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Blue Jays MiLB Report – Bisons win 8th straight

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Mar 27, 2016; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) walks back to the dugout during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2016; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) walks back to the dugout during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jays Journal takes a look around the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League organization for Wednesday, June 29th

Buffalo Bisons (45-34) – 6
Louisville Bats (39-39) – 0

Drew Hutchison led the way as the Bisons took their 8th straight victory in a shutout versus the Bats on Tuesday.  Hutch pitched six strong innings of one-hit ball.  He walked just two batters and struck out five.  The right-hander has not allowed more then three runs in his previous six starts and has thrown at least 6.0 innings in his past four.  He continues to impress as the Bisons keep rolling.  Franklin Morales, Brett Cecil, and Chad Girodo tossed a shutout inning each.

On offence Jesus Montero continues to be an unmatched force at the plate.  He hit his 9th homer of the season in a 2-for-5 performance.  Andy Burns was the top RBI man, though, as he drove in three while going 2-for-4 with a double.  Domonic Brown and Melky Mesa each collected multi-hit games in this one as the offence backed up the great pitching performance.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (32-44) – 4
Hartford Yard Goats (42-33) – 6

An early lead quickly became a late-inning lost in this one.  Shane Dawson got things off to a good start as he allowed just three runs (two earned) on eight hits.  In the late innings the defence fell apart and allowed three unearned runs over the last two innings.  On offence, Roemon Fields hit a solo home run and scored twice.  Rowdy Tellez picked up the only other RBI in this one with a single.

Dunedin Blue Jays (5-1) – 10

Lakeland Flying Tigers (1-5) – 7

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The D-Jays sluged it out in the 9th to take this one.  The win was the 4th straight for the D-Jays as the continue to storm into the second half of the season.  Three home runs for the D-Jays led the way as Gunnar Heidt and Jonathan Davis both popped solo home runs.  Anthony Alford hit a two-run shot in the 5th as well.  Michael De La Cruz had a 2-for-4, three RBI day.  Mike Reeves also had a multi-hit game, scored two times times and stole a base.

On the mound Sean Reid-Foley got in another good start.  He pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs.  He did walk three batters but was able to work out of trouble with eight strikeouts.  The bullpen did not fare as well and allowed the Tigers to creep back into this one.  The 9th inning rally picked up the slack for the bullpen to secure the win.

Lansing Lugnuts (5-1) – 4
Great Lake Loons (3-3) – 1

Ryan Borucki dominated as the Lugnuts took the win.  Borucki tossed a seven-inning four-hitter and pounded the strike zone efficiently.  He threw 65 of 90 pitches for strikes over those seven innings and punched out six batters without walking one.  With Borucki throwing shutout baseball the Lugnuts only had to put a few runs on the board.  Connor Panas made sure there was going to be at least two as he crushed a two-run home run in the 4th.  Max Pentecost went 1-for-3 and scored two times to extend his hitting streak and his even more impressive 23-game on base streak.

Vancouver Canadians (7-5) – 1
Tri-City Dust Devils (7-5) – 2

The C’s lost a close one on Tuesday but got a solid start from Dalton Rodriguez.  Rodriguez did allow two earned run but pitched seven innings of five-hit ball.  He struck out three and did not allow a free pass. Griffin Glaude struck out a pair in his lone inning of relief.  The offence was held in check by the Devils pitchers.  Bryan Lizardo picked up the lone RBI in this one as the C’s struggled to get base runners.

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Bluefield Blue Jays (2-4) – 0
Burlington Royals (3-3) – 4

Nick Sinay led a fairly quiet offensive attack with a pair of singles while Juandy Mendoza and Matt Morgan picked up doubles. Bluefield batters struck out 12 times.

Dominican right-hander Hansel Rodriguez allowed four runs on eight hits over four and two-thirds innings. Lefty Christian Cox was very strong in relief, fanning two in his two and a third, before Mike Estevez took care of the final frame.

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