Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: So Good, Let’s Play 12


Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bisons (27-26)

The Bison loss 8-5 and the Bisons use 6 pitchers as Ricky Romero only goes 3 innings. Dan Johnson hit his 10th home run and drove in 3 of the Bisons 5 runs on the day. The Bisons were leading heading into the top of the 9th but Neil Wagner was unable to convert his 5th save in 5 tries as he was tagged for 4 runs. Wagner was credited with a BS and the loss.

Darin Mastroianni– 1/5, R, 2B(13), RBI(11), 2K

Ryan Goins– 0/2, RBI(14), BB

Jared Goedert– 1/3, R, BB, K

Dan Johnson- 1/3, R, HR(10), 3RBI(38), BB, K

Matt Tuiasosopo– 0/4, K

Andy LaRoche– 0/4, K

Mike Nickeas– 0/4, K

Kenny Wilson– 1/3, R, BB, SB(2)

Jonathan Diaz– 0/0, R, 3BB, CS(1)

A.J. Jimenez– 0/1, K

Ricky Romero- 3.0IP, 4H, R, 3BB, 2K

Mike Zagurski– 2.2IP, 2H, R, BB, 4K

Rob Rasmussen– 1.1IP, 2H, 2R, BB

Ryan Tepera– 1.0IP

Neil Wagner (BS, 1) (L, 0-1)- 0.2IP, 3H, 4R, BB, 2K

Ryan Rowland-Smith– 0.1IP, H, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-35)

The Fisher Cats started June off on the right foot. Now let’s hope they don’t go back to they way they played in a dreadful month of May. The Fisher Cats offence was still silent but the pitchers bailed them out by only allowing 1 run as the Fisher Cats won 2-1 in 12 innings.

Kevin Nolan looks to be breaking out a season long drought by hitting .278 over his last 10 games. He hit his 3rd HR and got help from Ryan Schimpf with a 2-hit day and Melky Mesa drove in the clubs second run.

Arik Sikula came on in the 9th and blow his first Double-A save to send the game into extras. Over the next 4 innings the bullpen would hold the Curve to 3 hits, no walks, and struck out 3…..solid relief work boys.

Melky Mesa- 2/6, RBI(2), CS(1)

Jon Berti– 0/5, 2K

Ryan Schimpf- 2/5, 2B(14), K

Hector Gimenez– 1/5, K

Andy Burns– 1/5, K

Mike McDade– 0/4, BB, 2K

Kevin Nolan- 1/4, R, HR(3), RBI(13), BB, K, CS(3)

Mike Crouse– 2/5, SB(6)

Jonathan Jones– 1/4, BB, K, SB(5)

Austin Bibens-Dirkx– 5.0IP, 3H, 6K

Tyler Tbarra- 1.2IP, 2BB, K

Arik Sikula (BS,1)- 1.1IP, 2H, R, K

Dustin Antolin– 2.0IP, 2H, K

Scott Copeland (W, 4-5)- 1.0IP, H

Randy Boone (S,5)- 1.0IP, 2K

Dunedin Blue Jays(38-17)

In another extra inning game for one of the Blue Jays minor league teams. The D-Jays loss a 12 inning affair 4-3. Chad Girodo had his 2nd BS and blow a good outing by Matt Boyd. Jesse Hernandez pitched well over the final 4.1IP but got tagged with the loss.

Dalton Pompey, Marcus Knecht, and Derrick Chung continue to swing hot bats. Knecht and Chung drove in all the D-Jays runs.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/6, K

Dalton Pompey- 1/4, R, 2B(9), BB, K

Marcus Knecht- 1/4, R, RBI(23), BB

K.C. Hobson– 0/5

Derrick Chung- 2/5, 2RBI(11), 2K

Nick Baligod– 1/5, K

Emilio Guerrero– 1/4, BB, K, E(15)

Kellen Sweeney– 2/5, K

Peter Mooney– 0/4

Matt Boyd- 5.2IP, 4H, R, BB, 9K

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, 2H, 2K

Chad Girodo (BS,2)- 0.2IP, 3H, 2R, K

Jesse Hernandez (L, 3-4)- 4.1IP, 4H, R, 3BB, 2K

Lansing Lugnuts (27-29)

The Lugnuts won 7-3 on the hot bats of Derrick Loveless and Dawel Lugo. Alberto Tirado continues to struggle, but was picked up by Phil Kish and Brady Dragmire. It was good to see Matt Dean back in the Lugnuts lineup.

Derrick Loveless- 2/4, R, 2RBI(24), BB, E(2)

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/4, RBI(23), K

Dawel Lugo- 2/5, 2B(8), 3RBI(16), K

L.B. Dantzler– 0/5, K

Matt Dean- 1/4, R, 2K

Mitch Nay– 1/2, R, RBI(30), BB, E(10)

Santiago Nessy– 0/4, 2K

Chaz Frank– 2/3. 3R, BB, SB(2)

Jason Leblebijian– 0/3, R, BB

Alberto Tirado- 4.0IP, 6H, 3R, 4BB, K

Phil Kish- 3.0IP, 4H

Bardy Dragmire (W, 2-3)- 2.0IP, 2H

Monday’s Starters

Bisons-Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.19 ERA)

D-Jays- Daniel Norris (4-0, 0.72 ERA)

Lugnuts- Matt Dermody (3-1, 4.31 ERA)