Blue Jays MiLB Recap: Angel Perdomo continues to dominate
Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league games played on Monday, May 2nd
Buffalo Bisons (11-13) — 5
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (12-13) — 3
The Bisons got a productive start from southpaw Wade LeBlanc and the bullpen tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in relief to get back in the win column against the New York Yankees minor league affiliate.
Pat Venditte came into the ballgame in the top of the eighth innings with two runners on and two out and after Bisons pitching coach Bob Stanley was ejected during the at-bat, he got Pete Kozma to line out to centrefield to end the threat. He finished off the RailRiders in the ninth, retiring Slade Heathcott (0-for-5) out of the three-spot to pick up the win.
LeBlanc went 5.1 innings allowing three earned runs on eight hits and a walk while racking up seven strikeouts. The offence was sparked by the bottom of the order in this one as A.J. Jiminez (1-for-3) hit a sacrifice fly to break a 3-3 tie and David Adams (2-for-3) doubled home an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth. Jiminez also got the scoring started with an RBI triple in the second inning and Adams scored him with his first double of the evening.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (8-14) — 2
Reading Fightin Phils (15-9) — 3
The Fisher Cats could only muster two hits against lefty Anthony Vasquez (5-0) and have now lost five of their last six games. New Hampshire starter John Anderson (1-3) gave up all three runs in seven innings and allowed six hits while striking out six, and he did not walk a batter.
The Cats waited for Vasquez to leave the game in the eighth to get on the scoreboard after Dwight Smith doubled home a pair of runs and put the tying run in scoring position with two outs for Rowdy Tellez (0-for-3). Tellez took a 3-2 pitch for a ball and his walk gave Matt Dean (0-for-4) a chance to play hero, but he grounded out to third to end the threat and any hopes of a comeback.
Ian Parmley had two hits and was caught stealing while second baseman Christian Lopes had a single to round out the offence for the Fisher Cats.
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Dunedin Blue Jays (11-13) — 2
Brevard County Manatees (7-18) — 8
Ryan Borucki‘s (1-3) struggles continued as he allowed five runs in three innings to give the lowly Manatees their fourth win in five tries after previously losing 14 of 15 games in the Florida State League. Borucki failed to lower his ERA of 12.00 going into the game against the Milwaukee Brewers’ affiliate.
The Blue Jays’ offence was active despite the loss, as they stole four bases and scattered seven singles and four walks, with Michael Bourn‘s (2-for-4) triple being their only extra base-hit of the game. Richard Urena (2-for-5) had a stolen base and an RBI single as Dunedin went 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base.
Ryan McBroom (2-for-4), Derrick Loveless (0-for-5), and Dickie Joe Thon (1-for-3) also had stolen bases.
Lansing Lugnuts (14-8) — 4
Cedar Rapids Kernals (13-11) — 1
Angel Perdomo continued his dominance, pitching five innings of three-hit ball, with two walks and one unearned run allowed, while striking out seven batters. Gustavo Pierre pitched a scoreless sixth inning and picked up his first win with the Lugnuts — he needed 22 pitches to get through the inning unscathed.
Third baseman Carl Wise (2-for-3) led the Lugnuts with an RBI double in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth. Lane Thomas and Juan Kelly also had a couple of hits at the top of the lineup, but as has been the case quite often this season for Lansing, pitching was the story in this one.
Dan Lietz pitched a scoreless seventh inning, giving way to closer Colton Turner, who finally looked somewhat beatable in what has been a fantastic first couple of weeks for the 25-year-old. Turner allowed three hits and two walks over the final two frames, but relied on the strikeout to get him out of trouble. He came up with a big strikeout against Sean Miller with the bases loaded to end the eight inning. In the ninth, with one out and two runners on, Turner struck out LaMonte Wade and A.J. Murray swinging to end the game.