Blue Jays Minor League Report: Kyle Drabek gets drilled


Kyle Drabek delivers a pitch during spring training for the Toronto Blue Jays. Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bisons (7-5)

The Bisons played two games yesterday but weren’t able to come away with the victory in either. Ricky Romero started game one for the Herd and despite four walks allowed only one hit and one earned run. Chris Getz had an RBI and two stolen bases while Kevin Nolan was two for three with a double and a walk in his first game at the Triple-A level. Austin Bibens-Dirkx also made his first appearance in Triple-A this year but was charged with the loss after he allowed a run in the top of the ninth when the score was tied 1-1.

Game 1

Chris Getz – 1/4, RBI, BB, 2 SB
Steven Tolleson – 1/3, 2 BB, K, CS
Juan Francisco – 0/3, BB, K
Brett Carroll 0/1, K
Dan Johnson – 0/2, 2 BB
Matt Tuiasosopo – 0/4
Kevin Pillar – 0/3, BB, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/4, 3 K
Kevin Nolan – 2/3, 2B, BB, K
Mike Nickeas – 0/1
Jared Goedert – 0/1
Erik Kratz – 0/1, K

Ricky Romero – 6.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 BB, K
Ryan Tepera – 2.0, H, 2 BB, 2 K
Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 1.0 IP, H, ER, BB, K (L)

Game 2

Kevin Pillar had two hits including a double while Jared Goedert smashed a home run but the Bisons were ran over in game two 7-2. Kyle Drabek was drilled for ten base hits, three of which cleared the fence for homers. Chris Getz collected his third steal of the day while Dan Johnson also got on base twice with a base hit and a walk.

Chris Getz – 1/3, K, SB
Kevin Pillar – 2/3, 2 H, 2B, K
Juan Francisco – 0/3
Dan Johnson – 1/2, RBI, BB
Matt Tuiasosopo – 0/2, BB
Jared Goedert – 1/3, HR, RBI
Kevin Nolan – 0/3, 2 K
Erik Kratz – 0/3
Brett Carroll – 0/3, K

Kyle Drabek – 4.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 4 K (L)
Rob Rasmussen – 2.0 IP, H, ER, BB, K
John Stilson – 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (4-8)

Andy Burns led the way with two hits including one for extra bases to go along with the Fisher Cats’ only RBI. Brad Glenn also hit one for extra bases while Ryan Schimpf extended his hitting streak to five games. Scott Copeland started but was roughed up and only lasted one and two-thirds innings before he got the hook. Casey Lawrence kept the ‘Cats in the game by pitching nearly six frames of one-run ball but it wasn’t enough as Mets starter Matt Bowman was very good with 11 strikeouts.

Kenny Wilson – 0/4, 3 K
Jon Berti – 0/4, K
Ryan Schimpf – 1/4, 2 K
Brad Glenn – 1/3, 2B, BB, K
Andy Burns – 2/4, 2B, RBI, K
Gabe Jacobo – 1/4, 2 K
Yusuf Carter – 1/3
Mike Crouse – 0/3, 3 K
Peter Mooney 0/3, K

Scott Copeland – 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, ER, BB, 2 K (L)
John Anderson – 0.1 IP, 2 BB
Casey Lawrence – 5.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Scott Gracey – 0.1 IP, BB

Dunedin Blue Jays (11-2)

The D-Jays played a half inning of baseball before their game was suspended due to rain. Dwight Smith Jr. singled to lead off but when Smith was caught stealing following a K.C. Hobson strikeout the game was called. The game is scheduled to be completed today.

Lansing Lugnuts (3-10)

Santiago Nessy had a big game at the plate and was two for three with an extra base hit, walk and RBI. Dawel Lugo finally had a few balls drop in for him and added another two hits while Derrick Loveless also batted in a run. Mitch Nay has looked solid at the plate and reached base twice with a single and a walk. Jeremy Gabryszwski made it through six innings but wasn’t effective giving up six runs (four earned).

D.J. Davis – 1/4, CS
Jason Leblebijian – 0/4
Matthew Dean – 0/4, 3 K
Mitch Nay – 1/3, BB
Dawel Lugo – 2/4
Carlos Ramirez – 0/4, 3 K
Santiago Nessy – 2/3, 2B, RBI, BB
Dickie Thon – 0/3
Derrick Loveless – 1/2, RBI, K

Jeremy Gabryszwski – 6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, BB, K
Jimmy Cordero – 1.0 IP, 3 H, ER
Roberto Espinosa – 1.0 IP, 2 H