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Toronto Minor League Recap: Edwin Encarnacion starts for Dunedin

The Bisons were rained out, Matt Newman power the Fisher Cats past Akron, Dwight Smith Jr. supplies the D-Jays offence in a 2-1 loss, and Edwin Encarnacion goes 1 for 3 in a rehab start.

Buffalo Bisons (63-56)

Postponed due to rain


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (58-62)

NH beats Akron, 5-2. Recently signed Michael Lee, a minor league veteran, provided the Fisher Cats with a solid start.

Mike McDade hit his 7th Double-A home run of the year and Yusuf Carter and Matt Newman chipped in with RBI’s of their own. Matt Newman had a 3-hit game which saw him hit his 4th triple and drive in his 31st RBI.


Jon Berti- 2/5, K

Derrick Chung- 1/5

Melky Mesa-1/5, K

Andy Burns- 0/4, K

Mike McDade- 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K

Michael Crouse- 1/3, 2R, 2B, BB, 2K

Yusuf Carter-2/4, 2R, RBI, K, SB

Matt Newman- 3/4, 3B, RBI

Jorge Flores- 0/4, K


Michael Lee- 6.0IP, 5H, 2BB, 5K

Richard Bleier- 1.2IP, 2H, 2R, K

Dustin Antolin- 0.1IP

Gregory Infante (SV)- 1.0IP, H, K


Dunedin Blue Jays (69-49)

The D-Jays loss 2-1. They couldn’t string together enough hits and they played a sloppy defensive game with 2 errors….one of which resulted in an unearned run. Gustavo Pierre committed his 23 error.

Edwin Encarnacion went 1/3 in his rehab start…he DH’ed. Dwight Smith Jr. collects 2 hits, one being his 9th home run.


Edwin Encarnacion- 1/3

*L.B. Dantzler- 0/1

Christian Lopes- 0/3, BB

Nick Baligod- 1/4, 2B, K

Dwight Smith Jr.-2/3, R, HR, RBI, BB

Marcus Knecht- 1/4

Pierce Rankin-1/4, 2K, SB, E

Gustavo Pierre- 2/4, 2K, E

Shane Optiz- 1/4

Jorge Saez- 0/4, 2K


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

Jonathon Wandling- 2.0IP, 4H, R, BB, 2K

Justin Jackson- 2.0IP, H, BB, K

Hunter Carnevale- 1.2IP, H, BB, 2K

Wil Browning- 0.1IP, K


Lansing Lugnuts (53-64)

The Lugnuts had their offence held to 2 runs on 5 hits in a 3-2 loss. Mitch Nay had his 10-game hit streak snapped as he took a 0 for 4, but Matt Dean extended his streak to 5 with two hits.

Brad Allen continues to just bad enough not to win. The bullpen was flawless as Matt Dermody and Scott Silverstein combined to pitch 4.0 innings of no-hit ball.


David Harris- 1/4, RBI, K

Derrick Loveless- 0/3, BB, K

Mitch Nay- 0/4, 2K

Matt Dean- 2/4, R, 2B, K

Dawel Lugo- 0/4

D.J. Davis- 0/3, RBI, 2K

Justin Atkinson- 0/3, K

Daniel Klein- 0/2

*Ian Parmley- 1/1

Chris Schaeffer- 1/2, R, 2B, K


Brad Allen (L)- 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, 2BB, 4K

Matt Dermody- 3.0IP, K

Scott Silverstein- 1.0IP, BB, K


Vancouver Canadians (32-22)

The C’s bumbled Tri-City 11-1. Jairo Labourt picked his 3rd win by pitching 5.2IP, striking out 8 and not allowing a run. The bottom third of the line up did the damage for the C’s with Gunnar Heidt collecting 3-RBI on a double and a single.


