Blue Jays MiLB Report: Richard Urena leaves with ankle injury
Toronto Blue Jays minor league scores and analysis for games played on Wednesday, April 19th.
Buffalo Bisons (5-8) – 0
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-4) – 7
The Bisons had a tough night against the New York Yankees’ triple-A affiliate, falling to a shutout pitching performance split between Tyler Cloyd and Conor Mullee of the RailRiders. For all the talent on Toronto’s top minor league roster, it’s been a slow process to get the wheels turning.
Third baseman Matt Dominguez had the only multi-hit day for Buffalo, going 2-for-3. The Bisons’ other three hits, all singles, went to Jesus Montero (.319 AVG), Andy Burns, and Jio Mier. Buffalo was equally inept on defence, recording four errors.
Scott Diamond (2-1) took the loss for Buffalo, allowing six runs (four earned) over 4.2 innings on five hits and two walks. Fellow lefty Pat McCoy took over for 2.1 innings, striking out three, before Bobby Korecky took care of the eighth frame.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-6) – 7
Hartford Yard Goats (9-4) – 2
The bottom of the lineup stole the spotlight for New Hampshire as they handled the red-hot Yard Goats on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Catcher Jorge Saez was the star, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. With his eighth stolen base on the season, third baseman Jon Berti also took the league lead.
Starter Luis Santos was excellent, pitching 6.0 innings while allowing two runs (one earned). The Dominican righty allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out six. John Stilson then worked two innings of shutout ball before Chris Smith closed it out in the ninth.
Dunedin Blue Jays (7-6) – 7
Tampa Yankees (8-5) – 12
It wasn’t a good day to be a pitcher at George M. Steinbrenner Field. A total of 26 hits led to 19 runs, leaving the D-Jays on the short end.
Left-handed pitching prospect Ryan Borucki had another difficult start, allowing six earned runs on eight hits over three innings, walking two and failing to record a single strikeout. He eventually gave way to Alonzo Gonzalez (L, 0-1) and Chris Rowley who allowed three runs each.
Top shortstop prospect Richard Urena left the game with a reported ankle injury which we’ll be monitoring over the coming days.
At the plate, Ryan McBroom, Christian Lopes, and Jonathan Davis all homered for the D-Jays. Third Baseman Emilio Guerrero went 3-for-5 with a double while catcher Danny Jansen drove in two as part of a 2-for-4 day with a walk.
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Lansing Lugnuts (6-4) – 3
Fort Wayne TinCaps (8-5) – 2
The Lugnuts bounced back with a walk-off win on Wednesday as third baseman Carl Wise drove an RBI single into right field in the bottom of the ninth.
Lansing also rode the hot bat of first baseman Juan Kelly who went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Both Ryan Hissey and Josh Almonte recorded two-hit days.
Lefty Tayler Saucedo gave the Lugs a very nice start, allowing two runs (one earned) over 6.1 innings on three hits while striking out three. Georgia Tech alumnus Dusty Isaacs (1-0) came on in relief during the seventh inning, getting pegged with the blown save but eventually earning the win throwing 2.2 innings of shutout ball.