Jay Blue: Biggio, Grichuk, Leblebijian, Noda, Panas, Pompey

 Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) belted his second home run of the season for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) belted his second home run of the season for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

May 30, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away

With the class-A Dunedin Blue Jays rained out, the Toronto Blue Jays' affiliates swept the board on Wednesday, winning all three of their games, two of them thanks to late home runs.

Buffalo Bisons 7, Columbus Clippers 3

Randal Grichuk helped the triple-A Buffalo Bisons defeat the Columbus Clippers by a 7-3 score as he continues his journey back to Toronto from injury.

Grichuk was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI while Jason Leblebijian also provided some fireworks, hitting his eighth home run and going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Lourdes Gurriel was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run and Anthony Alford was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base. Tim Lopes also stole a base but was also picked off and caught stealing, going 2-for-4 with a run. Roemon Fields was 1-for-2 with a walk but was picked off and caught stealing.

Taylor Guerrieri had a solid start, going five innings and giving up three runs on four hits (including two home runs) and one walk, striking out two. Conor Fisk tossed three scoreless innings to keep his ERA with Buffalo at 0.00 while Tim Mayze finished it off, allowing just a hit in the ninth.

W: Taylor Guerrieri (1-1)
HR: Jason Leblebijian (8), Randal Grichuk (1)

Roster Notes: Randal Grichuk had his rehab assignment moved to Buffalo and Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) was placed on the DL with Jose Mayorca, a catcher, getting assigned to Buffalo.

Player of the Game: Jason Leblebijian

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Portland Sea Dogs 3

The double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to go ahead of the Portland Sea Dogs and take a 5-3 win.

Ryan Hissey hit his first home run of the year in the bottom of the eight, going 1-for-3 while Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) blasted a solo shot, his second, in the bottom of the seventh, going 2-for-3. Cavan Biggio also hit a home run, his 13th of the year, in the first inning, going 1-for-4 with two RBI. Rehabbing Aledmys Diaz was 2-for-3 with a double and Montreal-born Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s streak of 37 consecutive games getting on base was snapped with an 0-for-4.

Justin Dillon continues to pitch well, going six innings and giving up two runs on eight hits with one walks and four strikeouts. Zach Jackson allowed a run on a hit and a walk in the seventh, striking out one and Kirby Snead got the win, throwing two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout.

W: Kirby Snead (2-1)
HR: Cavan Biggio (13), Connor Panas (2), Ryan Hissey (1)

Player of the Game: Connor Panas

Dunedin Blue Jays, Florida Fire Frogs

Game postponed due to rain.

Lansing Lugnuts 3, Lake County Captains 2

The Lugnuts' Ryan Noda hit his first home run of the year in the eighth inning as the low-A Lansing boys took home a 3-2 win, coming from behind against the Lake County Captains.

While Noda is only hitting .202, he went 1-for-3 with two RBI, he has a .444 OBP thanks to 50 walks so far this year. Chavez Young hit a double and Brock Lundquist and Yeltsin Gudino each a hit.

Maximo Castillo went five innings, allowing only one run on four hits and a walk with nine strikeouts before Donnie Sellers came in. Sellers gave up a solo home run among three hits with two strikeouts in three innings. Matt Shannon earned the save, giving up two hits and a walk in the ninth.

W: Donnie Sellers (3-1)
S: Matt Shannon (2)
HR: Ryan Noda (1)

Player of the Game: Maximo Castillo

Jay's Jay of the Day: Maximo Castillo

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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.