The Toronto Blue Jays MiLB teams amassed a 3-3 record on August 2nd. They received solid performances from Andy Burns, Lane Thomas, Alex Hassan, Wilfri Aleton and Gunnar Heidt. Tom Robson had a successful return to the Lugnuts rotation.
Chad Jenkins had a rare bad outing, blowing the lead in the 9th inning. Chad came on a 6-3 lead and allowed 5 runs to come across before getting out of the inning. Phillippe Aumont struck out 7 and walked 6 in 5 innings, while allowing one run. Colt Hynes pitched 2 innings of shutout relief and Ryan Tepera allowed 2 run to cross in his inning of relief.
The Herd collected 13 hits and walked 6 times, but were 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Alex Hassan was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Andy Burns also collected 3 hits and is hitting .415 over his last 10 games. Dalton Pompey had a decent day with 2 hits and 2 runs. The 22-year-old is hit .365 in July and is hitting .296 over the past 7 days.
Up Next: Jeff Francis (5-0, 1.58 ERA)
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Despite being out hit 12-9, the Fisher Cats walked away the victors, thanks in large part to Kevin Nolan‘s 3-run shot in the 3rd. Shane Opitz added a 2-run double, and Emilio Guerrero and Jorge Flores added RBI’s of their own.
Micheal Lee gave up 2 runs one 4 hits over three and a third. Chad Girodo (2-0, 1.02 ERA) got the win, allowing one run in 2.2 innings. Dustin Antolin pitched a perfect 7th. Cory Burns almost coughed up the lead, allowing 4 runs in his two innings of work. Fun Fact: Jimmy Cordero, who was traded to the Phillies for Ben Revere, allowed 2 runs in one inning of relief.
Up Next: Taylor Cole (5-8, 4.55 ERA)
Dunedin Postponed: Rain
Up Next: Alonzo Gonzalez (1-3, 3.71 ERA)
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Tom Robson made a successful return to Lansing, where his season ended after under going Tommy John surgery 8 starts into the 2014 season. Robson, on a pitch count of 30, lasted 3.2 innings, didn’t allow a run, walked 2 and struck out 4. Not too shabby. Mark Biggs got the win with 1.1 IP of shutout relief. Justin Shafer pitched 2 innings, allowing one run. Carlos Ramirez converted his 4th save with 2 perfect innings, striking out 2 along the way.
Dawel Lugo continues to be hot, hitting .400 over his past 10 games, collecting 2 more hits and driving in 2 of the clubs 3 runs. D.J. Davis plated the clubs other run, stole his 16th bag and maybe equally important Davis drew 2 walks.
Up Next: Starlyn Suriel (6-6, 3.76 ERA)
Lane Thomas (3 hits), Gunnar Heidt (2 hits), and Ryan Hissey (2 hits) each had multi-hit games, but it wasn’t enough as Vancouver was walked off in the 9th. Thomas (.205 BA) , Justin Atkinson, Hissey, and Connor Panas drove in the clubs runs, while Heidt stole his 12th of the season.
Up Next: TBD
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Not much to see here if you’re a Bluefield fan. They got thumped. Bluefield committed 3 errors, got one run on two hits, and struggled to get anyone out.
Deiferson Barreto collect both hits, a single and double, and drove in the clubs only run. Yeltsin gudino had two walks and stole his 2nd.
Up Next: TBD
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The DSL Blue Jays improved to 33-21 with an impressive victory. They received a strong pitching performance from Wilfri Aleton (3-2, 2.92 ERA). Aleton went 6 shut out innings, allowing one hit and striking out 2 while not issue a walk. He was followed by Jose Dominguez, who allowed on run over 2 innings, and Wilton Mueses, who pitched a clean 9th.
Antony Fuentes (2/4, 2B, RBI) and Sterling Guzman (1/4, 3B, 3RBI) collected the clubs only extra base hits. Francisco Rodriguez (0/2) walked twice and score two. Noberto Obeso (1/3) and Jesus Navarro (0/3, R) drove in the clubs other runs and Sam Buelens picked up his 17th stolen base.