Mother’s Day Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (22-13)

The Buffalo Bisons experienced a rarity on Sunday: they got blown out by the Louisville Bats by a score of 12-2. Starter Justin Germano and reliever Clint Everts both got lit up although three of the twelve runs were unearned due to errors by Ryan Goins and Moises Sierra. Chad Beck had his best outing for the Bisons, throwing one and a third clean innings while striking out two. Moises Sierra had a day to forget, going oh for four and was the proud recipient of the Golden Sombrero for striking out four times and had a throwing error on top of that. On the flip side, Luis Jimenez had a three-hit day, raising his second-place batting average to .379 (second only to teammate Jim Negrych who had the day off).

February 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano (52) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hitting:

Mike McCoy – 0/4, 2 K
Eugenio Velez – 0/4, RBI
Moises Sierra – 0/4, 4 K, E
Luis Jimenez – 3/4, K
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, K
Andy LaRoche – 1/4, R, 3B, K
Ryan Langerhans – 1/4, 2B, RBI
Ryan Goins – 2/4, R, E
Mike Nickeas – 0/2, BB

Pitching:

Justin Germano – L, 5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 3 K
Clint Everts – 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 1 HR
Chad Beck  – 1 1/3 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Luis Jimenez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-21)

The Blue Jays #8 prospect (according to MLB.com) Sean Nolin combined with his relievers to shut out the New York Yankees affiliate Trenton Thunder 4-0 on Sunday. Nolin, in his second start since being activated from the DL, showed better control and better stuff, giving up only four hits and two walks while striking out eight in his six innings. Yankees #13 prospect Jose Ramirez stifled the Fisher Cats bats, striking out nine in six innings, but with the pitching blanking the Thunder, not much was needed from the hitters. The offense was provided by catcher Jack Murphy and third baseman Ryan Schimpf who each hit home runs. Murphy popped a three-run shot in the fifth while Schimpf added his team-leading 8th home run, a solo blast, in the eighth. Coming on to relieve Nolin were Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who has continued to pitch effectively after being bumped from the starting rotation and Joel Carreno who continues to impress in AA and finished the game with a shutout inning.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 0/4, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/4
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, 3 K
Clint Robinson – 1/4, K
Brad Glenn –1/4, R, 2 K, SB
Adam Loewen – 0/4, 2 K
John Tolisano – 0/3, R, BB, K
Jack Murphy – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/2

Pitching:

Sean Nolin – W, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K
Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Sean Nolin

Dunedin Blue Jays (20-13)

Scheduled off day.

Lansing Lugnuts (11-21)

The Lansing Lugnuts took a shellacking at the hands of the Great Lakes Loons, losing 10-0 on Sunday. Ben White, who has been starting since Roberto Osuna went on the DL, got hit hard in his four and a third innings but was victimized by some poor defense leading to seven of the nine runs he gave up being unearned. Kramer Champlin gave up an unearned run of his own in his three and two-thirds innings while Tucker Donahue struck out two and gave up a hit in his inning. The defense was the real story of this game, making four errors as a team. Right fielder Carlos Ramirez was the biggest culprit, making two fielding errors while shortstop Emilio Guerrero made a bad throw and third baseman Gustavo Pierre made his eleventh error of the season on a fielding play. The Lugnuts only managed four hits: one each by Dalton Pompey, Kellen Sweeney (who has been showing signs of breaking out of his early-season slump), Gustavo Pierre and Emilio Guerrero. Guerrero walked twice, giving him the best game of all the batters.

Roster Notes: SS Shane Opitz was promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays and SS Emilio Guerrero was activated from the DL.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 1/4
Kellen Sweeney – 1/4, K
Christian Lopes – 0/3, BB
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, 2 E
Chris Hawkins – 0/4, K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 0/4
Gustavo Pierre – 1/3, K, E
Aaron Munoz – 0/3
Emilio Guerrero -1/1, 2 BB, E

Pitching:

Ben White – L, 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 9 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Kramer Champlin – 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), BB, K
Tucker Donahue – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kramer Champlin

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