Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez doesn’t impress


Buffalo Bisons (35-36)

The Bisons have been playing better of late and have won 4 in a row with a 5-3 victory. Aaron Sanchez was shaky to start but settled down to give the Bisons 5IP. Sanchez struggled with his control issuing 4 walks, only throwing 43 of his 83 pitches for strikes. He did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground…..8 ground outs to 1 flyball, which just happened to be a home run. The bullpen helped their starter out by throwing 3 scoreless innings, which allowed the offence time to figure things out.

The Bisons offence was silent until plating 3 runs in the 7th and another 2 runs in the 8th to take the lead. Jonathan Diaz had a big day with a 4-RBI day, 2-BB, and a HR. Diaz drew a bases loaded walk for the win. Hector Gimenez also had a pretty good day going 2/2 with 2-BB.

Darin Mastroianni– 1/4, 2B(15), RBI(18), BB

Adron Chambers– 1/4

Kevin Pillar– 0/4, K

Dan Johnson– 0/3, BB

Brad Glenn– 1/4

Andy LaRoche– 1/3, 2R, BB, K

Ryan Goins– 1/4, R, 2K

Hector Gimenez- 2/2, R, 2BB

Jonathan Diaz- 1/2, R, HR(1), 4-RBI(8), 2BB

Aaron Sanchez- 5.0IP, 4H, 3R, 4BB, 4K, HR

Luis Ayala– 2.0IP, H, 3K

John Stilson (W,2-0)- 1.0IP, BB, K

Ryan Tepera (S,1)- 1.0IP, 2K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (30-42)

The Fisher Cats loss a messy defensive game 8-5. The Fisher Cats got out to an early lead scoring 5 runs in the first 3 innings, but their pitchers and defence let the offence down.  The Fisher Cats committed 3 errors that accounted for 3 unearned runs.

Andy Burns had another good day at the plate with a 3/4 game. Mike McDade and Mike Crouse both drove in 2-runs.

Kenny Wilson– 1/4, R, SB(16)

Jon Berti– 1/4, 2R, BB

Andy Burns- 3/4, R, 2B, K, E(12)

Mike McDade- 0/3, R, 2-RBI(17), K

Mike Crouse- 1/4, 2B(8), 2-RBI(18)

Jonathan Jones– 0/4

Kevin Nolan– 1/4, RBI(17), 2-E(15,16)

Jorge Flores– 1/4, K

Scott Copeland– 5.1IP, 7H, 4R, 3BB, 3K

Scott Gracey (B,2)(L,2-3)- 2.0IP, 2H, 4R, HR

Randy Boone– 0.2IP, H, BB, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (47-24)

The D-Jays tried to stage a comeback in the top of the 9th but came up short, dropping the game 6-5.

Jesse Hernandez drops to 3-5, giving up 2 home runs and 5 runs over 4.0IP. The D-Jays top of the linue up sputtered…wondering why Dwight Smith Jr continues to bat lead off for this team. Gustavo Pierre and Christian Lopes supplied  most of the offence with 2-hit days.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4

Dalton Pompey– 0/4, 2K

L.B. Dantzler– 1/3, R, BB

Marcus Knecht– 0/3, BB, 2K

Nick Baligod– 1/4

Emilio Guerrero– 1/3, R, BB

Jorge Saez– 1/3, R, RBI(1)

Gustavo Pierre- 2/4, R, RBI(22), K

Christian Lopes- 2/4, R, HR(1), 3-RBI(16)

Jesse Hernandez (L,2-3)- 4.0IP, 5H, 5R, 3BB, 4K, 2HR

Chad Girodo– 3.0IP, 2H, R, 3BB, 3K

Justin Jackson– 1.0IP, K

Lansing Lugnuts (33-38)

Frank Voila improves to 2-0 with a 8-3 victory over Bowling Green Hot Rods. D.J. Davis continues to looked over matched with a strike out hat trick. Six Lugnuts had multi-hit games. Derrick Loveless hit his 2nd home run and collected 3-RBI and has 5 hits in the past 3 games. Dawel Lugo had his second 3-hit game in a row with two doubles and 2-RBI.

D.J. Davis- 0/5, 3K

Dickie Joe Thon– 2/5, K

Matt Dean- 2/5, 2R, K

Mitch Nay– 0/4, R, BB, 2K

Dawel Lugo- 3/4, 2R, 2-2B(9,10), 2-RBI(23), E(11)

Derrick Loveless- 2/2, 2R, HR(2), 3-RBI(27), 2BB

Justin Atkinson– 2/3, RBI(15)

Daniel Klein– 2/3, R, 2B

David Harris– 1/4, RBI, K

Frank Viola (W,2-0)- 5.0IP, 5H, 2R, BB, 3K

Shane Dawson– 1.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Roberto Espinosa– 2.0IP, 3K

Alonzo Gonzalez– 1.0IP

Vancouver Canadians (4-4)

The C’s split the double head to remain at .500.

Game 1

The C’s got roughed up for 7 runs, as they drop this one 7-3. Franklin Barreto has looked like a man among boys in the early going. Today was no different, going 2/4, with a double an RBI and is now hitting .483.

Roemon Fields– 1/5, R, 2B(2), K

Ryan Matzler-1/5, R, 2K

Franklin Barreto- 2/4, R, 2B(3), RBI(6)

Ryan McBroom– 0/4

Boomer Collins– 1/2, 2-RBI(4), BB

Chris Carlson– 1/4, K

Jonathan Davis– 2/4, 2B(2)

Christian Vazquez– 0/3, BB

Kevin Garcia– 1/4

Jairo Labourt– 1.0IP, 2R, BB, 2K

Andrew Case– 4.0IP, 5H, R, K

Justin Shafer (L, 0-1)- 1.2IP, 5H, 4R, BB, 2K

Francisco Gracesqui– 2.1IP

Game 2

The C’s win 3-0 . The C’s got a strong pitching performance from Miguel Castro and got some help from the Spokane Indians defence.

Roemon Fields- 1/3, R, K, SB(8)

Jonathan Davis- 1/3, R

Franklin Barreto- 1/3, 2B(4), K, E(5)

Ryan McBroom- 1/3, RBI(1)

Boomer Collins- 1/3, 2B(3)

Tim Locastro- 0/3, R, SB(3)

Sean Hurley-0/2, K

Michael De La Cruz– 0/2, K, SB

Ryan Metzler– 0/2, E(1)

Miguel Castro (W, 1-0)- 6.0IP, 4H, BB, 3K, 7GO/3AO

Brett Barber (S,1)- 1.0IP, H

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