Ricky Rocks in Buffalo: July 14 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (49-47)

Ricky Romero and Sean Ochinko led the Buffalo Bisons to a 7-1 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders on Sunday. Romero went eight strong innings, giving up only one run on four hits and one walk while racking up four strikeouts. That was more than enough for the Bisons as they took advantage of seven walks and one Rail Riders error to score seven runs on just four hits. Ryan Goins hit a double while Sean Ochinko hit his third home run in the past week to score another for the Herd. Jim Negrych also drove in two runs and went one for two with two walks.

Mar 13, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays base runner Sean Ochinko slides home past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher James McDonald during the top of the sixth inning of a spring training game at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Mike McCoy – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Munenori Kawasaki – 0/2, 2 R, BB, SB
Kevin Pillar – 1/4, R, K
Jim Negrych – 1/2, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Andy LaRoche – 0/3, RBI, SF
Ryan Goins – 1/4, R, 2B
Sean Ochinko – 1/3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K
Anthony Gose – 0/4, K
Mike Nickeas – 0/2, BB, K


Ricky Romero – W, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Mickey Storey – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Ricky Romero

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-46)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats took care of business, squaring their record at 46-46 by beating the Reading Fightin Phils 7-5 in twelve innings. The offense was on fire, hitting four home runs and getting fourteen hits overall with all but Ryan Schimpf and Jack Murphy failing to get on via the hit. Adam Loewen went two for six with his eleventh home run of the year, Kevin Nolan hit his seventh as part of a two-for-four day and Brad Glenn went two for six with two home runs and three RBI. Gabe Jacobo continues to be hot since his call up to Double-A with a two-for-five game with two doubles while Brian Van Kirk had three hits and Kevin Ahrens had two. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman admittedly didn’t have his best stuff but still was able to battle through six innings, giving up only two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.

Catcher A.J. Jimenez went oh-for-one with a walk at the MLB Futures Game in New York.


Adam Loewen – 2/6, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, K
Brian Van Kirk – 3/5, 2 R, BB
Gabe Jacobo – 2/5, 2 2B, RBI, BB, K
Brad Glenn – 2/6, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/6, 3 K
Kevin Nolan – 2/4, R, HR, RBI, BB, E
Jack Murphy – 0/4, BB, 3 K
Kevin Ahrens – 2/5, R, K
Amadeo Zazueta – 1/4


Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K
Matt Wright – 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 HR
Randy Boone – 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Tyson Brummett – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Scott Gracey – W, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Brad Glenn

Dunedin Blue Jays (45-41)

Game suspended due to rain.

Lansing Lugnuts (37-55)

The Lansing Lugnuts fell yet again, this time by an 8-1 final score to the Burlington Bees. Newly signed 2013 8th round draft pick, pitcher Kendall Graveman got his first professional start for the Lugnuts. He went two innings and only gave up a walk. Kramer Champlin came in to relieve him and pitched fairly well, surrendering three runs (two earned) on two home runs (the only two hits he gave up) in four innings and struck out seven batters. Griffin Murphy gave up the other five runs (four earned) in two innings on six hits and a walk. Wil Browning finished the game with a scoreless inning in which he gave up two hits and walk. The bats were mostly silent except for Dalton Pompey’s. He went three for four and stole his twenty-ninth base. Carlos Ramirez had two hits and Jason Leblebijian had a triple, but that was all for the Lugnuts.

Roster Move: LHP Alonzo Gonzalez was demoted to Vancouver while Kendall Graveman was assigned to Lansing.


Dalton Pompey – 3/4, SB
Emilio Guerrero – 0/3, BB, E
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Christian Lopes – 0/3, K, E
Jason Leblebijian – 1/3, R, 3B, BB
Chris Hawkins – 0/2, RBI, 2 K, SF
Carlos Ramirez – 2/3, K, OF Asst.
Seth Conner – 0/4, K, E, PB
Kellen Sweeney – 0/4, 3 K


Kendall Graveman – 2 IP, 1 BB
Kramer Champlin – L, 4 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 7 K, 2 HR
Griffin Murphy – 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Wil Browning – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey

Vancouver Canadians (18-12)

Despite getting eight hits, the Vancouver Canadians couldn’t string together enough to score and took a 3-0 loss to the Boise Hawks. The pitching was solid with Colton Turner giving up only one run on six hits and a walk in his six innings and added five strikeouts while each Garrett Pickens and Justin James each allowed a run in relief. L.B. Dantzler had the big game for the Canadians, going three for four with a double while Brenden Kalfus went two for three with a stolen base (and a pickoff). Otherwise, the C’s couldn’t get anything going, with Daniel Klein having a particularly poor game, going oh for four with three strikeouts to drop his batting average to .180.

Roster Notes: The Vancouver Canadians released pitcher Jonathan Kountis and LHP Alonzo Gonzalez was demoted from Lansing.


Ian Parmley – 1/4, K, OF Asst.
Dickie Thon – 1/4, K
L.B. Dantzler – 3/4, 2B
Jordan Leyland – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Mike Reeves – 0/4, K
Justin Atkinson – 1/4
Brenden Kalfus – 2/3, BB, K, SB, PO
Daniel Klein – 0/4, 3 K
Christian Vazquez – 0/3, E


Colton Turner – L, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Garrett Pickens – 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R
Justin James – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: L.B. Dantzler

Late night game summaries for the Vancouver Canadians will appear two days after the game day.

Bluefield Blue Jays (12-8)

The Bluefield Blue Jays brought out the bats and beat up on the Pulaski Mariners 9-2 on Sunday. Chase DeJong started the game for the Blue Jays and was solid, going four innings and giving up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three, but his piggy-back partner, Shane Dawson was dominant. Dawson, from Alberta, went four shutout innings and gave up only two hits while striking out nine Mariners. Adaric Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth to finish out the game. On offense, D.J. Davis had the game of his short pro career with two home runs in addition to a walk, three runs scored and four RBI. Dawel Lugo also had two hits and drove in a run, while Matt Dean hit the team’s only other extra-base hit.

Roster Note: The Bluefield Blue Jays released Eric Arce on Sunday.


D.J. Davis – 2/4, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB, K, E
Alexis Maldonado – 1/4, R, BB
Derrick Loveless – 1/4, BB, K
Mitch Nay – 1/5, R, RBI
Dawel Lugo – 2/5, R, RBI, K, E
Matt Dean – 1/4, R, 2B, BB, K
Garrett Custons – 0/5, 2 K
John Silviano – 1/3, R, RBI, BB
Jesus Gonzalez – 1/2, R


Chase DeJong – 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Shane Dawson – W, 4 IP, 2 H, 9 K
Adaric Kelly – 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Shane Dawson and D.J. Davis

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (8-9)

Scheduled Off Day

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