Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Alford homers in win


Buffalo Bisons (46-42)

Bisons win 6-3. Top prospect Aaron Sanchez was cruising along until allowing a run in the 5th and 2 in the 6th….he allowed 2 home runs. He turned the ball over to Kyle Drabek, who shut down the RailRiders for two inning of one hit ball. Bobby Korecky pitched a perfect 9th for his 11th save.

Andy LaRoche had 3-hits (2 singles and a double) to go with a solid showing from Corey Aldridge and Ryan Goins 2-hit performance. The big blow belonged to Jonathan Diaz, who hit a 2-run double off Matt Daley in a 4-run 8th inning to complete the comeback.

Noteworthy: Erik Kratz hit a double to extend his hit streak to 6-games. Kevin Pillar lost his cleanup spot to Cory Aldridge and went hitless in 5 AB.

Ryan Goins-2/4, RBI(21), K

Kevin Pillar- 0/5

Cory Aldridge- 2/5, R, 2B, 2K

Dan Johnson– 1/3, R, 2BB, K

Erik Kratz- 1/5, 2B(8), RBI(14), K

A.J. Jimenez– 0/2, R, RBI(13), BB

Ryan Schimpf– 1/4, R, K

Andy LaRoche- 3/4, R, 2B(8), RBI(14), K

Jonathan Diaz- 1/3, 2B(5), 2-RBI(14)

Aaron Sanchez-  6.0IP, 7H, 3R, 2BB, 4K, 2-HR

Kyle Drabek (W, 6-6)- 2.0IP, H, 2BB, 2K

Bobby Korecky (S, 11)- 1.0IP, H, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (40-45)

The Fisher Cats win 3-1. The Fisher Cats were down 1-0 going into the 8th, but they scored 3 in that inning to steal the win. Newly called up Matt Boyd pitched 6.0 inning of 1-run ball, showing great command by striking out 9 and not walking a batter….that is a helluva lot better than his previous attempt at Double-A ball. Casey Lawrence got the win with 2 scoreless inning of no-hit ball.

The offence was supplyied by Jon Berti and Matt Newman. Good news for Dalton Pompey, who collected hit in the game and is hitting .080 since being called up.

Dalton Pompey- 1/4, R

Jon Berti- 2/4, R, RBI(30), K, SB(26)

Matt Newman- 3/4, 2-RBI(21), K

Mike McDade– 0/4, K

Andy Burns– 1/3

Kevin Nolan– 0/3, K

Derrick Chung– 0/3

K.C. Hobson– 0/2, R, BB

Mike Crouse– 0/2, BB

Matt Boyd- 6.0IP, 4H, R, 9K

Casey Lawrence (W, 5-4)- 2.0IP, 2K

Gregory Infante (S, 10)- 1.0IP, H, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (53-32)

The D-Jays keep the winning going with a 5-4. Down 3-0 going into the bottom of the 6th, the D-Jays scored 2 and followed that up with a 3-run 7th to seal the victory. Arik Sikula, who for some stupid reason was recently demoted from NH got his 17th save.

Peter Mooney had a 3-hit day and drove in 2-RBI. Emilio Guerrero extended his 6-game hit streak with a single and Dwight Smith Jr. continues to having all the spotlight to himself (no Pompey) as he extended his hit streak to 6 as well. He is now hitting .349/.417/.488 in his last 10 games.

Nick Baligod – 0/3, BB, K

Peter Mooney- 3/4, R, 2B(5), 2-RBI(7), SB

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/4, RBI(35)

L.B. Dantzler– 1/3, RBI(9), K

Andy Fermin– 1/4, K

Emilio Guerrero- 1/3, R, BB, K

Santiago Nessy– 1/4, 2B(5), RBI(7), K

Gustavo Pierre– 2/4, R

Christian Lopes– 1/4, 2R, K

Efrain Nieves– 4.0IP, 7H, 2R, BB, 2K

Tony Davis– 2.2IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 3K

Wil Browning(W, 3-1)- 1.1IP

Arik Sikula (S,17)- 1.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Lansing Lugnuts (41-44)

The Lugnuts lose 5-3. Tied 3-3 going into the 8th, the Lugnuts Roberto Espinosa allowed the Loons to score twice to pull away 5-3.

The Lugnuts got another good performance from Anthony Alford, as he hit his first home run with the Lugnuts. David Harris also went yard.

