July 20 Minor League Report/July 21 Preview

Kevin Pillar
Kevin Pillar


Are the Blue Jays rebounding with two wins in a row? They overcame a rough Mark Buehrle start to beat the Rangers 9-6.



Buffalo Bisons 2, Pawtucket Red Sox 3


The Buffalo Bisons lost their seventh consecutive game 3-2 to the Pawtucket Red Sox. P.J. Walters was fairly strong, throwing six innings and allowing all three runs but only gave up four hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Aaron Sanchez faced three batters, allowing a hit but getting a double play and Rob Rasmussen threw a scoreless eighth. Kevin Pillar accounted for almost all of the team’s offense, going 3/4 with a single, a double, a home run and scoring twice.

Player of the Game: Kevin Pillar


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Portland Sea Dogs 2


The Fisher Cats turned a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth inning into a victory as Dalton Pompey and Jon Berti hit RBI singles to take the come-from-behind win. For Pompey, it was his third hit of the afternoon and he added a stolen base. Berti was 2/4 with two RBI and Kevin Nolan also had a two-hit game. Casey Lawrence was very good for the Fisher Cats in a 3-2 win over Portland. Lawrence scattered 10 hits over eight innings, allowing only two runs and striking out seven. Dustin Antolin actually picked up a win, giving up three hits but no runs in the ninth inning.


Dalton Pompey
Dalton Pompey

Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey and Casey Lawrence


Dunedin Blue Jays 5, Bradenton Marauders 11


Frank Viola III got blasted in his 4 2/3 innings, allowing 10 runs on nine hits and five walks (with two wild pitches) before exiting the game. Tony Davis was the highlight of the pitching staff yesterday with two perfect innings. The offense wasn’t particularly alive either, scoring five runs but doing so on only six hits including a three-run home run by Dwight Smith, Jr.

Player of the Game: Dwight Smith, Jr.


Lansing Lugnuts 4, Clinton Lumberkings 3


In a dramatic, 10-inning walk-off victory, the Lugnuts got a big blast from D.J. Davis to finish with a win an inning after tying the game in the bottom of the ninth. For Davis, the home run (his seventh of the season) was his only hit of the game and Dickie Joe Thon was the only player with more than one hit, going 3/4 and finishing just a home run short of the cycle. Jeremy Gabryszwski started and gave up three runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out five. Scott Silverstein picked up the win with three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits and striking out three.


Dickie Joe Thon

Player of the Game: Dickie Joe Thon


Vancouver Canadians 9, Tri-City Dust Devils 0


The Vancouver Canadians are now tied for first place thanks to their shutout victory over Tri-City on Sunday night. Ryan McBroom went deep for his team-leading sixth home run as part of a 3/4 game in which he also hit a single and a double and drove in four runs. Roemon Fields was 2/5 with a single and double while Tim Locastro also had a pair of hits and a stolen base. Franklin Barreto and Max Pentecost contributed with a hit each: Barreto was 1/4 with a double and two runs scored while Pentecost was 1/3 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Chase Mallard had the start and went 5 1/3 innings with five hits and five strikeouts while Alberto Tirado threw two scoreless innings but walked two and struck out two.

Player of the Game: Ryan McBroom and Chase Mallard


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Pulaski Mariners 5


Daniel Lietz allowed three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings but struck out eight for an interesting line. Alberto Guzman relieved him and threw three innings, giving up just one unearned run on two hits and two walks. On the offensive side, Jesus Gonzalez hit two doubles and drove in a run, going 2/4 while Rowdy Tellez launched his first home run on the year, going 1/4 with two RBI.


Rowdy Tellez
Rowdy Tellez

Player of the Game: Jesus Gonzalez and Rowdy Tellez


GCL Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day


DSL Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day


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July 21 Preview


Buffalo Bisons (48-52)


The Bisons move on to play the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs today at 7:05 PM ET on MiLB TV. There hasn’t been a starter announced on MiLB.com.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (47-53)


The Fisher Cats will play a double-header at home against the Trenton Thunder with Radhames Liz on the mound for one of the games. First game goes at 6:05 PM with coverage on MiLB TV.


Dunedin Blue Jays (60-39)


In a morning, 11:00 AM start time, the Dunedin Blue Jays host the Bradenton Marauders with Taylor Cole on the hill against an unannounced starter.


Lansing Lugnuts (46-52)


Another matinee (12:05 PM start) has the Lansing Lugnuts sending Shane Dawson to the slab to face the Clinton Lumberkings.


Vancouver Canadians (24-13)


Vancouver sends their ace, Miguel Castro to the hill to face the 14-23 Tri-City Dust Devils at 2:15 PM ET.

Bluefield Blue Jays (16-14)


The Blue Jays have a 7:00 PM game time in Pulaski with Ryan Borucki facing the Mariners.


The GCL and DSL Blue Jays are also both in action today.


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