Feb 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Luis Jimenez (58) against the New York Yankees during a spring training game at George Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

May 11 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (22-12)

The Bisons won their game with the Louisville Bats 10-7 in a slugfest on Saturday. Ricky Romero made his first start for the herd but wasn’t accorded a better greeting than he had in his last start in Toronto. He was tagged for six runs on ten hits and five walks and didn’t strike out a single batter on Saturday. The beleaguered pitcher’s teammates got him off the hook by belting five home runs. Jim Negrych contributed with two hits, raising his baseball-leading batting average to .433 while Luis Jimenez hit his eighth dinger, Moises Sierra his second big fly, Andy LaRoche his fifth tater, Mauro Gomez his sixth blast and Ryan Goins his first home run of the season. Reliever Juan Perez closed out the game with a two and two-thirds inning save only giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four. Reliever Michael Schwimer made a brief first appearance of the season, going a third of an inning and giving up two walks after being activated from the DL.

Hitting:

Anthony Gose – 0/5, K, OF Asst.
Jim Negrych – 2/4, 2 R, BB
Moises Sierra – 1/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Luis Jimenez – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
Mauro Gomez – 1/5, R, HR, RBI
Josh Thole – 3/5, R, 2B
Andy LaRoche – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K
Ryan Langerhans –  0/4, 3 K
Ryan Goins – 2/4, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Pitching:

Ricky Romero – 3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 BB, 0 K
Bobby Korecky – W, 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HR
Michael Schwimer – 1/3 IP, 2 BB
Juan Perez – 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Luis Jimenez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-21)

The Fisher Cats didn’t have an answer for the Trenton Thunder’s pitching as they dropped to five games under .500 with a 6-2 loss on Saturday. Starter Tyson Brummett had a decent start, giving up three runs in five inning but Matt Wright had one of his only bad outings of the year, struggling with his control and giving up the other three runs. Shortstop Kevin Nolan had the big day for the Fisher Cats, hitting his second home run of the year and driving in both of the team’s runs with his two hits.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 0/4, E
Brian Van Kirk – 0/4
Clint Robinson – 0/4
Brad Glenn – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Ryan Schimpf –  0/3, BB, K
Kevin Nolan –  2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, E
Kevin Ahrens – 1/3, E
Adam Loewen – 0/1, K
Sean Ochinko – 1/3
John Tolisano – 1/3, K

Pitching:

Tyson Brummett –L,  5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Matt Wright – 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Nolan

Dunedin Blue Jays (20-13)

Games at Daytona were cancelled due to rain.

Lansing Lugnuts (11-21)

The Lansing Lugnuts scored five runs in the eighth to take the lead over the Great Lakes Loons and never gave it back, winning the first game of their home stand 8-5. The Lugnuts made the most of their seven hits, getting one each from everyone in the starting lineup except Carlos Ramirez and Shane Opitz. Starting pitcher Taylor Cole was having a solid outing until he got into trouble in the fifth inning and ended up allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks over his five innings. Balbino Fuenmayor was the hero on offense, bringing home three runs with a triple in the eighth inning for the Lugnuts.

Roster Notes: The Lugnuts placed SS Jorge Flores on the 7-day DL and activated LHP Griffin Murphy.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 1/4, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Dwight Smith Jr. – 1/4
Christian Lopes – 1/4, RBI, K
Carlos Ramirez – 0/3, R, BB, K
Shane Opitz – 0/3, R, BB, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/4, R, 3 K
Kellen Sweeney – 1/3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 1/3, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI, BB, K
Seth Conner – 1/3, R, RBI, E

Pitching:

Taylor Cole – L, 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 4 K
Griffin Murphy – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Jackson – 2/3 IP, 2 BB, 1 K
Chuck Ghysels – 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Wil Browning – S, 2/3 IP, 2 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Balbino Fuenmayor

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  • Justin Jay

    Part of me wishes the pitching coaches would say to Romero “Go back to throwing the ball way you know how.” Fastball velocity is down, curveball is lacking the same bite, but at least his change-up is solid. Hitters are laying off it because Romero can’t locate his 92 MPH fastball and they just wait for his 87 MPH offering instead.

    • http://twitter.com/Wrayzerblade Michael Wray

      man if anyone figures him out they will be called the next Mel Queen