May 31 Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays From Away
While the Lansing Lugnuts had a heart-breaking loss on Sunday, the Dunedin Blue Jays finally found their groove with a big win over the Tampa Yankees and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats had a solid win over New Britain.
Game postponed due to rain
Roster Notes: Munenori Kawasaki was called up to the Toronto Blue Jays.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, New Britain Rock Cats 1
The Fisher Cats returned to the .500 mark with a convincing win over New Britain, getting a stellar performance from Joel Pineiro. Pineiro went six innings, striking out five and allowing just one run on seven hits and one walk. Jimmy Cordero struck out another four in two innings of work and Scott Barnes threw a perfect inning to finish the game.
Ian Parmley continues to tap into his offensive potential, going 2/4 with a triple and two RBI. Kevin Nolan had the only other RBI for the Fisher Cats, going 1/4 with a double.
Player of the Game: Pineiro
Dunedin Blue Jays 9, Tampa Yankees 0
Jeff Hoffman earned his first professional win and the Dunedin bats roared to life, generating nine runs on 19 hits on Sunday afternoon. Hoffman went five innings of two-hit ball without walking anyone and striking out three. Alberto Tirado relieved him, adding four innings with just one hit allowed (and no walks) while striking out a pair.
On offense, four D-Jays came through with three hits each including Roemon Fields (3/5, 3 R, 2B, RBI), Christian Lopes (3/5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI), L.B. Dantzler (3/4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) and Derrick Loveless (3/3, 2 R, 2B). Three others had two hits including Matt Dean (2/5, 2B, 2 RBI), Mitch Nay (2/5, 3B) and Dawel Lugo (2/5). Jorge Saez was 1/4 with a double to give the club eight extra-base hits on the game.
Player of the Game: Hoffman and Dantzler
Lansing Lugnuts 5, Dayton Dragons 6
The Lugnuts got off to a great start, scoring five runs in the first four innings but couldn’t add any as Dayton kept chipping away, eventually winning in a walk off in the bottom of the 10th inning. Starter Chase De Jong was cruising through the first four innings, having allowed just one run but two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings followed and he finished with a line of six innings pitched with five runs allowed on eight hits (including a home run) and one walk with four strikeouts. Starlyn Suriel took the loss, giving up a run in the 10th inning after throwing three strong frames with three strikeouts.
Ryan McBroom was the performer of the day on the offense, going 5/5 with five singles and three RBI. Richard Urena continues to be hot, going 3/4 with and RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Rowdy Tellez doubled and walked but aside from three more singles, that was the extent of the Lugnuts’ offensive output.
Player of the Game: McBroom
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Scheduled Off Day
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