Blue Jays MiLB recap: Slugfests in the lower rungs

Mar 14, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Anthony Alford (30) slides into third base as he triples and Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) attempted the tag him out during the second inning at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 14, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Anthony Alford (30) slides into third base as he triples and Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) attempted the tag him out during the second inning at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jays Journal takes its daily look at the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system.

Bisons with an off day on Sunday, begin series with the Norfolk Tides on Tuesday.

The Bisons had won 5 straight going into their game on Sunday, but had their winning streak snapped at the hands of the Scranton RailRaiders.

They’ll open a new series with the Norfolk Tide on Tuesday, with Casey Lawrence getting the ball for Buffalo, countered by Gabriel Ynoa for Norfolk.

The 3 game series kicks off tonight at 6:05 EST, with the Bisons as the host team.

New Hampshire drops a close one, 1-0 to the Trenton Thunder

The Fisher Cats had the day off on Sunday, but were back at it on Monday night. Unfortunately for the club, they dropped a close one, losing 1-0 to the Trenton Thunder on Monday night in their series opener.

Anthony Alford continued his torrid pace, going 3-4 with 2 singles and a double, raising his early season average to an even .500. Alford was ranked as the #2 prospect in the Blue Jays’ system prior to the start of the year, and been nothing short of amazing in 2017 thus far. Other than Alford, Tim Lopes contributed the only other two hits for the Fisher Cats on the day.

Shane Dawson tossed 6 innings of scoreless ball, allowing just 2 hits. Unfortunately for the Fisher Cats, one run was enough, and Luis Santos allowed a solo shot to Mike Ford in the 7th, good enough to win the game for the Thunder.

The two teams get back to the diamond today for the second game of their series, with the contest getting underway at 7:00 EST.

Dunedin Blue Jays lose in a slugfest by a score of 11-10

The Dunedin Blue Jays and and St. Lucie Mets put on a show for the fans on Monday night, scoring 21 runs between the two clubs.

When the dust settled, Johnny Magliozzi came away with the win for the Mets, while Tom Robson took the loss for the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays were actually ahead by a score of 5-1 early in the contest, as Ryan Burocki looked good in the early going. He mostly cruised until the 6th inning when the Mets’ bats came alive and they scored 6 runs between the 6th and 7th innings.

Dunedin took the lead back in the 7th inning, only to relinquish it again in the 8th inning, going down by a score of 11-8. They were able to pick up a couple more in the 9th inning, but fell just short of the comeback.

Danny Jansen continues to hit extremely well, collecting another 4 hits on Monday night to add to his league leading .462 batting average in the early going.

Lansing Lugnuts pick up a 13-9 win

The Dunedin Blue Jays weren’t the only club in a slugfest on Monday night, as the Lansing Lugnuts relied back to a big victory, this one by a score of 13-9. The Lugnuts were actually down by a score of 7-1 as early as the first inning, but managed to come all the back in this one.

Andy Ravel started the game for the Lugnuts, but was removed after recording just one out in the nightmare of a first inning.

In a game with 22 runs score there’s plenty to talk about, but nothing bigger than the performance of Bradley Jones on Monday. The designated hitter clubbed a 3 run homer in the 7th inning, and then did it again in the 8th, putting the Lugnuts on top with the second blast.

The two teams will resume play again on Tuesday, with Justin Maese getting the start for Lansing and opposing Dragon’s lefty, Scott Moss.

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