August 15, 2016 Minor League Report

Matt Dominguez
Matt Dominguez

The Blue Jays’ minor leaguers completed 10 games on Monday and lost seven of them. With double headers in the GCL and Bluefield, the clubs lost all of them and the GCL Blue Jays lost their hold on first place in their division.


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Buffalo Bisons 4, Rochester Red Wings 10


The Buffalo Bisons’ pitching staff did not have their best day on the mound, allowing 10 runs on 19 hits in a 10-4 loss to the Rochester Red Wings. Scott Diamond was charged with seven of those runs, despite striking out seven in six innings, he gave up 12 hits including a home run. Chad Girodo allowed two more runs on three hits including a home run in the seventh inning while Aaron Loup threw a scoreless eighth, striking out the side around two hits and Matt Dermody surrendered the final run on two hits in the ninth.

Matt Dominguez led the Bisons with three hits including a solo home run. He drove in three on the night and scored once. Casey Kotchman also had three hits with an RBI and a run. Andy Burns was 2/4 with a double and a run while Dalton Pompey was 1/4 with a walk.

Player of the Game: Matt Dominguez



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Binghamton Mets 1


The Fisher Cats opened their series against the Binghamton Mets with a sold, 4-1 victory. Wilmer Font had his best outing as part of the Blue Jays’ organization, throwing seven scoreless innings and giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out nine. Murphy Smith finished the game, allowing a run on three hits and a walk over two innings, striking out two.

Christian Lopes had an excellent game, hitting his third home run as a Fisher Cat this season, going 2/4 with two RBI and two runs. Rowdy Tellez (2/4, CS) and Ian Parmley (2/3, R, CS) also had two hits each.

Player of the Game: Wilmer Font


Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Clearwater Threshers 1


Dickie Joe Thon‘s three-run home run in the top of the eighth gave the Dunedin Blue Jays enough of a cushion to defeat the Clearwater Threshers 4-1. Thon was 2/3 with the home run and added a walk and his 21st stolen base of the season. Anthony Alford was 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run and Danny Jansen had the club’s only other hit, going 1/4 with a stolen base.

Jon Harris had an excellent outing for Dunedin, throwing 7 2/3 innings with just one run on three hits and one walk allowed with five strikeouts. Dusty Isaacs came on with two out and two on in the eighth and stranded them, walking a batter but getting all four outs via the strikeout.

Player of the Game: Jon Harris and Dickie Joe Thon

Roster Notes: David Harris was activated from the restricted list and Mitch Nay was sent to the GCL Blue Jays on a rehab assignment.


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Great Lakes Loons 7


Starter Angel Perdomo was not at his best as the Lansing Lugnuts fell 7-1 to the Great Lakes Loons. Perdomo allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. Daniel Lietz allowed another run on a hit and three walks but struck out four over 2 1/3 innings and Daniel Young allowed two hits and a walk but no runs in two innings.

The Lugnuts had just three hits including a double from Ryan Hissey (who drove in the club’s only run) and a double from Juan Kelly.

Player of the Game: None

Roster Notes: Juan Tejada was activated off the DL while Carl Wise went back on it. Daniel Lietz was activated after serving his suspension.


Vancouver Canadians 6, Hillsboro Hops 4


Patrick Murphy provided the Vancouver Canadians with 5 2/3 solid innings, allowing just one run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts, leaving one runner on for Gabe Noyalis who stranded him. Noyalis allowed three runs on three hits with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Grayson Huffman provided an inning of relief, giving up a walk and striking out a batter while Nick Hartman got the save, allowing a hit and striking out a batter in the ninth.

The Vancouver bats were red hot, knocking out 14 hits and scoring six times. Nash Knight brought up his batting average with the Canadians to .300 thanks to a 4/5 game with a double. Cavan Biggio was 3/4 with a triple, a walk and two RBI while Joshua Palacios also had a three-hit game, scoring twice. J.B. Woodman was 2/5 with a home run and two runs.

Player of the Game: Nash Knight


Bluefield Blue Jays 6, Elizabethton Twins 7


The Bluefield Blue Jays made a valiant comeback attempt in the completion of their suspended game from Sunday with the Elizabethton Twins but ultimately lost 7-6. Yennsy Diaz allowed five runs on six hits and three walks (and two home runs) over 3 1/3 innings while Hunter Barnett gave up just one hit in 1 2/3 innings. Kelyn Jose walked one and struck out one in two innings and Andrew Deramo took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings with a strikeout.

Javier Monzon had the Blue Jays’ only extra-base hit, a triple, going 2/5 with two runs. Bradley Jones was 2/4 with an RBI and a run and Jesus Severino was also 2/4.

Player of the Game: Javier Monzon, Bradley Jones and Jesus Severino


Bluefield Blue Jays 1, Elizabethton Twins 4


The Blue Jays lost their regularly scheduled game, now shorted to seven innings as the second part of a double header following the completion of the Sunday’s game and there seemed to be some bad blood as both the Blue Jays’ second baseman Javier Monzon and the Twins’ shortstop Manuel Guzman were ejected after doing a little shoving following a play in the bottom of the sixth inning. Osman Gutierrez struck out seven but allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks in a solid outing. Stuart Holmes finished the game, taking over for Gutierrez after the starter walked the first two batters of the seventh inning. Homes got out of the inning with just one of the runners scoring (on a wild pitch) and struck out one.

The Blue Jays had only five hits including an RBI on a sacrifice fly from Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Juandy Mendoza made two errors in the game.

Player of the Game: Osman Gutierrez


GCL Blue Jays 5, GCL Phillies 7


In the first half of a double header, the GCL Blue Jays dropped the ball, losing 7-5 to the GCL Phillies. Finishing a game from July 30, the Blue Jays scored five times on 10 hits including three doubles and a home run. The home run came from the bat of Yorman Rodriguez who was 1/2 with the solo home run after taking David Jacob‘s place. Lane Thomas started the game last month and was 1/2 with a double, as was Norberto Obeso who also drove in a run, taking Thomas’s place in the lineup. Manuel Heraz had the only two-hit game for the Blue Jays, going 2/4.

Josh Winckowski threw the first inning, allowing an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts. Alvaro Galindo took the loss, allowing another four runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in two innings. Yonardo Herdenez gave up two runs on four hits (including a home run) but pitched the final six innings, striking out six.

Player of the Game: Yonardo Herdenez

Roster Notes: Mitch Nay was sent to the GCL BLue Jays for a rehab assignment.


GCL Blue Jays 0, GCL Phillies 4


The surging GCL Phillies beat the Blue Jays again in Monday’s regularly scheduled game, and have now pushed the Blue Jays out of first place in the Northwest Division of the Gulf Coast League. The Phillies, with the league’s best record, have a one-game lead now with two more wins in their record and the same number of losses. Maximo Castillo took the loss, giving up four runs over five innings while Orlando Pascual struck out five in two perfect innings.

The Blue Jays had just two hits including one from Norberto Obeso (1/3) and one from Alfredo Bohorquez (1/2).

Player of the Game: Orlando Pascual


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL D-backs 5


In a close game, the DSL Blue Jays couldn’t keep the D-backs off the board late in the game and fell 5-4. Anderson Nunez started and pitched well, allowing just two runs on three hits (including a home run) and two walks over six innings with four strikeouts. Danilo Manzueta allowed three runs (including a two-run homer) on six hits over the final three innings.

Jose Theran had two hits including a double and scored twice while Antonio Concepcion drove in two runs, going 1/4.

Player of the Game: Jose Theran


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