Abbreviated August 25 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (69-66)

The Buffalo Bisons couldn’t keep the ball rolling after a couple of wins, losing 7-0 to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Kyle Drabek got the start and gave up three runs in just three and a third innings on seven hits and a walk while Bobby Korecky gave up another three on four hits over three innings of his own. The offense managed seven hits including two each by Mauro Gomez (a single and a double) and Brad Glenn (two singles) with Andy LaRoche also hitting a double. A.J. Jimenez was held hitless for the first time in his Buffalo Bisons career.

September 17, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Mauro Gomez (50) hits a 2 RBI single in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mauro Gomez

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (66-67)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats took another game from the Reading Fightin Phils 7-3 thanks to an excellent performance from starter Deck McGuire. McGuire went seven innings and gave up two runs on just two hits and a walk while striking out seven. Kenny Wilson had three hits including a home run and Jack Murphy had three as well including a double and a triple. Kevin Nolan, Adam Loewen and John Tolisano also had a pair of hits in the club’s fourteen-hit attack and Tolisano added a pair of walks. Andy Burns’s fifteen-game hitting streak was snapped with an oh-for-five day.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Deck McGuire

Dunedin Blue Jays (60-63)

The Dunedin Blue Jays were powered to a 6-5 win over the Brevard County Manatees on the backs of a great game from Mike Crouse. Crouse went three for four with a home run and two RBI while “Mighty Mouse” Jorge Flores went three for three with two doubles, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base. John Anderson got the start and gave up all five runs in two and a third innings but the bullpen was excellent with six and two-thirds scoreless innings from Wil Browning, Ajay Meyer and Blake McFarland.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Mike Crouse

Lansing Lugnuts (56-76)

The Lansing Lugnuts lost a close game 5-4 in eleven innings on Sunday. Daniel Norris got the start and gave up just a run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings while Javier Avendano made a costly error that led to the three runs he gave up being unearned. He was otherwise very good, racking up five strikeouts in three innings. Ian Kadish struck out two in his inning of work but Arik Sikula gave up the winning run in the eleventh after two scoreless innings. The offense knocked out eleven hits including three from Dwight Smith, Jr. and two each from Chris Hawkins and Jordan Leyland.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dwight Smith, Jr.

Vancouver Canadians (35-34)

August 24 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians squandered an excellent start by Tom Robson that ended prematurely after he started yapping with umpires over some calls. While his numbers show that he struggled with his control (three walks over four and two-thirds innings), reports from Vancouver were that at least one of those walks was unearned due to poor umpiring. Robson was ejected in the fifth inning and relieved by Matt Dermody who pitched two innings and gave up an unearned run with four strikeouts. Chaz Frank went three for five with two RBI, L.B. Dantzler pushed his batting average to .322 with a pair of hits and Brenden Kalfus went three for four.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chaz Frank

August 25 Game:

The Vancouver Canadians beat the Spokane Indians by a score of 6-2 on Sunday. Kyle Anderson made another strong start, going seven shutout innings, giving up just four hits with three strikeouts. Michael Reeves had another big game, going two for three with a double, an RBI and a walk while Justin Atkinson also had a two-for-three game with two RBI, a run scored and a walk. Ian Parmley went two for four with a stolen base and Dawel Lugo hit a double, drove in two runs but made two defensive errors.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Kyle Anderson

Late night Vancouver Canadians recaps will appear two days following the game.

Bluefield Blue Jays (40-22)

The Bluefield Blue Jays lost an extra inning game in the tenth by a 4-3 score on Sunday. Jairo Labourt scattered seven hits over four and two-thirds innings giving up just two runs but Phil Kish gave up the winning run thanks, in part, to an error by Jonathan Davis. Mitch Nay, Alexis Maldonado and Andres Sotillo each had a pair of hits but Nay had a pair of errors as well.

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Andres Sotillo

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (27-29)

Scheduled Off Day

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