next Game: Taylor Saucedo (1-5, 5.26ERA)


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Ryan Mueller

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