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Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Delabar struggles in Bisons defeat

Buffalo Bisons (45-42)

The Bison loss 7-6. Steve Delabar came into the 9th with a 6-4 lead and gave up the lead by serving up a home run and 3 runs for the loss and the blown save.

Ryan Schimpf and Kevin Pillar provide the Bisons offensive attack with 2 hits a piece as the Bisons jumped out in front early with 2 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings. The Bisons collected five 2-out RBI in the game.

Ryan Goins-0/5, K

Cory Aldridge- 2/4, 2R, HR, 2-RBI, BB

Kevin Pillar- 2/5, 2B(23), K

Dan Johnson- 1/2, R, RBI(52), 2BB, K

Erik Kratz- 2/5, RBI(13), K

A.J. Jimenez- 0/3, 2BB, K

Jared Goedert- 0/5, 2K

Ryan Schimpf- 2/4, 2R, 2B(2), HR(3), RBI(6), K

Kenny Wilson- 1/4, 2B(3), 2K


Liam Hendriks-  6.0IP, 6H, 2R, BB, 8K

Ryan Tepera- 1.0IP, H, R

Rob Rasmussen- 0.2IP, H, R, K

Steve Delabar (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)- 1.0IP, 3H, 3R, 2K, HR


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (39-45)

Postponed due to Arthur


Dunedin Blue Jays (52-32)

The D-Jays win 5-1. The D-Jays used a 3-run 6th inning to break a 1-1 pitchers dual. Frank Viola got his first High-A Ball win going 6 strong and only allowing one run on 5 hits. Viola got 11 ground ball outs.

Dwight Smith Jr. must be loving life in the cleanup spot because he has been raking since being moved there. He collected 2 doubles on 4 hits.

Nick Baligod - 1/5,R,RBI(18)

Andy Fermin- 0/5, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 2/4, 2-2B(16,17), RBI(34)

Marcus Knecht- 0/4, BB, K

L.B. Dantzler- 0/4

Emilio Guerrero- 1/4, R, 3K, SB(2)

Kevin Patterson- 1/3, R, BB

Jorge Saez- 0/1, R, 3BB

Christian Lopes- 1/1, R, 2BB


Frank Viola (W, 1-0)- 6.0IP, 1H, R, 4BB

Chad Girodo (S,2)- 3.0IP, H, BB, 3K


Lansing Lugnuts (41-43)

The Lugnuts won 2-1. The Great Lakes Loons scored in the top 14th to take a 1-0 lead, but the Lugnuts countered with 2 in the bottom of the 14 for the victory.

Anthony Alford is tearing up Single-A ball with a 4-hit game, he collected his first double and stole his 4th base in 3-games.

Anthony Alford- 4/6, 2B(1), K, SB(4)

D.J. Davis- 0/6, 3K

Matt Dean- 1/5, R, BB, K

Mitch Nay- 2/6, R, K, SB(3)

Derrick Loveless- 0/4, BB, 2K

Dickie Joe Thon- 0/5, BB, 2K

Jason Leblebijian- 1/6, RBI(34), K

Michael Reeves- 0/6, RBI(5)

Chaz Frank- 1/4, BB


Shane Dawson- 5.0IP, 3H, 3BB, 3K

Scott Silverstein- 2.2IP, H, BB, 2K

Phil Kish- 4.1IP, 3K

Adaric Kelly (W, 1-3)- 2.0IP, 3H, R, 2K


Vancouver C’s (13-9)

The C’s lose 10-3. The C’s allowed a 4-run 3rd, and a 3-run 5th and 6th inning. Going 1 for 8 with RISP doesn’t help a team erase 7-run deficit. Chris Carlson seems to be heating up, extending his hit streak to 5 games. Roemon Fields, Ryan McBroom, and Alexis Maldonado continue to hit well over their past 10 games.

