May 6, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Tommy Hottovy (46) delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

April 24 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (13-4)

Game postponed due to rain.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-11)

Game 1

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got white-washed in the first half of their double header on Wednesday, losing 5-0 to familiar foes, the New Britain Rock Cats. Starting pitcher Tyson Brummett took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks in his four innings while the offense was kept off the scoreboard by a complete (seven inning) game shutout thrown by Minnesota Twins prospect Trevor May. May limited the Fisher Cats to only three hits, all doubles, one each to outfielder Kevin Pillar, first baseman Clint Robinson and right fielder Adam Loewen.

 

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar –1/4, 2B
Kenny Wilson – 0/3, K
Ryan Schimpf –0/2, BB
Clint Robinson – 1/2, 2B, BB, K
Kevin Nolan – 0/2, BB, E
Ricardo Nanita – 0/3
Sean Ochinko – 0/3
Adam Loewen – 1/2, 2B
John Tolisano – 0/3, 2 K

Pitching:

Tyson Brummett – L, 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Tommy Hottovy – 2 IP, 2 K
Trystan Magnuson – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Tommy Hottovy

Game 2

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats returned the favour in the second half of the double header Wednesday night, shutting out the New Britain Rock Cats 3-0. Starter Ryan Tepera was dominant, throwing six innings, giving up only a hit and a walk while striking out two, allowing closer Chad Beck to come on for the seventh to nail down the save with a shutout inning.

It was a low scoring affair overall with the Fisher Cats only managing seven hits off New Britain pitcher Pat Dean but Ryan Schimpf made the most of his hit, going deep for his team-leading fifth home run of the season.  Kevin Pillar had the only two hit game of the day for the home squad, going two for three with a run but was caught stealing.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 2/3, R, CS
Kenny Wilson – 1/2, 3B, PO
Ryan Schimpf – 1/3, R, HR, RBI, K
Adam Loewen – 0/3, K
Brian Van Kirk – 1/3
John Tolisano – 0/1, 2 E
Kevin Ahrens – 1/2, R
Jack Murphy – 1/2, 2B, RBI, K
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/2

Pitching:

Ryan Tepera – W, 6 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Chad Beck – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game:  Ryan Tepera

Dunedin Blue Jays (14-5)

Scheduled Off Day

Lansing Lugnuts (6-10)

The Lansing Lugnuts took advantage of three hits in the bottom of sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and come out on top of the Dayton Dragons by a 3-1 final score. Lansing got a very good game from starter Taylor Cole who struggled with his control but still managed to throw five and two-thirds innings and give up only one unearned run on three hits and four walks. The bullpen was perfect, pitching three and a third shutout innings while striking out eight of the eleven batters they faced.

The offense was created by some timely hitting. In the second inning, Carlos Ramirez tripled and scored on a single by Santiago Nessy, aided by interference by Dayton catcher Joe Hudson. Nessy was subsequently hit in the head attempting to break up a double play and came of the game shortly afterwards. The go-ahead runs came from a leadoff single by Shane Opitz in the bottom of the sixth inning, followed by a Dalton Pompey double (scoring Opitz), a Chris Hawkins single (moving Pompey to third) and a double play hit into by Gustavo Pierre which scored Pompey from third.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Chris Hawkins – 1/4
Gustavo Pierre – 1/4, K
Christian Lopes – 0/3
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, R, 3B
Santiago Nessy – 1/1
Seth Conner – 0/2, 2 K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3, K, E
Shane Opitz – 2/3, R, K

Pitching:

Taylor Cole – 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 4 BB, K
Wil Browning – W, 1 1/3 IP, 4 K
Tucker Donahue – 1 IP, 2 K
Chuck Ghysels – S, 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Taylor Cole

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