Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: August 24th, 2015
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The Toronto Blue Jays farm went 2-5 on games played on August 24th 2015. Roemon Fields showed off his wheels with 2 stolen bases, Andy Fermin hit a rare home run, Francisco Rodriguez broke out of a slump with a 3-hit game, and Derek Blacksher was impressive in his second D-Jay outing.
Lehigh Valley 7
Despite both teams collecting 10 hits a piece, the Herd fell to the IronPigs. Matt Hague was back where he belonged, in the heart of the Bisons order, with 2 hits and 2 RBI. Alex Hassan collected an RBI on 3-hits. Dalton Pompey (1/3, 2R), Sean Ochinko (1/3, R), and Jon Berti (2/4, R) also collected hits for Buffalo.
Jeff Francis struggled through 4 innings, giving up 6 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits. Greg Burke allowed one unearned run, while striking out 4 in 2.2IP. Colt Hynes finished off the game with a clean inning and a third.
Next: Chad Jenkins (8-3, 2.26 ERA)
New Hampshire 8
Conner Greene improved to 2-0, despite allowing 4 runs in the 6th. Greene was cruising through the first 5 innings before running into some trouble in the 6th. Conner struck out 4 and walked one. John Anderson got out of the 6th and pitched 1.2 innings of no-hit relief, followed by Gregory Infante’s 2 innings of one hit relief. It was a good night for the bullpen who walked 2 and struck out 6 in 3.2IP.
Despite not collecting a hit in the game, Roemon Fields was able to set the table for the middle of the order with a walk, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases (15). Dwight Smith Jr, who is hitting over .280 over the past 10 games, but only hitting .238 in August, hit 2 doubles and crossed the plate 3 times. Melky Mesa collected 3 hits and an RBI, and K.C. Hobson chipped in with 2 RBI. Emilio Guerrero, a forgotten man this year, picked up 2 hits and his 7th RBI.
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The D-Jays struck out 12 times, walked once and were 1-for-9 with RISP. Seven different D-Jays collected hits, with Derrick Loveless (1/3, 2SB, 2B), and Andy Fermin (1/4, HR, 2RBI) delivering the big blows.
In his second D-Jay outing Derek Blacksher pitched 6 shutout innings and struck out 5. Lendy Castillo allowed 2 runs in his 2 innings and Matt Dermody took the loss after allowing the Yankees to pull ahead in the 10th.
Fort Wayne 3
The Lugnuts comeback from behind attempt came up short, as they fell to 68-57. Sean Reid-Foley (3-5, 3.69 ERA) struck out 7, walked 2 and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings. Mark Biggs and Jose Fernandez each pitched 2 innings, allowing one run.
The Lugs only managed 5 hits, but scored 2 runs off the bats of D.J. Davis and David Harris. Richard Urena (1/4, R) chipped in with a stolen base, his 4th.
Next: Justin Shafer (5-3, 3.02 ERA)