Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Fisher Cats win in extra innings

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Buffalo Bisons (26-25)

The Bisons gave up 5 runs in the 4th and clawed their way back to within one in the 9th inning. Unfortunately, that was as close as they would get, as they fell 5-4 to Syracuse. Esmil Rogers made the start for the Bisons and continues to struggle in 2014, giving up 4 runs in 3.1.

On Offence, Darin Mastroianni had a deuces wild night with 2-hits, 2-RBI, and 2 walks. The crazy hot Brad Glenn had the night off. A.J. Jimenez now has hits in 3 of his 4 AAA games. The Bisons left 9 on base and were 2-15 with RISP.

Fun Fact: Josh Roenicke and Zach Jackson both pitched tonight and were one time Blue Jay farmhands. Zach Jackson, Dave Bush, and Gabe Gross were packaged in a trade that brought Lyle Overbay to Toronto way back in 2005.

Darin Mastroianni- 2/3, 2B(11), 2RBI(10), 2BB

Ryan Goins- 1/5, R, K

Jared Goedert- 0/5, RBI(25), K

Dan Johnson- 0/5, K

Matt Tuiasosopo- 0/5, BB

A.J. Jimenez- 1/4, K

Munenori Kawasaki- 1/4, R

Kenny Wilson- 0/3, 2R, BB

Jonathan Diaz- 0/2, R, BB

PH-Andy LaRoche- 1/1

Esmil Rogers (L, 0-1)- 3.1IP, 3H, 4R, 2BB, 5K

Shawn Hill- 2.2IP, H, R, 5BB, K

Raul Valdes- 3.0IP, 3K

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-35)

The Fisher Cats found themselves in a pitching dual on Friday night. This hasn’t been a very good season for the Fisher Cats, but tonight they came out on the right side of the tracks with a 12 inning shutout.

4 Fisher Cats had multi-hit nights but none was more important than Jorge Flores first hit of the night to drive in Andy Burns in for the win.

6 pitchers combined to pitch 12 innings of shut out ball with Dustin Antolin collecting his first win and Randy Boone notching his 4th save. Arik Sikula pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and has not allowed a run in his first 3.1 innings of Double-A ball. Radhames Liz pitched very effectively in his second start of the year.

Melky Mesa- 2/6, 3B, K

Jon Berti- 0/5, K

Ryan Schimpf- 0/4, BB, 2K

Hector Gimenez- 1/4, BB

Mike McDade- 2/4, 2K

Andy Burns- 2/4, R

Mike Crouse- 1/5, K

Matt Newman- 2/4, BB

Jorge Flores- 1/5, RBI(2)

 

Radhames Liz- 5.1IP, 2H, BB, 8K

Scott Copeland- 1.2IP, 2H, 3K

Arik Sikula- 2.0IP, 2H, K

Tyler Ybarra- 1.0IP, H, 2BB, 2K

Dustin Antolin (W, 1-3)- 1.0IP, K

Randy Boone (S, 4)- 1.0, H, K

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (38-15)

Postpones: Rain

Lansing Lugnuts (26-28)

The Lugnuts were leading the Great Lakes Loons by a score of 4-1 entering the eight inning. The Loons were able to close the lead to 4-3, which was the final score. The win gave the Lugnuts it’s 38th win. Jeremy Gabryszwski got his 3rd win and collected 7 ground out versus a single flyball out.

Not one Fisher Cat had a multiple hit day, but they got help from some poor Great Lake Loons D. The Fisher Cats were 3 for 8 with RISP so timely and team offence won this game.

D.J. Davis- 1/4, RBI(26), K

Derrick Loveless- 0/1

Chaz Frank- 1/3, run, K, CS

L.B. Dantzler- 1/4, RBI(23), 2K

Jorge Saez- 1/3, run, RBI(17), 2B (10), BB, 2K

Dawel Lugo- 1/4, 2K

Mitch Nay- 0/4, E(9)

Dickie Joe Thon- 1/3, 2 runs, K

Seth Connor- 0/3, K

Ian Parmley- 1/3, R, K, SB(5)

 

Jeremy Gabryszwski (W, 3-2)- 6.0IP, 6H, R, BB, 6K

Brady Dragmire- 1.1IP, 2H, R

Scott Silverstein- 0.2IP, 2H, R, BB

Griffin Murphy (S,8)- 1.0IP, 3K

 

Saturday’s Pitchers

Bisons- Deck McGuire (1-0, 3.18 ERA)

Fisher Cats- P.J. Walters (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

D-Jays- Ben White (2-2, 3.73 ERA)

Lugnuts- Chase De Jong (0-2, 3.95 ERA)

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