Filing from New Hampshire: June 28 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (41-39)

The Buffalo Bisons powered past the Gwinnett Braves with an 8-2 win on Friday night. The firepower came from Luis Jimenez‘s three hits (and three RBI) as well as Jim Negrych‘s pair and the ability to take advantage of some errors by the Braves. Todd Redmond had another good start for the Bisons, going five innings and giving up two runs on eight hits and struck out nine in the game. John Stilson and Mickey Storey each threw two more shutout innings to close the books on Gwinnett. Despite getting only one hit, Anthony Gose had his best game in a while, walking once and scoring two runs. He also went without striking out for only the second time in the last ten games.

Feb 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman

Luis Jimenez

(58) against the New York Yankees during a spring training game at George Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


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


Todd Redmond – W, 5 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR
John Stilson – 2 IP, 2 BB
Mickey Storey – 2 IP, 3 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Luis Jimenez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (39-41)

The Fisher Cats couldn’t string hits together against Portland Sea Dogs knuckleballer Charlie Haeger and lost 4-1 on Friday night. New Hampshire starter Marcus Walden kept the ball on the ground for the most part and gave up hits into the holes to give up two runs over his seven solid innings. Clint Robinson and Kevin Nolan were the only Fisher Cat to manage multiple hits: Robinson hit a single, a double and a solo home run and Nolan had a pair of singles. Andy Burns had the only other extra-base hit — a hard double down the left field line. Burns also put on a show with his glove Friday night, making an outstanding leaping catch on a line drive in the 3rd and a fantastic play later in the game to backhand a ball down the third baseline and fire a strike from well into foul territory to first baseman Clint Robinson to record the out.


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


Marcus Walden – 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Scott Gracey – 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Chorye Spoone – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clint Robinson

Dunedin Blue Jays (40-35)

The Dunedin Blue Jays got just enough hitting and a great pitching performance to beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Austin Bibens-Dirkx threw six innings of one-run ball, giving up four hits and walking two to go with four strikeouts while John Anderson surrendered the Flying Tigers’ only other run. Blake McFarland came in for his thirteenth save to finish the game. Jon Berti drove the offense with a three-for-four night that included two more stolen bases to give him a league-leading thirty-three. The rest of the offense was spread out throughout the lineup with Mike Crouse getting the team’s only RBI and Peter Mooney getting the only extra-base hit, a triple.


Jon Berti – 3/4, R, 2 SB
Peter Mooney – 1/4, 3B
Mike Crouse – 0/2, RBI, K, SB
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, 2 K
Marcus Knecht –0/3, 2 K
Gustavo Pierre  – 1/3
Oliver Dominguez –0/3, K
Pierce Rankin – 1/3, R, SB
Matt Newman – 1/3, R, K


Austin Bibens-Dirkx – W, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
John Anderson – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Blake McFarland – S, 1 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jon Berti

Lansing Lugnuts (34-43)

Game postponed due to rain.

Vancouver Canadians (8-6)

June 27 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians got a strong game from their starters and great production from the bats in a 5-2 win over the Spokane Indians. Bobby Brosnahan had his best outing of his season, going five shutout innings and giving up only three hits while striking out seven. Only Markus Brisker was touched up for the two runs in the eighth inning but, by then, the Canadians had scored all five of their runs. The batters scattered fourteen hits, all but one were singles. Mike Reeves is clearly showing that he can hit, at least singles, getting three more on Thursday night while second baseman Andy Fermin contributed with another three hits and two RBI. L.B. Dantzler, playing third base, had two hits along with first baseman Jordan Leyland. Reeves, from Peterborough and drafted in the 21st round this year, has hit in all eight games he’s played in and is hitting .440 entering Friday night’s game.


Andy Fermin – 3/5, 2 RBI
Dickey Thon – 0/4, 1 BB, 2 K
L.B. Dantzler – 2/4, BB
Jordan Leyland – 2/5, K
Justin Atkinson – 1/5, R, K
Michael Reeves – 1/4, K, SB
Brenden Kalfus – 1/4, R, RBI, BB, K, OF Asst.
Nico Taylor – 1/4, R, BB, 3 K
Ronnie Melendez – 1/2, R, 2B, RBI


Bobby Brosnahan – W, 5 IP, 3 H, 7 K
Matthew Johnson – 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Markus Brisker – 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB
Jonathan Kountis – 1/3 IP, 1 K
Chuck Ghysels – S, 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Bobby Brosnahan

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Bluefield Blue Jays (6-3)

The Bluefield Blue Jays completed their sweep of the Burlington Royals by scoring nine runs in the first two innings and gradually letting the Royals catch up before Alexis Maldonado hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to put Bluefield ahead for good. 2012 eighth round draft pick Mark Biggs started for the Blue Jays and wasn’t good, giving up nine hits and a walk over three and two-thirds innings which resulted in four runs (three earned) against. Adonys Cardona also surrendered four runs (two earned) in two and two-thirds innings but struck out four to go along with his three walks. Yeyfry Del Rosario picked up the win for his two and a third innings of work in which he gave up a solo home run. The Blue Jays knocked out eleven hits including Mitch Nay‘s three-run home run. Jonathan Davis had a three-for-four day while Alexis Maldonado and D.J. Davis had two hits apiece. Dawel Lugo went one for four and had three RBI on the night.


D.J. Davis – 2/3, 2 R, BB, K, CS
Alexis Maldonado – 2/4, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Dawel Lugo –1/4, R, 3 RBI, SF
Mitch Nay – 1/2, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Jonathan Davis –  3/4, 2B
Matthew Dean – 0/3, BB, K
Melvin Garcia – 0/4, R, K
Jesus Gonzalez – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, K, OF Asst.
Garrett Custons – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
D.J. Jones – 0/0, R


Mark Biggs – 3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Francisco Gracesqui – 1/3 IP, 1 K
Adonys Cardona – 2 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 4 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – W, 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mitch Nay

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (4-3)

The Blue Jays beat the Braves in some GCL action, scoring a walkoff win in the tenth inning on a single by Andres De Aza. Starter Daniel Lietz gave up two runs in his two and two-thirds innings work while Conner Greene got through two scoreless innings and Matthew Smoral walked three in a third of an inning of work in his professional debut. Thomas Collins III had two hits while Will Dupont drove in three runs with a two-for-four game that included a single, a double and a walk. Sixteenth round pick from 2013, Dan Jansen went oh for one but took four walks and scored two runs.


Anthony Alford – 1/4, R, 2B, BB, K, SB
Josh Almonte – 1/5, K, OF Asst.
Franklin Barreto – 0/5, K, E
Thomas Collins III – 2/5, R
Dan Jansen – 0/1, 2 R, 4 BB
Andrew Florides – 0/0, R
Edwin Fuentes – 0/4, 2 K
Will Dupont – 2/4, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, K, SB
Koby Kraemer – 1/4, RBI, BB
Daniel Devonshire – 0/1, 2 BB
Andres De Aza – 1/2, RBI, K


Daniel Lietz – 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K
Cale Wine – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R
Conner Greene – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Matthew Smoral – 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 BB
Phil Kish – 1 2/3 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
Garrett Pickens – W, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Will Dupont

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