Buffalo Bisons (49-47)
On All-Star Break.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (47-46)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats shut out their division rivals Portland Sea Dogs 5-0 on Monday. Starting pitcher Sean Nolin threw eight outstanding innings, giving up only four hits and two walks and striking out nine. Despite getting only seven hits, the offense clicked for five runs, driven by a two-for-three game by Melky Cabrera who joined the Fisher Cats today to continue his rehab assignment. Gabe Jacobo continues to be red hot, going two for three with a double and a walk while Andy Burns contributed two RBI on a double as part of a one-for-three game.
Roster Moves: Catcher A.J. Jimenez was activated of the Temporary Inactive List and returns to the team from the Futures Game in NY. Melky Cabrera was sent to New Hampshire for his rehab assignment.
Adam Loewen – 1/4, R, RBI
Melky Cabrera – 2/3, R, HR, 2 RBI
Brian Van Kirk – 0/1
A.J. Jimenez – 0/4, K
Brad Glenn – 1/4
Gabe Jacobo – 2/3, R, 2B, BB, SB
Kevin Nolan – 0/4, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/2, R, BB
Andy Burns – 1/3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Jon Talley – 0/3, K
Sean Nolin – W, 8 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 K
Chorye Spoone – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Sean Nolin
Dunedin Blue Jays (45-43)
The Dunedin Blue Jays played a double header against the St. Lucie Mets on Monday and lost both of the close games.
In Game 1, the Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning off of Tyler Ybarra to walk off with the win 4-3. Sergio Santos made the start (on Sunday), pitching a shutout inning while Aaron Sanchez only got one inning in before the rains came, giving up a home run to Matt Reynolds. Drew Hutchison made his first rehab appearance following Tommy John surgery, going two innings and struggling with his control, walking three and giving up one run on one hit while striking out two. Melky Cabrera started the game and went oh for two although the Blue Jays only had four hits including Nick Baligod’s first home run of the season. Marcus Knecht drove in a run with a base hit while Matt Newman doubled and scored and Derrick Chung drove in the third run.
Game 2 was a 4-2 loss to the Mets and featured another start from Sergio Santos who only lasted two-thirds of an inning this time, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks. Jesse Hernandez followed him and pitched three and a third solid innings, giving up a run on four hits and two walks but was still charged with the loss. The Blue Jays only managed to get six hits in Game 2, including two from Jon Berti who also stole two bases, giving him an even forty on the season.
Roster Moves: Drew Hutchison was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays for a rehab assignment. Jesse Hernandez was activated from the temporarily inactive list.
Game 1 (completion of suspended game from July 14):
Jon Berti – 0/3
Melky Cabrera – 0/2
Marcus Knecht – 1/1, RBI
Mike Crouse – 0/3, 2 K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3
Nick Baligod – 1/2, R, HR, RBI, BB
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, K, E
Matt Newman – 1/3, R, 2B
Derrick Chung – 1/3, R, RBI
Peter Mooney – 0/2, BB
Sergio Santos – 1 IP
Aaron Sanchez – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 HR
Drew Hutchison – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Dayton Marze – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Tyler Ybarra – L, 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Nick Baligod
Jon Berti – 2/4, R, 2 SB
Peter Mooney – 0/3, BB, 2 SB
Mike Crouse – 1/2, 2 BB, K, SB
K.C. Hobson – 0/2, RBI, BB
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, 2 K, E
Nick Baligod – 0/3, BB, K
Oliver Dominguez – 1/3, BB, CS
Pierce Rankin – 0/2, BB, K, PB
Shane Opitz – 1/2, R, BB, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jon Berti
Lansing Lugnuts (38-55)
The Lansing Lugnuts let their bats do the talking in a 10-6 win over the Burlington Bees on Monday. The team had eleven hits and three home runs in the victory with blasts by Santiago Nessy (his third of the year), Kevin Patterson (his fourteenth of the year) and Kellen Sweeney (his fourth of the year). Sweeney broke out in a big way for the Lugnuts, having been mired in a slump that saw him have one hit in his last nine games before Monday. Last night, however, it was a different story with Sweeney going four for four with the home run and three RBI. Javier Avendano only lasted three and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four. Justin Jackson came in for two and a third solid innings of relief, shutting the Bees down on two hits and a walk. Dalton Pompey extended his hit-streak to seven games with a double and RBI in the game.
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, 2B, RBI, K
Emilio Guerrero – 0/4, RBI
Christian Lopes – 0/4
Kevin Patterson – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Jason Leblebijian – 1/3, 2 R, BB
Santiago Nessy – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, R, 3B, BB, K
Chris Hawkins – 1/2, 3 R, RBI, BB
Kellen Sweeney – 4/4, R, HR, 3 RBI
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kellen Sweeney
Vancouver Canadians (18-10)
Late night game summaries for the Vancouver Canadians will appear two days after the game day.
Bluefield Blue Jays (12-9)
The Bluefield Blue Jays almost completed a comeback in a 7-6 loss to the Pulaski Mariners. The pitching wasn’t strong, with starter Zak Wasilewski surrendering two runs in his three innings of work on five hits and two walks, but the bright side was that he struck out five. 2013 draftee Tim Mayza gave up four runs (two were earned) on six hits and no walks in his two and two-thirds innings while Joe Lovecchio gave up the final run in his inning and a third. Brett Barber pitched a clean eighth, striking out two. Second baseman Tim Locastro had a good game, going two for four with a double, a run scored and two RBI while Jonathan Davis also drove in a pair. Jesus Gonzalez had a two-for-four game with a double and an RBI.
Roster Note: OF Nico Taylor was demoted to Bluefield from Vancouver and OF Melvin Garcia was promoted from Bluefield to Vancouver.
D.J. Davis – 1/5, R, RBI, 4 K
Tim Locastro – 2/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Jonathan Davis – 1/4, 2 RBI, K
Mitch Nay – 0/4, K, E
Dawel Lugo – 0/3, BB, K
Matt Dean – 0/4, 3 K
Jorge Saez – 0/3, R, BB, 3 K, SB
Jesus Gonzalez – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, K
D.J. Jones – 1/2, 2 R, K, SB
John Silviano – 0/1
Zak Wasilewski – 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K
Tim Mayza – L, 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 K
Joe Lovecchio – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K
Brett Barber – 1 IP, 2 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Tim Locastro
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (8-9)
Game suspended due to rain.
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