Bluefield Brings the Bombs: August 4 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (58-56)

The Buffalo Bisons got clobbered by the Pawtucket Red Sox and top prospect Anthony Ranaudo 8-1. Justin Germano couldn’t keep the Paw Sox off the board and gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk in five innings. Joel Carreno was the only pitcher who didn’t get scored upon, striking out two in his one inning of relief. Anthony Gose had the only multi-hit game, going two for four with a run, a double and a stolen base.

Roster Moves: RHP Brad Lincoln was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays and OF Ricardo Nanita was activated off the DL.

Anthony Gose takes a cut for the Buffalo Bisons. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue


Anthony Gose – 2/4, R, 2B, K, SB
Kevin Pillar – 1/4
Jim Negrych – 1/4
Andy LaRoche – 0/4
Luis Jimenez – 0/4
Moises Sierra – 0/4, K
Ryan Goins – 1/3, K
Sean Ochinko – 1/3
Munenori Kawasaki – 0/3, K


Justin Germano – L, 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Bobby Korecky – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 K
Jeremy Jeffress – 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Anthony Gose

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (54-58)

The Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t handle the Richmond Flying Squirrels as they lost again 8-3 on Sunday. Drew Hutchison was strong in another rehab start, going four and a third innings and giving up two runs (just one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Dustin Antolin couldn’t get the job done, giving up three runs in just two-thirds of an inning while Ryan Tepera gave up the final three (two earned) in the eighth. Gabe Jacobo had a pair of hits and a pair of walks for the Fisher Cats and Andy Burns went one for four with a home run (his fifth in New Hampshire).

Kenny Wilson – 0/4, 2 K
Andy Burns – 1/4, R, HR, RBI, E
Adam Loewen – 1/4, K
Brad Glenn – 0/4, K
Kevin Nolan – 1/4, CS
Ryan Schimpf – 0/3, R, BB, 2 K
Gabe Jacobo – 2/2, R, 2 BB, E
Lance Zawadzki – 1/3, BB
Jack Murphy – 1/3, 2B, 2 RBI, K


Drew Hutchison – L, 4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K
Dustin Antolin – 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R
Tyson Brummett – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Ryan Tepera – 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Drew Hutchison and Gabe Jacobo

Dunedin Blue Jays (53-54)

The Dunedin Blue Jays took the lead early but the bullpen couldn’t hold on in a 5-4 loss to the Palm Beach Cardinals. Starter Scott Copeland was solid, giving up three runs (only one earned) over six innings on five hits and two walks. Justin Jackson and Blake McFarland each gave up a run, one in the eighth and one in the ninth. While Shane Optiz had the best day with the bat, going three for five, he also made two errors, leading to the unearned runs. K.C. Hobson hit two doubles while Matt Newman hit a pair of singles. Jon Berti, the Blue Jays’ prolific base thief, didn’t steal any but did drive home two runs.

Roster Moves: RHP Wil Browning was demoted to the Lansing Lugnuts.


Jon Berti – 1/4, R, 2 RBI, BB, K
Shane Opitz – 3/5, R, 2 E
Mike Crouse – 0/4, BB, 2 K
K.C. Hobson – 2/4, 2 2B, RBI, K
Marcus Knecht – 1/3, R, K
Matt Newman – 2/4, R, K
Derrick Chung – 0/4, K
Nick Baligod – 0/3, BB
Jorge Flores – 0/3


Scott Copeland – 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
Justin Jackson – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R
Blake McFarland – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 HR

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

Lansing Lugnuts (49-63)

The Lansing Lugnuts split their double header against their Fort Wayne Tin Caps, with each game ending up in a 3-2 final.

Daniel Norris had one of his best outings of the year to pick up the win in Game 1 of the double header. Norris went five innings, giving up only three hits and not walking anyone while picking up seven strikeouts. Efrain Nieves gave up two runs but Arik Sikula closed it out for the win. Jordan Leyland and Kevin Patterson had two hits each with Patterson adding a double to go along with a single and Leyland hitting a triple as well as a single.

