June 4 Minor League Report/June 5 Preview


Michael Crouse
Michael Crouse


It’s Draft Day! R.A. Dickey got the job done for the Jays with another win, 8-2 in Detroit Rock City. Here’s what happened in the minors!



Buffalo Bisons 0, Toledo Mud Hens 1


In Radhames Liz‘s first start for the Buffalo Bisons, he went four shutout innings, managing to keep his five walks over four innings from scoring. Esmil Rogers was very good over three innings, allowing just two hits and no walks with three strikeouts and Raul Valdes was the loser, allowing the game’s only run, a home run by 3B Wade Gaynor in the ninth. Darin Mastroianni had three hits and a stolen base (but was also caught stealing) and Munenori Kawasaki had a single and a double.

Player of the Game: Darin Mastroianni and Esmil Rogers


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Bowie Baysox 2


You’ll hear more about the Fisher Cats on today’s Blue Jays from Away Podcast coming up soon but they ran their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 win over Bowie, thanks to strong pitching and a six-run inning in the fifth. Scott Copeland was solid, going six innings and allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts while Blake McFarland picked up a three-inning save, allowing just a hit and a walk. Mike Crouse had a big game, singling and hitting his third home run while Kevin Nolan singled and doubled and Jorge Flores had another two hits. Andy Burns drove in three runs with an inside-the-park home run.

Player of the Game: Mike Crouse and Andy Burns


Dunedin Blue Jays 3, St. Lucie Mets 4


Dunedin picked up a rare loss, with the defense letting down the pitching: the team made three errors including two by Emilio Guerrero and one by K.C. Hobson. Dalton Pompey wasn’t in the lineup but Nick Baligod had a single and a triple with two RBI. Hobson had another two hits and an RBI (his 46th of the season) while Marcus Knecht had a brutal night at the plate, getting the Golden Sombrero (four strikeouts) but had two outfield assists. Taylor Cole started and picked up another six strikeouts to add to his FSL lead but allowed three runs (all unearned) on six hits.

Player of the Game: Nick Baligod


Lansing Lugnuts 6, South Bend Silver Hawks 1


Jeremy Gabryszwski was the story of this game, setting a career-high with nine strikeouts in the 6-1 win, allowing just one unearned run on five hits and one walk in six innings. Phil Kish and Griffin Murphy brought the game home with both striking out two batters, Kish in two innings and Murphy in one. The offense rapped out ten hits with L.B. Dantzler hitting a three-run home run and added another RBI and a single. Dawel Lugo had three hits and an RBI while Mitch Nay (2/4) and D.J. Davis (2/5) also had two hits.


L.B. Dantzler
L.B. Dantzler

Player of the Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski and L.B. Dantzler


DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL Yankees2 7


The DSL Jays just had seven hits (but seven walks) picking up the win. Jesus Severino was 1/3 with a double and two walks, Bryan Lizardo drove in two, going 1/3 with a walk and catcher Javier Hernandez hit a double and scored twice, going 1/3 with an RBI. The best pitcher was  lefty Jonathan Torres, 19, who went three scoreless innings allowing just three hits with three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: Jonathan Torres and Jesus Severino



June 5 Preview


Buffalo Bisons (27-29)


It’s an early one for the Bisons as they take on Toledo at 10:35 AM on MiLB TV. Deck McGuire has been excellent so far in Triple-A and goes for Buffalo against Drew VerHagen, one of Detroit’s top prospects.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-35)


New Hampshire continues their home series against the Bowie Baysox at 7:35 PM, also on MiLB TV. You’ll see P.J. Walters take on Tyler Wilson.


Dunedin Blue Jays (40-18)


At 6:30 PM, Ben White and the dominant Dunedin Blue Jays take on the St. Lucie Mets and Matthew Koch.


Lansing Lugnuts (28-30)


In another 7:05 PM game against the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Lansing Lugnuts send righty Chase De Jong tries to make up for a very poor outing in his last start (allowing six runs in 1 2/3 innings) facing Blayne Weller, 24, of the South Bend Silver Hawks.


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