Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Daniel Norris roughed up in NH


The Blue Jays farm system 3-4 on the night. Daniel Norris got roughed up, Matthew Smoral struck out 9, with no walks, and Jairo Labourt impressive for the C’s.

Buffalo Bisons (48-51)

Bisons loss 3-1. The Bisons were held to 5 hits, 3 three walks and struck out 14 times. They did manage to collect 4 extra base hits but were unable to capitalize on them. Ryan Goins collected two hits, continuing his recent hot streak. Goins is hitting .339/.397/.419 in July.

Ryan Goins-2/4, 2B(14), K

Jared Goedert– 0/4, 4K

Kevin Pillar– 1/3, 2B(26)

Cory Aldridge– 0/3, BB, 2K

Brad Glenn– 1/4, 2B(10), 2K

Brett Wallace– 0/2, 2BB, K

A.J. Jimenez– 0/4, K

Ryan Schimpf– 1/4, R, 2B(3), 2K

Jonathan Diaz– 0/3

Raul Valdes (L, 3-3)-  5.0IP, 6H, 2R, BB, 5K, 2HR

Kyle Drabek– 1.0IP, 2H, R, 3K

Chad Jenkins– 1.0IP, H, BB, K

Bobby Korecky– 1.0IP, 2K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-53)

The Fisher Cats loss 10-3. The Fishers Cats collected 11 hits, 2 walks, and 8 strike outs. They were 3-for-13 with RISP. Daniel Norris was handed his hat in this one, getting tagged for 8 runs over 3.0IP.

Dalton Pompey is starting to figure out Double-A pitching. Pompey has a modest 3-game hit streak, but he has 2 extra base hits and 2 stolen bases in that streak. Andy Burns continues to rake in July with a multi-hit game and is hitting .351/.381/.719 in 16 July games.

Matt Newman and Kevin Nolan extended their respective hit streaks. Nolan is riding a 9 gamer (.316/.366/.474). Newman’s streak is now at 8 games (.378/.410/.568).

Dalton Pompey- 2/5, 2B(3), RBI(7), 3K, SB(4)

Jon Berti-0/5, K

Andy Burns- 2/5, 3B(4)

Kevin Nolan- 1/3, R, 2BB

Matt Newman- 2/5, R, 3B(3), 2K

Mike Crouse– 0/4

Derrick Chung– 0/, RBI(4)

K.C. Hobson– 2/4, R, 2B(2), RBI(9)

Jorge Flores– 2/4, 2K

Daniel Norris (L, 1-1)- 3.0IP, 8H, 8R, BB, 5K, HR

Scott Gracey– 2.2IP, 5H, 2R, 7K

Tyler Ybarra– 2.1IP, K

Randy Boone– 1.0IP, 2K

Dunedin Blue Jays (60-38)

The D-Jays came out on the right end of a slugfest, winning 12-7. They scored 6 in the 4th and 4 in the 5th to build on a 2-1 lead, as they cruised to victory. Sean Nolin pitched 2.2IP allowing one run on 2-hits. Ben White took over and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits through 2.0IP.

The D-Jays were 8 for 22 with RISP and collected 13 hits (5 two baggers). Nick Baligod and Christian Lopes collected 3 hit a piece. The man of the match would have to be leadoff hitter Nick Baligod with his 4-RBI night and the fact that his has been huge for the D-Jays over the past 10 games (.342/.375/.447).

Nick Baligod – 3/5, 2R, 4-RBI(26)

Emilio Guerrero– 2/5, R, 2B(16), K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 2/4, 2R, 2B(21), 2-RBI(44), BB

Marcus Knecht– 0/4, RBI(37), BB

Kevin Patterson– 0/5, RBI(26), 2K

Santiago Nessy– 2/4, R, 2B(8), 2-RBI(12)

Shane Opitz– 0/4, R, BB, K

Gustavo Pierre– 1/4, 2R, 2B(20), BB, K

Christian Lopes- 3/4, 2R, 2B(18), RBI(23), E(6)

Sean Nolin- 2.2IP,2H, R, 2BB, 5K

Ben White- 2.0IP, 7H, 5R, BB, HR

Griffin Murphy (W, 1-0)- 2.1IP, H, BB, 2K

Chad Girodo– 1.0IP, 3H, R

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, H, BB, 3K

Lansing Lugnuts (45-52)

Lugnuts loss 6-2. Brad Allen strucko out 7 in his 5.1IP of work, but allowed 3 run on 4 hits and one of those hits just so happened to be a 6th inning solo shot.