Roemon Fields- 1/4, RBI, K

Tim Locastro- 1/4, SB(10)

Franklin Barreto- 0/3, R, BB, K

Ryan McBroom- 2/4, 2B(6), RBI(10), K

Chris Carlson- 1/4, K

Michael De La Cruz- 0/3, K

Boomer Collins- 0/4, 2K

Alexis Maldonado- 2/3, 2R, 2B(2), K

Christian Vazquez- 0/3


Justin Shafer (L, 0-2)- 3.0IP,45H, 4R, 2BB, 3K, HR

Mark Biggs- 2.0IP, 4H, 3R, 2BB, 3K

Alberto Tirado- 2.0IP, 3H, 3R, BB, K, HR

Joe Lovecchio- 1.0IP, 3K


DSL Blue Jays (13-17)

DSL Blue Jays won 7-2. Both teams played sloppy D, committing 3 errors each. Luis Sanchez started the season as a RP but after perfect 3IP in May and  a very good June, he has secured himself a starting role moving forward.

Rodrigo Orozco- 20/3, R, RBI(11), 2BB, K, SB(11)

Jesus Severino- 1/5, R, 2-RBI(14), K, 2E(22)

Ronniel Demorizi- 2/4, 2R, 2B(4), BB

Javier Hernandez- 3/4, R, 2B(9), 3-RBI(10), CS

Enmanuel Moreta- 1/4, 2K

Francisco Rodriguez- 0/4, R, K, SB(3), E(2)

Luis Dominguez- 0/5, K

Junior Vasquez- 1/3, BB, K

Leudy Garcia- 1/3, R, BB


Luis Sanchez (W, 2-0)- 5.0IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 3K

Jairo Rosario- 2.0IP, H, R, 2BB, 3K

Manuel Cordova- 2.0IP, H, R, 2BB, 3K


GCL Blue Jays (3-9)

The GCL BLue Jays lose big 13-4. The Blue Jays allowed 4 in the 1st and were able to claw they way back to 5-4 in the 5th but 2 in the 6th, one in the 8th and 5 in 9th crushed them.

Lane Thomas- 0/3, R, 2BB, K, CS

Yeltsin Gudino- 2/5, R, RBI, 2K

Juan Kelly- 1/4, K

Edwin Fuentes- 3/4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI, 3-E

Angel Gomez- 0/3, BB

Matt Morgan- 0/4, 2K, E

Freddy Rodriguez- 1/4, E

Deiferson Barreto- 2/4, R, 2K

Dave Pepe- 0/4


Patrick Murphy (L, 0-1)- 0.1IP, 5H, 4R, BB, K

Daniel Rodriguez- 4.2IP, 4H, R, 5K

Joe Claver- 1.0IP, 2H, 2R

Francisco Diaz- 2.2IP, 5H, 5R, 2BB, K

Jonathan Torres- 0.1IP, R, 2BB, K


Bluefield (6-9)

Bluefield were shutout 5-0. They could only muster 2 hits and struck out 14 times and weren’t able to work a single walk.


Richard Urena- 1/4, K

Angel Rojas- 0/4, 3K

Josh Almonte- 0/4, 3K

Rowdy Tellez- 0/3, K

Dan Jansen- 1/3

Gabriel Cenas- 0/2, K, SB

James Lynch- 0/3, 2K

Trent Miller- 0/3, K

Austin Davis- 1/2, R, K


Matthew Smoral (L, 0-1)- 4.0IP, 7H, 5R, 2BB, 5K

Chase Wellbrock- 2.0IP, 4K

Carlos Ramirez- 1.0IP, H, K

Jordan Romano- 1.0IP, H, K

All stats and scores are provided by Milb.com

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  • raffa

    Seems like Alford is having more success at baseball than football.. despite less priority.
    So if he wanted to get rich …
    I wonder if anyone has ever interviewed him on this topic. I don’t know his phone number.

    • RyanMueller

      raffa I haven’t really paid much attention to his football career so I can’t comment on that, but he is finding success this season. He is doing what DJ Davis should be doing.
      I also don’t have his number in my rolodex.

  • http://www.jaysjournal.com/ Keegan Matheson

    Great to see Alford performing. The better he does, the less likely he is to focus more on baseball (I hope). Sad to see Tellez and Davis continue to struggle a little, but since they’re barely old enough to buy a beer, I’ll save my worry for another year or two.

    Love seeing another good outing from Viola and Aldridge. Yes, they’re the team Grandpas, but producing nonetheless. Good stories, both of them. Thanks for these MiLB recaps, Mueller, one of my daily stops!

    • RyanMueller

      Np Keegan. I haven’t heard that many positive things about Viola’s knuckle. Apparently when Dickey and Wakefield were asked about it they basically said it is just a knuckleball.