Anthony Alford- 1/5, R, HR, RBI(3)

D.J. Davis– 1/3, R, 2B(11), BB, 2K

Matt Dean- 1/4, K

Mitch Nay– 1/4, RBI(43), K

Derrick Loveless– 1/4, 3K

Dawel Lugo– 0/4, K

Jason Leblebijian– 0/2, 2BB, SB(3)

Daniel Klein-1/4, 2K

David Harris- 1/4,R, HR(2), RBI(6), 2K

Brent Powers– 3.0IP, 6H, 3R, BB, 2K

Matt Dermody– 4.0IP, H, BB, K

Roberto Espinosa  (L, 1-1)- 2.0IP, H, 2R, BB, 3K

Vancouver C’s (14-9)

The C’s win 5-1. The C’s scored 2 in the second, one in the third and added 2 more in the seventh. Miguel Castro allowed one unearned run and struck out 6 over 5.0IP for his 3rd win.

Roemon Fields continues to run around like a 2 year old collect toys, as he stole his 19 base and collected 2 hits. Ryan McBroom collected 2-hits to extend his hit streak to 5-games. The big blow came off the bat of Jonathan Davis in the 2nd inning as he hit his first HR…a 2-run shot.

Roemon Fields- 2/5, 2R, 2B(5), RBI(6), K, SB(19)

Franklin Barreto– 1/4, BB

Ryan McBroom- 2/4, 2-RBI(12)

Michael De La Cruz– 0/4

Alexis Maldonado– 0/4, K

Tim Locastro- 1/3, R, K

Jonathan Davis- 1/4, R, HR, 2-RBI(7), 3K

Boomer Collins– 1/3, K

Ryan Metzler– 1/4, R, 2B(2), 3K

Miguel Castro (W, 3-1)- 5.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 6K

Chase Mallard– 3.0IP, 3H, K

Yeyfry Del Rosario– 1.0IP, 2K

DSL Blue Jays (14-17)

DSL Blue Jays won 10-8.

Rodrigo Orozco– 3/3, 2R, 2B, RBI, 2BB, SB

Jesus Severino– 2/5, R, 2-RBI, K

Ronniel Demorizi– 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, K

Javier Hernandez– 0/5, R, K

Francisco Rodriguez– 1/4, 2R, HR, 3-RBI, BB

Luis Dominguez– 2/4, SB

Junior Vasquez– 1/5, R, 2-RBI, K

Leudy Garcia– 1/4, 2R, BB, K

Jean Almanzar– 1/2, RBI, BB

Denis Diaz (W, 3-2)- 5.0IP, 2H, R, 5K

Guillermo De La Cruz– 1.0IP, 3H, R, K

Jose Diaz– 2.0IP,6 H, 6R, 3K

William Zombrano- 0.2 IP, H, BB, K

Pedro Diaz (S, 2)- 0.1IP

GCL Blue Jays (4-9)

The GCL BLue Jays win 10-8.

Lane Thomas– 2/4, R, RBI, K, CS

Yeltsin Gudino– 1/4, 2R, RBI, BB, 2K

Juan Kelly– 1/3, R, 3B, RBI, BB, K

Juan Tejada– 2/5, R, 3B, 3-RBI, 3K, SB

Edwin Fuentes– 2/5, R, 2B

Matt Morgan– 1/5, R, 3K

Deiferson Barreto– 0/4, R

Andres De Aza– 1/4, R, 3B, 3-RBI, 2K

Angel Gomez– 1/4, R, 2B

Grayson Huffman– 2.0IP, 2K

Jacob Brentz (W, 1-2)- 4.0IP, 3H, 2R, 3BB, 3K

Brandon Hinkle– 2.0IP, 2K

Sean Ratcliffe– 0.1IP, 3H, 6R, 3BB

Bobby Wheatley (S, 1)- 0.2IP, H

Bluefield (6-10)

Bluefield were shutout for a second straight game….this time 1-0.

Richard Urena– 1/4, K

Gabriel Cenas– 0/4, 2K

Josh Almonte– 0/1, K

Austin Davis– 0/2

Trent Miller– 1/4, 2B

Rowdy Tellez– 0/3, BB, K

Dan Jansen– 0/4

Jesus Gonzalez– 0/3, K

Aaron Attaway– 0/1, 2BB

Rolando Segovia– 0/2, BB, 2K

Jesus Tinoco (L, 0-3)- 6.0IP, 4H, R, BB, 7K, HR

Daniel Lietz– 2.0IP, 2H, 3K

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