Toronto Blue Jays minor league recap: Scott Copeland’s flash of brilliance


Welcome to the Blue Jays minor league recap. The Jays farm system posted a 3-4 record in Tuesday’s minor league action.

Buffalo Bisons (50-52)

The Buffalo Bisons moved to two games under 0.500 Tuesday night, defeating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 7-6.

Radhames Liz received the nod for the Bisons and worked effectively until he ran into trouble in the fifth inning, thus spelling the end of his night. The bullpen combination of Ryan Tepera, Chad Jenkins and Bobby Korecky was effective to say the least, combining for 4.2 innings of relief and allowing only one hit to hold the lead and win the ball game.

Ryan Schimpf had a good night at the dish going 2-for- 4 with 3 RBI in his fifth home-run of the season with Brad Glenn also chipping in with four singles in his five at-bats on the night.

Kevin Pillar– 1/4, RBI, BB

Jared Goedert– 0/5

A. J Jiminez- 0/5

Brad Glenn- 4/5, RBI

Andy LaRoche– 2/5

Ryan Schimpf- 2/4, HR (5), 3 RBI

Cory Aldridge– 2/5, 2 RBI

Mike McDade– 2/4

Jonathan Diaz– 1/4

Radhames Liz- 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Ryan Tepera (W, 4-3) 1.2 IP, H, 5 K

Chad Jenkins- 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER

Bobby Korecky- (S, 13), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (48-55)

The Fisher Cats defeated the Trenton Thunder 3-0 to end a two game slide and move to seven games under 0.500.

Scott Copeland had a surprisingly good start for the Cats, throwing eight scoreless innings, allowing only three hits while striking out four. Until the 8th inning, the Cats maintained a mere 1-0 lead but added two insurance runs on a Sean Ochinko double to make it 3-0. Infante came into the game and collected his 14th save of the season allowing a hit and striking out one.

Dalton Pompey– 2/4, K

Jon Berti– 0/3, BB, K

Andy Burns– 2/4

Kevin Nolan– 2/4, RBI, K

Matt Newman– 0/4, 4 K

Sean Ochinko- 1/4, 2 RBI

Derrick Chung– 0/3, BB, 2 K

Michael Crouse- 1/3

Jorge Flores– 0/3

Scott Copeland- (W, 6-7) 8.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K

Gregory Infante- (S, 14) 1.0 IP, H, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (61-40)

The D-Jays lost Tuesday evening’s game against the Bradenton Maurauders 1-0. The D-Jays faced Tyler Glasnow, the number 2 prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, who tossed six scoreless innings of four hit baseball, striking out 11 and walking two.

Even the strong starting pitching from Kendall Graveman was not enough to earn the D-Jays a win with the offence providing only six hits and going 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position.

Nick Baligod– 1/4

Emilion Guerrero- 0/4, 3 K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/4, K

Kevin Patterson– 0/3, BB, 3 K

Santiago Nessy– 0/3, BB

Peter Mooney– 1/4, 2 K

Shane Opitz– 1/4, K

Gustavo Pierre– 1/2

Ian Parmley– 1/3

Kendall Graveman- (L, 8-4) 6.2 IP, 8 H, ER, 2 K, 2 BB

Chris Girodo- 0.1 IP, K

Ben White– 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H

Langsing Lugnuts (46-53)

The Lugnuts had Tuesday off.

Vancouver Canadians (25-14)

The Vancouver Canadians’ recent eight game winning streak was snapped Tuesday night by the Hillsboro Hops who defeated the C’s 13-3.

Starting pitcher Zak Wasilewski got the nod Tuesday but certainly didn’t have the best outing. At the end of his night, Wasilewski tossed five innings allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits while striking out two and walking two. By then it was already 6-3 and  seemingly for the first time in a long-time, the C’s offence was unable to ignite and single handily win them the ball game.

Roemon Fields-1/3, 2 K

Tim Locastro-1/4, K

Franklin Barreto-0/4, K

Max Pentecost-1/4

Ryan McBroom-2/4

Chris Carlson-1/4, K

Alexis Maldonado-1/4

Boomer Collins-2/4, 3 RBI, K

Ryan Metzler-0/3, BB

Zak Wasilewski- (L, 2-3) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R/5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Kamakani Usui– 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R/2 ER, 2 K

Mark Biggs– 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, K

Jose Fernandez– 1.0 IP, BB, K

Bluefield Blue Jays (17-15)

The Bluefield Blue Jays defeated the Elizabethton Twins 7-2 to earn their 17th win of the season.

Richard Urena–  1/4, BB, 2 K

Austin Davis– 1/2, BB

Jesus Gonzalez– 0/1, K

Josh Almonte– 3/4, 3 RBI

Trent Miller– 0/4, K

Rowdy Tellez– 1/4, RBI, K

Gabriel Cenas– 2/3, BB

Dan Jansen– 1/4, K

James Lynch– 0/3, RBI, BB

Angel Rojas– 1/3, RBI, BB

Evan Smith– (W, 2-1) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K

Carlos Ramirez– 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R/0 ER, 2 K

Chase Wellbrock– 2.0 IP, 3 K

DSL Blue Jays (21-23)

The Blue Jays lost to the Angels 6-5.

Edward Olivares– 1/3, 2 BB

Miguel Almonte– 1/5, RBI, 3 K

Enmanuel Moreta– 1/4, 2 RBI, BB, K

Javier Hernandez– 0/4, 2 K

Ronniel Demorizi– 1/3, RBI, BB

Francisco Rodriguez– 0/4, 2 K

Luis Dominguez– 0/4, 2 K

Leudy Garcia– 1/4, RBI

Jean Almanzar– 0/2, BB, K

Jose Nove- (L, 1-2) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Erick Hurtado– 2.0 IP, 2 BB

Jairo Rosario– 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K

Wilmin Lara– 1.0, ER, BB

GCL Blue Jays (8-19)

The GCL Blue Jays lost 4-2 on Tuesday.

Lane Thomas– 1/4, BB, 3 K

Gunnar Heidt– 0/4, 2 K

Juan Kelly– 0/4, 3 K

Juan Tejada– 1/4, 2 K

Andres Sotillo– 0/3, 2 K

Yeltsin Gudino– 0/4

Freddy Rodriguez– 2/3, BB

Angel Gomez– 2/4, K

Dave Pepe– 2/4, 2 RBI, K

Jacob Brentz- 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K

Daniel Rodriguez– (L, 0-3) 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K