Blue Jays MiLB Report: A clean sweep on the farm
Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Thusday, June 2nd
Buffalo Bisons (29-25) – 8
Syracuse Chiefs (27-25) – 3
A strong night at the plate from the Bisons saw five different players record two hits. Matt Dominguez hit his fifth home run of the season while Jesus Montero, Junior Lake (2), and Casey Kotchman doubled. Catcher A.J. Jimenez also continued his hot-hitting ways with a 2-for-3 day including a walk.
Wade LeBlanc managed to deliver a quality start but still raise his ERA, a testament to how strong his season has been. The left-hander lasted six innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks.
Chad Girodo pitched the seventh, striking out two batters and allowing one hit. After Pat McCoy pitched a clean eighth, right-hander Bo Schultz entered to clean up the ninth.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-27) – 2
Harrisburg Senators (27-25) – 1
Rowdy Tellez doubled and tripled, driving in one run and raising his average to .250. Designated hitter Matt Dean singled twice in a 2-for-4 day, but otherwise the offence was fairly quiet outside of a Wilkin Castillo RBI single.
Shane Dawson was excellent, allowing just one earned run over six innings and striking out four. Jason Berken pitched two innings of relief, getting around three hits with a pair of strikeouts. Wil Browning then managed to earn his eighth save of the season despite allowing three hits in the ninth inning.
Dunedin Blue Jays (24-30)
No action for the Advanced-A Blue Jays on Thursday. They get back to action on Friday night against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
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Lansing Lugnuts (28-24) – 5
Dayton Dragons (13-41) – 1
Jon Harris picked up another win, pitching five innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts. He did leave the game with a lower-body injury, however. Starlyn Suriel took over for one inning of scoreless relief before handing off to Patrick Murphy, who handled the final three innings without allowing a run and striking out four.
Gunnar Heidt had a 2-for-5 night out of the leadoff spot, scoring two runs. Ryan Hissey also added a pair of singles, driving in one run. Centre-fielder Lane Thomas managed to make some noise without a hit, scoring two runs with a walk and his 12th stolen base of the season. Max Pentecost went 1-for-4 with a single.
Angel Perdomo (2-1, 1.45 ERA) is scheduled to pitch tonight against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.