Blue Jays Minor League Report: Jeremy Gabryszwski very good for Lugs


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Buffalo Bisons (9-8)

The Bisons lost in the ninth inning of last night’s game, with Ryan Tepera taking the loss. Ricky Romero gave up five runs (four earned) over five innings but didn’t walk a batter. Recent callup Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched two scoreless frames in relief of Romero. Chris Getz batting in the cleanup spot (??) had three hits. Kevin Nolan has been productive since being called up from New Hampshire and is now hitting .263 as he had with a triple, two runs, and a walk last night.

Anthony Gose– 1/5, CS, 2K
Steven Tolleson – 1/3, R, SB (4), 2 BB, K, E (2)
Chris Getz – 3/5, SB (5), K
Dan Johnson – 2/4, R, RBI (14)
Matt Tuiasosopo – 0/5, 2K
Kevin Pillar – 1/4, 2B (5), R
Kevin Nolan – 1/3, 3B, 2R, RBI, BB
Munenori Kawasaki – 1/3, RBI (2)
Mike Nickeas– 1/3, BB, K

Ricky Romero – 5.0IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4K
Austin Bibens-Dirkx– 2.0 IP, 3 K
Ryan Tepera(L,0-1)- 1.2 IP, 2 H, ER, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (6-10)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats found themselves on the short end of a pitching duel, falling 2-1 to New Britain. Casey Lawrence struck out 7 over 7.2IP while allowing 7 hits. Virgil Vasquez shut the Fisher Cats offence down, allowing 3 hits over 7.0 IP and striking out 6. Mike Crouse had a double and Jonathan Jones had a single and a double but that was all the offence the Fisher Cats could generate on this night as the Fisher Cats drop to 6-10 on the year.

Jon Berti – 0/3, BB, K
Jack Murphy– 1/4, 2 K
Ryan Schimpf – 0/3, K
Brad Glenn – 0/4, 3 K
Andy Burns – 1/4, K
Mike Crouse – 1/3, 2B, R
Yusuf Carter– 0/4, K
Andy Fermin – 1/3,
Jonathan Jones – 2/3, 2B, RBI, CS, K

Casey Lawrence (L, 1-1) – 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 7 K
Wil Browning – 0.1 IP

Dunedin Blue Jays (14-4)

The Dunedin Blue Jays’ closer Arik Sikula has been very good early this season, as he has been in his first two years in the Jays system. He has six saves early in the season, but was unable to hold a 3-2 Blue Jays lead thanks in part to a Gustavo Pierre’s miss catch.  For Sikula, that was his first blown save of the year and his first lost of the year, which wasted a solid start by Ben White. Gustavo Pierre had a rare good night at the plate going 3/4, all singles. Dalton Pompey continues to impress as his lone hit on the night was a 2-out single good for 2 RBI. The Jays were able to get eight hits off Lakeland Flying Tigers pitchers; unfortunately they were all singles.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 0/3, 2 BB, K
Dalton Pompey – 1/4, R, 2 RBI, BB
K.C. Hobson – 1/3, RBI, 2BB
Marcus Knecht – 0/4
Matt Newman – 1/4, K
Emilio Guerrero – 1/4, R, K
Derrick Chung – 0/3, K
Gustavo Pierre – 3/4, R, K
Jorge Flores – 1/3, K
Christian Lopes – 1/3

Ben White– 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, K
Justin Jackson – 1.0 IP, H, K
Arik Sikula (BS,1)(L,0-1) – 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, K

Lansing Lugnuts (6-11)

The Lugnuts got a strong effort from both their starting pitcher and offence. Jeremy Gabryszwski went 8.0 strong innings for his first win of the season. He struck six batters, while getting 10 groundball outs. The offence was evenly distributed with five Lugnuts getting extra base hits.Only Mitch Nay and Derrick Loveless didn’t register a hit in the game, but we can we can forgive them as they are both hitting over .300 for the season. D.J. Davis did the most damage on the night with 3 RBI.

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

Jeremy Gabryszwski (W, 1-2) – 8.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 6 K
Jimmy Cordero – 0.2 IP, BB, 2 K
Alonzo Gonzalez – 0.1 IP, BB, K