Romero’s Scuffalo in Buffalo: June 22 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (50-51)

Ricky Romero took a step backwards in a Bisons loss to the Columbus Clippers 10-3 on Monday. Romero couldn’t even retire a batter in the second inning giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and five walks. Bobby Korecky pitched four scoreless innings in relief while Joel Carreno, John Stilson and Buddy Carlyle each got tagged for at least one run. Despite walking four, Trevor Bauer completely stymied the offense, allowing only six hits including Andy LaRoche’s eleventh home run of the season, a two-run shot. Moises Sierra drove in the other run on a sacrifice fly.

Roster Notes: OF Eugenio Velez and P Claudio Vargas were released by the Blue Jays to make room on the Buffalo roster for Neil Wagner (demoted from the Blue Jays) and Moises Sierra (coming off the DL).


Kevin Pillar – 1/4, R, K
Munenori Kawasaki – 1/3
Moises Sierra – 0/3, RBI, SB, SF
Mauro Gomez – 1/4
Jim Negrych – 1/3, R, BB
Andy LaRoche – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Ryan Goins – 1/4, 2B
Anthony Gose – 0/1, 3 BB, SB, OF Asst.
Mike Nickeas – 0/4, K, PB


Ricky Romero – L, 1 IP, 4 H, 5 R (4 ER), 5 BB, 1 K
Bobby Korecky – 4 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Joel Carreno – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H< 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
John Stilson – 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB
Buddy Carlyle – 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Bobby Korecky

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-48)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to roll, scoring two in the bottom of the eighth to come out on top of the Harrisburg Senators 4-3. Brad Glenn led off the eighth inning with his fifteenth home run and Gabe Jacobo ended up scoring the winning run after the Senators made two errors on his two-out double. Adam Loewen hit his thirteenth home run as part of a three-for-four game while Glenn and Jacobo had two hits apiece. Ryan Tepera didn’t have his best stuff but only gave up three runs in five innings while Randy Boone pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win and Scott Gracey locked down the save with a three-up, three-down ninth.


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


Ryan Tepera – 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 BB
Randy Boone – W, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Scott Gracey – S, 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Adam Loewen

Dunedin Blue Jays (47-46)

The Dunedin Blue Jays got back in the win column with a 9-2 victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Kyle Drabek continued his road to recovery, pitching three and two-thirds excellent innings without surrendering a run and giving up only one hit and one walk and striking out three. John Anderson gave up the two Charlotte runs over two and a third innings and Tony Davis and Ajay Meyer finished up the game with another three scoreless innings. The offense really came through with nine runs on thirteen hits. Nick Baligod hit his second home run of the season as part of a two-hit game while K.C. Hobson went deep for his team-leading fourteenth bomb as part of a four-hit game that brought his batting average back up to .200. Peter Mooney had three hits and scored two runs and Marcus Knecht went two for five with a double, a run and an RBI.

Jun 13, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kyle Drabek (4) delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at the Rogers Centre. The Nationals beat the Blue Jays 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Berti – 0/4, RBI
Peter Mooney – 3/4, 2 R, RBI, K
Mike Crouse – 0/4, BB, 3 K
K.C. Hobson – 4/5, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Marcus Knecht – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K
Nick Baligod – 2/5, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Matt Newman – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB
Pierce Rankin – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K
Shane Opitz – 1/4, K, CS


Kyle Drabek – 3 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
John Anderson – W, 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Tony Davis – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Ajay Meyer – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: K.C. Hobson

Lansing Lugnuts (41-58)

The Lugnuts beat the Kane County Cougars 5-2 on Monday. Taylor Cole wasn’t at his best, but limited damage, going five innings and giving up two runs on two hits and four walks. Justin Jackson, Tucker Donahue and Arik Sikula followed with four shutout innings to nail down the victory. The offense was spread out through the entire lineup but the top half was by far the most effective. One night after getting on base six times (four hits and two walks), Dalton Pompey reached base two more times with a double and walk, scoring two runs and stealing two bases. Jorge Flores, Dwight Smith, Jr. and Christian Lopes were all members of the two-hit club and Kevin Patterson drove in two with a double and walked twice. Kellen Sweeney’s slump continues as he was the only player to go hitless, striking out three times and having his batting average fall to .184.


Dalton Pompey – 1/4, 2 R, 2B, BB, K, 2 SB
Jorge Flores – 2/3, 2 R, K, SB
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 2/5, 2 RBI
Kevin Patterson – 1/3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K
Christian Lopes – 2/5, K
Santiago Nessy – 1/4, 2 K, PO
Carlos Ramirez – 1/3, BB, SB
Jason Leblebijian – 1/4, K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/4, 3 K


Taylor Cole – W, 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Justin Jackson – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Tucker Donahue – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Arik Sikula – S, 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kevin Patterson

Vancouver Canadians (21-16)

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Bluefield Blue Jays (19-11)

The Bluefield Blue Jays lost a heartbreaker 7-6 by giving up five runs in the top of the ninth inning to the Bristol White Sox. Alberto Tirado wasn’t as good as the team had hoped, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks but his piggy-back partner, Jairo Labourt was dominant. Labourt threw four innings, giving up only a hit and a walk while striking out six. Brett Barber was charged for the five runs in the ninth inning but they were all unearned as the defense coughed up three errors. The offense launched the ball in Bluefield, hitting three home runs – one each from Dawel Lugo, Jorge Saez and John Silviano. Tim Locastro each had two hits and stole a base in the game.


D.J. Davis – 0/3, 2 BB, CS, E
Tim Locastro – 2/4, R, 3B, BB, SB
Derrick Loveless – 1/4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Dawel Lugo – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, E
Jorge Saez – 2/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 K, E, 3 PB
John Silviano – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Nico Taylor – 0/0, BB
Matt Dean – 2/5, R, K, SB
Jesus Gonzalez – 1/4, K
Angel Rojas – 1/4, 2 K


Alberto Tirado – 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Jairo Labourt – 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K
Brett Barber – L, 2/3 IP, 2 H, 5 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Francisco Gracesqui – 1/3 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jairo Labourt

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (11-14)

The GCL Blue Jays lost again, this time to the GCL Astros on Monday. The day marked the professional debut of 30th round pick, Rowdy Tellez. Tellez had an RBI double but also made an error at first base and struck out twice. Edwin Fuentes, playing third, had the best game at the plate, going three for three with a double, a walk and a stolen base. Franklin Barreto had another two singles and a stolen base. The starting tandem of Jesus Tinoco and Alejandro Solarte gave up all four runs with Tinoco getting hit hardest, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks in four innings while Solarte gave up just one run on four hits and one walk in his three and a third innings.

Roster Note: Lydell Moseby was promoted to Bluefield.


Franklin Barreto – 2/4, R, SB
Koby Kraemer – 0/4, K
Thomas Collins III – 1/4, R, K
Rowdy Tellez – 1/4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, E
Sean Hurley – 0/4, K, OF Asst.
Edwin Fuentes – 3/3, R, 2B, BB, SB
Dan Jansen – 1/3, RBI, BB
Andres De Aza – 0/4, K
Daniel Devonshire – 0/3, K


Jesus Tinoco – L, 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Alejandro Solarte – 3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Fernandez – 2/3 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Edwin Fuentes

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