Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Norris not helping himself


Welcome to the Blue Jays minor league recap for Tuesday August 26th. The Blue Jays farm system combined for a 3-4 record with the GCL Blue Jays picking up a victory 7-3.

Buffalo Bisons (73-63) 

The Buffalo Bisons playoff hopes continue to slip away as they lost their 63rd game of the season at the hands of the Pawtucket Red Sox 9-3.

If this was Daniel Norris‘ final start of the 2014 campaign, it won’t be one that he wants to encapsulate the entire season. Norris, in what could be his last Major League audition, failed to get the better of rival prospect Henry Owens of the Boston Red Sox who dominated Bisons’ hitters after the Bisons touched him up for three runs in the first frame.

Following his counterpart’s lead, Norris allowed three runs in the following inning to knot the score at 3-3. However, unlike Owens, Norris continued to struggle throughout the game, never finding his strikeout groove, and was pulled after four plus innings surrendering six runs on eight hits while walking and striking out three.

Offensively, the Bisons were dominated by the Red Sox who outhit them 17-9 in the game. The Bisons were unable to translate anything into runs after the first inning while the Red Sox hitters roughed up Kyle Drabek for three more to cement the Bisons loss.

Dalton Pompey– 2/5, K

Anthony Gose– 1/3, 2 BB

Cole Gillespie-0/2, RBI, BB

Matt Hague– 3/4, RBI, K

Brett Wallace– 1/3, RBI, BB

Darin Mastroianni-0/4, BB

Jonathan Diaz– 1/4, K

Mike Nickeas-1/4, 2 K

Ryan Schimpf– 0/4, 2 K

Daniel Norris– (L, 3-1), 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Mike Zagurski– 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 H

Steve Delabar– 1.0 IP, H, BB, K

Kyle Drabek– 1.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, K

Colt Hynes– 1.0 IP, K

Bobby Korecky– 1.0 IP, H

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (65-71)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Harrisburg Senators 6-4 to take their 65th victory of the season.

The Fisher Cats used their potent offence early on, scoring two runs in the first inning on three consecutive 2-out singles to take a quick 2-0 lead. Brad Glenn would double that lead in the third inning when he hit his seventh home run, making it 4-0.

The two teams traded runs in the fourth before Glenn added his second home run of the game in the 8th inning to put the game away for a 6-4 victory.

Starting pitcher Ben White was dominant in his six and a third innings, allowing only three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out seven. Potentially more interesting was that White had a perfect 5th inning throwing nine strikes on nine pitches translating into three strikeouts.

Jorge Flores– 0/3, BB

Matt Newman– 0/4

Kevin Nolan-2/4, K

Brad Glenn– 3/4, 2 HR (8), 4 RBI

K. C Hobson-1/4, RBI, K

Jack Murphy-1/4, 2 K

Michael Crouse-1/3, 2 K

Derrick Chung-1/3, RBI

Gustavo Pierre-0/3, K

Ben White– (W, 1-0), 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Richard Bleier– 0.1 IP, 2 H

Dustin Antolin-1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 K

Gregory Infante- (S, 21), 1.0 IP, BB

Dunedin Blue Jays (76-58)

Despite Emilio Guerrero‘s 3-run home run in the first inning, the Dunedin Blue Jays fell to the Daytona Cubs 6-5.

Guerrero wasn’t finished after his boisterous first inning as he collected two more hits on the night including a 9th inning home run to give him four RBI on the day.

Newly promoted prospect Roberto Osuna continued his strikeout ways as he fanned seven batters through four and a third innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He picked up the no-decision in the loss and moves his ERA in Dunedin to 7.20 in 15.2 IP.

Christian Lopes-2/4, BB, K

Nick Baligod– 1/5, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/4, HR (12), RBI, BB, 2 K

Kevin Patterson-0/3, BB, 3 K

Emilio Guerrero-3/5, 2 HR (9), 4 RBI, 2 K

Peter Mooney– 1/5, K

L.B Dantzler- 1/5, 3 K

Mitch Nay– 1/5, K

Jorge Saez– 1/4, BB, K

Roberto Osuna– 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 7 K

Efrain Nieves– (L, 3-5), 3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R/0 ER, BB, 4 K

Jesse Hernandez– 1.1 IP, 2 H, K

Lansing Lugnuts (59-74)

The Lansing Lugnuts were defeated by the Lake County Captains in a hard-fought 3-2 game Tuesday evening.

Despite out hitting Lake County 8-7, the Lugnuts were unable to take charge of the game, instead going 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Starting pitcher Jeremy Gabryszwski provided the Lugnuts a chance for a victory in his six innings of work, holding the Captains to three runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking a pair. Unfortunately for him, he picked up his 6th loss of the season.

Chaz Frank– 2/4

David Harris– 1/4

Matt Dean- 1/4, K

Rowdy Tellez– 1/3, RBI, BB, K

Dawel Lugo– 0/4, RBI, K

D. J Davis- 1/4, 2 K

Justin Atkinson– 1/4, K

Chris Schaeffer-0/3

Ian Parmley– 1/4, 2 K

Jeremy Gabryszwski– (L, 6-6), 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Francisco Gracequi- 2.0 IP, H, 2 K

Brady Dragmire– 1.0 IP

Vancouver Canadians (41-29)

The Vancouver Canadians won their 41st game of the season Tuesday, defeating the Eugene Emeralds 3-1 on the road.

The C’s went out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning but allowed the Emeralds to tie it the following inning. The Canadians quickly responded with two runs of their own in the third inning off the bats of Franklin Barreto and Chris Carlson.

Prospect Matthew Smoral pitched well, earning his second win with the Canadians. He walked off the mound after five and a third innings pitched while allowing only one run on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. He improved his ERA with the team to 2.40.

Roemon Fields– 1/4, K

Tim Locastro- 1/3, K

Franklin Barreto– 0/4, RBI, K

Ryan McBroom– 1/4, RBI, K

Chris Carlson-1/4, RBI

Gunnar Heidt– 1/4, 2 K

Alexis Maldonado– 1/4, K

Mike Reeves– 0/2, 2 BB

Trent Miller– 0/4

Matt Smoral-(W, 2-0), 5.1 IP, 6 H, ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Yeyfry Del Rosario– 1.1 IP, H, BB, 4 K

Michael Kraft– 1.1 IP, K

Phil Kish– (S, 6), 1.0 IP, H

Bluefield Blue Jays (31-34)

The Bluefield Blue Jays won their match Tuesday night, defeating the Greeneville Astros, final score 10-2.

Sean Hurley– 1/5, BB, K

Angel Rojas– 2/5, 2 RBI, 2 K

Josh Almonte– 2/4, 3 RBI, BB, 2 K

Lane Thomas-2/4, 2 RBI, K

Gabriel Cenas-1/5, 3 K

Rolando Segorvia- 2/3, BB, K

Lydell Moseby– 0/5, 2 K

Jesus Gonzalez– 2/5, 2 RBI, 2 K

Kevin Garcia– 1/3, RBI, BB

Oscar Cabrera– 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K

Conor Fisk– (W, 5-1), 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 4 K

Tim Mayza– (S, 1), 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB