Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez dominates


Buffalo Bisons (30-30)

The Bisons are back at .500 with a rain shortened 4-2 win over Syracuse. Liam Hendirks improved to 6-0 as he went the distance in a game that went 5.2 innings.

1B Dan Johnson failed to make it three games in a row with a home run but was able to hit a double for the third straight game. Darin Mastroianni, Jared Goedert, A.J. Jimenez, and Mike Nickeas each had a multi-hit game, as the Bisons were able to collect 14 hits over 5 innings. Brad Glenn hit his first AAA home run and continues to hit AAA pitchers well.

Darin Mastroianni- 2/3

Ryan Goins– 0/3

Jared Goedert- 3/3, R

Dan Johnson 1/3, R, 2B(12)

Brad Glenn- 1/3, R, HR, RBI(11)

A.J. Jimenez- 2/3, R, RBI(4)

Munenori Kawasaki– 1/3

Mike Nickeas- 3/3, R, HR(2), 2RBI(8)

Kenny Wilson– 1/3, K

Liam Hendriks (W, 6-0)- 5.2IP, 9H, 2R, 3K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-37)

The Fisher Cats beat up on the Erie SeaWolves 7-1. Aaron Sanchez picked up his second consecutive win and now has a record of 3-4. Sanchez  was dominate and seemed in control throughout with one walk and 7 strike outs. Sanchez did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground with 10 ground ball outs to 2 fly ball outs and didn’t give up any extra base knocks.

The Fisher Cats had a better day with the bats than Saturday’s game. The Fisher Cats collected 12 hits, 2 dingers, 3 two baggers, and a three bagger. Melky Mesa was a triple away from hitting for the cycle and Matt Newman was a single away from hitting for the cycle. Kevin Nolan had a bad day in the field with 2 errors and Jon Berti got caught stealing for the third consecutive day. The Fisher Cats went 2 for 14 with RISP.

Melky Mesa- 3/4, R, 2B(3), HR(3), 3RBI(7), BB

Jon Berti- 1/5, CS(8)

Ryan Schimpf– 1/5, 2B(16)

Hector Gimenez– 2/4, R

Andy Burns– 1/3, R, BB

Mike McDade– 0/4

Kevin Nolan- 0/4

Matt Newman- 3/4, 2R, 2B(6), 3B(1), HR(3), 3RBI(10)

Jack Murphy– 1/3, 2R, BB

Aaron Sanchez(W, 3-4)- 6.2IP, 4H, R, BB, 7K

Blake McFlarland- 1.1IP, 2K

Dustin Antolin– 1.IP, H, 3K

Dunedin Blue Jays (42-20)

The D-Jays lost 6-5 to Lakeland Flying Tigers. The D-Jays were done in by a 5-run 6th inning and 2 errors. Kendall Graveman seemed to be cruising until the 6th inning and finished with 6 strike outs, 2 walks, 8 hits, and 4 runs. Graveman wasn’t hit hard, as he held Lakeland to 8 singles and induced 6 ground ball outs versus 2 fly ball outs.

1B K.C. Hobson had another good game and extended his hit streak to 6 games with another 2-hit game. Nick Baligod hit his 2nd home run of the year and drove in 2 runs.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/5

Dalton Pompey– 1/4, RBI(30), BB, K

Marcus Knecht– 0/5, K

K.C. Hobson- 2/4, 2B(12), K

Derrick Chung– 1/3, 2R, BB

Nick Baligod-1/4, R, HR(2), 2RBI(11)

Emilio Guerrero– 1/1, 2RBI(23)

Christian Lopes– 0/4

Gustavo Pierre-2/4, R, SB(3), E(10)

Kendall Graveman (L, 5-2)- 5.0IP, 8H, 4R, 2BB, 6K

Efrain Nieves– 0.0IP, H, 2R,  BB

Justin Jackson– 0.2IP, 2H, K

Tony Davis– 2.1IP, H, 4K

Lansing Lugnuts (28-34)

The Lugnuts dropped their 34th game 5-2 to the Great Lakes Loons. The loss was the Lugnuts forth loss in a row. Shane Dawson effort was undone by Adaric Kelly‘s first blown save.

Chaz Frank had a 3-hit game, Mitch Nay had a 2-hit game, and Dickie Joe Thon hit his 3rd home run. The Lugnuts were 0-8 with RISP. Frank gave D.J. Davis a much needed day off. Davis was having a tough time of things in recent games, as he struck out 7 times in his last 3 games.

Chaz Frank- 3/5, SB(3)

Derrick Loveless– 1/4, K

Matt Dean- 1/4, K

L.B. Dantzler– 0/3, BB

Mitch Nay- 2/4, R, 2B(10), E(13)

Dickie Joe Thon- 1/4, R, HR(3), RBI(28)

Santiago Nessy– 0/4, K

Ian Parmley– 1/4, K

Jason Leblebijian– 0/4, K

Shane Dawson- 5.1IP, 5H, 2R, 2BB, 2K

Adaric Kelly (L, 0-3)- 1.2IP, 4H, 3R, K, HR

Roberto Espinosa– 2.0IP, 2H, 2K

Tomorrow’s Startes
Bisons- Radhames Liz (0-0, 0.00 ERA, last start: ND, 4.0IP, 2H, 5BB, 3K)
NH- Day off
D-Jays- Taylor Cole (4-2, 2.12 ERA, last start: ND, 6.0IP, 6H, 3R, 6K)
Lugnuts- Frank Viola (first start)