Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez rocked in debut


Buffalo Bisons (32-33)

The Bisons gave up 2 run in the 4th and 5 runs in the 5th and lost to 7-2 to Toledo to drop a game below .500.

Aaron Sanchez got rocked in his first Triple-A start. It just goes to show that there are big differences in the level of competition from one level to the next. Another example of this, is the success of Kevin Pillar at this level. Pillar struggles to hit or draw walks in Toronto, but with the Bisons he tears the cover off the ball. Pillar had two doubles and went 3/4. Ryan Goins had two hits and Cobly Rasmus drove in both of Buffalo’s runs.

Colby Rasmus– 1/4, 2RBI, 2K

Adron Chambers– 0/3, BB

Kevin Pillar- 3/4, 2B(16,17)

Dan Johnson– 0/4, K

Brad Glenn– 0/4, 2K

Jared Goedert– 1/3, BB

Ryan Goins- 2/4, R, 2K

Mike Nickeas– 0/3, R, BB, K

Jonathan Diaz– 1/2

Aaron Sanchez (L, 0-1)- 4.0IP, 6H, 5R, 4BB, 2K

John Stilson– 1.0IP, 2H, 2R, BB, 2K

Mike Zagurski– 2.0IP, 3K

Ryan Tepera– 1.0IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-39)

The Fisher Cats dropedp a pitchers dual 1-0 to Richmond Flying Squirrels. Rahames Liz and the bullpen allowed one run, 6 hits, and struck out 6. Unfortunately a first inning triple and a sac fly was enough to lose the game.

Mike Crouse had 2-hits and a stolen base but Richmond’s Kelvin Marte (5-2) was too good through 7.1IP.

Kenny Wilson– 0/4, K

Jon Berti– 1/4, 2B

Ryan Schimpf– 1/4, K

Hector Gimenez– 0/4, 3K

Andy Burns– 1/3, SB(11)

Mike McDade- 0/3, K

Jonathan Jones– 0/3, 2K

Mike Crouse- 2/3, SB(8), CS(3)

Jorge Flores– 0/3

Radhames Liz (L, 0-1)- 5.0IP, 4H, R, 3BB, 2K

Tyler Ybarra– 2.0IP, 2H, 3K

Dustin Antolin– 1.0IP, BB, K

Dunedin Blue Jays

The D-Jays played an All-Star game and because they are the D-Jays they won.

Dwight Smith Jr went 1/4, BB, K

Dalton Pompey went 1/5, R, 3B, 2K

K.C. Hobson went 1/3, RBI

Derrick Chung went 1/2

Taylor Cole started the All-Star game…1.0IP, 2H

Congrats to all the D-Jays that made the All-Star game, you guys did us proud. The Fisher Cats are back at it on Monday.

Lansing Lugnuts (32-36)

The Lugnuts won 3-0 as they got a solid, not spectacular, start from knuckleballer Frank Viola and the bullpen. Jason Leblebijian, Matt Dean, and L.B. Dantzler had multi-hit games. D.J. Davis and Derrick Loveless each had a stolen base.

D.J. Davis- 1/3, R, RBI(31), BB, SB(7)

Derrick Loveless- 1/5, R, K, SB(8)

Matt Dean- 2/3, RBI(24), 2BB

L.B. Dantzler- 2/4, RBI(35)

Mitch Nay– 1/4, K

Dickie Joe Thon– 0/3, K, CS

Jorge Saez– 1/4, K

Chaz Frank– 0/3, R, BB, K

Jason Leblebijian- 3/4

Frank Viola (W, 1-0)- 6.2IP, 8H, 2BB, K

Phil Kish– 1.1IP, K

Griffin Murphy (S,11)- 1.0IP, 2K

Vancouver Canadians (2-0)

The C’s got an excellent from their pitchers in a 3-1 win. Jairo Labourt pitched 4.0IP of one hit ball and the bullpen combined to pitch 5IP of one run ball.

The offence was a team effort, as all but three starters had a hit. Three C’s hit doubles, but they were 1-11 with RISP and had 13 strikeouts. Leadoff man Roemon Fields has 2 stolen bases and now has 3 in 2 games.

Roemon Fields- 1/2, R, BB, 2SB(2,3)

Franklin Barreto– 1/3, 2B, RBI, 2K

David Harris– 0/4, RBI, 3K

Boomer Collins– 0/4, 2K

Seth Conner– 1/4, 2B

Jonathan Davis– 0/4, 3K

Michael De La Cruz– 1/4, 2B

Christian Vazquez– 1/4, R, 2K

Alexis Maldonado– 1/3, R, K

Jairo Labourt- 4.0IP, H, 3BB, 3K

Joe Lovecchio (W, 1-0)- 2.0IP, 4H, 2K

Jose Fernandez– 0.2IP, 3H, R

Garrett Pickens– 1.1IP, 3K

Kamakani Usui (S,1)- 1.0IP, H, K

Tomorrow’s Starters

Bisons- Liam Hendriks (6-0, 2.02ERA; last start- W, 5.2IP, 9H, 2R, 3K)

Fisher Cats- Scott Copeland (5-5, 4.22ERA; last start- ND, 6.0IP, 6H, 2R, HR, BB, 4K)

Lugnuts- Jeremy Gabryszwski (4-2, 3.35ERA; last start- ND, 6.1IP, 6H, 3R, 6K)

C’s- TBD