Buffalo Bisons (34-30)
Game postponed due to rain.
Roster Note: 3B Andy LaRoche cleared waivers and was outrighted to Buffalo
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (32-34)
Game cancelled due to rain.
(Dunedin Blue Jays (34-29)
The Dunedin Blue Jays’ bats opened up and helped the team’s playoff cause, beating the Palm Beach Cardinals 13-5 on Thursday afternoon. Marcus Knecht led the way with a four-for-five game, hitting two doubles and a home run for the Jays. Oliver Dominguez (two for five) and Gabe Jacobo (three for five) also hit home runs as part of the D-Jays’ fifteen-hit attack. Jon Berti drove in four with three hits (including two doubles) and Andy Burns drove in three with a single and double. The game was pitched by committee with six pitchers getting into the game. Marco Grifantini started but only lasted an inning as he gave up three runs on five hits and a run while Ajay Meyer gave up the other two runs over his three innings.
Jon Berti – 3/6, R, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 K
Oiver Dominguez – 2/5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Andy Burns – 2/5, 2B, 3 RBI
Mike Crouse – 0/5, 2 K
Matt Newman – 0/5, 2 K
Gabe Jacobo –3/5, 3 R, HR, RBI, K
Marcus Knecht – 4/5, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, K
Pierce Rankin - 0/3, R, 2 BB, K
Peter Mooney – 1/3, 3 R, 2 BB
Marco Grifantini – 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Tyler Ybarra – 1 IP, 2 K
Ajay Meyer – 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
John Anderson – W, 2 IP, 3 K
Blake McFarland – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Alan Farina – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Marcus Knecht
Lansing Lugnuts (31-35)
The Lansing Lugnuts got another great pitching performance to beat the South Bend Silver Hawks 5-1 on Thursday night. Starter Ben White had his fourth straight start in which he’s given up one run or fewer (and fifth in the past six) going six innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out a season-high nine batters. The fourteen hits that the Lugnuts had made this one of the most even assaults the offense has had on opposition pitching this year. All nine starters had at least one hit while Dwight Smith, Jr., Dalton Pompey, Carlos Ramirez, Chris Hawkins and “Mighty Mouse” Jorge Flores all had two. Pompey had a particularly good game with two singles, two RBI and a walk but was caught stealing for the second time this year.
Roster Notes: Almost-perfect starting pitcher Kramer Champlin was activated from the temporarily inactive list and RP Matthew Johnson was sent down to Vancouver.
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 2/5, 2 R, 2 K, SB
Dalton Pompey – 2/4, 2 RBI, BB, K, CS
Christian Lopes – 1/2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Kevin Patterson – 1/4, BB, 2 K
Carlos Ramirez – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI
Chris Hawkins – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI
Jorge Flores – 2/3, R
Aaron Munoz – 1/4, K
Kellen Sweeney – 1/4, K, E
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Ben White
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