Blue Jays Minor League Report: Tom Robson gets back on track

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Tom Robson had his best start of the season yesterday for the Lansing Lugnuts. Photo Credit: Charlie Caskey /

Buffalo Bisons (13-10)

Scheduled off-day.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-12)

Postponed due to rain.

Dunedin Blue Jays (20-6)

The Tampa Yankees jumped on Kendall Graveman early in his first High-A start scoring three runs in the first inning off three base hits, a walk and an error by shortstop Jorge Flores. Dalton Pompey reached base for the twelfth consecutive game with a double and is batting .354/.434/.485 for the season. He was named the FSL Player of the Week on April 28th and (spoiler alert) we might have even more on the young stud if you check back here at 9:00 AM. As for the rest of the game? The D-Jays were two-hit and lost 6-0 – you can’t win ’em all.

Jorge Flores – 0/3, BB
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, 2B
K.C. Hobson – 0/4
Marcus Knecht – 0/2, BB, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/3
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, K
Nick Baligod – 0/3
Christian Lopes – 0/2
Michael Reeves – 0/3

Kendall Graveman – 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 K (L)
Kramer Champlin – 3.0 IP, H, 2 R, ER, BB, 2 K
Chad Girodo – 1.0 IP

Lansing Lugnuts (12-13)

L.B. Dantzler has been good thus far for the Lugs and collected two hits in the first game of a doubleheader in Dayton. In a game that was partially started last night (play was suspended in the fourth inning) D.J. Davis stepped into a home run (his second of the season) and plated two RBIs. However the player of the game had to be B.C. boy Justin Atkinson who was a perfect five for five with a double at the dish. Dawel Lugo did damage with two-out double while Derrick Loveless collected a two-out RBI base hit to lead Lansing to a 7-5 victory. Chase De Jong had five strikeouts in three innings and has been solid in his last three outings.

Game 1

D.J. Davis – 2/5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/5, K
Mitch Nay – 1/5, 2B, 2 K
L.B. Dantzler – 2/4
Justin Atkinson – 5/5, 2B
Derrick Loveless – 1/3, RBI, BB, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/5, 2B, 2 RBI
Jorge Saez – 3/3, 2 2B, RBI, BB
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, 2 K

Chase De Jong – 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, BB, 5 K
Alonzo Gonzalez 0.0 IP, H, 2 ER, BB
Phil Kish – 4.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K (W)
Scott Silverstein – 2.0 IP, 3 K (S)

Game 2

Tom Robson had easily his best start of the season and pitched six strong innings, giving up just three hits and walking one with four strikeouts. Mitch Nay had two hits and Matt Dean reached base twice while L.B. Dantzler added a base hit of hit own. The Lugs were able to manufacture enough runs off Dayton to escape with the 3-1 victory to preserve Robson’s first win of the season.

D.J. Davis – 0/4, K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/2, K
Mitch Nay – 2/3
L.B. Dantzler – 1/3
Matthew Dean – 1/2, BB
Derrick Loveless – 0/3, RBI, K
Justin Atkinson – 0/3, RBI
Santiago Nessy – 0/3
Dickie Thon – 0/3, 2 K

Tom Robson – 6.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K (W)
Griffin Murphy – 1.0 IP, H (S)

Special note: Blue Jays’ pitching prospect Alberto Tirado is scheduled to face-off against rehabbing Cincinnati Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman tonight.

All stats courtesy