A split record was in the cards for the Blue Jays’ affiliates, going 4-4 with a few very good pitching performances on the day.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Syracuse Chiefs 8
Matt Hague had an MVP-calibre game but Scott Copeland was rocked and the Buffalo Bisons lost their series opener to the Syracuse Chiefs 8-2. Copeland only last 3 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits despite not walking anyone and striking out four. Bobby Korecky returned from the DL to provide 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief while Colt Hynes and Ben Rowen each threw an inning without allowing a run.
Hague was 4/4 with two singles, a double and a home run, driving in a run for the Bisons. Josh Thole was 2/4 and Dalton Pompey was 1/3 before coming out of the game.
Roster Notes: The Buffalo Bisons released Joba Chamberlain and Luke Scott and activated Bobby Korecky off the DL.
Player of the Game: Matt Hague
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Erie SeaWolves 5
Despite scoring four runs, the Fisher Cats only had five hits in their 5-4 loss to Erie. K.C. Hobson drove in two runs with three hits while Ryan Schimpf went 2/4 with a double and a home run, driving in a run and scoring twice. Casey Lawrence went 7 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits while Dustin Antolin allowed the final run in 1 2/3 innings.
Player of the Game: K.C. Hobson and Ryan Schimpf
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Brevard County Manatees 0
Jeremy Gabryszwski threw a gem for the Dunedin Blue Jays earning the win and collaborating on a shutout. Gaby went seven innings and allowed just three hits and no walks while striking out six. Wil Browning picked up his 18th save of the year with the D-Jays, giving up two hits and striking out three.
Despite nine hits, the Blue Jays only scored twice thanks to Derrick Loveless‘s solo home run and a second RBI as he went 2/4. Jonathan Davis (J.D.) was 2/3.
Roster Notes: LHP Scott Silverstein was released.
Player of the Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski
Lansing Lugnuts 7, Kane County Cougars 12
Despite an early lead, the Lansing Lugnuts got pasted by the Kane County Cougars, giving up ten runs over the third and fourth innings. Starlyn Suriel wasn’t himself, allowing seven runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings before being lifted due to injury. Colton Turner relieved him and allowed five runs (four earned) over 2 2/3 innings before Phil Kish finished the rain-shortened game with a scoreless seventh. Ryan McBroom provided offense with his seventh home run of the year, adding a double and scoring twice. Chris Carlson went 1/3 with a walk and a home run, driving in two while Alex Maldonado was 2/3 with two runs.
Player of the Game: Ryan McBroom
Vancouver Canadians 3, Hillsboro Hops 0
The combination of Jonathan Harris and newly promoted Angel Perdomo did a number on the Hillsboro Hops, limiting them to just four hits and shutting them down completely. 2015 first-rounder Harris has not had a memorable turn to the pros so far but Friday night was one of his best outings for the Vancouver Canadians. Harris went five innings, allowing four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Perdomo, a 21-year-old Dominican with a 2.63 ERA in the Appalachian League, was utterly dominant, throwing four innings and just allowing one walk with seven strikeouts. The offense didn’t do much, getting just five hits of its own with Sean Hurley contributing with two singles, Ryan Metzler going 1/3 with a walk and an RBI and Ryan Hissey going 1/3 with an RBI and a run.
Player of the Game: Jonathan Harris and Angel Perdomo
Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Princeton Rays 7
Dalton Rodriguez gave up eight hits and four runs but gutted his way through 6 2/3 innings before Jackson Lowery allowed three runs over 1 1/3 innings for the Bluefield Blue Jays in their loss to Princeton. Freddy Rodriguez was the only Blue Jay with more than one hit, going 2/4 with a double but D.J. McKnight was 1/2 with two walks and Matt Morgan was 1/3 with an RBI and a run.
Player of the Game: Freddy Rodriguez and D.J. McKnight
GCL Blue Jays 3, GCL Braves 1
Guadalupe Chavez threw six scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, allowing three hits and striking out three. Kelyn Jose gave up a run over two innings and Griffin Glaude picked up the save, striking out the side in the ninth. Nash Knight had two of the GCL Jays’ four hits.
Player of the Game: Guadalupe Chavez
DSL Blue Jays 6, DSL D-backs 3
Jairo Rosario contributed to the Blue Jays’ win with six innings, allowing just two hits and one unearned run with one strikeout. Ruben Ventura went two innings, allowing two runs with three strikeouts while 21-year-old Dany Jimenez made his DSL debut, allowing a hit in his inning and striking out two.
Norberto Obeso pushed his batting average to .336 with two hits and an RBI while Cristian Peguero was 2/3 with a double, a walk and two runs. Jesus Navarro was 1/3 with a walk and two RBI.
Player of the Game: Cristian Peguero and Jairo Rosario
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