Buffalo Bisons (40-39)
Despite a couple of big flies from big men, the Buffalo Bisons dropped their Thursday night game 7-5 to the Gwinnett Braves. Mauro Gomez and Luis Jimenez hit back-to-back home runs and Kevin Pillar, Ryan Goins and Munenori Kawasaki all had multi-hit games but it wasn’t enough on this night. Dave Bush was called upon early and ended up giving up five runs in three innings after Chad Jenkins left the game after two.
Kevin Pillar – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, OF Asst.
Ryan Goins – 4/5, R, 2B, RBI
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
Luis Jimenez – 1/5, R, HR, RBI, K
Moises Sierra – 1/5, 2 K, 2 SB
Anthony Gose – 0/3, BB, K
Mike McCoy – 1/4, SB
Munenori Kawasaki – 2/4, R, K, SB
Mike Nickeas – 0/4
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Ryan Goins
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (39-40)
The Fisher Cats got two runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Portland Sea Dogs 5-4 and run the team’s winning streak to six games. With a solid start from Sean Nolin who went six innings and gave up three runs, striking out five, the team produced just enough offense to overcome Portland’s late lead after handing back the three-run cushion they got early. Clint Robinson and All-Star Kevin Nolan each had two hits while Brad Glenn hit a solo home run and took a walk. Catcher A.J. Jimenez saw his fourteen game hitting streak come to an end although he is still hitting .413.
Adam Loewen –1/4, 2B, 2 K
Andy Burns – 0/3, BB, K
A.J. Jimenez – 0/4, K
Brad Glenn – 1/3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
Clint Robinson – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, K, E
Kevin Nolan – 2/3, 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4
Brian Van Kirk – 1/3, R, BB
Kevin Ahrens – 1/2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Nolan
Dunedin Blue Jays (39-35)
Jesse Hernandez gave up a four-spot in the fourth inning and the Dunedin Blue Jays couldn’t overcome that lead, ultimately losing 6-2 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Kyle Drabek made his second rehab appearance, pitching two innings and giving up two runs on three hits and he was followed by Tyler Ybarra and Blake McFarland who finished with three scoreless innings. Brett Lawrie continued his rehab assignment, going two for three with a double before being lifted for Oliver Dominguez. Gabe Jacobo, Derrick Chung and Peter Mooney also had two-hit games while Mike Crouse went one for four with a two-run home run that accounted for all of the D-Jays’ scoring. The team had opportunities but couldn’t capitalize, going one for eleven with runners in scoring position and stranding eleven runners on the bases.
Jon Berti –0/5, K
Nick Baligod – 1/5, OF Asst.
Brett Lawrie – 2/3, 2B
Oliver Dominguez – 0/2
Gabe Jacobo – 2/5, R, K
Mike Crouse – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K, OF Asst.
Gustavo Pierre -1/4, 2B, K
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, K
Derrick Chung –2/4
Peter Mooney – 2/3, BB
Jesse Hernandez – L, 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Kyle Drabek – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Tyler Ybarra – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Blake McFarland – 1 IP, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mike Crouse
Lansing Lugnuts (34-43)
Roberto Osuna made the start but was outpitched by Fort Wayne Tin Caps starter Zach Eflin who dominated the Lansing Lugnuts and defeated them 8-1. Osuna only lasted four and a third innings, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three. Tucker Donahue got lit up behind him, also giving up four runs but in two-thirds of an inning. Griffin Murphy pitched a heroic three innings, giving up only one hit and striking out four. The team only tallied seven hits with Chris Hawkins hitting his third home run and stealing his fifth base in the loss. Aaron Munoz had a two-for-two game for the only multi-hit night for the Lugnuts.
