Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Wednesday, August 3rd
Buffalo Bisons (56-56) – 1
Syracuse Chiefs (50-61) – 6
Buffalo had trouble stacking up hits outside of the heart of their order. Matt Dominguez went 3-for-3, all singles, and Jesus Montero went 2-for-4 right behind him. A Junior Lake single was the lone RBI. He also stole his 10th base of the season.
Scott Copeland gave the Bisons another strong start, allowing just one earned run over five and a third innings. The right-hander, now back from pitching in Korea, allowed just four hits and struck out three. Chad Girodo took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in just two-thirds of an inning. Matt Dermody (1.0 IP, 2 ER) and Bobby Korecky (1.0 IP, ER) handled the seventh and eighth.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (49-60) – 9
Akron RubberDucks (55-56) – 6
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Welcome to the newest prospect hotbed in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system. Richard Urena made his double-A debut after being promoted from Dunedin and went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire, who came over from Pittsburgh in the Drew Hutchison deal, also debuted in New Hampshire. Ramirez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Reese McGuire went 1-for-4 with a three-run double. Rowdy Tellez joined the fun, too, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs.
Dunedin Blue Jays (58-50) – 7
Clearwater Threshers (63-44) – 2
Luis Santos had a nice start, going six and two-thirds innings with just two runs against while striking out six Threshers’ batters. Dusty Isaascs (0.1 IP, K), Conor Fisk (1.0 IP, K), and Jose Fernandez (1.0 IP, K) kept the lead safe.
Lansing Lugnuts (55-54) – 2
Bowling Green Hot Rods (62-45) – 7
Max Pentecost tripled and scored, but left the game with a shoulder injury after a collision at home plate (the injured shoulder here is Pentecost’s “good” shoulder). We will update his situation as information becomes available. JC Cardenas had a pair of singles and Andrew Guillotte was 2-for-4 with a run .
Jordan Romano took a slight step back from his past strong starts, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings. Dan Lietz was tagged with three runs in his two innings of work before Starlyn Suriel pitched a scoreless ninth.