Feb 25, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Deck McGuire (68) poses for a photo at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays Minor League Report: Deck McGuire delivers another strong outing

Buffalo Bisons (23-19)

Marcus Stroman made his first start at Triple-A since he was optioned by the Toronto Blue Jays and made it through five innings on a limited pitch count, striking out five. All three of his earned runs came off a home run by Jim Murphy in the top of the fourth. Brad Glenn continues to impress for the Bisons and had two hits to raise his batting average to .350 after six games. Jack Murphy and Munenori Kawasaki added doubles in the loss for the Herd.

Darin Mastroianni – 0/2, BB
Ryan Goins – 0/3, BB
Jared Goedert – 1/4, RBI
Dan Johnson – 0/3, BB
Brad Glenn – 2/3, 2B, BB
Matt Tuiasosopo – 1/3, BB, K
Brett Carroll – 0/3
Jack Murphy – 1/4, 2B, K
Munenori Kawasaki – 1/4, 2B, RBI, 2 K

Marcus Stroman – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K (L)
Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 3.0 IP, H, 2 K
Bobby Korecky – 1.0 IP, H, BB, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-29)

Deck McGuire was dominant and struck out nine over eight strong innings but it wasn’t enough as New Hampshire fell 4-3. McGuire has looked very good over his past two starts with 17 strikeouts and is pushing towards a promotion to Triple-A. Jon Berti led the offense with three hits including a double while Gabe Jacobo had his fourth home run of the season. Andy Burns also chipped in his two hits.

Kenny Wilson – 1/4
Jon Berti – 3/6, 2B
A.J. Jimenez – 1/6, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 1/5, 2B, BB, 3 K
Gabe Jacobo – 2/5, HR, 2 RBI, 2K
Andy Burns – 2/3, 2B
Kevin Nolan 0/5, K
Jonathan Jones – 0/4, BB
Andy Fermin – 1/5

Deck McGuire – 8.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 9 K
Tony Davis – 1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, K (BS)
Blake McFarland – 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K (L)

Dunedin Blue Jays (31-13)

Dalton Pompey and Derrick Chung both homered but those were the only Dunedin runs to cross the plate as the D-Jays were crushed 7-2. Jesse Hernandez wasn’t sharp giving up six hits and two walks over six innings, with seven runs crossing the plate (five earned). Justin Jackson had three strikeouts over two innings of relief while Marcus Knecht, Gustavo Pierre and Christian Lopes all tallied singles.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 0/3, BB
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, HR, RBI, 2 K
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/4
Derrick Chung – 2/4, HR, RBI, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/3, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3
Gustavo Pierre – 1/3
Christian Lopes – 1/3

Jesse Hernandez – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (L)
Justin Jackson – 2.0 IP, BB, 3 K
Arik Sikula – 1.0 IP, H, K

Lansing Lugnuts (22-22)

Justin Atkinson was a perfect four for four while Dawel Lugo added three hits of his own as Lansing was the only affiliate to come out victorious yesterday with a 7-4 win. Jason Leblebijian didn’t have a hit but collected two RBIs and stole a base while Mitch Nay continued to get on base with a walk and a single. Chase De Jong had a good start and pitched five innings allowing just two earned runs with three strikeouts.

D.J. Davis – 0/4, BB, K, CS
Derrick Loveless – 3/4, 3B
Mitch Nay – 1/3, RBI, BB
Santiago Nessy – 0/4, K
Justin Atkinson – 4/4, RBI
Dawel Lugo – 3/4
Jorge Saez – 1/4, RBI
Jason Leblebijian – 0/3, 2 RBI, BB, SB
Dickie Thon – 1/4, 2 RBI, 2 K

Chase De Jong – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 K
Roberto Espinosa – 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K (W)
Brady Dragmire – 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 K
Scott Silverstein – 1.0 IP, K (S)

All stats courtesy MiLB.com.

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  • Andrew van Laar

    Does anyone know how to pronounce Jason Leblebijian? lol