May 1, 2016 Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
With three scheduled games, the Blue Jays’ affiliates only managed to play two as the Buffalo Bisons were rained out. The Fisher Cats and Lugnuts both won, making it a small-scale sweep for the Baby Jays.
Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Game postponed due to rain.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Binghamton Mets 1
A three-run outburst for the Fisher Cats matched the club’s production over the past four games and was enough to carry the Fisher Cats to their first win in five games, 3-1 over the Binghamton Mets. The ‘Cats had just four hits including double and a walk from Matt Dean, who also drove in a run and scored. Rowdy Tellez also drove in a run and scored with a single and a walk but was also caught stealing. Jorge Saez drove in the club’s other run with a single.
Luis Santos was the club’s shining light on Sunday with six innings of one-run, four-hit ball, striking out seven. Danny Barnes threw two perfect innings, striking out one and Wil Browning earned the save with a perfect ninth, also striking out one.
Player of the Game: Luis Santos
Dunedin Blue Jays
Scheduled Off Day
Lansing Lugnuts 5, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3
The Lansing took home a win on Sunday, finishing off a series win against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a 5-3 match. Francisco Rios had another strong game, lowering his ERA to 1.48 on the season, giving up just one earned run (three runs overall) on five hits and no walks (with one hit batter) with five strikeouts in six innings. Starlyn Suriel continues his magic out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit in 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Dusty Isaacs picked up his third save of the season retiring all four batters he faced.
Carl Wise was 2/4 with a single and a double and two runs scored while Connor Panas drove in a pair of runs, going 1/4 but with three strikeouts. Jacob Anderson was 1/4 with a triple and another two RBI and Ryan Hissey, despite the opponents stealing three bases off of him and Rios (including a steal of home) and making a throwing error, was on base three times with a single and two walks, scoring twice.
Player of the Game: Carl Wise and Francisco Rios
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