July 29 Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
This will be an abbreviated update today as I’m on tour in Germany with my band.
Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Chiefs 5
The Bisons won their second in a row against the Syracuse Chiefs, getting a solid performance (6 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K) from Scott Copeland. Phillippe Aumont made his Buffalo debut, allowing two runs while Rob Rasmussen and Joba Chamberlain finished the game with a scoreless inning each.
Matt Hague bounced back from a couple of mediocre games, going 4/5 and driving in three runs. Dalton Pompey (2/5, 2B, RBI, 2 R) and Jonathan Diaz (2/3, 2 RBI, BB) had two hits each.
Player of the Game: Hague
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Harrisburg Senators 1
John Anderson was strong for the Fisher Cats, throwing seven innings and allowing one unearned run on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Dustin Antolin and Blake McFarland had a scoreless inning each to finish the game.
Roemon Fields was 3/4 and was a triple short of the cycle, also taking a walk. Matt Newman drove in two with a double.
Player of the Game: Anderson and Fields
Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
The Jays were blanked by Charlotte on Wednesday. Jeremy Gabryszwski was very strong, allowing just one run on seven hits over six innings, striking out four and not walking anyone while Brad Allen allowed an unearned run over two innings. L.B. Dantzler had two of the club’s four hits in the loss.
Player of the Game: Gabryszwski
Lansing Lugnuts 6, Lake County Captains 7
The Lugnuts lost in 10 innings to Lake County after some very solid bullpen work from Dusty Isaacs and Mark Biggs. Biggs took the loss, going out for his third inning of relief, giving up the last run of the game. Chase Mallard allowed six runs over four innings (including two home runs) before Isaacs held the Captains to just one hit and one walk over three innings with six strikeouts.
D.J. Davis was 3/5 with a home run and two runs scored while Boomer Collins and Austin Davis had two hits each. Juan Kelly was 0/3 but walked twice and drove in a run.
Player of the Game: Davis
Vancouver Canadians 5, Boise Hawks 4
In another extra-inning game for the Blue Jays’ affiliates, the Canadians came out on top of this one, beating Boise 5-4 in 12 innings. Jon Wandling allowed three runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings while Michael Kraft went 1 1/3 scoreless. Sean Ratcliffe surrendered a run on three hits in 2 2/3 innings while Bob Wheatley picked up the win, going 2 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen and Northwest League All-Star Andrew Case finished off the game with a scoreless 12th, picking up a save in the process.
Justin Atkinson led the offense, going 3/5 with a double while another All-Star, Sean Hurley, was 2/6 with a double and three RBI.
Player of the Game: Atkinson and Hurley
Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Princeton Rays 3
Angel Perdomo walked four but allowed only one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five. Grayson Huffman allowed two more runs over 1 1/3 innings before Matt Smoral gave up just one hit in two innings, striking out four.
Rodrigo Orozco and Juan Tejada led the 13-hit attack with three each. Orozco drove in a pair of runs with two singles and a double while Tejada scored twice after two singles. Christian Williams was 2/3 with two singles and two walks, scoring three times while Deiferson Barreto was 2/3 with an RBI and Aaron Attaway was 2/5 with a double, a run and an RBI.
Player of the Game: Perdomo, Orozco and Tejada
GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Braves 2
The Blue Jays won a rain-shortened squeaker with a solid performance from Justin Maese who went five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks with two strikeouts. The Blue Jays had four hits with a single, walk and RBI from Levi Scott and a single and RBI from Bryan Lizardo.
Player of the Game: Scott and Maese
DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL Reds 8
The Blue Jays took a rare loss as Jairo Rosario was victimized by his defense and the walk, walking three and allowing three unearned runs over 1 2/3 innings. Guillermo De La Cruz allowed two more runs over 3 1/3 innings while Jose Agrinzones was tagged for two unearned runs over 1/3 of an inning. Jonathan Torres allowed one unearned run on three walks (but no hits) over 2 2/3 innings, striking out four while Wilton Mueses gave up just one walk in his inning of work.
Sterling Guzman (2/5, RBI), Norberto Obeso (2/3, 2 BB, 2 R), Yorman Rodriguez (2/3) and Manuel Herazo (2/3, R) had two hits for the losing squad.
Player of the Game: Obeso
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