Catching Up: BJfA Players of the Game


Jon Berti
Jon Berti


Yes, I’ve neglected my duties but I’ll catch you up on the Blue Jays from Away Players of the Game for the two days that I missed while I was on the road in Lansing.



First of all, check out Jays Journal where they’ve been continuing my minor league reports from last year.


April 9


The Bisons split a double header, taking an extra-inning win in the first game 5-3 and losing 1-0 in a low-scoring second game that featured only three hits for each team.

Buffalo Bisons Game 1 BJfA POTG: Juan Francisco

Buffalo Bisons Game 2 BJfA POTG: Marcus Stroman


The Fisher Cats have been in a rut and lost 4-1 to the Reading Fightin’ Phils.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats BJfA POTG: Kenny Wilson


Matt Boyd
Matt Boyd


The Dunedin Blue Jays got another gem from lefty Matt Boyd who picked up his second win of the season in a 1-0 win and has yet to give up a run.

Dunedin Blue Jays BJfA POTG: Matt Boyd


The Lansing Lugnuts had a strong start and held on to a 6-4 win against the Quad Cities River Bandits, despite both Alberto Tirado and Jairo Labourt having some trouble.

Lansing Lugnuts BJfA POTG: Griffin Murphy


April 10


Marcus Walden
Marcus Walden


Pawtucket took this game 7-4 after Marcus Walden and the rest of the bullpen gave up six runs relieving J.A. Happ.

Buffalo Bisons BJfA POTG: J.A. Happ


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t do anything right in a 9-1 loss. Austin Bibens-Dirkx got hit hard, as did Randy Boone.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats BJfA POTG: Jon Berti


Derrick Chung
Derrick Chung


The Dunedin Blue Jays juggernaut completed a road sweep in Daytona thanks to a 12-run offensive outburst in support of starter Ben White. Props go out to Derrick Chung who hit his first professional home run!

Dunedin Blue Jays BJfA POTG: Derrick Chung


The Lansing Lugnuts were victimized by some bad defense as D.J. Davis misplayed a fly ball that led to three runs that were too much for the Lugnuts to overcome, squandering a strong start by Jeremy Gabryszwski.

Lansing Lugnuts BJfA POTG: Jeremy Gabryszwski and Matt Dean


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