Blue Jays MiLB Report: Fisk deals, Bluefield wins with walk-off home run

Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports /

Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Saturday, August 6th

Buffalo Bisons (56-58)
Postponed  –  Double-header Sunday

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-61)   –   2
Erie SeaWolves (46-67)   –   8

The Fisher Cats pitching staff was knocked around for 15 hits. Conner Greene took the brunt of the damage in another difficult start, allowing six runs on nine hits in five and a third innings to bring his double-A ERA to 5.08. Colton Turner (2.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K) and Wil Browning (1.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K) rounded out the back end.

Ryan Lavarnway led the offence, going 3-for-4 with the team’s lone RBI. Leadoff man Jon Berti was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored while Rowdy Tellez walked twice in four at-bats. Richard Urena singled in four at-bats and Reese McGuire DH’d, going 0-for-3.

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-51)   –   1
Brevard County Manatees (38-73)   –   0

Making up for Friday’s postponement, the D-Jays took game one as the two sides combined for just five hits. Right-fielder Jonathan Davis was the only real offensive force, going 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Anthony Alford was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Jon Harris was scheduled to start, but was bumped by another rain delay. Conor Fisk took over instead and was brilliant, throwing seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and striking out seven.

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-51)   –   4

Brevard County Manatees (36-73)   –   3


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Third-baseman Michael De La Cruz powered the Jays in game two, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and a run scored. Alford went 1-for-3 atop the order while Josh Almonte drove in two runs from the number nine spot.

Francisco Rios gave Dunedin their second complete game of the day, allowing three runs over seven innings while striking out eight Brevard County batters. Rios is now 5-4 with a 3.23 ERA at the level.

Lansing Lugnuts (56-56)   –   7
Fort Wayne TinCaps (54-58)   –   4

This game was full of hits (22 combined) and errors (seven combined). Connor Panas belted his 14th home run of the season in a 2-for-4 day. Juan Kelly went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Andrew Guillotte and John La Prise both went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored atop the lineup.

Josh DeGraaf scattered seven hits over four innings, keeping the damage to two runs while striking out four. Tayler Saucedo (3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 K) and Jackson Lowery (2.0 IP, 5 K, S) combined in the relief effort.

Vancouver Canadians (20-27)   –   4
Eugene Emeralds (32-15)   –   5

Vancouver pushed late with two runs in both the seventh and eighth, but fell just short. J.B. Woodman doubled and scored, as did Bryan Lizardo. Joshua Palacios tripled, driving in one.

Denis Diaz allowed five runs on seven hits in just four innings. Geno Encina pitched a perfect relief inning before Gabe Noyalis (2.0 IP, 3 K) and Jackson McClelland (1.0 IP, K) kept it close.

Bluefield Blue Jays (22-19)   –   5
Danville Braves (20-21)   –   2

Bluefield ended this one in style on a walk-off three-run home run from Jesus Severino. Vlad Guerrero Jr. walked and drove in one while Reggie Pruitt, Javier Monzon, Bradley Jones, and Ridge Smith singled. Jose Espada pitched six innings, allowing just two runs despite not recording a single strikeout. Stuart Holmes got the win in relief with a scoreless inning.

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Bluefield Blue Jays (22-19)   –   2
Danville Braves (20-21)   –   1

Kalik May had a nice game in the second half of the double-header, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Reggie Pruitt’s single was the only other hit, but two Braves’ errors allowed the Jays to steal the lead. Juliandry Higuera was excellent, allowing just one run over six innings and striking out eight. Connor Eller picked up his fourth save, striking out two of the three batters he faced.