June 7, 2016 Minor League Report

Jake Thomas
Jake Thomas

Much like they were on Monday, the Blue Jays’ affiliates were shut out on Tuesday, with the southernmost games postponed due to rain and losses from the Bisons, the Fisher Cats and the Lugnuts.


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Buffalo Bisons 2, Rochester Red Wings 5


On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bisons produced a similar result to their Monday loss, falling 5-2 to the Rochester Red Wings despite out-hitting them 12-8. Scott Diamond took the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits (including two home runs) with two walks and six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings, leaving a runner on. A couple of 2016 big leaguers, Chad Girodo and Dustin Antolin finished the game, with Antolin facing the minimum in the eighth but Girodo allowing two hits to bring in his inherited runner from Diamond in his 2/3 of an inning.

Third baseman David Adams slapped out three of the club’s 12 hits, going 3/4 with a double while Dalton Pompey (2/4, BB) and Darrell Ceciliani (2/4, RBI) had two each. Andy Burns was 1/5 with a double and Jesus Montero was 1/4 wtih an RBI and a walk.

Player of the Game: David Adams

Roster Notes: Matt Dominguez was designated for assignment pending clearing of optional waivers while Pat Venditte was recalled by the Blue Jays.



New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Richmond Flying Squirrels 5


Despite equaling the Squirrels’ hit total, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats only scored three runs, losing 5-3. Shane Dawson was the starter, tossing only 3 2/3 innings (and needing 88 pitches to do so) and allowing four runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Brady Dragmire struck out three of the four batters he faced, throwing 1 1/3 innings while John Stilson made his return with a scoreless inning, giving up a hit. Colt Hynes allowed a run on two hits in two innings with two strikeouts and Danny Barnes allowed a hit in his inning.

Ryan Lavarnway had another big game, going 3/3 with a single, double, home run and walk, and driving in all three New Hampshire runs. Dwight Smith, Jr. was 2/4 with a double and Christian Lopes hit a triple. Roemon Fields was 1/3 with two walks but was caught stealing.

Player of the Game: Ryan Lavarnway


Dunedin Blue Jays


Scheduled off day


Lansing Lugnuts 6, Lake County Captains 7


Tayler Saucedo has had a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde season; while he has been excellent in about half of his outings this year, he’s been hit very hard in the other half. It was the “Mr. Hyde” half that appeared on Tuesday as Saucedo only went four innings and allowed four runs on six hits and two walks (with two home runs against) and four strikeouts. Patrick Murphy allowed a run on a solo home run in three innings of his own, walking one and striking out two while Josh DeGraaf and Nate Abel combined for a scoreless eighth inning. The normally reliable Dusty Isaacs allowed the Captains to walk off with a victory, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit and a walk while his ERA crept up to 1.38.

Jake Thomas (who was one of the hitters to really jump out at me in spring training) had a tremendous in his Lansing debut, going 2/4 with a double, a triple and an RBI. Lane Thomas also had another great game, showing that he’s starting to turn things on. He went 1/3 with his fourth home run of the season, driving in two, scoring two and taking a walk. Juan Kelly hit a pinch-hit home run (his fourth of the year) and J.C. Cardenas was on base three times with a double and two walks. Andrew Guillotte also had a pair of hits.

Player of the Game: Jake Thomas


DSL Blue Jays, DSL Padres


Postponed due to rain


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