Matt Dean of the Bluefield Blue Jays swings at a pitch in Bluefield, WV on July 20, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue

Matt Dean is Coming Into His Own: August 19 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (67-63)

The Buffalo Bisons let one get away by only getting three hits as a team in a 3-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Only Clint Robinson, Brad Glenn and A.J. Jimenez (all three of whom started in Double-A New Hampshire) had hits and only Jimenez hit a double. Kyle Drabek got the start for the Bisons and gave up two runs in his four innings while Bobby Korecky gave up the third run over his three innings.

Hitting:

Mike McCoy – 0/2, 2 BB, CS
Ryan Goins – 0/3
Moises Sierra – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Clint Robinson – 1/3, BB, K
Andy LaRoche – 0/3, BB, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/4, 3 K
Brad Glenn – 1/3, BB, K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4, K
A.J. Jimenez – 1/3, 2B

Pitching:

Kyle Drabek – L, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Bobby Korecky – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Tommy Hottovy – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: None

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-64)

In a close game, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats came up on the wrong side of a 3-2 score against the Portland Sea Dogs. Chad Jenkins got the start for the Fisher Cats and went four strong innings, giving up only two unearned runs over four innings on three hits while striking out four. Randy Boone surrendered the third run on two hits and two walks in his two innings while Evan Crawford and Tyson Brummett each pitched an inning to finish the game. Andy Burns and Adam Loewen combined to produce the team’s two runs with Loewen driving Burns in twice. Each of them had two hits on the night and Burns added a stolen base.

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson – 0/4, K
Andy Burns – 2/4 2 R, SB, E
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, 2 K, SB, E
Adam Loewen – 2/4, 2 RBI, K, PO, CS
Kevin Ahrens – 0/3, BB
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4
Jack Murphy – 0/3
John Tolisano – 1/3, SB
Amadeo Zazueta – 1/3, E

Pitching:

Chad Jenkins – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 4 K
Randy Boone – L, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Evan Crawford – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Tyson Brummett – 1 IP, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andy Burns

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-61)

Scheduled Off Day

Lansing Lugnuts (55-71)

Ben White and the Lansing Lugnuts got lit up on Monday, losing 9-3 to the Lake County Captains. In his first really bad start since June 21, White still managed to go five and a third innings but gave up seven runs on thirteen hits including two home runs. Chad Girodo (despite giving up an inherited runner) went two and two-thirds scoreless innings and gave up just two hits. Griffin Murphy was charged with the last two runs (only one was earned) in his inning of work giving up two hits and walking a pair. The offense only managed four hits including two from Santiago Nessy who continues his hot streak. Emilio Guerrero went one for three (with two stolen bases and a walk) to extend his hitting streak to fourteen games.

Hitting:

Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4, 2B, K
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3, R, BB, 2 SB, E
Christian Lopes – 0/4, 2 K
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, R, 2 K
Jordan Leyland – 0/3, R, BB, K
Santiago Nessy – 2/4, RBI
Chris Hawkins – 0/3, BB, K, CS
Carlos Ramirez – 0/3, K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/3, K

Pitching:

Ben White – L, 5 1/3 IP, 13 H, 7 R, 2 K, 2 HR
Chad Girodo – 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Griffin Murphy – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Santiago Nessy

Vancouver Canadians (32-30)

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Bluefield Blue Jays (39-18)

The Bluefield Blue Jays gave up four runs in the second inning but fans needn’t have worried as the Appalachian League powerhouse went out and scored five in the third and three in the fifth (on only five total hits) to beat the Pulaski Mariners 8-4. Starter Zak Wasilewski went four and a third innings, giving up all four runs (two unearned) on seven hits but he also struck out six batters. Alvido Jimenez took home the win and gave up just one hit and one walk in two and two-thirds innings while striking out four. Yeyfry Del Rosario and Phil Kish each pitched a shutout inning to finish the game. Matthew Dean and Mitch Nay anchored the offense. Nay hit a double and walked and scored twice and drove in three while Dean drove in four by going deep with a huge home run and also doubled to increase his team-leading batting average to .328 on the season.

 

Hitting:

D.J. Davis – 1/3, R, BB, K
Alexis Maldonado – 0/3, R, BB, K
Franklin Barreto – 0/3, R, RBI, BB, 2 K, E
Mitch Nay – 1/3, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
Matt Dean – 2/3, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB
Jorge Saez – 0/4, 2 K, PB
Angel Rojas – 0/4, K
D.J. Jones – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K
Jesus Gonzalez – 1/3, R, BB, K

Pitching:

Zakery Wasilewski – 4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R (2 ER), 6 K
Alvido Jimenez – W, 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Phil Kish – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Matt Dean

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (23-28)

The GCL Blue Jays went on the road and won a 7-6 game over the Tigers by scoring a run in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Canadian Nathan DeSouza to break the tie. The outfielders were the big contributors on offense. As usual, Boomer Collins had a solid game, going two for five with a stolen base while Sean Hurley went two for four with a double, two runs scored and two RBI and DeSouza had a pair of hits (including a triple) to go with two RBI and a walk. Gabriel Cenas got on base three times, going one for three with two walks, an RBI and a run scored but made an error in the field (this time at third base). Dan Jansen had a solid game too, with a double and two walks in five plate appearances. As far as the pitchers went, Matt Smoral got the start and had one of his better outings of the year, going three innings and giving up one run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Alejandro Solarte went two innings and gave up two unearned runs on four hits while Oscar Cabrera got smacked around, giving up three runs on seven hits in his two innings. Finally, Jose Fernandez closed out the game with two scoreless innings.

Hitting:

Thomas Collins III – 2/5, R, K, SB
Rolando Segovia – 1/4, R, BB, 2 K
Gabriel Cenas – 1/3, R, RBI, 2 BB, E
Rowdy Tellez – 0/4, BB, K
Dan Jansen – 1/3, R, 2B, 2 BB, PB
Will Dupont – 0/0, R
Sean Hurley – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Nathan DeSouza – 2/4, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Daniel Devonshire – 1/5, RBI, 2 K
Andrew Florides – 0/3, BB, 3 K
Edwin Fuentes – 0/1, K

Pitching:

Matthew Smoral – 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Alejandro Solarte – 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER)
Oscar Cabrera – 2 IP, 7 H, 3 R
Jose Fernandez – W, 2 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Nathan DeSouza

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