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Angel Perdomo dominated the Cubs to the tune of one hit over seven innings but Starlyn Suriel gave up a walk off home run. Dustin Antolin also gave up a walk off home run to blow a 2-1 Buffalo lead. Dunedin lost in a more conventional manner, Justin Shafer was hit around. John Anderson was also hit around but New Hampshire scored eleven to get him off the hook and get the only affiliate win.

Buffalo 2 Toledo 3

Dustin Antolin was called on to close with a 2-1 lead. Anthony Gose singled, Stephen Moya homered and the game was lost. Roberto Hernandez had started and he avoided serious trouble. In 5.2 innings he gave up ten hits and two walks but only conceded one run. Pat Venditte had five strikeouts among his seven outs.

Both of Buffalo's runs came in the eighth inning. Dalton Pompey and Andy Burns both singled. Matt Dominguez came through with a sac fly to tie the game. Jesus Montero singled in Burns to give the Bisons a brief lead. Burns and Montero had two hits each.

Buffalo won on Saturday behind Wade LeBlanc who hasn't allowed an earned run in 33 innings. Ryan Tepera had another two inning save and he has been dominant since he came down from the major leagues. Darrell Ceciliani had three hits and was a home run short of the cycle. Daniel Norris dominated the hitters on Friday and the Bisons were shutout. Scott Diamond took the loss.

Reading 8 New Hampshire 11

The Fisher Cats got their work done early, eleven runs in the first four innings. The Phillies outhit the Cats 15-12 but lost. The Jays got two runs in the first with a walk and a double, two errors and a wild pitch. It was a sign of things to come. Three more errors, and three hits, led to five runs in the second. A double from Christian Lopes was the biggest of the hits. New Hampshire scored three in the third, without an error, although there was a hit batter. Rowdy Tellez and Shane Opitz had doubles. Melky Mesa homered in the fourth to complete the scoring. Opitz had three hits, Lopes, Mesa, Berti and Matt Dean, two each.

John Anderson struggled through four innings and gave up six runs. Jason Berken added a couple of his own before Chris Smith and Matt Dermody shut the door.

Shane Dawson led the Fisher Cats to a Saturday win with a hot and cold start. Dawson threw the same number of balls and strikes and walked five hitters in six innings. He also allowed four hits but held the opposition to one run. Seven Hitters had a hit with Roemon Fields driving in the winning run with a triple. On Friday Wil Browning blew a three run lead in the ninth and the Fisher Cats lost in thirteen innings. Christian Lopes had four RBI and Ryan Lavarnaway had two hits in his first game.

Dunedin 4 Daytona 8

Justin Shafer was hit around for seven runs in 6.1 innings, a hole that Dunedin could not escape. Shafer's downfall was the third inning when he walked the bases loaded. A double and single made him pay.

The bottom of the order did most of the scoring for the Jays. DJ Davis, LB Dantzler and Jorge Saez each had two hits. Davis scored the first run on a Saez single and an error. Saez doubled in two more in the sixth. A solo home run from Jason Leblebijian accounted for the fourth run.

Dunedin were beat up 11-6 on Saturday. Kyle Westwood, Adonys Cardona and Tim Mayza each conceded multiple runs. Emilio Guerrero and Dickie Thon each had two hits. Francisco Rios pitched the first complete game for a Blue Jay minor leaguer on Friday, seven hits, one walk, three K's. He was helped along by 13 runs of support. Ryan McBroom, Emilio Guerrero and Derrick Loveless had three hits.

Lansing 0 South Bend 1

A walk off win in the bottom of the ninth won it for South Bend. Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez homered off Starlyn Suriel. It ruined a great start from Angel Perdomo, he went seven innings and only allowed one hit. He walked three and struck out three.

Pitching dominated the game, each team had just three hits. Jacob Anderson and Gunnar Heidt had doubles but the Cubs had the big hit.

Jon Harris' good run ended on Saturday. He was hit around the park for eight runs, Gustavo Pierre gave up six. Gunnar Heidt was the lone bright spot, he was 3-4 with a home run. Ryan Cook, pitching in relief, took the loss for the Lugnuts on Friday. Ryan Hissey had two hits and a home run.

3 Stars

3rd star: Shane Opitz

2nd star: Jon Berti

1st star: Angel Perdomo


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Gerry - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 09:04 AM EDT (#323921) #
Sal Fasano was at the Lansing game and answered questions for

"A very good, positive outing, first and foremost," Blue Jays pitching coordinator Sal Fasano said. "He had a nice balance of pitches and continues to work on his off-speed stuff, making a commitment to execute the plan during the game. He's got great deception in his delivery which helps make his fastball look that much harder.

"It's nice to see him put a plan together and go out and do it. His deception, his high fastballs, it allows him to get away with some pitches. So we just want to continue to take his best attributes and make them better and better."

Despite his gaudy numbers, the native of the Dominican Republic native still has inconsistencies on the mound, an area in which Fasano wants to see improvement.

"The biggest thing with him is repeating his delivery," he said. "He's making quality pitches -- or pitches in the zone where he wants them -- around 70 percent of the time. But he still falls off to the third-base side of the mound, although not as bad. It's a work in progress, but he's making some big strides. When he starts repeating his delivery with more consistency and starts executing pitchers at a higher rate, he'll move quickly. He has the ability to have a pretty good slider, so hopefully, we can work on that and master it. But the development of his off-speed pitches still has a ways to go."
Gerry - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 09:47 AM EDT (#323924) # needs a better editor, or else there will be blood...." starts executing pitchers at a higher rate".
hypobole - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#323928) #
The Angel of death.
Mike Green - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 11:46 AM EDT (#323931) #
Oh no.  Another victim.  The Angel of Death is so cruel- not even last words are allowed.
jerjapan - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#323932) #
Angel of Death = awesome nickname.

Thanks for the update on Perdomo Gerry. How's his stuff?

Who are you guys higher on in terms of low level emergent prospects- Perdomo or Rios?
uglyone - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 01:59 PM EDT (#323938) #
I'd have to go with the 6'6" fireballing lefty perdomo there, even though rios is outperforming him at the moment.
Gerry - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 03:48 PM EDT (#323946) #
Perdomo is obviously still a work in process if you read the quotes from Fasano. Rios is better today, but Perdomo as a 6'6" lefty has more potential. It's hard to separate them, do you want performance or potential? Its like a draft question.
jerjapan - Monday, May 30 2016 @ 05:00 PM EDT (#323949) #
Rios is a full year younger, and holding his own at the higher level - albeit in only 4 starts.  But 6'6" lefties don't grow on trees, and I'm reading that Perdomo is already hitting 94 with the FB. 

Not sure where to get a good read on Rios' velo - any recommendations?

Maybe Osuna just has me biased towards fast-rising, shorter Mexican righties ...

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