Blue Jays MiLB Report: Maese, Perdomo, Pentecost all dominate

Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Blue Jays minor league scores and analysis for games played on Monday, June 27th

Buffalo Bisons (44-34)   –   3
Louisville Bats (39-38)   –   1

The Bisons won their seventh straight, putting them two games back of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for top spot in a crowded International League North.

Jesus Montero launched a mammoth solo shot and Andy Burns followed suit with his fourth. Both Melky Mesa and Darrell Ceciliani doubled. Chris Leroux was very strong in the start for Buffalo, tossing six and two thirds innings with just one run allowed. The right-hander struck out one and forced 10 ground ball outs. After Pat Venditte and Chad Jenkins threw a scoreless two thirds each, Dustin Antolin picked up his eighth save with a clean ninth.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (32-43)   –   2
Hartford Yard Goats (32-43)   –   2

The Fisher Cats managed just eight hits, with doubles from Matt Dean and Christian Lopes representing the only extra-base knocks of the day. Roemon Fields collected the lone RBI on a ground out.

Jeremy Gabryszwski ran into some serious trouble, surrendering seven runs on eight hits over just four innings pitched. The remaining innings were handled by Daniel Schlereth (1.0 IP), Murphy Smith (2.0 IP), John Stilson (1.0 IP, ER), and Matt Dermody (1.0 IP).

Dunedin Blue Jays (37-37)   –   2

Lakeland Flying Tigers (35-38)   –   1

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This D-Jays win was all about Chris Rowley, who threw eight innings of one-run ball on 88 pitches, allowing just five hits for the win. After Colton Turner gave up a pair of hits in the ninth, Carlos Ramirez came in to shut it down for his eighth save.

Anthony Alford batted fifth, going 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Ryan McBroom and Jorge Saez were the only other D-Jays to pick up hits as Dunedin was out-hit 7-3.

Lansing Lugnuts (40-35)   –   5
Great Lakes Loons (32-43)   –   6

Lansing got walked off as the Loons scored two in the bottom of the ninth by a Gage Green single. This thwarted a brilliant start by lefty Angel Perdomo in which he struck out a career high 12 batters over six and two-thirds innings, allowing just two runs to cross on four hits. Danny Young (0.1 IP) and Ryan Cook (1.0 IP) both allowed a single run before Dusty Isaacs took the loss, allowing the final two to cross.

Max Pentecost had a mammoth day at the plate, doubling and hitting his third home run of the season. With two more RBIs and his batting average returning to .295, he’s rounding back into form with momentum. Right-fielder Connor Panas also flashed his power, launching his seventh of the season. Ryan Metzler was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Vancouver Canadians (7-4)   –   3
Hillsboro Hops (3-8)   –   0

Justin Maese was on top of his game, throwing seven shutout innings with five hits allowed, four strikeouts, and zero walks. He forced 13 ground ball outs compared to zero fly ball outs, and if this continues, he’ll solidify himself as a legitimate top-level prospect for the Jays. After Grayson Huffman bridged the gap in the eighth, Jackson Lowery earned his fourth save with another scoreless ninth.

Gabriel Clark led the way with his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth. Jacob Anderson also kept his bat hot with a 2-for-4 night, raising his average to .364 and adding an RBI. Outfielder Lance Jones manned the leadoff spot, going 1-for-4 with a run scored.

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Bluefield Blue Jays (2-3)   –   4
Burlington Royals (2-3)   –   9

It was a tough night for the Bluefield pitching staff with 15 hits against. Dominican righty Yennsy Diaz gave up five runs on seven hits over his four innings. Domincan lefty Jose Nova took the remaining four frames, allowing four runs on eight hits.

Recent draftee Ridge Smith, a catcher, drove in all three Bluefield runs with a pair of singles. The two other hits went to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bradley Jones.