Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 13 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (3-3)

Games postponed due to rain.  Again.  Is there an echo in here?

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (6-4)

The Fisher Cats rebounded from a horrible pitching night on Friday with a dominant performance by the hurlers against the Binghamton Mets on Saturday culminating in a 6-1 victory.  Starter Ryan Tepera went 6 strong innings, giving up only one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out four.  The 25-year-old Tepera is now 2-0 in his two starts for the ‘Cats and is looking strong.  Meanwhile, Fernando Hernandez earned himself an old-fashioned three-inning save, allowing the rest of the bullpen to rest after Friday’s 15 run shellacking by throwing three innings of shutout ball.

Clint Robinson continues to swing a hot bat getting two hits for the Fisher Cats, while the rest of the club made the most of their seven hits and nine walks, scoring six on the Mets.  On the interesting side, Fisher Cats manager Gary Allenson was ejected in the sixth inning but we couldn't find any more information on that before posting.  An excellent example of the Fisher Cats’ patience at the plate was the 6th inning.  The club scored three runs on one hit, one hit-by-pitch, and four walks.


Kenny Wilson – 1/4, R, BB, K, CS
John Tolisano – 0/4, BB, 2 K
Kevin Pillar – 1/4, R, RBI, HBP, SB
Clint Robinson – 2/5, 2 K
Brad Glenn – 1/3, 2 R, 2 BB, K
Ricardo Nanita – 0/2, RBI, 2 BB,
Kevin Ahrens – 0/2, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Jack Murphy – 1/2, R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Amadeo Zazueta – 1/4, RBI, K


Ryan Tepera – W, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, E
Fernando Hernandez  - S, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game:  Ryan Tepera

Dunedin Blue Jays (7-2)

Chalk up another victory for the Dunedin Blue Jays as they scored all the runs they needed in the first and second innings while getting a strong start from Casey Lawrence in a 7-3 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers.  Lawrence threw 6 2/3 innings giving up only two runs on four hits and a walk while Andy Burns continues to swing a hot bat.  I wrote about Burns here back in January as someone to watch, and he has definitely lived up to that label so far this season.  With another three for four night, Burns has brought his batting average up to .389 and hit his first home run of the season.  Also having a great start is 1B Gabe Jacobo.  Jacobo, who turns 26 tomorrow, is a player who (in my opinion) should really be playing at a higher level.  Unfortunately, in remaking their depth at first base this year, there really isn’t much room in AA or AAA with Clint Robinson, Adam Loewen, Luis Jiminez, and Mauro Gomez ahead of him.  All he did on Saturday night is hit another double (his third of the season) and drive in two more runs.  Jonathan Jones is another player making some noise early in the year, hitting his third double and stealing his fifth base of the year Saturday night.


Jonathan Jones – 2/4, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, SB,
Jon Berti  - 1/4, R, 2 K,
Andy Burns – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, K
Gabe Jacobo – 2/4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, SB
Matt Newman – 0/4, RBI, K
Pierce Rankin – 1/4
                Peter Mooney PR – 0/0
Aaron Munoz – 1/3, R, BB, K
Nick Baligod – 2/4


Casey Lawrence – W, 6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Evan Crawford – 1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Ajay Meyer – 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game:  Casey Lawrence

Lansing Lugnuts (3-4)

Game postponed due to rain.


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