Minor League Recap: June 6th 2015

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The Rest of the Scores

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-28, 5th 6.5GB)

Lost 7-3

Joel Pineiro pitched 7.1 decent innings giving up 3 runs on 8 hits, but it was  normally reliable Greg Burke (L 2-1 2.10ERA) who was tagged with the big fat L. It was the first run the 32-year-old right-hander had allowed in last 6 outings which spanned 8IP.  Luis Perez had a rough day giving up 3 runs on 3 hits over the final 1.1 frames.

Shane Opitz and Melky Mesa collected 2 hits in the defeat, but it was Dalton Pompey‘s homerun that made my day. Watching him struggle in Buffalo was disheartening, so hearing of his demotion to NH was good to hear. He didn’t have a great day at the plate going 1-for-5 but he didn’t look overwhelmed. He had some good at-bats and really put a charge into the ball that he deposited in right field.

Jorge Flores continues to hit well with another single and a walk. He is hitting .293 over his last 10 games and has a very good .748 OPS for a light hitting infielder.

Up Next: TBD vs Richmond’s Matt Lujan

Dunedin Blue Jays (24-32, 6th 9GB)

The D-Jays split their double-header with Brevard County.

Game 1: Lost 3-2

All you need to know from this game is that Jeff Hoffman pitched 4 shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits, walked 3 and struck out 2 while inducing 7 groundball outs to one flyball out.Hoffman has pitched 18.1 inning and owns a 3.93 ERA and 12K’s.

Alberto Tirado allowed 2 runs on 1 hit and walked 2. Justin Shafer (L 1-5 8.69ERA) took the loss allowing the Manatees to take the lead in the 8th.

Game 2: Won 5-0

The guy with two last names was masterful in a rain shortened game. Murphy Smith (3-3 3.06ERA) pitched 7IP 3H BB 11K. Smith has allowed 3 run over his last 31 innings and is 2-1 during that time.

Christian Lopes and Martin Medina (just brought on from Birmingham Barons) had 2 hits in the game, but it was some sloppy D by the Manatees that really helped the D-Jays. Roemon Fields continues to swing a hot bat, .326 over his last 10GP, with a single and a run.

Lopes J.D. Davis (Jonathan Davis), and L.B. Dantzler had the RBI’s for the D-Jays.

Up Next: both teams TBD

Lansing Lugnuts (33-23, 1st)

Won 6-2

The Lugnuts used a 4-run 7th to make a winner out of Chase De Jong (5-4 3.71ERA).

Chase was coming off a less than impressive start his last time out, but was able to put it behind him with a 7IP 5 hit 2-run 7K performance. He showed excellent control as he only allowed the one walk but was victimized by the long ball.

Tim Locastro isn’t letting the All-Star snub affect his performance as he hit his 4th long ball and drove in 3 (20). Richard Urena had his best game of his pro career going 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, a home run (8) and driving in 3 (39) of his own. The 19-year-old Urena is hitting .318 over his last 10 and .281 with .738 OPS on the year.

Up Next: Jesus Tinoco vs Pedoria’s Daniel Poncedeleon

DSL Blue Jays (3-4)

Won 10-4

Top Performers

Cristian Peguero– 3-5 2R 3B RBI

Francisco Rodriguez– 2-4 3R 2HR 3RBI BB 2K

Anthony Fuentes 2-5 2R

Sterling Guzman– 3-4 2R 3B 2RBI K

Guadalupe Chavez 4.0IP 5H ER BB 5K (Keep an eye on this dude)