JB: Boyd part of theme, pitch well in loss

Matt Boyd allowed one unearned run on four hits striking out seven in five innings as the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats were edged 2-1 by the New Britain Rock Cats. Photo: Jay Blue.

Matt Boyd allowed one unearned run on four hits striking out seven in five innings as the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats were edged 2-1 by the New Britain Rock Cats. Photo: Jay Blue.

It was a 1-3 day for the Blue Jays’ farm clubs but there were some great pitching performances in the upper levels.

 

Buffalo Bisons 6, Durham Bulls 2
The Bisons stretched their win streak to two games (making it now an official “streak”) with a 6-2 victory over Durham. Miguel Castro starter and had another mixed outing, allowing an unearned run without allowing a hit but he walked three and struck out three in two-plus innings of work. Todd Redmondhad a great follow up with just one run allowed over five innings with three strikeouts. Greg Infante struggled with two walks and a hit while getting just one out and Cole Hynes and Bo Schultz finished up the game.

Matt Hague and Brad Glenn each had a single and a double with Hague driving in a run and Glenn plating two. A.J. Jimenez had a double and a walk while Dalton Pompey was 1/3 with an RBI and a walk.

Player of the Game: Redmond.

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, New Britain Rock Cats 2
Matt Boyd had another terrific start for the Fisher Cats but didn’t get a decision as the home team settled for the loss. Boyd allowed just one unearned run on four hits and one walk in five innings with seven strikeouts, but threw 92 pitches in his outing. Scott Barnes allowed the go ahead run over two innings but Blake McFarland struck out four over two innings with just one hit allowed.

Jorge Flores had another two hits to push his batting average to .357 whileMatt Newman contributed with a pair of singles.

Roster Note: Reliever John Stilson moves up to the Fisher Cats to continue his rehab.

Player of the Game: Boyd.

 

Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Miracle 4
Obviously, the Blue Jays are being careful with Jairo Labourt who has already had a stint on the DL and he made a start for Dunedin, throwing just 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Scott Silverstein allowed a run on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings andJimmy Cordero took the loss with two runs (one earned) in two innings of work. Chad Girodo finished off the game.

Despite two hits each from Matt Dean, Dawel Lugo, L.B. Dantzler and Mike Reeves, the club couldn’t score more than twice. Lugo and Reeves drove in the runs and Dantzler also took a walk.

Player of the Game: Dantzler and Labourt.

 

Lansing Lugnuts 3, South Bend Cubs 5
Jesus Tinoco made his second start of the year but was hit hard, allowing seven hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings and striking out four. Colton Turner allowed an unearned run in 2 1/3 innings while Mark Biggs (1 IP, 1 H), and Jose Fernandez (1 IP, 1 R, 1 H) finished the game.

Anthony Alford had another big game, going 2/4 with a double and a walk.Danny Jansen continues to hit a bit more and he went 2/4, as did Boomer Collins and Justin Atkinson. Jonathan Davis (J.D.) went 1/4 with a double and an RBI but dropped his batting average to .405.

Player of the Game: Alford.

 

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Jay Blue

A lifelong Toronto Blue Jays fan, Jay Blue started blogging about the Jays when he was living in Berlin, Germany. He founded his own blog, Blue Jays from Away, to write about developments with his home town team, focusing on the Jays' minor league system. When he's not watching baseball, he is usually on the diamond umpiring or he's pursuing his research interests in the field of ethnomusicology.