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May Two-Four Minor League Report


Friday featured a light schedule in the Blue Jays’ system as Sean Nolin made his major league debut (before getting optioned back to New Hampshire). The biggest prospect pitcher of the day was Marcus Stroman whose start for the Fisher Cats was shortened due to rain.

Buffalo Bisons (26-20)

The Buffalo Bisons attempted to come back against the Indianapolis Indians on Friday night but just couldn’t even up the score, falling 6-5. Starter Claudio Vargas couldn’t get the job done, giving up six runs on four hits and four walks. Dustin McGowan made an appearance, giving up a hit over his two-thirds of an inning and John Stilson shut out the Indians in two innings of his own, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two. The offense was held to only six hits and the five runs came courtesy of eight free passes the Indians pitchers handed out. Mike McCoy led the “attack” with two walks, a hit and a stolen base while Luis Jimenez was on base twice with a hit and a walk and Eugenio Velez took a pair of walks. On the negative side of the ledger, both Jim Negrych and Moises Sierra went oh for five with Sierra striking out three times.

March 18, 2012; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Mike McCoy (18) and center fielder

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(11) celebrate after they both scored in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Mike McCoy – 1/3, 2 BB, K, SB
Jim Negrych – 0/5, 2 K
Moises Sierra – 0/5, 3 K
Luis Jimenez- 1/4, 2 R, BB, K
Mauro Gomez – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K
Andy LaRoche – 1/2, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K, E
Eugenio Velez – 0/2, R, 2 BB, K
Ryan Goins – 1/3, K
Ryan Langerhans – 0/0, RBI, BB
Mike Nickeas – 1/3
Josh Thole – 1/1, 2 RBI


Claudio Vargas – 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Dustin McGowan – 2/3 IP, 1 H
John Stilson – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Dave Bush – 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mike McCoy

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (23-25)

Game suspended in the 4th inning due to rain. Starter Marcus Stroman went four innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five.

Roster Notes: Sean Nolin was called up to the Toronto Blue Jays and RP Chorye Spoone was activated from the DL. 2B John Tolisano was placed on the DL with no corresponding move.

Dunedin Blue Jays (26-19)

The Dunedin Blue Jays had a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Yankees going into the bottom of the ninth inning before normally solid closer Blake McFarland came in to give up three consecutive hits including a walk-off home run to Casey Stevenson in a 4-3 loss. The defeat squandered a very good start by Scott Copeland who only gave up one run in six innings and John Anderson pitched another two perfect innings. The Blue Jays only put together five hits and three walks in an anemic night with the bats.


Jon Berti – 0/4, R
Matt Newman – 0/4, 2 K
Andy Burns – 1/3, 2 RBI, K
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, 2B
Marcus Knecht – 0/4, K
Jon Talley -1/4, R, 2B, K
Nick Baligod – 1/2, BB
Pierce Rankin – 0/3, K
Shane Opitz – 1/2, R, RBI


Scott Copeland – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
John Anderson – 2 IP, 2 K
Blake McFarland – L, 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Scott Copeland

Lansing Lugnuts (21-23)

Scheduled Off Day

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