Lawrie Returns: June 26 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (40-38)

Despite giving up three runs in the first inning, the Buffalo Bisons chipped away and came away with a 4-3 victory over the Gwinnett Braves. Thad Weber shut the Braves down for the next six innings and wound up with a very nice line of seven innings pitched, four hits, three runs (one earned), no walks and five strikeouts. Joel Carreno struck out the side in order in the eighth and Brad Lincoln gave up a hit and walk but no runs to earn the save in the ninth. Kevin Pillar exploded with four doubles in five at bats and scored two of the team’s runs while Ryan Goins drove in two with a double and Luis Jimenez hit his fourteenth home run (a solo shot) in the fourth inning.

Roster Move: SS Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Buffalo with Jose Reyes being activated off the DL.

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


Kevin Pillar – 4/5, 2 R, 4 2B
Ryan Goins – 1/3, 2B, 2 RBI
Mauro Gomez – 0/4, K, E
Luis Jimenez – 1/3, R, HR, RBI, BB, E
Moises Sierra – 1/4, 2B, 3 K
Jim Negrych – 0/3, K
Eugenio Velez – 0/4, 2 K
Anthony Gose – 0/3, BB, K, SB, E
Sean Ochinko – 0/2, R, 2 BB


Thad Weber – W, 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 5 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 3 K
Brad Lincoln – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Pillar

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (38-40)

With their Tuesday night game suspended in the third inning, tied at 0, the Fisher Cats and the Reading Fightin Phils played a double header on Wednesday to clear the slate. The Fisher Cats completed the sweep, taking a 7-1 victory in the first game and a 7-4 win in the second.

In the first, Ryan Tepera (who threw three shutout innings on Tuesday) was relieved by Matt Wright who earned the win with four innings of one run ball. Dustin Antolin threw the final two without giving up another run. Adam Loewen had a huge five-for-five day, scoring a run and driving in another despite being picked off twice on the bases. A.J. Jimenez kept his hit-streak alive with two RBI and a run scored while Brad Glenn and Tommy Manzella each had two hits.

The second game featured five solid innings from Marcus Stroman who gave up just two unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four. Randy Boone got lit up for the final two runs on five hits and a walk in the last two innings of the game. Clint Robinson went deep for his eighth home run of the year, driving in three runs while Brad Glenn and A.J. Jimenez each had a pair of hits. Andy Burns went oh for six on the day, dropping his batting average in Double-A to .167, but took two walks and scored two runs in the second game.

Game 1:


Adam Loewen – 5/5, R, RBI, CS, 2 PO
Brian Van Kirk – 0/3, R, 2 BB
A.J. Jimenez – 1/4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Brad Glenn – 2/3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, 2B, RBI, K
Andy Burns – 0/4, K
Kevin Ahrens – 0/4, K
Tommy Manzella – 2/4, 2 R, SB, PO
Amadeo Zazueta – 0/4, R


Ryan Tepera – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Matt Wright – W, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HR
Dustin Antolin – 2 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Adam Loewen

Game 2:


Adam Loewen – 1/4, K
Andy Burns – 0/2, 2 R, 2 BB, SB, E
A.J. Jimenez – 2/4, R, 2 RBI
Brad Glenn – 2/3, 2 R, 3B
Clint Robinson – 1/2, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
Kevin Nolan – 0/2, BB, K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/3, 3 K
Brian Van Kirk – 1/2, BB, SB, E
Jack Murphy – 0/1
Jon Talley – 1/2, 2B, RBI


Marcus Stroman – W, 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 4 K
Randy Boone – 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clint Robinson

Dunedin Blue Jays (39-34)

The Dunedin Blue Jays got some more great pitching and enough offense to defeat the Lakeland Flying Tigers 5-1 on Wednesday night. Aaron Sanchez, still on a tight pitch count, went three scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and walking two while striking out three. He was relieved by Tony Davis, Dayton Marze and Ajay Meyer who provided another six innings of one-run ball to hold the Flying Tigers at bay. The offense struck for twelve hits, including four doubles and a triple. Second baseman Jon Berti had two doubles as a part of a two-for-four game in which he scored three runs and drove in one. Mike Crouse also had two hits and a stolen base on the night. Brett Lawrie began his rehab assignment going one for two.

Roster Moves: SP Casey Lawrence was placed on the disabled list while Brett Lawrie was assigned to Dunedin for rehab.

