Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, April 20th
Buffalo Bisons (6-8) – 8
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-5) – 1
Domonic Brown blasted two home runs en route to a 3-for-5 night with four RBIs, leading the Bisons to an offensive landslide against the RailRiders. Only the number eight and nine batters failed record one of Buffalo’s 16 hits.
Second baseman Alexi Casilla singled four times to drive in two runs out of the number seven spot. Jesus Montero continued his strong start to 2016 with a 2-for-5 day and one RBI while Matt Dominguez, one of the hottest bats in the Blue Jays system right now, had three singles.
Dalton Pompey left the game, and reports from the field indicated that he was seen limping (he recently had a toe injury).
On the mound, left-hander Wade LeBlanc (2-1) was very strong pitching seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just four hits and striking out eight. Dustin Antolin struck out the side in the eighth before Ben Rowen cleaned things up in the ninth.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-7) – 2
Hartford Yard Dogs (10-4) – 9
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The Fisher Cats were on the wrong end of a blowout at the double-A level, dropping their final game of the series 9-2 to Hartford while combining for just four hits.
Third baseman Matt Dean was the entire offence, hitting a two-run home run off Yard Goats starter German Marquez in the second inning. Dean also singled and walked. New Hampshire’s other two hits, both singles, went to KC Hobson and centre-fielder Melky Mesa.
Lefty starter John Anderson was absolutely rocked in this one, allowing seven runs (six earned) over 4.0 innings on 10 hits including two home runs. Brady Dragmire allowed Hartford to tag on two additional runs in his 1.2 innings of work before Wil Browning and Daniel Schlereth cleaned up the remaining innings.
Dunedin Blue Jays (8-6) – 8
Tampa Yankees (8-6) – 4
Right-fielder Jonathan Davis is showing now signs of slowing down for the D-Jays, and is continuing to earn more attention for his early play. David went 2-for-3 in this one with three RBI, including a triple, moving his average for the season to .302. He also walked twice.
Speaking of Davis’, D.J. Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases, giving him five total on the season.
It was a group effort on the mound beginning with Juliandry Higuera, who allowed two earned runs on two hits and four walks over 3.2 innings. Carlos Ramirez (1-0) earned the win with his 2.2 innings of work before Adonys Cardona, Tim Mayza, and Matt Dermody took it home.
Fort Worth TinCaps (9-5) – 6
Lansing Lugnuts (6-5) – 1
Outside of a Carl Wise RBI single and JC Cardenas double, it was a quiet Wednesday for the Lugnuts as they wrapped up their series against the TinCaps.
Angel Perdomo takes the mound on Thursday against the Lake County Captains.