Blue Jays Minor League Report: Sean Nolin Shines in Bisons Win


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David Manning


Buffalo Bisons (15-10)

The tweet tells the whole story from an offensive point of view. The first place Bisons extended their win streak to 4 games and are now 6-4 in the past 10 games. The Bisons weren’t able to generate any offence as they were held to 7 hits, 3BB, and 13K. They stranded 10 baserunner and were 1 for 12 with RISP. Fortunately, Sean Nolin and Bison’s bullpen were able to matched  Erik Johnson and Charlotte Knight’s bullpen pitch for pitch. Sometimes one run is all you need.

The Bison’s starts have been lights over the past half dozen games with an ERA below 1.00

Sean Nolin has not allowed a run in his past three starts and has now pitched 19.2 scoreless frames. He went 6.0 IP strong, striking out 4 and not issuing a free pass. Gregory Infante, John Stilson, Neil Wagner, and Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched five innings of shut out relief to preserve the shutout. For more on Sean Nolin give ‘Sean Nolin is Quietly Standing Out in Buffalo‘ by Jays Journals own Zak Knox.

Darin Mastroianni– 0/3, 2BB, SB(4),K, OF assist

Jared Goedert– 1/5, 2B(3)

Kevin Pillar-1/5, R, 2K

Dan Johnson-1/5, K

Matt Tuiasosopo-1/4, BB, K

Ryan Schimpf-1/4, 2K

Ryan Goins-2/5, 2B(1), RBI(1), 2K

Mike Nickeas-0/3, K

Jonathan Diaz– 0/4, 2K

Sean Nolin- 6.0IP, 4H, 4K

Gregory Infante- 1.0IP, 3K

John Stilson- 1.0IP, H, K

Neil Wagner- 1.0IP, H

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (W, 1-1)- 2.0IP, 3K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-14)

Fisher Cats lost 4-2 and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The loss puts them 5 GB of first and they have lost two in a row. Casey Lawrence gave up two homers and took his second loss of the year to even his record at 2-2. Lawrence got 8 ground outs to 5 fly outs. Lawrence has been very impressive to start the year showing great control. He didn’t walk a batter in the game and now has 4/22 (BB/K) to go with a .211 opponents batting average

There wasn’t much to speak of offensively as the Fisher Cats were 0-10 with RISP and had 10 LOB. The team struck out 12 times and walked 7 time. Mike McDade had two hits, Mike Crouse had a double, and A.J. Jimenez and Brad Glenn each drove in a run. They had the tying run at 2nd in the ninth but couldn’t drive him in.

The Fisher Cats have been struggling with RISP the last couple of games. Let’s hope they are able to turn things around.

Andy Burns– 0/3, 2BB, 2K

Jon Berti– 0/4, BB, K

A.J. Jimenez- 0/3, R, RBI(9), BB, 2K

Mike McDade- 2/4, K

Brad Glenn- 0/1, RBI(12), 2BB

Mike Crouse- 1/3, 2B(5), BB, 2K

Kevin Nolan– 1/4, SB(2), K

Gabe Jacobo– 1/3, 2K

Andy Fermin-1/1

Brian Van Kirk– 04/, 3K

Casey Lawrence (L, 2-2)- 6.0IP, 6H, 4R, K, 2HR

Scott Gracey– 2.0IP, BB, 2K

Dunedin Blue Jays

Postponed due to rain

Lansing Lugnuts (13-14)

The Lugnuts fell to West Michigan (16-12) by a score of 4-2 and wasted a 3/4 night by Mitch Nay and a 2/3 night by Matt Dean. The Lugnuts were 2-12 with RISP and they left 9 ducks stranded.

Matt Dermody received a rude welcome to A-Ball. He was tagged for 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. He got 2 ground outs to go with 4 fly outs, which will need to improve as the season progresses.  Adaric Kelly (0-1) took the loss in his Lugnuts rebut.

D.J. Davis– 0/4, BB, CS(4), E(5), Outfield Assist

Dawel Lugo– 1/5, 2K, E(6)

Mitch Nay- 3/4

L.B. Dantzler– 0/3, BB

Matt Dean- 2/3, R, 2B(9), BB

Derrick Loveless- 1/4, 2B (6), 2RBI(12)

Carlos Ramirez– 0/4, 2K

Santiago Nessy– 0/4, 2K, PB(5)

Dickie Joe Thon– 2/4, K

Matt Dermody- 4.0IP, 5H, 2R, 3BB, 2K

Brady Dragmire– 3.0IP, 2H, 4K

Adaric Kelly (L, 0-1)- 2.0IP, 3H, 2R, BB, K