Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, June 15th
Buffalo Bisons (35-31) – 6
Durham Bulls (30-38) – 4
Roberto Hernandez was solid in his start, allowing three earned runs on six and a third innings, striking out six. After the recently-optioned Pat Venditte walked a pair and allowed a run in his two-thirds of an inning, Ryan Tepera took over for a six-out save, striking out four.
Jesus Montero led the way offensively, driving in two runs with a pair of singles and bringing his average back to .300. Catcher Tony Sanchez was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while Junior Lake and David Adams both went 1-for-3 with a base on balls.
No baseball for the Bisons on Thursday, who open up a three-game weekend set against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park tomorrow night at 7:05 ET. Chris Leroux (4-4, 3.36 ERA) gets the start for Buffalo.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-35) – 9
Altoona Curve (34-30) – 3
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The top of New Hampshire’s lineup was dynamite on Wednesday with their top five batters in the order combining for 13 hits. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway led the way going 3-for-4 while Melky Mesa and Dwight Smith Jr. both drove in a three runs with 2-for-5 days. Roemon Fields was 2-for-5 with a double out of the leadoff spot and Ian Parmley (1-4) drove in two.
Jason Berken gave the Fisher Cats what they needed, pitching five innings of two-run ball before handing off to Matt Dermody who threw one and a third scoreless. Murphy Smith took the final two and two-thirds, allowing one run and striking out four. Murphy’s ERA now sits at 1.03 through 20 appearances.
Dunedin Blue Jays (29-36) – 2
Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-33) – 4
Francisco Rios took the loss for Dunedin but pitched well, throwing five innings of one-run ball and striking out six. Adonys Cardona was first on in relief (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) before Conor Fisk (2 H, 1 ER) took over for the final two frames.
Gunnar Heidt‘s seventh home run of the season was the offensive headline as the D-Jays recorded just nine hits, though they did walk six times.
Lansing Lugnuts (34-31) – 10
Great Lakes Loons (27-38) – 1
JC Cardenas hit his first home run of the season in the first inning to kickstart the Lugnuts. It was a three-run shot, and Cardenas drove in four on the day. Jake Thomas continued to rake in his 10th game, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs to bring his average to .436, while Josh Almonte went 2-for-3 with an RBI of his own.
Lansing Lugnuts (34-32) – 3
Great Lakes Loons (28-38) – 6
The scoreboard makes this one look closer than it actually was as the Lugnuts were out-hit 11 to 2, but aided by three Great Lakes errors. Josh Almonte singled and Cardenas hit his second home run of the season – a big day for the shortstop – in the seventh inning.