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Welcome to today’s Blue Jays Minor League Recap.
Buffalo Bisons (69-61)
OK, before we get to the game results. Dalton Pompey was indeed promoted to the Herd, but he did not suit up for Wednesday’s game against the Rochester Red Wings. However, the other new guy, Matt Hague helped out his new club nicely. He went 3/4 and scored the game winning run to give the Bisons a 5-4 walk off victory. Hague also celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday!
Hague started off the 9th inning with a single. He would advance on the sacrifice by Ryan Goins. Then, after 2 walks, Anthony Gose came up clutch and drove in Hague with a shot over the head of the center fielder.
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It was a bit of redemption for Gose after striking out 4 times previously. The Bisons combined to strike out 14 times!
Brad Mills started the game for the Bisons. He went 6 strong innings only giving up 2 earned runs. The Bisons had the lead in the 8th inning, but Steve Delabar coughed it up…again. He was credited with his 3rd blown save. Sergio Santos is the winning pitcher as he pitched the top of the 9th.
Darin Mastroianni-LF 1/4, R, H, RBI, BB, 2K
Anthony Gose-CF 1/5, RBI, 4K
Cole Gillespie-RF 2/4, 2K
Dan Johnson-1B 1/4, R, 2K
Brett Wallace-DH 1/4, R, 2K
Matt Hague-3B 3/4, 2R, 2RBI
Ryan Goins-SS 1/3
George Kottaras-C 2/3, RBI, BB
Jonathan Diaz-2B 0/3, BB, 2K
Brad Mills 6IP, 5H, 2ER, 5K, HR
Ryan Tepara 1IP, 3H, ER, 2K
Steve Delabar (BS) 0.2IP, 2H, ER
Rob Rasmussen 0.1IP, H
Sergio Santos (W) 1IP, BB, 2K
New Hampshire FisherCats (63-66)
The FisherCats were dropping bombs on Wednesday as they beat the Trenton Thunder 8-2. Andy Burns and Brad Glenn each hit 2-run home runs in the same (6th) inning and Jon Berti blasted his first career grand slam in the 7th. Berti also chipped in 2 triples.
From the leadoff spot, he collected 10 total bases on the night. Big night indeed.
P.J. Walters started the game for the FisherCats and went 7 strong innings. He gave up 6 hits, but not a single run. He also struck out 6.
Jon Berti-3B 3/4, 2R, 3H, 4RBI
Andy Burns-2B 1/4, R, 2RBI, K
Melky Mesa-CF 1/4, R, 2K
Brad Glenn-RF 1/4, R, 2K
Kevin Nolan-DH 0/3, BB
Mike McDade-1B 1/4, R
Derrick Chung-C 1/4
Michael Crouse-LF 1/4, R, 2K
Jorge Flores-SS 1/4, R
Dunedin Blue Jays (74-54)
The Blue Jays lost in the ninth inning to the Lakeland Flying tigers. They managed to come back from a 5-2 deficit only to see the lead vanish. Not even a big night from Toronto’s Marcus Knecht could help. Knecht led the team’s offense with 2 doubles and a homerun. In fact, he was responsible for driving in all 5 of the team’s runs. He collected 8 total bases on the night.
Starter Ben white did not do much to help his team out as he gave up 5 runs in the first 4 innings. He would last 6 innings after giving up 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.
Christian Lopes-2B 0/4, BB
Peter Mooney-DH 2/3, 3R, 2BB
Marcus Knecht-RF 4/5, R, 5RBI
Kevin Patterson-LF 0/4, 3K
Emilio Guerrero-CF 1/4, K
Mitch Nay-3B 0/3, BB, 3K
L.B. Dantzler-1B 1/4, K
Shane Opitz-SS 0/4
Jorge Saez-C 0/4, R, K
Lansing Lugnuts (57-70)
The Lugnuts were shut out 2-0 by the West Michigan Whitecaps. Everything was going well for the Lugnuts pitchers until the bullpen coughed up 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th. That was all the Whitecaps needed as there would be no heroic comeback on this night. Lugnuts starter, Miguel Castro, in his 5th game after coming up fro Vancouver, went 7 strong innings. He only gave up 3 hits in his own bid for a shut out.
Miguel Castro- 7IP, 3H, BB, 3K
Matt Dermody– (L) 1IP, 3H, 2ER
Vancouver Canadians (38-27)
The Canadians lost 4-1 to the Boise Hawks. The Canadians struggled to score any runs all game. In fact, it wasn’t until the 9th that their only run came. Ryan McBroom launched his 9th homerun. Ryan Borucki only went 4 innings after giving up 4 runs. To be fair, the Canadians defense let him down as they committed 2 errors behind him. Only 2 runs were earned for Borucki.
Tim Locastro-DH 1/4
Christopher Carlson-CF 0/4
Franklin Barreto-SS 0/4, 2K
Ryan McBroom-1B 2/4, R, RBI
Boomer Collins-RF 1/4, K
Gunnar Heidt-2B 0/3, K
Mike Reeves-C 0/2, BB
Trent Miller-LF 0/3, 2K
Alexis Maldonado-3B 0/3, 2K
Ryan Borucki- (L) 4IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, 3K
Yeyfrey Del Rosario- 1IP, 2H, 2K
Matthew Smoral- 4IP, H, 2BB, 5K
Bluefield Blue Jays (27-32)
Bluefield was not in action Wednesday.