Ty Kelly shines in Bisons loss


It was a good day for a few Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects, despite the system only getting one win out of five. Buffalo Bisons Ty Kelly was perfect, and Dwight Smith Jr. was nearly perfect. Fisher Cats  Conner Greene was impressive, securing the system’s only win. Super Prospect Anthony Alford continues to surge.

Buffalo 2

Scranton/WB 12

Scranton clinched in impressive fashion by completely dominating the Bisons as they limp to the finish line. It’s not as though the Bisons didn’t have opportunities to make a game of it, but they finished the game 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

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Andrew Albers continues to struggle, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over 4 innings. John Anderson and Colt Hynes didn’t fair much better, allowing 3 and 2 runs. Greg Burke‘s scoreless 8th was refreshing, but that is what the 32-year-old Burke has done all year with the Herd and Fisher Cats.

At the dish, Ty Kelly was 5-for-5 with a run. All Kelly’s hits were singles. IL MVP Matt Hague continues his assault on International League pitching with 2 more hits. Andy Burns is finishing strong, with hopes that the Blue Jays will make room for him on the 40-man roster, with 2 hits. The talented and versatile 25-year-old has hovered around .290 since July 26th when his raised his batting average above .280 with a 2-for-3 game. Andy Burns collected the Herd’s only extra base hit with his 25th double.

New Hampshire 4

Portland 3

Impressive pitching prospect Conner Greene earned his 3rd Double-A win and 12th win of 2015 by allowing one run over 6 innings. He walked more than he struck out (3-2), but he only needed 66 pitches to get throw 6 innings. He throw 38 strikes, and induced 6 ground balls outs and 5 fly ball outs. Greg Infante failed to register an out in the 7th, giving up 2 runs on one hit and 3 walks. Cory Burns relieved Infante and pitched a perfect 7th. Blake McFarland allowed one run over two innings for his 15th save.

Roemon Fields collected one hit, one walk, one outfield assist, and one run. Dwight Smith Jr. continues to swing a hot bat with 3 more hits.  He is hitting .366 with 5 multi-hit games in his last 6. Dwight has walked 5 times to one strike out in his previous 10 games. Smith and K.C. Hobson each hit doubles.  Kevin Nolan (1/4) drove in 2 runs, while Hobson and Shane Optiz (1/4) each drove in one.

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Dunedin 8

Clearwater 9

Dunedin came up short in the 9th inning comeback. The D-Jays were down 9-5 heading into the bottom of the 9th, only to see them score 3 runs in the half inning.

Anthony Alford, Dickie Joe Thon, and Matthew Dean each had 2 hits. Alford and Dean each knocked in 2 runs and hit home runs. Jorge Saez also hit a home run. Alford is hitting .405 with 8 walks and 7 K’s in his last 10 games.

Alonzo Gonzalez allowed 5 runs over 4 innings, while walking 2 and striking out 2. Brad Allen took his 5th loss, allowing one run over 3 innings. Luis Santos allowed one run in one inning and Brady Dragmire allowed one run in his 2 innings.

Lansing 5

Great Lakes 6

Both teams got to the starters early by scoring 4 runs in the top and bottom half of the 1st inning, but the Lugnuts didn’t score again until the bottom of the 9th and fell shy.

Starlyn Suriel fell to 8-8 with a 4.16 ERA, allowing 5 runs over 3.2IP. He allowed 2 HR, but walked one and striking out 4. Colton Turner allowed one run and struck out one over 2.1IP. Phil Kish pitched a solid 3 innings, shutting out the Loons.

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  • Leadoff man Chris Carlson collected 2 singles and a triple (8th) and drove in his 44th RBI. Carlson also gunned down Mike Ahmed at home plate. Ryan McBroom (1/4) collected his 86th RBI and David Harris (1/3) collected his 28th RBI. Austin Davis collected 2 hits, a double, and a run.

    Vancouver 1

    Tri-City 2

    Tri-City 1-hit the C’s. The C’s one RBI came of the bat of Rodrigo Orozco, driving in Jame Lynch. Josh Reavis collected the C’s only hit.

    Taylor Saucedo walked 5 and struck out 2, but shut out the Dust Devils over 5 innings. Sean Ratcliffe allowed 3 hits, but zero runs in 2 innings. Tyler Burden pitched a perfect 8th, handing the 1-0 lead over to Andrew Case; unfortunately, Tri-City walked Case off after he blew his 4th save.