Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays games played on Sunday, May 22nd
Buffalo Bisons (22-22) – 2
Pawtucket Red Sox (21-23) – 1
Wade LeBlanc pitched another masterpiece Sunday as he held the Red Sox in check. LeBlanc pitched his 4th straight game without allowing an earned run. The only run in the game was allowed with LeBlanc on the mound but it was not charged to him due to an error by Matt Dominguez. LeBlanc finished with seven innings pitched and only allowed five hits, two walks, and struck out six.
Offensively, the Herd was shut down rather efficiently but they were able to come up with a few timely hits. Darrell Ceciliani doubled in the bottom of the 4th and promptly stole 3rd base. Matt Dominguez then doubled to drive in Ceciliani for the first Bisons run. In the 9th Jesus Montero hit a single down the line and was pinch-run for. Casey Kotchman then laced a ball to left center field that scored pinch runner Alexi Castilla. The Herd won in another walk off.New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-21) – 13
Hartford Yard Goats (26-16) – 7
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The hit parade was on in New Hampshire Sunday. There were 31 hits between both teams but the Cats were able to edge out the Yard Goats. Jon Berti was only a home run short of the cycle as he went 3-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and 3 RBIs out of the lead off spot. Jorge Flores also collected 3 RBI with his 2-5 day. The main power was supplied by Dwight Smith Jr. as he cracked a pair of home runs. Smith finished the game with a line of 3-4, three runs scored, two homers, and three RBI. Six of the Fisher Cat hitters recorded multi-hit games and only two failed to record a hit.
Jeremy Gabryszwski got the start but would give into the Yard Goats hitters in the 4th inning. Gabryszwski allowed five runs in the start on eight hits. Jason Berken came on in relief and allowed a couple more runs over his two innings of work. The bullpen then locked everything up to secure the win. Brady Dragmire and Wil Browning pitched a shut down inning each.
Dunedin Blue Jays (18-26) – 2
Bradenton Marauders (22-20) – 8
Some late power was not enough for the D-Jays after a rough outing for for the bullpen. Francisco Rios pitched a solid seven innings of work and really only had trouble in the 3rd inning where he allowed three runs. Other then that one inning Rios was dominant. Rios pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on nine hits while only walking one and striking out seven. Rios has pitched well in his three starts for the D-Jays thus far and currently sits with a 3.26 ERA with 19 strikeouts.
The Marauders opened the flood gates on Brad Allen out of the pen and tagged him for five earned runs. The five runs came on just two hits as Allen walked four batters.
The late deficit was too much for the D-Jays offence that had trouble solving the Marauders pitchers. Richard Urena provided the pop with a home run in the 6th inning. The D-Jays collected seven hits through out the game but were unable to bring anyone home. The hits were spread out so much that they only had two at bats with runners in scoring position in which they went 0-2 in those chances.
Lansing Lugnuts (21-20) – 4
Great Lakes Loons (19-22) – 3
An early lead evaporated in this one but some small ball in extra innings allowed the Lugnuts to escape with the win. Tayler Saucedo pitched great over six innings as he allowed just one run on one hit and a walk. Saucedo also picked up four strikeouts during the outing. At the time of his exit the Lugnuts were up 3-1 but the offence had issues hitting the Loons bullpen.
Errors led to Josh DeGraaf allowing two unearned runs to tie the game 3-3 and move the game into extra innings. In extras, Andrew Guillotte was able to single and then steal 2nd base. This was followed by a Juan Kelly single that put runners on the corners for Max Pentecost. Pentecost hit a sac fly to deep left field that allowed Guillotte to score the go ahead run. Dusty Isaacs came on and recorded the save to lock up the win.
The Lugnuts were using their legs in this one as they stole five bases. Juan Kelly continues to rake as he collected another two hits. He has a hit in all but two games during his last 10.