Aug 17, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Mike McCoy (18) celebrates with catcher Jeff Mathis (6) after defeating the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Rangers 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Stroman Ks 8, Schimpf Blasts 2: August 22 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (67-64)

The Bisons lost again, getting very little offense in a 5-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. With the promotion of shortstop Ryan Goins to the Blue Jays (to replace the injured Maicer Izturis), the entire Bisons outfield from just a few weeks ago plus their starting shortstop and second baseman are now in Toronto. Ryan Langerhans, who had been released by the Bisons upon Kevin Pillar‘s promotion from New Hampshire, was resigned and took to center field between Ricardo Nanita in left and Brad Glenn in right. Glenn, Langerhans, catcher Mike Nickeas, shortstop Mike McCoy and DH Mauro Gomez (just activated off the DL) each had a hit in the loss. Ricky Romero started and gave up all five runs on nine hits and a walk in five and a third innings but the positive signs were just one the walk to go with six strikeouts. Mickey Storey, Joel Carreno and John Stilson combined to pitch the final three and two-thirds innings for Buffalo.

Roster Moves: In addition to Pillar, Gose and Sierra being promoted to the Blue Jays, the big league club also called up Ryan Goins, activated Mauro Gomez from the DL, assigned OF Ryan Langerhans to Buffalo and optioned Thad Weber back to Buffalo.

 

Hitting:

Mike McCoy – 1/3, 2B, K
Jim Negrych – 0/3
Ricardo Nanita – 0/3, RBI, SF
Mauro Gomez – 1/3, BB, K
Clint Robinson – 0/3, BB, K
Andy LaRoche – 0/4, 3 K
Ryan Langerhans – 1/4, 2B, K
Brad Glenn – 1/4, K
Mike Nickeas – 1/3, R, 2B, K

Pitching:

Ricky Romero – L, 5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
Mickey Storey – 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 3 K
John Stilson – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: None

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (64-65)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats brought out the bats and beat up on the Reading Fightin Phils 12-4. Marcus Stroman took the ball and threw five and two-thirds strong innings, giving up two runs (including one home run) on five hits and two walks and picked up eight strikeouts. Randy Boone and Matt Wright each gave up another run. There was much to tell about the offense. Only Kenny Wilson failed to get a hit and Adam Loewen led the way with a three-for-four game with a walk, two singles, a home run, three RBI, and four runs scored. Ryan Schimpf blasted two home runs and drove in four (also taking a walk) and Kevin Nolan had a pair of hits and scored three runs.

Hitting:

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

Pitching:

Marcus Stroman – W, 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR
Randy Boone – 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HR
Matt Wright – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Dayton Marze – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Adam Loewen

Dunedin Blue Jays (59-61)

Game postponed due to rain (again).

Roster Move: OF Jonathan Jones was activated from the 7-Day DL.

 

Lansing Lugnuts (56-73)

The Lansing Lugnuts fell again to the Great Lakes Loons, this time by a 2-0 score. Kendall Graveman had a strong start, giving up the Loons’ two runs (only one was earned) on five hits and struck out one in five innings. Efrain Nieves and Ian Kadish finished off the game. The Lugnuts managed to get seven hits including three by the red-hot Emilio Guerrero who also stole a base.

Hitting:

Dalton Pompey – 1/4
Emilio Guerrero – 3/4, SB
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, K
Christian Lopes – 1/4, K, E
Jordan Leyland – 0/4, 2 K
Santiago Nessy – 1/3, 2B, K
Daniel Klein – 0/3, K
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, K
Jason Leblebijian – 0/2, BB

Pitching:

Kendall Graveman – L, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, 1 K
Efrain Nieves – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Ian Kadish – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Emilio Guerrero

Vancouver Canadians (34-31)

August 21 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians lost by a big margin in a 10-2 loss to the Everett Aquasox on Wednesday. None of the pitchers emerged unscathed in the ten-run, seventeen-hit barrage from the Aquasox. Justin Games started and only lasted two innings but not before he gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits. Alonzo Gonzalez gave up seven hits over four innings and gave up three runs (two earned). Finally Joe Spano gave up two more runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four in his two innings. The offense put together nine hits and six of them came from just three players. Chaz Frank went two for two with a walk, Justin Atkinson went two for four with a run and Michael Reeves went two for three with a double.

Roster Move: P Alvido Jimenez was promoted from Bluefield.

Hitting:

Chaz Frank – 2/2, BB
Melvin Garcia – 0/1, BB, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/5 3 K
L.B. Dantzler – 0/2, BB
Shaun Valeriote – 0/2, K
Andy Fermin – 0/5
Justin Atkinson – 2/4, R, K, E
Michael Reeves – 2/3, 2B, PB
Matt Hitt – 0/0, R
Brenden Kalfus – 0/3, BB, K
Dan Arcila – 1/4, K
Ian Parmley – 1/4, RBI

Pitching:

Justin James – L, 2 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 1 K
Alonzo Gonzalez – 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Joe Spano – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Michael Reeves and Chaz Frank

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

Bluefield Blue Jays (39-20)

The Bluefield Blue Jays got blown out by the Kingsport Mets 7-0 on Thursday. Starter Brady Dragmire and reliever Mark Biggs each gave up three runs although Biggs accomplished that in just one inning of work while Dragmire surrendered his runs over the course of five innings. Tim Mayza worked two scoreless innings for Bluefield. The offense only managed to get six hits including two for Jonathan Davis (including a double) and two for Angel Rojas.

Roster Move: P Alvido Jimenez was promoted to the Vancouver Canadians.

Hitting:

D.J. Davis – 0/4, 2 K
Jonathan Davis – 2/4, 2B, K
Franklin Barreto – 0/4, 2 K, E
Mitch Nay – 0/4, K
Matt Dean – 1/4, K
Nico Taylor – 0/3
Derrick Loveless – 1/4, K
Angel Rojas – 2/3
Andres Sotillo – 0/3

Pitching:

Brady Dragmire – L, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 4 K, 2 HR
Mark Biggs – 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 HR
Tim Mayza – 2 IP, 2 K
Justin D’Alessandro – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jonathan Davis

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (25-29)

The GCL Blue Jays continue their climb towards the .500 mark with a 2-1 win against the GCL Yankees2 squad in ten innings. The Blue Jays only had four hits including a double from Rowdy Tellez, a single from Andres De Aza and a pair of hits from Edwin Fuentes. The 2013 draftees pitched much better this time out with Conner Greene (seventh round) giving up just two hits in four innings and Daniel Lietz (fifth round) walking two and striking out two in three innings. Francisco Diaz gave up the only run (unearned) in his two innings of work and Jose Fernandez pitched the tenth for the save.

Hitting:

Rolando Segovia – 0/5, R, K
Richard Urena – 0/5, 2 K, E
Thomas Collins III – 0/3, BB, K, SB
Rowdy Tellez – 1/4, 2B, RBI, BB
Dan Jansen – 0/3, R, K
Sean Hurley – 0/4, 3 K
Edwin Fuentes – 2/4, RBI
Andres De Aza – 1/3, 2 K
Daniel Devonshire – 0/1
Josh Almonte – 0/3, BB, K

Pitching:

Conner Greene – 4 IP, 2 H
Daniel Lietz – 3 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
Francisco Diaz – W, 2 IP, 1 R (0 ER), BB, 2 K
Jose Fernandez – S, 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Conner Greene and Daniel Lietz

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