Wednesday was another 2-2 day for the Blue Jays’ minor leaguers with the Bisons and Fisher Cats coming up with wins but the Dunedin Blue Jays and Lugnuts losing.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Durham Bulls 3
The Buffalo Bisons had a four-game winning streak snapped by a 3-2 loss to the Durham Bulls in another close game that took until the late innings to decide. Scott Diamond went six strong innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts but it was Chad Jenkins, who allowed one unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts, who factored into the decision, taking the loss.
Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Portland Sea Dogs 1
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were up early to sweep away the Portland Sea Dogs in a 10:35 start that garnered the club a 2-1 win. Shane Dawson threw five solid innings, limiting the Sea Dogs to just one run despite giving up seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Brady Dragmire (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned the win while Murphy Smith (1 IP, 2 K) and Wil Browning (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, S) finished the game off.
Player of the Game: Derrick Loveless
Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Clearwater Threshers 9
Brad Allen didn’t quite have the same stuff he did in his previous outing, giving up all nine runs to the Clearwater Threshers in a 9-7 loss on Wednesday. Allen surrendered the runs over 4 2/3 innings, giving up nine hits (including a home run) and four walks with five strikeouts. Nate Abel, recently added to the Blue Jays’ roster, threw 2 1/3 stellar innings, giving up one hit and striking out four. Adonys Cardona gave the Jays another scoreless inning, striking out a pair and Alonzo Gonzalez struck out one in his inning of relief.
David Harris, who has been very cold of late, led the offense, going 2/4 with a double and a home run, driving in two and scoring twice. Dickie Joe Thon (2/4, R, SB) and Richard Urena (2/5, 3B, RBI) also had two hits apiece. Emilio Guerrero drove in another two runs with his first home run of hte year, going 1/4. Coming off a stellar game on Tuesday, Jason Leblebijian struck out five times on Wednesday.
Player of the Game: David Harris
Lansing Lugnuts 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods 6
While their 10:35 am start time was delayed by 12 minutes, the Lansing Lugnuts got out of Bowling Green in a hurry, getting swept with a 6-1 loss. Tayler Saucedo was lit up for five runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings before Starlyn Suriel (mostly) cooled things down, pitching 3 1/3 innings with one run on two hits against and three strikeouts. Daniel Lietz continued his strong 2016 campaign with two scoreless, hitless innings.
The Lugnuts had just four hits, including a double and a walk from Andrew Guillotte.
Player of the Game: Andrew Guillotte
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