Scores and analysis from Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, June 8th
Buffalo Bisons (31-28) – 1
Rochester Red Wings (35-25) – 3
The Bisons out-hit the Red Wings 9-8, but could only scrape together one run behind Wade LeBlanc. The left-hander pitched seven innings of two-run ball, allowing just five hits and striking out nine. Bo Schults handled a scoreless eighth inning before Ryan Tepera allowed one run on a hit and a walk in the ninth.
Darrell Ceciliani was 3-for-4 with a trio of singles and two stolen bases while Dalton Pompey moved his average to .301 with a 2-for-4 night including a walk. Matt Dominguez‘s double was the lone extra base hit produced by Buffalo.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-32) – 3
Richmond Flying Squirrels (22-37) – 4
The top of New Hampshire’s lineup was hot, but much like the Bisons, a lack of extra-base hits kept them grounded. Roemon FIelds, Dwight Smith Jr., and Melky Mesa all collected a pair of hits from the top four spots in the lineup. Rowdy Tellez was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
Dunedin Blue Jays (27-31) – 6
St. Lucie Mets (27-30) – 2
Conner Greene got it done for the D-Jays, throwing six innings and allowing just one run on five hits, striking out six. Adonys Cardona pitched a scoreless seventh, and after Colton Turner found some trouble in the eighth (3 H, 1 ER), Dominican right-hander Carlos Ramirez closed the door in the ninth.
Emilio Guerrero went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs while Richard Urena doubled twice. Dickie Joe Thon and Ryan McBroom also produced multi-hit games. D.J. Davis walked and stole his 12th bag of the season.
Lansing Lugnuts (29-28) – 12
Lake County Captains (35-24) – 14
ERAs, we hardly knew ye. The Lugnuts were out-hit 20-11 in this slugfest, with five Captains hitters recording three hits. Tom Robson lasted two innings (8 H, 7 ER), Ryan Cook made it through 3.1 (7 H, 3 ER), and Dan Lietz handled the final 2.2 (5 H, 4 ER).
Lane Thomas hit his fifth home run of the season and scored three times for the Lugnuts. Max Pentecost was 1-for-5 with two RBIs while Juan Kelly, Gunnar Heidt, and Jake Thomas all enjoyed two-hit games.