May 1 Minor League Report
Buffalo Bisons (17-7)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-15)
The Fisher Cats won the game with a base hit in the ninth inning from Kevin Nolan, bringing home Clint Robinson to take a 2-1 lead over the Trenton Thunder. Reliever Joel Carreno nailed the victory home for his second save of the season with a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth. Starter Marcus Walden has his best outing of the season going six innings, giving up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
February 28, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Clint Robinson (25) hits a single in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Pillar – 1/4, RBI, 2 K, SB, OF Asst.
Ricardo Nanita –0/4, K
Ryan Schimpf –0/3, BB, 2 K, E
Clint Robinson – 1/3, R, BB
Brad Glenn –1/3, BB
Kevin Nolan –1/4, RBI, K
Adam Loewen –0/2, R, 2 BB, K
Sean Ochinko – 1/3, 2B, K
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/2, E
Marcus Walden – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Evan Crawford – W, 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Joel Carreno – S, 1 IP, 1 K
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Marcus Walden
Dunedin Blue Jays (15-10)
Game Postponed due to rain.
The Lugnuts played their annual “Crosstown Showdown” against the Michigan State Spartans baseball team, winning 10-2. For a recap of the game, see the summary at the Lansing Lugnuts website. The game is notable because the Blue Jays like to send some of their pitchers who aren’t going to play full season ball this year but have been throwing in extended Spring Training. Getting into the game today were highly thought of prospects Chase DeJong, Adonys Cardona, Alberto Tirado and Justin Jackson (formerly an infielder). I’ll also embed some tweets by Lugnuts radio voice Jesse Golberg-Strassler to give you some of his impressions of the game.
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