Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: August 8th 2015

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The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system won 5 and lost 3 on August 8th, 2015.  Bluefield Blue Jays were crushed and the Fisher Cats were shutout, but all-in-all it was a good day. The system got major contributions from Josh Almonte,  Matt Hague, Yorman Rodriguez, Christian Williams, Francisco Rios, and Carl Wise, but none better than Starlyn Suriel‘s 12 K performance over Beloit.

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Buffalo 5

Gwinnett 6

Dalton Pompey (#1) went 2-for-4, with a run, a strike out and was caught stealing. Roemon Fields (#23) was 2-for-4, with a walk, a strike out and collected his 2nd bag. The 24-year-old is hitting .238 in 5 games, but has hit .288 with 30 SB over three minor league levels this year. MVP Matt Hague added to his league leading hit total with another 3 hits and added his 80th RBI. George Kottaras hit his 8th bomb and drove in 3 runs.

Jeff Francis gave the Herd a solid 6 innings, allowing one earned run and struck out 3. Chad Jenkins, Ryan Tepera, and Steve Delabar couldn’t hold the lead, as the bullpen coughed up the lead 3 times. The Braves walked Delabar (L, 3-1 2.51 ERA) off in the bottom of the 10th….it happens. Colt Hynes come on to get Tepera out of the 8th and pitched a clean 9th, as he pitched one and a third innings of no-hit relief.

Next: TBD

NH 0

Bowie 2

Michael Lee allowed 2 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings, as he dropped to 0-2. Cory Burns, pitched 3 no-hit innings of relief, striking out 5 along the way.

The Fisher Cats were struck out 10 times, as the Baysox held them to 5 hits and 2 walks. Dwight Smith (#14) was held hitless and is hitting just .167 over his last 10 games. Ryan Schimpf, Melky Mesa, Derrick Chung, Christian Lopes, and Matt Newman had the hits for NH. Schimpf and Chung collected the team only extra base hits.

Next: TBD

Dunedin 3

Brevard County 2

The D-Jays got a decent 5 innings from, reliever turned starter, Alonzo Gonzalez (2-3, 2.86 ERA). Alonzo walked 3, stuck out 2 and allowed one unearned run on 3 hits. Ryan Cook pitched 2 innings, allowed one run on 3 hits and K’ed 2. Brad Allen got the win with 3 inning of 2 hit relief.

Top Prospects Anthony Alford(#3) (1/4, CS6), and Matt Dean (#18) (2/4, RBI) had a good game, with Dean driving in the game’s winning run. Derrick Loveless (1/3) collected the team’s other RBI.

Next: Jeremy Gabryszwski (7-6, 3.55 ERA)