While Ricky Romero bombed yet again in his fourth start for the Buffalo Bisons, teammate Mauro Gomez launched two bombs of his own. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats also went deep for two home runs by Kevin Nolan and Jon Talley.
Buffalo Bisons (28-21)
Ricky Romero didn’t get out of the first inning of a slugfest in Durham as the Bulls beat the Bisons 11-7 on Monday night. Romero only threw two-thirds of an inning before getting pulled in the process of giving up eight runs on five hits and three walks. Dustin McGowan also made an appearance, giving up a run on a hit and a walk in his two innings while striking out three and John Stilson had an impressive two innings of his own, also walking one and giving up a hit while striking out three. The Bisons only had seven hits but two of them were of the big-fly variety as Mauro Gomez continued his hot hitting streak, launching two more homers and driving in four runs. Moises Sierra drove home the other three runs with a base-clearing double in the fifth.
Mike McCoy – 1/4, R, BB
Eugenio Velez – 1/3, R, 2 BB, 2 SB
Moises Sierra – 1/5, R, 2B, 3 RBI, K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, R, BB, 3 K
Mauro Gomez – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB, K
Andy LaRoche – 0/4, BB, K
Ryan Langerhans – 0/4, BB, 4 K
Ryan Goins – 1/3, BB, 2 K
Mike Nickeas – 1/3, R, BB, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mauro Gomez
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-27)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got very good pitching performances from Ryan Tepera and Tyson Brummett as they beat up on the New Britain Rock Cats 12-3 on Monday afternoon. Tepera racked up seven strikeouts in his five innings while Brummett had a good outing giving up only one run on two hits in his four innings of work. The offense was really spread around with all but two of the starting nine getting hits. Long bombs came from shortstop Kevin Nolan and DH Jon Talley as Nolan drove in three and Talley four with the grand slam. Adam Loewen hit two doubles while outfielder Brian Van Kirk scored three runs on the day, hitting a double and taking three walks.
Kevin Pillar – 1/4, 2 R, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Brian Van Kirk – 1/2, 3 R, 2B, RBI, 3 BB
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Clint Robinson – 0/3, R, 2 BB, K, E
Kevin Nolan – 2/4 , 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, BB
Jon Talley – 1/5, R, HR, 4 RBI, 3 K
Jack Murphy – 0/5, K, E
Adam Loewen – 2/3, R, 2 2B, BB
Kevin Ahrens – 1/4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Nolan
Dunedin Blue Jays (27-20)
Scheduled Off Day
Lansing Lugnuts (21-26)
The Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t muster much offense and lost a pitcher’s duel 2-1 to the South Bend Silver Hawks. Both of the runs off of starting pitcher Taylor Cole were unearned after an error by Dwight Smith, Jr., but Cole wasn’t the most effective he could be, giving up six hits and three walks in four and two-thirds innings. Efrain Nieves relieved him and completed the game giving up only a hit while striking out three in three and a third innings. The Lugnuts only managed five hits on the night, getting two of them from Kellen Sweeney, who was playing second base tonight.
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, RBI, BB, 2 K, E
Kellen Sweeney – 2/3, 2 BB, K
Christian Lopes – 0/4
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, 3 K
Gustavo Pierre – 1/4, K, SB
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, K
Chris Hawkins – 0/2, 2 BB
Aaron Munoz – 1/3, PB
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3, R, SB
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Efrain Nieves
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