Daniel Norris dominates, Daniel Norris dominates, Daniel Norris dominates,

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Norris dominates….agian


Daniel Norris dominates, Kevin Pillar is stopped at 21, Derrick Chung 3 hits performance not enough, Shane Opitz continues to rake, and David Harris is the man for the Lugnuts.

Buffalo Bisons (67-59)

Bisons win 7-1.

Daniel Norris became the first Bisons pitcher to record back to back 10+ strikeouts (23 in 2G) to improve to 2-0, 0.77ERA. Norris went 5.2IP with 13K while only throwing 85 pitches….I guess we will see Norris sooner that we originally anticipated. Sergio Santo has been lights out in Buffalo and tonight was no different…..1IP, 3K.

On a sad note, Kevin Pillars hit streak is over at 21. He did collect an RBI, but he went 0-4 with a K. Ryan Schimpf does hit a lot but when he does they leave the yard. Ryan hit his 9th HR and drove in 2 runs.

Ryan Goins– 1/3, 2R, 2BB, 2K, SB

Jared Goedert– 2/4, BB, K, E

Kevin Pillar- 0/4, RBI, K

Brad Glenn– 2/5, R, RBI, K

Brett Wallace– 2/4, R, 2B, BB, K

Cole Gillespie– 2/4, R, RBI, BB, K, 2-SB

Ryan Schimpf- 2/3, R, HR, 2-RBI, 2BB, K

Mike Nickeas– 0/4, BB, K

Jonathan Diaz– 1/5, R

Daniel Norris- 5.0IP, 3H, R, 13K

Ryan Tepera– 2.1IP, 2H,  2BB

Sergio Santos– 1.0IP,3K


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (59-66)

The Fisher Cats pounded out 13 hits but lost 9-7. Derrick Chung had a good game going 3/4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Casey Lawrence was touched up for 7 run over 4.1IP and Mickey Storey wasn’t much better in his 2 innings of work.

Jon Berti– 2/5, K

Andy Burns– 0/4, R, RBI, BB

Melky Mesa-2/5, R, 2B, RBI, 2K

Kevin Nolan– 2/5, R, K

Mike McDade-1/3, R, RBI, BB, K

Michael Crouse- 1/3, 2R, 2B, BB

*Cory Aldridge– 1/1, RBI

*Andy Fermin-0/0

Derrick Chung- 3/4, 2-2B, 2-RBI, BB

Matt Newman– 0/5, K

Jorge Flores– 1/4, R, RBI, 2K

Casey Lawrence (L)- 4.1IP, 9H, 7R, 4BB, 3K, HR

Mickey Storey- 2.1IP, 3H, 2R, BB, 2K, HR

Dustin Antolin– 1.1IP, K

Gregory Infante- 1.0IP

Dunedin Blue Jays (73-49)

The D-Jays used a 3 run 5th inning and a solid pitching performance from Ben White to top Brevard County 4-1. The D-Jays starter gave up 2 hits and two relievers combined to pitched 2 hitless innings as the Mantees were held to 2 hits and no walks on the day.

The offence was provided off the bats of Nick Baligod and Shane Opitz. Baligod hit his 5th HR in the 5th inning and Opitz hit his first triple.

Christian Lopes– 0/3, BB

Nick Baligod- 2/4, R, HR, RBI

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/3, RBI

Marcus Knecht– 0/4, K

L.B. Dantzler– 0/3, K

Gustavo Pierre– 0/3, K, E

Peter Mooney– 1/3, R, K

Shane Opitz- 2/3, 2R, 3B, RBI

Jorge Saez– 1/3, RBI

Ben White (W)- 7.0IP, 2H, R, 5K

Danny Barnes– 1.0IP

Arik Sikula (SV)- 1.0IP

Lansing Lugnuts (56-66)

The Lugnuts used a 5 run 3rd inning to sail to a 6-3 victory. Miguel Castro struck out 8 and walked 4 but got 7 ground outs versus 3 fly ball outs. David Harris only had one hit in the game but it was an important one. Harris doubled to score Chris Schaeffer, Ian Parmley and Mitch Nay. Harris’ 3rd inning double extended his hit streak to 6 and he has hits in 8 of his last 9 games.

