Blue Jays Minor League Report: Wade LeBlanc hot for Buffalo
Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Saturday, May 7th
Buffalo Bisons (12-17) – 2
Syracuse Chiefs (17-11) – 1
Wade LeBlanc led the Bisons to victory on Saturday with seven innings of shutout ball, allowing six hits and walking two while striking out six. Earning his third win of the season (3-1), LeBlanc’s ERA falls to 2.21. Chad Jenkins and Colt Hynes (S, 1) combined to close out the game.
Matt Dominguez launched a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, his third of the season. Second baseman David Adams reached base in all three of his at-bats, going 2-for-2 with a walk.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (11-16) – 7
Hartford Yard Goats (20-8) – 6
A late rally from the Fisher Cats gave them the win over the powerhouse Yard Goats, scoring three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game and one in the ninth to inch ahead.
Roemon Fields was red hot, tripling and stealing his 10th base of the season while reaching base in all five at-bats (4-for-4, BB, 2 RBI). Matt Dean went 2-for-5 with an RBI out of the cleanup spot while the bottom three of Christian Lopes, Ian Parmley, and Jorge Flores all contributed two hits with an RBI.
Starter John Anderson struggled to miss bats, allowing nine hits and five earned runs over five and a third innings pitched. Brady Dragmire was first out of the bullpen (1.2 IP, 1 ER) before Murphy Smith (3-0) struck out four batters over the final two innings.
Dunedin Blue Jays (13-15) – 2
Daytona Tortugas (11-17) – 8
A six-run third inning from the Tortugas sunk the D-Jays, with another very difficult outing from starting left-hander Ryan Borucki. Lasting just two innings, Borucki allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks. His ERA now sits at 14.40 after six starts.
Dunedin’s bullpen was a different story, though. Alonzo Gonzalez and Chris Rowley both pitched three innings of scoreless ball, then Matt Dermody cleaned things up in the ninth.
Top prospect Anthony Alford went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while Richard Urena, hitting behind him in the number two spot, was 1-for-2 with two walks. Jason Leblebijian and Dickie Joe Thon both doubled as part of 2-for-4 days.
The Dunedin radio broadcast reportedly revealed that Michael Bourn, who’d been with the D-Jays, has been released by Toronto.
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Lansing Lugnuts (16-11) – 2
Quad Cities River Bandits (12-17) – 6
Not every start can go Angel Perdomo‘s way. The promising left-hander couldn’t make it out of the first inning, allowing a pair of runs on four hits and three walks (36 pitches). This is an outlier to the norm of Perdomo’s 2016, though, with his ERA still sitting at 2.31.
Dan Lietz carried the Lugnuts for three scoreless innings before Starlyn Suriel (3.1 IP, 1 ER) and Dusty Isaacs (1.2 IP, 0 ER) ate up the remaining frames.
Beyond a 2-for-4 day with a pair of singles from catcher Ryan Hissey, four doubles were spread among Aaron Attaway, Lane Thomas, Jacob Anderson, and Austin Davis.