Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, June 1st
Buffalo Bisons (28-25) – 4
Columbus Clippers (29-23) – 0
The Bisons continued to trend in the right direction as left-hander Scott Diamond led them to victory with eight innings of shutout ball. Diamond allowed just five hits and struck out two, issuing no walks in the process and lowering his ERA to 3.06. Ben Rowen pitched a clean ninth inning.
Buffalo got it done with the long ball offensively. Jesus Montero launched his sixth home run of the season in the fourth before Tony Sanchez hit a two-run home run in the seventh to pull the Bisons away.
First baseman Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4, bringing his average up to .278, and left-fielder Darrell Ceciliani went 2-for-4 with his fourth stolen base.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (24-27) – 3
Harrisburg Senators (27-24) – 6
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Jeremy Gabryszwski took the loss for the Fisher Cats, tossing five and two-thirds innings and allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out three. After one and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief work from Matt Dermody, Chris Smith allowed an unearned run on two hits in the final frame.
Rowdy Tellez hit his eighth home run of the season, though, a two-run shot in the fourth inning. This brings Tellez’s average to .244 on the season as he continues to put a slow start to the season behind him. The rest of New Hampshire’s offence was provided by scattered singles and leadoff man Jon Berti stole his 21st base of the season.
Dunedin Blue Jays (24-30) – 6
Daytona Tortugas (24-30) – 1
Francisco Rio was strong for the D-Jays in his start, allowing just one earned run on five hits and four walks, striking out three. He was fiollowed out of the bullpen by a string of three scoreless innings from Adonys Cardona, Colton Turner, and Brad Allen.
Jonathan Davis led the offence from the top of the order, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Catcher Jorge Saez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run while Dickie Joe Thon drove in two runners on a 3-for-3 day, including a pair of doubles.
Lansing Lugnuts (27-24) – 6
Dayton Dragons (13-40) – 0
The Lansing Lugnuts did what everyone else is doing: they beat the Dayton Dragons. Tayler Saucedo turned in his strongest outing of the season, throwing seven innings of shutout ball with just four hits allowed while striking out four. Nate Abel and Ryan Cook cleaned up the back end with a scoreless inning each.
It was a group effort on offence with all nine starters recording a base hit. Third baseman Carl Wise was the lone Lugnut to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. Lane Thomas provided the pop with his second home run of the season and Juan Kelly hit his 17th double. Max Pentecost was 1-for-5 with a single and an RBI.