Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Playoffs, Rehab and Big Nights


Toronto Blue Jays seventeen-year-old phenom shortstop Franklin Barreto. Photo Credit: MLB Prospect Portal

There’s lots to fill you in on in today’s Blue Jays Minor League Recap. Brandon Morrow pitched an inning in rehab. The Buffalo Bisons are right in the thick of playoff fight. Brad Glenn nearly hits for the cycle. Franklin Barreto sets a new record.

Buffalo Bisons (74-64)

The Herd kept their playoff hopes alive by splitting a double header against Scranton Wilkes Barre. In game 1, the Bisons won 6-5. Brett Wallace‘s bat was a monster yet again as he belted a 3-run blast. Dan Johnson added the go ahead run off his 18th home run of the year. In game 2, the Bisons’ starter Scott Copeland only made it 4 innings as he gave up 4 runs that would prove to be too much for his team to overcome. The Bisons lost 8-3.

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Game 1

Dalton Pompey-CF 1/4, R
Anthony Gose– RF 1/4, R
Cole Gillespie-LF 0/2, RBI, BB
Brett Wallace-DH 2/4, R, 3RBI
Matt Hague-3B 1/2, 2BB
Dan Johnson-1B 1/4, 2R, RBI, K
A.J. Jimenez-C 0/4, K
Ryan Goins-2B 0/1, BB, K
Jonathan Diaz-SS 0/2, R, BB

Raul Valdes 6IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
Booby Korecky 1IP, K

Game 2

Dalton Pompey-DH 0/4, K
Anthony Gose- CF 1/4, R, RBI, 3K
Cole Gillespie-LF 3/4, RBI
Brett Wallace-1B 1/2, RBI, BB, K
Matt Hague-3B 1/3
George Kottaras-C 0/3, 3K
Darin Mastroianni-RF 0/3
Ryan Schimpf-2B 1/2, R, BB
Jonathan Diaz-SS 1/3, R, K

Scott Copeland 4IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 2BB, K
Ryan Tepara 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, K, HR
Rob Rasmussen 1IP, K

New Hampshire FisherCats (65-72)

Down early, the FisherCats attempted to come back, but ultimately fell short.

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  • They lost 9-6 to the Harrisburg Senators. Their near come back included Brad Glenn ending up a triple shy of the cycle while collecting 3RBI and

    Andy Burns

    hitting 3 doubles. FisherCats starter,

    Casey Lawrence

    , deserved a better fate. He went 6 innings allowed 7 runs, but only 3 were earned. His defense let him down as

    K.C. Hobson

    committed his 7th error in the 1st inning that led to a 4 runs.

    Jon Berti-2B 1/5, R
    Andy Burns-3B 3/4, 3R, RBI
    Kevin Nolan-SS 1/4, RBI
    Brad Glenn-RF 3/4, 2R, 3RBI
    Sean Ochinko-DH 1/4, RBI
    Jack Murphy-C 0/4, K
    Melky Mesa-CF 1/3
    K.C. Hobson-1B 1/4
    Michael Crouse-LF 0/4, K

    Casey Lawrence 6IP, 11H, 7R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
    Scott Gracey 2IP, 2H, ER, BB, 3K, HR
    Randy Boone 1IP, 2H, ER, BB, 2K

    Dunedin Blue Jays (76-59)

    In their final home game before the playoffs start, the Blue Jays were spanked 8-2 by the Daytona Cubs. Matt Boyd started the game and gave the Cubs a lead early. In his Florida State League starts, he had not allowed more than 2 runs in a single start…until tonight. He gave up 5 runs on 9 hits. By the third inning, the Blue Jays were down 8-0; a deficit too large to erase. The only saving grace from this game was that the bullpen shut out the Cubs over the final 4 innings. Rehabbing Brandon Morrow pitched the 6th inning and did not give up a hit.

    Christian Lopes-2B 0/4, BB
    Nick Baligod-LF 2/4, R, RBI
    Emilio Guerrero-CF 1/3, BB, K
    Marcus Knecht-RF 2/4, K
    L.B. Dantzler-1B 1/4, RBI
    Peter Mooney-SS 0/3, BB
    Pierce Rankin-C 1/4, K
    Kevin Patterson-DH 0/4, 2K
    Mitch Nay– 3B 2/4, R

    Matt Boyd 4IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, BB, K, HR
    Griffin Murphy 1IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, BB
    Brandon Morrow 1IP, K
    Kramer Champlin 1IP, H, 2K
    Wil Browning 1IP, 2H, K
    Tony Davis 1IP, 3K

    Lansing Lugnuts (60-74)

    The Lugnuts won a dramatic contest against the Dayton Dragons 3-2. The win puts them 2 games out of a playoff spot. With only 5 days remaining, they’ve got their work cut out for them. After giving up 2 home runs in the first, Lugnuts starter Starlyn Suriel went 5 scoreless innings. In fact, he didn’t even give up a hit in the next 5 innings. he gave his team a chance to get back in the game. And they did just that. They came back in the 7th inning to set up the late heroics of Jason Leblebijian. He launched the go ahead home run in the 9th inning.

    Chaz Frank-CF 0/4
    Derrick Loveless-RF 1/3, BB, K
    Matt Dean-3B 1/3, K
    Rowdy Tellez-1B 1/4, K
    David Harris-LF 1/3, R, BB, K
    Jason Leblebijian-SS 1/4, 2R, RBI
    Daniel Klein-C 1/4, 3K
    Dickie Joe Thon-2B 0/3, RBI, 2K

    Starlyn Suriel 6IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
    Alonzo Gonzalez 2IP, BB, 3K
    Brady Dragmire 1IP, K

    Vancouver Canadians (42-29)

    Franklin Barreto broke a Canadians record on Wednesday. His 3-4 night gave him 86 hits on the season, which is a new high for any Canadians player. Barreto’s performance was part of an offensive onslaught by the Canadians. They used 2 5 run innings to take the game by a score of 14-3. Ryan Borucki started the game for Vancouver. He went 5 2/3 innings and only gave up 2 hits and one run.

    Roemon Fields-CF
    Tim Locastro-DH
    Franklin Barreto-SS
    Ryan McBroom-1B
    Christopher Carlson-LF
    Boomer Collins-RF
    Richard Urena-2B
    Mike Reeves-C
    Alexis Maldonado-3B

    Ryan Borucki 5.2IP, 2H, ER, 3K
    Adaric Kelly 0.1IP, H
    Alberto Tirado 2IP, 3K
    Justin Shafer 1IP, 2H, 2ER, BB

    Bluefield Blue Jays (31-35)

    Bluefield dropped this contest 4-2 against the Pulaski Mariners. The offense managed just 7 hits while striking out 7 times. They were led by Rolando Segovia who collected 3 hits out of the lead off spot. Starter, Joey Aquino went 4 innings and only gave up 1 run, but took the loss.

    Rolando Segovia-2B 3/4, 2R
    Angel Rojas-SS 2/4, K
    Josh Almonte-Cf 0/4, RBI, 2K
    Lane Thomas-3B 1/4, K
    Gabriel Cenas-1B 0/4, 2K
    Austin Davis-LF 1/4
    Jesus Gonzalez-RF 0/3
    James Lynch-DH 0/3, K
    Andres Sotillo-C 0/3

    Joey Aguino 4IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 6K
    Alberto Guzman 3IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 4K
    Dusty Isaacs 2IP, H