Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: June 13, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays minor league system had 5 teams in action on Saturaday, with Dunedin taking two in a double-header. Pompey continues to surge, Buffalo gets offensive contributions from a pair of MiLB vets, Norris not good to get the win, and Tinoco can’t get a break.
Buffalo Bisons (31-32/4th/5.5GB)
Buffalo scored 2 in the 1st and 3 in the 7th, getting contributions forCaleb Gindl
Gindl had 2 hits, a double (9), a home run (1), and 3-RBI (13).
Daric Barton went 1-for-4, a double (2), and 2-RBI (4).
Matt Hague (.352 BA) was 2-for-2 with 2 BB and 2 SB (5). Melky Mesa also registered a 2-hit game and hit his 7th double.
Daniel Norris needed 91 pitches (59 strikes) to get through 4 innings, while striking out 6 and walking 3. He allowed 4 runs on 7 hits. Watching Norris pound the strike zone was encouraging, but he is still coming out of his delivery.
Chad Jenkins (W 4-2, 2.72 ERA) and Todd Redmond (SV, 1) combined to throw 5 scoreless innings to secure the Herd’s 3 win in the row.
Up Next: TBD vs Charlotte’s Kyle Drabek…..yup Kyle freakin Drabek.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-33/5th/7.5GB)
The Fisher Cats scored all their runs in the 4th inning and were up 5-4 heading into the bottom of the 7th inning when 4 Altoona runs crossed the plate.
Dalton Pompey (1-for-5) hit a 2-run homer( 4th), this after hitting 2 in his previous game. Looks like Pompey is finding his power stroke (.375 in past 10 games). Shane Opitz continues to have a solid June by driving in 2 runs. He is hitting .276 in 9 games this month.Dwight Smith
Jr., hitting .171 in his past 10 games, also had back-to-back multi-hit games with a 2-hit affair.
One of Pompey’s home runs from Friday
John Anderson allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 5.0IP. Anderson induced 3 ground ball outs and 7 fly ball outs, but allowed 2 home runs. Danny Barnes was tagged with his 2nd blown save of year and his first loss (2-1, 2.35 ERA).
Chad Girodo pitched 1.1IP shutout innings, giving up 3 hits and one strike out.
Up Next: TBD vs Altoona Angel Sanchez
Dunedin Blue Jays (28-34/6th/9.0GB)
D-Jays won both ends of the double-header.
Game 1: 12-4
Murphy Smith (W 4-3, 3.26ERA) pitched 5.0IP, 5H, 3ER, BB, 4K, 1HR
L.B Dantzler had 3 hits, 2R, a home run (3), and an RBI (22), but it was J.D. Davis (Jonathan Davis) who stole the show with 4 RBI.
Davis has really impressed in 2015, hitting .408 in 13 GP with Lansing and .424 in 9 GP with the D-Jays. Now this level of play is unsustainable, we all know that right? The real question is what will Davis’ level of compete be once he comes down for this hit streak he is riding. Enough of that, let us get back to the recap.
Roemon Fields stole his 19th base, first stolen base since June 1st, but he struck out 3 times. Matt Dean, Mitch Nay, and Dawel Lugo all collected 2 hits. Jorge Saez and Derrick Loveless both had 2-RBI, but Saez didn’t even register an at-bat. Saez was 0-for-0 with 2 walks, 2-RBI, and 2 sacs.
Game 2: 5-4
The D-Jays refused to give up and put it away in the bottom of the 7th off the bat of Matt Dean who hit his 7th home run.
Jairo Labourt struggled through 4.2 innings. He allowed 3H, 3R, 5BB, 4K and 4-4 GO-AO. Matt Smoral didn’t fair much better. He faced 6 batters and only lasted 0.1IP, allowing 3H, R, 2BB and no K.
Matt Dermondy (W 1-0, 4.11ERA) was perfect in his two innings and registered one strike out.
Fields had a better game with 2-hits, a triple (4), a RBI (21), and a SB (20). Dawel Lugo, Boomer Collins, and Martin Medina all hit triples. Not every day do you see 4 triples in a 5-4 game.
I already mentioned Dean’s heroics, but it’s worth noting that he collected 2 hits in both ends of the double-header and is riding a modest 5-game hit streak.
Up Next: Luis Santos vs Lakeland’s Locke St. John
Lansing Lugnuts (36-26/1st)
Poor Jesus Tinoco (1-4, 4.04 ERA). This guy strikes out 10 batters, allows 3 runs on 8 hits, and still gets tagged with the big fat L.
Mid-West All-Star Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-3 and a walk, and Chris Carlson was 1-for-3 with a double and strike out. That was it for the offence. Tim Locastro, batting lead off for Mid-West All-Star Anthony Alford who had the day off, and scored the clubs only run in the top of the 9th inning.
Up Next: Mid-West All-Star Shane Dawson vs Cedar Rapids Sam Gibbons
DSL Blue Jays (7-5)
Jesus Severino– 4-5, 2R, 2B
Norberto Obeso– 3-5, R, SB
Yorman Rodriguez– 2-4, 2RBI, BB
Wilfri Aleton– 4IP, 4H, 2R, BB, 3K
Jose Dominguez– 3.0IP, H, 2BB, 3K
Guillermo De La Cruz– 2.0IP, BB, 2K