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Almost Perfect: June 15 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (35-32)

May 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher

Thad Weber

(51) throws against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at the Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Atlanta 9-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Thad Weber was almost perfect through seven as the Buffalo Bisons one-hit the Pawtucket Red Sox, winning 2-1. Weber threw seven innings, giving up only one walk and striking out eight. The offense scattered eight hits with Mike McCoy getting three and catcher Sean Ochinko two. Eugenio Velez got the job done with both power and speed, scoring both the team’s runs by hitting a solo home run in the second inning and stealing two bases and scoring on a throwing error by Pawtucket catcher Ryan Lavarnway in the fourth inning.


Mike McCoy – 3/5, K, SB
Anthony Gose – 0/4, 2 K
Mauro Gomez – 0/4, 2 K
Luis Jimenez –1/2, 2 BB, K
Jim Negrych – 0/4, 2 K
Ricardo Nanita – 1/4
Eugenio Velez – 1/3, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 SB, CS
Ryan Langerhans – 0/3, BB, K
Sean Ochinko – 2/4, K


Thad Weber – W, 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Buddy Carlyle – 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HR
Tommy Hottovy – 1 IP, 2 K
Brad Lincoln – 1/3 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Thad Weber

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (32-36)

Very little went right for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they got blown out by the Erie Sea Wolves on Saturday night in a 16-2 defeat. The Sea Wolves literally beat up on the Fisher Cats pitching, first with Daniel Fields hitting New Hampshire starter Sean Nolin in the elbow with a line drive in the top of the first inning, then teeing off on reliever Matt Wright for twelve runs in his three and a third innings of relief. Chorye Spoone avoided damage, pitching two scoreless innings to finish the game, but the damage had been done. The Fisher Cats only got six hits, including a solo home run from Clint Robinson.


Kevin Pillar – 1/4
Ryan Schimpf – 0/3, K
A.J. Jimenez – 1/3, R, K
Jon Talley – 0/1, K
Brad Glenn – 1/4, K
Clint Robinson – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, 2 K
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, 2B
Brian Van Kirk – 1/3, RBI, BB, K
Kevin Ahrens – 0/3
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/3


Sean Nolin – L, 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Matt Wright – 3 1/3 IP, 13 H, 12 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Shawn Griffith – 3 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 K, 1 HR
Chorye Spoone – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clint Robinson

Dunedin Blue Jays (34-29)

On All-Star Break

Lansing Lugnuts (32-36)

The Lansing Lugnuts lost their second last game before the All-Star break 5-1 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Bowling Green starter Jeff Ames was almost perfect through five, giving up only a walk while Lansing starter Javier Avendano gave up five hits and two walks in his five innings which led to three runs, although the Lugnuts made four errors and only one of the runs was earned. Reliever Efrain Nieves was the victim of the other unearned run, pitching two and two-thirds innings and giving up a single unearned run on a hit and walk while striking out four. The bats were mostly silent as the Lugnuts only picked up two hits on the day from Aaron Munoz and Kellen Sweeney.


Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, E, OF Asst.
Dalton Pompey – 0/4, 2 K
Christian Lopes – 0/4, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/4
Gustavo Pierre – 0/2, BB, E
Emilio Guerrero – 0/2, BB, E
Chris Hawkins – 0/3
Aaron Munoz – 1/3, R, 2B
Kellen Sweeney – 1/3, K, E


Javier Avendano – L, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
Efrain Nieves – 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Tucker Donahue – 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Efrain Nieves

Vancouver Canadians (1-0)

June 14 Game: The Vancouver Canadians won their season opener 9-4 over the Colorado Rockies’ affiliate Tri-City Dust Devils on Friday night. Canadian lefty Eric Brown took the ball and threw five solid innings, giving up only one run on two hits and three walks while striking out one. The offense came mainly from patience, with the C’s taking eleven walks and getting only four hits. Canadian first-baseman Justin Atkinson went two for three with two walks, a run and an RBI while Ian Parmley and DIckie Thon each stole two bases.


Ian Parmley – 1/3, RBI, 2 BB, K, 2 SB
Jorge Vega-Rosado – 0/3, R, 2 BB, SB
Jason Leblebijian – 1/5, R, 3B, RBI, K
Jordan Leyland – 0/2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, K
Daniel Klein – 0/4, R, 2 K
Justin Atkinson – 2/3, R, RBI, 2 BB
Dickie Thon – 0/4, 2 R, BB, 2 SB
Nico Taylor – 0/4, R, RBI
Ronnie Melendez – 0/2, 2 BB, 2 K


Eric Brown – W, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
Joe Spano – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Marcus Brisker – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB
Matthew Johnson – 1 IP, 1 H
Chuck Ghysels – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Justin Atkinson

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