Some big days were had all over the system as two of the Blue Jays’ minor league clubs remained unbeated.
Buffalo Bisons (1-0)
Game postponed due to rain.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (2-0)
Deck McGuire, a pitcher that most Blue Jays’ fans have written off as being a failed prospect, had a great start to begin 2014. He only allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings, throwing over two-thirds of pitches for strikes (61 of 91).
With the bats, the Fisher Cats pounded the Trenton pitchers, completing the 7-3 victory, getting three hits (including two doubles and two RBI) from catcher A.J. Jimenez while Brad Glenn, Yusuf Carter and Jon Berti each getting two hits.
Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: A.J. Jimenez
Dunedin Blue Jays (1-1)
The D-Jays were locked in a pitchers’ duel with the Clearwater Threshers but eventually lost the ball game 2-1 in ten innings. The Blue Jays only had two hits, one from Canadian catcher Michael Reeves and a double from Matt Newman. K.C. Hobson hit a sac fly to drive in their only run of the game.
Taylor Cole had a strong start, striking out seven batters in six innings, giving up just one hit and walking two.
Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: Taylor Cole
Lansing Lugnuts (1-0)
With the prospect duo of Jairo Labourt and Alberto Tirado throwing for Lansing, they went about their work with mixed success. Labourt gave up a run on two hits and four walks with four strikeouts in three and a third innings while Tirado surrendered a run on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in four innings to earn the save.
Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: D.J. Davis and Alberto Tirado