April 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

So Many Games: June 22 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (38-36)

The Buffalo Bisons got three runs in the sixth and three more in the eighth to take a 6-3 victory over the Durham Bulls on Star Wars night at Coca-Cola Field. Chad Jenkins had his best start for the Bisons, going seven strong innings, giving up only three runs (one earned) on nine hits and a walk but didn’t enter into the decision. John Stilson picked up the W with a shutout inning in which he struck out the side while Joel Carreno earned the save with a perfect inning that featured two strikeouts. On the offensive side of the ball, Mauro Gomez continues to mash, hitting two home runs to bring his team-leading total to twenty-one on the season. Jose Reyes had two of the Bisons other three hits while Kevin Pillar had the third and took a walk, with each of them scoring two runs.

 

Hitting:

Jose Reyes – 2/4, 2 R, SB
Kevin Pillar – 1/3, 2 R, RBI, BB, K
Mauro Gomez – 2/3, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, BB, K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, K
Moises Sierra – 0/4, K
Jim Negrych – 0/2, BB, K, E
Ryan Goins – 0/3, 2 K
Mike Nickeas – 0/3
Anthony Gose – 0/3, K

Pitching:

Chad Jenkins – 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
John Stilson – W, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mauro Gomez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (34-38)

Sean Nolin gave the Fisher Cats an outstanding start and the offense got in gear late to take a 4-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. Nolin went seven innings, giving up only a solo home run as well as three other hits and no walks and struck out seven in picking up his fourth win. A.J. Jimenez, Ryan Schimpf and Brian Van Kirk each had two hits in the win.

Hitting:

Adam Loewen – 0/3, R, 2 BB
Andy Burns – 0/4, RBI, BB, K
Brad Glenn – 1/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
A.J. Jimenez – 2/4, RBI, K
Clint Robinson – 1/3, RBI, BB, K
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, K
Ryan Schimpf – 2/4, 2B
Jon Talley – 0/3, R, BB
Brian Van Kirk – 2/4, R, 2B

Pitching:

Sean Nolin – W, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Randy Boone – S, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Sean Nolin

Dunedin Blue Jays (38-31)

In his first appearance anywhere since Tommy John Surgery, Kyle Drabek gave up the only two runs that the Daytona Cubs would score in a 2-1 loss by the Dunedin Blue Jays. Drabek gave up five hits but no walks in two and a third innings. Jesse Hernandez, who was named to the FSL All-Star Game (but couldn’t play due to injury) was activated off the DL and pitched three and two-thirds shutout innings while striking out five. The offense only managed to score one run off seven hits and four walks with Nick Baligod having the only multi-hit game and K.C. Hobson driving in the only run.

Roster Notes: SP Kyle Drabek was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays for a rehab assignment while RHP Shawn Griffith was placed on the DL and RHP Jesse Hernandez was activated off the DL.

Hitting:

Jon Berti – 0/4, BB
Peter Mooney – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K, E
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4, 2 K
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, RBI, K
Mike Crouse – 1/4
Nick Baligod – 2/4, 2B
Oliver Dominguez – 1/3, BB, K
Derrick Chung – 0/4, K
Shane Opitz – 1/3, BB

Pitching:

Kyle Drabek – L, 2 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Jesse Hernandez – 3 2/3 IP, 5 K
Tony Davis – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jesse Hernandez

Lansing Lugnuts (32-40)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods beat up on Roberto Osuna on Saturday in defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 9-1. Osuna only went three innings and was charged with six runs on three hits and four walks. Kramer Champlin and Justin Jackson also gave up runs while Wil Browning and Arik Sikula were able to stop the bleeding in the final two innings. Santiago Nessy hit a double in his return to the lineup while Dalton Pompey hit a single and a double in what appears to be another hot streak for him. Kellen Sweeney went one for two with a walk and drove in the team’s only run.

Roster Notes: C Santiago Nessy was activated off the DL while C Seth Conner was placed on the DL.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 2/4, 2B
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, 2 K
Jason Leblebijian – 1/4, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, K
Carlos Ramirez – 0/3, BB
Santiago Nessy – 1/4, R, 2B, K, PB
Chris Hawkins – 0/4, K
Kellen Sweeney – 1/2, RBI, BB
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3, K, E

Pitching:

Roberto Osuna – L, 3 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Kramer Champlin – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Justin Jacison – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
Wil Browning – 1 IP, 2 K
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kellen Sweeney

Vancouver Canadians (5-3)

June 21 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians held off the overflowing Salem-Keizer Volcanoes as they defeated them 5-4 on Friday. Vancouver got a strong start from Jeremy Gabryszwski who threw five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits with three strikeouts. He was followed by Brandon Dorsett and Justin D’Alessandro who held the Volcanoes off the scoreboard and Chuck Ghysels picked up the save with a “bend, don’t break” mentality, giving up two runs, but escaping with the win. Dickie Thon picked up two hits (including a triple) and a walk and scored two runs for the C’s while catcher Michael Reeves went one for two and walked three times.

