Jay Blue: Lopes, McGuire, Reeves, Santos

Right-hander Luis Santos limited the Durham Bulls to one run in five innings to pick up his first win of the season for the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Right-hander Luis Santos limited the Durham Bulls to one run in five innings to pick up his first win of the season for the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

April 30, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

With Lansing's game canceled, there were just three games in the Blue Jays' organization (aside from the big league club's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays) with the Buffalo Bisons taking a win and the Fisher Cats and Dunedin Blue Jays both taking losses.

Buffalo Bisons 6, Durham Bulls 1

The Buffalo Bisons picked up their first win in their series against the International League’s best club, the Durham Bulls, with a 6-1 victory on Sunday. Luis Santos was excellent, limiting the Bulls to just one run on three hits while striking out four over five innings in earning his first Triple-A victory. John Stilson walked two and struck out three in two scoreless innings and Matt Dermody and Leonel Campos each threw a scoreless inning to finish the game.

Jason Leblebijian drove in two runs, going 2/3 with a double, two runs and a walk while Jake Elmore is on a little hot streak, going 2/3 with a walk and two RBI. Rowdy Tellez was 1/4 with a run but struck out three times and Dwight Smith, Jr. was 1/3 with an RBI.

Player of the Game: Luis Santos, Jason Leblebijian and Jake Elmore

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn't hang on for a win as they were locked in a see-saw battle with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, ultimately losing 7-6 in 11 innings. The Fisher Cats had a great start, scoring five runs in the first two innings and adding a sixth in the fifth, holding their 6-5 lead through the bottom of the ninth, when the Rumble Ponies tied it. The Fisher Cats couldn't score in any of the last six innings of the game, taking a loss when Dusty Isaacs gave up a walkoff single to Luis Guillorme in the 11th. Conner Greene was on the mound to start, but he was frequently in trouble, giving up five runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts, logging 99 pitches. Carlos Ramirez finished the sixth and Blake McFarland pitched a scoreless seventh. Tim Mayza allowed a solo home run in the ninth to tie it but allowed just the one run in two innings, striking out three and Dusty Isaacs pitched a scoreless 10th before allowing the winning run in the 11th.

Ryan McBroom went McBoom and hit his second home run of the year, driving in three and going 1/6 on the day. Tim Lopes was 3/6 with a double and a run while Reese McGuire was 3/5 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base. Jonathan Davis was 2/4 with a double and a walk and J.C. Cardenas was 2/3 with a walk, a run and an RBI but also made an error.

Player of the Game: Tim Lopes and Reese McGuire

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Fort Myers Miracle 8

The Dunedin Blue Jays (13-11) did all their scoring in the second inning but it wasn't enough to overcome a feisty Fort Myers Miracle club who chipped away and eventually beat the Blue Jays 8-6. Angel Perdomo was on the mound for the Blue Jays, tossing five innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits, including two home runs, while walking one and striking out two. Josh DeGraaf allowed a run over 1 2/3 innings and Danny Young kept his ERA at 0.00, stranding two runners and retiring the only batter he faced. Adonys Cardona was charged with a blown save and a loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks in the eighth inning.

Canadian catcher Mike Reeves hit his first home run of the year, going 1/3 with three RBI for the Blue Jays while Deiferson Barreto, pinch running for Juan Kelly after Kelly was hit by a pitch, was 2/4 with a run. Lane Thomas was also 2/4 with a walk and a run. Cavan Biggio was on base three times with a single, and two walks, driving in two runs.

Player of the Game: Deiferson Barreto, Lane Thomas and Mike Reeves

Lansing Lugnuts, Bowling Green Hot Rods

Game postponed due to rain.

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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.