Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: McGuire struggles to find control


Buffalo Bisons (48-47)

The Bisons fell by a score of 4-2, getting outhit 8-6. The Bisons tried to climb their way back into Friday’s game after a disappointing outing by former first round pick Deck McGuire.  McGuire struggled with his command from start to finish, resulting in him being yanked after only 4.1 innings pitched surrendering 3 runs on four hits, striking out three but walking a horrendous 7 batters. This inflated his ERA with the Bisons to 5.56 since his promotion.

Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose had a productive day at the plate each going 2/4 and collecting a stolen base. A.J Jiminez provided most of the offence cashing in both of the Bisons’ RBI.

Kevin Pillar- 2/4

Anthony Gose– 2/4

A.J Jiminez- 1/3, 2 RBI

Cory Aldridge– 0/2, 2 BB, K

Brad Glenn– 0/4

Mike McDade– 0/4, 2 K

Ryan Schimpf– 0/2, BB

-Jared Goedart- 0/1

Andy LaRoche– 0/4, 2 K

Ryan Goins– 1/2, BB, K

Deck McGuire- (L, 3-5) 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 3 K

Austin Bibens-Dirkx– 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Steve Delabar– 1.0 IP, 2 K

Ryan Tepera– 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (43-49)

The Fisher Cats lost to the Portland Sea Dogs in Friday night’s game 6-3 despite out hitting their opponents 11-8.

Scott Copeland was his usual self, pitching five complete innings but fell victim to the long-ball as the Sea Dogs hit three home runs off the right hander before Copeland made his exit. Matt Newman had an impressive performance going 4/4 with three doubles but the Cats were unable to take advantage of their opportunities as they left 10 runners on base by game’s end.

Dalton Pompey– 0/4, BB, 2 K

Kevin Nolan– 2/5

Matt Newman- 4/4, 3 -2B, BB

Michael Crouse- 1/5, RBI, K

Andy Burns– 1/4, RBI, K

K.C Hobson- 2/4, RBI, K

Derrick Chung– 0/4

Yusuf Carter– 0/3, 2 K

Jorge Flores– 1/4

Scott Copeland- (L, 5-7) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R/4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K

Scott Gracey– 1.0, 2 K

Tyler Ybarra-1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, K

Dustin Antolin– 1.0 IP, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (57-34)(10-11)

The D-Jays lost a tough one Friday night to the Fort Myers Miracle who walked off in the bottom of the ninth to win 2-1.

Kendall Graveman‘s excellent start was to no avail as the offence wasted several key opportunities to cash in, out hitting their opponents 7-3 while going 0-7 with runners in scoring position. Marcus Knecht showed a flash of brilliance, smashing the only extra base-hit and going 2/4 on the day.

Nick Baligod– 1/4, K

Peter Mooney– 1/3, BB

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4, 2 K

Marcus Knecht- 2/4, K

L.B Dantzler- 1/4, 2 K

Emilio Guerrero– 0/4, 2 K

Kevin Patterson– 0/3, 3 K

Gustavo Pierre– 1/3

Jorge Saez– 1/3, K

Kendall Graveman- 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 K

Justin Jackson– (L) 1.2 IP, ER, BB

Lansing Lugnuts (42-48)

The Lugnuts lost their 48th game of the season Friday night as they were overpowered by Bowling Green’s Tyler Young who hit two 2-run home-runs which helped the Hot Rods overcome the Lugnuts at home.

Dawel Lugo hit well going 3/4 with an RBI in the game. Brett Powers battled for four innings and gave the Lugnuts a chance to win, surrendering 2 runs over four innings on five hits and struck out one. The Lugnuts, however, lost by a final score of 7-2.

Dickie Joe Thon– 0/4, K

D.J Davis- 1/4, 3 K

Matt Dean- 1/3, BB

Mitch Nay– 1/4, RBI, K

Derrick Loveless– 0/4, 3 K

Dawel Lugo- 3/4, RBI

David Harris– 1/3, K

Daniel Klein– 1/3

Justin Atkinson– 2/3

Brett Powers- (L, 2-3), 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, K

Alonzo Gonzalez– 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, K

Adaric Kelly– 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K

Jimmy Cordero– 1.0 IP, 2K

Vancouver C’s (17-11) 

The Canadians took advantage of Ryan McBroom‘s two run home-run in the first inning and never looked back as they defeated the Everett AqauSox by a final score of 6-2.

Miguel Castro took the hill for the C’s and pitched a solid five frames allowing three hits, walking one and striking out two. Yeyfry Del Rosario took it from there and continued the dominance on the mound before Kamakani Usui took over to close it out which started a two game winning streak.

Roemon Fields– 1/3, BB

Tim Locastro- 1/4

Franklin Barreto– 1/4

Ryan McBroom- 2/4, 3 RBI, K

Chris Carlson– 1/2, 2 BB, K

Michael De La Cruz– 0/3, BB

Alexis Maldonado– 1/4, RBI, BB

Ryan Metzler– 0/3, BB

Jonathan Davis– 0/0

a- Boomer Collins–  2/3, RBI, BB

Miguel Castro-(W, 4-1) 5.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K

Yeyfry Del Rosario- 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

Kamakani Usui- 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB

GSL Blue Jays (6-12)

The GSL Blue Jays lost 8-2.

Angel Gomez– 2/4, BB, K

Lane Thomas– 0/3, 2K, 2BB

Max Pentecost– 3/4, 1RBI

-Brent Wellman- 0/1

Juan Kelly– 1/5, K

Edwin Fuentes– 2/4

Yeltsin Gudino– 1/4, K

Matt Morgan– 0/4, 2K

Deiferson Barreto– 2/4

Dave Pepe– 0/2, 2BB

Mickey Storey– 2.0 IP, 1H, 2K

Jacob Brentz- 2.0 IP, 2H, 1R/0ER, 3BB, 3K

Francis Eduardo– 2.0 IP (BS, 2) (L, 0-2)

Turner Lee– 2.0 IP, 4H, 3ER, 1K

Bluefield Blue Jays (11-11)

Bluefield dropped back to .500 with Friday’s loss after trying to climb their way back into the game when they put up four runs in the sixth inning. The Jays eventually lost 10-5.

Richard Urena– 1/5, RBI, K

Aaron Attaway– 0/4, 3K

Josh Almonte– 2/5, K, RBI

Trent Miller– 1/5

Gabriel Cenas– 1/5

Roudy Tellez- 1/1, 2BB

Dan Jansen– 2/4, RBI, K

Jesus Gonzalez– 0/3, RBI, K

Rolando Segovia– 0/2, 2BB

Evan Smith– (L, 1-1) 3.1 IP, 9H, 7R/5ER, 2BB, 4K

Chase Wellbrock– 0.2 IP

Ryan Borucki 3.2 IP, 4H, 3R/2ER, 5K

Carlos Ramirez 1.1 IP, 1H, K