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Blue Jays MiLB recap: Robson struggles again with Dunedin

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Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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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.

Roemon Fields enjoyed a fine day from the leadoff spot, batting 2-for-5 with a double. Jon Berti tripled for the Cats while KC Hobson and Wilkin Castillo both recorded two RBIs apiece.

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

The D-Jays took this one in unlikely walk-off fashion. With Richard Urena at the plate and David Harris on third in the bottom of the tenth, a wild pitch brought across the winning run.

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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.

The offence was led by first baseman Juan Kelly, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles. It was a team effort at the plate otherwise, and Gunnar Heidt stole his fourth bag of the season.

Left-handed pitching prospect Angel Perdomo is scheduled to pitch for Lansing on Saturday night.

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