Blue Jays Minor League Report: Pompey, Norris impress at Futures Game


Futures Game

Dalton Pompey and Daniel Norris both shone at the 2014 SiriusXM Futures Game. Pompey picked up two hits and scored a run while Norris pitched a clean frame with a strikeout. A.J. Jimenez also got in the game and flied out to right field in his only plate appearance.

Joey Gallo and Javier Baez both put on a show with round-trippers with Gallo named as the game’s MVP. Gallo, who is from the Texas Rangers organization, also put on a legendary display of power during batting practice prior to the game. Tip: Don’t park near the stadium when Gallo is in town.

Dalton Pompey – 2/4, K
A.J. Jimenez – 0/1

Daniel Norris – 1.0 IP, K

Below is video of Pompey taking BP before the game courtesy of Baseball America.

Triple-A: Buffalo Bisons (48-48)

Postponed due to rain.

Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-51)

Andy Burns had a big day at the dish with four base hits including two doubles and a triple as New Hampshire lost 7-6. Kevin Nolan added two doubles while Derrick Chung chipped in with two hits and a walk. Richard Bleier gave up three earned runs off a walk and five hits including two home runs. The Fisher Cats led 6-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth but a poor outing from Tyler Ybarra gave Portland the lead for good.

Jon Berti – 1/5, HR, 3 RBI
Kevin Nolan – 2/5, 2 2B
Matt Newman – 1/5, 3 K
Mike Crouse – 0/5
Andy Burns – 4/5, 2 2B, 3B, CS
K.C. Hobson – 1/2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Derrick Chung – 2/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Jorge Flores – 0/4
Andy Fermin – 1/4

Richard Bleier – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K, 2 HR
Blake McFarland – 1.0 IP, H
Dustin Antolin – 1.0 IP, BB, K
Tyler Ybarra – 0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, HR (L)
Randy Boone – 1.0 IP, H, BB, K (BS)

Class A Advanced: Dunedin Blue Jays (57-35)

Marcus Knecht had two hits including a triple while Dwight Smith Jr. also went for extra bases as Dunedin lost 3-1. Smith has been raking of late and has a .405/.450/.676 slash line over his past ten games. Jesse Hernandez gave up three earned runs off six hits and two walks to take the loss while Tony Davis loaded the bases but didn’t allow a run in his one inning of work.

Nick Baligod – 1/3, K
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3
Dwight Smith Jr. – 1/3, 2B, K
Marcus Knecht – 2/3, 3B
L.B. Dantzler – 0/3, RBI
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3
Christian Lopes – 0/2
Santiago Nessy – 0/2
Ian Parmley – 0/2

Jesse Hernandez – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB (L)
Tony Davis – 1.0 IP, H, 2 BB, K

Class A: Lansing Lugnuts (43-49)

Dickie Joe Thon was a perfect three for three while Chaz Frank and Derrick Loveless both reached base three times with a hit and two walks apiece as Lansing lost 3-1. Brady Allen allowed eight hits in five innings but was able to limit the damage to just two earned runs. D.J. Davis was moved down to fifth in the Lugnuts batting order, which is the lowest he’s batted this year to date.

Chaz Frank – 1/2, 2 BB, CS
Dawel Lugo – 0/3, RBI, K
Matthew Dean – 0/3, BB, K
Mitch Nay – 0/4, 2 K
D.J. Davis – 0/4, K
Derrick Loveless – 1/2, 2 BB, CS
David Harris – 1/4, 2B, K
Mike Reeves – 1/3
Dickie Joe Thon – 3/3

Brad Allen – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 7 K, HR (L)
Brady Dragmire – 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K, HR

Class A Short-Season: Vancouver Canadians (18-12)

Franklin Barreto had two hits with a stolen base and Chris Carlson had two knocks as Vancouver won 4-3. Starlyn Suriel pitched six solid, one-run frames and struck out six to earn the win. Tim Locastro added an infield RBI single while Ryan McBroom and Alexis Maldonado also chipped in with ribbys.

Roemon Fields – 1/3, BB, 2 SB
Timothy Locastro – 1/3, RBI
Franklin Barreto – 2/4, RBI, K, SB
Ryan McBoom – 1/4, RBI, K
Chris Carlson – 2/3, BB, K, PO
Alexis Maldonado – 1/4, HR, RBI, 2 K
Brenden Kalfus – 0/4, 2 K
Christian Vasquez – 1/3

Starlyn Suriel – 6.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR (W)
Jose Fernandez – 2.0 IP, 2 H, K
Andrew Case – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, K (S)

Advanced Rookie: Bluefield Blue Jays (13-11)

Rowdy Tellez led the way with three hits, an RBI and a stolen base as Bluefield won 5-1. Austin Davis and Josh Almonte also picked up multiple hits while Richard Urena reached base twice with a double and a walk. Francisco Rios gave up one earned run off five hits and a walk over five frames.

Richard Urena – 1/4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Austin Davis – 2/3, RBI, PO
Aaron Attaway – 1/2, RBI, K
Josh Almonte – 2/5
Trent Miller – 1/5
Rowdy Tellez – 3/4, RBI, SB
Gabriel Cenas – 0/3, BB
James Lynch – 1/4
Angel Rojas – 0/4, RBI
Andres Sotillo – 1/3, SB
Dan Jansen – 1/1

Francisco Rios – 5.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 2 K (W)
Oscar Cabrera – 3.0 IP, H, 4 K
Jordan Romano – 1.0 IP

Rookie: GCL Blue Jays (6-13)

Scheduled off-day.

All stats courtesy