Jay Blue: Grichuk, Murphy, Perdomo, Romano, Sotillo, Urena

 Right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) made his triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) made his triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

May 27, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

As the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league teams continue to make up games lost due to weather early in the season, the triple-A Buffalo Bisons swept a doubleheader and the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats also boasted a win as the minor league system went 3-2.

Buffalo Bisons 11, Rochester Red Wings 2

Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) made his triple-A debut, coming up to Rochester to pitch the first game in a doubleheader (before a what I've heard is a planned trip back to New Hampshire) and he wound up with his first triple-A win as the Bisons hammered the Red Wings 11-2.

Romano struggled a bit with his control, walking four batters but found a groove, giving up two runs on four hits with three strikeouts through five innings before Sam Moll took over with one hit in two innings to finish it off.

Richard Urena looks to be finding his swing, going 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs. Roemon Fields was 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was 2-for-4 with a double. Ian Parmley also had a pair of hits, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Darnell Sweeney was 0-for-2 but walked twice and scored twice, stealing a base.

W: Jordan Romano (1-0)
HR: Richard Urena (1)

Roster Notes: Jordan Romano and Luis Santos were promoted to the Bisons from double-A New Hampshire while Dalton Rodriguez was sent to extended spring training and both Justin Dillon and Dusty Isaacs both were sent back to New Hampshire.

Player of the Game: Richard Urena

Buffalo Bisons 3, Rochester Red Wings 1

The Bisons completed the Sunday sweep of the Red Wings, beating them 3-1 in the second half of the doubleheader.

Deck McGuire provided four solid innings, giving up one unearned run on five hits and a walk with Luis Santos vulturing the win, walking one and giving up two hits with a strikeout over two innings. Tim Mayza got his first Buffalo save, striking out one in the seventh after picking up for Santos after one batter.

Richard Urena had two more hits in the second game, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Danny Jansen was 2-for-2 with a walk and Rowdy Tellez was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Ian Parmley was 1-for-3 and Roemon Feilds was 1-for-4 with a run.

W: Luis Santos (2-0)
S: Tim Mayza (1)

Player of the Game: Richard Urena and Danny Jansen

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Hartford Yard Goats 2

Making late-inning heroics a habit, the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats won their 30th game of the season with a walk-off, 3-2 win over the Hartford Yard Goats.

Randal Grichuk was around, playing DH and he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Andrew Guillotte was 2-for-4 with a run and Jonathan Davis was 2-for-4 with a run. Bo Bichette was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, adding a stolen base while Gunnar Heidt and Cavan Biggio were both 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Patrick Murphy made his first double-A start, going six solid innings, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Zach Jackson came on to throw two strong innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout while Drew Muren was activated off the DL to throw a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit.

W: Drew Muren (1-0)

Roster Notes: Dusty Isaacs and Justin Dillon were sent to New Hampshire from Buffalo while Luis Santos and Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) went back the other way. Patrick Murphy was promoted from Dunedin and Nick Hartman was sent down to Dunedin with Drew Muren coming off the DL and Randal Grichuk getting assigned to NH for rehab.

Player of the Game: Patrick Murphy, Jonathan Davis and Andrew Guillotte

Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2

In their third consecutive one-run loss, the class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays fell to the Lakeland Flying Tigers 2-1.

Angel Perdomo was on the hill and was outstanding, giving up just two hits and two walks over five innings and striking out six. Juliandry Higuera took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in the sixth. Travis Bergen allowed two hits in two innings but struck out three and Jake Fishman finished the game, giving up just a hit and striking out one in the ninth.

The Blue Jays had just five hits, getting two singles from Alberto Mineo and a single and a walk from Kacy Clemens who drove in the Blue Jays' only run. Bradley Jones was on base twice with a single, a walk and a run.

L: Juliandry Higuera (1-2)

Roster Notes: Patrick Murphy was sent up to New Hampshire and the Blue Jays got Nick Hartman in his stead. Shortstop Logan Warmoth was placed on the 7-day DL.

Player of the Game: Angel Perdomo

Lansing Lugnuts 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps 4

The low-A Lansing Lugnuts couldn't produce any come-from-behind magic on Sunday, losing 4-3 to the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Andres Sotillo hit his first home run this year, going 2-for-4 with the solo blast while Brandon Grudzielanek continues to wield a hot bat, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Norberto Obeso walked twice.

Turner Larkins allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings despite striking out five batters and Brody Rodning was outstanding in 3 1/3 innings, giving up only one hit and striking out three. Claudio Custodio took his first loss, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits with one strikeout over two innings.

L: Claudio Custodio (0-1)
HR: Andres Sotillo (1)

Player of the Game: Andres Sotillo and Brody Rodning

Jay's Jay of the Day: Richard Urena

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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.