Blue Jays MiLB Report: Tellez goes deep, Borucki strong
Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Friday, August 5th
Buffalo Bisons (56-58) – 2
Pawtucket Red Sox (59-54) – 8
Buffalo didn’t manage much offence outside of Matt Dominguez (RBI double) and Jesus Montero (2-for-4). Dalton Pompey walked and scored, going 0-for-3, and stole his 14th base of the season. Erik Kratz got the start behind the plate, singling in three at-bats.
Chris Leroux had a difficult outing, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in just four innings to raise his ERA to 4.53. Bo Schultz pitched two scoreless innings of relief then was followed by Aaron Loup (1.0 IP, 3 H, ER) and Matt Dermody (1.0 IP). The Bisons’ pitchers combined for just three strikeouts, all from Leroux.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-60) – 5
Erie SeaWolves (45-67) – 2
Another win for New Hampshire as Rowdy Tellez led the way at the plate. The first-baseman went 3-for-4 and was just a triple shy of the cycle, hitting his 14th home run of the season. Richard Urena was 2-for-4 with a triple and Ryan Lavarnway went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Taylor Cole pitched very well, allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings, striking out three and not issuing a single walk. Murphy Smith took the final two frames, scattering three hits and allowing one unearned run.
Dunedin Blue Jays (58-51)
Postponed – Double-header Saturday
Lansing Lugnuts (55-56) – 1
Bowling Green Hot Rods (64-45) – 4
Lansing couldn’t find anything beyond singles and walks. John La Prise was 2-for-4 with a run scored while DH Ryan Hissey singled twice and had the Lugnuts’ lone RBI.
Ryan Borucki looked great again, throwing five shutout innings with just three hits against and three strikeouts. Tom Robson took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits in three innings before handing over to Andrew Case (1.0 IP) who allowed an unearned run.
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Vancouver Canadians (20-26) – 2
Eugene Emeralds (31-15) – 3
Centre-fielder J.B. Woodman doubled in a 2-for-4 day, scoring, driving in one, and stealing his ninth base of the year. Cavan Biggio also doubled and stole his seventh. Joshua Palacios was 1-for-3 and catcher Javier Hernandez went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Dalton Rodriguez allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over five and two-thirds innings, striking out five. Nate Abel (1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 K) and Zach Jackson (1.0 IP, K) rounded out the relief effort.