Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Brandon Morrow, one step closer

By Ryan Mueller
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Brad Mills helps to keep Bisons playoff hopes alive, Brandon Morrow has a successful triple-A debute, The D-Jays loss both end of a double dip, and the C’s pull out a victory despite committing 3 errors.

Buffalo Bisons (76-65)

Brad Mills dominates in 3-0 Bisons win. Matt Hague is a doubles machine, he hit his 23rd and drove in his 74 RBI. Dalton Pompey stole his 5th base since joining the Bisons. Brandon Morrow pitched a perfect 8th inning, only allowing a hit.

The Bisons playoff hopes are still alive.

Dalton Pompey- 1/4, R, SB

Anthony Gose– 1/4, K

Cole Gillespie– 0/1, RBI, BB

Brett Wallace 1/4, K

Dan Johnson– 0/3, R, BB, 2K

Matt Hague- 1/4, R, 2B, RBI, K

Ryan Goins– 0/4

A.J. Jimenez– 0/2, RBI, K

Ryan Schimpf– 0/3, K

Brad Mills (W)- 7.0IP, 3H, 3BB, 4K

Brandon Morrow- 1.0IP, H

Bobby Korecky (SV)- 1.0IP, H, BB

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (66-74)

The Fisher Cats loss 3-1. The Fisher Cats were held to just one run of 4 hits, while striking out 11 times and not working a single walk…..talk about unproductive at-bats.

Jon Berti– 0/4

Andy Burns– 1/4, K

Kevin Nolan– 1/4, 2B, K

Brad Glenn– 0/4, 2K

Sean Ochinko– 0/4, 2K

Melky Mesa– 1/3, R

Micheal Crouse- 1/3, 2K, SB

K.C. Hobson– 0/3, 2K

Gustavo Pierre– 0/2, RBI, K

P.J. Walters (L)- 7.1IP, 7H, 3R, 7K, HR

Randy Boone– 0.2IP

Dunedin Blue Jays (76-61)

The D-Jays loss 2-0 in a short 6 and half inning affair. Christian Lopes and Nick Baligod collected the only two hits for the D-Jays, both hits came in the 6th and broke up a no-hitter. Jorge Saez had two throwing errors. Talyor Cole only struck out 4 to fall just shy of the most strike outs in franchise history. Cole finishes the year with 171 strikeouts.

Game 1

Christian Lopes- 1/3

Nick Baligod- 1/3

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/2, BB

Marcus Knecht– 0/3

Emilio Guerrero– 0/2, BB, K

L.B. Dantzler– 0/3

Jorge Saez- 0/1, BB, K, 2E

Shane Opitz– 0/2

Mitch Nay– 0/2, K

Taylor Cole (L)- 2.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K

Miguel Castro– 3.0IP, H, R, 2K, HR

Danny Barnes– 1.0IP, H

Game 2

The D-Jays just didn’t bring their bats to the ball park today as they loss 1-0 in the second game of the DH. Dwight Smith Jr. collected two of the D-Jays 3 hits in the game. Jesse Hernandez (6-11, 4.67 ERA) pitched solid game but was let down by his offence.

Christian Lopes- 0/1, 2BB

Nick Baligod- 0/3

Dwight Smith Jr.- 2/3

Marcus Knecht- 0/2

Kevin Patterson– 1/3, K

Pierce Rankin– 0/3

Peter Mooney– 0/2, BB, K

Mitch Nay- 0/2, BB, 2K

Ian Parmley– 0/1

Jesse Hernandez (L)- 5.0IP, 8H, R, K

Chad Girodo– 1.0IP, H, K

Lansing Lugnuts (62-75)

The Lugnuts go down 5-1. Matt Dermondy (4-6, 4.67 ERA) allowed 5 runs in 2 innings of work, but Alonzo Gonzalez was able to provide the Lugnuts with a great 5.0IP of no-hit, 6K relief to keep the game close.

Jason Leblebijian homers in the first inning, his 5th, but it all the offence NH could must as they were held to 4 hits.

Derrick Loveless– 0/1, K

*Chaz Frank– 0/2, BB, K

David Harris– 0/3, K

Jason Leblebijian- 1/3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K

Rowdy Tellez– 0/4, 2K

Matt Dean- 0/4, 2K

Justin Atkinson– 0/4, K

Chris Schaeffer– 1/4, K

Dickie Joe Thon– 2/3

Matt Dermody (L)- 2.0IP, 5H, 5R, 2BB, 2K

ALonzo Gonzalez- 5.0IP, BB, 6K

Joe Lovecchio- 2.0IP, 2H, K

Vancouver C’s (44-30)

The C’s needed a 2-run 8th inning to pull out the victory, 5-4. The C’s running game worked against them in this one, as they ran into 3 outs. The C’s also didn’t play their best defence with 3 errors.

Ryan McBroom supplied most of the offence for the C’s with his 23rd double and 2-RBI. Richard Urena has been showing the Jays brass that he has some extra base base pop in his bat the past couple days with his first triple.

Roemon Fields– 0/4, RBI, K

Tim Locastro-2/3, R, CS

Franklin Barreto– 1/3, R, BB, CS, E

Ryan McBroom- 1/4, 2B, 2-RBI

Chris Carlson-1/4, K

Jonathan Davis– 0/3

Rishard Urena- 2/3, R, 3B, E

Michael De La Cruz– 1/3, R, RBI, K

Alexis Maldonado– 2/3, R, SB, CS

Jairo Labourt– 5.0IP, 4H, R, 5BB, 5K

Alberto Tirado (BSV)- 2.0IP, 3H, 3R, BB, K

Justin Shafer (W)- 1.0IP, 2H, K

Phil Kish (SV)- 1.0IP, 2K

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