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Doin’ It for Dad: June 16 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (35-33)

The Buffalo Bisons dropped another game to their division leader Pawtucket Red Sox 5-3 on Father’s Day. Chad Jenkins only lasted three innings, giving up all five Pawtucket runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three batters. Claudio Vargas and Joel Carreno kept the Bisons in the game with a combined five innings of shutout baseball while the offense lay dormant until the eighth inning. The batters managed to plate three runs in the eighth and ninth combined but it was too-little, too-late as they couldn’t catch the Red Sox. Jim Negrych had two hits  and Mauro Gomez hit a two run home run in the ninth.


Mike McCoy – 1/4, R, K
Anthony Gose – 0/4, 2 K
Mauro Gomez – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Jim Negrych – 2/4, K
Moises Sierra – 1/4, R, K
Andy LaRoche – 1/3, E
Ricardo Nanita – 1/3, RBI
Ryan Goins – 0/3, 2 K
Sean Ochinko – 1/3, CS


Chad Jenkins – L, 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Claudio Vargas – 3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Joel Carreno – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

September 26, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joel Carreno (34) pitches in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 12 – 2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Claudio Vargas and Joel Carreno

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (33-36)

In a complete reversal from Saturday’s blowout at the hands of the Erie Sea Wolves, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats destroyed Erie 22-1 on Sunday.

Pitching in front of his dad on Father’s Day, Marcus Stroman dominated the Sea Wolves, pitching 6 innings and giving up only a solo home run as part of three hits and a walk while striking out five. The offense exploded, with Canadian Adam Loewen hitting two home runs and driving in five as part of a four-for-six day while slumping shortstop Kevin Nolan broke out by going three for six and driving in five as well. A.J. Jimenez, though, led the hit parade, going five for six with two doubles, five runs scored and three RBI. As a whole, the Fisher Cats had 23 hits including eight doubles and three home runs in the rout. Brad Glenn hit the third home run to go with a single and two walks.


Kevin Pillar – 3/6, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI
Brian Van Kirk – 2/5, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB
A.J. Jimenez – 5/6, 5 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Brad Glenn – 2/4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Kevin Nolan – 3/6, 3 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI
Adam Loewen – 4/6, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Jack Murphy – 2/6, R, RBI, K
Kevin Ahrens – 1/4, R, BB, K
Tommy Manzella – 1/3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, K


Marcus Stroman – W, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Evan Crawford – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
Dustin Antolin – 1 IP, K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Adam Loewen

Dunedin Blue Jays (34-29)

On All-Star Break

Lansing Lugnuts (32-37)

The Lansing Lugnuts dropped the final game of the first half of the season to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 8-0 on Sunday. Alonzo Gonzalez didn’t pitch badly, going five innings, giving up seven hits and one walk which led to three runs while striking out five. Ian Kadish, Griffin Murphy and Arik Sikula each pitched an inning and gave up runs while Justin Jackson emerged unscathed from his inning, striking out two batters. The Lugnuts only had five hits — one each from Jorge Flores, Christian Lopes, Kevin Patterson, Aaron Munoz and Kellen Sweeney. Munoz also picked off a runner at second base. Right fielder Carlos Ramirez and DH Emilio Guerrero had days to forget, each going oh for four with Ramirez striking out three times and Guerrero taking the Golden Sombrero with four strikeouts on the afternoon.


Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, 2 K
Jorge Flores – 1/3, BB, K
Christian Lopes – 1/4, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/3, 2B, K
Seth Conner – 0/1, K
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, 3 K
Emilio Guerrero – 0/4, 4 K
Chris Hawkins – 0/3
Aaron Munoz – 1/3
Kellen Sweeney – 1/2, BB, K


Alonzo Gonzalez – L, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Ian Kadish – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 HR
Justin Jackson – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Griffin Murphy – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Justin Jackson

Vancouver Canadians (1-1)

June 15 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians scored first and had far more hits than the Tri-City Dust Devils but ended up on the wrong side of a 4-3 score. Playing third base, Jason Leblebijian went three for four and hit a double and a home run, driving the offense for the C’s. DH Jordan Leyland also went three for four while Canadian-born catcher Michael Reeves, playing in his first ever professional game, went two for three. Right fielder Brenden Kalfus, also making his professional debut, went oh for two but drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Starting pitcher Kyle Anderson went five innings, giving up only two runs on two hits and a walk while Justin James takes the loss, giving up two runs in his inning of work. Alvido Jimenez and Brandon Dorsett each pitched a shutout inning.


Ian Parmley – 0/3, BB, K
Andy Fermin – 1/4
Jason Leblebijian – 3/4, 2 R, 2 B, HR, 2 RBI
Jordan Leyland – 3/4
Brenden Kalfus – 0/2, RBI, SF
Nico Taylor – 0/1, K
Justin Atkinson – 0/4, K
Michael Reeves – 2/3
Matt Hitt – 0/1, K
Dickie Thon – 1/4, 2 K
Ronnie Melendez – 0/4, 2 K


Kyle Anderson – 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Justin James – L, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Alvido Jimenez – 1 IP
Brandon Dorsett – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jason Leblebijian

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