Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Sunday, August 14th
Buffalo Bisons (60-61) – 5
Pawtucket Red Sox (64-56) – 2
Dalton Pompey flashed some power in game one of the double-header, hitting his third home run of the triple-A season. Ryan Goins was 2-for-3 with a run, walk, and an RBI. Domonic Brown also enjoyed a two-hit day, driving in one. Casey Lawrence gave the Bisons five and a third, allowing two runs on six hits and earning the win. Danny Barnes (1.2 IP) picked up the save, striking out three and not allowing a hit.
Buffalo Bisons (61-61) – 2
Pawtucket Red Sox (64-57) – 1
Only four hits each in game two, but an RBI single from Ryan Goins and a sacrifice fly RBI from Jio Mier in the 5th was enough to support some excellent pitching. Andy Burns was 0-for-1, walking twice and stealing two bases, while Pompey went 1-for-3 with a run. Scott Copeland pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits. Dustin Antolin earned his 10th save with a scoreless seventh.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (56-63) – 6
Trenton Thunder (76-45) – 4
The top of the lineup was dominant as Christian Lopes and Richard Urena both went 3-for-5. Urena had a pair of doubles to move his average to .396 with New Hampshire. Rowdy Telle went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI and Emilio Guerrero chipped in with a two-run double.
Shane Dawson got the start, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks over 5.1 innings pitched. Wil Browning followed with two scoreless innings, striking out five, before Colton Turner (0.1 IP) and Chris Smith (S, 1.1 IP, ER) handled the back end.
Dunedin Blue Jays (66-43) – 9
Clearwater Threshers (69-48) – 2
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Dunedin only out-hit Clearwater 14-to-11, but were much more efficient with their opportunities. Anthony Alford hit his eighth home run of the season and Matt Dean followed with a solo shot in the fourth. Alford finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk. Ryan McBroom went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk and Jorge Flores was 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Brad Allen got the Blue Jays started with four and two-thirds innings, allowing just two runs but needing to work around eight hits. Chris Rowley earned the win with two and two-thirds innings of middle relief, striking out three. Tim Mayza (1.1 IP, K) and Dusty Isaacs (0.1 IP) closed it out.
Lansing Lugnuts (62-57) – 4
West Michigan Whitecaps (61-53) – 2
Lane Thomas had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Catcher Justin Atkinson was responsible for the other two Lansing runs on a two-run single in the sixth.
Jordan Romano was excellent, throwing six shutout innings and allowing just two hits while striking out five. Tom Robson (2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) and Andrew Case (0.2 IP) followed in relief as Case picked up his sixth save of the season.
Vancouver Canadians (22-33) – 6
Hillsboro Hops (29-26) – 5
The heart of Vancouver’s order produced, led by J.B. Woodman who doubled, walked twice, scored twice, stole a base, and drove in a run in a 2-for-3 day. Jacob Anderson went 2-for-5 with an RBI and was followed by Cavan Biggio, 2-for-5 with an RBI. In the eighth spot in the lineup, first-baseman Christian Williams went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a pair of walks.
Luis Sanchez allowed five hits and walked five over five innings, but managed to limit the damage to just two runs. Evan Smith let the Hops close in, allowing three runs in his lone inning, but Jackson McClelland (2.0 IP) and Griffin Glaude (1.0 IP) held them off.