August 23, 2016 Minor League Report

Dickie Joe Thon
Dickie Joe Thon

The Blue Jays’ minor leaguers went 3-5 on Tuesday, taking lossing in five of their six games above the complex levels.


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Buffalo Bisons 4, Gwinnett Braves 8


Despite matching the Gwinnett Braves with 11 hits, the Buffalo Bisons scored half as many runs, losing 8-4 on Tuesday. Jesus Montero was 2/3 with a double, two walks and two RBI while Andy Burns (2/5, RBI, CS, PO) and Darrell Ceciliani (2/4, BB, 2 R, SB) had two hits each. Dalton Pompey stole a base and walked twice, scoring a run and Casey Kotchman hit a solo home run.

Mike Bolsinger only lasted 2 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and three walks with two home runs while striking out five and throwing 75 pitches. Jason Berken gave up a run on four hits, stranding the two inherited runners from Bolsinger, and throwing 3 1/3 innings while Matt Dermody (1 IP) and Dustin Antolin (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) finished the game.

Player of the Game: Jesus Montero

Roster Notes: Ryan Tepera was optioned to Buffalo.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Portland Sea Dogs 8


Jeremy Gabryszwski was tagged for seven runs as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost 8-2 to the Portland Sea Dogs. Gabryszwski threw 84 pitches over 3 1/3 innings, allowing the seven runs (six earned) on eight hits (including a home run) and two walks with three strikeouts. Alonzo Gonzalez followed with a run on two hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Wil Browning struck out four, giving up a hit over two innings. Colton Turner got out a tricky inning, walking two in the eighth but striking out a pair to finish the game.

The Fisher Cats had just five hits including doubles and RBI from Rowdy Tellez and Ryan Lavarnway with Tellez adding a walk. Emilio Guerrero was also 1/3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: None


Dunedin Blue Jays 8, Tampa Yankees 3


McBoom went the dynamite and the Dunedin Blue Jays beat up the Tampa Yankees 8-3 on the strength of a couple of home runs. Ryan McBroom slugged his 20th home run of the year as a Dunedin Blue Jay, going 1/3 with two walks and two RBI, adding a stolen base, while Dickie Joe Thon continues his strong finish to the season, going 2/5 with a solo home run. David Harris was 2/4 with two RBI and Max Pentecost also had two hits, going 2/5 with a double and two RBI and was caught stealing following a pickoff.

Luis Santos was excellent for the Blue Jays, going eight innings of one-hit ball, allowing an unearned run, walking three and striking out three. Adonys Cardona allowed the last two runs on a walk and a home run in the ninth.

Player of the Game: Luis Santos and Dickie Joe Thon

Roster Notes: Catcher Mike Reeves was placed on the 7-day DL.


Lansing Lugnuts 3, Dayton Dragons 5


Despite a strong start from Justin Maese, the Lansing Lugnuts lost 5-3 to the Dayton Dragons. Maese went five innings, throwing 87 pitches and allowed one run on five hits and three walks, getting seven groundball outs (and no fly outs) with four strikeouts. Kirby Snead was tagged for four runs on five hits and a walk over one inning while Daniel Young walked one over two innings.

The Lugnuts had eight hits including two from Lane Thomas and Justin Atkinson while John La Prise was 1/3 with a double and a walk. Juan Tejada and Connor Panas were each 1/4 wtih an RBI.

Player of the Game: Justin Maese


Vancouver Canadians 2, Boise Hawks 3


After winning a one-run game on Monday, the Vancouver Canadians lost a one-run game on Tuesday, 3-2, to the Boise Hawks, needing 10 innings do it. While both clubs had eight hits, the Canadians committed three errors (to the Hawks’ none) and the deciding run was unearned. T.J. Zeuch started, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings. Geno Encina finished what would have been a regulation game, going four innings of scoreless ball, giving up three hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Jackson McClelland allowed a hit and an intentional walk and was victimized by catcher Javier Hernandez‘s errant throw on a steal that allowed a runner to score before striking out the next two batters to end the inning.

Yeltsin Gudino had three hits for the Canadians and Nash Knight was 2/3 with a walk and an RBI. Bryan Lizardo had a double and a walk while Cavan Biggio was 1/4 with a walk.

Player of the Game: Yeltsin Gudino and Geno Encina


Bluefield Blue Jays 5, Danville Braves 6


Bradley Jones hit his team-leading 12th home run for the Blue Jays to tie up the game in the ninth but they couldn’t complete the comeback as they fell 6-5 to the Danville Braves in 11 innings. Jones was 2/4 with the dinger and three RBI, adding two walks and scoring twice while also stealing a base and getting caught once. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. was 1/5 with a walk and Cam O’Brien was 1/3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Lance Jones was 1/3 with two walks and Jesus Severino was 2/5. Notably, Nick Sinay came out of the game in the seventh.

Juliandry Higuera went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts and Chris Hall threw three more, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. Connor Eller took the loss, going two innings before finally succumbing to the Braves who got four batters to the plate in the 11th and scoring once on two hits and a walk.

Player of the Game: Bradley Jones


GCL Blue Jays 5, GCL Braves 2


Chavez Young is the name on people’s lips as the GCL Blue Jays pushed their record to 37-13 with a 5-2 win over the GCL Braves. Young had his fourth multi-hit game in his last five games, pushing his batting to .340 after a 3/5 performance with two RBI a run and a stolen base. Sterling Guzman was 1/4 with a solo home run and Owen Spiwak was 1/2 with two walks and a run.

Yonardo Herdenez went four scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Juan Meza got the win, pitching a scoreless fifth, giving up a hit and striking out one. Ty Sterner gave up two hits in two innings, striking out one and William Ouelette finished it, allowing both Braves runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings.

Player of the Game: Chavez Young


DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL Reds 3


The Blue Jays got three runs early and another in the sixth, holding on to win the game against the DSL Reds 4-3. The Blue Jays clustered eight of their ten hits between just three players. Aldo Ovando was 2/4 with a double, Mc Gregory Contreras was 3/3 with an RBI and a run while Yeison Estevez was 2/3 with a double, two RBI and a run.

Emmanuel Reyes allowed two runs but only one was earned as he gave up five hits and a walk with four strikeouts through five innings. Juan Bautista gave up the lead, blowing the save but was credited with the win, after allowing a run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Oscar Brito finished the game, coming in with an out in the ninth and stranding two runners on.

Player of the Game: Mc Gregory Contreras


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