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Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez doesn’t impress

Buffalo Bisons (35-36)

The Bisons have been playing better of late and have won 4 in a row with a 5-3 victory. Aaron Sanchez was shaky to start but settled down to give the Bisons 5IP. Sanchez struggled with his control issuing 4 walks, only throwing 43 of his 83 pitches for strikes. He did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground…..8 ground outs to 1 flyball, which just happened to be a home run. The bullpen helped their starter out by throwing 3 scoreless innings, which allowed the offence time to figure things out.

The Bisons offence was silent until plating 3 runs in the 7th and another 2 runs in the 8th to take the lead. Jonathan Diaz had a big day with a 4-RBI day, 2-BB, and a HR. Diaz drew a bases loaded walk for the win. Hector Gimenez also had a pretty good day going 2/2 with 2-BB.

Darin Mastroianni- 1/4, 2B(15), RBI(18), BB

Adron Chambers- 1/4

Kevin Pillar- 0/4, K

Dan Johnson- 0/3, BB

Brad Glenn- 1/4

Andy LaRoche- 1/3, 2R, BB, K

Ryan Goins- 1/4, R, 2K

Hector Gimenez- 2/2, R, 2BB

Jonathan Diaz- 1/2, R, HR(1), 4-RBI(8), 2BB


Aaron Sanchez- 5.0IP, 4H, 3R, 4BB, 4K, HR

Luis Ayala- 2.0IP, H, 3K

John Stilson (W,2-0)- 1.0IP, BB, K

Ryan Tepera (S,1)- 1.0IP, 2K


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (30-42)

The Fisher Cats loss a messy defensive game 8-5. The Fisher Cats got out to an early lead scoring 5 runs in the first 3 innings, but their pitchers and defence let the offence down.  The Fisher Cats committed 3 errors that accounted for 3 unearned runs.

Andy Burns had another good day at the plate with a 3/4 game. Mike McDade and Mike Crouse both drove in 2-runs.

Kenny Wilson- 1/4, R, SB(16)

Jon Berti- 1/4, 2R, BB

Andy Burns- 3/4, R, 2B, K, E(12)

Mike McDade- 0/3, R, 2-RBI(17), K

Mike Crouse- 1/4, 2B(8), 2-RBI(18)

Jonathan Jones- 0/4

Kevin Nolan- 1/4, RBI(17), 2-E(15,16)

Jorge Flores- 1/4, K


Scott Copeland- 5.1IP, 7H, 4R, 3BB, 3K

Scott Gracey (B,2)(L,2-3)- 2.0IP, 2H, 4R, HR

Randy Boone- 0.2IP, H, BB, K


Dunedin Blue Jays (47-24)

The D-Jays tried to stage a comeback in the top of the 9th but came up short, dropping the game 6-5.

Jesse Hernandez drops to 3-5, giving up 2 home runs and 5 runs over 4.0IP. The D-Jays top of the linue up sputtered…wondering why Dwight Smith Jr continues to bat lead off for this team. Gustavo Pierre and Christian Lopes supplied  most of the offence with 2-hit days.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4

Dalton Pompey- 0/4, 2K

L.B. Dantzler- 1/3, R, BB

Marcus Knecht- 0/3, BB, 2K

Nick Baligod- 1/4

Emilio Guerrero- 1/3, R, BB

Jorge Saez- 1/3, R, RBI(1)

Gustavo Pierre- 2/4, R, RBI(22), K

Christian Lopes- 2/4, R, HR(1), 3-RBI(16)


Jesse Hernandez (L,2-3)- 4.0IP, 5H, 5R, 3BB, 4K, 2HR

Chad Girodo- 3.0IP, 2H, R, 3BB, 3K

Justin Jackson- 1.0IP, K


Lansing Lugnuts (33-38)

Frank Voila improves to 2-0 with a 8-3 victory over Bowling Green Hot Rods. D.J. Davis continues to looked over matched with a strike out hat trick. Six Lugnuts had multi-hit games. Derrick Loveless hit his 2nd home run and collected 3-RBI and has 5 hits in the past 3 games. Dawel Lugo had his second 3-hit game in a row with two doubles and 2-RBI.

D.J. Davis- 0/5, 3K

Dickie Joe Thon- 2/5, K

Matt Dean- 2/5, 2R, K

Mitch Nay- 0/4, R, BB, 2K

Dawel Lugo- 3/4, 2R, 2-2B(9,10), 2-RBI(23), E(11)

Derrick Loveless- 2/2, 2R, HR(2), 3-RBI(27), 2BB

Justin Atkinson- 2/3, RBI(15)

Daniel Klein- 2/3, R, 2B

David Harris- 1/4, RBI, K


Frank Viola (W,2-0)- 5.0IP, 5H, 2R, BB, 3K

Shane Dawson- 1.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Roberto Espinosa- 2.0IP, 3K

Alonzo Gonzalez- 1.0IP


Vancouver Canadians (4-4)

The C’s split the double head to remain at .500.

Game 1

The C’s got roughed up for 7 runs, as they drop this one 7-3. Franklin Barreto has looked like a man among boys in the early going. Today was no different, going 2/4, with a double an RBI and is now hitting .483.

Roemon Fields- 1/5, R, 2B(2), K

Ryan Matzler-1/5, R, 2K

Franklin Barreto- 2/4, R, 2B(3), RBI(6)

Ryan McBroom- 0/4

Boomer Collins- 1/2, 2-RBI(4), BB

Chris Carlson- 1/4, K

Jonathan Davis- 2/4, 2B(2)

Christian Vazquez- 0/3, BB

Kevin Garcia- 1/4


Jairo Labourt- 1.0IP, 2R, BB, 2K

Andrew Case- 4.0IP, 5H, R, K

Justin Shafer (L, 0-1)- 1.2IP, 5H, 4R, BB, 2K

Francisco Gracesqui- 2.1IP

Game 2

The C’s win 3-0 . The C’s got a strong pitching performance from Miguel Castro and got some help from the Spokane Indians defence.

Roemon Fields- 1/3, R, K, SB(8)

Jonathan Davis- 1/3, R

Franklin Barreto- 1/3, 2B(4), K, E(5)

Ryan McBroom- 1/3, RBI(1)

Boomer Collins- 1/3, 2B(3)

Tim Locastro- 0/3, R, SB(3)

Sean Hurley-0/2, K

Michael De La Cruz- 0/2, K, SB

Ryan Metzler- 0/2, E(1)


Miguel Castro (W, 1-0)- 6.0IP, 4H, BB, 3K, 7GO/3AO

Brett Barber (S,1)- 1.0IP, H


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  • Shaun Doyle

    Honestly, I hope they package Sanchez for a SP for a playoff run. Teams are high on him. If they take his recent performance into account, his stock may dip. Although, his ceiling is high. So, we can get something of value with him as part of a deal.