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Blue Jays MiLB Recap – Fisher Cats win in extras

Craig Borden
Jul 12, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 12, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

A full slate of games Tuesday led to losses throughout the organization. First, our editor Keegan Matheson was at the Buffalo Bisons game and provided an in-depth recap of Tuesday night’s game. Check out his post on the Buffalo Bisons versus the Scranton/ WB Rail Riders from last night.

Buffalo Bisons – 2
Scranton/ WB Rail Riders – 5

Without going into to much detail, the Bisons missed out on a decent start by Roberto Hernandez. Hernandez pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs.  Chad Jenkins came on and allowed a pair of runs to allow the Rail Riders to a four-run lead before his exit.  Domonic Brown was the only player to collect multiple hits and went 2-for-4 on the night with a double.  Full Recap

New Hampshire Fisher Cats – 4
Reading Fighting Phils – 3

On to double-A where a Dwight Smith Jr. walk-off single closed out the game in the 10th inning.  Casey Lawrence got the start in this one and pitched well.  Two runs scored while he was on the mound but he was only charged the one earned run over 6 innings of work.  A home run to J.P. Crawford was the one blemish on the performance.  He allowed five hits while not walking a batter and striking out two.

Daniel Schlereth came on and allowed the 3rd run to the Fightin’ Phils which tied the game.  John Stilson and Murphy Smith combined for 3.1 innings to shut down the offence of the Phils to allow the walk off win.

Matt Dean had a great game at the plate.  Dean went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.  Ian Parmley also had a multi-hit performance, going 2for-3 with a double, a run scored, and a pair of walks. Smith Jr. was the hero of the game in the 10th inning after Parmley hit a double down the line.   After a wild pitch moved Parmley to third, Smith lined to centre field which scored the runner from 3rd for the win.

Dunedin Blue Jays – 2
Brevard County Manatees – 7

Kyle Westwood got the start for the D-Jays and was off to a good start until he ran into some trouble and was saddled him with six earned runs.  Three homers were allowed by Westwood over his six innings of work.  It appears that Westwood should have been pulled prior to the 7th inning.  Two of the opposition homers came in the 7th inning without him recording an out.

On offence, the D-Jays were having issues solving Brandon Woodruff.  Woodruff allowed only 4four D-Jay hits through seven innings of work.  The Jays got to Jon Olczak for two runs on five hits but it was to little to late in this one.  Richard Urena went 4-for-4 in the loss.

Next: The Blue Jays and Tim Lincecum: A kicking of tires

Lansing Lugnuts – 0
Cedar Rapids Kernels – 3

The Cedar Rapids’ bats came alive late in this one and allowed them to run away with the win.  Conor Fisk got the ball rolling for the Lugnuts with a great start.  He pitched five innings of shutout ball and struck out five.  Josh DeGraaf allowed all three Kernels runs on a pair of home runs.  DeGraaf pitched 3.1 innings of work and allowed five hits, three earned runs, and two strikeouts.

The Lugnuts had a rough time getting to Kernels pitchers Randy LeBlanc and Nick Anderson.  LeBlanc allow all seven Lugnuts hits over his seven innings but scattered all the base runners and did not allow a Lugnut runner to score.  Andrew Guillotte and Lane Thomas did a good job setting the table out of the 1 and 2 spots in the lineup.  Each of them went 2-for-4 but no one was able to capitalize on the opportunities.