Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Sunday, August 7th
Buffalo Bisons (56-59) – 0
Pawtucket Red Sox (60-54) – 6
Andy Burns and Jio Mier both doubled, but Buffalo was limited to five hits in the first half of the double-header. Chris Colabello’s average fell to .169 with an 0-for-3 day. Mike Bolsinger made his first appearance with Buffalo, pitching two and two-thirds innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two. Jason Berken handled the last three and a third, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks.
Buffalo Bisons (57-59) – 6
Pawtucket Red Sox (60-55) – 3
The bats came alive in the latter half as Darrell Ceciliani hit his ninth home run of the season and Chris Colabello hit his third, both solo shots. Ceciliani also singled and stole a base. Dalton Pompey was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI out of the leadoff spot while Matt Dominguez added an RBI going 1-for-3. Casey Lawrence allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out six. Dustin Antolin and Ryan Tepera both pitched a scoreless frame with two strikouts (Tepera: 17th save).
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-61) – 7
Erie SeaWolves (46-68) – 4
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Rowdy Tellez had a huge day at the plate, homering twice (15,16) and driving in four runs. Christian Lopes was perfect atop the order, going 4-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base. Richard Urena doubled, scored, and drove in a run while Ian Parmley was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Jeremy Gabryszwski allowed three runs in seven innings, but all of them were unearned. The right-hander gave up six hits and four walks, striking out four. Chris Smith pitched the final two frames (1 H, ER, BB, K).
Dunedin Blue Jays (61-51) – 2
Brevard County Manatees (36-75) – 1
Ryan McBroom drove in Anthony Alford in the top of the ninth to give Dunedin the win. McBroom finished the day 3-for-5. All the way back in the first, Alford got the Jays started with his sixth home run of the season. Jonathan Davis doubled twice in a 3-for-5 day.
Justin Shafer scattered nine hits over seven innings to limit the Manatees to just one run, striking out three. Adonys Cardona (1.0 IP, H, BB) and Dusty Isaacs (1.0 IP, S) rounded out the bullpen effort.
Lansing Lugnuts (57-56) – 1
Fort Wayne TinCaps (54-59) – 0
Justin Maese continued to shine at the level, throwing five shutout innings. Our Craig Borden was in the press box for the game and you can find his report here.
Vancouver Canadians (20-28) – 2
Eugene Emeralds (33-15) – 6
DJ McKnight was responsible for both Canadians runs on a two-run triple. Cavan Biggio and Bryan Lizardo both doubled. Mike Ellenbest got the start, allowing two runs over two and a third on four hits. Andy Ravel (3.2 IP, ER, 3 K) and Evan Smith (2.0 IP, 3 ER) rounded out the relief effort.
Bluefield Blue Jays (24-19) – 12
Princeton Rays (21-20) – 8
Catcher Cam O’Brien bumped his average up to .381 with a huge day, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored. Vlad Guerrero Jr. hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the ninth. Lance Jones went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored.
Joel Espinal struggled, allowing seven runs on eight hits that included four home runs. Kelyn Jose (1.2 IP, ER, 3 K), Christian Cox (2.1 IP, 2 K), and Chris Hall (2.0 IP, 2 K) handled the back end.