Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kevin Pillar and Dalton Pompey pick up three hits


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Buffalo Bisons (19-14)

Kyle Drabek was impressive in the win. Drabek went 6 strong innings striking out 7 and…wait for it…..not issuing a walk.

Kevin Pillar continues to be hot and lead the offence hitting his first home run of the year, 2 doubles, and driving in 2. Pillar wasn’t along in snapping the Bisons 4 game losing streak. Matt Tuiasosopo hit a homerun, Dan Johnson drove in a pair with his 7th double, and Darin Mastroianni got on base 3 times.

Anthony Gose– 2/6,RBI(9), K

Darin Mastroianni- 1/4, 2R, 2B(8), RBI(6), 2BB, 2K

Kevin Pillar- 3/5, 2R, 2-2B(12), HR(1), 2RBI(18), K

Dan Johnson- 1/4, , 2B(7), RBI(26), BB

Matt Tuiasosopo- 1/4, R, HR(2), RBI(15), BB

Ryan Goins– 1/4, R, BB,2K

Ryan Schimpf– 0/3, R, 2BB

Jack Murphy– 0/4, BB

Munenori Kawasaki– 1/4, R, RBI(5), BB

Kyle Drabek (W, 3-2)- 6.0IP, 5H, 2R,  7K, HR

Chad Jenkins– 2.0IP, 3H, R, BB, 4K

Ryan Rowland-Smith– 1.0IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-19) 

The Fisher Cats won their 15th game and snapped a 3 game losing streak. They topped first pace Portland, 6-5, and have a chance to split the 4-game series with a win today. Casey Janssen started the game and pitched 1 inning of hitless ball. Janssen throw 11 of his 16 pitches for strikes and induced 2 ground balls. Scott Copeland has a so-so outing going 5.2IP and allowing 4 run while collecting 5K.

Kevin Nolan, who has been struggling since his return from Buffalo, went 2-5 with 2 2B and 2 RBI. The Fisher Cats hit 6 2B in the win.

Jon Berti– 1/5, 2SB(14), K

Andy Burns– 1/5, 2K, CS(3), E(6)

Mike McDade– 2/5, R, K

Brad Glenn– 0/3, R, 2BB, 3K

Kevin Nolan- 2/5, 2R, 2B(3), 2RBI(11), E(6)

Brian Van Kirk– 1/5, 2B(2), RBI(3)

Andy Fermin– 1/4, R, 2B(2)

Yusuf Carter– 1/2, R, 2B(2), RBI(2), 2BB

Jonathan Jones– 1/4, 2B(2), RBI(8), 2K

Casey Janssen- 1.0IP

Scott Copeland- 5.2IP, 5H, 4R, 2BB, 5K, 8GO-2AO

Tyler Ybarra (W, 1-0)- 0.1IP,K

Scott Gracey (S, 3)- 2.0IP, H, R, 2K

Dunedin Blue Jays (26-9)

The Dunedin Blue Jays have won 6 of their past 7 games. With a convincing 11-3 win the D-Jays took the 4-game series against Clearwater, 3 games to 1.

Daniel Norris didn’t get the win but continues to pitch well this season. He is 3-0, 0.81ERA, 33IP, 25H, 10BB, 42K in 7 games…does anyone else smell a call up to New Hampshire?

The D-Jays got multi-hit nights from Dwight Smith Jr., Dalton Pompey, Derrick Chung, Gustavo Pierre, and Jorge Flores as they churned out 14 hits. Pompey hit his 2nd round tripper and swiped his 16th and 17th bases to remain in tie first the league lead. Gustavo Pierre has been heating in recent days with hits in 7 of his last 8 games, including 4 extra base hits. Speaking of heating up, have you been keeping an eye on Derrick Chung? Chung now has 13 hits in the last 10 games and is hitting .333/.366/.436 during that streak. What is equally impressive is that he has only struck out 10 times all year and walked 9 times.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 2/5, R, 3B(3), BB

Dalton Pompey- 3/5, R, HR(2), 2RBI, BB, SB(16, 17)

Matt Newman– 1/5, RBI(13), 2K

K.C. Hobson– 0/5, K

Kevin Patterson– 1/5, R, 2K

Derrick Chung- 3/5, 2R, 2B(7), RBI(4)

Emilio Guerrero– 0/4, R, BB, E(10)

Gustavo Pierre- 2/4, 3R, 2-2B(5,6), RBI(10), BB

Jorge Flores- 2/4, 2R, 3RBI(10), BB

Daniel Norris- 4.2IP, 4H, R, BB, 6K

Justin Jackson (W, 3-0)-1.2IP, H, 2BB, K

Kramer Champlin– 1.2IP, H, R, BB, 2K, HR

Arik Sikula– 1.0IP, H, R, 2K, HR  

Lansing Lugnuts (17-18)

The Lugnuts had to go into extra inning for the victory but they got it with 3 runs in the top of the 12th. The victory allowed the Lugnuts to avoid being swept by first place West Michigan.

Tom Robson had 3rd solid start in a row after 4 rough outings to start the year. Robson has allowing 3 ER in his past 17 IP and has struck out 14.  Brady Dragmire and Scott Silverstein pitched 6.0 innings of 2-hit relief and Silverstein got the win.

D.J. Davis had 3 hits in the game and drove in the game winning run with his single in the 12th. 

D.J. Davis- 3/5, R, RBI(19), BB, K, CS(7), E(6)

Derrick Loveless– 0/4, BB, 2K

Mitch Nay– 1/6, R, RBI(18), K

L.B. Dantzler– 2/5, RBI(9)

Matt Dean- 0/2, K

Justin Atkinson– 1/3, K

Dawel Lugo– 0/4, BB

Jorge Saez– 1/4, 2B(6), BB, K

Carlos Ramirez– 1/5, 2R, 2B(4)

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/4, R, RBI(14), BB, 3K

Tom Robson- 5.0IP, 6H, 2R, 4BB, 2K, HR

Brady Dragmire- 3.0IP, H, BB, 2K

Scott Silverstein (W, 3-1)- 3.0IP, H, BB, 3K

Griffin Murphy (S, 5)- 1.0IP, K

Today’s Probable Starters:

Bisons- Liam Hendriks (4-0, 1.01ERA)
Fisher Cats- Matt Boyd (0-0, 6.14ERA)
D-Jays- Kendall Graveman (0-1, 3.60ERA)
Lugnuts- Alberto Tirado (1-0, 2.74ERA)