Chase DeJong makes his pitch in Bluefield, West Virginia on July 20, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue

Some Great Pitching: July 30 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (56-53)

Despite getting outhit by the Columbus Clippers, the Buffalo Bisons rode Justin Germano‘s outstanding outing to win 1-0 on Tuesday. Germano went seven and two-thirds innings, giving up only five hits and a walk while striking out five and catcher Sean Ochinko drove in Andy LaRoche with a sacrifice fly to pick up the only RBI of the game.

Hitting:

Kevin Pillar – 0/4, K
Anthony Gose – 0/4, K
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, 2 K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, 2 K
Moises Sierra – 1/3, 2 K, OF Asst.
Andy LaRoche – 0/2, R, BB, K
Ryan Goins – 1/3, 2B
Sean Ochinko – 1/2, RBI, SF
Munenori Kawasaki – 0/2

Pitching:

Justin Germano – W, 7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K
Tommy Hottovy – 1/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Brad Lincoln – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Justin Germano

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-55)

Drew Hutchison couldn’t stop the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ losing streak which has now reached seven games with a 9-7 loss to the Bowie Baysox. Hutchison, making his first Double-A start of the year, only lasted three and a third innings, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk. Outfielder Kenny Wilson, making his first start back for the Fisher Cats since an injury back in April, celebrated his return with a two-for-four night that included a home run, three runs scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base. Adam Loewen and catcher Jack Murphy each had two hits.

Roster Moves: IF Lance Zawadzki was sent down to New Hampshire from Buffalo, RHP Drew Hutchison was assigned to NH to continue his rehab assignment and IF Amadeo Zazueta was placed on the DL retroactive to July 28.

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson – 2/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB
Andy Burns – 0/4, RBI, BB, 2 K
A.J. Jimenez – 0/4, 2 RBI, SF
Brad Glenn – 1/5, 3 K
Adam Loewen – 2/4, BB
Kevin Nolan – 1/5, 2B
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4 , R
Lance Zawadzki – 1/4, R
Jack Murphy – 2/4, 2 R, RBI, 2 K

Pitching:

Drew Hutchison – 3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Tyson Brummett – L, 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HR
Dustin Antolin – 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB
Randy Boone – 1 1/3 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kenny Wilson

Dunedin Blue Jays (52-50)

The Dunedin Blue Jays went back to their winning ways with a 2-1 victory over the Bradenton Marauders. Scott Copeland won his ninth game by scattering eight hits over eight innings to give up just one run and strikeout eight on the night. Nick Baligod went three for four with a run and Oliver Dominguez went two for four on the night. Jon Berti drove in a run with a double, as did Matt Newman and Marcus Knecht hit a double and scored.

Hitting:

Jon Berti – 1/4, 2B, RBI, K
Shane Opitz – 0/4
Mike Crouse – 0/4, 3 K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3, BB
Marcus Knecht – 1/3, R, 2B, K
Matt Newman – 1/4, 2B, RBI, K, OF Asst.
Oliver Dominguez – 2/4
Chris Schaeffer – 1/4, K
Nick Baligod – 3/4, R

Pitching:

Scott Copeland – W, 8 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 8 K
Ajay Meyer – S, 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Scott Copeland

Lansing Lugnuts (45-61)

The Lansing Lugnuts didn’t get no-hit but they were shut out by the South Bend Silver Hawks 4-0 on Tuesday. Daniel Norris made the start and racked up the strikeouts (six in his four innings) but gave up six hits and one walk to surrender three runs, more than enough to overpower the offense. Emilio Guerrero, Dwight Smith, Jr. and Carlos Ramirez all had three hits on the night while Smith added a stolen base and an outfield assist.

Roster Notes: P Eric Brown was promoted from Vancouver to Lansing and SS Jason Leblebijian was activated off the DL.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 0/4, K
Emilio Guerrero – 2/4, K, CS
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 2/4, SB, OF Asst.
Christian Lopes – 0/3, BB
Jordan Leyland – 0/4, K
Santiago Nessy – 0/4, 2 K
Carlos Ramirez – 2/3, E
Chris Hawkins – 0/3
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, K, E

Pitching:

Daniel Norris – L, 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Efrain Nieves – 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 7 K
Tucker Donahue – 2/3 IP
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Efrain Nieves and Dwight Smith, Jr.

