Blue Jays MiLB Recap: Arnold Leon leads Bisons to win

Mar 20, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Arnold Leon (68) at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 20, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Arnold Leon (68) at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Scores and analysis from Blue Jays minor league games played on Monday, May 9th

Buffalo Bisons (14-17)   –   3
Durham Bulls (14-18)   –   0

The triple-A Bisons have now bounced back from their four-game losing streak with three wins in a row, and the pitching staff stole the show on Monday allowing just two hits in the shutout.

Arnold Leon was excellent, working five innings on 70 pitches while striking out seven and allowing just a single hit. Canadian Chris Leroux, who piggybacked Leon in his last start, was much better this time around, striking out six batters in three innings. David Aardsma picked up his fourth save of the season with a clean ninth.

Jesus Montero led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in, bringing his batting average back to .298. Domonic Brown went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Matt Dominguez added two hits of his own, bringing his triple-A average back to .300. Dalton Pompey was 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts.

Drew Hutchison (0-1, 4.10 ERA) takes the mound against left-hander Blake Snell on Tuesday.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-17)   –   2
Portland Sea Dogs (10-21)   –   1

Starting pitcher Luis Santos gave the Fisher Cats an excellent night on the mound, throwing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and striking out six. John Stilson and Wil Browning (S, 4) combined to clean up a scoreless back end.

Dwight Smith Jr. doubled in a 2-for-4 day with an RBI while Jon Berti tripled and scored. Roemon Fields took an 0-for-4 at the top of the lineup and Rowdy Tellez did the same from the number five spot.

Jeremy Gabryszwski (0-1, 3.41 ERA) faces off against Ty Buttrey (0-4, 4.09 ERA) on Tuesday.

Dunedin Blue Jays (14-16)   –   6
Clearwater Threshers (19-11)   –   2

The D-Jays continue their own march back towards .500 baseball with a win over the first-place Threshers. Florida alumnus Justin Shafer allowed just one run over four ant two-thirds innings, but did walk four batters. Right-hander Carlos Ramirez pitched two and a third scoreless before handing off to Tim Mayza (1.1 IP, 3 K). Lefty Jose Fernandez shut it down in the ninth.

Top shortstop prospect Richard Urena launched his third home run of the season for the D-Jays and Ryan McBroom added a solo shot of his own (4) in the seventh.

Cather Mike Reeves, batting eighth, went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Along with Urena, Jason Leblebijian, D.J. Davis, and Dickie Joe Thon all had two-hit days.

On Tuesday, top right-handed prospect Conner Greene (2-2, 3.41) faces Will Morris (2-1, 3.10 ERA).

Next: Blue Jays positional prospect roundup

Lansing Lugnuts (16-12)   –   2
Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-14)   –   7

The Lugnuts were the the only Blue Jays’ affiliate to lose on Monday, but starter Sean Reid-Foley worked through some turbulence to deliver three scoreless innings. Reid-Foley walked four, but struck out four and allowed just two hits on 70 pitches.

Conor Fisk took the brunt of the damage, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits in three innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked three. Gustavo Pierre pitched the final two innings, allowing one run to move his ERA to 1.50.

Ryan Cook (0-4) takes his 6.29 ERA to the mound on Tuesday against Roel Ramirez (2-1, 6.27)