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Blue Jays Minor League Report: Aaron Sanchez spotty with command


Buffalo Bisons (6-3)

Dan Johnson hit a three-run homer and Juan Francisco singled and walked twice but a 12th inning error by Brett Carroll ended up costing Buffalo the game. Sean Nolin started strong but unraveled in the fourth and finished with five walks, however he did strike out seven in five frames. Six of the Bisons nine starters were held without a hit with Johnson’s homer the team’s only extra base hit.

Anthony Gose – 0/5, BB, 2 K, SB
Steven Tolleson – 0/5, RBI, BB, K
Juan Francisco – 1/4, 2 BB, K
Dan Johnson – 1/5, HR, 3 RBI, K
Mike Nickeas – 0/1
Kevin Pillar – 0/5
Chris Getz – 0/5, K
Brett Carroll – 1/4, BB, 2 K
Jack Murphy 0/2, 2 BB
Matt Tuiasosopo – 0/1
Munenori Kawasaki – 0/4, BB

Sean Nolin – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 7 K
Mickey Storey – 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, K
John Stilson – 2.0 IP, H, BB
Rob Rasmussen – 2.0 IP, 2 H, BB, K
Chad Jenkins – 1.0 IP, H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, K (L)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3-7)

Aaron Sanchez had his worst outing of the season and walked four batters and hit three others. The game wasn’t shown on MiLB.TV but Chris Mellen of Baseball Prospectus provided these notes about Sanchez on Twitter.

Sanchez has been spotting his fastball early on but it’s not entirely surprising to see him struggle with command and control, which has been his M.O. to date. It will be interesting to see how he fares his next time out.

Ryan Schimpf doubled, Mike Crouse hit his league-leading fourth triple and Kenny Wilson stole a base but the Fisher Cats offense was held off the scoreboard in a 6-0 defeat. The ‘Cats pitching staff as a whole issued ten and hit four batters. Tony Davis was the only pitcher for New Hampshire not to allow a run and pitched 2.1 solid frames.

Kenny Wilson – 1/3, SB
Jon Berti – 1/4, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 1/3, 2B, BB, 2 K
Brad Glenn – 0/4, 2 K
Kevin Nolan – 0/4, K
Andy Burns – 0/4, K
Yusuf Carter – 1/4, 2 K
Mike Crouse – 1/3, 3B, BB, K
Jonathan Jones – 0/3

Aaron Sanchez – 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (L)
Tony Davis – 2.1 IP, 2 BB, K
Richard Bleier – 2.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, K
Wil Browning – 1.0 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB

Dunedin Blue Jays (8-2)

K.C. Hobson and Kevin Patterson both hit two-run homers and Emilio Guerrero added two hits including a double and a stolen base as Dunedin continued their winning ways with an 8-2 victory. Matt Newman had two hits, Jorge Flores doubled while Dalton Pompey added a base hit and a walk. Kramer Champlin received a spot start and was solid while Justin Jackson pitched well and threw hard to earn the win.

Dalton Pompey – 1/4, H, BB, K
Jorge Flores – 1/3, 2B, K
K.C. Hobson – 1/3, HR, 2 RBI
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, RBI, SB
Matt Newman – 2/4, K
Emilio Guerrero – 2/4, SB
Kevin Patterson – 2/4, HR, 2 RBI, SB
Derrick Chung – 0/2, 2 BB
Christian Lopes – 0/4, K

Kramer Champlin – 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB
Justin Jackson – 3.2 IP, 2 BB, 4 K (W)
Chad Girodo – 3.0 IP, BB, 2 K (S)

Lansing Lugnuts (3-7)

D.J. Davis led the way with a double, sac fly and stolen base while Dickie Thon and Carlos Ramirez also doubled but Tom Robson was roughed up for the second consecutive outing as Lansing lost 6-2. Santiago Nessy allowed two passed balls while Alonzo Gonzalez was the Lugs best pitcher, striking out four in three innings.

Dickie Thon – 1/4, 2B
D.J. Davis – 2/3, 2B, RBI, SB
Matthew Dean – 0/4, 2 K
Mitch Nay – 1/4
Dawel Lugo – 0/4, K
Justin Atkinson – 0/4
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, 2B, K
Santiago Nessy – 0/2, BB
Ian Parmley – 0/2, RBI, K

Tom Robson – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (L)
Alonzo Gonzalez – 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 K
Jimmy Cordero – 1.0 IP, H, R, 0 ER, 2 K
Scott Silverstein – 1.0 IP

All stats courtesy of MiLB.com.

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