Blue Jays Minor League Report: Marcus Stroman starts strong but fades as still stretching out


Buffalo Bisons (25-21)

Marcus Stroman started strong retiring the first nine batters he faced but faded towards the end with most of the damage to his stat line coming after he had already left the game. With his pitch count sitting in the low 70’s, he was put back out for the fifth and allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base. He finished the day after 83 pitches, 49 for strikes. John Stilson entered the game in relief but couldn’t prevent any of Stroman’s baserunners from crossing the plate. Brad Glenn led the offense with two hits and added an outfield assist while Dan Johnson cashed in with an RBI single.

Darin Mastroianni – 1/4, BB, K
Ryan Goins – 1/5, 2B, K
Jared Goedert – 1/3, BB, K
Dan Johnson – 1/3, RBI, BB
Brad Glenn – 2/4, PO
Matt Tuiasosopo – 0/3, BB, K
Munenori Kawasaki – 0/3, BB
Jack Murphy – 1/4, 2B, 2 K
Jonathan Diaz – 0/1, 2 BB, SB
Andy LaRoche – 0/1

Marcus Stroman – 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 K (L)
John Stilson – 2.0 IP, H, BB, 3 K
Ryan Tepera – 2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-32)

The Fisher Cats found themselves in a low scoring affair but came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Kenny Wilson single. Matt Newman was a perfect two for two with a double while Andy Burns added a double of his own. Radhames Liz made his New Hampshire debut and threw 54 pitches keeping Portland off the scoreboard while Richard Bleier was brilliant in relief pitching five strong to earn the win. Randy Boone picked up with second save of the season and struck out two.

Kenny Wilson – 1/3, RBI, K, CS
Jon Berti – 0/3
Andy Burns – 1/3, 2B, CS
Mike McDade 0/2, BB
Ryan Schimpf – 0/3, K
Kevin Nolan – 0/3
Jonathan Jones – 1/3
Matt Newman – 2/2, 2B
Pierce Rankin – 0/3, K

Radhames Liz – 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K
Richard Bleier – 5.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K (W)
Randy Boone – 1.0 IP, H, 2 K (S)

Dunedin Blue Jays (35-15)

The D-Jays were held to only two hits, singles by Dwight Smith Jr. and Marcus Knecht, and Jesse Hernandez allowed five earned runs for the second consecutive start as Dunedin was blanked 6-0. Kamakani Usui pitched well for the second consecutive appearance as did Danny Barnes who had four strikeouts. Christian Lopes and Emilio Guerrero drew walks… it was that type of day for the D-Jays, who still hold a comfortable five game lead in their division.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1/4
Christian Lopes – 0/2, BB
Marcus Knecht – 1/3, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/3
Emilio Guerrero – 0/2, BB, K
Nick Baligod – 0/3, K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, 2 K
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, 2 K
Michael Reeves – 0/3

Jesse Hernandez – 4.1 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 5 ER, K (L)
Kamakani Usui – 2.2 IP, K
Danny Barnes – 2.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

Lansing Lugnuts (24-25)

The offense exploded for eleven hits and six runs but it wasn’t enough as Lansing lost 7-6. Jorge Saez, Jason Leblebijian and Dickie Thon had two hits a piece as Saez popped a double while Leblebijian and Thon came through with RBIs. Mitch Nay, L.B. Dantzler, Derrick Loveless and Chaz Frank also collected ribbies for the Lugs while Dawel Lugo extended his hitting streak to six games. D.J. Davis had a hit but struck out four times. The pitching staff wasn’t particularly sharp giving up 13 hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

D.J. Davis – 1/5, 4 K
Chaz Frank – 0/3, RBI, BB
Derrick Loveless – 1/5, RBI, 2 K
L.B. Dantzler – 1/5, RBI, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/4
Mitch Nay – 1/4, RBI
Jorge Saez – 2/3, 2B, BB
Jason Leblebijian – 2/3, RBI, K, CS
Dickie Thon – 2/3, RBI, BB, K

Jeremy Gabryszwski – 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, BB, 2 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, K
Phil Kish – 1.0 IP, 2 BB

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