JMLN: Emanuele Goes Yard

Monday's edition of the Jays Minor League Notebook recaps the minor league games played.

The Syracuse Chiefs fell to Durham 6-4 Monday afternoon. Mike MacDonald started for Triple-A and didn't fare well, struggling with his command and location. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed a total of eight base runners, and four runs.

Adam Lind and John Hattig had good afternoons in the loss. Lind ripped a pair of doubles and also drove in a run and scored another. Robinzon Diaz had two singles in three at bats, and scored a run.

Jean Machi followed MacDonald on the mound and allowed a run, and three hits in two innings. Lee Gronkiewicz had a solid afternoon tossing two scoreless innings, while recording two strikeouts.

New Hampshire also suffered defeat by a score of 7-6 to Montgomery. Kyle YatesDaryl Harang allowed four runs, on five hits, in two innings on the mound, and fanned four batters.

Danny Core wrapped up the pitching tossing a scoreless 1 1/3 innings, while allowing a hit.

Offensively Carlo Cota and Cory Patton both hit home runs in the game. Cota also added two singles to hit totals, while Patton had a single, and ended the game with three runs batted in. Dustin Majewski had a double and a single in three at bats.

New Hampshire showed great patience at the plate drawing a total of five walks. Brad Hassey, Josh Kreuzer, Dustin Majewski, Kelly Sweppenhiser, and newly acquired Wayne Lydon each collected a walk.

The two Single-A teams were at home Monday. Dunedin also suffered defeat by a 6-5 score to Vero Beach. Dunedin also showed great plate awareness as six players drew walks. Jesus Gonzalez and Matt Liuzza each drew two walks, while Jacob Butler and Adam Calderone walked once. Butler and Brian Pettway each drove in two runs, with a double, and both scored once in the game.

Aaron Wideman made the start and tossed four superb innings. He didn't yield a run in his outing, while limiting Vero Beach to just three hits, walking one, and striking out four. Julio Pinto pitched two scoreless innings, walking one and recording one strikeout.

A pair of errors by Jesus Gonzalez led to four unearned runs, all with Ben Harrison on the mound. The right-hander also struggled with his command in his lone inning of work, by walking two batters.

Paul Phillips hurled the final two innings, and allowed four hits and two runs.

Lansing was the only Blue Jays affiliate to win on Monday, defeating Columbus 6-5. Chris Emanule drove in three runs and hit a big home run in the victory. Travis Snider, playing in just his second minor league spring training game, had a single and a double in three at bats, while walking once, and droving in two runs. Jonathan Baksh also had a double, and drove in a run. Baksh finished 2-for-4. Baron Frost had a double and a single in his only two at bats. Ben Zeskind tripled in the victory and later came around to score. Balbino Fuenmayor went 1-for-3 in the game with a double. Scott Campbell walked twice and scored a run.

Robert Ray continued to show the Jays he's recovered from off-season surgery by tossing three scoreless innings. Shane Benson allowed a run in his inning of work, while Noah Tritz struggled on the hill allowing three runs in two innings. Brad Cuthbertson was charged with one run, and scattered two hits, in a pair of innings, while Brian Bull fanned two in a scoreless inning.

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