Blue Jays Minor League Report: Bisons take it in extras!


Welcome to the Blue Jays minor league recap for Tuesday August 5th. The Jays affiliates combined for a 4-1 record with the Vancouver Canadians getting the night off.

Buffalo Bisons (61-55)

The Buffalo Bisons won their 61st game of the season Tuesday, defeating the Norfolk Tides in extra innings 6-2. The win advanced them to 3.5 games back of the first place Syracuse Chiefs in the International League standings.

Raul Valdes started for the Bisons, providing them the chance to win throwing 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out four. He was given a  no-decision as he left the game tied at two, giving way to Sergio Santos. Santos, Ryan Tepera, Steve Delabar and Kyle Drabek teamed up for five innings of scoreless relief as the Bisons rallied in the top of the 11th inning to score four runs and ultimately win the game.

Offensively, the Bisons were led by Brett Wallace who was 3-5  with a double, and an RBI coming off his 12th home-run of the season.

Darin Mastroianni– 0/5, BB, 2 K

Kevin Nolan– 2/6, RBI

Kevin Pillar– 1/6, K

Brett Wallace- 3/5, HR (12), RBI

Melky Mesa– 1/5, K

Ryan Schimpf– 1/4, BB

Jared Goedert– 1/4, BB, K

Sean Ochinko– 1/5, 3 RBI, K

Jonathan Diaz– 2/4, RBI, BB

Raul Valdes- 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Sergio Santos- 1.0 IP

Ryan Tepera- 1.0 IP, H, K

Steve Delabar- (W, 2-2), 2.0 IP, 2 BB, 2 K

Kyle Drabek- 1.0 IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (56-60)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats captured another win Tuesday against the Erie SeaWolves who were no match for the controlling Casey Lawrence.

Lawrence clinched his ninth win of the season throwing seven innings, allowing four runs on 11 hits while striking out three and walking one.

Offensively, Matt Newman and Cory Aldridge led the Fisher Cats; both had multi-hit and multi-RBI night’s to launch the Cats over the SeaWolves, final score 7-4.

Dalton Pompey-1/4, K

Jon Berti-2/5, RBI, K

Matt Newman- 1/4, 2 RBI, 2 K

Andy Burns-2/5

Cory Aldridge-2/5, 2 RBI

Mike McDade-1/3, 2 K

K.C Hobson-0/5, K

Derrick Chung-1/4

Jorge Flores– 1/3, BB

Casey Lawrence-  (W, 9-5),7.0 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K

Dustin Antolin– 1.0 IP, K

Gregory Infante- (S, 16), 1.0 IP, BB

Dunedin Blue Jays (67-47)

The Dunedin Blue Jays continued their winning ways to improve their second half record to 21-24, good for 6.5 games back of first place in the Florida State League.

Leading the way for the D-Jays was starter Jeremy Gabrynszwski who made his debut tossing five innings, allowing only two runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four.

Gabrynszwski was aided by a potent offence who rallied behind a strong night from Jorge Saez who went two-for-three, driving in two of the D-Jays seven runs. The final score was 7-3.

Christian Lopes-1/4, 2 RBI, BB

Nick Baligod-1/5

Marcus Knecht-1/5, 3 K

Kevin Patterson-1/4, BB, K

Emilio Guerrero-2/2

Pierce Rankin– 0/1

Peter Mooney-2/4, RBI, BB, K

Gustavo Pierre-2/5, 2 K

Shane Opitz-2/5, 2 K

Jorge Saez-2/3, 2 RBI, BB

Jeremy Gabrynszwski- (W, 1-0), 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Tony Davis– 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, K

Chad Girodo– 1.0 IP, 2 K

Arik Sikula– 1.0 IP, H, K

Lansing Lugnuts (51-62)

The Lansing Lugnuts were handed their 62nd loss of the season at the hands of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Miguel Castro received his first start as a Lugnut but was unsuccessful as he was shelled for five runs over four innings on three hits, a walk and five strikeouts.

The Lugnuts were quiet offensively, scoring only one run and lost by a final score of 7-1.

David Harris-0/4

Derrick Loveless-0/4

Mitch Nay-2/4, K

Matt Dean-1/3

Dawel Lugo-2/4

D.J Davis-1/4, K

Jason Leblebijuan-2/4, RBI, K

Justin Atkinson-0/4, K

Mike Reeves-0/4, 2 K

Miguel Castro-(L, 0-1), 4.0 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, BB, 5 K

Matt Dermody– 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 K

Jimmy Cordero– 1.0 IP, 2 H

Roberto Espinosa– 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, K

Bluefield Blue Jays (22-24)

The Bluefield Blue Jays defeated the Burlington Royals 7-4 Tuesday evening.

Richard Urena– 1/5, K

Austin Davis-0/4, BB

Josh Almonte-2/5, K

Rowdy Tellez-0/3, RBI, 2 BB, K

Trent Miller– 2/5, RBI

Aaron Attaway-1/3, RBI, 2 BB, K

Lydell Moseby-3/5, 3 RBI, K

Angel Rojas-1/3

Kevin Garcia-0/3, K

Conner Greene– (W, 1-1), 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Carlos Ramirez– 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, K

Oscar Cabrera–  (S, 1), 1.0 IP, K