Buffalo Bisons (23-15)
Despite scoring seven runs and getting ten hits, the Buffalo Bisons were crushed into submission by the Indianapolis Indians who scored fourteen runs on Wednesday afternoon. Starter Dave Bush was responsible for nine of those runs while only Juan Perez emerged from the afternoon game with his ERA unscathed. Jim Negrych, Ryan Goins and Moises Sierra had two hits apiece with Sierra going deep for a solo shot and Luis Jimenez hitting a two-run blast of his own for his team leading ninth of the season. Anthony Gose went one for five, dropping his batting average to .229 and has hit .167/.255/.262 in his past ten games.
Anthony Gose – 1/5, R, K, OF Asst.
Jim Negrych –2/4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Moises Sierra – 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI
Luis Jimenez – 1/5, R, HR, 2 RBI
Mauro Gomez – 0/5, 3 K
Josh Thole – 0/3, K
Eugenio Velez – 1/4, 2B, K
Mike McCoy – 1/2, R, 2 BB, K
Ryan Goins – 2/3, 2 R, 2B, BB
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Moises Sierra
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-21)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats inched closer to .500 by snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat with a walk-off 5-4 win over the Portland Sea Dogs. After Joel Carreno was roughed up for three runs in the top of the ninth, Brad Glenn brought home pinch runner Amadeo Zazueta with a sacrifice fly to emerge with the win. Starting pitcher Deck McGuire had one of his best starts of the year, giving up only one run in his six innings on six hits and walk and struck out a season-high eight batters. Second baseman John Tolisano went deep for the Cats while Ricardo Nanita contributed with two hits of his own. Third baseman Ryan Schimpf failed to register an at bat but took a Fisher Cats-record five walks.
Kevin Pillar – 0/4, R, BB
Ricardo Nanita – 2/5, 2B, RBI
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/0, R
Ryan Schimpf – 0/0, 5 BB, SB
Clint Robinson –0/3, 2 BB, 1 K
Brad Glenn – 0/3, RBI, BB, 2 K
Kevin Nolan – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Adam Loewen – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Sean Ochinko – 0/2, R, 2 BB
John Tolisano – 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI
Deck McGuire – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K
Evan Crawford – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 h, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Deck McGuire
Dunedin Blue Jays (22-14)
The Dunedin Blue Jays staved off a come-back attempt by the Fort Myers Miracle, winning the game 5-4. K.C. Hobson hit his team leading sixth home run and Marcus Knecht had a three-hit day, driving in two runs for the D-Jays. Also contributing to the team’s twelve hit night were Jon Berti, Peter Mooney and Nick Baligod. Casey Lawrence had another strong start, going seven and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on seven hits, a walk and a home run while striking out four in picking up his third win of the season.
Jon Berti – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
Matt Newman – 0/3, R, 2 BB
Jon Talley – 1/5, R, 2B, K
Marcus Knecht – 3/5, 2 RBI, 2 K
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI
Shane Opitz – 0/4
Derrick Chung – 1/4
Peter Mooney – 2/4, 2B, K
Nick Baligod – 2/4, 2B
Jonathan Jones – 0/0, R
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Marcus Knecht
Lansing Lugnuts (13-23)
Defense was the story of the day for the Lugnuts as they dropped a forgettable game 13-4 to the Lake County Captains on Wednesday morning. The Captains took advantage of four Lugnuts errors to score ten unearned runs off Alonzo Gonzalez who still did not have a good start. The best pitching line for the day went to Justin Jackson who only needed to see seven batters to retire six in his two innings and struck out two in the process. The Lugnuts only got seven hits but three of them were home runs including two dingers by Kevin Patterson and a solo shot from Gustavo Pierre who had a three hit day (and made an error). Christian Lopes and Chris Hawkins had tough days at the plate, each going oh for four and striking out three times.
Dalton Pompey – 1/5, SB
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/3, BB
Christian Lopes – 0/4, 3 K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 1/3, R, 2B, K
Kevin Patterson – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Chris Hawkins – 0/4, 3 K, OF Asst.
Gustavo Pierre – 3/4, R, HR, RBI, E
Seth Conner – 0/3, BB
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3, BB, 2 E
Alonzo Gonzalez – L, 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 12 R (2 ER), 5 BB, 1 K
Griffin Murphy – 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Justin Jackson – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Patterson
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