Blue Jays MiLB recap: Buffalo Bisons charging

Mar 3, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Darrell Ceciliani (9) works out prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Darrell Ceciliani (9) works out prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Jays Journal takes a look around the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League organization for Tuesday, July 5th

Buffalo Bisons (48-38) – 8
Rochester Red Wings (50-37) – 2

Nine straight road victories ties the franchise record for the Bisons.  The team walked all over the Red Wings Tuesday as they beat them up for 15 hits and eight runs.  The pitching was equally impressive as they scattered 10 Red Wing hits and allowed just two runs.  Casey Lawrence got the ball in this one with the mass exodus of pitchers lately.  He pitched a wonderful 6.0 innings and allowed just one earned run on seven hits.  He also walked three, struck out five and was awarded the win for the effort.  The bullpen was equally impressive as the allowed just one run over the final three innings and struck out five batters.  Franklin Morales and Bo Schultz threw a shut out inning each.

On offence the Herd got the jump on Red Wings starter Andrew Albers.  He was chased after just 2.0 innings and allowed four runs.  Darrell Ceciliani had an impressive game and went 3-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and 2twoRBIs.  Matt Dominguez also hit two doubles, scored, and drove in one.  Extra bases were the name of the game in this one as the Herd racked up seven doubles.  Six batters were able to drive in runs in a win that was truly a team effort.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (38-47) – 6
Portland Sea Dogs (30-54) – 5

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The Cats walked it off in this one.  A tight game throughout led to a great finish.  Christian Lopes was in the spot light for the occasion and singled with two outs in the 9th to drive in the winning run.  Lopes also had a hit earlier in the game to finish the game going 2-4 with a run scored and the winning RBI.  Derrick Loveless showed off some power as he hit two solo long balls during the game.  Rowdy Tellez remains hot as he popped an RBI double during the performance.

On the mound Jason Berken struggled through 4.2 innings of work but allowed three runs.  The biggest blow to his day was a two-run home run to Andrew Benintendi in the 5th.  Brady Dragmire came on and also allowed a two-run homer to Sean Coyle.  John Stilson and Tim Mayza would lock things up for the last 3 inning to open the door for the walk off.

Dunedin Blue Jays (9-4) – 6
Brevard County Manatees (3-9) – 1

A solid performance on the mound from Justin Shafer opened the door for the offense.  Shafer pitched 7.1 incredible innings on Tuesday.  He allowed just one run on four hits while walking a batter and striking out two.  While Shafer was walking through the Manatees lineup the offence was providing the support.  Josh Almonte had a three-hit four-RBI game in the win and provided most of the offense out of the nine spot in the lineup.  Andy Fermin and Dickie Joe Thon scored a pair of runs each.  Fermin also went 2-4 with a double in the game.

Lansing Lugnuts (9-4) – 7
Dayton Dragons (3-9) – 3

Coming into the Lugnuts home proves to be troublesome for the opposition of late as they have won 8 in a row at home.  Tuesday the Lugnuts took down the Dragons on the back of an early seven-run lead.  Juan Kelly hit his 9th home run of the season in the 2nd inning.  The three-run homer capped off the early Lugnut lead.  The Dragons were hit with three errors in the game which led to some of the lead in the early innings.  Tayler Saucedo had a good start and allowed just two runs over six innings of work.  He scattered eight hits and walked just one batter while striking out 4.

Vancouver Canadians (10-9) – 4
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (8-11) – 6

A rough game for the C’s pitchers led to a loss in this one.  The Volcanoes’ 14 hits led to six runs.  on the offensive side the C’s were not able to capitalize on seven walked batters and 10 hits.  They were able to score four runs but it could have been a lot more as they went 2-9 with runners in scoring position.  J.B. Woodman was able to bring in a pair on an double.  Rodrigo Orozco went 3-4 in the loss and scored a run.  Cavan Biggio in the leadoff spot went 2-4 with and RBI and a stolen base.

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Bluefield Blue Jays (8-5) – 3
Princeton Rays (6-7) -2 

A big first inning led to the win in this one for the Blue Jays.  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. picked up the lone RBI in the first and finished with a 2-4 performance.  He also stole his 3rd base of the young season.  The rest of the runs were unearned for the Rays due to errors in the first inning.  Kyle Weatherly pitched well through five innings.  He allowed just one run on a homer to Blake Butera in the 4th inning.  Weatherly  also did not issue a walk and struck out 5.  Jose Espada picked up a four-inning save as he allowed only a pair of hits.  He also did not walk a batter and struck out four in the win.