Buffalo Bisons (48-45)
Game postponed due to rain.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-46)
Game postponed due to rain.
Dunedin Blue Jays (45-41)
Kyle Drabek had his best appearance thus far in his comeback from Tommy John surgery but the offense wasn’t able to get anything going in support of the pitching staff in a 3-0 loss to the St. Luice Mets. Drabek went two hitless and shutout innings, walking one and striking out one, but all the damage was done against Scott Copeland who gave up three runs (one earned) off of eight hits and two walks in four and a third innings. Mike Crouse had the only good day with the bat, getting on base four times with three hits and a walk. Melky Cabrera made his first rehab start and went one for four with two strikeouts.
Roster Move: Melky Cabrera was assigned to Dunedin for rehab.
Jon Berti – 1/4, 2B, K
Melky Cabrera – 1/4, 2 K
Mike Crouse – 3/3, BB, SB, PO, CS
Derrick Chung – 0/4
K.C. Hobson – 0/4
Marcus Knecht – 0/3
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, 2 K, 2 E
Nick Baligod – 0/2
Peter Mooney – 1/3, PO, CS
Kyle Drabek – 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Scott Copeland – L, 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
John Anderson – 1 2/3 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mike Crouse
Lansing Lugnuts (37-53)
The Lansing Lugnuts got back on the winning side of the ledger by making fewer mistakes than the Peoria Chiefs to win 4-3. Ben White had a solid start for the Lugnuts, going six and a third innings and giving up three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Tucker Donahue got the win, however, with one and two-thirds scoreless relief and Arik Sikula earned his eleventh save with a clean ninth inning. Dwight Smith, Jr. did the damage with the bat, hitting his fourth home run of the year as part of a two-for-four day in which he also scored two runs and stole his seventeenth base of the season. Leadoff man Dalton Pompey also stole a base, his twenty-eighth while Chris Hawkins and “Mighty Mouse” Jorge Flores each hit a double.
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, R, K, SB
Emilio Guerrero – 0/2, R, 2 BB, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K, SB
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, RBI, K
Jason Leblebijian – 1/3, K, CS
Chris Hawkins – 1/4, 2B, 2 K
Jorge Flores – 1/3, 2B, BB, K
Seth Conner – 0/4, K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, 2 K
Ben White – 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Tucker Donahue – W, 1 2/3 IP, 1K
Arik Sikula – S, 1 IP
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dwight Smith, Jr.
Vancouver Canadians (18-10)
July 11 Game:
The Vancouver Canadians shut-out the Boise Hawks 4-0 on Thursday night. The pitching was outstanding, getting a piggy-backed game from two of the Jays’ 2013 draft picks, Matt Dermody and Scott Silverstein. Dermody started and went five innings, giving up only three hits and striking out three while Silverstein also gave up three hits and struck out three in his four innings. The club got single hits from all of the starters except for DH Daniel Klein and right fielder Ian Parmley stole his team-high twelfth base. Chaz Frank had the only extra-base hit of the game for the Canadians to go along with his walk and run scored.
Chaz Frank – 1/3, R, 2B, BB, K, CS
Dickie Thon – 1/3, R, RBI, 2 K
L.B. Dantzler – 1/3, RBI, BB, K
Jordan Leyland – 1/4, K
Daniel Klein – 0/4, RBI, K
Michael Reeves – 1/3
Andy Fermin – 1/3
David Harris – 1/3, K
Ian Parmley – 1/3, R, K, SB
Matt Dermody – W, 5 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Scott Silverstein – S, 4 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Matt Dermody and Scott Silverstein
July 12 Game:
The Vancouver Canadians won again, getting eight runs on only seven hits and survived committing four errors on the way to defeating the Boise Hawks 8-4 on Friday. Kyle Anderson had an excellent start, going five scoreless innings and giving up just five hits and two walks. Both runs came off of Joe Spano who surrendered them on only two hits (one run was allowed by Matt Johnson who couldn’t strand the inherited runner on the bases). The final two runs were unearned off of Jonathan Kountis in the ninth inning. Jordan Leyland had the big bat for the C’s, going two for four with two doubles and driving in four runs. David Harris went two for three and Dickie Thon scored two runs and drove in another by going oh for one with three walks.
Chaz Frank – 1/4, R, K
Dickie Thon – 0/1, 2 R, RBI, 3 BB, SB, E
L.B. Dantzler – 0/3, R, BB, K, E
Jordan Leyland – 2/4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, K
Daniel Klein – 0/2, RBI, BB, 2 K, SF
Brenden Kalfus – 1/4, K, 2 E
Dan Arcila – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K, SB
Christian Vasquez – 1/4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
David Harris – 2/3, R, K
Kyle Anderson – W, 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Joe Spano – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 K
Matt Johnson – 1/3 IP, 1 H
Tim Brechbuehler – 1 IP
Jonathan Kountis – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 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 (10-8)
Game postponed due wet grounds.
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (8-8)
The GCL Blue Jays lost to the GCL Yankees1 team on Friday 7-1 despite racking up twelve hits. The Jays got pitching from several 2013 draftees, a 2013 undrafted free agent, and a Venezuelan international free agent (signed in 2011). Jesus Tinoco (the Venezuelan) started and gave the Jays two solid innings, giving up one run on a hit and a walk and struck out four. Daniel Lietz (2013 5th rounder) pitched three innings but gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk and also struck out four. Conner Greene (2013 7th rounder) went two more innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out one and Pickering, Ontario native Sean Ratcliffe (2013 18th rounder) made his pro debut and pitched an inning, giving up one unearned run on one hit. Undrafted free agent Corey Gorman pitched the ninth inning and gave up two hits but didn’t allow a run. The offense only managed to get one run (driving in by Thomas Collins III) but the Jays got four hits from Andres Sotillo and three from Andrew Florides.
Franklin Barreto – 1/5, 2B
Rolando Segovia – 1/5, 2 K, E
Thomas Collins III – 1/3, RBI, 2 BB, K
Sean Hurley – 1/4, BB
Gabriel Cenas – 0/4, 2 K
Lydell Moseby – 1/3, BB, K
Andres Sotillo – 4/4, R
Josh Almonte – 0/4, K, 2 E, OF Asst.
Andrew Florides – 3/4
Jesus Tinoco – L, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Daniel Lietz – 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Conner Greene – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 1 K
Sean Ratcliffe – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER)
Corey Gorman – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andres Sotillo
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