Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Norris still in search for command


Buffalo Bisons (56-53)

The Buffalo Bisons defeated the Indianapolis Indians 7-1 Tuesday evening to advance to three games over 0.500.

The ever so brilliant Kevin Pillar started the game off with a bang, hitting his sixth home-run of the season to make it 2-0.

This lead would be all Sean Nolin needed who got the nod for the Bisons and continued his Triple- A success tossing six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits while walking one and striking out three. Chad Jenkins, Ryan Tepera and Steve Delabar teamed up for three innings of relief, allowing only one run in the ninth with Delabar at the helm.

Offensively, the Bisons were in full force outhitting the Indians 10-4 with Brad Glenn, Jared Goedert and Jonathan Diaz all having multi-hit games.

Darin Mastroianni– 1/2, 3 BB, K

Kevin Nolan– 0/5, K

Kevin Pillar- 1/4, HR (6), 2 RBI, BB

Brad Glenn- 2/3, RBI, BB

A. J Jiminez- 1/3, RBI

Jared Goedert- 2/3, RBI, BB

Andy LaRoche– 1/3, HR (4), RBI, BB

Ryan Schimpf– 0/4, 3 K

Jonathan Diaz- 2/3, RBI, BB

Sean Nolin- (W, 3-4), 6.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K

Chad Jenkins- 1.0 IP, BB

Ryan Tepera- 1.0 IP

Steve Delabar- 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-58)

The Fisher Cats blew what could have been their 52nd win Tuesday night in the 9th inning against the Binghamton Mets losing by a final score of 4-3.

Daniel Norris started for the Fisher Cats attempting to continue his success from his last start in which he threw five scoreless innings. Initially, it appeared he had done just that; however, by the fourth inning, Norris struggled with his command and allowed a run to make it 2-1. Norris would finish off the inning to conclude his night and finalize his pitching line with four innings pitched allowing one run on four hits while walking five and striking out four.

The Cats maintained a 3-1 lead into the 8th until the Mets moved to within one run. With the closer Gregory Infante in, the Mets score two more to win in walk-off fashion.

Jon Berti– 2/3

Matt Newman– 2/3, BB

Andy Burns– 0/3, 2 RBI

Mike McDade– 0/4, K

Cory Aldridge– 1/4, HR (4), 2 K

Derrick Chung– 0/4

K. C Hobson- 0/4, 3 K

Michael Crouse- 1/3

Jorge Flores– 0/3, K

Daniel Norris- 4.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Austin Bibens- Dirkx- 2.0 IP, ER, K

Tyler Ybarra– 2.0 IP, ER, K, BB

Gregory Infante- (BS, 1) (L,0-1), 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB

Lansing Lugnuts (50-56)

The Lugnuts, in similar fashion to the Double- A Fisher Cats, blew a late lead to lose the game by a final score of 7-6.

Carrying a 6-2 lead into the final two innings, the Lugnuts managed to let it slip away as reliever Scott Silverstein walked four batters, allowing two runs to collect his seventh blown save and fourth loss of the season.

Chaz Frank-2/4, BB, K

Derrick Loveless– 1/4, BB, K

Mitch Nay– 0/4, BB, K

Matt Dean- 2/5, RBI, K

Jason Leblebijian– 2/5, RBI, K

David Harris– 1/4, RBI, K, BB

Dickie Joe Thon– 0/4, RBI, BB, 3 K

Justin Atkinson– 1/3, 2 BB, K

Daniel Klein– 0/3, K

Chase De Jong– 5.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 2 K

Brady Dragmire– 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 K

Scott Silverstein- (BS, 7) (L, 10-4), 0.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB, K

Jimmy Cordero– 0.1 IP

Dunedine Blue Jays

The Dunedin Blue Jays game was postponed due to rain.

Bluefield Blue Jays (18-21)

Bluefield won their game Tuesday 2-1.

Rolando Segorvia- 0/4

Austin Davis– 0/4, 2 K

Josh Almonte– 0/4, 3 K

Rowdy Tellez– 2/4

Gabriel Cenas– 0/3, BB, K

James Lynch– 0/3, K

Sean Hurley– 0/2, BB

Kevin Garcia– 1/3, RBI, K

Angel Rojas– 0/2, BB

Joey Aquino– (W, 1-2), 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K

Jordan Romano– 3.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K

Dusty Isaacs– (S, 5) 1.0 IP, BB, K

Vancouver Canadians ( 28-18)

The Vancouver Canadians battled back against an early deficit to defeat the Spokane Indians 11-6.

The C’s trailed by one heading into the fifth inning where the offence exploded for three runs, two off the bat of a Franklin Barreto sacrifice fly. The following inning brought the same result as Roemon Fields smacked his first home-run of the season with Barreto adding another RBI to make it 9-6.

The C’s would add two more in the ninth to clinch the victory, 11-6.

Roemon Fields-2/5, 2 RBI, HR (1), K

Tim Locastro-4/4

Franklin Barreto- 2/4, HR (2), 4 RBI

Ryan McBroom-1/5, K

Chris Carlson-3/5, RBI

Boomer Collins-1/3, 2 BB

Alexis Maldonado-1/5, BB

Seth Conner-0/4, K

Michael De La Cruz– 1/1, 2 RBI

Christian Vazquez-1/5, K

DSL Blue Jays (24-26)

The DSL Blue Jays lost to the Braves 7-6.

Rodrigo Orocozo- 2/5

Miguel Almonte– 2/5, K

Enmanuel Moreta– 1/4, 2 RBI, K

Ronniel Demorizi– 1/3, 2 RBI, BB, K

Bryan Lizardo– 0/4, K

Francisco Rodriguez– 0/3, BB, K

Luis Dominguez– 1/4, RBI

Edward Olivares– 1/4, K

Manuel Herazo– 0/2, 2 BB

Kelyn Jose– 2.0  IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, K

Luis Sanchez– 1.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 K

Jose Diaz– 3.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K

Jairo Rosario– (L, 1-2), 1.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 2 K