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Blue Jays MiLB Report: Fisher Cats bats erupt

Craig Borden
Mar 6, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Richard Urena (78) throws to first base during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Richard Urena (78) throws to first base during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Friday, August 19th

Buffalo Bisons (63-64)   –   2
Rochester Red Wings (70-57)   –   4

The Herd was able to force extra innings in this one but the Red Wings bats came up big in the 10th.  Daniel Palka hit a walk off two-run homer to secure the Red Wings win.  Melky Mesa and Jesus Montero collected a pair of hit each.  Matt Dominguez and A.J. Jimenez drove in the only Bisons runs.  Casey Lawrence had a great start and was solid for 7.1 innings.  Lawrence  only allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out five.  Aaron Loup tossed 1.0 inning and struck out all three batters he faced.  Bo Schultz followed and allowed all three of the runs to the Red Wings.

Ryan Goins was recalled to the Blue Jays prior to the game and Darrell Ceciliani was optioned back to the Bisons.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (60-65)   –   12
Altoona Curve (68-56)   –   2

A late outburst of offence pushed this from a close game to a one-sided victory for the Fisher Cats.  Five different Cat hitters were able to collect a pair of RBIs each.  Richard Urena continues his assault on the Double-A level as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and scored three times.  Roemon Fields collected three hits as well as he continues to improve.  Jon Berti joined the hit parade with three hits and a pair of RBIs also as he looks more settled back in with the Cats.  Ryan Lavarnway and Jorge Saez each hit solo home runs and drove in two.  The Cat attack picked up 17 hits during the game

Shane Dawson was a force on the mound during this one as the offence surged in the bottom of the 6th.  Dawson kept this game close before the offence broke through.  Dawson pitched 6.0 solid innings of three-hit ball.  He allowed just one earned run and struck out six.  Wil Browning and Alonzo Gonzalez shut the door on the blowout.

Dunedin Blue Jays (68-56)   –   5

Lakeland Flying Tigres (56-64)   –   6

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A late charge from the D-Jays was not quite enough to pull out a win in this one as they fell just short.  Ryan McBroom continues to be an RBI machine as he came up with three big RBI during the game.  McBroom went 3-for-4 with a double.  David Harris also had three hits and a double while scoring once and driving in a run.

The D-Jays pitching struggled the entire game with the Flying Tiger hitters.  The staff allowed 12 hits and walked five batters.  Brad Allen got the start and he allowed four of those walks on his way to allowing three earned runs in his 5.1 innings of work.  Francisco Rios took the loss as he allowed another run during his 1.2 innings.  Adonys Cardona got slammed for another three runs (two earned) in his inning of work.

Lansing Lugnuts (63-61)   –   5
South Bend Cubs (76-47)   –  2

The Lugnuts poured all of their offence into one inning to rally Friday.  The five-run 8th inning secured the win.  The combination of patience at the plate and timely hitting led to the big inning.  Ryan Hissey had an RBI double and later scored.  Justin Atkinson drove in a pair on a triple laced into the right-centre gap.  Atkinson, Juan Kelly, and John La Prise raked in multi-hit performances.

On the mound Jordan Romano pitched well allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits.  Romano allowed the other run on a balk in the sixth.  Romano struck out five batters in during the game.  Dan Lietz came on to throw 2.1 innings and allowed just two hits and a pair of walks.  He struck out a pair during his shutdown innings.  Daniel Young picked up the rare 0.1 inning win and Andrew Case picked up his 7th save.

Vancouver Canadians (25-35)   –   6
Spokane Indians (28-32)   –   3

Solid pitching and a couple big innings led to the Canadians win.  Bryan Lizardo drove in a pair during a 2-for-4 performance.  J.B. Woodman, Jacob Anderson, Christian Williams collected an RBI and a hit each.  Mike Ellenbest was got the start and allowed just two hits and an earned run during his 3.0 innings of work.  Andy Ravel picked up the win for his 3.0 inning effort.  He allowed one earned run on five hits.  Griffin Glaude picked up the 3.0 inning save as he allowed a run on two hits during his work.

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Bluefield Blue Jays (31-23)   –   7
Pulaski Yankees (22-30)   –  6

More offence is the name of the game for the Blue Jays game plan lately and it pays off for the second day in a row.  The late surge pushed them past the Yankees Friday.  Cam O’Brien hit his 4th home run and drove in a pair during the game.  Levi Scott also drove in two runs on two hits.  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Nick Sinay each picked up an RBI during the game.  Sinay also scored twice.  Joel Espinal got the start and allowed three runs over 5.0 innings of work.  Christian Cox fared slightly better as he allowed just one run over his 2.0 innings of work.  Chris Hall picked up a blown save and a win as the Jays stormed back for the win after he had allowed a pair of un-earned runs.

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