Hitting:

Ian Parmley – 0/4, BB, 2 K
Dickie Thon – 2/3, 2 R, 3B, BB
Andy Fermin – 1/3, R, 2 RBI, BB
Jordan Leyland – 0/4, R, BB, SB
Michael Reeves – 1/2, 3 BB
Justin Atkinson – 1/4, BB
Jorge Vega-Rosado – 0/2, E
Nico Taylor – 0/3, BB, 2 K, SB
Ronnie Melendez – 1/4, R, K, SB

Pitching:

Jeremy Gabryszwski – 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K
Brandon Dorsett – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
Justin D’Alessandro – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Chuck Ghysels – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dickie Thon

Late night game summaries for the Vancouver Canadians will appear two days after the game day.

Bluefield Blue Jays (2-1)

The Bluefield Blue Jays got outstanding pitching performances from three pitchers in throwing a two-hit shutout at the Greeneville Astros and beating them 5-0. Piggy-backing pitchers Tom Robson and Jairo Labourt each pitched four innings and gave up one hit and two walks with Robson striking out one batter and Labourt striking out three. With the bats, D.J. Davis had another big game, hitting a single and a triple and driving in three while Matthew Dean had a two-for-four night.

Hitting:

D.J. Davis – 2/5, 3B, 3 RBI, K
Derrick Loveless – 1/4
Mitch Nay – 1/3, 2B, BB, K
Eric Arce – 0/4, R, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/4, K
Matthew Dean – 2/4, R, K
Melvin Garcia – 1/3, R, RBI
Timothy Locastro – 0/3, R
Garrett Custons – 1/4, R, RBI, 2 K

Pitching:

Tom Robson – 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Jairo Labourt – W, 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K
Brady Dragmire – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Tom Robson and Jairo Labourt

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (2-0)

The GCL Blue Jays played a double header Saturday to make up for Friday’s rain and swept both games against the GCL Phillies.

The first game went thirteen innings and the Blue Jays won it 6-5 on a walk-off walk by Franklin Barreto. Barreto had a two-for-five game with two RBI and a walk while catcher Andres Sotillo also went two for five and DH Daniel Arcila went two for six. L.B. Dantzler went one for three in his pro debut and had an RBI. Lots of pitchers got into the action, but the standout was Phillip Kish, an undrafted free agent out of Southeastern University who threw three innings and gave up only a hit while striking out five.

Game two only went the expected seven innings and it featured strong pitching from Francisco Diaz, a Dominican righty who had already started two games in the Dominican summer league this year before moving over to Florida. Undrafted free agent Corey Gorman threw one and two-thirds innings, striking out three while newly drafted Garrett Pickens (29th round) picked up the save, pitching one and a third. The Blue Jays only had five hits on the game, with one each from Thomas Collins III, Christian Vasquez, Edwin Fuentes, Gabriel Cenas and Andres De Aza.

Roster Moves: SS Edwin Fuentes was added to the GCL Blue Jays roster.

Game 1:

Hitting:

Anthony Alford – 1/5, R, BB, SB
Daniel Arcila – 2/6, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, SB, CS
Franklin Barreto – 2/5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K
L.B. Dantzler – 1/3, RBI
Edwin Fuentes – 1/2, K
Josh Almonte – 0/5, K
Koby Kraemer – 0/6, K, E
Andres Sotillo – 2/5, R, K
Andres De Aza – 1/3, K
Thomas Collins III, 0/1, R, 2 BB
Rolando Segovia – 1/5, R, RBI, BB, K

Pitching:

Jimmy Cordero – 2 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, K
Alejandro Solarte – 3 IP, 1 K
Joe Lovecchio – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Phillip Kish – 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Kamakani Usui – 2 IP, 1 H
Myles Duvall – W, 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Franklin Barreto

Game 2

Hitting:

Thomas Collins III – 1/3, BB
Christian Vasquez – 1/3, R, 2B, BB, K
Edwin Fuentes – 1/4, R
Sean Hurley – 0/3, K
Dan Jansen – 0/3
Gabriel Cenas – 1/3, R, 2B, E
Andres De Aza – 1/3, K
Nathan DeSouza – 0/1, RBI, K
Daniel Devonshire – 0/1
Trey Pascazi – 0/3, 2 K

Pitching:

Francisco Diaz – 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
Corey Gorman – W, 1 2/3 IP, 3 BB
Garrett Pickens – S, 1 1/3 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Francisco Diaz

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  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Holy baseball games Batman!

  • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

    Sounds like it was the Jose Reyes/Kevin Pillar show this weekend in Buffalo

  • RyanMueller

    I think that AA is going to have some tough decisions to make regarding the pen. It appears that there may be too many arms in the pen once Reyes comes back from his rehab. I really like what Joel Carreno is doing and hope that he gets a call before the end of the summer.

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      With the quality starting pitching the Jays have been getting I’m thinking more and more it’s a reliever that goes down.