Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 03/06/2016

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 2-2 on games played on June 3rd, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses



Buffalo Bisons (30-25, 3rd)

The Bisons win their 4th  in the row and 7 of their past 10 games with a 7-5 win over Syracuse.


At the Plate

The Herd scored 7 runs on 10 hits, scoring in 3 in the 6th and 7th and adding a single run in the 8th.

Jesus Montero paced the attack with 2 hits, a double and a triple, cashing in 4 runs, while scoring two himself.

Matt Dominguez continues to swing a hot bat, with a 5-game hit streak that’s seen him collect 9 hits, and drive in 7 RBI. Matt went 2-for-4 with 2-RBI.

Dalton Pompey was back in the lead-off spot after 3-game absence. He set the tone with a single, two SB, an RBI, and 2 walks. Andy Burns scored 2 runs and stole his 4th base of the year.

A.J. Jimenez is hitting .351 over his last 10 games, with two doubles (8,9).


On the Mound

Roberto Hernandez allowed 2 home runs, struck out 5 and walked 2 over 6.1 innings.

Chad Jenkins came on in the 7th with 2 on, stranding both runners, for the win. It was Jenkins 3rd win out of the pen.

Pat Venditte allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, only retiring 2 of the 5 batters he faced.

Dustin Antolin picked up his 6th save, coming on with 3 runs on. Antolin allowed one of the inherited runners to score, shutting the down with no-hits, a walk and strike out.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 1-3, 2R, RBI(10), 2BB, 2-SB(6) .269BA

Andy Burns 1-4, 2R, BB, K, SB(4) .249BA

Jesus Montero 2-4, 2R, 2B(14), 3B(1), 4-RBI(30), 2K .308BA


3 Stars

  1. Montero
  2. Jimenez
  3. Dominguez

Next Game: Chris Leroux (3-3, 2.82ERA)


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (25-28, 4th)

NH drop game 1 to Reading by a score of 5-4 on a Murphy Smith blown save.


At the Plate

The Fisher Cats scored 4 runs on 8 hits. They scored a run in the 1st and 4th, adding a 2-spot in the 8th handing the bullpen a 4-3 lead.

Rowdy Tellez is scorching hot, hitting .417 with 2HR and 9 RBI over his last 10 games. Tellez hit his 9th HR and second in the past 3 games. Dwight Smith Jr. drove in the clubs only other ‘registered’ run, as the other 2 game via Fightin Phils errors.


On the Mound

John Anderson struck out 7, walked 2 and allowed 3 runs over 6 innings for a ND.

Colt Hynes come on and gave New Hampshire 2 shut out innings in relief, before Murphy Smith surrendered the lead for his 2nd blown save and first loss, allowing 2 runs in the 9th.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 1-4, 2B(5th), BB, K .227BA

Rowdy Tellez 1-3, R, HR(9), RBI(32), BB .251BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 1-4, R, 2B(12), RBI(30), 2K .262BA


3 Stars

  1. Tellez
  2. Hynes
  3. Smith Jr.

Next Game: Casey Lawrence (2-5, 5.92ERA)

Player Movement: Taylor Cole heads to Dunedin for a rehab assignment


Dunedin Blue Jays  (25-30, 4th)

Dunedin won their 3rd straight in impressive fashion with 3-0 win over Palm Beach


At the Plate

Heading into the 8th with the game tied 0-0 the D-Jays plated 3 runs courtesy of Dickie Joe Thon‘s 2nd home run. Thon’s blast came with D.J. Davis (2-3) and Jorge Saez (1-4) on-base.

Lead-off man Derrick Loveless (2-4) hit his 3rd triple and stole his 8th base, as he continues to impress with the Blue Jays.


On the Mound

Rehabbing starter and 2014 FSL strike out champ Taylor Cole pitching 5 scoreless innings and surrendered 3 hits. Cole threw 61 pitches, walking one and striking 3. He finished with 6 ground ball outs and 2 fly ball outs.

Kyle Westwood, the games original starter, picked up the win with three 2-hit innings.

Alonzo Gonzalez walked one and retired one before handing the ball over to Carlos Ramirez for his 6th save.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Anthony Alford 0-4, 3K .214BA

Richard Urena 0-4, K .246BA

D.J. Davis 2-3, R, 2B(6), BB .211BA

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 0-4, 2K .246BA


3 Stars

  1. Thon
  2. Cole
  3. Loveless

Next Game: TBD

Player Movement: Aaron Attaway assigned to Extended Spring Training to make room for Taylor Cole


Lansing Lugnuts  (28-25, 4th)

Lansing drop game 1, as Bowling Green shut them out 5-0.


At the Plate

Gunnar Heidt hit his 15th double and Andrew Guillotte, Lane Thomas, and Carl Wise accounted for the Lugnuts other 3 hits.


On the Mound

Angel Perdomo held the Hot Rods in check for 6 innings, striking out 8 and holding them to just one hit.

Josh DeGraaf fell to 3-4, as he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in 2 innings of relief.

Dan Lietz was no better, taking over for DeGraaf with a runner. Lietz allowed 3 runs, plus one inherited run in 0-2IP.

Nate Abel faced 2 batters in the 9th, walking one and striking out one to end the game.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 1-4, K .259BA


Angel Perdomo 6.0IP, H, 2BB, 8K 1.28BA

Carl Wise 1-4 .209BA

Lane Thomas 1-4, 2K .190BA


3 Stars

  1. Perdomo
  2. Gunnar
  3. Wise

Next Game: Ryan Borucki (2-1, 2.63ERA)



*Feature Image Credit: Joel Dinda under CC BY-SA 2.0


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