Jays Journal takes its daily look at the Blue Jays minor league system, and how they fared on Wed, May 24th.
Buffalo Bisons: 4-3 loss to the Braves
Luis Santos had another solid appearance for the Buffalo Bisons, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win on Wednesday night. Santos threw 5 complete innings, allowing just 3 hits during his turn in the rotation. Unfortunately for the right-hander, 3 runs crossed the plate in the 4th on a home run by Carlos Franco of the Braves.
On the offensive side, the Bisons Raffy Lopez cut the lead to 1 with a 2 run, broken bat single later in the game, but the Bisons were unable to catch the Herd on this night.
Overall the Bisons were 1-10 with runnings in scoring position, a mark that isn’t going leave a lot of marks in the win column.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats: 4-3 loss to the Sea Dogs
Losing by the same score as the Bisons, the Fisher Cats were unable to pull out a victory on Wednesday either, snapping the Cats’ win streak at 4.
Connor Greene got the start for the Cats and allowed 4 runs and 8 hits over 6 innings of work. Jalen Beeks got the start for the Sea Dogs, but it was ultimately Jason Dahlstrand who earned the victory, throwing 4 scoreless frames in relief.
The Cats were unable to capitalize on a few opportunities, but saw another home run from Mike Ohlman, who continues his power streak, and RBI’s from Harold Ramirez (infield single) and Ryan McBroom (sac fly).
Dunedin Blue Jays- Rainout
They’ll face off against the Fort Myers Miracles at 5:00pm EST, with Connor Fisk getting the start against Brady Anderson.
Lansing Lugnuts- 5-4 win over the Captains
The Lugnuts had to battle some interesting weather, but managed to get ahead of the Lake County Captains before the weather shortened the game.
Justin Maese made the start and fanned 12 batters, a new career high for the hard throwing right-hander. He gave up a 2 run home run in sixth inning and appeared poised to take an unfortunate loss, but the offence was able to recapture the lead in the 7th.
Bo Bichette managed to double to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Bradley Jones to tie the game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came around to score the winning run on a bounding chopper from Edward Olivares that snuck through the infield and gave the Lugnuts the lead they would hold on to.
With another 3-3 performance, Bichette has raised his batting average to .371 thus far this season.
The Lugnuts will try to secure the sweep on Thursday, sending Micah Miniard to the bump against Dennis Diaz for the Captains.