Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Positives from Travis, Pentecost
Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Friday, May 13th
Buffalo Bisons (16-19) – 2
Norfolk Tides (12-24) – 5
Roberto Hernandez was unsteady for the Bisons on Friday, allowing eight hits over his five innings of work with four earned runs against. Pat McCoy and Pat Venditte worked a clean inning each before lefty Colt Hynes surrendered one run on two hits in the eighth.
Dalton Pompey doubled in a 2-for-5 day with an RBI and run scored, Buffalo’s only multi-hit performance of the day. With Darrell Ceciliani back in the lineup and hitting second, Domonic Brown, Jesus Montero, and Matt Dominguez could see some increased run-producing opportunities in the coming weeks.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-17)
Hartford Yard Goats (23-10) PPD
A rain out on Friday pushes the Fisher Cats and Yard Goats into a Saturday double-header beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Dunedin Blue Jays (14-20) – 5
Brevard County Manatees (11-23) – 7
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Dunedin and Brevard County did have a double-header on Friday, splitting the two games. Devon Travis began his rehab assignment with the D-Jays, going 1-for-4 with a double in the seven-inning game. He is expected to work his way through the double-A and triple-A levels before making his return to the Blue Jays in two-to-three weeks.
Ryan McBroom hit his fifth home run of the season in a 2-for-3 day while speedy outfielder D.J. Davis tripled in two runs. Anthony Alford was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and Richard Urena was 0-for-3.
All of the Manatees damage was done to Kyle Westwood, who allowed seven runs on 12 hits in his five innings pitched. Dominican righty Carlos Ramirez cleaned up the final two innings.
Dunedin Blue Jays (15-20) – 6
Brevard County Manatees (11-24) – 2
Chris Rowley and Conor Fisk (W, 1-0) both pitched three innings of one-run ball to lead the D-Jays to their win in the second game. Left-hander Colton Turner struck out two in a clean seventh.
Jason Leblebijian hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a 2-for-3 day with a triple going to Michael De La Cruz and doubles going to Dickie Joe Thon, Richard Urena, and Ryan McBroom. D.J. Davis stole his ninth base of the season.
Both Alford and Travis were kept out of the second game.
Lansing Lugnuts (17-15) – 2
South Bend Cubs (20-13) – 15
The Lugnuts had this game in control until the seventh inning, where the Cubs broke through for four runs. Then the floodgates really opened in the eighth when South Bend plated eight.
Max Pentecost was as positive takeaway yet again, though, going 2-for-4 in his second game back.
Ryan Borucki improved on his Dunedin starts, too, allowing just one earned run over five innings on three hits, striking out five. The bullpen wouldn’t be so fortunate, though. Josh DeGraaf (2.0 IP, 2 ER), Gustavo Pierre (0.1 IP, 4 ER), Dan Lietz (0.2 IP, 4 ER), and even third baseman Aaron Attaway (1.0 IP, 2 ER) combined for an ugly back-end.
Top pitching prospect Sean Reid-Foley (2-1, 1.66 ERA) is on the mound Saturday night for Lansing.