Blue Jays Minor League Report: Bisons Split Double Header


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Buffalo Bisons (9-6)

The Bisons split Saturday’s double header with Pawtucket. They dropped the first game 1-0 and came out on top in the second game, a shortened affair, 3-2.

Game 1

Sean Nolin for the Bisons and Anthony Ranaudo for the Pawtucket Red Sox matched each other pitch for pitch. Neither allowed a run through 6 IP of work. Nolin allowed 3 hits and struck out 7, while Ranaudo only allowed 2 hits and struck out 5. The only offence came in the bottom of the 9th  as Christian Vazquez singled home pinch-runner Justin Henry with the games lone run off Mickey Storey.

Anthony Gose– 0/3, BB, 2K

Steve Tolleson- 0/4, K

Chris Getz– 1/3, BB

Dan Johnson– 0/3, BB, K

Kevin Pillar– 1/4

Jared Goedert– 0/4

Ricardo Nanita– 1/3, K

Erik Kratz– 1/1, BB

Kevin Nolan– 0/3


Sean Nolin- 6.0 IP, 3H, BB, 7K

Ryan Tepera– 2.0 IP, H, 3K

Mickey Storey (L)- 0.1 IP, 2H, ER

Game 2

The Bisons were led by the strong pitching of Chad Jenkins and a 3/3 day from Matt Tuiasosopo. With Kevin Pillar on second, Matt Tuiasosopo hit his first home run of the year in the sixth inning. Pawtucket would threaten in the bottom of the sixth but strong relief work from Austin Bibens-Dirkx and John Stilson allowed the Bisons to earn the win. Anthony Gose had a good day going 3 for 3 and scoring a run.

Anthony Gose – 3/3,R, K

Steve Tolleson – 0/3, BB

Chris Getz- 0/3

Dan Johnson- 0/2, RBI, BB

Kevin Pillar- 1/3, 2B, R, K

Matt Tuiasosopo- 3/3, R, HR, 2 RBI

Kevin Nolan- 0/3, K

Brett Carroll– 0/3, 2K

Mike Nickeas– 0/3, K


Chad Jenkins(W, 1-1)- 5.0 IP, 3H, ER, 2K, HR

Austin Bibens-Dirkx– 0.2IP, H, ER, 2BB

John Stilson (S,1)- 1.1IP, 2H, BB, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-9)

Binghamton out hit the Fisher Cats to take today’s game 3-2. Deck McGuire took a no-desicion in the game after allowing two runs on six hits over 5 IP while striking out 5. McGuire throw 58 of his 90 pitches for strikes and had 4 groundouts and 2 flyouts. Jack Murphy hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the 7 inning. The Fisher Cats were unable to mount much offence and finished with four hits on the day. Ryan Schimpf went hitless, but was able to draw 3 walks and stole a base.

Kenny Wilson– 1/4, H

Jon Berti– 0/4

Ryan Schimpf- 0/1, 3BB, SB

Brad Glenn– 0/2, BB

Andy Burns– 0/4, R, 2K

Gabe Jacobo– 0/4

Jack Murphy- 2/4, R, HR, RBI

Andy Fermin– 1/4, RBI

Jonathan Jones– 0/4, K


Deck McGuire- 5.0IP, 6H, 2ER, BB, 5K

Richard Bleier (L)- 2.2IP, 3H, ER, BB, K

Tyler Ybarra– 0.1IP, H, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (13-3)

The Dunedin Blue Jays saw their 7 game winning streaking come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Brevard County despite out hitting them 8-5. Matt Boyd (refer to Zak Knox piece on Matt Boyd) had another strong game and now has a 0.39 ERA over 23 IP. He allowed his first run of the season today and increased his strike outs to 25 by striking out 9 in the game. Offensively, the Jays continue to get solid production at the top of the lineup by Dwight Smith Jr. and Dalton Pompey. Smith Jr. and Pompey had 2/4 days at the plate. Pompey had his game changing speed on display by stealing his 8th base of the year. Unfortunately, the middle of the order went 0 for 11 and were not able to capitalize on the the number one and two hitters ability to get on base…..better luck tomorrow boys.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 2/4, 2H, RBI, K

Dalton Pompey- 2/4, 2K

K.C. Hobson– 0/4

Marcus Knecht– 0/3, 2K

Kevin Patterson– 0/4, 2K

Derrick Chung– 1/4

Gustavo Pierre– 1/4, 2K

Jorge Flores– 1/4, K

Christian Lopes– 1/3


Matt Boyd- 6.0IP, 3H, ER, 3BB, 9K, HR

Efrain Nieves (L, 0-1)- 1.1IP, 2H, 2ER

Danny Barnes– 0.2IP, K

Lansing Lugnuts (4-11)

Tom Robson and the Lugnuts bullpen had a day to forget as they received a smack down at the hands of the Beloit Snappers. Tom Robson didn’t have his good stuff and wasn’t able to make it out the first. Robson faced seven batters, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks. Alonzo Gonzalez took over for Robson and the smack down continued. Gonzalez surrendered two home runs,  allowed six runs in  2.1IP of work. Brady Dragmire and Jimmy Cordero each pitched two innings of shutout ball. The Fisher Cats hit two homeruns on the day and had three players with 2/4 days, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the shaky pitching performances turned in by Tom Robson and Alonzo Gonzalez.

D.J. Davis-0/3, K

Ian Parmley– 0/1, E

Dickie Joe Thon- 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI, K

Matt Dean- 0/4, 3K

Mitch Nay– 2/4, R, K

Dawel Lugo– 0/2, E

Jason Leblebijian– 1/2, R, HR, 2 RBI

Jorge Saez– 1/4, K

Derrick Loveless– 2/4, 2B, K

Carlos Ramirez– 0/4

Justin Atkinson– 0/2, R, BB, K


Tom Robson (L, 0-2 11.05ERA)- 0.2IP, 3H, 3ER, 2BB

Alonzo Gonzalez- 2.1IP, 4H, 6R, 2BB, 2K, 2HR

Brady Dragmire- 2.0IP, 5-1 (GO-FO)

Jimmy Cordero- 2.0IP, 2H, BB, K

Scott Silverstein– 1.0IP, H, R, BB, 2K