And the minor league baseball season gets off to a . . . rough start. Thanks to inclement weather all through the Midwest and Northeast, the Blue Jays’ affiliates had three of the four games of the night cancelled (while I was making my way to Lansing). That said, Dunedin got off to a winning beginning!
Buffalo Bisons, Pawtucket Red Sox
Postponed due to rain
New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Binghamton Mets
Postponed due to rain
Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Clearwater Threshers 2
The Dunedin Blue Jays got their season off on the right foot, beating the Clearwater Threshers 6-2 on the back of a strong start for Conner Greene. Greene logged five innings, allowing two runs on a two-run home run in the second and writer Chris King noted that he looked strong, despite only striking out two batters and giving up six hits and a walk.
Conner Greene works around an Alford E8 to get through 5. Velo holding steady 93-95. Sequencing has gotten better #BlueJays
— Chris King (@StatsKing) April 7, 2016
Luis Santos, likely the fifth starter for the D-Jays, gave up just one hit and struck out two over his two innings of work and sleeper Tim Mayza struck out a pair in two perfect innings.
The Blue Jays had a scare as Anthony Alford left the game after a play at the plate although King didn’t feel that it was much to worry over.
Alford left the game but sounds like he’s fine. Wouldn’t worry too much just yet
— Chris King (@StatsKing) April 8, 2016
The Jays’ #1 prospect was 0/2 with a walk, also reaching on a fielding error and scoring twice. Richard Urena hit his first home run of the year (and apparently added a bat flip), going 1/3 with two runs. The Davises (Jonathan Davis, a.k.a. J.D., and D.J. Davis) each drove in two runs with one hit each.
Player of the Game: Richard Urena
Lansing Lugnuts, Great Lakes Loons
Postponed due to snow
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