Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays Minor League games played on Friday, April 15th
Buffalo Bisons (4-5) – 1
Rochester Red Wings (4-4) – 2
The triple-A Bisons got some more excellent pitching in their ninth game of the season as starter Wade LeBlanc (1-1) went 6.1 innings, allowing just two earned runs on five hits while striking out six. Chad Girodo continued to build his case with two more innings of shutout ball, striking out two, before Ben Rowen forced a pair of ground ball outs.
Jio Mier’s double was the only extra-base hit of the Bisons’ five on the day. Dalton Pompey batted leadoff and started in centre-field, going 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Right-hander Casey Lawrence is scheduled to start for Buffalo on Saturday.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats ( 4-3) – 7
Trenton Thunder (4-4) – 0
A shutout win for Toronto’s double-A affiliate and it all started with left-hander John Anderson. He lasted 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and walking two but striking out five. Brady Dragmire and Colt Hynes combined to keep the final 3.1 innings clean for the Fisher Cats.
New Hampshire continues to terrorize opponents on the bases, too. The speedy Fields stole two bases, bringing him to five on the young season, while Berti’s two steals bring him to six.
Dunedin Blue Jays (5-4) – 8
Palm Beach Cardinals (7-2) – 7
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Urena had another strong day at the plate going 2-for-5 while Harris tripled and drove in three runs. Fellow top prospect D.J. Davis doubled and walked while designated hitter Jonathan Davis went 1-for-2 with three walks.
Juliandry Higuera pitched 4.0 nice innings out of the gate (4 H, 1 ER, 1 K), but Canadian righty Tom Robson ran into trouble once again. Robson allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in just one and two-thirds innings. After Brad Allen calmed things down, Matt Dermody (1-0) earned the late win.
Lansing Lugnuts (4-2) – 7
Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-5) – 2
Mexican right-hander Francisco Rios started for the Lugnuts, allowing two earned runs over 4.2 innings but striking out a whopping nine batters. Lefties Dan Lietz (1-0) and Colton Turner combined for 4.1 innings of shutout relief the rest of the way.
Left-handed pitching prospect Angel Perdomo is scheduled to pitch for Lansing on Saturday night.