Roemon Fields- 0/3, R, BB, K

*Brenden Kalfus- 0/2, K

Tim Locastro- 1/3, 2R, 2-RBI, BB

Franklin Barreto- 0/4, 2K, E

*Christian Vazquez- 0/2

Ryan McBroom- 2/5, 2R, BB

Chris Carlson- 2/4, 3R, 2B, 2-RBI, 2BB

Gunnar Heidt- 2/3, 2R, 2B, 3-RBI, BB

Michael De La Cruz- 2/5, RBI, K

Boomer Collins-3/4, R, 2B, 2-RBI, BB

Ryan Metzler- 0/2, RBI, 2BB, K


Jairo Labourt (W)- 5.2IP, 3H, BB, 8K

Yeyfry Del Rosario- 1.1PI, BB, 3K

Jose Fernandez- 1.2IP, 4H, R, 2K

Brett Barber- 0.1IP, K


DSL Jays (27-33)

DSL loss 10-9


Rodrigo Orozco- 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, BB

Jesus Severino- 2/5, R, BB, 3E

Enmanuel Moreta- 2/5, R, 3B, 2-RBI, 2K

Ronniel Demorizi- 1/0/6, R, K

Bryan Lizardo- 2/5, 2R, 2B, BB

Javier Hernandez- 2/6, 2R, 3B, RBI, K

Francisco Rodriguez- 0/1, RBI

*Eddy Alcantara- 0/2, K

*Junior Vasquez- 0/1, SB

*Leudy Garcia- 0/1

Miguel Almonte- 0/4, RBI, 2K, CS

Edward Olivares-4/6, R, 3B, 2SB


Kelyn Jose- 3.0IP, 5H, 3R, BB, 2K

Luis Gomez- 2.0IP,4H, 2R, 2K

Wilmin Lara- 0.0IP, 2H, 4R, BB

Jairo Rosario- 2.0IP, H, K

Pedro Diaz- 3.0IP, 2BB, 5K

Jose Diaz (L)- 1.1IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 2K


GCL Jays (13-30)

Hey guess what…the GCL Jays loss again…3-2


Deiferson Barreto-3/5, R, 2B, K

Juan Kelly- 0/4, R, 2K

Edwin Fuestes-0/4, 2K

Juan Tejada- 0/4, K

Andres De Aza- 2/3, 2B, 2-RBI, BB, K

Freddy Rodriguez-1/4, K

Matt Morgan- 0/3, BB, 2K

Brett Wellman- 0/4, 2K

Yeltsin Gudino- 0/4, K


Hansel Rodriguez (L)- 2.0IP, 2H, 3R, 2BB, 2K

Angel Perdomo- 4.0IP, 3H,  BB, 3K

Francis Eduardo- 2.0IP, 2BB, K


Bluefield (22-27)

Bluefield drop both games of a doubleheader 3-2 and 5-2.

Game 1

Richard Urena- 0/2, BB, K

Austin Davis- 0/3, 3K

Josh Almonte- 2/3, R

Rowdy Tellez- 1/3, R, K

Trent Miller- 0/3

Gabriel Cenas- 2/3, RBI

Sean Hurley- 0/3, K

Angel Rojas- 0/3,

Kevin Garcia- 0/2, K

*James Lynch- 0/1, K


Evan Smith (L)- 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, BB, 3K, HR

Conor Fisk- 2.0IP, BB, 3K


Richard Urena- 2/4, R, 2K

Austin Davis- 1/4, R, 2K

Josh Almonte- 0/4, K

Rowdy Tellez- 1/3, RBI

Lydell Moseby- 1/3, 2B, K

Aaron Attaway- 0/2, BB, K

James Lynch-0/3, 3K

Rolando Segovia- 1/3, CS

Andres Sotillo- 1/3,

*Sean Hurley- 0/0, BB


Alberto Guzman (L)- 2.1IP, 5H, 4R,2 BB, 3K, HR

Carlos Ramirez- 3.0IP, H, BB

Conor Fisk- 2.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

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