The Blue Jays’ bats remained cold, losing 4-0 to the Chicago White Sox with Mark Buehrle on the mound. There wasn’t a lot of good news in the minor leagues either but there was one bright spot to note.
Buffalo Bisons 0, Syracuse Chiefs 7
The Buffalo Bisons got shut out by Aaron Laffey as the former Blue Jay continues to have a strong season for Syracuse (and has pitched particularly well against the Bisons). Liam Hendriks couldn’t match him as he allowed five runs (four earned) over six innings. The offense only had four hits with Dan Johnson hitting a double for the only extra-base hit.
Player of the Game: None
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, New Britain Rock Cats 2
The Fisher Cats made it six in a row by taking the latest game from the New Britain Rock Cats. Dalton Pompey is still looking for his first Double-A hit after going 0/4 but Andy Burns had a three-hit game, leading the 10-hit charge. Mike Crouse was 2/4 with a double and Jorge Flores was 2/3 with a double and RBI of his own. Daniel Norris was on the mound for another exemplary outing, striking out six Rock Cats and allowing just one run on three hits and two walks in five innings. Tyler Ybarra went two scoreless innings and Dustin Antolin added another scoreless frame. Gregory Infante earned the save but allowed a run in the ninth inning.
Player of the Game: Daniel Norris and Andy Burns
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Tampa Yankees 3
The Dunedin Blue Jays squandered a great outing from Matt Boyd and dropped yet another game 3-2 to Tampa. Boyd went six innings and allowed just one run on a solo home run. In total, he let just six base runners on (three hits, two walks and a hit batter) and struck out eight. Danny Barnes and Kramer Champlin allowed runs in the ninth and tenth innings to let the Yankees tie and then take the lead. Andy Fermin and Dwight Smith, Jr. had two hits each and Emilio Guerrero hit a triple and drove in a run.
Player of the Game: Matt Boyd
Lansing Lugnuts 2, Great Lakes Loons 3
In another one-run game, the Lugnuts came out on the wrong side on Sunday, losing 3-2 to Great Lakes. Shane Dawson made one mistake, giving up a solo home run in the first inning but was otherwise very good over five innings of four-hit, three-walk, one-run ball. Adaric Kelly allowed two runs over his three innings of relief. The batters scattered seven hits with Mitch Nay going 2/3 with a walk and RBI and David Harris going 2/4 with a double. Dickie Joe Thon hit a triple.
Player of the Game: Shane Dawson and Mitch Nay
Vancouver Canadians 5, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 3
The Canadians got on the board early and managed to hold off the Volcanoes who eventually chipped away to reduce the lead to two runs. Daniel Lietz made the start and was very good, only allowing one unearned run (from an error by Ryan Metzler) on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Justin Shafer earned the save, throwing four innings and allowing two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Roemon Fields continues to be a terror on the bases, going 2/3 with a walk and his 15th stolen base but the day belonged to Ryan “McBoom” McBroom who launched his third home run of the season and went 2/4 with two RBI.
Player of the Game: Ryan McBroom
Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Danville Braves 11
Jesus Tinoco only threw one inning for the Blue Jays and allowed seven runs (six earned). Conor Fisk got stung for four runs (two earned) over four innings but didn’t walk anyone and struck out four. J.T. Autrey pitched two hitless innings and Michael Kraft made it through the eighth without letting a runner cross the plate despite allowing two hits. Richard Urena was the only one who had a standout game at the plate, going 2/3 with two doubles. Rowdy Tellez, who’s been quiet this year, was 1/3 with a walk.
Player of the Game: Richard Urena
GCL Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day
DSL Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day
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June 30 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (42-39)
Aaron Sanchez throws in Syracuse for the Buffalo Bisons against an unannounced Chiefs starters. Sanchez has an 0-1 record with a 4.73 ERA in three starts with the Bisons and he’s walked 12 in 13 1/3 innings to go with 13 strikeouts. The game goes at 7:00 PM on MiLB TV.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (37-44)
Dunedin Blue Jays (49-31)
Scheduled Off Day
Lansing Lugnuts (38-41)
Vancouver Canadians (10-7)
The Canadians continue to host the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Monday with an undetermined starter (possibly Miguel Castro) against Nicholas Gonzalez at 10:05 PM ET.
Bluefield Blue Jays (4-7)
The Bluefield Jays send Ryan Borucki to the mound against Danville to try to get a win against the tough Braves. This one’s at 7:00 PM.
The GCL and DSL Blue Jays are also in action.
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