Blue Jays MiLB Recap: Stay hot, Francisco Rios
Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league games played on Sunday, May 1st
Buffalo Bisons (10-13)
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (12-10) –PPD–
Sunday’s finale between the Bisons and IronPigs was rained out. The two teams will make up the game in June as part of a day-night double-header. On Monday, Wade LeBlanc is scheduled to pitch the series opener against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (8-13) – 3
Binghamton Mets (11-10) – 1
The Fisher Cats broke through with a win on Sunday against Binghamton in a game that saw just four hits from each side. Two fielding errors from Mets’ shortstop Phillip Evans were the difference, as all three New Hampshire runs scored against Robert Gsellman in the first inning were unearned.
Matt Dean (1-for-3) had a double, a walk, and an RBI for the Fisher Cats while top first base prospect Rowdy Tellez (1-for-3) singled, walked, and drove one in.
Luis Santos (2-0) was very strong on the mound for New Hampshire, throwing six innings of one-run ball with just four hits against. The Dominican-born right-hander struck out seven batters without issuing a single walk.
Princeton alumnus Danny Barnes pitched two perfect innings of relief before handing off to Wil Browning, who shut down the Mets for his second save of the season.
Dunedin Blue Jays (11-12)
— Day off —
The D-Jays are back in action on Monday night against the Brevard County Manatees. Left-handed pitching prospect Ryan Borucki is scheduled to start, taking his 12.00 ERA to the hill in hopes of putting April behind him.
Lansing Lugnuts (13-8) – 5
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (11-13) – 3
The Lugnuts remain the team to watch among the Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates. This is due in large part to their fantastic starting rotation, which was on display again yesterday with Francisco Rios on the mound.
Earning his first win of the season, the 20-year-old Rios allowed just one earned run on five hits over six innings, striking out five and not issuing a single walk. This brings his season ERA down to 1.48.
Starlyn Suriel, the 5-foot-11 Dominican righty who pitched 114.2 innings in Lansing last year, continues to look very strong in his newfound relief role. Suriel struck out two batters in one and two-thirds innings of work, bringing his own ERA down to 1.84. Dusty Isaacs recorded his third save of the season with one and a third clean innings.
Third-baseman Carl Wise doubled in a 2-for-4 day while Canadian left-fielder Connor Panas drove in two with a single in the second inning. Catcher Ryan Hissey went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks.
Lefty Angel Perdomo (2-0, 2.04) goes for the Lugnuts on Monday night.