Jay Blue: Borucki, Castillo, Larkins, Sweeney, Warmoth, Young

 Left-hander Ryan Borucki tossed seven scoreless innings for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Left-hander Ryan Borucki tossed seven scoreless innings for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

May 6, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

The Toronto Blue Jays' affiliates went 1-2 in three games as the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats were rained out.

Buffalo Bisons 6, Syracuse Chiefs 1

The triple-A Buffalo Bisons got a great pitching performance from Ryan Borucki in their 6-1 defeat of the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. Borucki held the Chiefs off the board with seven scoreless innings, giving up only two hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Sam Moll walked two and gave up two hits, getting just one out and leaving the bases loaded for Carlos Ramirez who struck out four in the final inning and two-thirds, finishing the game off with the save.

Darnell Sweeney paced the offence with two hits (a single and a double), adding a walk, three RBI and a run. Dwight Smith Jr. walked twice, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and was caught stealing. Devon Travis was 1-for-4 and Roemon Fields was 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base. Rowdy Tellez was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run and Danny Jansen was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base. Tim Lopes's average dropped to .403 with a single and a walk (but he was caught stealing twice).

W: Ryan Borucki (2-3)
S: Carlos Ramirez (1)

Roster Notes: Richard Urena was optioned to Buffalo while Justin Dillon and Connor Eller were both sent back to Dunedin.

Player of the Game: Ryan Borucki

New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Game postponed due to rain.

Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Clearwater Threshers 5

The Dunedin Blue Jays got 10 hits and four runs but it wasn't enough in a 5-4 loss to the Clearwater Threshers.

Logan Warmoth had one of his best games of the year, going 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run while John La Prise (2-for-4, R), Ivan Castillo (2-for-3, RBI, SF) and D.J. Davis (2-for-4, R) had two hits each. Rodrigo Orozco was on base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and was picked off and caught stealing.

Patrick Murphy pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits with four strikeouts, taking his second loss of the year. Jake Fishman allowed just one hit and struck out one in two innings of relief.

L: Patrick Murphy (1-2)

Roster Notes: Justin Dillon and Connor Eller both returned to the Dunedin Blue Jays from Buffalo.

Player of the Game: Logan Warmoth

Lansing Lugnuts 0, Quad City River Bandits 2

The low-A Lansing Lugnuts' offence was handled easily by the Quad City River Bandits, who beat them 2-0 and limited them to just four hits.

Chavez Young had three of those hits, going 3-for-4 and getting picked off and caught stealing.

Graham Spraker allowed both runs on five hits and a walk over five innings, striking out four and Turner Larkins finished the game, going four innings without adding any more runs to the ledger, giving up three hits and striking out three.

L: Graham Spraker (0-1)

Roster Notes: Reggie Pruitt was activated off the DL.

Player of the Game: Chavez Young

Jay's Jay of the Day: Ryan Borucki

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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.