Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kevin Pillar hit streak up to 21 games


The Bisons lose but Kevin Pillar extends hit streak, Fisher Cats and GCL Jays lose both games of a double dip, Taylor Cole strikes out 9 for the D-Jays, Shane Optiz goes 3-3,  Derrick Loveless puts on a hitting clinic against Fort Wayne, and Jairo Labourt has another good start for the C’s

Buffalo Bisons (66-59)

Bisons lose 4-2. Raul Valdes was charged with all four runs. Kyle Drabek pitched 2 scoreless innings. Kyle has been good lately with a 1-1, 3.46 ERA, zero walks (this is no typo), and 9K since July 19th.

Hey John Gibbons don’t call up Kevin Pillar until this hit streak ends. Pillar has 14 hits in his past 10 games, which is good for a .359 batting average.

Darin Mastroianni– 1/5, K

Ryan Goins– 0/4, K, CS

Kevin Pillar- 1/4

Cole Gillespie– 1/3, BB

Brad Glenn– 1/3, 2R, BB

Andy LaRoche– 2/4, RBI, K

Brett Wallace– 0/3, BB, K

George Kottaras– 1/4, 3K

Jonathan Diaz– 1/3, RBI, BB

Raul Valdes(L)- 5.0IP, 10H, 4R, 2BB, 4K

Mike Zagurski– 2.0IP, H, 3K Kyle

Drabek- 2.0IP, 2H

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (59-65)

The Fisher Cats lost game one of a doubleheader 6-2. P.J. Walters got roughed up over four innings for 4 runs. The offence was unable to put up much of a fight and were held to 2 run on 4 hits. The dropped the second game of the double dip, 4-3. Jon Berti and Jorge Flores lead the charge for NH with 2 hits a piece, but it was LF Matt Newman who had the big hit. Newman hit his 20th double and drove Jon Berti for the games first run.

Game 1

Jon Berti- 0/3, K

Andy Burns– 1/3, 2B, RBI

Melky Mesa-0/3, 3K

Kevin Nolan– 2/3, R

Mike McDade– 0/2, BB

Michael Crouse- 0/3, K

Yusuf Carter– 0/2, RBI, K

Derrick Chung– 1/3

Jorge Flores- 0/2, R, K

P.J. Walters (L)- 4.0IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 9K

Justin Jackson– 1.0IP, H, R, 2BB, K

Scott Gracey– 2.0IP, 2H, R, BB, 3K

Game 2

Jon Berti- 2/3, R, SB

Matt Newman- 1/1, 2B, 3-RBI, 2-SF

Melky Mesa-0/3, 2K

Cory Aldridge– 0/3

Kevin Nolan- 0/3, K

K.C. Hobson– 1/2

*Andy Burns- 0/1

Jack Murphy– 1/3

*Mike Crouse– 0/0

Andy Fermin– 1/3, R, K

Jorge Flores-2/3, R, E

Michael Lee (L)- 5.0IP, 5H, 4R, BB, 6K, 2-HR

Randy Boone– 2.0IP, H, 2K

Dunedin Blue 2.0IP, HJays (72-49)

The D-Jays win 3-1 on the strength of recently returned Taylor Cole, who struck out 9 and walked 4 while only allowing a run. Shane Optiz was a perfect 3 for 3 batting in the 9 hole and number 8 hitter Gustavo Pierre hit his 7 long ball.

Christian Lopes– 2/4, R, 2B, SB

Nick Baligod– 1/4, 2B, RBI, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4, 2K

Marcus Knecht– 0/4, K

Kevin Patterson– 1/4, 2B, 3K

Pierce Pankin- 0/3, 2K

L.B. Dantzler– 1/3, R

Gustavo Pierre- 1/3, R, HR, 2-RBI, 2K

Shane Opitz– 3/3, CS

Taylor Cole (W)- 5.0IP, 4H, R, 4BB, 9K

Tony Davis– 2.0IP, H, BB, 2K

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, 2H, 2K

Arik Sikula (SV)- 1.0IP

Lansing Lugnuts (55-66)

The Lugnuts win big 6-1, but commit 3 errors. Brad Allen turned in a good start by striking out 9, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits over five innings. The D-Jays pounded out 11 hits but struckout 10 times. Derrick Loveless (double and triple) and Jason Leblebijian had two hits and two RBI. The game saw two triples and no home runs.

