Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Lane Thomas crushing it in Bluefield


Lane Thomas has great day at the plate going 5 for 7 and two RBI, Kevin Pillar and Ryan Goins propel the Bisons to within a game and half of the wild card, Kendall Graveman keeps the ball on the ground, Andy Burns breaks up a no-no, and the C’s continue to run wild on the base paths.

Buffalo Bisons (72-61)

Bisons win 15-2 and are a single GB from the wildcard. Kevin Pillar (10) and Matt Hague (15) hit home runs, while Ryan Goins supplied both offence (3 doubles) and defence (see below).

This was truly a team effort with 6 players collecting at least one RBI, Pillar had 5, and just one player unable to collect a hit. Kendall Graveman (2-2) continues he strong showing by throwing 92 pitches over 7 innings and striking out one, with no walks, and getting 14 ground ball outs.

Dalton Pompey– 3/5, R, 2B, 2-RBI, BB, 2K, SB

Darin Mastroianni– 3/6, 2R

Kevin Pillar- 2/1, R, 2B, HR, 5-RBI, K

Matt Hague- 2/5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI, 2K, E

Dan Johnson– 0/4, R, BB

Cole Gillespie– 3/3, 3R, 2B, RBI, 2BB

Ryan Goins- 4/5, 2R, 3-2B, 2-RBI

Mike Nickeas– 1/5, R, 2-RBI

Jonathan Diaz– 1/5, 2R, 2B, 2K

Kendall Graveman (W)- 7.0IP, 9H, 2R, K

Rob Rasmussen– 1.0IP, H, K

Steve Delabar– 1.0IP, H, 2BB, 2K


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (63-69)

The Fisher Cats got one hit and lose 7-1. Andy Burns hit his 14th home run and walked twice, as he accounted for all the offence. Austin Bibens-Dirkx (6-3, 2.57ERA) was uncharacteristicly bad in giving up 3 home run en-route to taking the loss.

Portland’s Brian Johnson (23) (10-2, 1.83ERA) has been having a great season for the Sea Dogs and has pitched 3 one hitters in his past 5 starts, so it is no surprise that NH feel victim in this one. He struck out 10 and the bull pen struck out another 5 for 15K’s.

Jon Berti– 0/4, 4K

Melky Mesa– 0/3, BB, 2K

Andy Burns-1/2, R, HR, RBI, BB

Brad Glenn-0/4, 2K

Sean Ochinko– 0/4, K

Kevin Nolan– 0/3

Mike Crouse-0/3, 2K

Gustavo Pierre– 0/3, K

Jorge Flores– 0.3, 3K

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (L)- 4.0 IP, 8H, 4R, 2BB, 4K, 3HR

Justin Jackosn- 2.0IP, 2H, K

Scott Gracey– 1.2IP, 3H, 3R, BB, 3K, HR

Richard Bleier– 0.1IP, K

Gregory Infante- 1.0IP, H, 3K

Dunedin Blue Jays (75-56)

The D-Jays get shut out 2-0. Marcus Knecht collected a single a triple (5) but that was all the D-Jays could muster.

Christian Lopes– 1/4, E

Nick Baligod– 0/4, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/4, 2K

Marcus Knecht- 2/3, 3B, K

Emilio Guerrero– 0/3, K

Mitch Nay– 0/3, K

L.B. Dantzler– 0/3, E

Shane Opitz– 0/3, 2K

Jorge Saez– 0/3, K

Jesse Hernandez (L)- 6.2IP, 8H, 2R, 7K, HR

Wil Browning– 1.1IP, K

Lansing Lugnuts (58-72)

The Lugnuts drop this one 7-3 and commit 3 errors, which oddly enough only resulted in one unearned run. Rowdy Tellez has done well since his promotion and he continues to do well with 2 hits.

