Jays Journal takes its daily look into the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. Between a rain out, a win and two losses, it was not a noteworthy day for the Jays affiliates.
AAA: Buffalo Bisons vs. Norfolk Tides (Orioles) – DNP
RAIN OUT – The Bisons will make up this game against the Norfolk Tides on April 25th. They will be back in action on Friday when they start a series with the Columbus Clippers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EST.
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AA: New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs. Trenton Thunder (Yankees) – 5-4 loss
After winning yesterday, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were looking to once again be victorious in order to split their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder. Although they battled until the last out, the team was unable to come home with the win, falling by a score of 5-4. The Fisher Cats dropped to 6-7 on the season.
The starting pitcher for the Fisher Cats was right-hander Francisco Rios (2-1). The Mexico native did not get much help from his defense, allowing five runs with only two of them being earned over six innings. The righty, who was handed the loss for the game, also allowed five hits, three walks while punching out three.
After Rios left the game, righties Justin Shafer and Blake McFarland pitched the remaining two innings. Both pitchers threw one scoreless inning each, with Shafer allowing one walk and McFarland allowing a single hit while striking out one.
Offensively the Fisher Cats actually out-hit the Thunder, but it was their defense that let them down. The team had nine hits and three walks, leading to four runs.
Today’s offensive player of the game for the Fisher Cats was infielder Tim Lopes. The right-handed hitter went 2-4 with a triple and a walk. Lopes is now hitting .298 for the season.
The other players to have good at-bats for the Fisher Cats were Richard Urena (1-3, BB), Harold Ramirez (1-3 3B, RBI), Emilio Guerrero (1-4, R), Gunnar Heidt (0-3, BB, R), Raffy Lopez (1-4, RBI), Jonathan Davis (1-4, HR. RBI, R) and Roemon Fields (2-4 RBI, R, SB).
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