Blue Jays MiLB Report: Conner Greene dominates
Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Monday, August 22nd
Buffalo Bisons (64-66) – 0
Charlotte Knights (58-72) – 3
The Bisons were shut down offensively Monday as Chris Volstad and the Knights put up nothing but zeros. The Herd was only able to muster five hits during the game they struggled to get any base runners. Domonic Brown had the only extra base hit and happened to be the first hit for the Herd when he laced a double. Jesus Montero extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single.
On the hill Chris Leroux pitched well but allowed a two-run homer to Avisail Garcia in the first. He settled in and allowed just one more run over the next 6.2 innings. Leroux allowed nine hits and three walks but struck out three during the performance. Chad Girodo and Bo Schultz completed the game and did not allow a run through the remainder.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-66) – 4
Portland Sea Dogs (49-76) – 0
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Conner Greene and a pair of home runs spelled victory for the the Fisher Cats Monday. Dwight Smith Jr. hit a home run for the second day in a row. Ryan Lavarnway joined in and provided a solo homer, his 6th of the season. Derrick Loveless had the only multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Roemon Fields stole his 40th base of the season in the win.
Conner Greene was masterful as he retired batters consistently for 7.0 innings. He allowed just three hits and a pair of walks as he shut out the Sea Dogs. Greene has had some rough starts in his past four games so this should hopefully get the top prospect back on track. Murphy Smith came on and completed the shutout. Smith got the two-inning save and allowed just one hit.
Dunedin Blue Jays (70-56) – Off Day
Lansing Lugnuts (64-63) – 10
Dayton Dragons (42-85) – 11
The Lugnuts were on the losing side of a slugfest Monday. Lansing got off to a great start with a four-run first inning but a few frames and a skunk delay later the Dragons started to claw back into the game. The Lugnuts put up another crooked number on the scoreboard in the 7th inning and scored six, but the Dragons just kept coming. The bullpen could not hold them back and the Dragons scored all 11 of their runs after the 5th inning.
Josh DeGraaf got the start and pitched 6.0 innings, striking out seven. He did allow three earned runs on five hits but it was a solid start for him. As mentioned, the bullpen got steamrolled by the Dragons as Griffin Glaude allowed five earned runs and recorded just two outs. Dan Lietz fared slightly better and allowed three earned runs during his 2 innings of work.
Offensively, the Lugnuts had things clicking as they pounded out seven hits that were good for 10 runs. Ryan Hissey led the way with a 2-for-4 game that included two doubles, two runs scored, and a pair of RBI. Batting behind him, Lane Thomas also went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI. The three through seven batters did the most damage as they drove in seven and scored seven.
Vancouver Canadians (26-37) – 7
Boise Hawks (26-37) – 6
The C’s were able to rally late in this one to take a win away from the Hawks. Christian Williams hit his 4th homer of the season during the rally. The C’s scored four runs over their last three at-bats and were able to close the door on the Hawks in the 9th. Bryan Lizardo had a pair of RBI on a single and also scored a run. Dalton Rodriguez had a rough start as he allowed four earned runs over 4.1 innings. The bullpen allowed just one run during the rest of the game.
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Bluefield Blue Jays (33-24) – 9
Danville Braves (27-29) – 1
Bradley Jones led the assault on Braves pitching in the Blue Jays lopsided win. Jones went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run homer, two stolen bases, three runs scored, and a pair of RBI. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three RBIs and scored during a 2-for-5 performance. Jose Espada got the start and shut out the Braves for 5.2 innings.