A look at the Toronto Blue Jays top MiLB performers at each level from the week that was
Triple A – Buffalo Bisons
The Bisons continue to have issues and are currently sitting in last place in the International League’s North Division. Over the first week of May the Herd has been struggling and is off to a 2-4 record. The offense has been hurting and the pitching allowed at least five runs in each of the four losses. Over past few weeks there have been some bright spots in the darkness though. Andy Burns performed well and earned himself a trip to Toronto to help fill the Blue Jays bench. Burns batted .250 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI during 27 games with the Herd.
David Adams has been slapping the ball all over the field in the past week. He has six hits over the past six games and is 10-19 in his last 10 games. Wade LeBlanc continued to impress in his two starts this week. He pitched 12.1 innings and allowed only three runs in the first start. The most impressive stat maybe that he struck out 13 and only walked three during those innings.
MVB – Wade LeBlanc
Double A – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The past week showed the Cats possibly turning things around. They went 4-3 over the past week to kick off the month of May. Even in the three losses the Cats only lost by a run in each. Things are clicking and more good times should be coming for the Cat attack. Ian Parmley enjoyed a nice week as he collected 6 hits in 6 games. Roemon Fields appears to be heating up as he collected 7 hits and 3 steals in the past 3 games. Matt Dean continues to drive in runs as he collected 5 in the past week on 7 hits. He also scored four runs.
Murphy Smith collected a pair of wins in the past week as a result of his 2 appearances. He pitched four innings out of the pen and struck out eight while not allowing a run. Jeremy Gabryszwski has continued his early successes and pitched two good starts this past week. He allowed three runs over 10.1 innings of work.
MVFC – Matt Dean
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The D-Jays have been having issues keeping opponents off the board and over the past week things have not changed. Over the past week they went 2-3 and have allowed 26 runs while scoring 13. Richard Urena collected an impressive eight hits over the five games. Jason Leblebijian had four hits and a 3-run homer over the past week. He also scored three runs. Conner Greene is the one shinning light in the D-Jays rotation at the moment He turned in another solid performance in which he threw six innings, allowed four hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out four.
MVDJ – Conner Greene
Single A – Lansing Lugnuts
The Lugnuts continue to play great baseball and are the only Jays affiliate to have a winning record. Over the past week they have a 4-3 record and continue their hunt for first place. A consistent attack has made it hard for anyone to really stand out on the offense. Andrew Guillotte continues to rake as he picked up another six hits during the week. His season batting average sits at a lofty .319.
Pitching has been the name of the game for the Lugnuts. Angel Perdomo has been on fire and got 2 starts this week but stumbled in his second start. Perdomo’s first start was five innings of shutout ball and in his second he allowed two runs in the first inning and was removed. Francisco Rios has been crushing his oppositions this season and this past week was no exception. In two starts he only allowed one run on five hits while striking out 15 in 11.2 innings. Rios has been nothing but a dominant force for the Lugnuts pitching staff and he has only continued to improve. His ERA now sits at a minuscule 1.2o.
MVL – Francisco Rios