Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Tuesday, June 7th
Buffalo Bisons (31-27) – 2
Rochester Red Wings (34-25) – 5
Scott Diamond didn’t have his A-game on Tuesday, allowing five runs (three earned) over six and a third innings. This included two home runs on six hits. Chad Girodo finished out the seventh inning behind Diamond (2 H) and Dustin Antolin handled a clean eighth.
The Bisons offence failed to get anything going with runners on base. This limited their bats to just two runs on 12 hits as Casey Kotchman was the only Buffalo starter not to hit safely. David Adams led the way with a 3-for-4 day including a double while Darrell Ceciliani and Dalton Pompey added a pair of hits each.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-31) – 3
Richmond Flying Squirrels (21-37) – 5
New Hampshire followed Buffalo’s lead, producing 10 hits and four walks but they struggled to produce runs. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway led the way for the Fisher Cats, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs including a two-run home run. Dwight Smith Jr. doubled in a 2-for-4 day.
Shane Dawson struggled in this one, lasting just three and two-thirds innings. The Canadian allowed four earned runs on six hits, including two home runs and three walks. This quickly drove Dawson’s pitch count up to 88. Brady Dragmire (1.1 IP), John Stilson (1.0 IP), Colt Hynes (2.0 IP, 1 ER), and Danny Barnes (1.0 IP) combined to close out the game.
Dunedin Blue Jays (26-31)
Following a rain-out on Monday the D-Jays had a scheduled night off. They open a series against the St. Lucie Mets later today.
Lansing Lugnuts (29-27) – 6
Lake County Captains (34-24) – 7
The Lugnuts blew a late lead, allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth to find themselves on the wrong side of a walk off. Tayler Saucedo lasted just four innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits, including two home runs, before making his early exit. Patrick Murphy carried the Lugnuts for three innings of one-run ball. Josh DeGraaf and Nate Abel got Lansing into the ninth, but Dusty Isaacs picked up the uncharacteristic blown save (0.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, BB, K).
Both Lane Thomas and Juan Kelly launched home runs for Lansing and first-baseman Justin Atkinson was the only player to go without a hit. Left-fielder Jake Thomas, making his Lugnuts debut, went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Max Pentecost struck out twice in a 1-for-5 day and is now hitting .259.