Ian Parmley– 0/1

*Chaz Frank– 1/4, R

Derrick Loveless- 2/4, 2B, 3B, 2-RBI, K

Mitch Nay– 1/3, BB, 2K, 2E

Matt Dean- 1/4, K

David Harris– 1/3, 2R, BB, K

D.J. Davis– 1/4, R

Justin Atkinson– 2/4, R, 3B, RBI

Jason Leblebijian- 2/4, R, 2-RBI, 2K, SB, CS

Chris Schaeffer– 0/4, 3K

Brad Allen (W)-5.0IP, 2H, R, 2BB, 9K

Matt Dermody– 2.2IP, 2BB, 3K

Roberto Espinosa– 1.1IP, 2K

Vancouver Canadians (34-25)

Everett scored one in the 5th,6th , 7th, and finally the 9th to take the game 4-2. The C’s could only muster 5 hits and they went 1-10 with RISP. Jairo Labourt pitched well only allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work.

Roemon Fields– 0/3, 2R, BB, K

Tim Locastro- 1/4

Franklin Barreto– 1/4, 2-RBI, K

Ryan McBroom– 0/4, K

Chris Carlson– 1/4, K

Gunnar Heidt– 0/3, BB

Alexis Maldonado-1/3

*Boomer Collins-0/1, K

Trent Miller– 1/3, 2B

Micheal De La Cruz- 0/2, BB

Jairo Labourt- 5.0IP,2H, R, 2BB, 6K

Yeyfry Del Rosario– 1.0IP, H, R, 2BB, 2K

Justin Shafer (L)- 2.0IP, H, R, 2BB

Andrew Case– 1.0IP, 2H, R

DSL Jays (28-36)

DSL Jays 8, DSL TIgers 15.

Rodrigo Orozco– 0/6, R, K

Jesus Severino– 1/4, 2R, RBI, BB, 2-SB.

Enmanuel Moreta– 2.3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, K

Francisco Rodriguez– 1/3, 2R, 3B, RBI, 2BB

Bryan Lizardo– 1/1, 2B, RBI, 3BB, SB

Manuel Herazo– 0/4, RBI, 3K

Edward Olivares– 1/4, RBI, BB

Junior Vasquez– 1/3, 3B, BB, K, E

Luis Dominguez– 0/5, 2K

Luis Sanchez (L)- 3.0IP, 6H, 5R, BB, 2K

Guillermo De La Cruz– 0.2IP, 3R, 3BB

Jeffry Martinez– 0.1IP, 2H, 2R, BB

Manuel Cordova– 2.0IP, 3H, R, BB, 2K

Jose Diaz– 2.0IP, 3H, 4R, 2BB, 2K

GCL Jays (14-32)

GCL Jays lose game, 8-6.

Game 1

Deiferson Barreto– 2/5, R, K

Freddy Rodriguez– 2/5, R, 2K

Juan Kelly– 1/4, 2R, BB, K

Edwin Fuentes– 1/3, R, RBI, BB

Nathan DeSouza– 2/4, 2B, RBI, 2K

Juan Tejada– 1/4, 2-RBI, K, SB

Yeltsin Gudino– 0/4, K

Matt Morgan– 0/4, 3K

Dave Pepe– 2/4, R, K

Jacob Brentz- 3.0IP, 6H, 6R, BB, 5K

Turner Lee– 4.0IP, 2BB, 3K

J.T. Autrey (L)- 2.0IP, 2H, 2R, 2BB, K

Game 2

GCL lose 4-2.

Deiferson Barreto- 0/2, RBI

Angel Gomez– 1/3, 2B, RBI

Juan Kelly- 2/3, 2B

Edwin Fuentes- 0/3, K

Andres De Aza– 0/3, K, E

Trey Pascazi– 0/3, K

Cliff Brantley– 0/3

Brett Wellamn- 0/2, R, BB, K

Dean Bell– 1/3, R, E

Daniel Rodriguez (L)- 2.0IP, 6H, 4R, BB

Bobby Wheatley– 4.0IP, H, BB, 4K

Bluefield (25-29)

Bluefield win big 7-2.

Richard Urena-2/5, R, 2B, 2-RBI, K

Austin Davis– 2/3, BB

Josh Almonte– 2/4, R, RBI

Rowdy Tellez– 1/4, RBI

Lane Thomas– 1/4, R

Gabriel Cenas– 0/3, BB, K

Sean Hurley– 1/3, K

Rolando Segovia– 1/2, 2R, RBI, BB

Kevin Garcia– 2/4, 2R, HR, 2-RBI

Evan Smith– 5.0IP, 2H, BB, 5K

Oscar Cabrera (W)- 2.0IP, 3H, 2R, 3BB, K

Chase Wellbrock (SV)- 2.0IP, 4K