Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Dunedin Rolls On!


Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bisons (9-9) 0   Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (10-9) 5
W: Chase Whitley (2-1) ; L: Kyle Drabek (1-2) ; SV: Alfredo Aceves(1)

The Bisons lost their 3rd in a row against Scranton Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders by a score of 5-0. Kyle Drabek took the loss in a not very good line. Although he pitched three scoreless innings, he ended up providing 5 2/3 innings and gave up 5 hits, 2 runs (0 earned), 3 walks, 4 strikeouts. His ERA sits at 5.03. Drabek was hurt by throwing errors by Munenori Kawasaki and Kevin Nolan. Having said that, Drabek is not exactly lighting it up in AAA. He is going to have to figure it out or he’ll start to see one pitcher after another passing him on the depth chart.

Bobby Korecky would come on and give 1 1/3 innings, striking out 2. Korecky continues his good start to the season. In 14 innings this season, he has yet to give up a run. Chad Jenkins came in to finish off the game, but it didn’t go so well. In 1 inning of work, he gave up 3 hits, 3 ER, a walk and a K.

Of course, it is hard to win any game, no matter how good your pitching is if you don’t score runs. Of note are Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar. Gose walked twice and struck out twice. It’s good to see Gose working the walks. But, he’s got to be able to cut down the strike outs. Pillar may be starting to turn things around with his 3 hit performance (2 singles, 1 double). His average sits at .217. To add insult to injury, firstbaseman, Dan Johnson, went 0/4 with 4(!) strikeouts!

Anthony Gose- RF- 0/2, 2BB, 2K
Darin Mastroianni-CF-1/4, 2B, K
Chris Getz-2B-1/4, K
Dan Johnson-1B-0/4, 4K
Kevin Pillar-LF-3/4, 2B
Matt Tuiasosopo-DH-1/4, 2K
Kevin Nolan-3B-0/4
Erik Kratz-C-0/2, BB, K
Munenori Kawasaki-SS-0/3

New Hampshire FisherCats (6-10)  7  vs New Britain RockCats (5-11)  5
W: Richard Bleier L: D.J. Baxendale SV: Gregory Infante

Aaron Sanchez and the FisherCats fell behind 4-1 to the New Britain RockCats. Sanchez put forth a bit of a rocky start. In 85 pitches and 4 innings, he gave up 5 hits and 4 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 3 K’s. The results may not be ideal, but it is good to see that Sanchez was able to throw 50 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Sanchez was not helped out by his defense. Andy Fermin committed a throwing error while Andy Burns had a fielding error. Burns would make up for it with a double and a triple as the Cats would claw their way into a 6-4 lead. Richard Bleier held the RockCats to just one run over 3 innings to pick up the win. Gregory Infante would come on for the 9th and get the save.

Jon Berti-DH-0/5
A.J. Jimenez-C- 1/3 2RBI
Ryan Schimpf-LF-1/4, R, RBI, SO
Brad Glenn-1B- 0/4, 2K
Andy Burns-SS-2/3, 3R, BB
Mike Crouse-RF-1/3, RBI, BB
Peter Mooney-2B-0/4, 2K
Jonathan Jones-CF-1/4, R, K
Andy Fermin-3B-2/4, 2R

Lansing Lugnuts (7-11) 6 vs  Lake County Captains (5-14)  5
W: Scott Silverstein  L: Trevor Frank

The Lugnuts won their 3rd in a row on a walkoff! D.J. Davis had a whale of a game as he drove in 5 of the 6 runs including the winning run. Adonys Cardona started the game going 2 2/3 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned), 5 hits, 2 BB with 5 (!) strikeouts. He was followed by Jairo Labourt, Chase De Jong and Brady Dragmire who kept the Captains off the scoreboard. De Jong struggled with his control a bit as he walked 3 batters in his 3 innings of work. He also struck out 3. Their effort went for naught as Scott Silverstein gave up a walk, hit and a run in the top of the 9th to blow the save and allow the Captains to tie it up. He would be credited with a win instead beacause in the bottom of the 9th, Davis continued his hot night. After already hitting a triple, he was mobbed by his team mates as the games hero!

D.J. Davis-CF-2/5, R3B, 5RBI, 2K
Dickie Joe Thon-LF-0/4, 3K
Matt Dean-1B-0/3, BB, 2K
Mitch Nay-DH-1/4, RBI, 2K
Dawel Lugo-SS-0/3, BB
Jason Leblebijian-2B-1/4, 3K
Sanitago Nessy-C-1/3, BB, K
Carlos Ramirez-RF-1/2, 2R, BB
Justin Atkinson-3B-2/4, R, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (15-4) 12  vs Lakeland Flying Tigers (11-8)  4
W: Jesse Hernandez L: Yorfrank Lopez

This team is on fire! In 6 innings of work, Jesse Hernandez gave up 5 hits, 4 ER, 2BB, K and a homerun to Chad Wright. After giving up 2 runs in each of the first 2 innings, Hernandez settled down throw up 4 scoreless innings. That was all the offense needed. By the time all was said and done, the Baby Jays had tallied 15 hits and 12 runs while working the Flying Tigers for 9 walks! Down 4-1, The Blue Jays scored 5 in the 3rd, another in the 4th and 4 in the 6th. They’d add another in the 8th. 5 batters collect 2 RBI and Michael Reeves drive in 3! Dalton Pompey and K.C. Hobson each hit a homerun. Pompey also picked up his 10 stolen base.

Dwight Smith Jr.-LF-1/4, 2BB
Dalton Pompey-CF-2/6, 3R, HR, RBI, K
K.C. Hobson-DH-1/4, HR, 2RBI, 2BB, K
Matt Newman-RF-1/4, 2R, 2BB, K
Emilio Guerrero-SS-2/6, 2R, 2B, 2RBI,
Kevin Patterson-1B-1/2, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, 2BB
Gustavo Pierre-3B-3/5, R, K
Michael Reeves-C-2/4, R, 2B, 3RBI, BB, K
Christian Lopes-2B-2/5, 2B, 2RBI, K