Blue Jays Minor League Report: Derrick Chung chalks up three more hits


Buffalo Bisons (27-27)

Munenori Kawasaki led the Bisons’ offense with two hits including an RBI and Jonathan Diaz threw three walks in a 4-2 Buffalo defeat. Kyle Drabek gave up three home runs and despite throwing lots of strikes didn’t have very good command. The Bisons didn’t have a single extra base hit and weren’t able to capitalize on the six walks given up by opposing pitcher Aaron Laffey. Raul Valdes had his best outing since he joined Buffalo after a trade with Houston and struck out three over two innings.

Darin Mastroianni – 1/4, BB
Munenori Kawasaki – 2/5, RBI, K
Jared Goedert – 1/4, BB
Dan Johnson – 0/4, K
A.J. Jimenez – 1/4
Matt Tuiasosopo – 1/4
Andy LaRoche – 0/4
Kenny Wilson – 1/3, BB, 2 K, CS
Jonathan Diaz – 0/0, 3 BB
Ryan Goins 0/1

Kyle Drabek – 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (L)
Raul Valdes – 2.0 IP, H, BB, 3 K
Ryan Rowland-Smith – 1.0 IP

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (21-35)

Scheduled off-day

Dunedin Blue Jays (39-17)

Derrick Chung continues to press towards a promotion to Double-A as he was three for four with an RBI to lead the D-Jays offense. Chung is sporting the third best batting average in the Florida State League at .338 and is batting .472/.548/.611 over his past ten games. Dalton Pompey also had a beast of a game with a home run and a stolen base to go along with two RBIs. Pompey is another player who could be pushed quickly as he is Rule 5 eligible after this season.

Daniel Norris gave up three earned runs off nine hits but struck out six over six inning of work. Norris, who has been generating lots of buzz among Blue Jays fans lately, probably hasn’t been pitching quite as well as his stat line suggests and has been the beneficiary of some good defense in Dunedin. That’s not to take anything from what he’s accomplished this season as his command has been much improved. The young lefty could also be looking at a promotion to Double-A before too long.

The D-Jays won 5-3.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1/5
Dalton Pompey – 2/5, HR, 2 RBI, SB
Marcus Knecht – 1/5, K
K.C. Hobson – 0/3, BB
Derrick Chung – 3/4, RBI
Kevin Patterson – 0/3, BB, 2 K
Emilio Guerrero – 1/4, RBI, 3 K
Gustavo Pierre – 1/4
Christian Lopes – 1/3, 2B, K

Daniel Norris – 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 6 K
Tony Davis – 1.1 IP, H, 3 K (W)
Danny Barnes – 1.2 IP, 4 K

Lansing Lugnuts (27-30)

D.J. Davis had one of those “good” games as he put it together for three hits including two hard hit balls to opposite field. Jorge Saez added two hits with an RBI while Dawel Lugo hit safely for the thirteenth consecutive game. Santiago Nessy also had a nice game with two hits including a double. However Matt Dermody was lit up for seven runs (five earned) over just three and two-thirds. Yeyfry Del Rosario had a solid outing in relief with four K’s in two and one-third.

D.J. Davis – 3/5, 2B, RBI
Dickie Thon – 1/4, RBI, BB, 2 K
Derrick Loveless – 1/5, 2 K
Jorge Saez – 2/5, RBI
Dawel Lugo – 1/5, RBI, K
Mitch Nay – 1/2, BB
Santiago Nessy – 2/4, 2B, K
Chaz Frank – 0/4, K

Matt Dermody – 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (L)
Yeyfry Del Rosario – 2.1 IP, BB, 4 K
Alonzo Gonzalez – 1.0 IP, H, 2 BB, K
Scott Silverstein – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, K

DSL Blue Jays (1-1)

The Dominican Summer League Blue Jays played their second game of the season yesterday and lost to the DSL Braves 5-3. For those not familiar, the DSL is the lowest level for the Blue Jays affiliates and mostly consists of very young non-drafted free agents, also known as international signings. Rodrigo Orozco and Eddy Alcantara both hit doubles while catcher Javier Hernandez followed up a big first game (2 doubles, 3 RBIs) with another base hit and a walk. Osman Gutierrez started while Guillermo De La Cruz was put on the hook for the loss.

Rodrigo Orozco – 1/3, 2B, BB
Jesus Sevrino – 0/4, RBI, K
Bryan Lizardo – 1/4, K
Enmanuel Moreta – 1/4
Francisco Rodriguez – 1/3, BB
Javier Hernandez – 1/3, BB
Leudy Garcia – 0/2, K
Ronniel Demorizi – 0/1
Miguel Almonte – 0/3
Junior Vasquez – 0/1
Eddy Alcantara – 1/3, 2B, 2 RBI

Osman Gutierrez – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, ER, 2 K
Wilfri Aleton – 2.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB
Guillermo De La Cruz – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB (L)
Yonardo Herdenez – 2.0 IP, 2 H, BB