Welcome to the Blue Jays Minor League Recap for Wednesday, May 21!
The Buffalo Bisons had an off day Wednesday. They’ll begin a 3 game set in Louisville on Thursday.
New Hampshire vs Reading
Scott Copeland got the start for the FisherCats. He was sailing through the first 4 innings.But, the wheels fell off in the 5th. After the FisherCats scored 2 to bring their total to 5, the Fightin Phils dropped a 5 spot in the home half of the 5th to take a 6-5 lead. When all was said and done for Copeland, he had given up 6 earned runs.
Offensively, the FisherCats were led by Mike McDade. He hit a 2-run HR in the 5th inning. Jon Berti also chipped in 2 hits. New Hampshire actually outhit Reading 10-7, but were not able to cash those hits in. They went 5/20 with runners in scoring position.
Kenny Wilson-CF- 1/4, R, BB, 2K
Jon Berti-2B- 1/4, 2RBI, BB
A.J. Jimenez-C- 0/5, K
Ryan Schimpf-DH- 1/3, R, 2BB, K
Andy Burns-3B- 1/3, R, RBI, BB
Mike McDade-1B- 2/5, R, 2RBI,
Kevin Nolan-SS- 1/4, R
Matt Newman-RF- 1/4, RBI, BB, K
Jonathan Jones-LF- 2/4, R
Lansing- 13 vs Bowling Green- 8
The Lugnuts set a season high for runs (13) and hits (16) in a game. They were also able to collect a season high in walks (10). The night could have been much better had the Lugnuts been able to cash in the 14 runners left on base. They went 9 for 23 with runners in scoring position. The Lugnuts led a balanced attack with 6 runners colectign at least 2 hits. Dickie Thon had 3. Derrick Loveless and Chaz Frank each walked 3 times.
Alonzo Gonzalez gave up a run in the first inning. Seemed innocent enough. It seemed even better when the offense got him 6 runs in the bottom of the first. How did he respond? He allowed 3 runs in the very next frame. His night was done in less than two innings. Yefry Del Rosario came in and allowed Gonzalez’ runs to score. He would collect 5 strikeouts in just over 2 innings. Phil Kish came on with the Lugnuts down by 1 and gave over 3 innings of shut out ball to collect the win. He was on the mound in the 5th when they scored 4 runs and took over the lead. Griffin Murphy finished the game.
Derrick Loveless-RF- 1/2, 3R, RBI, 3BB
Chaz Frank-CF- 2/3, 2R, RBI, 3BB
Mitch Nay-3B- 1/6, RBI, K
L.B. Dantzler-1B- 2/3, R, 2B, 3RBI, 2BB, K
Justin Atkinson-2B- 1/5, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Jorge Saez-C- 2/6, R, 2B, 2K
Jason Leblebijian-SS- 2/5, 2R, 2 2B, 3RBI, K
Seth Conner-DH- 2/4, 2RBI, BB, K
Dickie Thon-LF- 3/4, 2R, 2B, RBI, K
Alonzo Gonzalez- 1.2 IP, 4H, 4ER, 3BB, 3K
Yefry Del Rosario- 2.1 IP, H, 3R, 0ER, 5K
Phil Kish- 3.1 IP, H, 2K
Griffin Murphy- 1.2 IP, 2H, ER, BB, 2K
Dunedin Blue Jays-4 vs Fort Myers Miracle-2
The Dunedin Blue Jays improved to 32-13 on the season. They are by far the hottest team in the organization. The Baby Jays were led by the Canadian Boy, Dalton Pompey. He hit his 5th HR of the season in the 6th inning. He also had a double this evening. He’s the proud owner of a .329 average. The team combined for 7 hits.
Daniel Norris started the game for the Blue Jays. He would give up a run in the first, but settled down to hold the Miracle scoreless. His ERA sits at 0.80! Despite his outing, he left with a 1-1 tie. Chad Girodo took over and went over 2 innings to pick up the win. Nieves collected his 8th hold of the season and Arik Sikula came on in the ninth to pick up his 13th save. It was a solid outing for the pitching staff.
Dalton Pompey-CF- 2/4, R, H, 2B, HR, RBI
Dwight Smith Jr-LF- 1/4, R, 2K
Marcus Knecht-RF- 1/4, R, 2B, RBI
K.C. Hobson-1B- 0/4, K
Derrick Chung-C- 2/3, R, BB
Christian Lopes-DH- 1/3, 2B, RBI
Gustavo Pierre-3B- 0/3
Emilio Guerrero-SS- 0/3, 2K
Jorge Flores-2B- 0/3
Daniel Norris- 5 IP, 3H, R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K
Chad Girodo- 2.1 IP, 2H, ER, 6K
Efrain Nieves- 0.2 IP, K
Arik Sikula- (S-13) 1 IP, 2H, 2K
So two of Dunedin’s players that I am excited to watch progress through the system (Pompey and Norris) both had great nights! they might be a while away from taking their place at Rogers Centre, but if they can continue to produce, it might not be as long as all that.