May 15, 2016 Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
Two wins and two losses were the order of the day for the Blue Jays’ minor leaguers on Sunday with Devon Travis getting back into action on the rehab trail.
Buffalo Bisons 1, Norfolk Tides 2
All the scoring in the Bisons’ 2-1 loss to the Norfolk Tides was done in the second inning and neither team could scratch out a run in the seven following innings. For the Bisons, it was Junior Lake who hit an opposite field solo home run as part of a 2/4 day that also had him hitting a double. A.J. Jimenez had a double and a walk. Incredibly, the Bisons didn’t strike out once but still could only manage seven hits and the one run.
On the mound, Drew Hutchison did enough to win on most days, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and one walk with eight strikeouts but took the loss. Ryan Tepera allowed just one hit over the final two innings, striking out three.
Player of the Game: Drew Hutchison and Junior Lake
Roster Notes: Dustin Antolin had his contract selected by the Toronto Blue Jays
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Hartford Yard Goats 2
Despite getting only his second win of the season, righty Jeremy Gabryszwski led the Fisher Cats to their seventh consecutive win and a series sweep over the Hartford Yard Goats. Gabryszwski threw six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts before handing it over to the bullpen. Daniel Schlereth gave up a hit in his inning, Jason Berken threw a perfect eighth and Chris Smith saved his first game of the year giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout in the ninth.
Ian Parmley brought his batting average up to .294 thanks to a 2/2 game that included a walk and a sac bunt. Parmley added two stolen bases, scored a run and drove one in. Wilkin Castillo was 2/4 with a double and Jon Berti walked twice. Roemon Fields was 1/4 with an sacrifice fly and two RBI. Christian Lopes also scored twice, going 1/3 with a double and an RBI.
Player of the Game: Ian Parmley and Jeremy Gabryszwski
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Brevard County Manatees 5
Dunedin scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead but couldn’t hold on, losing 5-4. Conner Greene was the starter and he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Alonzo Gonzalez stranded the two runners Greene left behind in the sixth inning but gave up three runs of his own (two earned) on four hits in the seventh. Colton Turner provided two innings of scoreless relief, striking out two to finish the game.
Devon Travis was 1/3 for the Blue Jays, driving in a run and playing second base on his rehab stint. L.B. Dantzler had two hits and a run while Emilio Guerrero was 1/4 with a double and two RBI. Canadian catcher Mike Reeves was 1/3 with an RBI and a walk.
Player of the Game: Emilio Guerrero and Conner Greene
Lansing Lugnuts 7, South Bend Cubs 6
The Lugnuts split the series with the South Bend Cubs, squeaking out a 7-6 victory with a run in the bottom of the seventh and then holding on. Ryan Cook allowed all six South Bend runs, giving them up on five hits and five walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Daniel Lietz allowed one of the two inherited runners to score but locked things down after that, walking two and giving up one hit over 2 2/3 innings. Josh DeGraaf got the save, allowing two hits and striking out one in two innings.
The Lugnuts spread out 11 hits, getting two each from Juan Kelly (2/4, RBI, R), Max Pentecost (2/4, BB, RBI, R), Lane Thomas (2/3, 2B, BB, RBI, 2 R) and Josh Almonte (2/3, RBI, R, SB). Andrew Guillotte was also on base twice, going 1/4 with a walk and a stolen base and Aaron Attaway, fresh off his pitching debut a couple of games ago, was 1/4 with a triple.
Player of the Game: Lane Thomas and Max Pentecost
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