Mar 11, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove lay in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays farm went 4-4 in games played on August 28th, 2015. The top performers in order of level are: George Kottaras, Taylor Cole, Danny Jansen, Ryan Metzler and Rolando Segovia, Rodrigo Orozco, and Edward Olivares.
Trailing 7-2 in the bottom of the 8th the Herd scored 4 runs to pull to within one, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Andrew Albers allowed 3 runs on 7 hits over 2 innings for his 10th loss. Colt Hynes followed Albers, pitching 2 innings and allowed a solo home run. Donn Roach struggled through his 4 innings, giving up 3 runs. Bobby Korecky pitch a perfect 9th with 2 K’s
Dalton Pompey scored a run, collected 2 hits, drove in his 17th run, walked and committed his 3rd fielding error. George Kottaras was 2-for-4 with a run, 2 RBI’s. Alex Hassan had a decent game with 2 runs scored, a double and a single in 4 at-bats. Andy Burns (1/5) continues to struggle over his last 10 games with a .195 BA, but did scored a run.
Next: Jeff Francis 5-3, 2.46 ERA
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New Hampshire 0
The Fisher Cats took a tough loss in extra innings. This one was a well pitched game by both teams, with starter Taylor Cole (6-10, 4.24 ERA) finished August with a 1-2 record a 3.38 ERA. Cole tough year but finished strong, which bodes well for next year. Cole pitched 7 innings with 4 walks and 5 K’s. Gregory Infante pitched 2 hitless innings in relief. John Anderson (6-6, 4.62 ERA) took the loss after pitching 1.2 innings, allowing one run on 2 hits.
Ryan Schimpf didn’t get much help for the rest of the Fisher Cats lineup, accounting for 3 of the 5 NH hits. Ryan hit his 20th double, with no body it didn’t really matter. Melky Mesa and Derrick Chung pick up the other 2 hits. Roemon Fields was hitless with a walk, 2 K’s and a CS. Jorge Flores drew a walk and stole his 9th base.
Next: Conner Greene 2-0 4.50 ERA
The D-Jays improved to 56-73 on the strength of Conor Fisk‘s strong start. Fisk got his first win and lowered his ERA to 5.95, allowing one run on 6 hits, a walk and 4 K’s through 5.1 IP. Chris Smith, Arik Sikula and Wil Browning (SV 21) combined to no-hit the Tigers over the final 3 innings.
Anthony Alford hit his 6th triple, added a single and an RBI (17th) to continue his strong 2015. Christian Lopes also collected 2 hits and an RBI. L.B. Dantzler and Boomer Collins chipped in with an RBI each.
Next: Alonzo Gonzalez 2-5, 3.63 ERA
West Michigan 5
The Lugnuts snapped out of their recent funk with a 7 run, 10-hit attack. The Lugnuts scored 3 in the 2nd, one in the 3rd and 5th, and 2 in the 7th. Josh Almonte (3/4, 3B), Danny Jansen (2/3), and Chris Carlson (2/5) each had multi-hit games. Almonte (12) and Carlson (15) also added a stolen base. Jansen hit his 8th double and drove in 3 runs. Austin Davis, Alex Maldonado, and David Harris each knocked in a run.
Starlyn Suriel and Tim Mayza (3-1, 2.59 ERA) combined to pitch the first 7 innings, allowing a run each. Jose Fernandez allowed 3 runs over one 1 inning, and Carlos Ramirez (SV 8) allowed one hit and struck out one to close out the 9th.
Next: Jon Wandling 2-3, 4.71 ERA