Nolin and Nolan, Going to Bat For YOU: August 7 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (59-57)

Scheduled Off Day

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (55-59)

Nolin and Nolan (a new law firm?) were the heroes as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats pulled one out of the fire with a walk-off win in eleven innings 2-1 over the Bowie Baysox on Wednesday night. The pitching was outstanding, especially starter Sean Nolin who went six innings, giving up one run on seven hits and one walk and striking out thirteen batters. Ryan Tepera, Randy Boone and Scott Gracey teamed up for another five scoreless innings with Gracey taking the victory. The offense only managed to score two runs on their nine hits but most of the offense came from three players. Kenny Wilson went two for five and was caught stealing while Andy Burns went two for five with a triple, a run scored but was picked off of third base by catcher Brian Ward (who also threw out two runners trying to steal). Kevin Nolan was the hero with the walk-off single as part of a three-for-five night.

May 24, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Nolin (71) delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Wilson – 2/5, CS
Andy Burns – 2/5, R, 3B, PO, E
Adam Loewen – 0/4, RBI, BB, 2 K
Brad Glenn – 1/5, 2 K
Kevin Nolan – 3/5, 2B, RBI
A.J. Jimenez –  0/3, BB, K, CS
Ryan Schimpf – 0/4, 3 K
Lance Zawadzki – 1/4, K
Jack Murphy – 0/3, R, BB, 3 K


Sean Nolin – 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 13 K
Ryan Tepera – 1 IP, 2 K
Randy Boone – 2 IP, 1 K
Scott Gracey – W, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Sean Nolin and Kevin Nolan

Dunedin Blue Jays (53-56)

Very little went right as the Dunedin Blue Jays were decimated by the Lakeland Flying Tigers 19-6 on Wednesday. Starter Aaron Sanchez only pitched to three batters before being removed from the game, a sign that doesn’t look good. Apparently, according to a tweet from the Dunedin Blue Jays twitter account, Sanchez called for the trainer before leaving the game. He was relieved by a series of pitchers who all gave up runs, but only eleven of the nineteen runs were earned as five errors by fielders (three were by pitchers themselves) contributed to some of the awfulness. The offense wasn’t all that bad, getting a pair of hits from Shane Opitz (now hitting .310 on the season in Dunedin), K.C. Hobson and Gustavo Pierre. The team hit three doubles on the night, one each from Opitz, Hobson and Mike Crouse while Marcus Knecht hit his ninth home run of the season.


Jon Berti – 0/4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
Shane Opitz – 2/5, 2B, E
Mike Crouse – 1/4, R, 2B, BB, 2 K, E
K.C. Hobson – 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
Gustavo Pierre – 2/5, R, RBI, K
Matt Newman – 1/5, R
Chris Schaeffer – 0/3, BB
Nick Baligod – 0/3, RBI, BB


Aaron Sanchez – 1/3 IP, 2 BB
John Anderson – 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K
Kramer Champlin – 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 9 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 3 HR
Shawn Griffith – 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 1 K
Justin Jackson – 1 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 HR

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

Lansing Lugnuts (50-65)

The Lansing Lugnuts sent a barrage of extra-base hits at the West Michigan White Caps and pitcher Montreal Robertson (yes, that’s his name), defeating them 9-3 on Wednesday. Starter Taylor Cole had another good start, going five and two-thirds innings and giving up just one run on four hits and a walk. Chad Girodo (ninth round pick this year) went another one and a third solid innings and Wil Browning finished the game, giving up two runs but striking out three. The offense went into high gear, with everyone except Kellen Sweeney and Dalton Pompey getting at least one hit. Emilio Guerrero (a double and a triple), Christian Lopes (single, double and a walk), Carlos Ramirez (single, double, two walks), Chris Hawkins (single and a double) and Daniel Klein (single, a double and a walk) all had two hits each. Kevin Patterson hit the team’s only home run and took a walk. Ramirez also added a stolen base to his resume for the evening.


Dalton Pompey – 0/4, BB, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 2/5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI
Christian Lopes – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB
Kevin Patterson – 1/4, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K
Carlos Ramirez – 2/3, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB, SB
Jordan Leyland – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Chris Hawkins – 2/5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
Daniel Klein – 2/3, R, 2B, BB
Kellen Sweeney – 0/4, K, E


Taylor Cole – W, 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Chad Girodo – 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Wil Browning – 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Taylor Cole and Carlos Ramirez

Vancouver Canadians (27-22)

On All-Star Break

Bluefield Blue Jays (32-14)

The Bluefield Blue Jays continue to churn through their opposition, taking another game from their neighbouring rival the Princeton Rays 5-1. The Blue Jays got another well-pitched game from a trio of pitchers. Alberto Tirado started and went four innings, giving up Princeton’s sole run on five hits and three walks but struck out six. Alvido Jimenez took the win based on three one-hit innings in which he struck out four batters and Phil Kish gave up a hit and struck out one in his two innings of work. While the team had nine hits on the night, only four players actually contributed. Matt Dean (three for four with a triple), Jorge Saez (three for four with a double and two RBI) and Jesus Gonzalez (two for four with two RBI) each had multi-hit games and Mitch Nay had one hit.


D.J. Davis – 0/5, K
Tim Locastro – 0/5, 2 K
Jonathan Davis – 0/4, K
Mitch Nay – 1/4, R, K
Dawel Lugo – 0/4, K
Matt Dean – 3/4, 2 R, 3B, RBI
Derrick Loveless – 0/3, R, BB, K
Jorge Saez – 3/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Jesus Gonzalez – 2/4, 2 RBI


Alberto Tirado – 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K
Alvido Jimenez – 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Phil Kish – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jorge Saez, Alberto Tirado, Alvido Jimenez

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (17-22)

The GCL Blue Jays got back on the winning path, beating the GCL Astros by a 10-3 score on Wednesday. Chris Rowley went six innings and gave up just one run on two hits and one walk while striking out four to pick up his third win and bring his ERA to 1.35 on the season. The offense was excellent with only Edwin Fuentes failing to get a hit in the thirteen-hit attack. Outfielder Sean Hurley hit his second home run of the season, Franklin Barreto and Gabriel Cenas hit triples and Thomas Collins III and Dan Jansen each hit doubles. For Jansen it was a three-hit day and Rowdy Tellez, Cenas and Hurley had two-hit days.


Franklin Barreto – 1/4, 2 R, 3B, RBI
Edwin Fuentes – 0/5, R, 2 K
Thomas Collins III – 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K, SF
Rowdy Tellez – 2/4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Gabriel Cenas – 2/3, 2 R, 3B, RBI, 2 BB
Dan Jansen – 3/4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Sean Hurley – 2/5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
Josh Almonte – 1/4, BB, 2 K, CS
Will Dupont – 1/3, 2 R, BB


Chris Rowley – W, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Cale Wine – 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 K
Drew Permison – 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chris Rowley and Dan Jansen

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