Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Thursday, June 9th
Buffalo Bisons (32-28) – 9
Rochester Red Wings (35-26) – 6
Jesus Montero hit his team-leading seventh home run of the season as part of a 3-for-5 night that included three RBIs. The top of the lineup was hot, with Dalton Pompey going 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot with three runs scored. Domonic Brown was also 3-for-5 hitting second in the order, driving in three himself. Shortstop Alexi Casilla was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, bringing his average up to .270.
Roberto Hernandez got the start for Buffalo but could not find his control, walking five batters in four and two thirds innings (three earned runs against). Following two innings of scoreless relief from Ben Rowen, Pat McCoy got tagged with two earned runs without retiring a batter. Dustin Antolin picked up the ol’ blown-save-win and Ryan Tepera earned his 6th save of the season.
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New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-33) – 5
Richmond Flying Squirrels (23-37) – 6
New Hampshire’s ninth-inning rally fell just short, powered by Jason Leblebijian‘s second home run of the night, a three-run shot. Leblebijian also doubled in a 3-for-4 day. Ian Parmley added three hits of his own, including a triple.
Casey Lawrence took the loss in a rough outing, allowing five earned runs on ten hits over six and a third innings. Colt Hynes then allowed one earned run in one and a third before Wil Browning pitched the final 1.1 scoreless.
Dunedin Blue Jays (27-32) – 6
St. Lucie Mets (28-30) – 10
St. Lucie forced extra innings with an eighth-inning rally and scored four runs in the top of the 11th to walk away with the win. On the day, the Mets recorded 17 hits. Taylor Cole allowed three runs on ten hits over five innings. After Kyle Westwood worked one clean inning, both Tim Mayza and Brad Allen allowed two runs apiece with Allen picking up the loss.
Lansing Lugnuts (29-29) – 5
Lake County Captains (36-24) – 6
Juan Kelly and Lane Thomas both homered in the loss as the Lugnuts fall back to .500. Right-fielder Jake Thomas continued his hot debut with Lansing by going 2-for-4 while Max Pentecost doubled and drove in a run.
Angel Perdomo wasn’t quite as sharp as he typically is, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings. Starlyn Suriel worked two innings of shutout ball before Dusty Isaacs was hit with the loss and blown save.