Ian Parmley- 0/3, R, 2BB

Derrick Loveless– 1/4, R, 2B, 2K

Mitch Nay- 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB

Matt Dean- 0/4, 3K

David Harris- 1/3, R, 2B, 3-RBI, 2K

D.J. Davis– 1/4, RBI, K

Justin Atkinson– 1/4, 2K

Jason Leblebijian– 1/4, R, K

Chris Schaeffer-1/4, R, 2B, RBI, 2K

Miguel Castro (W)- 6.0IP, 2H, 3R, 4BB, 8K

Joe Lovecchio- 2.0IP, H, 2K

Brady Dragmire (SV)- 1.0IP, K

Vancouver Canadians (35-25)

The C’s Matthew Smoral and Ryan Borucki combined to pitch a 3 hit shutout, 4-0. It was good see Smoral bounce back from his horrific start on August 10th that saw him only 2 batters out before being lifted after allowing 3 runs. Borucki, a 15th rounder, has pitched well this year and he has been on a roll over the past 10 games. He has a 2-1, 2.49ERA with 9/44 (BB/KK) over 43.1 IP.

Roemon Fields– 2/4, R, SB, CS

Tim Locastro- 0/3, R, SB

Franklin Barreto– 0/3, R, 2K

Ryan McBroom– 1/3, RBI

Chris Carlson– 0/2, RBI

Gunnar Heidt– 1/3, R, 2B

Mike Reeves– 1/3, RBI

Alexis Maldonado-0/3, 2E

*Boomer Collins-0/1, K

Christian Vazquez– 0/3

Matthew Smoral (W)- 5.0IP,H, 2BB, 4K

Ryan Borucki (SV)- 4.0IP, 3K

DSL Jays (29-36)

DSL Jays win 19-3.

Rodrigo Orozco– 4/5, 3R, RBI, BB

Jesus Severino– 0/2, R, RBI, BB, K

*Junior Vasquez– 2/3, R, RBI

Enmanuel Moreta– 3/3, 3R, 2-3B, 4-RBI, BB, 2E

*Luis Dominguez– 0/2, K

Ronniel Demorizi– 3/6, 2R, 2B, 2-RBI, 2K

Javier Hernandez– 1/6, 2R, K

Bryan Lizardo– 3/5, 2R, 2B, 2-RBI, BB, K

Francisco Rodriguez– 1/4, R, 3B, RBI, 2K

*Eddy Alcantara– 1/2, R, RBI

Miguel Almonte– 3/5, 2R, 2-RBI, SB, E

Edward Olivares– 0/2, R, BB, K

*Leudy Garcia– 0/1, K

Kelyn Jose– 1.0IP, H, 3R, 2BB, 2K

Luis Gomez  (W)- 5.0IP, 3H, 3BB, 3K

Erick Hurtado (SV)- 3.0IP, H, BB, 4K

GCL Jays (14-32)


Bluefield (26-29)

Bluefield wins 4-1.

Richard Urena-1/4, 2R, BB, 2K

Austin Davis– 1/4, R, RBI, K

Josh Almonte-1/4, K

Rowdy Tellez– 0/4

Lane Thomas– 1/3, RBI, BB

Sean Hurley– 1/4, K

Jesus Gonzalez– 1/4, 2K

Rolando Segovia– 0/2, BB, K, SB

Kevin Garcia– 2/4, R

Joey Aquino (W)- 5.0IP, 4H, R, BB, 2K

Jordan Romano– 2.2IP, H, 2BB, 4K

Chase Wellbrock (SV)- 1.10IP, H, 2K