Blue Jays MiLB Report: Bisons shut down Red Wings

Jun 16, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Toronto Blue Jays logo on a sleeve patch during a game Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Toronto Blue Jays won 13-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 16, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Toronto Blue Jays logo on a sleeve patch during a game Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Toronto Blue Jays won 13-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Tuesday, August 16th

Buffalo Bisons (62-62)   –   3
Rochester Red Wings (68-56)   –   0

The Bisons got a great effort from Chris Leroux yesterday as he held the talented Rochester Red Wings lineup in check.  Leroux allowed just three hits and threw 6.2 innings of shutout ball.  The bullpen followed with 2.1 shutout innings of its own and allowed just 2 more hits.  Aaron Loup got into the action for one batter and Bo Shultz picked up the two-innings save.

On offence Jesus Montero and A.J. Jimenez each had two-hit games and picked up an RBI each.  Montero is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak.  The power was supplied by Matt Dominguez on a solo home run in the 8th inning.  That was Dominguez’s 16th home run of the year and sealed the deal for the Herd Tuesday.

Double Header (Game 1)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (58-63)   –   4
Binghamton Mets (56-64)   –   3

A solid start by John Straka in his Blue Jays debut and a big first inning of offence spelled success for the Cats in game one.  Jon Berti picked up an RBI on an error to score the first run of the game.  A few batters later Dwight Smith Jr. uncorked a three-run homer over the right field wall to put the Cats on top 4-0.  The three-run bomb was Smith’s 10th homer of the season.

The pitching had to keep the Mets at bay as the offence stumbled the remainder of the game.  Straka was able to keep the Mets to just three runs during his 6.0 innings of work.  Chris Smith came on in the 7th to slam the door and collected his 13th save.

Double Header (Game 2)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (59-63)   –   5

Binghamton Mets (56-65)   –   4

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An extra inning battle ended in favour of the Fisher Cats due to some clutch hitting by Jon Berti.  Berti popped a solo homer in the 8th to give the Cats the late lead.  Berti had a great game as he also went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and a triple in addition to the game winning homer.  Jorge Saez collected a pair of RBIs and scored twice during a two-hit performance.

The tag team of pitchers were able to hold the Mets to just four runs.  John Anderson got the start but allowed three runs over his 2.2 innings.  He did strike out four during those innings but walked a pair and allowed six hits.  Brady Dragmire got the ball next and allowed one run on two hits during 2.1 innings of work.  Alonzo Gonzalez picked up the ball and locked things up over the final 3.0 innings.  Gonzalez allowed just one hit and zero runs during the outing to allow the come back.

Dunedin Blue Jays (68-53)   –   10
Daytona Tortugas (66-53)   –   1

The D-Jays have been on top of their game and yesterdays game just shows how they are a solid team all around.  The offence amassed a huge lead with a consistent attack on the Tortugas pitching.  Ryan McBroom led the way with four hits and was just a home run short of the cycle.  He raked in three RBIs and scored twice as he remains one of the hotter hitters on the team.  Matt Dean drove in a pair as his bat looks to get going more consistently.  Jonathan Davis took four free passes during the game and was rewarded with three runs scored.  He also stole two bases.

Conor Fisk took the mound and frustrated the Tortugas hitters for 7.0 innings.  He allowed just three hits and one walk.  The Tortugas were able to scrape together one run against him.  The bullpen allowed just three more hits Adonys Cardona and Francisco Rios closed out the game.

Lansing Lugnuts (62-59)   –   0
Great Lakes Loons (52-68)   –  12

The Lugnuts got their lead cut back down to 2.5 games as the Loons walked all over them.  The Lugnuts were only able to gather three hits in the loss as the Loons pitchers were on the top of their game.  Ryan Borucki had a rough outing and allowed four earned runs in five innings of work.  Tayler Saucedo got lit up for six runs in his 2.1 innings of work.  Starlyn Suriel tried to stop the bleeding but also allowed a pair of runs.  The Loons bats were wide awake and swatted the Lugnuts in this one.

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Vancouver Canadians (23-34)   –   5
Hillsboro Hops (30-27)   –   6

Joshua Palacios bumped his average to .346, going 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. DJ McKnight also went 2-for-5, driving in one and scoring twice. A triple from Cavan Biggio in the seventh inning tied it at five before Hillsboro walked it off in the bottom of the ninth. Dalton Rodriguez allowed five runs on nine hits over just three and two-thirds innings. Geno Encina bridged the gap, allowing just one unearned run and striking out four over 4.1 innings before Jackson McClelland was hit with the loss as he allowed the walk-off homer to Jason Morozowski.

Bluefield Blue Jays (29-23)   –   1
Princeton Rays (26-24)   –   0
SUSPENDED – Bottom of the 3rd