February 28, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Clint Robinson (25) hits a single in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

"Patty Wagon" Goes Yard: June 12 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (34-30)

Scheduled off day.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (32-34)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats completed a stunning comeback victory to beat the Akron Aeros 9-8 in walk-off fashion. After the Aeros took the lead in the top of the eighth, scoring four runs off of reliever Dustin Antolin to break the tie, the Fisher Cats came back with five runs in the bottom of the ninth, capped by Brad Glenn’s walk-off RBI single. Starter Deck McGuire got roughed up for four runs in five and a third innings, giving up seven hits and four walks while striking out three. The offense clicked for twelve hits, including Clint Robinson’s sixth home run of the season. Kevin Pillar, A.J. Jimenez and Brad Glenn also had two hits apiece.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 2/5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, R, 2 RBI, 3 K
A.J. Jimenez – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, SF
Clint Robinson – 2/5, R, HR, 2 RBI
Brad Glenn –2/5, RBI, E
Kevin Nolan – 1/3, R
Adam Loewen – 1/4 , R, K
Jon Talley – 0/4, R, K
Amadeo Zazueta – 1/4, R, 2B, K

Pitching:

Deck McGuire – 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K
Randy Boone – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB
Dustin Antolin – 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 K
Chorye Spoone – W, 1 IP, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clint Robinson

Dunedin Blue Jays (33-29)

The Blue Jays lost their fifth in a row, moving into a virtual tie with the Clearwater Threshers atop the Florida State League North Division with four games to go. In a 5-3 loss to the Palm Beach Cardinals, starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx got charged with all five runs (four earned) on six hits (including a home run) and one walk while striking out six. The bullpen did an excellent job keeping the game close by pitching three shutout innings. True to form, the team only got five hits, one each from Andy Burns, Nick Baligod, Gabe Jacobo, Mike Crouse and Peter Mooney. The team didn’t take any walks, but only struck out three times on Wednesday.

Roster Notes: RP Chuck Ghysels was reassigned to Vancouver while 1B Oliver Dominguez and RP Blake McFarland were activated from the DL.

Hitting:

Jon Berti – 0/3, E
Andy Burns – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, SF
Nick Baligod – 1/4, RBI
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4
Mike Crouse – 1/4, 3B, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3, RBI
Marcus Knecht – 0/3, K
Derrick Chung – 0/3, PB
Peter Mooney – 1/3, R, 2B, K

Pitching:

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – L, 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Dayton Marze – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Tony Davis – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Alan Farina – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andy Burns

Lansing Lugnuts (30-35)

The Lansing Lugnuts won their thirtieth game of the season, taking a 6-2 victory over the South Bend Silver Hawks on Wednesday night. Starting pitcher Taylor Cole picked up his fourth win of the season in a very strong seven-inning, two-run, five-hit (including two solo home runs), seven-strikeout performance. The Lugnuts did not issue a walk on the evening. On the offensive side, the ‘Nuts got the job done with the home run; two of them, in fact, that came from the bat of Kevin Patterson. Since being demoted to the Lugnuts on May 5, Patterson is hitting .252/.304/.553 and has hit eleven home runs which easily leads the team. Apparently his hitting problems in Dunedin were attributed to having the wrong contact lens prescription.

Roster Moves: The Lugnuts got reliever Arik Sikula back from the DL and demoted Colton Turner to Vancouver.

Hitting:

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

Pitching:

Taylor Cole – W, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 HR
Ian Kadish – 1 IP, 2 K
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Patterson

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