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Blue Jays Minor League Standouts – Week 3

Craig Borden
Sep 8, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero (63) hits an RBI-single against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero (63) hits an RBI-single against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Triple A – Buffalo Bisons 

The Bisons have been sitting in a world of average this past week.  They are an even 5-5 over their last 10 games and but have played solid baseball.  They have been in every game over the past week and just come up short in their losses.  This is due mostly to the pitching staff having a stellar week.  Casey Lawrence pitched an incredible start Wednesday as he tossed 7 innings and allowed only 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks.  Wade LeBlanc continued his early season as he pitched 6 innings and scattered 8 hits and a walked batter while striking out 6 and allowing 2 runs.  His season ERA now sits at 2.22 through 24.1 innings.

Drew Hutchison also pitched well after a spot start with the big club.  He pitched 6 innings and allowed a run on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He also struck out 6 as he found the strike zone more in this outing.  Hutch continues to show he can be a good pitcher when he is able to pound the strike zone.

Offensively, we are still being entertained by the “Jesus Montero Show”.  His 13-game hitting streak was finally snapped last night by the IronPigs but he has raked the past couple weeks.  This past week he collected 8 hits which included a home run, 2 runs scored, and a pair of RBIs.  The rest of the offense has been in bursts as the team struggles to score runs overall.

MVB – Jesus Montero

Double A – New Hampshire Fisher Cats

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A rough week for the Fisher Cats as they are now 3-7 in their past 10 and have lost 4 straight.  The issue in the past 4 games has been the bats.  Their offense has only managed 3 runs in the past 4 games.

The pitching has been able to keep most of the games close but the offense just has not been able to provide the support.  Jeremy Gabryszwski had a mixed week in his 2 starts, one was a struggle and the other was business as usual for him this season.  His first outing this week he allowed 5 earned runs and 4 walks.  The most walks he had allowed prior to this outing was 2.  His second start was on par with his previous starts.  6 IP, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and 4 strike outs.  Shane Dawson had a start earlier in the week and was solid through 5.2 innings.  He did not allow a run and only gave up 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4.

MVFC – Shane Dawson

Single A+ – Dunedin Blue Jays

The D-Jays are currently on a 5-game losing streak and have been having trouble keeping their opponents off the score board.  Tom Robson turned in a pair of quick starts and allowed only 3 runs over 8.1 innings of work.  The outings were rather short because Robson allowed 10 walks over those innings.

Ryan McBroom had a solid week as he collected a a hits in 4 of this 6 games.  He also scored 2 times, hit a home run, and drove in 5 runners.  Jonathan Davis collected 8 hits and 4 runs scored during the week.  He continues to see his batting average climb and currently sits in .281.

MVDJ – Ryan McBroom

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Single A – Lansing Lugnuts

The Lugnuts continue to hang just out of first place and are currently 2 games behind the division leading Captains.  The Lugnuts are 6-4 in their past 10 games and have been hitting on all cylinders their past five.

Andrew Guillotte and Juan Kelly have been hot over the past few games.  Guillotte has 9 hits over the past 6 games with a homer, 5 runs scored, and a pair of RBIs.  Kelly has nearly the same line as he has 7 hits in the past 6 with a home run, 2 runs scored, and 6 RBIs.

On the other side of the ball the Lugnuts starters have been lights out.  Tayler Saucedo got a very strong outing in and pitched 6 scoreless innings while striking out 3.  Francisco Rios enjoyed the most success as he pitched his second straight solid start.  He threw 5.2 innings of work while allowing only 3 hits and a walk.  He also struck out an impressive 9 batters in the 5.2 innings of work.

MVL – Francisco Rios

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