Down on the Blue Jays Farm: 4/16

Over the meadow and through the woods to the Blue Jays farm system we go.

It was rare perfect night in the Blue Jays organization last night, and thanks to Buffalo’s doubleheader sweep, it was a 5-0 evening to boot.

The Bisons snapped a seven-game losing streak with a pair of one-run victories over Pawtucket.  In game one, Jacob Waguespack gave the Herd five strong innings, and Justin Shafer tossed a pair of scoreless frames to preserve a 2-1 win.  In the nightcap, the Bisons rallied from a four-run deficit in the top of the 7th, sparked by a two-run single by Richard Ureña to edge the PawSox 5-4.  Derek Law struck out the side in the bottom half of the inning to get the Save.  Vlad Jr played in game one, and went hitless for the first time this year.  Lourdes Gurriel Jr, recently sent down by the big club also played only game one, and went 2-4 with a double.  Cavan Biggio reached 5 times in the doubleheader, with three hits and a pair of walks.

Nate Pearson may be getting most of the attention in the Dunedin roster, but Nick Allgeyer has been just as effective.  The southpaw struck out five and pitched six scoreless innings as Dunedin blanked Charlotte 2-0.  Riley Adams had three hits to continue his hot start to the season, and relievers Kyle Weatherly and Matt Shannon shut the door to preserve the shutout W.

Hagen Danner hit his fourth Home Run of the season to lead Lansing to a 5-2 win over West Michigan.  Danner came into the game 3-28 on the young season, with all three hits being round trippers, until he hit a triple in the 3rd.  All of his Homers have been of the no-doubt variety.  Joey Murray rebounded from a tough outing in his last start to work a career-high seven innings.  Murray was much sharper with his command last night, and fanned a career-best eight batters on the 9th.  Reliever Connor Law had a bit of a scare in the bottom of the 9th when he took a line drive off the chest, but stayed in the game to get the final two outs.

Hector Perez struggled with his command in issuing four walks over five innings, but struck out seven and didn’t give up a run as New Hampshire topped Binghamton 4-1.  Binghamton had the tying run on deck with a two out mini rally in the bottom of the 9th, but lights out Kirby Snead came in to get the final out to notch his 3rd Save. Kevin Smith knocked out his second HR of the year to help the winning cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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