Ian Parmley– 0/2, BB, K

*Jason Leblebijian– 0/1

D.J. Davis– 1/3, BB, K

Derrick Loveless– 1/3, BB, K

Matt Dean- 0/4, 2K

Rowdy Tellez- 2/4, R, 2K

Dawel Lugo– 1/4, 2R, HR, 2-RBI, 2K, E

David Harris– 1/4, E

Justin Atkinson– 0/4, 2K

Daniel Klein– 1/4, 3B, RBI, 2K

Brent Powers (L)- 1.2IP, 6H, 5R, 2BB, K

Alonzo Gonzalez– 3.1IP, 3H, 2R, 4K

Francisco Gracesqui– 2.2IP, 5H, BB, 6K

Jimmy Cordero– 1.1IP, H, BB, 2K

Vancouver Canadians (39-29)

The C’s pick up a 4-1 victory over Boise (37-31) and sit 1.5 GB of first for the second season. Roemon Fields collected 3 hits and his 43 stolen base. The C’s have the top three stolen base leaders in the league, with Roemon having a healthy 17 base lead over Tim Locastro. The C’s had 4 stolen bases in the game.

Roemon Fields- 3/4, 3R, 3B, SB

Tim Locastro- 1/3, RBI, K, SB

Franklin Barreto-2/4, RBI, K, 2SB

Chris Carlson– 0/3, BB, 2K

Ryan McBroom– 0/4, 3K

Gunner Heidt- 0/3, 2K

Richard Urena-1/3

Mike Reeves– 0/2, BB, K

Boomer Collins– 0/3

Chase Mallard (W)-  6.0IP, 4H, 2BB, 6K

Michael Kraft– 2.0IP, R, , 2BB, 5K

Phil Kish (SV)- 1.0IP, H

DSL Jays (33-38)

Cancelled- Rain

GCL Jays (17-37)

GCL Jays lose 2-1.

Deiferson Barreto– 1/4, 2B

Dave Pepe– 0/3, K

Juan Kelly– 0/3, RBI, E

Nathan DeSouza– 0/3, K

Edwin Fuentes– 0/3

*Trey Pascazi– 0/0

Freddy Rodriguez– 1/3, CS

Yeltsin Gudino– 0/3, K

Javier Hernandez– 1/2

*Matt Morgan– 0/1

Cliff Brantley– 0/3, K, SB

Kramer Champlin– 2.0IP, H,2K

Sean Reid-Foley– 3.0IP, K

Nick Wells (BSV)- 3.0IP, 3H, R, 2BB

Brandon Hinkle (L)- 0.1IP, H, R, BB

Bluefield (29-33)

Bluefield loses 11-6 in game one of a double header, but won game 2, 7-3.

Game 1

Aaron Attaway– 1/4, BB, K

Angel Rojas– 3/4, R, RBI, BB

Josh Almonte– 1/4, K

Lane Thomas– 3/3, R, 2-2B, RBI, BB

Sean Hurley– 0/4, 2K

Rolando Segovia– 0/3, R, BB, K

Jesus Gonzalez– 0/4, K, 2SB

Lydell Moseby– 2/3, 2R, RBI, BB

Andres Sotillo– 2/3, R, 3B, RBI, BB

Francisco Rios (L)- 1.0IP, 7H, 7R, BB, K, HR, E

Alberto Guzman– 3.0IP, 5H, 3R, BB, 2K

Tim Mayza– 2.0IP, 2K

Dusty Isaacs– 1.0IP, H, R, K

Game 2

Aaron Attaway- 0/3, BB

Angel Rojas- 1/3, 2R, K

Josh Almonte- 3/4, 2R, K, SB

Lane Thomas- 2/4, R, RBI, K

Sean Hurley- 1/3, R, RBI, 2K

Austin Davis– 1/1, RBI, BB

Lydell Moseby- 1/3, R, HR, 3RBI

James Lynch– 1/3

Kevin Garcia– 1/3, CS

Conner Greene– 3.2IP, 4H, 3R, 3BB, 2K

Conor Fisk (L)- 2.1IP, 3K

Chase Wellbrock– 1.0IP, H, K