In Game 2, Eric Brown made his first start for Lansing and, despite a rough start in which he gave up three runs in the bottom of the first inning, ended up with a very solid line of five innings, five hits, three runs, one walk and three strikeouts. Chad Girodo struck out a pair in his perfect inning. The ‘Nuts weren’t able to come up with enough offense to get Brown the win. They hit three doubles, one each from Daniel Klein, Emilio Guerrero and Kevin Patterson while Dalton Pompey went one for two with a walk and an RBI but was caught stealing in his first game in a few days.

Roster Notes: Wil Browning was demoted to the Lugnuts and RHP Tucker Donahue was placed on the DL

Game 1


Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/3, BB
Emilio Guerrero – 0/4
Christian Lopes – 0/1, R, 2 BB
Kevin Patterson – 2/3, R, 2B
Carlos Ramirez –0/3, R, RBI, K
Santiago Nessy – 1/2, RBI, SF
Chris Hawkins – 0/3
Jordan Leyland – 2/3, 3B, K
Kellen Sweeney – 0/3, K


Daniel Norris – W, 5 IP, 3 H, 7 K
Efrain Nieves – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Arik Sikula – S, 1 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Daniel Norris

Game 2


Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4
Dalton Pompey – 1/2, RBI, BB
Christian Lopes – 0/3, K
Kevin Patterson – 1/3, 2B, K
Carlos Ramirez –0/3
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3, R, 2B, K
Jordan Leyland – 1/2, BB
Daniel Klein – 1/2, R, 2B
Jason Leblebijian – 0/2, RBI


Eric Brown – L, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Chad Girodo – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Eric Brown

Vancouver Canadians (27-22)

August 4 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians shut out the Hillsboro Hops 4-0 on Sunday. Alberta native Shane Dawson continues to announce his presence in Vancouver with authority, striking out nine in five shutout innings in his second appearance in the Northwest League. Dawson only gave up four hits and no walks in that span. Scott Silverstein only gave up two hits and one walk in his two and a third innings and Garrett Pickens picked up his first save with one and two-thirds scoreless innings. Catcher Seth Conner drove in two runs for the C’s, going one for two and Ian Parmley had a pair of base hits, stole a base and scored a run. Chaz Frank and L.B. Dantzler each had one of the other RBI.


Chaz Frank – 1/4, 2B, RBI, K
Ian Parmley – 2/4, R, SB
Andy Fermin – 0/4, 2 K
L.B. Dantzler – 1/3 RBI, BB
Justin Atkinson – 1/3, R
Brenden Kalfus – 0/2, R, BB, E
Dan Arcila -0/2
Christian Vazquez – 0/3, K
Seth Conner – 1/2, R, 2 RBI, K


Shane Dawson – W, 5 IP, 4 H, 9 K
Scott Silverstein – 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB
Garrett Pickens – S, 1 2/3 IP, 1 H

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Shane Dawson

Bluefield Blue Jays (30-13)

The Bluefield Blue Jays keep on winning, steamrolling the Princeton Rays 13-3 on Sunday. The Blue Jays sent an epic fifteen batters to the plate in the fourth inning and scored a whopping ten runs before moving on. The Blue Jays were, of course, aided by the six errors committed by the Rays but got the job done with some outstanding hitting as well. Dawel Lugo stays hot, going three for four while Mitch Nay also maintains his production by going two for four with a home run and a walk. Nico Taylor also went deep and drove in three runs while Jonathan Davis hit his second home run of the season. Brady Dragmire had an outstanding start, giving up just one hit and striking out five over five innings. Piggy-back partner Adonys Cardona struggled, walking three and giving up three runs in his three and two-thirds innings.

Roster Moves: C Andres Sotillo was promoted from the GCL Blue Jays.


D.J. Davis – 1/5, R, 2 K
Alexis Maldonado – 1/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Nico Taylor – 1/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
D.J. Jones – 0/1
Mitch Nay – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 E
Dawel Lugo – 3/4, R, RBI, E
Angel Rojas – 0/1
Matt Dean – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI
Lydell Moseby – 0/2
Derrick Loveless – 0/3, BB, K
Jorge Saez – 1/4, R, K
Jonathan Davis – 1/3, 3 R, HR, RBI


Brady Dragmire – W, 5 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Adonys Cardona – 3 2/3 IP, 1 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
Phil Kish – 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Brady Dragmire

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (16-20)

Scheduled Off Day

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