Blue Jays MiLB recap- D-Jays pour on the offense

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 20: Fans enter the stadium for the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays during game four of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 20, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 20: Fans enter the stadium for the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays during game four of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 20, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system. The Bisons take down a former Blue Jays and the D-Jays bats continue to base opponents.

Buffalo Bisons at Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
3-1 Win

The Bison got the offense cooking early against Indians starter and former Blue Jay Drew Hutchison. The Herd was able to grab a pair of runs in the 2nd inning on three straight singles and double. Mike Ohlman, Shane Opitz, and Jason Leblebijian singled prior to the 2 run double by Roemon Fields. The Bisons bats were hitting in bunches in this one but they were really unable to put together a crooked number. They had thirteen hits in the game but left seven runners in scoring position. Jake Elmore popped his first home run of the season in the 9th to add a run. Elmore was one of two Bisons to have three hits and Opitz was the other.

On the mound, Murphy Smith was able to pitch four innings and allow just one run. The lone run would score on a sac fly by Eric Wood. Smith would allow one hit and a walk while striking out four. Jeff Beliveau was the first out of the pen and he started a trend this evening. He did not allow a base runner in his two innings of work. Carlos Ramirez also pitched two innings and struck out four while not allowing a base runner. Chris Smith would pick up his 8th save while pitching a 1-2-3 9th inning.  The Bisons allowed just two base runners all game and the bullpen was perfect for five innings.

Luis Santos will look to keep the Bisons charge alive as he starts the series against the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday night.

MVB – Beliveau + Ramirez + C.Smith – Total 5 IP, 0 hits, 0 walks, 0 runs, 6 K’s

New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Akron RubberDucks (Indians)
4-9 Loss

A rough battle for Ryan Borucki on the mound eventually led to a loss as the Cats slowly bleed out runs Wednesday. Borucki ran into his first real challenge since joining the Fisher Cats in this one but really had just a few bad pitches. Two home runs were hit off of Borucki and that accounted for all three of his earned runs. He would allow just four hits and two walks while sitting down seven via the strikeout in his 5.1 innings of work. Dusty Issacs all of a sudden struggles continued as he allowed three more runs in his 1.2 innings of work.

On offense Tim Lopes got things started with a triple that scored Emilio Guerrero who had singled. After the defense and pitching dug a four run deficit the Cats tried to claw back into things. They were able to score three runs in the last three innings but it was not enough as the Rubber Ducks continued to mash at the plate. Emilio Guerrero would plate a run on a fielders choice and Jonathan Davis drove in the other run. Anthony Alford collected a pair of hits and scored a run in this one as well. He also had a double.

Jon Harris will get the start on Thursday as the series continues against the Rubber Ducks. Harris will look to avoid the one big inning that he has allowed oppositions in his past two outings. Prior to those starts, he had allowed just two runs over 12 innings.

MVFC – Tim Lopes 2-3 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI

Dunedin Blue Jays at Daytona Tortugas (Reds)
16-8 Win

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A night of offense and no place to hide for pitchers as the Tortugas had issues backing up their starter. The D-Jays capitalized on ten hits and five errors translated into the D-Jays really pouring it on the scoreboard. D.J. Davis had a career highlight night as he went 3-4 with four runs scored and 4 RBIs. He was a triple short of the cycle and hit his 2nd home run of the season. Jake Thomas also showed off some power with a three run homer while going 2-5. Bo Bichette also had a pair of hits and two run scored. Bichette also drove in his 14th RBI as a D-Jay. Chris Coghlan had a pair of doubles on the night as well.

Jordan Romano was hit hard during his 2.1 innings of work. He allowed six earned runs in that time on nine hits. The pen was able to calm things down and keep the game close for the offense to flourish. Adonys Cardona collected five outs and allowed just one hit. Alonzo Gonzalez walked just one batter during his two innings of shut out ball. Dan Lietz would allow one run in his two innings and Jackson McClelland would close out the game.

The D-Jays travel to Fort Myers to take on the Miracle on Thursday night. No pitcher has been announced as of yet.

MVDJ – D.J. Davis 3-4 with a double, home run, 2 walk, 4 runs, 4 RBI, and a stolen base

Lansing Lugnuts
Off Day

The Lugnuts are coming home to Lansing just in time for Thirsty Thursday. Everyone will be hoping that quality innings pitched and Lugnuts runs will also be on discount as they take on the Lake County Captains. The Captains are currently tied in the 2nd half standings. Kyle Weatherly will get the start for the Lugnuts to open the home series. Weatherly has been good in his last two starts. He has allowed three runs in ten innings pitched during those starts.

Short Season Team Notes
Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League)

The C’s took on the Tri-City Dust Devils and after falling into a quick hole they were able to calm the breeze. The bullpen combined to throw six shut out innings. Kevin Vicuna went 3-4 and benefited directly from Kacy Clemens. Vicuna scored three and two of those times were because of Clemens’ 2-4 performance. Clemens was able to drive in three runs in this one. Bobby Eveld would pick up the win for his two strong innings of relief. He would allow just 1 hit on the way to the C’s 6-2 win.

Bluefield Blue Jays (Appalachian League)

The hit parade was on in Danville Wednesday as the Blue Jays took on the Braves. The Jays would out last the Braves and take an 8-7 win. Yorman Rodriguez and Mc Gregory Contreras would drive in a pair of runs each while both had 2-4 evenings at the plate. Contreras also hit his 4th home run of the season. Ryan Noda is hitting a cool .407 after picking up his 13th double. He would go 1-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Alvaro Galindo got the start and hung in there long enough to get his second win. Ty Tice picked up his 8th save and struck out the side in his inning of work.

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