Eric Brown follows through on a pitch for the Lansing Lugnuts in Midland, Michigan on August 10, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue

August 21 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (67-64)

Scheduled Off Day

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (63-65)

Despite a solid start for Marcus Walden and a three-hit game from Kevin Nolan, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost 4-2 to the Portland Sea Dogs. Walden takes the loss after going seven and two-thirds innings in which he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Nolan went three for three with a double and a walk while Ryan Schimpf went two for four with a double.

Hitting:

Kenny Wilson – 1/5, 2B, K
Andy Burns – 1/4, R, BB
Kevin Nolan – 3/3, 2B, RBI, BB
Adam Loewen – 0/4, 2 K
John Tolisano – 1/4, R, 2B, K
Kevin Ahrens – 1/4, K
Ryan Schimpf – 2/4, 2B
Jack Murphy – 1/4, RBI
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/3
Lance Zawadzki – 1/1

Pitching:

Marcus Walden – L, 7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K
Evan Crawford – 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Nolan

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-61)

Game postponed due to rain (again).

Lansing Lugnuts (56-72)

The Lansing Lugnuts seem to be unable to win low-scoring, close games against the Great Lakes Loons, losing 2-1 on Wednesday. The offense only managed five hits including one double (by Emilio Guerrero) and only one walk (by Kevin Patterson). Thunder Bay’s Eric Brown had a very good start, going six innings and giving up just one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Kramer Champlin finished the game with two innings and gave up one run of his own.

 

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 1/4, K, SB
Emilio Guerrero – 1/4, R, 2B, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4, 2 K
Christian Lopes – 1/4, RBI, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/3, BB, K
Daniel Klein – 0/4, 2 K
Chris Hawkins – 0/3, 2 K
Carlos Ramirez – 0/3
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, K

Pitching:

Eric Brown – L, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Kramer Champlin – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Eric Brown

Vancouver Canadians (34-30)

August 20 Game:

Peterborough’s Mike Reeves was the hero in the eleventh inning, driving home Dan Arcila with a single to beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2-1 in walk-off fashion. Reeves had his best game in quite a while, going three for five with the game-winning RBI. Chaz Frank went one for three with two walks and a stolen base. Kyle Anderson started for the Canadians and went seven outstanding innings, giving up just one run on four hits with six strikeouts. Garrett Pickens pitched three shutout innings and Matt Dermody stranded two in the eleventh before the Canadians scored the winner.

Hitting:

Chaz Frank – 1/3, 2 BB, SB
Dawel Lugo – 1/5, RBI, K
L.B. Dantzler – 1/5, K
Andy Fermin – 1/4, BB
Dan Arcila – 0/0, R
Justin Atkinson – 0/3, BB
Michael Reeves – 3/5, RBI
Melvin Garcia – 0/3, 2 K
Brenden Kalfus – 0/1
Christian Vazquez – 1/4
Ian Parmley – 1/4, R, SB

Pitching:

Kyle Anderson – 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 6 K
Garrett Pickens – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Matt Dermody – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Michael Reeves and Kyle Anderson

Late night Vancouver Canadians recaps will appear two days following the game.

Bluefield Blue Jays (39-19)

Scheduled Off Day

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (24-29)

The GCL Blue Jays finally beat a GCL Yankees squad (this time, it was their #2 team) in a 5-4 victory on Wednesday. Cale Wine, an undrafted free agent started and pitched three innings, giving up two unearned runs on four hits. Chad Beck continues his rehab by pitching an inning with two walks and Corey Gorman made his first appearance since August 9 and surrendered a run in his two innings while Jimmy Cordero continues to pitch well, striking out four in two and two-thirds innings while giving up a run on two hits and two walks. Shortstop Richard Urena, just promoted from the Dominican Summer League made a big impression in his first game in the U.S. by going three for five with a double and a run batted in. Andres De Aza hit his second home run of the season as part of a two-for-four game.

Hitting:

Thomas Collins III – 0/4, BB
Richard Urena – 3/5, 2B, RBI, E
Gabriel Cenas – 0/4, RBI, SF
Rowdy Tellez – 0/3, BB
Michael De La Cruz – 1/4, RBI, PB
Koby Kraemer – 0/4
Andres De Aza – 2/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Andrew Florides – 0/0, R
Josh Almonte – 1/3, R
Will Dupont – 1/2, 2 R, 2 BB

Pitching:

Cale Wine – 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 K
Chad Beck – 1 IP, 2 BB
Corey Gorman – 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K
Jimmy Cordero – W, 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
Kamakani Usui – S, 1/3 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andres De Aza

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