Jays Minor League Recap: Bisons falter in big game


Welcome to the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League recap for Tuesday August 19th. The Jays farm system combined for a 4-3 record with the DSL Blue Jays claiming a victory and the GCL Blue Jays taking a loss.

Buffalo Bisons (68-61)

With their playoff hopes on the line Tuesday evening, the Bisons fell short losing to the Rochester Red Wings 7-2 and fell 3.0 games back of the Wild Card position.

Sean Nolin was not his recent self as he was roughed up for six runs on five hits over only four innings while striking out and walking four.

Offensively, the Bisons were not much sharper, leaning mostly on Brett Wallace who was 3-for-4 on the evening with his 13th home-run and the Bisons’ only two RBI.

Darin Mastroianni-1/5, 2 K

Anthony Gose-0/4, 4 K

Cole Gillespie-1/4, 2 K

Dan Johnson-1/4

Brett Wallace-3/4, HR (13), 2 RBI

Andy LaRoche-1/4, K

Ryan Goins-1/4, K

Mike Nickeas-0/2, BB

-Geroge Kottaras- 0/1

Jonathan Diaz-0/3

Ryan Schimpf– 0/1

Sean Nolin- (L, 4-5), 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Chad Jenkins– 1.0 IP, H, ER, K

Rob Rasmussen– 1.0 IP, 2 K

Mike Zagurski– 1.0 IP, H, BB

Colt Hynes– 1.0 IP, H, BB, K

Bobby Korecky– 1.0 IP, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (62-66)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won a lucky one Tuesday, recording only two runs off a mere two hits to defeat the Trenton Thunder 2-1.

Michael Lee bolstered the Cats with a phenomenal start throwing seven innings, allowing only one run on four hits while walking two and striking out five.

This paved the way for prospect Dalton Pompey who displayed his rare power going deep in the third inning with a two-run shot.

That would be all the Cats needed as Dustin Antolin and Gregory Infante teamed up for two innings of scoreless relief to clinch their 62nd victory of the season.

Dalton Pompey-1/4, HR (3), 2 RBI

Jon Berti-1/4

Matt Newman– 0/4, 2 K

Melky Mesa-0/3, 2 K

Sean Ochinko– 0/3

Mike McDade– 0/3, 2 K

Kevin Nolan– 0/2, BB

K.C Hobson- 0/3

Jorge Flores– 0/2

Michael Lee- (W, 2-1), 7.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Dustin Antolin- 1.0 IP, 2 K

Gregory Infante- (s, 20), 1.0 IP, 2 H, K

Dunedin Blue Jays (60-64)

The Lakeland Flying Tigers scored early and often against the D-Jays Tuesday evening, defeating them handedly 12-1.

Starting pitcher Taylor Cole certainly had pitched better prior to tonight’s game as he was shelled for four runs in five innings on six hits while striking out nine and walking two.

Realistically, the game was not completely out of reach for the Jays up until the 8th inning. It was there the Flying Tigers rallied for seven runs in the final two innings to cement the victory.

Offensively, the Jays were outhit 12 to 7 but were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base in the game which was the main reason for Tuesday’s loss.

Christian Lopes– 1/3, BB

Nick Baligod– 0/3, BB

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/3, BB, RBI

Marcus Knecht-1/3, BB

Shane Opitz-1/4, 2 K

Emilio Guerrero-0/4, 2 K

L.B Dantzler- 2/4, 2 K

Pierce Rankin-0/4, K

Peter Mooney-1/4, K

Taylor Cole- (L, 8-7), 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

Effrain Nieves- 1.0 IP, K

Griffin Murphy– 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 K

Hunter Carnavale- 0.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R/2 ER, BB

Chad Girodo– 0.2 IP, H, 2 K

Lansing Lugnuts (57-69)

The Lansing Lugnuts ended their three-game losing streak Tuesday night, defeating the West Michigan WhiteCaps 6-5.

Brad Allen battled through an eight hit outing, holding the WhiteCaps to two runs over six innings while striking out three and provided the Lugnuts with a chance to win.

The offence supported Allen to his fifth win of the season recording 13 hits with David Harris being the only Lugnut to not collect a hit in the game.

Chaz Frank-3/5, RBI

Derrick Loveless-1/5, RBI, K

David Harris- 0/3, BB, 2 K

Matt Dean- 1/4, 2 K

D.J Davis- 1/4

Dawel Lugo-1/4, RBI, K

Jason Leblebijian-2/4, K

Justin Atkinson-3/4, RBI

Chris Schaeffer– 1/4, RBI

Brad Allen- (W, 5-5), 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 3 K

Roberto Espinosa– 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K

Brady Dragmire– (S, 3), 1.0 IP, K

Vancouver Canadians (38-26)

The Vancouver Canadians won a close one Tuesday night against the Boise Hawks 2-0. This advances the C’s to a half game back of the division lead.

Jairo Labourt provided the Canadians with an impressive start, battling through seven hits while not allowing a single run in six full innings. He also struck out nine batters while walking two.

Offensively, the Canadians were ignited by prospect Franklin Barreto who was 2-for-4 on the evening with a RBI. Barreto is hitting .349 in his past ten games and.321 on the year now.

Tim Locastro- 1/4

Roemon Fields– 0/4, 2 K

Franklin Barreto- 2/4, RBI, K

Chris Carlson– 1/4, RBI

Ryan McBroom– 0/3, 2 K

Boomer Collins-2/3

Gunnar Heidt– 0/2, BB

Michael De La Cruz– 0/2, BB, K

Alexis Maldonado– 1/3, BB

Jairo Labourt- (W, 4-3), 6.0 IP, 7 H, BB, 9 K

Justin Shafer– 1.2 IP, H, 3 K

Michael Kraft– 0.1 IP, K

Alexis Maldonado- 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 2 K

Bluefield Blue Jays (27-32)

Bluefield lost Tuesday night’s game to the Burlington Royals 3-2. This is the second loss in as many nights.

Richard Urena– 0/4

Aaron Attaway– 0/3, BB, 2 K

Josh Almonte-1/4

Lydell Moseby– 0/4, 3 K

Lane Thomas-0/3, BB, K

Rolando Segorvia- 4/4, RBI

James Lynch– 0/4, 2 K

Jesus Gonzalez– 1/4, RBI, 2 K

Andres Sotillo– 0/3, 2 K

Sean Hurley– 0/1

Jesus Tinoco– (L, 1-8), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Oscar Cabrera– 1.1 IP, H, K

Chase Wellbrock– 0.2 IP, 2 K