Down on the Blue Jays Farm: 4/27 Maximum Maximo

Dunedin RHP Maximo Castillo, the fourth youngest player in the Florida State League, picked up his first FSL W with a brilliant 6 innings of shutout ball against Jupiter, and the bullpen kept Jupiter off the scoreboard as the D-Jays recorded a 3-0 win.  Castillo allowed only one hit and walked one while striking out 7.  Dunedin Manager Cesar Martin had his team on the run, stealing four bases in five attempts.  Dany Jimenez pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief of Castillo, and Brad Wilson struck out the side in the 9th to get the Save.

New Hampshire scored early and often en route to an 8-5 triumph over Reading.  The Fisher Cats handed starter Andrew Sopko a three run lead before he took to the mound in the home half of the 1st.  Sopko pitched into the sixth before giving way to the bullpen, which tossed zeroes the rest of the way to lock down the W.  Vinny Capra, Gunnar Heidt, and Brock Lunquist had two hits each for New Hampshire.

At Lehigh Valley,  Lourdes Gurriel drove in five runs, and the Buffalo Bisons delivered five innings of shutout relief as the Bisons topped the Iron Pigs, 8-5.  Gurriel went 2-5 and hit his 3rd International League round tripper to lead the attack.  Jonathan Davis added a pair of hits, as did Andy Burns.  Starter Jordan Romano scuffled, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs over 4 innings, but the bullpen, led by Zach Jackson, Javy Guerra, and Derek Law held Lehigh Valley off the board.  Anthony Alford reached base three times with walks, but his hitless streak stretched to 31 ABs over ten games.

Lansing fell 5-3 to Bowling Green.  Otto Lopez and Nick Podkul had a pair of hits, and starter Joey Murray pitched four innings before giving way to the bullpen, which was unable to hang onto the 2-1 lead they were handed.

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