Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Saturday, June 11th
Buffalo Bisons (32-29) – 1
Charlotte Knights (32-31) – 9
The Bisons’ bats fell flat in game one of the double-header, recording just four hits. Darrell Ceciliani‘s 1-for-3 night with his seventh stolen base of the season and Jio Mier’s double were the only real offensive impacts. Chris Leroux allowed six runs (four earned) over four and two-thirds innings, striking out eight. Pat McCoy came in for the final two and a third, allowing three earned runs of his own on five hits.
Buffalo Bisons (32-30) – 1
Charlotte Knights (33-31) – 5
Buffalo kept it closer in their second kick, but disappointed again offensively with just three hits. Alexi Casilla went 1-for-3 with the lone RBI of the game and David Adams hit his ninth double of the season.
Chad Jenkins got the start in game two and struggled, allowing three runs over two innings on five hits. This brings Jenkins’ ERA to 5.02 and he now finds himself out of consideration for the major league club. Chad Girodo worked two and two-thirds of relief (2 ER, 4 H) before Ben Rowen (1.1 IP) and Dustin Antolin (1.0 IP) took it home scoreless.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (27-34) – 2
Bowie Baysox (27-35) – 0
The Fisher Cats pitchers were excellent on Saturday, led by Jeremy Gabryszwski who threw six innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts and just four hits allowed. After Chris Smith bridged the gap to the ninth, Wil Browning locked down his ninth save of the season.
The pint-sized Jorge Flores launched his second home run of the season in the fifth inning off former Blue Jays minor-leaguer Jayson Aquino. Dwight Smith Jr. continued his strong play by going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
Dunedin Blue Jays (27-34) – 2
St. Lucie Mets (30-30) – 12
A third consecutive loss for the D-Jays against the Mets, and it’s one Justin Shafer would soon like to forget. The right-hander allowed eight earned run on eight hits and four walks in four innings of work. Kyle Westwood took over for the next three innings (4 H, 2 ER, 2 K) before Adonys Cardona (0.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB) and Colton Turner (1.2 IP, 3 K) took it the rest of the way.
Lansing Lugnuts (30-30) – 9
West Michigan Whitecaps (35-24) – 1
The Lugnuts erupted for 15 hits, led by Jake Thomas and Carl Wise with three apiece. Seven different Lansing hitters contributed an RBI. Max Pentecost went 1-for-4 with two walks and two runs while Andrew Guillotte was 2-for-5.
Sean Reid-Foley was very strong, needing just 80 pitched to throw seven innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with four strikeouts. Nate Abel was the lone reliever, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out three.