Blue Jays Minor League Report: Buffalo Bisons streak stopped at seven


We don’t have any pictures of Liam Hendriks pitching for the Buffalo Bisons but this jersey he is wearing with the Twins at least kind of looks like Buffalo’s uni. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bisons (18-11)

Jared Goedert and Ryan Goins led the Bisons with two hits and an RBI each but the bullpen wasn’t able to turn a quality start from Liam Hendriks into a win as the Herd’s winning streak was stopped at seven. Hendriks didn’t allow an earned run and his ERA now sits at 1.01 for the season, which is second best in the International League. Kevin Pillar collected a base hit and is slashing .429/.478/.595 in his past ten games. His 18 game hit streak in the longest in Triple-A baseball according to

Anthony Gose – 0/4, BB, K
Darin Mastroianni – 0/4, K
Kevin Pillar – 1/4
Dan Johnson – 1/4, K
Matt Tuiasosopo – 1/4, 2B, 2 K
Jared Goedert – 2/4, RBI
Ryan Goins – 2/4, RBI, K
Mike Nickeas – 1/3, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/1
Jonathan Diaz – 0/3, K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/0, BB

Liam Hendriks – 7.0 IP, 7 H, R, 0 ER, 3 K
Rob Rasmussen – 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, K (BS, L)
Ryan Tepera – 0.2 IP, H, BB, 2 K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (14-16)

Jon Berti had a big night with two hits including a double while Mike McDade also had two hits with a double as New Hampshire won 6-4 over Binghamton. Andy Burns had three RBIs and a double while Andy Fermin also collected two hits. Matt Boyd made his second start at Double-A but exited the game in the fourth. Boyd was hit hard for three earned runs off nine hits however he did strike out seven and had twice as many ground outs as air outs. Mike Crouse hit a double to help the ‘Cats take the lead in the sixth while the bullpen of Richard Bleier and Scott Gracey combined to pitch 5.2 scoreless, two-hit innings to preserve the victory.

Jon Berti – 2/3, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Andy Burns – 1/3, 2B, 3 RBI, K
A.J. Jimenez – 0/4, K
Mike McDade – 2/4, 2B, K
Brad Glenn – 0/4, 2 K
Mike Crouse – 1/3, 2B, RBI, K
Gabe Jacobo – 0/3
Andy Fermin – 2/3
Jonathan Jones – 1/1, BB

Matt Boyd – 3.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 7 K
Richard Bleier – 3.2 IP, H, ER (W)
Scott Gracey – 2.0 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Dunedin Blue Jays (23-8)

Adam Lind made his third rehab appearance for Dunedin and struck out on an 0 for 2 night before he was lifted following the fourth inning. Kevin Patterson, who entered the game for Lind, showed the lefty how it was done with a solo shot to lead off the sixth. Matt Newman was a perfect two for two with two walks while Christian Lopes and Jorge Flores also had two-hit games. Kendall Graveman pitched six solid innings and allowed only four hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

Adam Lind – 0/2, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/2, HR, RBI, BB
Dwight Smith Jr. – 0/5, RBI, K
Dalton Pompey – 1/5, RBI, 3 K
K.C. Hobson – 0/2, RBI, 2 BB
Matt Newman – 2/2, RBI, K
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3, RBI, K
Michael Reeves – 1/3, BB
Christian Lopes – 2/4, 3 RBI, K
Jorge Flores – 2/4, RBI, K

Kendall Graveman – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6 K
Kramer Champlin – 2.0 IP, H, BB (W)
Justin Jackson – 1.0 IP, K

Lansing Lugnuts (15-16)

Shane Dawson started and looked good in what was a low-scoring afternoon affair for the Lugs. Alberto Tirado followed and pitched three scoreless with four strikeouts and four walks. Tirado loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth but prompted to strikeout the side to keep Fort Wayne off the board (h/t @treywilson757). Mitch Nay continued to put bat-to-ball with a knock and also added a stolen base while Jorge Saez had a base hit and a stolen base of his own. Derrick Loveless managed the only extra base hit for Lansing with a triple who were shutout by the TinCaps 1-0.

D.J. Davis – 0/4, 2 K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/4
Mitch Nay – 1/4, K, SB
L.B. Dantzler – 1/4, 2 K
Matthew Dean – 0/4, 3 K
Derrick Loveless – 1/4, 3B, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/4, K
Jorge Saez – 2/3, BB, SB
Carlos Ramirez – SB
Dickie Thon – 0/3, BB

Shane Dawson – 4.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 4 K (L)
Alberto Tirado – 3.0 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 4 K
Brady Dragmire – 2.0 IP, 2 H, K