The Lugnuts were terrible with RISP (1-9). Chaz Frank, Matt Dean, and D.J. Davis had multi-hit games.

David Harris– 1/4, R, 2B(4), K

Chaz Frank- 3/4

Mitch Nay– 0/4

Matt Dean- 2/3, 2B(19), BB, E(12)

Dawel Lugo– 0/3, BB, CS(3)

D.J. Davis- 2/4, R

Dickie Joe Thon– 0/4

Justin Atkinson– 0/4, 2K

Mike Reeves-0/2, BB

Brad Allen (L, 3-3)- 5.1IP, 4H, 3R,7K, HR

Matt Dermody– 3.2IP,5H, 3R, BB, 2K

Vancouver C’s (23-13)

The C’s cruised to an easy 12-2 win. Since his move to Vancouver from Dunedin Jairo Labourt has been a completely different pitcher. He won his 2nd game with a commanding 6.0IP of shutout ball and only allowed 3 hits.

I am no fortune teller but I see a move to Dunedin in Max Pentecost‘s future. Max continues to make short work of pitching in the Northwest League. He collected 3-hits in the game and is hitting .429/.435/.571 in 5 games….5 games doesn’t make a career, but it is still pretty impressive for a guy to have this type of success in his first year of pro ball….just sayin. Oh, Franklin Barreto hit his first dinger and he also continues to terrorize the Northwest.

Roemon Fields– 1/4, R, 3-RBI(12), BB, K

Tim Locastro- 1/5, RBI(10)

Franklin Barreto- 2/5,  3R, HR, 3-RBI(32)

Max Pentecost- 3/5, 3B, RBI(3)

Ryan McBroom– 0/5, K

Chris Carlson-3/4, R, RBI(16)

Alexis Maldonado– 3/5, 3R, 2B(3)

Michael De La Cruz– 1/4, 2-RBI(13), BB

Sean Hurley– 2/4, 3R, 2B, 2-RBI(9), BB, K

Ryan Metzler– 1/5, R, K, E(6)

Jairo Labourt (W, 2-2)- 6.0IP, 3H, 2BB, 4K

Tim Mayza– 1.0IP, H, R

Mark Biggs– 2.0IP, 2H, R, BB, K

GCL Blue Jays (8-17)

GCL Jays loss 9-4

Cliff Brantley– 0/3, K

*Freddy Rodriguez– 0/2, 2K

Deiderson Barreto- 2/5, R, 2B, E

Lane Thomas– 1/4, BB, E

Juan Kelly– 0/3, 2BB, 2K

Juan Tejada– 0/4, BB, 3K

Andres Sotillo– 1/4

Yeltsin Gudino– 1/4, R, K

Edwin Fuentes– 3/4, 2R, 3B, K

Angel Gomez– 3/4, 3B, 3-RBI, K

Nick Wells(L, 0-1)- 2.1IP, 6H, 6R, BB, K

Brandon Hinkle– 0.2IP, 2H, R, K

Connor Greene- 5.0IP, 4H, R, 2BB, 3K

Sean Ratcliffe– 0.2IP, H, R, 2BB

Francis Eduardo– 0.1IP, K

Bluefield (16-13)

Bluefield wins 3-2

Richard Urena– 3/5, 2B, 2-RBI, K, CS

Rolando Segovia– 1/5, R, 2B, 2K, E

Josh Almonte– 1/5

Trent Miller– 2/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K

Rowdy Tellez– 1/4, K

Gabriel Cenas– 0/4

Dan Jansen– 2/3, R, 2B, K

Rolando Segovia- 1/1, R, RBI, 2BB, SB, E

Jesus Gonzalez– 0/4, 2K

Austin Davis– 0/3, R, BB, 2K

Matthew Smoral (W, 2-2)- 5.0IP, 25H, R, BB,9K

Francisco Rios– 3.1IP, 4H, R, 3BB, 3K

Dusty Isaacs (S, 4)- 0.2IP, K

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