The Blue Jays’ minor leaguers played four games on Father’s Day Sunday and three of them went to extra innings, giving the clubs two wins and a loss. And the Vancouver Canadians won comfortably against Spokane.
Buffalo Bisons 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3
Andy Burns only took one game before he was hitting at full flight in Buffalo. His 3/4 game with a home run led the Bisons to a 5-3 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. While Burns had a huge day (3/4, 2B, HR, 2 R), it was Jio Mier’s two-run home run in the top of the 10th that gave the Bisons the win.
Wade LeBlanc had a solid start, allowing three runs over six innings with four strikeouts and the bullpen took over from there. Colty Hynes, freshly called up from Double-A, threw a scoreless inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. Ben Rowen provided a perfect inning, Aaron Loup got the win with a scoreless ninth, allowing one hit with two strikeouts and Dustin Antolin got his seventh save, walking one and striking out one in the 10th.
Player of the Game: Andy Burns
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Akron RubberDucks 2
While the Buffalo Bisons got a win in extra innings, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats got the loss in the 10th after a great pitching duel. Casey Lawrence threw six innings of one-run ball, allowing on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in one of his best games of the year. Jason Berken worked another three innings, allowing just two hits and striking out one before coming back out for the tenth. He gave up a lead off single in the tenth and Matt Dermody then gave up a triple to score the winning run for Akron.
Player of the Game: Casey Lawrence
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Lansing Lugnuts 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4
In the third extra-inning game of the Day for the Blue Jays’ minor league squads, the Lansing Lunguts earned a walkoff win when Ryan Hissey hit a double to beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-4. For Hissey, it was his third hit of the day and second double. Ryan Metzler also had three hits including a triple, and drove in two runs and stole a base. Jake Thomas was 2/5 with two runs scored.
Starter Jordan Romano had another excellent outing, using 89 pitches to get through five innings with just one run against. He gave up five hits and two walks and struck out seven. Starlyn Suriel allowed a run on a hit and a walk in 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and Danny Young was charged with a run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning. Dusty Isaacs took a blown save after giving up another run on two hits and a walk. Josh DeGraaf came in for the 10th and 11th and earned the win, striking out two and giving up just one hit.
Player of the Game: Ryan Hissey and Jordan Romano
Vancouver Canadians 8, Spokane Indians 1
The Vancouver Canadians’ offense rebounded from their poor night on Saturday with a big showing on Sunday, taking advantage of five errors by the Spokane Indians to cruise to an 8-1 win. Lance Jones (3/6, 2B, R, 4 RBI) and Bryan Lizardo (3/5, 2B, 2 R, RBI) had three-hit games while catcher Andres Sotillo was 2/5 with a run. Deiferson Barreto and Christian Williams also added doubles and Mattingly Romanin was on base three times with two walks, a single and two runs.
Juliandry Higuera had a decent showing, avoiding disaster, giving up just one run despite seven hits and three walks. The bullpen went to work after five of Higuera’s innings, getting a scoreless inning each from Daniel Lietz (1 H), Evan Smith (1 BB, 2 K), Jackson McClelland (1 H, 3 K) and Mike Estevez (2 H, 1 BB).
Player of the Game: Lance Jones and Bryan Lizardo
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