June 27, 2016 Minor League Report

Justin Maese
Justin Maese

It wasn’t a prodigious night for the Blue Jays’ affiliates’ offense but it was enough to salvage a 4-4 record on Monday night thanks to some great pitching performances.


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Buffalo Bisons 3, Indianapolis Indians 1


The Buffalo Bisons extended their winning streak to seven games with a 3-1 win over the Louisville Bats. Andy Burns led off the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning and Jesus Montero hit his eight of the year in the same frame, going 2/4. Melky Mesa also had two hits, going 2/3 with a double and a walk.

On the mound, Chris Leroux kept the Bats at bay, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing one run on seven hits with one strikeout. Pat Venditte went 2/3 of an inning, as did Chad Jenkins while Dustin Antolin saved his eighth game, striking out two in his inning.

Player of the Game: Chris Leroux and Jesus Montero

Roster Notes: Chad Girodo was optioned by the Blue Jays and Ryan Tepera was called back up.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Hartford Yard Goats 8


Jeremy Gabryszwski had a rare poor start but the offense couldn’t get much going either in an 8-2 loss to the Hartford Yard Goats. Gabryszwski allowed seven runs on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts in four innings. Daniel Schlereth relieved him and got out of the fifth stranding one of the two runners he inherited from Gabryszwski, giving up two hits and a walk. Murphy Smith threw two strong innings, allowing a hit and two walks with three strikeouts while John Stilson gave up a run on three hits and a walk in his inning. Matt Dermody threw a perfect ninth, striking out one.

The Fisher Cats only had six hits including a single and a walk from Jason Leblebijian and doubles from Matt Dean (who also walked) and Christian Lopes. Rowdy Tellez was 1/3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: None


Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1


The Dunedin Blue Jays came out on top of a pitchers’ duel, defeating the Lakeland Flying Tigers to square their record at 37-37. Chris Rowley has really rounded into form and had a terrific start, throwing eight innings and allowing only one run on a solo home run among five hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Colton Turner allowed two hits in 1/3 of an inning and Carlos Ramirez bailed him out, stranding two runners and earning the save.

The Blue Jays only had three hits of their own including a solo home run from Jorge Saez (his sixth) and doubles from Ryan McBroom and Anthony Alford, accounting for the second run.

Player of the Game: Chris Rowley

Lansing Lugnuts 5, Great Lakes Loons 6


The Lansing Lugnuts’ bullpen wasted a strong start by Angel Perdomo, allowing the Great Lakes Loons to walk off with a 6-5 victory. Perdomo was excellent, going 6 2/3 innings with two runs allowed on four hits and three walks but striking out 12 along the way. Danny Young stranded a runner but walked his first batter in the eighth, who then scored while Ryan Cook was on the mound. Cook allowed a run of his own on a hit and a walk in one inning with a strikeout while Dusty Isaacs was tagged with the blown save and the loss, giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth on two hits and a walk.

With only five hits, the Lugnuts were very efficient, getting home runs from the red-hot Connor Panas (2/3, BB, HR) and Max Pentecost (2/4, HR, 2 RBI, 2B).

Player of the Game: Angel Perdomo, Connor Panas and Max Pentecost

Roster Notes: Juan Tejada was promoted from Vancouver to Lansing.


Vancouver Canadians 3, Hillsboro Hops 0


Justin Maese rebounded from a rough outing his last time out to help pitch the Vancouver Canadians to a 3-0 shutout over the Hillsboro Hops. Maese allowed just five hits and struck out four without walking anyone. Grayson Huffman and Jackson Lowery finished the game with a scoreless inning each.

Jacob Anderson continues to hit well in Vancouver, going 2/4 with an RBI while Gabriel Clark was 1/3 with a walk and a solo home run. Rodrigo Orozco was 1/2 with a walk.

Player of the Game: Justin Maese

Roster Notes: Juan Tejada was promoted to Lansing.


Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Burlington Royals 9


Starter Yennsy Dian ran into trouble and Jose Nova couldn’t put out the first as the Bluefield Blue Jays fell 9-4 to the Burlington Royals in Appalachian League action. Diaz allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts through four innings. Jose Nova took the other four, allowing four runs on eight hits with one strikeout.

The batters had just four hits including two hits and three RBI from Ridge Smith. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. was 1/3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: Ridge Smith


GCL Blue Jays 6, GCL Yankees West 0


Guadalupe Chavez had a strong start to his season, going six innings towards a shutout of the GCL Yankees West club on Monday. Chavez struck out five in those six innings, giving up just three hits and not walking anyone. Yonardo Herdenez completed the game with three innings (and the save) and allowed three hits and no walks.

Bo Bichette continues to hit, pushing his batting average to .538 with three hits (including a double), three RBI and a run. Kevin Vicuna was 2/4 with a stolen base and a run while Antony Fuentes hit a home run, going 1/4 with two RBI. David Jacob walked three times while Norberto Obeso walked twice and scored and D.J. Daniels was 1/3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: Guadalupe Chavez and Bo Bichette

Roster Notes: The Blue Jays’ first-round pick this year, T.J. Zeuch, was assigned to the GCL Blue Jays.


DSL Blue Jays 5, DSL White Sox 6


The DSL Blue Jays’ bullpen wasted a great start from Alvaro Galindo to turn a win into a 6-5 loss to the DSL White Sox. Galindo went six innings and gave up just one unearned run on two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts before coming out of the game. Emmanuel Reyes went 1 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on a hit and two walks with one strikeout while Oscar Brito was charged with the loss, allowing a run on two hits and a walk.

The Blue Jays only had five hits including doubles from Jesus Navarro and Aldo Ovando (who drove in two runs).

Player of the Game: Alvaro Galindo


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