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, BB, K, PO
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4, BB, K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/5, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, K
Christian Lopes – 1/4, K
Emilio Guerrero – Emilio Guerrero – 1/3, BB, K
Chris Hawkins – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, SB
Kellen Sweeney – 0/4, 3 K
Aaron Munoz – 2/2, PB
Roberto Osuna – L, 4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Tucker Donahue – 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Griffin Murphy – 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Justin Jackson – 1 IP, 1 H
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Griffin Murphy
Vancouver Canadians (7-6)
June 26 Game:
The Canadians lost a close game to the Spokane Indians, falling 3-2 in ten innings. The C’s got another outstanding start from their starting pitcher; this time it was Jeremy Gabryszwski who went six innings and gave up only one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Justin James was tagged for the loss and while he struggled with his control in the tenth inning, walking two, the winning run scored on shorstop Dickie Thon‘s throwing error on a ground ball by Ryan Cordell. Justin Atkinson smacked his first home run of the season (and only the second of his pro career) while Ian Parmley also had a two-hit game.
Ian Parmley – 2/4
Dickey Thon – 0/4, RBI, 2 K, E
L.B. Dantzler – 0/4, K
Jordan Leyland – 1/4, K
Justin Atkinson – 2/4, R, HR, RBI
Michael Reeves – 1/4, K
Jorge Vega- Rosado – 0/4, K
Brenden Kalfus – 1/4, R, 2 K, OF Asst.
Shaun Valeriote – 0/4, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski
Late night game summaries for the Vancouver Canadians will appear two days after the game day.
Bluefield Blue Jays (5-3)
The piggybacking starters dominated for the Bluefield Blue Jays as they shutout the Burlington Royals 2-0 on Thursday. The Blue Jays only needed two pitchers, starter Jairo Labourt who went five innings and gave up three hits and a walk while striking out four and his piggy-partner Tom Robson who picked up the win going four innings and only allowing one baserunner. The offense was just as quiet, picking up only two hits and scoring both runs in the bottom of the seventh when pinch hitter Jonathan Davis hit a two-run double to drive in Matt Dean and pinch-runner D.J. Jones.
D.J. Davis – 0/3, K
Derrick Loveless – 0/3, BB, K
Dawel Lugo – 0/4
Eric Arce – 0/2, BB
D.J. Jones – 0/0, R
Jesus Gonzalez – 0/1, K
Jorge Saez – 0/3
Matthew Dean – 1/2, R, 2B, B, K, SB
John Silviano – 0/1, BB, K
Jonathan Davis – 1/1, 2B, 2 RBI
Angel Rojas – 0/3, K
Timothy Locastro – 0/2, PO
Jairo Labourt – 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Tom Robson – W, 4 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jairo Labourt and Tom Robson
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (3-3)
The GCL Yankees1 exacted a measure of revenge by shutting out the GCL Blue Jays 9-0 on Thursday. The Yankees pitching staff was outstanding, walking only one batter and striking out eleven while giving up only five hits. The Blue Jays pitching and defense wasn’t nearly as good with the infield committing four errors that led to five unearned runs. Starter Jimmy Cordero gave up six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks without striking out a man in his two innings of work while Francisco Diaz gave up the other three runs (unearned) over four innings in which he walked four but gave up only one hit. Despite making his fourth error, Franklin Barreto had two more hits, bringing the seventeen year old’s batting average up to .476. Catcher Andres Sotillo also had two hits and is now hitting .412 on the young season. 2013 draftee Sean Hurley had the other hit, his first as a professional.
Roster Moves: LHP Matt Dermody and SS Christian Vasquez were promoted to the Vancouver Canadians and newly signed draftees RHP Conner Greene and SS Andrew Florides were assigned to the GCL Blue Jays.
Anthony Alford – 0/2, BB, 2 K
Nathan DeSouza – 0/1
Edwin Fuentes – 0/3, K, E
Franklin Barreto – 2/3, E
Andrew Florides – 0/1
Andres De Aza – 0/4, 3 K
Josh Almonte – 0/4, 2 K
Andres Sotillo – 2/4, K
Gabriel Cenas – 0/3, 2 E
Sean Hurley – 1/3
Trey Pascazi – 0/3, 2 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andres Sotillo
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