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Pompey Explodes: August 28 Minor League Report


Buffalo Bisons (70-69)

The Buffalo Bisons’ playoff hopes took another step backwards with a 5-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wings. Thad Weber was solid, giving up three runs (two earned) over six innings on eight hits with just one walk and eight striekouts. Joel Carreno gave up an unearned run and Luis Perez, just transferred up to Buffalo to continue his rehab, gave up the other run. Luis Jimenez, who’s been in and out of the lineup, hit his seventeenth home run of the year and Brad Glenn went two for four with a solo home run in the second inning.

Roster Note: LHP Luis Perez was sent to Buffalo to continue his rehab assignment.

Brad Glenn takes a swing with the Buffalo Bisons on August 16, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue


Mike McCoy – 0/5
Blake Gailen – 1/4, 2B, 2 K, E, OF Asst.
Mauro Gomez – 1/3, 2B, BB, K
Brad Glenn – 2/4, R, HR, RBI
Andy LaRoche – 1/4, 2B
Luis Jimenez – 1/4, R, HR, RBI
Jim Negrych – 0/4, 2 K
Ryan Langerhans – 1/4, 2 K
Mike Nickeas – 1/3, 2B, BB


Thad Weber – L, 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K
Joel Carreno – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 K
Luis Perez – 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB
Scott Gracey – 1/3 IP

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Brad Glenn

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (67-69)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Portland Sea Dogs 8-6. Ryan Schimpf led the way with three hits including a double and his team-leading twenty-third home run to go along with a walk and three runs scored. Kevin Ahrens went two for two with a double and two RBI while Amadeo Zazueta went two for four with a double and two RBI. Kenny Wilson and Adam Loewen each had a single and double while Andy Burns drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly. Austin Bibens-Dirkx had a very solid start, giving up just one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in his six innings. Dayton Marze and Alan Farina (who earned the win) were charged with the other five Portland runs.


Kenny Wilson – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, K
Andy Burns – 1/3, 2 RBI, BB, SF
Kevin Nolan – 0/4, BB
Adam Loewen – 2/4, R, 2B, BB, K, E, OF Asst.
Ryan Schimpf – 3/4, 3 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB
Pierce Rankin – 0/5, 2 K, PB
Jon Talley – 1/2, 2B, K
Kevin Ahrens – 2/2, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Lance Zawadzki – 1/3, R, BB, K, E
Amadeo Zazueta – 2/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI


Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K
Dayton Marze – 1/3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 BB
Alan Farina – W, 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K, 1 HR
Ryan Tepera – S, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Ryan Schimpf

Dunedin Blue Jays (60-67)

Finally getting caught up with missed games due to rain, the Dunedin Blue Jays were swept in a double header with the Daytona Cubs.

Scott Copeland was roughed up in Game 1, going three innings and giving up six runs on five hits and four walks and, despite solid efforts from Wil Browning and Justin Jackson, the offense could only score two runs. The batters only had six hits including a double by Derrick Chung and a triple by Jorge Flores.

Taylor Cole made his Dunedin debut in the second game and had a much better outing than Copeland did, going five innings and giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks. The offense only managed two hits in this game, creating serious doubts about the team’s ability to compete offensively in the upcoming playoffs.

Roster Notes: RHP Taylor Cole was promoted to Dunedin from Lansing while Shane Opitz was placed on the DL.

Game 1


Jon Berti – 1/4, RBI
Jonathan Jones – 1/4, K
Matt Newman – 1/4
Mike Crouse – 0/3
K.C. Hobson – 0/2, BB
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3, 2 K, E
Marcus Knecht – 1/3, 2 K, OF Asst.
Derrick Chung – 1/2, R, 2B, BB
Jorge Flores – 1/3, R, 3B, RBI, K


Scott Copeland – L, 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Wil Browning – 2 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Justin Jackson – 1 IP, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Wil Browning

Game 2


Jon Berti – 0/3, K, E
Jonathan Jones – 0/2, BB
Matt Newman – 1/2, BB, K
Mike Crouse – 0/3, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3
Marcus Knecht – 0/3, 2 K
Oliver Dominguez – 1/3, K
Chris Schaeffer – 0/3, K
Jorge Flores – 0/2


Taylor Cole – L, 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
Tyler Ybarra – 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Taylor Cole

Lansing Lugnuts (58-76)

After a day off, the Lansing Lugnuts overwhelmed the Lake County Captains by an 11-2 final score. Dalton Pompey,who continues to swing a big stick, hit his fifth home run of the year (giving him three in the past two games) as well as two doubles and scored three runs and drove in four. Jordan Leyland and Kellen Sweeney also had two-hit games and Sweeney drove in a pair of runs. Chris Hawkins went one for three and walked twice to allow him to score three runs. Kendall Graveman had a solid start, going five innings and giving up just one run on six hits while Kramer Champlin had three great innings of relief in which he gave up just two hits and struck out five.

