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Blue Jays MiLB Recap – Jimenez shows off pop

Craig Borden
Mar 27, 2016; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher A.J. Jimenez (8) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2016; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher A.J. Jimenez (8) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays games played on Tuesday, May 24th

Buffalo Bisons (23-22) – 7
Columbus Clippers (26-18) – 4

Some late thunder courtesy of A. J. Jimenez broke up a 4-4 tie and led the Herd to the win in this one.  Bison hitters were able to keep up a consistent attack during this game as they tagged 3 of the 4 Clippers pitchers for at least 1 run.  It took a few innings for the Bisons to get on track but in the 5th they were able to open things up on a Devon Travis RBI single.  In the 6th inning the Herd was able to pour it on against the Clipper bullpen.  Darrell Ceciliani hit an RBI double which was followed by a pair of RBI fielders choices by Junior Lake and A.J. Jimenez.  This tied the game at 4 until Jimenez strolled up to the plate in the 8th.  After a Ceciliani double, a walk to Lake and a wild pitch the stage was set for Jimenez.  Jimenez laced a Jeff Johnson pitch over the left field wall on a line for a 3 run homer.  This put the Herd on top 7-4 for the remainder of the game

Roberto Hernandez pitched 5 long innings as he battled through 11 hits and 4 earned runs.  The big blows against Hernandez were a pair of solo homers by the Clippers.  Once the bullpen took over the Clipper bats went silent.  Over the last 4 innings of the game the Bison relief corps only allowed 1 hit.  This paved the way for the come back and the win.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-23) – 2
Trenton Thunder (24-19) – 3

A little extra thunder from Alex Rodriguez helped Trenton squeak by the Cats.  A-Rod is working with the Thunder on a rehab assignment and was able to collect a 2-4 performance with an RBI.  John Anderson got the ball for the Cats and pitch 6 solid innings.  He only allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits while striking out a pair.  The pitchers were able to keep the hitters from stringing together a ton of runs on each side and the game went into extra innings.  Brandy Dragmire allowed a run to score on a Juan Silver blooper.  This allowed the Thunder to walk off the Cats.

On offense Dwight Smith Jr. continues to heat up as he collected 3 hits and a pair of RBIs.  Smith supplied the offense in the low scoring affair but they were unable keep the comebacks coming.

Dunedin Blue Jays (20-26) – 7
Lakeland Flying Tigers (25-20) – 5

A huge 7th inning spelled success for the D-Jays Tuesday.  The D-Jays raked up 5 runs in the 7th to cap off their scoring.  At the beginning of the inning they were down 2-4 and finished the inning with the lead.  Richard Urena hit a triple good for 3 runs in the 7th as the D-Jays ran away with the game.  Anthony Alford hit his first homer of the season in the inning also.  He finished the game going 2-4 with a pair of runs scored along with the solo homer.  Dickie Jon Thon had a good game as he went 2-2 with a double, a pair of RBIs, and a run scored.

On the mound Justin Shafer battled through 5 innings of work.  His finally line would show as 5 innings of work 3 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks with 3 strikeouts.  Shafer had trouble with the long ball as he allowed 2 to the Tigers hitters.  The bullpen found success and only allowed 1 run over the remaining 4 innings to secure the win.

Lansing Lugnuts – 4

Fort Wayne TinCaps – 3

Angel Perdomo was very strong again for the Lugnuts, striking out seven and allowing just one earned run over five innings.

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