Buffalo Bisons (47-45)
The Buffalo Bisons scored in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie and defeat the Syracuse Chiefs 4-3. Anthony Gose was the hero in the ninth, singling to drive Jim Negrych in and take the lead. Justin Germano had the start and threw a solid game, going six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out five. Tommy Hottovy cleaned up the seventh inning and Brad Lincoln picked up the win with two scoreless innings to finish the game. Andy LaRoche and Mauro Gomez hit home runs (for Gomez it was his twenty-fifth of the season) and Laroche added a single while Anthony Gose had two hits and two RBI despite getting picked off. Brett Lawrie had an oh-fer with two strikeouts while playing second base again for the Bisons.
Kevin Pillar –1/4
Ryan Goins – 1/4, 2B, K
Brett Lawrie – 0/4, 2 K
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Jim Negrych – 1/4, R
Andy LaRoche – 2/4, R, HR, RBI
Eugenio Velez – 1/4, R, 3B, K
Anthony Gose – 2/4, 2 RBI, PO
Sean Ochinko – 1/4
Justin Germano – 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Tommy Hottovy – 1/3 IP, 1 K
Brad Lincoln – W, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andy LaRoche
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (43-46)
On All-Star Break
Dunedin Blue Jays (45-40)
The Dunedin Blue Jays got three runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Tampa Yankees 5-2 on Wednesday. Sergio Santos, still rehabbing, made the start and gave up one run in his inning of work. Austin Bibens-Dirkx came in to replace him and threw seven outstanding innings, giving up only one more run on seven hits and a walk and struck out six batters. Blake McFarland pitched a perfect ninth for his fourteenth save of the season. The Blue Jays got two-hit days from Jon Berti and Matt Newman. Newman also drew a walk, drove in a run and threw a runner out at third base.
Roster Move: The D-Jays put RHP Jesse Hernandez on the Temporary Inactive List.
Jon Berti – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, CS
Peter Mooney – 0/5
Mike Crouse – 0/3, R, K
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4, R, RBI, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3, BB
Gustavo Pierre – 1/4, R, RBI, 2 K, SB
Marcus Knecht – 0/2, RBI, BB, 2 K, SF
Matt Newman – 2/3, R, RBI, BB, OF Asst.
Derrick Chung – 1/4, K
Sergio Santos – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Austin Bibens-Dirkx –W, 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Blake McFarland – S, 1 IP, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Lansing Lugnuts (36-52)
Snapping a string of tough pitching performances, the Lansing Lugnuts got a gem from starter Javier Avendano and just enough offense to beat the Peoria Chiefs 1-0. Avendano was outstanding throwing seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits and three walks while striking out five. Ian Kadish And Arik Sikula pitched perfect innings to close out the win. For the offense, only Santiago Nessy and Jason Leblebijian had multi-hit days with Nessy hitting a double and scoring the team’s only run on Carlos Ramirez’s RBI ground-out in the second inning.
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 1/4, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4, K
Christian Lopes – 0/3
Kevin Patterson – 0/3, K
Santiago Nessy – 2/3, R, 2B
Jason Leblebijian – 2/3
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, RBI
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, K
Javier Avendano – W, 7 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K
Ian Kadish – 1 IP
Arik Sikula – S, 1 IP
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Javier Avendano
Vancouver Canadians (15-10)
July 9 – Scheduled Off Day
Bluefield Blue Jays (10-8)
Game suspended due to rain.
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (8-7)
The GCL Blue Jays lost a slug-fest 9-8 to the GCL Pirates. Three pitchers got roughed up with starter Alejandro Solarte taking the brunt of it, giving up five runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings. Jimmy Cordero walked three in his two innings and gave up another two runs while Zak Adams gave up two in his inning. Only Tyler Gonzales wasn’t scored upon but he gave up four hits (but no walks) in his two innings of work. The offense hit a lot but couldn’t quite get enough to beat the Pirates. It was triple-day at the ballpark, with the club smacking seven triples to go along with three doubles. Franklin Barreto hit two triples, Sean Hurley hit a double and a triple while Gabriel Cenas went two for five with a double and a triple.
Franklin Barreto – 2/4, 2 R, 2 3B, RBI, BB
Rolando Segovia – 2/4, R, 3B, 2 RBI, K, CS
Thomas Collins III – 0/4, RBI, BB, K, OF Asst.
Sean Hurley – 2/4, 2B, 3B, BB, K, OF Asst.
Gabriel Cenas – 2/5, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, K
Edwin Fuentes – 1/5, 2B, RBI, K
Andres Sotillo – 1/5, R, 3B, K
Josh Almonte – 1/4
Nathan DeSouza – 1/4, 3B, K
Alejandro Solarte – 3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB
Jimmy Cordero – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K
Zak Adams – L, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Tyler Gonzales – 2 IP, 4 H, 3 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Franklin Barreto
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