With the Blue Jays being wintered out in Minnesota, let’s take a look at how their farm system performed yesterday.
Buffalo Bisons (7-3)
The Bisons beat Scranton/ Wilkes Barre RailRiders 8-2 behind a dominant effort by Marcus Stroman. He went 5 1/3 innings and struck out 9(!) batters. He gave up 5 hits (all singles) and did not walk a batter! Stroman threw 94 pitches- 67 of which were strikes! This is the kind of start he needs to string together to force the big league club into a decision about his progression. Bobby Korecky chipped in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Mickey Storey allowed both of the RailRiders runs in one inning of work. Chad Jenkins finished off the game with one inning of scoreless ball. Offensively, the Bisons were led by Juan Francisco‘s 3 RBI (He’s batting .405) and Dan Johnson‘s 3 hits. Steve Tolleson also had 2 hits including a triple.
W: Marcus Stroman (1-1) L: Chris Leroux (0-1)
Chris Getz-2B- 1/4, 2R, BB, SO
Steve Tolleson-SS- 2/4, 2R, 2H, 3B, RBI, 2K
Juan Francisco-3B-2/5, R, 2B, 3RBI
Dan Johnson-DH-3/5, 2 2B, K
Matt Tuiasosopo-LF-1/5, R, RBI, 2K
Kevin Pillar-CF-1/3, 1/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Jared Goedert-1B-1/2, R, H, BB
Erik Kratz-C-1/4, R, H, 2B, K
Brett Carroll-RF-1/3, H, RBI
New Hampshire FischerCats (4-7)
The FisherCats had their game against the New Britain Rock Cats postponed for the second day in a row. According to The FisherCats website, Tuesday’s game has been moved to June 27. The team also announced that Kevin Nolan would be headed to AAA.
Dunedin Blue Jays (11-2)
The Baby Jays defeated the Daytona Cubs 5-1 to bring their record to 11-2! Ben White started the game with 4.2 innings, giving up 6H, 1ER, 3BB and 4K. Ajay Meyer came in to give 2 1/3 innings of work. He did not allow a run and only gave up one walk with 2 strikeouts. Chad Girodo and Justin Jackson each chipped in an inning and a strike out without surrendering a run. Offensively, The Blue Jays scored 5 runs off 7 hits. Of the teams listed here in this post, this might be the lineup I am watching closest. Aside from having Jose Reyes on a rehab assignment, this lineup featured Dwight Smith Jr, Dalton Pompey and K.C. Hobson. Each is hitting over .300. Pompey had two hits, including a triple, and drove in 2 runs. Hobson also had an RBI. Emilio Guerrero hit a home run and drove in the other 2 runs.
W: Ajay Meyer (1-0) L: Tayler Scott (1-2)
Jose Reyes-SS-0/3, 2R, BB
Dwight Smith Jr-LF-1/4, K
Dalton Pompey-CF-2/4, 3B, 2RBI
K.C. Hobson-1B-0/4, RBI
Matt Newman-DH-0/3, R, BB
Emilio Guerrero-3B-1/4, R, HR, 2RBI, 2K
Michael Reeves-C- 0/4, K
Jorge Flores-2B-2/3, R, 2B
Lansing Lugnuts (3-8)
The Lugnuts lost a back and forth battle against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers by a score of 10-7. Jairo Labourt pitched a not so pretty 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 6 runs (5 earned) and walking 5(!). Brady Dragmire came in and settled things down for an inning striking out 2. Alberto Tirado continued to keep Wisconsin scoreless for 3 more innings only giving up 2 hits, walking 3 and striking out 6. It looked like the salvage job of the Dunedin bullpen was going to last, but Scott Silverstein blew the save and was only able to go 1/3 of an inning giving up 3 hits, and 4 earned runs. The offense allowed the team to claw back into the game. D.J. Davis had 3 hits and Derrick Loveless drove in 3. Matt Dean chipped in a home run.
W: Tyler Alexander )1-1) L: Scott Silverstein (0-1)
D.J. Davis-CF-3/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
Dickie Joe Thon-LF-0/3, BB, 3K
Matt Dean-1B-1/4, R, HR, 2RBI,
Mitch Nay-3B-1/3, RBI, BB, K
Dawel Lugo-SS-1/4, 2B, 2K
Jason Leblebijian-2B-1/4, 2R
Carlos Ramirez-RF-1/4, R, 2K
Derrick Loveless-DH-2/4, R, 2B, 3RBI, K