Toronto Blue Jays scores and analysis for minor league games played on Thursday, August 25th
Buffalo Bisons (64-69) – 4
Gwinnett Braves (60- 72) – 6
Matt Dominguez continued his pursuit of 20 triple-A home runs, hitting his 18th in a 2-for-4 day with two RBI. Andy Burns was a perfect 3-for-3 with a run and a walk while Dalton Pompey singled, walked, scored, and drove in a run out of the leadoff spot.
Scott Copeland had a rare tough outing, allowing six earned runs over five innings on nine hits and three walks. Bo Schult picked him up with two scoreless relief innings before Matt Dermody handled the eighth.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-69) – 1
Reading Fightin’ Phils (83-47) – 6
The Fisher Cats managed just five singles scattered throughout their lineup and did not produce a single base on balls. Richard Urena had the lone RBI on a sacrifice fly early in the game. Hits went to Christian Lopes, Rowdy Tellez, Reese McGuire, Derrick Loveless, and Roemon Fields.
Wilmer Font struck out seven in his five innings of work, allowing just two earned runs to move his ERA to 2.31. John Stilson found trouble, allowing three runs in his pair of innings. Chris Smith pitched the final frame, recording all three outs via the strikeout.
Dunedin Blue Jays (72-57) – 6
Tampa Yankees (74-55) – 2
These two teams combined for seven errors on Thursday. Michael De La Cruz led the way offensively for Dunedin, going 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored. Max Pentecost doubled and drove in one while Anthony Alford singled, walked, stole his 16th base, and scored in four at-bats.
Jon Harris was excellent on the mound, allowing just one unearned run in five and two-thirds innings. The right-hander struck out four, walked three, and allowed just four hits. Tim Mayza (3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 K) and Dusty Isaacs (0.1 IP) combined to seal the victory.
Lansing Lugnuts (65-65) – 7
Dayton Dragons (44-86) – 2
Andrew Guillotte doubled and tripled out of the leadoff spot, scoring twice and driving in one of his own. Connor Panas drove in a pair, going 1-for-2 with a walk. Juan Kelly, who went 1-for-5, hit his 34th double of the season.
Angel Perdomo looked strong, allowing just one earned run over six innings on four hits. Perdomo struck out seven, moving his ERA to 3.43. Tom Robson worked around four walks and two his in his two and two-thirds to keep the lead intact before Andrew Case picked up his eighth save by recording the final out.
Vancouver Canadians (26-39)
Bluefield Blue Jays (34-26) – 12
Pulaski Yankees (24-34) – 5
Bradley Jones had a monstrous night at the plate, hitting three home runs. His other at-bat was a double, making him a perfect 4-for-4 with five RBI. Cam O’Brien got in on the action too, going 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs and three RBI. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a home run shy of the cycle and scored twice, moving his average up to .287.
Yennsy Diaz gave the Blue Jays five innings of one-hit ball, working around four walks and allowing just one earned run. Stuart Holmes (2.0 IP, 3 K), Hunter Barnett (0.2 IP, 3 ER), and Christian Cox (1.1 IP, ER, 2 K) rounded out the relief effort.