Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 12 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (3-3)

Game(s) postponed due to rain.  Again.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-4)

The Fisher Cats had a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning when nine batters came to the plate and neither Tyson Brummett or Clint Everts could get any of them out.  Tommy Hottovy was the third Fisher Cat pitcher of the inning and managed to get Rhyne Hughes (who led the inning off with a HR) to strike out.  A couple of fielding errors led to the extension of the inning that finally resulted in eleven runs crossing the plate for the Binghamton Mets who won the game by a score of 15-7 when all was said and done. 

While the pitching was off its game Friday night, the hitting was just fine as they scored seven runs on thirteen hits.  Leading the charge was CF Kenny Wilson who is now hitting .361 on the season after a 4/5 night with a double.  2B John Tolisano is also off to a hot start with the bat, htiting .414 after a 3/5 night.  Tolisano and Wilson are both former second round draft picks and have been in the Jays system since 2007 and 2008 (respectively) and  now appear to be breaking out in this young 2013 season.


Kenny Wilson – 4/5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Kevin Pillar – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, SB, E
Ryan Schimpf – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Clint Robinson – 2/6, RBI, K
Adam Loewen – 1/6, 5 K
Kevin Nolan – 0/2, 3 BB, E
Ricardo Nanita - 2/4, R, RBI
Sean Ochinko – 2/5, R, 2B, RBI
John Tolisano – 3/5, R, 2 2B


Tyson Brummett - L, 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Clint Everts - 0 IP (4 batters), 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, WP
Tommy Hottovy - 2 IP, 3 H 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Trystan Magnuson - 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Joel Carreno - 1 IP, 1 K

Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game:  Kenny Wilson

Dunedin Blue Jays (6-2)

The Dunedin Blue Jays scored in pairs four times and the outcome was never in any doubt due to the strong pitching from starter Efrain Nieves who, along with Scott Gracey and Dustin Antolin held the Lakeland Flying Tigers to one run on six hits in an 8-1 victory on Friday night.  The hitters slammed four doubles and a triple (3B Andy Burns had one of each) while Gabe Jacobo drove in four runs for the D-Jays. 

Matt Newman, who is taking over a regular role in the outfield with Michael Crouse on the DL upped his batting average to .538 on the season with a 2/3 night while Andy Burns is now hitting .344 after a 3/4 evening. 


Jon Berti  - 1/4, 2 R, BB, K
Peter Mooney –0/3, R, 2 BB, K, SB
Andy Burns – 3/4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB
Gabe Jacobo – 2/3, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI
Kevin Patterson  - 2/5, 2B, RBI
Marcus Knecht – 0/3, BB, K
Matt Newman – 2/3, 2B, 2 RBI, K
Aaron Munoz - 0/3, BB
Jonathan Jones –1/4, R, K, 2 SB


Efrain Nieves - W, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Scott Gracey - 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Dustin Antolin - 1 IP, K

Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game:  Andy Burns.  Honourable Mention to Efrain Nieves and Gabe Jacobo.

Lansing Lugnuts (3-4)

Nine innings weren't enough for the Lansing Lugnuts to finish their game Friday night before the rain delayed and caused its suspension after the top of the 12th inning in a 4-4 tie.  The Lugnuts have announced that the game will be resumed at 2:05 pm on Saturday, followed by the regularly scheduled game against the South Bend Silver Hawks.  The team led 4-2 going into top of the 9th of the Lugnuts' home opening when the Silver Hawks scored two runs with two outs of Chuck Ghysels on consecutive doubles followed by a passed ball, a walk and another single.  With the Lugnuts unable to answer, the game went into extra innings. 

The Lugnuts got a second great start from Alonzo Gonzalez, giving him the distinction of being the first Lansing starter to get two consecutive good starts.  He was followed by Wil Browning and Tucker Donahue who combined for three more scoreless innings and following Ghysels, Andrew Sikula and Ian Kadish have combined for 3 1/3 more scoreless.   With the bats, Dalton Pompey is 2/5 while Gustavo Pierre and Carlos Ramirez have a triple each. 


Dalton Pompey –  2/5, 2 R, K
Gustavo Pierre – 1/5, R, 3B, RBI, K, E
Christian Lopes – 0/4, RBI, 2 K, E
Balbino Fuenmayor – 1/4, K
Chris Hawkins - 0/5
Santiago Nessy – 1/5, PB
Kellen Sweeney - 1/3
Carlos Ramirez – 1/4, R, 3B
Jorge Flores – 1/4, RBI, CS, PO


Alonzo Gonzalez - 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, WP
Wil Browning - 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K, WP
Tucker Donahue - 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Chuck Ghysels - 2/3 IP, 3 H 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Andrew Sikula - 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K
Ian Kadish - 1 IP, 2 K

Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game:  

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