Blue Jays MiLB recap – Bisons lose close one

Craig Borden
Feb 19, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (32) pitches during spring training at Bobby Mattix Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 19, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (32) pitches during spring training at Bobby Mattix Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system.  Easter Sunday was a quiet day for the Jays Minor League teams due to many off days.  The Bisons let one slip away late and end their winning streak.

Buffalo Bisons at Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (Yankees)
1-3 Loss

The offense just could not put much together in this one against Chad Green of the Railriders.  Green held the Bisons to just 1 run on 6 hits, while striking out 7.  All of the Bisons hits came off of Green as their bullpen followed his performance without allowing a base runner in the final 2 frames.

The new arrival Ty Kelly had a 2-4 performance which included a double.  Gregorio Petit also collected a multi-hit game and drove in the only run on a double.  Jason Leblebijian went from main producer in yesterday’s game, to wearing the golden sombrero.  He did manage a single to go with his 3 strikeouts on the day

Brett Oberholtzer got the start and pitched well.  He set down the Railriders on just 4 pitches in the 1st inning.  Oberholtzer would pitch 5 innings and allow 1 run on 5 hits.  He had plenty of control on the day, as he tossed 49 of his 66 pitches for strikes.  He would walk just 1 batter and strikeout 3.  Mike Bolsinger would take the loss as he allowed 2 runs in his 2.2 innings of work.  He allowed 5 hits, but did strikeout 4.

Matt Dermody was called up prior to the game and got a chance to pitch Sunday in Toronto.  Let us just say things did not go his way in his season debut.  He would record just 1 out and allowed 3 home runs.  His final line read .1 inning 4 hits, 5 ER, and a walk.

Casey Lawrence will get the ball on Tuesday against the Norfolk Tides.

MVB – Brett Oberholtzer 5 IP, 5 Hits, 1 ER, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
OFF DAY

The Fisher Cats play Monday evening in Trenton to play the Thunder.  Both the Thunder and the the Fisher Cats currently have a 5-4 record and are tied for second place at the moment.  Shane Dawson will get the start and will be looking to improve from his last start.

Murphy Smith was brought up from Double A New Hampshire to fill Dermody’s spot.  The right handed New Hampshire native has only gotten into 3.1 innings this season thus far but pitched well with the Fisher Cats last season.  He finished last season with a 1.50 ERA in 72 innings.

Dunedin Blue Jays
OFF DAY

The D-Jays will pick things up Monday at home against the St. Lucie Mets.  Ryan Borucki will get the start.

Lansing Lugnuts
OFF DAY

The Lugnuts sure did need a day to lick their wounds after getting destroyed by the Lake County Captains Saturday.  After a restful Easter Sunday they will look to take down the Dayton Dragons.  The Lugnuts are currently 6-4 in 2nd place.  The Dragons are in first place with a 7-3 record.  Andy Ravel will get the start against Tony Santillan.  Ravel will look to duplicate his last start in which he tossed 5 innings of shut out ball.  He allowed just 3 hits and struck out 4

Please tune into our friend Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s Podcast for all things Blue Jays Minor Leagues “Around the Nest.”  The link is below for the Lansing Lugnuts broadcaster.

Next: Morales proving his worth

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