Jay Blue: Alford, Fields, Opitz, Santos

Right-hander Luis Santos tossed four shutout innings for the Buffalo Bisons in the club's 1-0 loss in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Right-hander Luis Santos tossed four shutout innings for the Buffalo Bisons in the club's 1-0 loss in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

May 14, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

With just three games on the minor league schedule, the Blue Jays' walk-off win over the Seattle Mariners was the only win in the organization on Mother's Day.

Buffalo Bisons 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 7

Thanks to their rained-out game on Saturday, the Buffalo Bisons played a doubleheader against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Mother's Day Sunday, dropping the first one by a 7-2 score. Buffalo's bats remained silent until the seventh when they scored their two runs getting RBIs from Ian Parmley and Shane Opitz who had two of the Bisons' five hits, going 2/3.

Mat Latos tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up all seven Lehigh Valley runs on eight hits (including two home runs) and two walks with four strikeouts. Matt Dermody finished up, throwing 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout.

Player of the Game: Shane Opitz

Roster Notes: With Aaron Sanchez getting activated from the DL in Toronto, Leonel Campos was sent back to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1

The second game of the doubleheader was a lower scoring affair but the Buffalo Bisons lost Game 2 as well, with John Stilson allowing a run on three hits in the fifth inning to take the 1-0 loss. Luis Santos was the starter and he threw four innings of scoreless ball, giving up just two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Murphy Smith came on for the sixth inning, walking one.

The Bisons only had four hits in the second game, getting a double from Alex Monsalve and two singles from Roemon Fields who added a stolen base.

Player of the Game: Luis Santos and Roemon Fields

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Altoona Curve 6

The Fisher Cats lost 6-4 to the Curve on Sunday to close out their series. Shane Dawson (Drayton Valley, Alta.) took to the mound, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings before Justin Shafer allowed the Curve's sixth run in the sixth inning. Tim Mayza followed that with a scoreless seventh, walking one and striking out two while Chris Rowley dropped his season's ERA to just 1.59 thanks to a perfect eighth.

Anthony Alford hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the third inning for the Fisher Cats. Richard Urena also showed some signs of life, going 2/5 with a double and a run while Harold Ramirez drove in two runs, going 1/4. Tim Lopes was 1/3 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.

Player of the Game: Richard Urena and Anthony Alford

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Scheduled Off Day

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Scheduled Off Day

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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.