Happ Stumbles: July 28 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (54-52)

The Buffalo Bisons were shut out by the Toledo Mud Hens 6-0 on Sunday. Rehabbing J.A. Happ made the start and went four and two-thirds innings and giving up all six runs on eight hits and three walks (with two home runs). Bobby Korecky and Joel Carreno combined for the remaining three and a third innings. The offense only had four hits, from Anthony Gose, Andy LaRoche, Ryan Goins and Mike McCoy.

Sep 20, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joel Carreno (34) pitches during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 10-7. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports


Kevin Pillar – 0/4, 2 K, OF Asst.
Anthony Gose – 1/3, 2 K, PO
Mauro Gomez – 0/4, 3 K
Luis Jimenez – 0/4
Moises Sierra – 0/3, BB
Andy LaRoche – 1/3, BB, K
Ryan Goins – 1/3, BB
Sean Ochinko – 0/3, K
Mike McCoy – 1/2, BB, K


J.A. Happ – L, 4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
Bobby Korecky – 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Bobby Korecky and Joel Carreno

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (52-54)

Altoona took a third game in a row from New Hampshire 7-3 on Sunday. Starter Deck McGuire had a rough time in his five innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits (including a home run) and two walks while striking out only two. Chorye Spoone gave up the two other runs over two innings. The Fisher Cats only had three hits including a home run from Ryan Schimpf and a double from Adam Loewen who also stole a base and threw out a runner at third base.


Adam Loewen – 1/3, R, 2B, BB, SB, OF Asst.
Andy Burns – 0/4
Gabe Jacobo – 0/2, 2 BB, K
Brad Glenn – 0/4, 2 RBI
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, K
Kevin Ahrens – 0/4, K
Brian Van Kirk – 0/4
Jack Murphy – 0/3, BB, E
Tommy Manzella – 1/2, R, BB


Deck McGuire – L, 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Alan Farina – 1 IP, 2 K
Chorye Spoone – 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Scott Gracey – 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Adam Loewen

Dunedin Blue Jays (50-50)

The Dunedin Blue Jays fell back to .500 on the season, losing a slugfest with the Jupiter Hammerheads 10-8. Starter Aaron Sanchez didn’t get out of the first inning, facing only nine batters, giving up five runs on two hits, four walks and a hit batter in just two-thirds of an inning. Wil Browning gave up one in two and a third innings and Dayton Marze gave up another two runs in two innings. Justin Jackson and Tony Davis combined for three scoreless innings before Blake McFarland came on for the ninth and gave up two unearned runs. The offense combined for eleven hits including three-run home runs by Shane Opitz and Marcus Knecht. Jon Berti and Kenny Wilson each had two hits.


Kenny Wilson –  2/5, R, RBI, K, OF Asst.
Jon Berti – 2/4, 2 R, BB
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, BB
Marcus Knecht –1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 K
Matt Newman – 1/3, BB, CS
Gustavo Pierre – 1/2, 2B, RBI, SF
Oliver Dominguez – 1/4, R, K
Derrick Chung – 1/4, R, 2B
Shane Opitz – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, K


Aaron Sanchez – 2/3 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 BB
Wil Browning – 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K
Dayton Marze – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Justin Jackson – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H
Tony Davis – 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Blake McFarland – L, 1 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jon Berti

Lansing Lugnuts (44-60)

The Lansing Lugnuts lost their sixtieth game of the season 7-1 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The Hot Rods got to starter Taylor Cole for four runs in the first inning and the Lugnuts weren’t able to get anything going on offense. The only pitcher who wasn’t charged with a run was sixth round draft pick Matt Boyd who pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Dalton Pompey had a two-for-four game that included a double and Carlos Ramirez did the same and also threw out a runner at the plate.


Jorge Flores – 0/4, BB, K
Dalton Pompey – 2/4, R, 2B, BB, K
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/4, K
Christian Lopes – 1/4, BB, K
Jordan Leyland – 1/3, RBI, BB
Emilio Guerrero – 1/4, E
Carlos Ramirez – 2/4, 2B, K, OF Asst.
Daniel Klein – 1/4, K, 3 PB
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, BB, E


Taylor Cole – 4 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Griffin Murphy – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Matt Boyd – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Tucker Donahue – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey

Vancouver Canadians (25-18)

July 27 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and fall to the Eugene Emeralds 5-2. Starter Kyle Anderson was strong through five and two-thirds giving up only one run on three hits and striking out five. Tim Brechbuehler gave up a run without making an out and Alonzo Gonzalez ended up giving up the final three in his two innings of work. The top of the lineup did the heavy lifting for the C’s with Chaz Frank and Justin Atkinson getting two hits apiece and Frank, Melvin Garcia and L.B. Dantzler each hitting doubles. Catcher Michael Reeves failed to get a hit, dropping his batting average to .347.


Chaz Frank – 2/4, 2B, BB, K, SB
Melvin Garcia – 1/3, R, 2B, 2 K
Justin Atkinson – 2/5, RBI, 3 K, E
L.B. Dantzler – 1/3, 2B, 2 BB
Brenden Kalfus – 1/5, K, OF Asst.
Michael Reeves – 0/4, BB, 2 K, CS
Seth Conner – 1/4, 2 K
David Harris – 0/2, R, 2 BB
Christian Vazquez – 0/1, 2 BB, E


Kyle Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5 K
Tim Brechbuehler – 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R
Alonzo Gonzalez – L, 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 K
Garrett Pickens – 1/3 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chaz Frank

Bluefield Blue Jays (24-12)

In Game 1, starter Jairo Labourt went six innings, dominating the Princeton Rays giving up only four hits and a walk while striking out six. Adaric Kelly pitched a scoreless seventh inning to preserve the shutout. 2B Tim Locastro hit his first pro home run in the third inning and Jorge Saez drove in one with a double and another with sac fly for two RBI on the game. Mitch Nay hit the team’s other double and Matt Dean went two for two with an RBI while Derrick Loveless hit a triple.

The Bluefield Blue Jays swept the double header by dominating Game 2 in a 2-0 victory. Alberto Tirado went five innings, giving up only two hits and striking out four. Yeyfry Del Rosario struck out hte side in his inning and Brett Barber finished the game, with a clean seventh. The offense only needed the two solo home they got, one from Dawel Lugo and one from D.J. Jones who each had another hit. Lydell Moseby had the other hit, a double, for the Blue Jays.

Game 1


D.J. Davis – 0/3, 3 K
Timothy Locastro – 1/3, R, HR, RBI
Nico Taylor – 0/3
Mitch Nay – 1/3, R, 2B, K
Dawel Lugo – 1/2, 2 R, BB, E
Jorge Saez – 1/2, 2B, 2 RBI, SF
Matt Dean – 2/2, R, RBI
Lydell Moseby – 0/1, K
Derrick Loveless – 1/2, R, 3B, RBI
Jesus Gonzalez – 0/1, RBI, K, SF


Jairo Labourt – W, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K
Adaric Kelly – 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jairo Labourt

Game 2:


Timothy Locastro – 0/3, K
Alexis Maldonado – 0/3
Nico Taylor – 0/2
Derrick Loveless – 0/1, K
Mitch Nay – 0/3, K
Dawel Lugo – 2/3, R, HR, RBI
Jonathan Davis – 0/3, K
Lydell Moseby – 1/2, 2B,K
Garrett Custons – 0/2
D.J. Jones – 2/2, R, HR, RBI


Alberto Tirado – W, 5 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – 1 IP, 3 K
Brett Barber – S, 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Alberto Tirado

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (15-15)

Scheduled Off Day

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