September 9, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Eugenio Velez (3) scores a run after being called safe by home plate umpire John Hirschbeck (17) after San Francisco Giants catcher Eli Whiteside (22) was unable to apply the tag in time in the ninth inning at AT

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Buffalo Bisons (30-25)

The Buffalo Bisons won their thirtieth game on the backs of a great Justin Germano start and some good hitting to beat the Norfolk Tides 7-4 on Sunday. Germano had a season-high eight strikeouts in throwing six innings of two-run ball while Buddy Carlyle added a scoreless inning of his own. Dustin McGowan struck out two in his inning of work but gave up two runs on two hits and a walk. John Stilson worked a scoreless ninth, picking up his first save of the season and appears to have become the closer for the Bisons in the absence of Neil Wagner. The offense was roaring with eleven hits on Sunday, led by Eugenio Velez who had three, as well as Jim Negrych, Josh Thole and Andy LaRoche with two each. LaRoche and Luis Jimenez each slammed a home run and drove in two runs each in the victory.

Hitting:

Eugenio Velez – 3/4, R, 2B, BB, SB
Jim Negrych – 2/4, 2 R, 2B
Moises Sierra – 0/4, R, RBI, K
Luis Jimenez – 1/3, R, HR, 2 RBI
Josh Thole – 2/3, 2B, 2 RBI
Andy LaRoche – 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI
Ryan Langerhans – 0/4, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/4, K
Ryan Goins – 1/4, R, 2B, 2 K

Pitching:

Justin Germano – W, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K
Buddy Carlyle – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Dustin McGowan – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
John Stilson – S, 1 IP, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game:  Eugenio Velez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-30)

Sean Nolin earned the loss as the Fisher Cats dropped Sunday’s game to the Binghamton Mets 7-2. Nolin was cruising through the game, pitching four scoreless innings before being hammered in the fifth in which he gave up five runs. Nolin did strike out six batters in his five innings. The offense was sluggish on the night with Clint Robinson providing the spark, hitting a double and home run.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 0/4, 2 K
Brian Van Kirk – 1/3, BB, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/4, K, E
Clint Robinson – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
Kevin Nolan – 0/2, BB, K
Adam Loewen – 1/3, RBI, BB, K, SB
Sean Ochinko – 1/4
Jon Talley – 0/2, K
Brad Glenn – 1/2, K
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/4

Pitching:

Sean Nolin – L, 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Dustin Antolin – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 HR
Scott Gracey – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K
Randy Boone – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clint Robinson

Dunedin Blue Jays (29-23)

The Dunedin Blue Jays’ bats were silent as the Clearwater Threshers shut them out 7-0 on Sunday. Major league veteran Carlos Zambrano threw six shutout innings at the Blue Jays while Austin Bibens-Dirkx was solid but not great, giving up three runs in five and a third innings. The major damage came in the ninth when the Threshers scored four unearned runs due to a fielding error to K.C. Hobson. Pitcher John Anderson couldn’t staunch the bleeding, giving up three consecutive base hits around a passed ball by Pierce Rankin. Red-hot Nick Baligod contributed two of the Blue Jays five hits while Rajai Davis went one for four.

Hitting:

Rajai Davis – 1/4
Nick Baligod – 2/4, 2B
Andy Burns – 0/4, E
K.C. Hobson – 0/3, BB, E
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4, 2B, K
Matt Newman – 0/3, BB
Shane Opitz – 0/4, K
Pierce Rankin – 0/3, K, E
Peter Mooney – 1/3

Pitching:

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – L, 5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Tyler Ybarra – 1 2/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Alan Farina – 1 IP, 1 H
John Anderson – 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (0 ER), 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game:  Nick Baligod

Lansing Lugnuts (24-29)

The Lansing Lugnuts keep rolling, defeating the Great Lakes Loons 7-5 on Sunday. Ben White had another strong start, going five and a third innings and giving up only three unearned runs on five hits and three walks before turning the game over to Efrain Nieves and Arik Sikula. Leading the twelve-hit attack were Emilio Guerrero (who also made two errors), Gustavo Pierre, Carlos Ramirez and Dalton Pompey who each had two hits. Pompey hit a single, a triple, stole his team-leading sixteenth base and drove in two runs. Kevin Patterson also hit his team-leading seventh home run.

Hitting:

Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/5, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 2/4, 2 RBI, BB, SB, PO, CS, 2 E
Christian Lopes – 0/4, BB
Kevin Patterson – 1/5, R, HR, RBI, 2 K
Gustavo Pierre – 2/4, R, 2B, K, SB
Carlos Ramirez – 2/4, R, RBI, K, SB
Kellen Sweeney – 1/4, R, K
Aaron Munoz – 1/4, 2 R, 2B
Dalton Pompey – 2/3, R, 3B, 2 RBI, SB

Pitching:

Ben White – 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
Efrain Nieves – W, 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Arik Sikula – S, 1 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey

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