Toronto Blue Jays minor league scores and analysis for games played on Saturday, June 18th
Buffalo Bisons (36-32) – 3
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-30) – 1
Buffalo managed just four hits, but Drew Hutchison was all they needed. The right-hander struck out 10 batters over six innings of shutout ball, walking just one and lowering his ERA to 2.87. Pat Venditte earned the hold with one and two-thirds before Ryan Tepera (1.1 IP, 1 ER) earned his ninth triple-A save of the season.
Matt Dominguez hit his seventh home run of 2016 and the Bisons worked four walks to help their low hit total. Jesus Montero and Junior Lake were responsible for an RBI each while Domonic Brown‘s double represented the only other extra-base hit.
News Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-38) – 1
Akron RubberDucks (40-29) – 3
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The Fisher Cats out-hit the RubberDucks 8-2 but still fell short. Luis Santos Started New Hampshire off with three innings of one-run ball before Murphy Smith (0.95 ERA) contributed three scoreless. Matt Dermody (0.2 IP, 1 ER) and Danny Barnes (1.1 IP, 3 K) took it the rest of the way.
Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk, driving in the team’s only run of the day. Third-baseman Jason Leblebijian was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and a stolen base, but 11 strikeouts prevented the Fisher Cats from capitalizing on their 12 base-runners.
Dunedin Blue Jays (30-36)
OFF DAY – ALL STAR BREAK
The D-Jays were well represents at Saturday’s all-star game. Emilio Guerrero and Ryan McBroom represented the organization positionally while Conner Greene, Tim Mayza, and Adonys Cardona all made appearances on the mound. The North All-Stars defeated the South All-Stars 1-0 in a well-pitched game.
Lansing Lugnuts (35-34) – 7
West Michigan Whitecaps (39-27) – 6
The two teams combined for 27 hits in this one. Andrew Guillotte was 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot and shortstop Ryan Metzler joined him with three hits, including a double and a triple, and a pair of RBIs out of the nine hole. Max Pentecost went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI while third-baseman Carl Wise doubled in a 2-for-4 day.
Jon Harris notched his sixth win of the season, allowing two runs over six innings of work on 97 pitches. It was Ryan Cook who found trouble, allowing three runs on four hits in his two innings of work, ballooning his EARA to 5.63. Dusty Isaacs entered to cut the Whitecaps ninth-inning rally just short, picking up his 12th save.
Vancouver Canadians (1-1) – 0
Spokane Indians (1-1) – 3
Mexican right-hander Dalton Rodriguez allowed three runs on seven hits over four innings of work. Left-handed pitching prospect Matt Smoral walked two and struck out three in his one and two-thirds, allowing one run to cross. Gabe Noyalis (1.1 IP) and Grayson Huffman (1.0 IP, 2 K) handled the back end for Vancouver. On Sunday, the Canadians will send Venezuelan lefty Juliandry Higuera to the mount for a 6:30 p.m. ET start.