Vancouver Canadians (25-19)

July 29 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians couldn’t hold on to a 3-1 lead over the Eugene Emeralds, ultimately losing 5-3. The biggest story was the excellent start by Ladner, B.C. native Tom Robson who makes his first start in Short-Season-A ball after a promotion from Bluefield. Robson went five and two-thirds innings giving up only one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out four. Robson had ten groundouts and only three fly outs on the evening’s work. Justin Atkinson had a very good game, going two for four with a double and three RBI while Michael Reeves had another oh-fer and L.B. Dantzler went one for two with two walks.

Roster Notes: LHP Shane Dawson was promoted from Bluefield and Eric Brown went to Lansing.

Hitting:

Chaz Frank – 0/4
Dickie Thon – 1/2, R, BB, CS
L.B. Dantzler – 1/2, R, 2 BB, K, E
Andy Fermin – 0/3, R, BB, K
Justin Atkinson – 2/4, 2B, 3 RBI, K
Michael Reeves – 0/4, E
Brenden Kalfus – 1/4, K
Christian Vazquez – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Ian Parmley – 0/4

Pitching:

Tom Robson – 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Colton Turner – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Justin James – L, 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Tom Robson

Bluefield Blue Jays (25-13)

The Bluefield Blue Jays got a little bit of everything in a 5-0 win over the Danville Braves. Chase DeJong showed some more dominance by going four innings, giving up five hits and striking out seven and Alvido Jimenez picked up the win with two innings of one-hit ball in which he struck out five. Phil Kish made his Bluefield debut with two scoreless innings and Francisco Gracesqui finished the game off with an inning. Matt Dean had a two hit game with a double and a home run while Mitch Nay hit another home run (his team-leading seventh) of his own, a three-run shot.

Roster Note: LHP Shane Dawson was promoted to Vancouver.

 

Hitting:

D.J. Davis – 1/3, R, BB, K
Timothy Locastro – 1/2, R, BB
Nico Taylor – 1/4, R, 2B, RBI, K
Mitch Nay – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K
Dawel Lugo – 0/4, K
Matt Dean – 2/4, R, 2B, HR, RBI, K
Derrick Loveless – 0/4, 2 K
Jorge Saez – 0/3, K
John Silviano – 1/2
Lydell Moseby – 1/1

Pitching:

Chase DeJong – 4 IP, 5 H, 7 K
Alvido Jimenez – 2 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Phil Kish – 2 IP, 1 K
Francisco Gracesqui – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Matt Dean and Chase DeJong

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (15-17)

The GCL Blue Jays lost their second straight game to the Yankees1 team 9-5 on Tuesday. It wasn’t a good day for 2013 Jays draft picks. Eleventh round pick Jacob Brentz made his pro debut but probably could have wished for better results his first time out. He didn’t record an out and walked three batters and gave up a hit, getting charged for all four runs. Daniel Lietz (fifth round pick this year) gave up two runs on five hits in his three innings and Conner Greene (seventh round pick) gave up three runs in four innings. Franklin Barreto had his first multi-hit game in a while, going three for five with an RBI and a stolen base while Edwin Fuentes continues his hot streak by going two for four with a run and an RBI.

Hitting:
Franklin Barreto – 3/5, RBI, K, SB
Thomas Collins III – 1/5, R, 3B, 2 K
John Tolisano – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Rowdy Tellez – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K, E
Edwin Fuentes – 2/4, R, RBI, K
Dan Jansen – 0/4, RBI, PB
Andres De Aza – 0/2, RBI, BB, 2 K, SF
Josh Almonte – 0/4, R, 2 K
Rolando Segovia – 0/2, K
Will Dupont – 0/2, K

Pitching:

Conner Greene – L, 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jacob Brentz – 0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 3 BB
Jose Fernandez – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Daniel Lietz – 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB
Drew Permison – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Franklin Barreto

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