Toronto Blue Jays minor league scores and analysis for games played on Sunday, July 10
Buffalo Bisons (50-41) – 5
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (52-39) – 3
Buffalo enters the International League (AAA) All-Star break on a high note thanks to a mammoth day at the plate from Jesus Montero. The DH went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three runs scored. Dalton Pompey doubled out of the leadoff spot and Domonic Brown drove in a pair. Darrell Ceciliani hit his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot, and stole his eighth base.
Casey Lawrence gave the Bisons enough in his start, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings. Chad Girodo (1.0 IP), Dustin Antolin (1.0 IP, 3 BB), Danny Barnes (1.0 IP), and Ryan Tepera (S, 13) all pitched one inning of scoreless relief. Buffalo returns to action on Thursday after Wednesday’s All-Star Game.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (40-49) – 8
Binghamton Mets (39-49) – 4
New Hampshire was out-hit 14-7 but still doubled up the Mets. Go figure. Rowdy Tellez launched his 13th home run of the season, a three-run shot. Dwight Smith Jr. added his ninth of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth. Speedster Roemon Fields stole his 28th base of the season.
Shane Dawson worked five innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and walking three with four strikeouts. Luis Santos gave the Fisher Cats three innings of relief (5 H, 2 ER, 3 K) before Chris Smith handled the final frame (3 H, 1 ER, K). Double-A is also entering their All-Star break now.
Dunedin Blue Jays (46-41) – 6
Fort Myers Miracle (46-41) – 1
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Justin Shafer was very strong, throwing six shutout innings without issuing a walk and allowing just five hits. Adonys Cardona and Dusty Isaacs tossed a scoreless frame apiece before Carlos Ramirez handled the final inning (3 H, 1 ER).
Lansing Lugnuts (49-39) – 5
Lake County Captains (47-40) – 0
Tayler Saucedo allowed three runs over six innings to pick up the win and move his ERA to 5.06. Starlyn Suriel continued his strong play by pitching two innings of scoreless relief before Andrew Case locked up his second save of the season.
Vancouver Canadians (13-11) – 6
Tri-City Dust Devils (13-11) – 2
Cavan Biggio raised his batting average to .354 with a 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Biggio also stole two bases in the win. J.B Woodman and Deiferson Barreto doubled while Bryan Lizardo drove in a pair.
Dalton Rodriguez got the start, going five innings while allowing just one run on three hits but four walks. Griffin Glaude (2.0 IP, 1 R, 2 K), Jackson McClelland (1.0 IP) and Jackson Lowery (1.0 IP) rounded out the bullpen effort.
Bluefield Blue Jays (10-7) – 4
Johnson City Cardinals (10-7) – 6
Nash Knight went 3-for-3 with an RBI hitting fifth, raising his average to .441 on the young season. Vlad Guerrero Jr. was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks while Andrew Florides drove in a run as part of a 1-for-3 day.
Osman Gutierrez was roughed up, allowing six runs on eight hits over five innings, though he did manage seven strikeouts. Lefty Kelyn Jose (1.0 IP), Angel Alicea, and Chris Hall all pitched a scoreless inning to bring it home but the offence could not make up the deficit.