It was a 1-3 day for the Blue Jays’ farm clubs but there were some great pitching performances in the upper levels to speak of.
Buffalo Bisons 6, Durham Bulls 2
The Buffalo Bisons stretched their win streak to two games (making it now an official “streak”) with a 6-2 victory over the Durham Bulls. Miguel Castro starter and had another mixed outing, allowing an unearned run without allowing a hit but he walked three and struck out three in two-plus innings of work. Todd Redmond had a great follow up with just one run allowed over five innings with three strikeouts. Greg Infante struggled with two walks and a hit while getting just one out and Cole Hynes and Bo Schultz finished up the game.
Player of the Game: Todd Redmond
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, New Britain Rock Cats 2
Matt Boyd had another terrific start for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats but didn’t get a decision as the home team settled for the loss. Boyd allowed just one unearned run on four hits and one walk in five innings with seven strikeouts, but threw 92 pitches in his outing. Scott Barnes allowed the go ahead run over two innings but Blake McFarland struck out four over two innings with just one hit allowed.
Roster Note: Reliever John Stilson moves up to the Fisher Cats to continue his rehab.
Player of the Game: Matt Boyd
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Miracle 4
Obviously, the Blue Jays are being careful with Jairo Labourt who has already had a stint on the DL and he made a start today for the Dunedin Blue Jays, throwing just 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Scott Silverstein allowed a run on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings and Jimmy Cordero took the loss with two runs (one earned) in two innings of work. Chad Girodo finished off the game.
Player of the Game: L.B. Dantzler and Jairo Labourt
Lansing Lugnuts 3, South Bend Cubs 5
Jesus Tinoco made his second start of the year but was hit hard, allowing seven hits and two walks in just 3 2/3 innings and striking out four. Colton Turner allowed an unearned run in 2 1/3 innings while Mark Biggs (1 IP, 1 H), and Jose Fernandez (1 IP, 1 R, 1 H) finished the game.
Anthony Alford had another big game, going 2/4 with a double and a walk. Danny Jansen continues to hit a bit more and he went 2/4, as did Boomer Collins and Justin Atkinson. Jonathan Davis (J.D.) went 1/4 with a double and an RBI but dropped his batting average to .405.
Player of the Game: Anthony Alford
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