Blue Jays Minor League report: Devon Travis goes 3-for-4

Jun 26, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (29) rounds third base on an overthrow to second base in the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 26, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (29) rounds third base on an overthrow to second base in the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Thursday, May 20th

Buffalo Bisons (20-21)   –   7
Pawtucket Red Sox (20-21)   –   5

Devon Travis didn’t miss a beat in his first game at triple-A as he continues his rehab stint. The second baseman was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, including a scorching double off the wall.

“I’ve never been so happy to get out of warmer weather and get up to cooler weather and have to bundle up a little bit,” Travis told Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star. “I’m so excited to be here. I’m excited to get back on the field again. I’m excited to be playing with a purpose.”

Domonic Brown launched his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot, and Jesus Montero contributed a 2-for-4 day with an RBI.

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Canadian right-hander Chris Leroux had a difficult start, allowing five earned runs on six hits over five innings, but did strike out six. The bullpen picked him up, as Colt Hynes and Ben Rowen both worked scoreless holds before Dustin Antolin, recently reassigned back to Buffalo in favour of Pat Venditte, picked up his fourth save of the season.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-19)

The Fisher Cats had the day off on Thursday, but open up a three-game set at home against the Hartford Yard Goats tonight. Right-hander Casey Lawrence (1-2, 4.29 ERA) is scheduled to face German Marquez (3-2, 1.82).

Dunedin Blue Jays (17-24)   –   4
Fort Myers Miracle (23-18)   –   5

This one stretched into the 12th inning and left-handed reliever Alonzo Gonzalez was hit with the loss. Starter Justin Shafer was serviceable in his start, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings pitched.

Aaron Loup worked a scoreless inning of relief despite allowing a hit and a walk, throwing 11 of his 12 pitches for strikes. After Colton Turner struck out three batters in one inning, Tim Mayza pitched three innings, striking out four and allowing just one run (BS, 2).

Ryan McBroom had a monstrous game at the plate, going 4-for-6 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Jonathan Davis hit his fifth home run of the season.

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Lansing Lugnuts (19-18)   –   4
Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-19)   –   5

Angel Perdomo was fairly strong again for the Lugnuts, allowing three runs (all unearned) on four hits while striking out five. His strikeout rate now sits well above one per inning while his ERA dropped to 1.72.

Gustavo Pierre’s struggles continued with two earned runs over two innings before lefty Dan Lietz pitched two scoreless frames to close out the game.

Lansing was held to five hits on the day, with two of their runs scoring on sacrifice flies from Juan Kelly. Gunnar Heidt tripled in a run in the second inning and catcher Max Pentecost was 0-for-3 on the day.