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Blue Jays Minor League Report - April 14

Jack Murphy walks off Reading as the Baby Jays split the day

Jack Murphy hits walk-off HR for New Hampshire
Jack Murphy hits walk-off HR for New Hampshire
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BUF (1-3) - L 9-6 in the resumed game with Pawtucket (BOS), and game 2 was postponed
NH (5-1) - W 5-4 over Reading (PHI)
DUN (3-3) - L 7-1 to Bradenton (PIT)
LAN (5-1) - W 6-4 over Fort Wayne (SD)

Just a quick note on Buffalo's game today. The bullpen did a pretty good job of shutting the door, but the hole was too large. Matt Hague had a double & a triple, and Ryan Goins had a double. Steve Delabar had a perfect inning, needing only 11 pitches. Stay tuned for more information on the game later today.

In New Hampshire, Johnny Anderson (editor's note: who hasn't filed a story with us for a while now, ahem) went 5.1 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out a batter and got 12 ground ball outs. Matt West went 1.2 innings with 2 K's and 2 hits allowed. Cory Burns blew the save to get the walk-off win. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk.

Offensively it was a big game for Jack Murphy and his mustache. Murphy had his first two hits of the season, both HR's, including a 2-run walk-off in the bottom of the 9th. Ryan Schimpf also added his first homerun of the season, among his two hits. Dwight Smith had a double as he moved in to the leadoff spot. Jorge Flores had a hit and walk for the day.

Jairo Labourt only recorded one out in his start in Dunedin, having a hard time finding the strike zone. Labourt was on the hook for 4 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks.  He also made an error in the field. Matt Dermody went 3.1 innings with 5 hits allowed, 1 walk and struck out 1. He got 6 ground outs as well. Tiago Da Silva gave up a hit and a walk while getting 2 strike outs. Jimmy Cordero went 2 innings on 3 hits and walk. He struck out 2 as well. Chad Girodo pitched the ninth which was uneventful.

There wasn't a lot to write home about from the bats. The D-Jays had 5 hits and 2 walks on the day, striking out 6 times. Mitch Nay had 2 hits including a double. Derrick Loveless added a double and Emilio Guerrero had 2 walks.

Lansing jumped out to the quick lead, and then held on for the win in Sean Reid-Foley's debut. He went 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. Justin Shafer relieved and went 4.2 innings. He gave up 6 hits and struck out one. Mark Biggs allowed 2 unearned runs on 1 walk, 1 hit batter and 2 strike outs in his inning, and Phil Kish got the last out after giving up a hit.

The bottom of the lineup did most of the damage in this one. Chris Carlson had a big day with 3 hits including a double. Carlson also stole his 4th base of the year.  Michael De La Cruz had a single and a double, and Justin Atkinson had 2 singles. DJ Davis was on base twice with a single and a walk, and he stole his first base of the year. He also had a strike out. Dickie Joe Thon had a rough day going 0-for-4 with 2 errors in the fielding and was caught stealing.

Look Ahead

BUF - Going to try the doubleheader again. Jeff Francis in game 1 and Andrew Albers in game 2 for a Canadian sweep
NH - Matt Boyd makes his second start of the year
DUN - Brad Allen will try to duplicate his first start and keep opposing batting averages at .000
LAN - Chase De Jong takes the mound