Buffalo Bisons (23-13)
The Buffalo Bisons capped a big comeback win over the Louisville Bats with a huge Mauro Gomez home run to give the Herd a 5-4 victory. Claudio Vargas gave the team another solid start, going six innings and giving up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Jeremy Jeffress ran into trouble, only getting one out but Buddy Carlyle and Neil Wagner picked him up with two and two-thirds solid innings to finish the game. Mauro Gomez was the star of game for the offense, going three for four with the home run. Moises Sierra added a two-hit game that included a double while Jim Negrych took an oh-fer, seeing his batting average drop to .417.
Anthony Gose – 1/4, R, 2B, BB, 3 K
Jim Negrych – 0/4, BB, K
Moises Sierra – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, 3 K
Luis Jimenez – 1/3, 2 R, BB
Mauro Gomez – 3/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K
Josh Thole – 1/3, RBI, BB, K, E
Andy LaRoche – 1/4, 2 K
Eugenio Velez – 0/4, K, OF Asst.
Mike McCoy – 0/3, BB, SB
Claudio Vargas – 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Jeremy Jeffress – 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB
Buddy Carlyle – W, 1 2/3 IP, K
Neil Wagner – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mauro Gomez
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-21)
Scheduled off day.
Dunedin Blue Jays (20-14)
The Dunedin Blue Jays fell to the first-place Fort Myers Miracle 6-2 in their first complete game since Thursday due to weather and a scheduled day off. Top prospect Aaron Sanchez struggled with his control, giving up three runs in his five innings but the biggest concern were the four walks and the hit batter that he surrendered. Four members of the bullpen combined to throw the other three innings, giving up another three runs along the way. Three Blue Jays got two hits apiece – Jon Berti, Andy Burns and Matt Newman – but the D-Jays only managed to score two runs on their ten hits and five walks, hitting .214 with runners in scoring position and leaving nine runners stranded on the bases. Catcher A.J. Jimenez returned to the lineup and went one for three after coming out of a game last week due to some pain in his surgically repaired elbow that was attributed to scar tissue breaking up.
Jon Berti – 2/5, K, 2 SB
Jonathan Jones – 0/5
Andy Burns – 2/3, RBI, BB, K, PO, CS
Jon Talley – 1/4, 3 K
A.J. Jimenez – 1/3
Pierce Rankin – 0/1
Marcus Knecht – 0/4, 2 K
Peter Mooney – 1/2, R, 2 BB, PO
Derrick Chung –1/3, BB
Matt Newman – 2/3, R, RBI, BB, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Matt Newman
Lansing Lugnuts (12-22)
Daniel Norris made his best start as a Lugnut, going four shutout innings, giving up only one hit and three walks while striking out five in a 5-0 win over the Great Lakes Loons. This is some excellent news for this prospect after having a very rough start to the season. The rest of the bullpen was outstanding as the Lugnut staff combined to strikeout thirteen Loons with Ian Kadish having four for himself in two innings and Arik Sikula striking out the side in the ninth. On offense, Kellen Sweeney had three of the team’s six hits and is really coming around with the bat, pushing his batting average over .200 (.208) for the first time all season. Sweeney has a .290/.395/.581 triple-slash-line in his past ten games which includes five of his nine hits going for extra bases.
Dalton Pompey – 0/3, R, BB, K, SB
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/2, R, 2 BB, K
Christian Lopes – 0/3, BB, K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 1/4, 2 K
Kellen Sweeney – 3/4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, CS, E
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, R
Chris Hawkins – 0/4, R, SB
Aaron Munoz – 0/2, 2 BB
Emilio Guerrero -1/3, 2 RBI, K
Daniel Norris – 4 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K
Chuck Ghysels – W, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Ian Kadish – 2 IP, 4 K
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 3 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Daniel Norris
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