Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Lugnuts get crushed 17-5


Buffalo Bisons (25-19)

The Bisons were up 7-2 in the 6th but that is when the Louisville Bats bats (that is not a mistake…trust me) came alive. Louisville scored 1 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to close the gap to 7-5, but Bobby Korecky come on to get the final out of the 8th and again in the 9th to stop the bleeding, secure the win, and collect his 5th save. Bisons won 7-5.

Brad Glenn, who I just named player of the week for the Bisons, had an other solid game. Glenn was 3/5 with a double and 3RBI. Jared Goedert has been doing really well since being moved into the clean up spot to replace the recently called-up Kevin Pillar. Goedert went 2/4 and collected his 5th and 6th doubles (what are the odds he is gets to Toronto this year?. The Bisons walked 8 times and K’ed 9 times. This game could have been a lot better for the Bison if they were able to bat better with RISP as they went 2 for 12.

Darin Mastroianni– 0/3, 2R, 2BB, K, SB(10)

Ryan Goins– 0/4, SAC

Jared Goedert- 2/4, 2R, 2B(5,6), BB, K

Dan Johnson– 0/2, 2R, 3BB, K

Brad Glenn- 3/5, R, 2B (4), 3RBI, K

Matt Tuiasosopo– 0/4, BB, 3K

Andy LaRoche– 1/5, K

Mike Nickeas– 1/3, SF, RBI, K

Munenori Kawasaki– 0/3, BB

Shawn Hill (W, 2-1)- 6.0IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 3K

Raul Valdes– 1.0IP, 4H, 3R, K

John Stilson– 0.2IP, 2H, 2K

Bobby Korecky (S, 5)- 1.1IP, BB, K…..0.30ERA

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-31)

The Fisher Cats fought hard, but lost in extra innings 4-3 to Portland Sea Dogs. The Fisher Cats continue to have a horrible May and are 5-18 on the month. It hasn’t be for a lack of effort as they have gone to extra innings 4 times this week.

 The Fisher Cats got a quality start from their starter, Casey Lawrence but Richard Bleier wasn’t able to get the hold as he allowed the winning run to cross in the 10th. The Fisher Cats D was able to turn 3 DP….well done boys. Once again the offence was quiet. Andrew van Laar, who regularly comments at Jays Journal, expressed his feelings about the Fisher Cats inept offence.

"Is it just me or does NH seem completely devoid of any type of hitting prospect? I mean other than Jimenez, there is not a single bat in their organization that I would consider to have a serious chance at making the bigs and sticking even as a bench piece."

Well said Andrew….nothing more to see here….move along. Well at least Ryan Schimpf continues to swing a hot bat hitting his 9th home run….a solo shot.

Kenny Wilson=1/5, 3B(3), 2RBI(13)

Jon Berti– 0/4

A.J. Jimenez– 0/4, 2K

Ryan Schimpf- 1/3, R, HR(9), RBI(19), BB, K

Mike McDade– 0/4

Andy Burns– 0/4, E(10)

Kevin Nolan– 1/3, R, CS(2), E(8)

Gabe Jacobo– 0/3, BB, E(1)

Matt Newman– 2/4, R, 2B(1), K

Casey Lawrence- 6.2IP, 7H, 3R, 2BB, 3K

Tony Davis– 0.1IP, BB

Dustin Antolin– 2.0IP, H, 2K

Richard Bleier (L, 2-4)- 0.2IP, H, R

Randy Boone– 0.1IP, H, K  

Dunedin Blue Jays (33-14)

The D-Jays lost 4-2 and split the 4-game set with Fort Myers. The D-Jays received another quality start from Taylor Cole, who has been consistent all season long and is striking out a lot of Class A+ batter. With his 10K performance he now has 73K’s in 59.1IP, that is good for 10.77K/9IP(here is a nice read from FanGraphs on Cole).

Dalton Pompey and Derrick Chung continue to swing a hot bat as both players collected hits in the game, but Marcus Knecht was todays star with a 3-hit performance.

Dalton Pompey- 1/3, BB, 2K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4, R

Marcus Knecht- 3/4, R, 3B(2), RBI(14)

K.C. Hobson– 0/4, K

Derrick Chung- 1/4, 2B(11)

Gustavo Pierre– 1/4, RBI(13)

Kellen Sweeney– 0/2, 2BB

Christian Lopes– 1/4, 2B(10), 2K

Jorge Flores– 0/3

Taylor Cole (L, 3-2)- 6.2IP, 5H, 3R, BB, 10K, 2HR, 6-1 GO/AO

Justin Jackson-1.1IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 2K

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, H, BB, K  

Lansing Lugnuts (23-24)

The Lugnuts lost a close one 17-6 (that was sarcasm) to drop below .500. This game had the benched empty and two players ejected. Justin Atkinson was beaned with the very next pitch after L.B. Dantzler hit a 3-run jack. Atkinson left the game, I hope he is alright….good Canadian boy (insert Don Cherry voice here).

The Lugnuts played terribly in the field with 7 errors in the game. FunFact, 7 different players committed an error, so it was a team effort. D.J. Davis now has 10 errors and he is an outfielder….how does that happen? Another FunFast, 3B Jason Leblebijian came on in the 9th to pitch and got one strike out.

D.J. Davis- 1/4, R, 3B(2), E(10)

Chaz Frank– 1/4, R, RBI(2), K, E(2)

Derrick Loveless– 1/3, R, RBI(20), BB, K

L.B. Dantzler- 1/4, R, HR(2), 3RBI(21), E(1)

Justin Atkinson- 1/1, R

Mitch Nay– 0/2, K

Dawel Lugo– 1/4, 2B(7), K, E(7)

Jorge Saez– 0/1, RBI(13), 2BB

Santiago Nessy– 0/4, K, E(1)

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/4, R, SB(5), E(4)

Matt Dermody (L, 2-1)- 2.1IP, 8H, 11R, 3K, HR

Roberto Espinosa– 2.2IP, 4H, 3R, BB, 5H

Adaric Kelly– 2.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Jason Leblebijian- 1.0IP, 2H, 2R, K

Saturday’s Starters

Bisons- Chad Jenkins (1-1, 3.47)

NH- Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 2.98)

D-Jays- TBD

Lugnuts- Jeremy Gabryszwski (2-2, 3.63)