February 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Justin Germano (52) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

No Catchy Headline: June 26 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (39-38)

The Buffalo Bisons got strong performances from Justin Germano and Mauro Gomez but couldn’t defeat the Gwinnett Braves, losing 4-3 on Tuesday night. Germano went six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) by scattering ten hits without walking a man. Mickey Storey gave up the eventual game winner on a solo home run to Joey Terdoslavich in the seventh and Brad Lincoln pitched a scoreless eighth. Gomez went two for four with two home runs and drove in all three runs for the Herd while Mike McCoy had a pair of hits and Anthony Gose went three for four with a double, a stolen base and an outfield assist.

 

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 1/4, 2B
Jim Negrych – 0/3, R, BB
Mauro Gomez – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, K
Moises Sierra – 1/4, 2B, K
Eugenio Velez – 1/4, K, E
Mike McCoy – 2/4, 2 K
Anthony Gose – 3/4, 2B, SB, OF Asst.
Sean Ochinko – 0/3, BB

Pitching:

Justin Germano – L, 6 IP, 10 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 4 K
Mickey Storey – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 HR
Brad Lincoln – 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mauro Gomez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (36-40)

Game suspended in 3rd inning.

Dunedin Blue Jays (38-34)

The Dunedin Blue Jays fell again in a low-scoring, close game 3-1 to their division rivals, the Brevard County Manatees. Starter Casey Lawrence left the game after calling for the trainer in the second inning and Marco Grifantini and John Anderson were both solid in relief, but, as has been the case, the offense just didn’t answer the bell. Catcher Derrick Chung drove in the only run with one of the team’s two hits.

Hitting:

Jon Berti – 0/3, BB, K
Nick Baligod – 0/3, BB, K
Mike Crouse – 0/4, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/4
Marcus Knecht – 0/2, 2 BB
Gustavo Pierre – 0/4
Oliver Dominguez – 1/3, R, BB, 2 K
Derrick Chung – 1/3, RBI, BB
Peter Mooney – 0/2, BB, 2 K

Pitching:

Casey Lawrence – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Marco Grifantini – L, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K
John Anderson – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Derrick Chung

Lansing Lugnuts (33-41)

The Lansing Lugnuts lost another lopsided affair 8-1 to the Dayton Dragons on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Taylor Cole got hit hard, giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk in his two and two-thirds innings. The offense didn’t do much to help his cause, getting only four hits including a double from Dwight Smith, Jr. who also walked twice and stole a base.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 0/5, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/2, R, 2B, 2 BB, SB
Christian Lopes – 1/2, K
Jorge Flores – 1/2
Jason Leblebijian – 1/3, RBI, BB
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, 2 K, E
Santiago Nessy – 0/2, 2 BB
Chris Hawkins – 0/4
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, BB, K
Emilio Guerrero – 0/4

Pitching:

Taylor Cole – L, 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Kramer Champlin – 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Wil Browning – 1 IP, 2 BB
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dwight Smith, Jr.

Vancouver Canadians (7-5)

June 24 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians lost a heartbreaker of a game 1-0 in ten innings to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Monday night. Both pitchers were dealing as Thunder Bay, Ontario native Eric Brown‘s masterful performance was wasted by an anemic offense. Brown threw seven two-hit innings without walking anyone and striking out eight while Volcanoes starter Chris Johnson went six shutout innings. In the end, the Volcanoes got the walk-off run off Markus Brisker in the tenth on a single by Jonathan Jones.

Roster Moves: 1B L.B. Dantzler was assigned to Vancouver from the GCL Blue Jays.

