Here’s your Blue Jays Minor League Recap for Wednesday, Aug 6th. 3 teams had an off day on Wednesday. One team pitched a brilliant shut out and one prospect got a promotion.
Buffalo Bisons (61-55)
There was some exciting news out of Buffalo even though they had an off day on Wednesday.It appears Daniel Norris is pulling a George Jefferson and “moving on up”.
On the move again. One step closer. I’ve been promoted to AAA Buffalo. A big gracias to God & all my supporters. #justkeeplivin
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) August 7, 2014
I for one am excited to see how Norris does in AAA. After going 6-0 in Dunedin, he moved up to New Hampshire and went 3-1 in 8 starts. It wasn’t as easy for him in AA. His WHIP jumped from 1.025 to 1.374. Although his K/9 totals also jumped to a very enticing 12.4 per 9 innings.
New Hampshire FisherCats (57-60)
The FisherCats beat the Erie Sea Wolves by a score of 3-1. Andy Burns paced the offense with two double including the games first RBI.Burns has now hit safely in 8 straight games. FisherCats starter Scott Copeland was very effective in controlling the outcomes of this game. He went 8 strong innings working around 7 hits and 3 walks. According to MiLB.com, 19 of his 24 out came via the groundball. The bad news from this game came in the 3rd inning. After Dalton Pompey already extended his hit streak to 10 games, his next at bat saw him trying to beat out a groundball and re-injure his leg. Hopefully, this is not an extended trip to the DL for him.
Dalton Pompey-CF 1/2
Jorge Flores-2B 0/1, BB, K
Jon Berti-2B-LF 1/4, R
Matt Newman-LF-RF 0/4, 4K
Andy Burns-SS 2/4, 2R, RBI, K
Cory Aldridge-DH 2/4, RBI
Mike McDade-1B 0/4, RBI, K
Derrick Chung-C 0/3
Andy Fermin-3B 0/3
Michael Crouse-RF-CF 0/3, K
Scott Copeland- (W) 8IP, 7H, ER, 3BB, 2K
Gregory Infante- (S) 1IP, 0ER
Dunedin Blue Jays (67-48)
The Blue Jays lost to the Lakeland Flying Tigers 4-3 as they couldn’t come back from an early lead. Roberto Osuna only lasted 2.2 innings before he was removed. According to Al Hernandez at MiLB.com, Osuna was on a pitch count. So, he would have been removed after only so far anyway. It’s too bad that he only was able to face 14 batters, though. Osuna gave up a 3-run bomb to Jeff McVaney in the the first and an RBI single in the second to stake his team to a 4-0 hole. The 19 year old from Mexico is on everyone’s radar, but the Blue Jays will take their time with him as he’s coming back from Tommy John surgery. The offense was led by Christian Lopes, who hit just his 3rd homerun of the year, a solo shot. Dwight Smith Jr returned to action and went 1/3 with a double, a run and a walk. Nick Baligod also added a triple in the 7th. But, the comeback fell short.
Christian Lopes-2B 3/5, 2R, RBI
Nick Baligod-LF 1/5, RBI
Dwight Smith Jr-CF 1/3, R, BB, K
Marcus Knecht-RF 1/4, RBI, 3K
Pierce Rankin-1B 1/4
Kevin Patterson-DH 1/3, BB, K
Gustavo Pierre-3B 0/3, BB
Shane Opitz-SS 2/4
Jorge Saez-C 0/4, K
Lansing Lugnuts (52-62)
The Lugnuts shut out the Fort Wayne Tin Caps 4-0 to snap a 3 game losing streak. Starlyn Suriel started the game for the Lugnuts and faced just one batter over the minimum in 6 innings. He allowed just the one hit. The rest of the Lugnuts staff chipped in to hold on to the shutout. The offense was led by Derrick Loveless‘ 3 RBI night.
Ian Parmley-CF 1/5, R
Derrick Loveless-RF 2/5, R, 3RBI, K
Mitch Nay-3B 2/5
Matt Dean-1B 1/4, R, 2K
Dawel Lugo-SS 0/5, K
Jason Leblebijian-2B 1/3, R, BB
David Harris-LF 3/4, R
Justin Atkinson-DH 0/2, R, RBI, BB, 2K
Daniel Klein-C 2/3, R, RBI, BB, K
Vancouver Canadians (30-21)
The C’s were off Wednesday.
Bluefield Blue Jays (22-24)
Bluefield also had an off day Wednesday.