We’ve got a short minor league report for you today as two of the Blue Jays’ four full-season teams had their games postponed due to rain.
Buffalo Bisons at Pawtucket Red Sox
Postponed due to rain
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 10, Trenton Thunder 0
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were probably making people nervous throughout most of the game as their 0-0 tie with the Trenton Thunder persisted for seven innings. The zeroes were finally broken with seven runs in the eighth inning from the Fisher Cats and they went on to win by a score of 10-0. Starter Matt Boyd threw five no-hit innings, walking three and striking out six before Luis Perez and Dustin Antolin allowed one hit each over the remaining four innings. Because the Fisher Cats didn’t score until the eighth inning, Antolin comes away with a win after 2 1/3 innings of one-hit, four strikeout baseball.
Despite not scoring for the first seven innings of the ballgame, the Fisher Cats had five hits until they went bananas off of reliever Caleb Cotham, getting six hits in the eighth (including a Matt Newman three-run homer) and another four in the ninth, scoring three runs. Six Fisher Cats had two hits apiece including Jon Berti (2/5, R, 2B), K.C. Hobson (2/4, BB, 2 R), Jake Fox (2/5, 2B, 2 R, RBI), Kevin Nolan (2/5, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB), Matt Newman (2/5, HR, R, 4 RBI) and Jorge Flores (2/4, 2B, BB).
Player of the Game: Matt Newman and Matt Boyd
Dunedin Blue Jays at Daytona Tortugas
Postponed due to wet grounds
Lansing Lugnuts 11, Dayton Dragons 3
Chase De Jong continues to impress in the new season, going five innings for the Lansing Lugnuts and allowing just one earned run (two runs total) on three hits and three walks. De Jong struck out four and, significantly, got seven outs on ground balls while just two were on fly balls. Mark Biggs relieved De Jong for three strong innings, allowing just two hits with three strikeouts. Chase Wellbrock allowed an unearned run in the ninth but finished things off.
The offense was in full swing on Monday as every starter had at least one hit except for the slumping Gunnar Heidt who did drive in a run. Ryan McBroom drove in three thanks to three hits (including a double) while Rowdy Tellez was 2/5 with a home run and two RBI. Dickie Joe Thon drove in a pair, going 1/4 with two runs. Justin Atkinson, Dan Jansen and Chris Carlson each had a pair of hits with Carlson getting on base four times by walking twice and Tim Locastro was hit by a pitch three times.
Player of the Game: Ryan McBroom and Rowdy Tellez
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