July 8 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (45-45)

Scheduled Off Day

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (43-46)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored five runs in the eighth inning to go ahead of the Binghamton Mets for good and go into the Eastern League All-Star Game with a 7-6 win. In a game that was called early due to rain, the Fisher Cats bullpen barely held on after an excellent start from Sean Nolin. Nolin, who was named to the All-Star team but isn’t able to participate due to his pitching on Monday, pitched five scoreless innings, giving up only two hits and striking out seven, before a rain delay took the game out of his hands. On the offensive side, New Hampshire got three-RBI games from Ryan Schimpf and Kevin Ahrens (who hit two doubles). Brett Lawrie went oh for two but walked twice and Andy Burns had a single in three at bats to go along with a walk and a stolen base.

 

Sean Nolin throws his bullpen session in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 29, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue

Hitting:

Brett Lawrie – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Andy Burns – 1/3, R, BB, K, SB
Brian Van Kirk – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K
Brad Glenn –  1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Ryan Schimpf – 1/3, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, E
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, R
Kevin Ahrens – 2/4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, K
Jack Murphy – 0/4
Tommy Manzella – 0/3, K
Adam Loewen – 0/2

Pitching:

Sean Nolin – 5 IP, 2 H, 7 K
Tyson Brummett – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
Scott Gracey – W, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Alan Farina – 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 K, 2 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Sean Nolin

Dunedin Blue Jays (43-39)

The Dunedin Blue Jays’ slide continues as they were no-hit by the Daytona Cubs in a 7-0 loss on Monday. The bats must have still been asleep for the 11:00 AM game time but Cubs starter Matt Loosen was more than ready, going a full nine innings and only walking two while striking out nine in the no-hitter. Dunedin starter Aaron Sanchez wasn’t up to the task, registering his worst start of the season, pitching three innings and giving up all seven Daytona runs (only four were earned) on six hits and three walks (including a home run). The bullpen, however, was raring to go, pitching six innings of two-hit, three-walk ball and registering five strikeouts.

Hitting:

Jon Berti – 0/4, 2 K
Shane Opitz – 0/3, BB
Marcus Knecht – 0/2, BB, SB
K.C. Hobson – 0/3
Nick Baligod – 0/3
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, 3 K
Matt Newman – 0/3, K
Pierce Rankin – 0/3, 2 K, PB
Peter Mooney – 0/3, K, SB

Pitching:

Aaron Sanchez – L, 3 IP, 6 H, 7 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Dayton Marze – 3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
John Anderson – 2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
Ajay Meyer – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: John Anderson

Lansing Lugnuts (35-52)

The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-2 on the backs of three home runs by Kevin Patterson, Emilio Guerrero and Carlos Ramirez. Daniel Norris returned from the DL and made the start, pitching only one and two-thirds innings in which he struggled a little bit, giving up three singles and two walks, but was able to work his way out of a jam by striking out four batters. Kramer Champlin gave the Lugnuts four and a third scoreless innings of relief, giving up only one hit and striking out two. Emilio Guerrero had another two hits in addition to his two-run home run and Patterson and Ramirez had another hit to go along with theirs.

Roster Note: LHP Daniel Norris was activated off the DL.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 1/5, R, K
Emilio Guerrero – 3/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/5, K
Santiago Nessy – 0/5
Kevin Patterson – 2/3, R, HR, RBI, K
Jason Leblebijian – 1/4, R, E
Chris Hawkins –1/4, R
Carlos Ramirez – 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Jorge Flores – 0/4

Pitching:

Daniel Norris – 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
Kramer Champlin – W, 4 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Tucker Donahue – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Emilio Guerrero

Vancouver Canadians (14-10)

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

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (10-7)

The Bluefield Blue Jays didn’t have a good day, losing their game with the Johnson City Cardinals 5-1 on Monday. Starting pitcher Zak Wasilewski went five innings giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out two but reliever Yeyfry Del Rosario gave up four more runs in his innings and two-thirds. The batters only managed to get two hits, both doubles, one each by Dawel Lugo and Jonathan Davis.

Hitting:

D.J. Davis – 0/3, BB
Tim Locastro – 0/4, E
Derrick Loveless – 0/3, BB
Mitch Nay – 0/3, R, BB, K
John Silviano – 0/3, 2 K
Dawel Lugo – 1/3, 2B, RBI
Jorge Saez – 0/3, PB
Jonathan Davis – 1/3, 2B
Angel Rojas – 0/3, E

Pitching:

Zak Wasilewski – 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – L, 1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Alvido Jimenez – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H
Justin D’Alessandro – 1 IP, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Zak Wasilewski

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (8-5)

The GCL Blue Jays needed ten innings to pull out a 4-3 win over the GCL Phillies on Monday. The beneficiaries of the ever-dramatic walkoff walk, the Blue Jays basically waited out Phillies pitcher Braden Schull, who walked three batters around a wild pitch, a balk and a hit batter, to get the win. Starter Oscar Cabrera gave up two runs in his four innings while Chris Rowley, a non-drafted free agent out of West Point, easily had the best line of the day, picking up the win for his two perfect innings in which he struck out five batters. While walking seven times, the batters only picked up three hits, one each for Rolando Segovia, Sean Hurley and Gabriel Cenas.

Hitting:

Franklin Barreto – 0/5, K, E
Rolando Segovia – 1/2, R, BB, SB
Will Dupont – 0/1, R, SB
Edwin Fuentes – 0/3, 2 R, 2 BB, SB, E
Sean Hurley – 1/3, RBI, BB, OF Asst.
Gabriel Cenas – 1/3, RBI, BB
Andres De Aza – 0/3, RBI, 2 BB, OF Asst.
Daniel Devonshire – 0/3, RBI, K
Josh Almonte – 0/4, 3 K
Andres Sotillo – 0/4, K

Pitching:

Oscar Cabrera – 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Evan Smith – 1 IP, 1 H
Cale Wine – 1 IP, 1 H
Kamakani Usui – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Chris Rowley – W, 2 IP, 5 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chris Rowley

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  • RyanMueller

    So disappointed in Kevin Ahrens. I thought that we he was drafted with JPA that he would be our third baseman of the future. I think he would be lucky if he reached AAA. Drafted in the 1st round and 16th overall, this guy has not lived up to expectations. I know that there is still time for him, since he is only 24, but he has not impressed at any level.