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Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Romero walks 9 in Bisons loss


Buffalo Bisons (21-17)
The Bisons dropped both games of the doubleheader on Friday. Ricky Romero started game 1 and Kyle Drabek started game 2. Neither pitchers pitched well.
Game 1
The Bisons lost 4-1 in a 7 inning affair. Romero throw 74 pitches over 2.2 IP and only managed to throw 25 strikes. Romero only allowed 2 runs but issued 9 free passes, not sure why he is still pitching for a AAA team.
Andy LaRoche playing in his 2nd game since returning and got the Bisons only extra base hit. The Bisons only got 2 hits and were 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
Darin Mastroianni- 0/3
Ryan Goins- 0/4, K
Matt Tuiasosopo 0/4, 3K
Dan Johnson- 0/1, 2BB
Jared Goedert- 1/3, K
Brett Carroll- 0/3
Andy LaRoche- 1/3, R, 2B(2), K
Mike Nickeas- 0/1, 2BB, K
Jonathan Diaz- 0/1, K

Ricky Romero (L, 0-2)- 2.2IP, 2R, 9BB, 2K
Austin Bibens-Dirkx- 2.1IP, 2K
Chad Jenkins- 1.0IP, 3H, 2R
Ryan Rowland-Smith- 1.0IP, K

Game 2
The Bisons bats showed up for the 2nd game of the doubleheader but it wasn’t enough as the Bisons lost 9-3 in another 7 inning game.
Kyle Drabek lost his third game of the year by allowing 8 runs on 12 hits but didn’t walk a batter. Drabek pounded the strike zone with 53 of his 77 pitches going for strikes. Drabek was able to induce 7 ground outs and only one fly out but gave up too many hits. Bobby Korecky has now made 16 appearances and pitched 25.0 inning without allowing a run.Korecky has 26 strike outs in those 25 inning while only issuing 6 free passes…..keep up the great work Korecky.

The Bisons offence was lead by a good day from Andy LaRoche’s 2/3 day and Dan Johnson’s 8th home run.

Darin Mastroianni- 0/4, K
Ryan Goins- 1/3, BB, E(2)
Matt Tuiasosopo-0/4
Dan Johnson- 1/2, R, HR(8), RBI(29), BB
Jared Goedert- 1/4
Brad Glenn- 1/3, R, K
Andy LaRoche- 2/3, R, 2B(3)
Jack Murphy -1/3,RBI(2)
Munenori Kawasaki- 1/2, BB, K, SB(1)

Kyle Drabek (L, 3-3)- 5.0IP, 12H, 8R, 3K
Ryan Tepera- 1.0IP, 2H, R, K
Bobby Korecky- 1.0IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-24)
The Fisher Cats were dropped 8-6 to loss their past 5 games and 8 of 10. Kenny Wilson collected 2 hits, one being his 2nd triple of the year. Andy Fermin hit his 2nd home run and collected 4RBI on a grand slam.

Scott Copeland was able to induce 10 groundballs in 6.0IP while getting 3 fly balls. Dustin Antolin was charged with a blown save and his 2nd loss as he allowed 3 runs on 5 hits.

Jon Berti- 1/5, R, 2K

Kenny Wilson- 2/5, R, 3B(2), 2K

A.J. Jimenez- 0/3, R, K

Ryan Schimpf-0/4, 2K

Mike Crouse- 0/3, R, BB, 2K

Andy Burns- 1/3, R, BB, K, E(8)

Andy Fermin- 1/3, R, HR(2), 4RBI(6)

Gabe Jacobo- 0/4, 4K

Peter Mooney- 0/4, K, E(2)

Scott Copeland- 6.0IP, 5H, 4R, 3BB, 3K

Richard Bleier- 1.1IP, 2H, R, BB

Dustin Antolin (BS, 2)(L, 0-2)- 0.1IP, 5H, 3R, K

Tony Davis- 1.1IP, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (29-11)

The D-Jays won a close one 3-2 for their 29th win. Four D-Jays had a 2-hit game as the team was able to collect 10 hits and 5 walks. The D-Jays were 3 for 10 with runner in scoring positions and didn’t hit one extra base hit. Derrick Chung continues his hot streak with a 2-hit game and is now hitting .364 with 14 hits in his past 10. Another D-Jay that is swinging a hot bay is Jorge Flores, who is hitting .353 with 5 multi-hit games in the past 10 games.


Daniel Norris dominated with a 4 hit performance. Norris has not allowed more than 1 ER in 7 starts and owns a 0.90ERA. Norris did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground with 8 groundouts and 4 flyouts.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/3, BB, K

Nick Baligod- 2/5, K

K.C. Hobson- 2/5, R, RBI(33)

Marcus Knecht- 1/2, R, 3BB, SB(4)

Emilio Guerrero- 1/4, K

Derrick Chung- 2/3, 2RBI(7), BB, K, CS(2)

Kellen Sweeny- 0/4, 2K

Gustavo Pierre- 0/4, 2K

Jorge Flores- 2/4, R

 

Daniel Norris- 6.2IP, 4H, R, BB, 6K

Chad Girodo- 0.2IP, H, R, K

Wil Browning (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)-0.2IP, K

Arik Sikula (S, 12)- 1.0IP, 3K

Lansing Lugnuts (19-21)

The Lugnuts dropped 3rd straight, lossing 13-2 to Dayton. Tom Robson lost his 4th game and was hit with his first bad start in 4 games. Robson was lite up for 7 runs in 3.1IP. The Fisher Cats pitchers issued 6 BB so it is no wonder why the D-jays took the loss.


The Offence was lead by Santiago Nessy with a 2/2 game and he hit his 1st home run of the season. Nessy also hit his 7th double. That was all the Lugnuts bats could generate off Nick Travieso a Reds first round pick in 2012. The Lugnuts walked once and struck out 9 times and were 0-8 with ducks on the pond.
D.J. Davis- 0/4, 3K
Derrick Loveless- 1/4
Mitch Nay- 0/3
L.B Dnatzler- 1/4, 2B(3)
Justin Atkinson- 0/4, 2K
Chaz Frank- 1/4, K
Santiago Nessy- 2/2.2R, 2B(7), RBI(14)
Seth Conner- 1/2
Jason Leblebijian- 1/3, K
Dickie Joe Thon- 0/3, BB, 2K

Tom Robson (L, 2-4)- 3.1IP, 6H, 7ER, 3BB, K
Roberto Espinosa- 2.2IP, 5ER, 3BB, K
Alonoz Ganzales- 3.0IP, 4H, ER, 2K

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  • Justin Jay

    Good stuff Ryan!

  • Jason Ramnauth

    Yea Ryan. Good stuff but what you guys think we should do with Remero

    • McQ50

      Romero might need a change a scenery but really what would we get for him…..we could probably use another washing machine or a new pitching machine

  • JaysHopeful

    Is there the possibility of sending Romero to Japan or Korea in exchange for swallowing some of his salary? Eric Thames is slashing a .286/.370/.492 line with the Dinos, so Korea’s looking good on him. Could it translate for North American pitchers?