August 22, 2016 Minor League Report

Conner Greene
Conner Greene

The Blue Jays’ affiliates won four of seven games on Monday, seeing close games throughout most of the system.

 

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Buffalo Bisons 0, Charlotte Knights 3

 

The Buffalo Bisons were five-hit by the Charlotte Knights, losing 3-0 on Monday. Chris Leroux had a solid outing, giving up three runs on nine hits (including a home run) and three walks with three strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. Chad Girodo pitched a scoreless inning of relief, allowing a hit and striking out one and Bo Schultz finished the game with one out in the eighth.

Domonic Brown hit a double, the club’s only extra-base hit, giong 1/4.

Player of the Game: None

 

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Portland Sea Dogs 0

 

Conner Greene bounced back from a rough outing in his last go-round and shut down the Portland Sea Dogs on the way to a 4-0 shutout win. Greene threw seven innings, allowing only three hits and two walks with one strikeout. Murphy Smith picked up his fourth save, throwing two innings with a hit and a walk and one strikeout.

Ryan Lavarnway and Dwight Smith, Jr. went deep with both hitting a solo shot and Smith adding a walk. Derrick Loveless was 2/4 with a triple and two RBI while Roemon Fields was 1/3 with his 40th stolen base of the year.

Player of the Game: Conner Greene

Roster Notes: Jorge Saez was placed on the DL and Reese McGuire was activated.

 

Dunedin Blue Jays

 

Scheduled Off Day

 

Lansing Lugnuts 10, Dayton Dragons 11

 

It was a slugfest in the late innings in Dayton as the Lugnuts took an early lead and squandered it, allowing all 11 Dayton runs over the last four innings of the game. Josh DeGraaf was still in line for the win after throwing six innings and giving up three runs (all in the sixth) on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Griffin Glaude came on and couldn’t get out of the seventh inning, giving up five runs on six hits in 2/3 of an inning and the normally reliable Daniel Lietz blew the save and took the loss with three runs allowed over two innings, including the game winner in the bottom of the ninth, despite striking out four and walking only one.

Ryan Hissey drove home two, going 2/4 with two doubles, a sac fly and two runs while Lane Thomas also contributed two hits, going 2/4 with a double, a walk, two RBI, two runs and an outfield assist. Justin Atkinson had a walk and a sac fly while Connor Panas was 1/4.

Player of the Game: Ryan Hissey and Lane Thomas

Roster Notes: Griffin Glaude was promoted to Lansing from Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Canadians 7, Boise Hawks 6

 

The Vancouver Canadians ended up with the win after a back-and-forth battle with the Boise Hawks but they managed to outlast the visitors from Boise after scoring late in the game. Dalton Rodriguez was charged with five runs (four earned) after walking five and giving up five hits through 4 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. Nate Abel shut things down, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters in just 3 2/3 innings of relief, earning his first win with the Canadians this year. Nick Hartman got the save, despite giving up a run on two hits in the ninth.

Christian Williams provided the pop, going 2/3 with a solo home run, a walk, a run and an RBI while Bryan Lizardo had two RBI, going 1/3 with two walks. Deiferson Barreto was 2/4 with a run and Yeltsin Gudino was 1/2 with two walks.

Player of the Game: Christian Williams and Nate Abel

Roster Notes: Griffin Glaude was promoted to Lansing.

 

Bluefield Blue Jays 9, Danville Braves 1

 

Four players did the offensive heavy lifting for the Bluefield Blue Jays while Jose Espada did the work on the mound. Espada threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up only two hits and three walks with two strikeouts while Brayden Bouchey allowed four runners (two hits and two walks) in 1 1/3 innings and Christian Cox finished with two innings of one-run, two-hit ball with two strikeouts.

The top three batters in the order contributed seven of the club’s nine hits while Bradley Jones, hitting fifth, had the game’s biggest blast. Juandy Mendoza actually had the most hits, going 3/5 with a double and three runs in the leadoff spot and Lance Jones was 2/3 with a walk, a double, a triple, two runs and an RBI in the #2 spot. Vladimir Guerrero, hitting third, was 2/5 with three RBI and a run before B. Jones was 2/3 with a walk, a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs, adding two stolen bases for good measure.

Player of the Game: Bradley Jones

 

GCL Blue Jays 1, GCL Braves 5

 

The GCL Blue Jays’ offense didn’t have much gas and fell to the Braves 5-1 on Monday. The hitters had just six hits including a double from Jesus Navarro while Chavez Young was 1/3 with a walk.

Maximo Castillo started and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk over five innings, striking out two. Mitch McKown allowed three runs on two hits (including a home run) and two walks in the sixth while Orlando Pascual struck out three and surrendered a hit over two innings before Richard Reina finished the game without giving up a hit or walk in the ninth.

Player of the Game: None

 

DSL Blue Jays 11, DSL Reds 0

 

The rains came in the Dominican Republic, washing away the last part of a game between the Blue Jays and the Reds but since more than five innings were done, it was declared an official game with the Jays securing an 11-0 win. Claudio Galva went the distance, throwing 5 1/3 innings with just two hits and a walk against, striking out three.

Yhordegny Kelly had three hits, going 3/5 with an RBI and a run while Aldo Ovando (2/3, 2B, RBI, 2 R) and Andres Guerra (2/3, BB, 2 RBI, R) had two hits each. All nine starters had at least one hit and Mc Gregory Contreras was 1/2 with a triple, two walks and three runs while Yeison Estevez was 1/2 with two walks and two runs.

Player of the Game: Yhordegny Kelly

 

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