Blue Jays MiLB Report: Jon Harris, have mercy

Jon Harris walks back to the dugout after a fielding drill in Dunedin, Fla. / Credit: Braydon Holmyard
Jon Harris walks back to the dugout after a fielding drill in Dunedin, Fla. / Credit: Braydon Holmyard /

Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, May 18th

Buffalo Bisons (19-21)   –   7
Toledo Mud Hens (17-21)   –   5

An offensive outburst saw the Bisons produce 14 hits. Catcher A.J. Jimenez was the star, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. Junior Lake, batting eighth as his average has dipped below .200, responded with a 3-for-3 day and two RBIs of his own.

Dalton Pompey was not in the lineup on Wednesday, giving way to Darrell Ceciliani who doubled and singled in a 2-for-5 day, raising his average to .163 as he looks to find his groove in 2016.

Roberto Hernandez earned the win on the mound, throwing 83 pitches over five innings of work. He did allow all five earned runs against, however, on seven hits. Chad Jenkins and Pat McCoy bridged the gap to Ryan Tepera, who picked up his third save of the season for Buffalo.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-19)   –   8

Portland Sea Dogs (15-26)   –   2

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The Fisher Cats are back to .500 thanks to a strong group effort from the bullpen. Starter Jason Berken lasted four innings on 64 pitches, allowing two earned runs on three hits.

Left-hander Danny Barnes was first out of the pen and picked up his second win of the season, throwing two innings of perfect ball with three strikeouts. Murphy Smith followed with two innings of his own, striking out two, before Wil Browning shut it down in the ninth to lower his ERA to 0.57.

Matt Dean’s third home run of the season, a three-run shot, led the way on offence. Both Dwight Smith Jr. and K.C. Hobson (3 RBI) both contributed two hits behind Dean. Rowdy Tellez was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.

Dunedin Blue Jays (17-23)   –   5
Fort Myers Miracle (22-18)   –   3

Anthony Alford had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Ryan McBroom added a double of his own in a 3-for-4 day while Jason Leblebijian and L.B. Dantzler contributed a pair of hits each.

Kyle Westwood pitched five innings of three-run ball, allowing four hits while striking out two. Conor Fisk picked up the win in relief, throwing two perfect innings before Adonys Cardona and Matt Dermody bridged the gap to Carlos Ramirez who picked up his fourth save of the season.

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Lansing Lugnuts (19-17)   –   1
Fort Wayne TinCaps (20-19)   –   0

Jon Harris may not be long for Lansing. The 2015 first round pick was downright brilliant, striking out 11 batters over seven shutout innings. The TinCaps managed just four hits and a walk off of Harris, whose ERA now sits at 1.05.

Josh DeGraaf earned the win with two relief innings as Harris left the score tied 0-0, then Dusty Isaacs earned his fifth save of the season with a clean 10th.

A Ryan Hissey single in the 10th was the difference, and second baseman Gunnar Heidt was the only Lugnut to record multiple hits.