Blue Jays Minor League Report: Buffalo Bisons Complete Four Game Sweep


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Buffalo Bisons (17-10)

The Bisons brought out the brooms today in completing a 4-game sweep beating the Charlotte Knights by a score of 5-3, their first home sweep since 2011. The win also finished of an impressive home stand that saw the Bisons win seven of eight.

Kyle Drabek started and gave the Bisons a typical Drabek start. He threw way too many balls and issued more free passes than strikeouts….kinda sounds like a Ricky Romero start. Drabek was able to keep the ball on the ground with 4 ground outs and 1 fly out. Drabek has yet to make it into the 6th inning this year, that will need to change if he has any chance of making to Toronto. John Stilson and Bobby Korecky pitched the final 4.0 innings without allowing a hit or a walk…talk about quality relief and for their efforts they were rewarded with the win and a save.

Of course Kevin Pillar continued his torrid week with 2 hits to bring his average up to .275, but this day belonged to Dan Johnson as he went 3/4 with a home run and 2 RBI.

Munenori Kawasaki Interview…always good for a laugh.

Darin Mastroianni– 1/5, RBI(3), K

Ryan Goins– 1/4, RBI(3), BB, K

Kevin Pillar- 2/5, R, K

Dan Johnson- 3/4, 2R, HR(5), 2RBI(20)

Matt Tuiasosopo– 1/4,

Jared Goedert– 1/3, RBI(9), BB, K

Brett Carroll– 2/4, R, K

Jack Murphy– 1/3, R, BB, K

Jonathan Diaz– 0/3

Kyle Drabek- 5.0IP, 3H, 3R, 4BB, 3K, HR

John Stilson (W, 1-0)- 3.0IP, 6K

Bobby Korecky (S,2)- 1.0IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-16)

The Fisher Cats couldn’t avoid being swept at the hands of New Britain as they fell 5-2. The Fisher Cats couldn’t dig themselves out a shaky first inning by Deck McGuire. Full marks goes out to McGuire as he was much better after allowing 4 first inning runs and finished the day with 6.0IP, 7H, 5R, and 3K.

Brad Glenn was the only Fisher Cat that had a multi hit day and the only Fisher Cat to get an extra base hit. RBI’s came from Kevin Nolan and Jonathan Jones.

Andy Burns– 0/4, BB, E(5)

Kevin Nolan- 1/4, RBI(8)

Mike Crouse– 0/3, BB, 2KK

Mike McDade– 0/4, K

Brad Glenn- 2/4, R, 2B(5)

Gabe Jacobo– 0/4, K

Jonathan Jones-1/4, R, RBI(6), K

Andy Fermin– 1/3, BB

Aaron Munoz– 0/3

A.J. Jiminez- 1/1

Deck McGuire (L, 3-3)- 6.0IP, 7H, 5R, BB, 3K

Tony Davis– 1.0IP

Richard Bleier– 1.0IP, 2K

Dunedin Blue Jays (21-8)

The D-Jays were able to avoid extra inning by scoring in the bottom of the ninth to beat Tampa 4-3 in walk off fashion.

Jesse Hernandez had his strike out pitch working for him today with 7K’s. Unfortunately, he fell victim to the long ball as he served up two round trippers. Luckily the bullpen bailed him out and 4 relievers combined to pitch 3.1 innings of shut out ball and only allowed one hit…not even issuing a single free pass.

Adam Lind made a rehab start leading off and playing DH. He was 0/3 with a run, a walk, and a strikeout. Dwight Smith Jr. supplied the offence for the D-Jays with a two run home run in the 3rd inning. Dalton Pompey‘s bat took the night off as he finished 0/3 but he did manage to collect his 15th stolen base, which puts him into a tie with Michael Reed for most steal.

Adam Lind- 0/3, R, BB, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/4, R, HR(3), 2RBI(18), K

Dalton Pompey- 0/3, SB(15), K

K.C. Hobson-0/4, 2K

Marcus Knecht– 1/4, R, K

Derrick Chung- 2/3, R, BB

Emilio Guerrero– 1/3, BB

Gustavo Pierre- 1/4, RBI(8)

Christian Lopes– 0/3, 2K

Jesse Hernandez- 5.2IP, 6H, 3R, 7K, 2HR and 3GO/5AO

Wil Browning– 1.1IP, 3K

Efrain Nieves– 0.2IP, H, K

Kramer Champlin– 0.1IP

Arik Sikula (W, 1-1)- 1.0IP, 2K

Lansing Lugnuts (14-15)

Talk about a pitchers series…12 runs scored between both teams in 3 games. The last two games had identical scores of 2-1 with the team splitting wins. The Lugnuts lead the game 1-0 going into the 9th inning but Phil Kish couldn’t seal the deal and was credited with his first blown save and loss.

L.B. Dantzler drove in the clubs only run with a run scoring single. Justin Atkinson continues his hot streak with another 2-hit day. He is now batting .514 with 18 hits in his past 10 games….that is scorching hot. D.J. Davis has been having a rough go of it in recent days but today he had a good day with a 2-hit performance.

D.J. Davis- 2/4, K, OF Assist

Jason Leblebijian– 1/4, 2K

Mitch Nay– 1/4

L.B. Dantzler- 1/2, RBI(5), 2BB

Matt Dean- 0/4, K

Derrick Loveless– 0/4, 2K

Justin Atkinson- 2/4, K

Santiago Nessy– 0/3

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/3, R

Chase De Jong- 5.0IP, 4H, BB, 2K, 6GO to 4AO

Alonzo Gonzalez– 3.0IP, H, BB, 5K

Phil Kish (BS, 1)(L, 2-1)- 1.0IP, 4H, 2R, K