June 15 Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays From Away
It was a much better day for the Jays’ affiliates on Monday with three wins (from the DSL club, the Lugnuts and the Fisher Cats) while the Dunedin Blue Jays got a great start from Jeremy Gabryszwski. Buffalo’s game was suspended due to rain.
Buffalo Bisons 0, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2
Game suspended in fourth inning.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 8, Erie Sea Wolves 1
Two pieces of news preceded the Fisher Cats’ Monday night game against Erie. The first was that Dalton Pompey had been awarded the Player of the Week prize for the Eastern League while the club would see Devon Travis arrive on a rehab stint. Pompey continued his torrid hitting pace, going 2/4 with a walk, two stolen bases, two runs and an RBI but Travis was 0/3 with a sacrifice fly. K.C. Hobson had a pair of hits, a stolen base and a sac fly of his own while Dwight Smith, Jr. was 2/5 with an RBI. Jon Berti walked twice, hit a double and stole a base in his second game back from the DL.
On the mound, Casey Lawrence rebounded from some rough outings by pitching 7 1/3 innings of one-run (unearned) ball, giving up nine hits and one walk. Greg Burke finished the game with just one hit against and three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.
Roster Notes: Devon Travis was added to the Fisher Cats for his rehab assignment.
Player of the Game: Lawrence
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
In a pitching duel with just seven hits in the entire game, the Blue Jays fell to Palm Beach. Jeremy Gabryszwski allowed just two runs (one earned) in his seven innings, giving up just three hits without walking anyone. Alonzo Gonzalez, back from the DL, pitched a scoreless eighth with a hit and two strikeouts. Of the three hits that the D-Jays hitters got, Ian Parmley had the only extra-base hit, a double, and he drove in one and walked.
Roster Notes: Justin Shafer and Alonzo Gonzalez were activated off the DL and Carlos Ramirez was sent back down to Lansing.
Player of the Game: Gabryszwski
Lansing Lugnuts 8, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
The Lugnuts turned the tide on Cedar Rapids winning on Monday by a score of eight to two. Jason Leblebijian continued to make his case for promotion as he fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 3/5 with a single, double and home run, driving in two and scoring three times. Tim Locastro was 2/4 to push his average to .327 and Rowdy Tellez was 2/5 with two runs. Josh Almonte drove in a pair, going 2/5.
Conner Greene had another solid start, going six inning with four hits and two walks against, striking out three and allowing just a solo home run. Tim Mayza allowed an unearned run in 1 1/3 innings and Mark Biggs pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings but allowed one of three inherited runners from Mayza to score.
Roster Notes: Carlos Ramirez was sent back to Lansing and Canadian Andrew Case was sent to Vancouver. Michael Kraft was also assigned to Lansing from the Vancouver roster.
Player of the Game: Greene and Leblebijian
DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL White Sox 1
The Blue Jays took advantage of some shoddy fielding by the DSL White Sox who made six errors on the game. On the other side, things were better and they included some excellent pitching. Juan Nunez went three innings without allowing a run, giving up two hits and two walks wiith three strikeouts. Yennsy Diaz allowed an unearned run but gave up just one hit and one walk in four innings with four strikeouts. Jose Acosta allowed only a walk in two innings.
Sam Buelens continues to hit in his introduction to professional baseball, going 2/3 with a run scored. Norberto Obeso had the best offensive game, going 2/3 with a double, two RBI, a run and a walk. Manuel Herazo, another hot hitter, pushed his batting average to .367 with two singles.
Player of the Game: Diaz and Obeso
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