Buffalo Bisons (70-67)
The Buffalo Bisons split a double header against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the top farm club of the Philadelphia Phillies.
In Game 1’s 5-2 victory, Drew Hutchison continued to work his way back from Tommy John surgery in game one, throwing eighty-one pitches in four and a third innings and giving up two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. John Stilson picked up the win, with one and two-thirds shutout innings and Jeremy Jeffress earned the save. The Bisons got a pair of hits (producing two RBI) from Mike McCoy as well as a pair of hits from Ryan Langerhans. While A.J. Jimenez went oh for four at the plate, he threw out the only runner who tried to steal off of him.
In Game 2, a two-run home run by Buffalo newcomer Blake Gailen put the Bisons on top but Mickey Storey gave up two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to lose the game 3-2. Gailen had an excellent game, getting both hits for the Bisons and going two for three with the home run and a stolen base. Justin Germano did what he could, going six strong innings, giving up just one run on five hits to go along with four strikeouts.
Roster Moves: Catcher Sean Ochinko was placed on the Restricted List after being suspended for 50 games for using amphetamines while Mike Nickeas was activated from the Temporarily Inactive List. RHP Bobby Korecky was placed on the Temporarily Inactive List.
Mike McCoy – 2/4, 2 RBI, K, SB
A.J. Jimenez – 0/4, K
Mauro Gomez – 0/4, 3 K
Brad Glenn – 0/2, R, BB
Andy LaRoche – 1/3, 2B, K
Ricardo Nanita – 1/2, R, BB
Luis Jimenez – 1/3, R
Ryan Langerhans – 2/3, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Blake Gailen – 0/2, RBI
Drew Hutchison – 4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
John Stilson – W, 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Jeremy Jeffress – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy – 0/2, R, BB, E
Blake Gailen – 2/3, R, HR, 2 RBI, K, SB
Mauro Gomez – 0/3
Clint Robinson – 0/3
Brad Glenn – 0/3, 2 K
Luis Jimenez – 0/3
Andy LaRoche – 0/2
Ryan Langerhans – 0/2
Mike Nickeas – 0/2, K
Justin Germano – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 K
Mickey Storey – L, 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER)
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Blake Gailen
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (66-68)
Coming down the stretch, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost a big game to the Portland Sea Dogs 10-5. Starter Marcus Walden gave up five runs (four were earned) on eight hits and two walks while Randy Boone relieved him and gave up another five runs (including two home runs). Kevin Nolan and Gabe Jacobo had great games at the plate with Nolan hitting a double and a triple and scoring two runs while Jacobo raised his Double-A batting average to .366 with a two-for-four game that included a home run and three RBI. John Tolisano also hit a home run for the Fisher Cats, a solo blast in the fifth inning.
Kenny Wilson – 0/3, 2 K, 2 E
Andy Burns – 1/4, 2 K, PO, CS
Kevin Nolan – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, 3B
Adam Loewen – 1/4, R, RBI, 3 K
Gabe Jacobo – 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI
Kevin Ahrens – 0/4, K
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4
Jack Murphy – 0/3
John Tolisano – 1/3, R, HR, RBI
Marcus Walden – 6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 5 K
Randy Boone – L, 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 K, 2 HR
Matt Wright – 2/3 IP, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Gabe Jacobo
Dunedin Blue Jays (59-63)
Game suspended due to unplayable field conditions.
Lansing Lugnuts (57-76)
The Lansing Lugnuts must have eaten their spinach before an 18-6 drubbing of the Dayton Dragons on Monday. The Lugnuts didn’t really need the assistance of the three errors that Dayton made but got seventeen hits including four home runs. Three Lugnuts had three-hit games including Dalton Pompey who scored five runs and hit two home runs, Emilio Guerrero who hit a single, a double and a two-run home run (driving in four runs) and Jordan Leyland who hit a grand slam and drove in six. Christian Lopes, Kevin Patterson and Jason Leblebijian each had a pair of singles. Chris Hawkins had the “bizarro” stat-line of the day with a one-for-one game, scoring three runs and taking four walks. Eric Brown had a very solid start and was the beneficiary of the boffo day with the bats. He went six innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on just three hits and a walk.
Dalton Pompey – 3/4, 5 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K
Emilio Guerrero – 3/6, 2 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Christian Lopes – 2/5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Kevin Patterson – 2/6, RBI, 3 K
Daniel Klein – 1/5, 3 R, BB, K
Chris Hawkins – 1/1, 3 R, 4 BB, E
Jordan Leyland – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 6 RBI, K
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, BB, 2 K, SB
Jason Leblebijian – 2/5, R, RBI, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey
Vancouver Canadians (35-34)
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Bluefield Blue Jays (40-23)
The Bluefield Blue Jays lost their fourth game of the last five 3-2 to the Greenville Astros. Alberto Tirado struggled with his control, giving up a run on two hits and three walks in his three innings while Mark Bigs and Joe Lovecchio were each charged with an unearned run in the loss. Matt Dean had a pair of hits and drove in a run as part of the Blue Jays’ nine-hit attack but Franklin Barreto was charged with two errors to go along with his single.
Franklin Barreto – 1/5, K, 2 E
D.J. Davis – 1/3
Tim Locastro – 0/3, R, BB, K, SB
Mitch Nay – 1/4, K
Matthew Dean – 2/4, R, RBI, K, 2 SB, CS
Jonathan Davis – 1/4, RBI, K
Jorge Saez – 1/4, K
Nico Taylor – 1/3, SB
Derrick Loveless – 0/1
Alexis Maldonado – 1/4, K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Matt Dean
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (27-29)
The GCL Blue Jays were eliminated from the playoffs with a 7-6 loss to the GCL Pirates on Monday. Despite featuring a pair of hits that included his first professional home run from Rowdy Tellez, the club’s six runs just weren’t enough. Richard Urena and Dan Jansen each drove in a run with a pair of hits while Will Dupont drove in three with two hits (a single and a double). Starter Jesus Tinoco was charged with five runs on nine hits in just three and two-thirds innings while Kamakani Usui took the loss.
Richard Urena – 2/4, RBI, K, E
Dan Jansen – 2/5, RBI
Gabriel Cenas – 1/5, 2 K
Rowdy Tellez – 2/5, R, HR, RBI
Edwin Fuentes – 0/1, 2 R, 3 BB, SB
Nathan DeSouza – 0/3
Andres De Aza – 0/1, K
Sean Hurley – 0/3, R, BB
Will Dupont – 2/4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K, CS
Josh Almonte – 1/4, R, 2B, K, OF Asst.
Jesus Tinoco – 3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Oscar Cabrera – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Francisco Diaz – 1 IP, 1 K
Jose Fernandez – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER)
Kamakani Usui – L, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Chad Beck – 1 IP, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez
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