Roster Note: Taylor Cole was promoted to Dunedin.


Dalton Pompey – 3/5, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Christian Lopes – 1/5, 2 RBI
Dwight Smith, Jr. – 1/4, RBI, BB, K
Kevin Patterson – 0/4, BB, 2 K
Jordan Leyland – 2/5, R, K
Santiago Nessy – 1/5, 2 R
Chris Hawkins – 1/3, 3 R, 2 BB
Jason Leblebijian – 1/4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
Kellen Sweeney – 2/5, R, 2 RBI, K, E


Kendall Graveman – W, 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 K
Kramer Champlin – 3 IP, 2 H, 5 K
Tucker Donahue – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HR

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey

Vancouver Canadians (36-34)

No game on August 27

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

Bluefield Blue Jays (40-25)

The Bluefield Blue Jays continued their losing skid with a 7-6 loss to the Kingsport Mets. Despite a strong outing from Chase DeJong, who went five innings and gave up just one unearned run on four hits and one walk, striking out five, the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Clinton Hollon gave up three runs (two earned) in one inning while Tim Mayza didn’t get an out in the process of giving up another two runs (one earned). On the offensive side, Jorge Saez hit two doubles while Matt Dean had a single and a triple. Franklin Barreto made two errors but drove in two runs with a double in five trips to the plate.


Franklin Barreto – 1/5, 2B, 2 RBI, K, 2 E
D.J. Davis – 1/4, RBI, BB, K, CS
Tim Locastro – 1/2, R, BB, K, SB
Alexis Maldonado – 1/2, 2 E
Mitch Nay –  1/5, 2 K
Matthew Dean – 2/4, 3B, RBI, K, SB
Jorge Saez – 2/4, R, 2 2B, RBI, K
D.J. Jones – 0/0, R
Derrick Loveless – 1/3, 2 R, BB, K
Nico Taylor – 0/3, K
Jesus Gonzalez – 0/1, K


Chase DeJong – 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K
Clinton Hollon – 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB
Tim Mayza – 0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER)
Adaric Kelly – 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
Phil Kish – L, 1 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Chase DeJong and Jorge Saez

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (27-31)

With only one more game remaining in the Gulf Coast League, the GCL Blue Jays lost to the Yankees1 squad 3-2 in ten innings. The pitching was generally very good, with two of the three runs being unearned and Daniel Lietz was probably the best of the bunch, starting the game and throwing three shutout innings, giving up just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts. Jake Brentz pitched a perfect inning while Conner Green had three decent innings, giving up one unearned run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Steve Delabar and Chad Beck each threw an inning while working their way back from injuries. On the hitting side, Edwin Fuentes had another two-hit game while Rowdy Tellez got on base four times with two singles and two walks to share Player of the Game honours for the third consecutive game.

Roster Note: Steve Delabar is beginning his rehab assignment with the GCL Blue Jays.


Rolando Segovia – 1/4, R, BB, K, PO, CS, E
Edwin Fuentes – 2/5, R, 2 K, E
Gabriel Cenas – 0/2
Daniel Devonshire – 1/1, BB
Rowdy Tellez – 2/3, 2 BB
Dan Jansen – 1/5, RBI, K
Nathan DeSouza – 0/4, K
Sean Hurley – 0/1
Josh Almonte – 1/4, 2 K
Andres De Aza – 1/4, K
Andrew Florides – 0/3, BB, K, E


Daniel Lietz – 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Steve Delabar – 1 IP
Chad Beck – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 K
Jacob Brentz – 1 IP, 1 K
Conner Greene – 3 IP, 3 H 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K
Alejandro Solarte – L, 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R

Jay Blue’s Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez and Daniel Lietz

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