Abbreviated August 23 Minor League Report
Buffalo Bisons (68-65)
Despite their depleted lineup, the Buffalo Bisons beat the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6-2 on Friday night. Brad Glenn led the way for the offense, hitting two home runs and driving in three runs. Mike McCoy had a pair of hits and stole a base while A.J. Jimenez bumped his average in Triple-A to .333 with a two-for-four game. Starter Thad Weber picked up his seventh win with a strong, eight-strikeout performance in giving up two runs in his five innings.
Brad Glenn (44) takes a swing for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on July 29, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue
Roster Notes: Mike Nickeas was placed on the Temporarily Inactive list.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Brad Glenn
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (64-66)
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t get much done against the Reading Fightin Phils and their top pitching prospect, Jesse Biddle in a 2-1 loss. Austin Bibens-Dirkx had another strong start, going seven and giving up just two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The Fisher Cats only had four hits as a team and Andy Burns extended his hitting streak to fourteen games with an infield single.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Dunedin Blue Jays (59-62)
The Dunedin Blue Jays played their first game in four days but lost 3-1 to the Brevard County Manatees. Scott Copeland got the loss in four innings of three-run, five-hit ball but he struck out five along the way. Four relievers combined to finish out the game but Jesse Hernandez pitched two excellent innings giving up just one hit. Outfielder Jonathan Jones returned from a long DL stint with a two-for two game and Shane Opitz had a pair of hits as well.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Jonathan Jones
Lansing Lugnuts (56-74)
While their first two games were low-scoring affairs, the Lansing Lugnuts and the Great Lakes Loons played an old-fashioned slugfest with Great Lakes coming out on top 8-7. Dwight Smith, Jr. had three of the team’s thirteen hits and drove in three runs on the night. Also registering a pair of hits were Jason Leblebijian, Chris Hawkins (with a triple), Emilio Guerrero and Dalton Pompey, who also walked. Taylor Cole gave up three runs (two earned) in his five and a third innings but Griffin Murphy gave up another four in just one and two-thirds innings.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dwight Smith, Jr.
Vancouver Canadians (34-32)
August 22 Game:
Both teams had ten hits but the Vancouver Canadians made three costly errors in an 8-4 loss to the Everett Aquasox. L.B. Dantzler hit his ninth home run of the season while Andy Fermin and Dawel Lugo each hit a pair of doubles and David Harris contributed with two singles. Starter Jeremy Gabryszwski gave up six runs in his five innings but only two were earned.
Roster Move: P Alvido Jimenez was promoted from Bluefield.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dawel Lugo
Late night Vancouver Canadians recaps will appear two days following the game.
Bluefield Blue Jays (39-21)
The Bluefield Blue Jays lost a second game in a row to the Kingsport Mets 7-0 on Friday. Chase DeJong had an outstanding start, going four innings and giving up just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine. Yeyfry Del Rosario gave up three runs (two earned), Phil Kish gave up a pair and Joe Lovecchio gave up one in the remaining five innings. The offense just had six hits on the night with Mitch Nay taking the team’s only walk to go along with his single.
Notes: Mitch Nay, Matt Dean and Jairo Labourt have been named as Appy League All-Stars.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chase DeJong
Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (26-29)
Another day, another win for the GCL Blue Jays, this time it was a 1-0 pitcher’s duel against the GCL Phillies. Dominican starter Miguel Castro made it two out of three excellent starts by going seven innings and giving up just two hits to the Phillies and struck out six. Incredibly this game did not feature one walk (for either team) as Kamakani Usui picked up the save by going two innings and giving up just three hits with two strikeouts. The offense did just enough to get the win, getting a sacrifice fly by catcher Dan Jansen to bring home Gabriel Cenas who had two hits in the game. Rowdy Tellez hit a double (his second in two days) and Richard Urena, the Dominican import had a base hit in his third U.S. game.
Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Miguel Castro
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