Hitting:

Ian Parmley – 0/4, K
Brenden Kalfus – 1/4
Andy Fermin – 0/4, K
Jordan Leyland – 2/4, 2B, K
Michael Reeves – 1/4, K
David Harris – 0/4, 3 K
Matt Hitt – 0/4, 2 K
Nico Taylor – 1/3, 2B, BB, K, SB
Jorge Vega-Rosado – 0/4, 2 K

Pitching:

Eric Brown – 7 IP, 2 H, 8 K
Matthew Johnson – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Markus Brisker – L, 0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Eric Brown

June 25 Game:

Kyle Anderson pitched six outstanding innings and got tremendous support from his bullpen in a 4-0 Vancouver win over the Spokane Indians on Tuesday. Anderson didn’t give up a run or walk a man and only gave up two hits while striking out three while Alvido Jimenez, Tim Brechbuehler and Chuck Ghysels each pitched a scoreless inning in the shutout. The Canadians rapped out nine hits with catcher Daniel Klein getting two, and only Ronnie Melendez and Dickie Thon failed to get a hit.

Roster Move: RP Justin D’Alessandro was demoted to Bluefield.

Hitting:

Ian Parmley – 1/4, R
Dickie Thon – 0/4
Andy Fermin – 1/4, R, 2B, RBI
Jordan Leyland – 1/3, R, RBI, BB
Brenden Kalfus – 1/3, 2 K
Justin Atkinson – 1/4, R, 2 K
Daniel Klein – 2/4, RBI
David Harris – 1/1, RBI
Jorge Vega-Rosado – 1/3, K
Ronnie Melendez – 0/4, 2 K

Pitching:

Kyle Anderson – W, 6 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Alvido Jimenez – 1 IP, 1 K
Tim Brechbuehler – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Chuck Ghysels – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kyle Anderson

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

Bluefield Blue Jays (3-3)

In a reversal of the opening day piggy-backing, Canadian Shane Dawson started for the Bluefield Blue Jays in a tough 7-1 loss to the Pulaski Mariners. Dawson went four inning and gave up the Mariners’ first five runs on four hits and a walk (including a home run) while Chase DeJong, the opening day starter, went three innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits but struck out five. The Blue Jays only had five hits on the day including shortstop Dawel Lugo’s first home run of the season as part of a two-for-four night. Derrick Loveless continues to be hot, going two for four again with a double.

Roster Moves: Undrafted free agent pitcher Joe Lovecchio was promoted from the GCL Blue Jays to Bluefield, while reliever Justin D’Alessandro was demoted from Vancouver.

Hitting:

Derrick Loveless – 2/4, 2B
Alexis Maldonado – 1/3, BB, K
John Silviano – 0/4, K
Mitch Nay – 0/4, K, E
Dawel Lugo – 2/4, R, HR, RBI, K, E
Eric Arce – 0/2, BB
D.J. Jones – 0/0, BB
Matthew Dean – 0/4
Jesus Gonzalez – 0/4, 4 K
Garrett Custons – 0/3, K

Pitching:

Shane Dawson – L, 4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Chase DeJong – 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Yeyfry Del Rosario – 1 iP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dawel Lugo

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (2-2)

The GCL Blue Jays lost a close game today 3-2 to the GCL Pirates. Oscar Cabrera, the Dominican pitcher, started and went three innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks. The pitching got better as 2013 twelfth-rounder Tim Mayza gave up one run on three hits in two innings and was followed by Kamakani Usui and Corey Gorman combined for three scoreless innings. Seventeen-year-old shortstop Franklin Barreto had another two-for-four day with a single, a double and a walk while Thomas Collins III and Andres Sotillo also went two for four.

Roster Moves: LHP Tim Mayza was assigned to the GCL Jays while Joe Lovecchio was promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays.

Hitting:

Anthony Alford – 1/4, RBI, BB, K
Rolando Segovia – 0/1
Will Dupont – 0/3
Franklin Barreto –2/4, R, 2B, BB
Andres De Aza – 1/4, BB
Thomas Collins III – 2/4, RBI, BB, K, OF Asst.
Gabriel Cenas – 0/4, R, K, E
Andres Sotillo – 2/4
Daniel Devonshire 0/3, K
Josh Almonte – 0/1
Edwin Fuentes – 1/4

Pitching:

Oscar Cabrera – 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Tim Mayza – 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Kamakani Usui – 2 IP, 3 H, 1 K
Corey Gorman – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Thomas Collins III

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