Stroman Strong, Romero . . . not so much: August 6 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (59-57)

The Buffalo Bisons got some much needed offense in a 12-8 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox. Starter Ricky Romero, however, couldn’t get out of the fourth inning, giving up seven runs on eight hits (including two home runs) and two walks while only striking out two. The bullpen did a fantastic job the rest of the way, with Buddy Carlyle and Jeremy Jeffress only giving up a hit and two walks over the next four and a third innings. Carlyle was especially effective, striking out six of the nine batters he faced. Anthony Gose continues to show some life, hitting his third home run of the season to go with a single, a stolen base and three runs scored. Clint Robinson went three for five with three runs scored, two doubles and three RBI. Ryan Goins also had a big game, with two singles, a double, a walk, one run scored and two RBI. Mike McCoy got on base three times with two singles and a walk.

May 23, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Anthony Gose (8) singles in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Baltimore 12-6. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Mike McCoy – 2/4, 2 R, BB, 2 K
Anthony Gose – 2/5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K, SB
Kevin Pillar – 1/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
Clint Robinson – 3/5, 3 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, K
Ricardo Nanita – 1/5, R, 2B, 2 K
Luis Jimenez – 1/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
Ryan Goins – 3/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K
Mike Nickeas – 1/4, 2B, RBI, 2 K
Munenori Kawasaki – 1/4, RBI, 2 K


Ricky Romero – 3 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Buddy Carlyle – W, 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K
Jeremy Jeffress – 1 2/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Mickey Storey – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Buddy Carlyle and Ryan Goins

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (54-59)

In a tough pitcher’s duel, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats came out on the wrong side, losing 2-1 to the Bowie Baysox. Marcus Stroman continued his outstanding work for the Fisher Cats, going seven innings and giving up both runs on eight hits. He struck out seven – not exactly the gaudy total of his last two starts but still excellent. On the offense, Andy Burns and A.J. Jimenez each went two for four with a double and Burns was the only Fisher Cat who didn’t strike out. Kevin Nolan also went two for four.

Roster Move: The Fisher Cats released IF Tommy Manzella and activated John Tolisano off the DL.

Kenny Wilson – 1/4, K
Andy Burns – 2/4, 2B,
Adam Loewen – 0/3, BB, K
Brad Glenn – 1/4, K
Kevin Nolan – 2/4, R, K
A.J. Jimenez –  2/4, 2B, RBI, K
Gabe Jacobo – 0/4, K
Kevin Ahrens – 0/3, K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/1, K
John Tolisano – 0/3, K


Marcus Stroman – L, 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 7 K
Randy Boone – 1 IP, 1 K
Alan Farina – 1 IP, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Marcus Stroman

Dunedin Blue Jays (53-55)

Scheduled Off Day

Lansing Lugnuts (49-65)

2013 eighth round pick Kendall Graveman was solid for the Lansing Lugnuts but they couldn’t score against the Fort Wayne Tin Caps and lost 3-1 on Tuesday. Graveman went five innings and gave up only two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Griffin Murphy, who has been excellent lately, pitched two perfect innings and struck out three. Ian Kadish ended up giving up one more run in his inning on two hits before getting out of the jam. The offense only managed seven hits (three doubles) and only Christian Lopes had more than one (two singles). Dalton Pompey was on base three times with a double and two walks.


Dwight Smith, Jr. – 0/3, BB, PO, E
Dalton Pompey – 1/2, 2B, 2 BB
Christian Lopes – 2/4
Jordan Leyland – 0/3, R, BB, K
Carlos Ramirez – 1/4, 2B, OF Asst.
Santiago Nessy – 1/4, 3 K
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3, 2B, RBI
Daniel Klein – 0/3, E
Jason Leblebijian – 1/3


Kendall Graveman – L, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K
Griffin Murphy – 2 IP, 3 K
Ian Kadish – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kendall Graveman

Vancouver Canadians (27-22)

On All-Star Break

Bluefield Blue Jays (31-14)

In a double header with the Princeton Rays (as part of the Mercer Cup competition between the two teams to see who wins the season series) the Bluefield Blue Jays split a pair of well-pitched games.

In Game 1, Chase DeJong got the start and took a loss 3-2, despite only giving up six hits and one walk on the game. Reports of DeJong’s nasty curveball came across twitter and he had a good night with the strikeout, ringing up six Princeton batters. D.J. Davis had an excellent game, going two for four with a double while only two other Blue Jays, Dawel Lugo and Jonathan Davis had hits.

In Game 2, it was Zak Wasilewsi who led the way in a 2-0 win, bringing the cheese to the party, going four scoreless innings, giving up three hits and two walks while striking out five. Yeyfry Del Rosario pitched two innings for the win and Brett Barber picked up his sixth save. Dawel Lugo had another big game, going two for three with a double, a run scored and an RBI while John Silviano had a rough night, striking out in all three of his at bats.

Game 1


D.J. Davis – 2/4, R, 2B
Tim Locastro – 0/2
Nico Taylor – 0/3, K
Mitch Nay – 0/2, R, BB
Dawel Lugo – 1/3
Matt Dean – 0/3, K
Derrick Loveless – 0/2, BB, K
Jorge Saez – 0/3, PB
Jonathan Davis – 1/3


Chase DeJong – L, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

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

Game 2


D.J. Davis – 0/3, 2 K
Alexis Maldonado – 1/3, 2 K
Jonathan Davis – 1/3
Mitch Nay – 1/3, R, K
Dawel Lugo – 2/3, R, 2B, RBI, K
John Silviano – 0/3, 3 K
Jesus Gonzalez – 0/2, RBI, SF
Lydell Moseby – 0/3, K
Andres Sotillo – 0/3, K


Zakery Wasilewski – 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario – W, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Brett Barber – S, 1 IP, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Zak Wasilewski and Dawel Lugo

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (16-22)

The GCL Blue Jays lost another game to the Yankees2 squad 8-1 despite throwing eight innings of shutout baseball. The Rehabbing Chads (Jenkins and Beck) each went a scoreless inning in their rehab assignments before 2013 second rounder Clinton Hollon came on to throw three perfect innings, striking out two. Jacob Brentz (2013 eleventh rounder) made another appearance, throwing a scoreless innings, walking a batter and Jimmy Cordero (a twenty-one year old Dominican) threw another two innings without giving up a run. It all came apart in the ninth with Kamakani Usui getting charged with five runs in a third of an inning and Jose Fernandez giving up the rest (three runs of his own plus two of Usui’s inherited runners). The batters only had one hit, a double by Franklin Barreto.

Roster Move: Chad Jenkins was sent to Dunedin for a rehab assignment.


Franklin Barreto – 1/4, R, 2B, 2 K, E
Rolando Segovia – 0/4, K
Thomas Collins III – 0/4, 2 K
Rowdy Tellez – 0/3
Michael De La Cruz – 0/3, 2 K
Sean Hurley – 0/3, K
Koby Kraemer – 0/3
Adnres De Aza – 0/3, 3 K
Nathan DeSouza – 0/1, 2 BB


Chad Jenkins – 1 IP, 2 K
Chad Beck – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Clinton Hollon – 3 IP, 2 K
Jacob Brentz – 1 IP, 1 BB
Jimmy Cordero – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Kamakani Usui – L, 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 1 BB
Jose Fernandez – 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Clinton Hollon

If you like what you’ve seen by Jay Blue, read his work and listen to his podcast on Blue Jays from Away and follow him on Twitter: @Jaysfromaway.