February 14, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Bush (54) works out during spring training at Bobby Mattick Training Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Extras, Extras! June 18 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (36-34)

The Buffalo Bisons fell 2-0 to the Gwinnett Braves in an epic pitching battle between veteran major leaguer Dave Bush and number eleven prospect for the Braves (according to MLB.com) Cody Martin. Martin was just a bit better, allowing only two hits and a walk in seven shutout innings while Bush gave up just one run in six and a third innings of one-hit, two-walk ball. Anthony Gose hit a double while Mauro Gomez and Ryan Goins also contributed base hits in the loss.

Hitting:

Anthony Gose – 1/4, 2B, 2 K
Jim Negrych – 0/3, BB, K
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, K, SB
Moises Sierra – 0/4, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/3, K
Mike McCoy – 0/3
Ryan Goins – 1/3, K
Sean Ochinko – 0/1, 2 BB

Pitching:

Dave Bush – L, 6 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K
Buddy Carlyle – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HR
Brad Lincoln – 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dave Bush

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (33-37)

The Fisher Cats came back to score three in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead over the Altoona Curve before the Curve scored one more in the ninth to take the game into extra innings before finally defeating New Hampshire with a walk-off win against Tyson Brummett who takes his fourth loss of the season. Starter Marcus Walden was strong through seven and two-thirds innings, giving up only three runs on seven hits and two walks. Kevin Pillar had a big game with three hits while Brian Van Kirk drove in three runs with a home run in the ninth inning for the ‘Cats.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 3/5, R
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, BB, 2 K
A.J. Jimenez – 1/4, RBI, K
Clint Robinson – 0/5
Brad Glenn – 0/5, 2 K
Kevin Nolan – 1/5, R, K
Adam Loewen – 1/3, R, BB, 2 K
Brian Van Kirk – 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K
Kevin Ahrens – 1/4, K

Pitching:

Marcus Walden – 7 2/3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Evan Crawford – 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Dustin Antolin – 1 IP, 1 H
Tyson Brummett – 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Brian Van Kirk

Dunedin Blue Jays (36-29)

Dunedin opened up the offense on the Tampa Yankees for the second day in a row, defeating them 9-4 in eleven innings on Tuesday. The Blue Jays expressed  their desire to win this game and take a playoff spot to the bank with a six-run top of the eleventh, getting singles from Derrick Chung and Peter Mooney, a two-run triple by Jon Berti, an RBI double by Andy Burns and two-run home run by K.C. Hobson, his team-leading tenth. Jose Reyes didn’t play into the late rally and went one for five as the DH. Berti, Burns, Chung and Marcus Knecht all had two hits on the night with Knecht driving in two with his two doubles.

Hitting:

Jose Reyes – 1/5
Oliver Dominguez – 0/1, R, RBI
Jon Berti – 2/6, R, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 K, CS, E
Andy Burns – 2/6, 2 R, 2B, RBI, K
Gabe Jacobo – 1/3, R, BB, K
K.C. Hobson – 1/1, R, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Crouse – 1/5, R, RBI, BB, 2 K, 2 SB
Nick Baligod – 0/5, BB, 2 K
Marcus Knecht – 2/4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Derrick Chung – 2/5, R, K
Peter Mooney – 1/4, R, BB, K, E

Pitching:

Scott Copeland – 4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 4 K
Ajay Meyer – 1 1/3 IP, 3 K
Tyler Ybarra – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Blake McFarland – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R
John Anderson – W, 2 IP, 1 H
Tony Davis – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Marcus Knecht

Lansing Lugnuts (32-37)

On All-Star Break

Vancouver Canadians (1-3)

June 17 Game:

Nothing went right as the Vancouver Canadians dropped their home opener to the Spokane Indians 10-1 on Monday. Starting pitcher Bobby Brosnahan was tagged for five of the runs in just four and a third innings while reliever Tim Brechbuehler couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning, allowing four more runs while getting only one out. Alvido Jimenez was finally able to stop the bleeding and he, Marcus Brisker and Justin James were all able to provide scoreless relief for the C’s. The offense didn’t have a much better game: the team only had five hits with catcher Daniel Klein going two for four with a double.

Hitting:

Ian Parmley – 1/3, BB
Dickie Thon – 0/4, 3 K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/3, BB, K, E
Jordan Leyland – 0/2, 2 BB, 2 K
Daniel Klein – 2/4, 2B, K
Justin Atkinson – 0/4, 2 K, E
Daniel Klein – 1/4, R, RBI
Jorge Vega-Rosado – 1/4, 2 K
Nico Taylor – 1/4, R, 3B, K
Ronnie Melendez – 0/3

Pitching:

Bobby Brosnahan – L, 4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Tim Brechbuehler – 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB
Alvido Jimenez – 1 1/3 IP, 2 K
Markus Brisker – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Justin James – 1 IP
Brandon Dorsett – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Alvido Jimenez

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  • Andrew van Laar

    Is there a reason Kevin Pillar is not ranked as one of our top prospects? At least in the top 20s? I mean, looking at his stats this guys has owned at every level. His BA is fantastic, never once been under .321 in his career, his OBP has always been at least .368 and he seems to have at least plus speed. His power isnt anything to be amazed at but he has something there. Is there something I am missing? How can this guy not be considered one of the better prospects in our system?