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.