Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: The Rest of the Story


Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bisons

I was impatient so I gave the Bisons their own post. See here.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-35)

The Fisher Cats closed out a bad month of May with an impressive 4-0 win. The Fisher Cats got 3 wins in their past 4 games, which indicates the Fisher Cats are ready to start June on a positive note.

P.J. Walters cursed through 7 scoreless one hit innings and striking out 10 and walking 3 along the way. I don’t expect P.J. Walters to remain in AA long, he really is a AAA pitcher, but with the Fisher Cats playing so poorly in May maybe his veteran leadership will help.

The offence had been sputtering during the terrible month of May. Today a couple of Fisher Cats that were struggling came through with 2-hit performances. Melky Mesa had a good day setting the table for the Fisher Cats with 2 doubles and 2 runs. Ryan Schimpf has been struggling over the past 2 weeks, but during that time Ryan has still been able to cash in runners in scoring position. Today was no different as Schimpf cashed in another 2 RBI, but he was able to collect a pair of hits with his 13th double and a single. Andy Burns hit a solo shot as one of his two hits on the day. Kevin Nolan collected 2 singles after hitting .191 in May.

Melky Mesa- 2/4, 2R, 2 2B(2), K

Jon Berti– 0/4, R, K

Ryan Schimpf- 2/4, 2B(13), 2RBI(26), K, E(2)

Hector Gimenez– 0/4, K

Andy Burns- 2/4, R, HR(4), RBI(20)

Matt Newman– 0/4

Kevin Nolan- 2/4, K

Jack Murphy– 0/3, BB, 2K

Jonathan Jones– 1/3, 2B(5)

P.J. Walters (W, 1-0)- 7.0IP, H, 3BB, 10K

Richard Bleier– 2.0IP, 2H  

Dunedin Blue Jays (38-16)

The D-Jays were shutout 5-0 on Saturday. The lone bright spot was provide by yet another 2-hit day by Dalton Pompey, who also stole his 20th base….tops in the FSL.

Ben White, normally very consistent, didn’t make it out of the 4th inning. White would give up one in the 2nd, two in the 3rd, and one in the forth before being lifted for Efrain Nieves. Neives and Justin Jackson pitched 3.2IP scoreless inning in a losing cause.  

Dwight Smith Jr.-0/4, 2K

Dalton Pompey- 2/4, SB(20)

Marcus Knecht– 1/4, K

K.C. Hobson– 0/4

Kevin Patterson– 0/4, K

Christian Lopes-1/4, K

Peter Mooney– 1/3, 2B(1), K

Gustavo Pierre– 0/3

Michael Reeves-0/2, BB, K

Ben White (L, 2-3)- 3.1IP, 8H, 4R, K

Efrain Nieves- 2.1IP, 2H, 2BB

Justin Jackson- 1.1IP, 3H, 3K

Tony Davis– 1.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Lansing Lugnuts (26-29)

The Lugnuts comeback came up short in a 7-6 loss. Dayton scored 2 in the first, 4 in the second, and 1 in the third. The Lugnuts big inning came in the 7th when they scored 3 runs.

"— Lansing Lugnuts (@LansingLugnuts) June 1, 2014"

Chase De Jong didn’t make it out of the 2 inning and was lifted for Roberto Espinosa who stopped the bleeding. Espinosa allowed one run over 3.1 innings and Adaric Kelly prodived the Lugnuts with 3IP of no-hit ball.

The offence got contributions from everyone but L.B. Dantzler who went 0/4 with a strikeout. Even D.J. Davis who went hitless contributed with a walk and a run. All other starters had at least one hit with the big hit coming off the bat of Mitch Nay. Nay drove in 2 runs with a double.

D.J. Davis- 0/3, R, BB

Derrick Loveless– 1/3, R, 3B(3), RBI(22), BB, CS(4)

Jorge Saez– 2/3, R, RBI(18)

L.B. Dantzler- 0/4, K

Dawel Lugo– 1/4, R

Mitch Nay- 2/4, R, 2B(8), 2RBI(29)

Santiago Nessy– 1/4, RBI(16)

Ian Parmley-1/4, K

Jason Leblebijian– 1/4, R, HR(3), RBI(24), K

Chase De Jong (L, 0-3)- 1.2IP, 6H, 6R, 2BB

Roberto Espinosa- 3.1IP, 4H, R, K

Adaric Kelly- 3.0IP, BB, K

Sunday’s Starters

Bisons-Ricky Romero (0-3, 5.71 ERA)

Fisher Cats- TBD

D-Jays- Matt Boyd (4-2, 3.59 ERA between two levels)

Lugnuts- Alberto Tirado (1-1, 5.24 ERA)