May 23, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) gets a broken bat single in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Baltimore 12-6. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Berti – 2/4, 3 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB
Nick Baligod – 1/5, RBI
Brett Lawrie – 1/2, RBI
Shane Opitz – 1/2
K.C. Hobson – 1/3, 2B, RBI, BB
Gabe Jacobo – 0/3, BB
Mike Crouse – 2/3, R, BB
Marcus Knecht – 0/3, BB
Derrick Chung – 1/4, R, 2B
Peter Mooney – 1/4, 3B, RBI, K


Aaron Sanchez – 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Tony Davis – W, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Dayton Marze – 2 IP
Ajay Meyer – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jon Berti

Lansing Lugnuts (34-42)

The Lugnuts won again, scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth to break a 5-5 tie and beat the Fort Wayne Tin Caps 7-5. Ben White got the start and had another solid game, going seven innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Kevin Patterson blasted his team-leading twelfth home run on the season and every starter aside from Kellen Sweeney got a hit. Joining the two-hit club were Christian Lopes, Santiago Nessy (each with a double) as well as Carlos Ramirez and Emilio Guerrero. Dalton Pompey went one for three and also walked twice and stole two bases.


Dalton Pompey – 1/3, 2 BB, 2 SB, OF Asst.
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/5, RBI
Jason Leblebijian – 1/5, R, 2B, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Christian Lopes – 2/4, 2 R, 2B
Santiago Nessy – 2/4, 2B, RBI, K, PB
Carlos Ramirez – 2/4, R, RBI, 2 K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/4, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 2/4, 2 R, K


Ben White – 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Ian Kadish – W, 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HR
Arik Sikula – S, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Ben White

Vancouver Canadians (7-5)

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Bluefield Blue Jays (4-3)

With a show of power and some good pitching, the Bluefield Blue Jays defeated the Burlington Royals 7-3 on Wednesday. Alberto Tirado showed why he’s a top-ranked prospect by going four shutout innings and giving up three hits and one walk while striking out four. Zakery Wasilewski struggled in relief, giving up two runs in three and two-thirds innings. Fortunately, the boys brought their bats and slugged three home runs, including two by Eric Arce and one by Dawel Lugo who is off to a hot start, hitting .400 with two home runs. The Davises, Jonathan and D.J. each had two hits on the night.


D.J. Davis – 2/4, RBI, K
Derrick Loveless – 1/5, R, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/5, R, HR, 2 RBI
Jorge Saez – 1/4, 2 R, BB, 2 K, PB
Mitch Nay – 0/4, K
Eric Arce – 2/3, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB
Matthew Dean – 1/3, R, BB, 2 K
Jonathan Davis – 2/4, 2B
Timothy Locastro – 1/3, BB


Alberto Tirado – 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Zakery Wasilewski – W, 3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Joe Lovecchio – 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 HR
Brady Dragmire – 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Eric Arce

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (3-2)

The GCL Blue Jays opened their game against the GCL Yankees1 team with a barrage of runs on Wednesday and ended up beating the Yanks 10-0. They got a great start from their 2013 28th-round draft pick, Matt Dermody who was selected out of the University of Iowa and made his pro debut on Wednesday. Dermody went two and two-thirds innings and gave up only one hit and struck out one. 18-year-old Alejandro Solarte was impressive relieving Dermody, going three and a third innings, giving up only two hits and striking out four. The offense was led by 2013 draftee Dan Jansen who went three for five with two RBI and Franklin Barreto who also went three for five. Josh Almonte went two for four with a double and drove in three while Christian Vasquez and Thomas Collins III each had a two-hit day.

Roster Moves: LHP Matt Dermody was assigned to the GCL Jays and RHP Patrick Murphy was transferred from the 60-day DL to the 7-day DL.


Anthony Alford – 1/3, 2 R, 2B, BB, K
Sean Hurley – 0/1, K
Christian Vasquez – 2/6, 2 R, K
Franklin Barreto – 3/5, R, RBI, 2 E
Trey Pascazi – 0/1
Thomas Collins III – 2/4, 2 R, RBI
Dan Jansen – 3/5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Josh Almonte – 2/4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K
Koby Kraemer – 0/5, RBI, 2 K
Nathan DeSouza – 0/4, BB, K
Edwin Fuentes – 0/5


Matt Dermody – 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Alejandro Solarte – 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Tyler Gonzales – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Phillip Kish – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Garrett Pickens – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Josh Almonte

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