Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Dunedin sweeps DoubleHeader


Buffalo Bisons (25-20)

The Bisons were shut-out by veteran Chien-Ming Wang 6-0. Chad Jenkins was saddled with the loss and Ryan Rowland-Smith gave up a home run in the 6th. Neil Wagner pitched an almost perfect 9th inning with 2K and BB, but it doesn’t matter how well you pitch or how poor you pitch if your offence can’t score.

Darin Mastroianni- 2/4

Ryan Goins– 0/4, E(3)

Jared Goedert– 1/4, 2B(7)

Dan Johnson– 1/2, 2BB

Brad Glenn– 1/4, K

Andy LaRoche– 0/2, BB

Brett Carroll– 0/3

Mike Nickeas– 0/3

Jonathan Diaz– 0/3

Chad Jenkins (L, 1-2)- 5.0IP, 6H, 4R, 3K

Ryan Rowland-Smith- 1.1IP, 2H, 2R, 2BB, K, HR

Austin Bibens-Dirkx– 0.2IP, K

Neil Wagner-1.0IP, BB, 2K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-32)

So if anyone is waiting for Aaron Sanchez to be called-up to Toronto and become the Ace of the staff….they may want to be very patient. Aaron Sanchez was absolutely destroyed. He was not able to get a single out, he walked 4, and allowed 6 run (3ER). I might be over reacting just a little bit, since Sanchez has been pretty consistent with most of his starts lasting 5.0+. Not sure why Sanchez was lifted, I would have left him in there. Clearly Sanchez didn’t have control, but he will have to learn how to make adjustments and I would rather he do it in a AA-game than in the Majors. Portland Sea Dogs took this one easily, 18-0, as the Lugnuts struggles continue.

Kenny Wilson– 0/4, 3K

Jon Berti– 1/4

A.J. Jimenez– 1/4, 2B(8)

Mike McDade– 1/4

Ryan Schimpf– 0/4, K

Andy Burns– 0/3, K

Kevin Nolan– 1/3, K

Gabe Jacobo– 0/2, BB, K

Jonathan Jones– 0/3

Aaron Sanchez (L, 1-3)- 0.0IP, zero H, 6R, 4BB

Blake McFarland– 2.0IP, 2H, R, 3BB

John Anderson– 3.1IP, 8H, 6R, BB, 2K, 2HR

Tony Davis– 1.1IP, 4H, 4R, 3BB

Tyler Ybarra– 1.1IP, 2H, R, BB, HR

Matt Newman– 1.0IP

Dunedin Blue Jays (35-14)

Game 1

The D-Jays took game one of the double header in a wild one, 8-6. Ben White, normally quit consistent, was roughed up in the 4th and handed the ball to recently activated Kamakani Usui. Usui got his first win of the season, in his first appearance of the season. Arik Sikula pitched a perfect 7th for his 15th save.

Dalton Pompey got 2 RBI, Dwight Smith Jr hit his 11th double, and Kevin Patterson hit his 4th home run. Marcus Knecht and Jorge Flores both had 2 hits in the contest. Knecht has been hitting well since being activated from the 7-day DL on May 15th and is hitting .359/.405/.564 in the past 10 games. His 2-hit game is his 3rd mutli-hit game in a row. The D-Jays hit 5 doubles in the game.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/3, R, 2B(11), RBI(23), BB

Dalton Pompey- 1/3, R, 2RBI(25)

Marcus Knecht- 2/4, R, 2B(7), RBI(15), K

K.C. Hobson– 1/3, 2B(8), RBI(38)

Kevin Patterson- 1/2, R, HR(4), RBI(12), BB, K

Christian Lopes– 0/3, R, K

Kellen Sweeney– 1/3, R, 2B(1)….first hit of the year

Jorge Flores- 2/3, 2R, 2B(6), RBI(14)

Michael Reeves- 0/3

Ben White- 3.2IP, 10H, 6R, BB, 2K, HR

Kamakani Usui (W, 1-0)- 1.1IP, K

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, BB, K

Arik Sikula (S, 15)- 1.0IP

Game 2

The D-Jays won 2-1 to take the second game of the double header and extend their division lead to 6 games. Efrain Nieves went 4 IP, 3K, and allowed the Flying Tigers only run. Chad Girodo (4-0) got the win with 3 innings of strong relief.

Dalton Pompey had a good game hit, a stolen base and drove in the  D-Jays winning run to complete the double header sweep.

Dalton Pompey- 1/4, RBI(26), SB(19)

Nick Baligod– 0/3, K

Marcus Knecht- 0/3

K.C. Hobson- 1/2, R, BB

Kevin Patterson- 1/2, 2B(3), BB, K

Derrick Chung– 1/1, R, BB

Emilio Guerrero– 1/3, RBI(18), K

Gustavo Pierre– 0/3

Jorge Flores- 0/3

Efrain Nieves- 4.0IP, 3H, R, 3K

Chad Girodo (W, 4-0)- 3.0IP, H, BB, 3K

Lansing Lugnuts (24-24)

The Lugnuts are back to .500 with a 4-3 victory over Fort Myers. The Lugnuts got 10th inning triples from Dawel Lugo and ,last night final pitcher, Jason Lablebijian to win the game. The Lugnuts tied the game at 3 in the 8th and won it in the 10th. Dawel Lugo had a good day at the plate as he added 3 singles to go with his 10th inning triple. Lugo now has 4 games with 3+ hits in his past 10 games.

Chaz Frank– 0/5, BB, 2K

Derrick Loveless– 2/5, K

Mitch Nay– 1/4, RBI(25), BB, E(8)

L.B. Dantzler– 1/3, R, 2BB, K

Jorge Saez– 1/5, R, 2K

Dawel Lugo- 4/5, R, 3B(1)

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/5, 2K

Seth Conner– 1/5, RBI(3), 2K

Jason Leblebijian– 1/3, R, 3B(1), RBI(21), 2BB

Brad Allen– 5.0IP, 5H, R, 2BB, 4K

Brady Dragmire– 1.2IP, H, R

Scott Silverstein (BS, 4)(W, 5-1)- 2.1IP, R, 4K

Griffin Murphy (S, 6)- 1.0IP, H, K

Tomorrow’s Starters

Bisons- Marcus Stroman (2-3, 2.27ERA)

Fisher Cats- TBD

D-Jays- Jesse Hernandez (3-2, 3.63 ERA)

Lugnuts- Jeremy Gabryszwski (2-2, 3.63 ERA)