I got my wires crossed and wrote this minor league report that I don’t need this morning for Jays Journal. However I figured rather than trashing it, I might as well file my update here since this blog has basically gone to die over the past year or so.
We didn’t have any games to cover yesterday (both the Bisons and Fisher Cats were washed out on Monday) but the Toronto Blue Jays made some minor roster moves among their affiliates this week worth sharing. Catcher A.J. Jimenez, who left Friday’s game against Trenton with what’s presumed to be hamstring tightness, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to April 5. Left-handed reliever Richard Bleier was promoted to Triple-A from Double-A while Wil Browning has been moved up from Class A Advanced to Double-A (h/t Blue Jays From Away).
Buffalo Bisons (3-0)
Jared Goedert was perfect at the plate and had four hits including a double and two RBIs while Dan Johnson blasted his second home run in as many games as the Bisons pulled away late to win 7-2. Juan Francisco had two hits and now has five knocks in his first two games since activated by Buffalo. Sean Nolin had a good start to the season and pounded the strike zone, fanning seven batters.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (2-3)
Keith Law of ESPN wrote in an Insider post after Aaron Sanchez‘s first start that “his raw stuff was the best I’ve seen from him.” Last night, Sanchez gave up a home run and a wild pitch led to another run but otherwise he was impressive. Kenny Wilson hit his first home run of the season while Jon Berti had two base hits and three stolen bases but the bullpen couldn’t hold on as the Fisher Cats lost 6-5.
Dunedin Blue Jays (3-1)
Postponed due to inclement weather.
Lansing Lugnuts (2-3)
Matt Dean had three base hits, D.J. Davis went deep and Dickie Thon singled home the winning run in the ninth as Lansing walked off 6-5 over Quad Cities. Tom Robson struggled with control and walked four batters to go along with two wild pitches in what was a disappointing Midwest League debut for the B.C. right-hander. Dawel Lugo had two hits including a double and has been swinging the bat well despite his early low batting average.