CBN POW Dalton Pompey, Week XIV

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

Dalton Pompey knows which bridge is best.

He knows the wait times -- Queenston-Lewiston, Rainbow or the Peace Bridge.

He knows the best place for chicken wings -- Duff’s, Gordon’s, Gabriel’s Gate, Big Ditch, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and the Anchor Bar.

And he knows that if you pay the toll the QEW roadway will lead to the Rogers Centre, home of Your and His Toronto Blue Jays. 

Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) led all Canuck in hits (eight) to bat .500 for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons earning Canadian Baseball Network Minor League Player of the Week for Week XIV. 

How the week that was went for Pompey as he ...

_ Didn’t play in a 4-0 win against the Columbus Clippers before 16,866 at Coca-Cola Field. 

_ Didn’t play in an 8-5 win against the Syracuse Chiefs in front of 5,168 fans in Buffalo.

_ Led off and playing centre field, he went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and two stolen bases in a 7-5 win against Syracuse before 12,299 fans.

_ Was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs as Buffalo beat Syracuse 13-4 in front of 10,469 fans at NBT Bank Stadium.  

_ Singled in three at-bats in a 6-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wing before 5,591 at Frontier Field. 

_ Had a pair of singles as the Bisons dropped a 5-2 decision to  

Player / Class / Team    AB    R    H    HR    RBI    AVG
Dalton Pompey - AAA Buffalo    16    4    8    -    4    .500
Malik Collymore - A Brevard County    11    3    5    -    -    .455
Eric Wood - AA Altoona    20    2    6    1    2    .300
Josh Naylor - A Greensboro    10    -    3    -    2    .300
Connor Panas - A Lansing    10    1    3    -    1    .300

Tyler O’Neill - AA Jackson    24    5    7    1    3    .292
Ian Horne - IND Topeka    25    8    13    -    9    .520
Carter Bell - IND Joliet    19    4    7    2    11    .368
Sebastien Boucher - IND Ottawa    20    2    7    1    2    .350
Jordan Lennerton - IND Quebec    22    3    7    1    2    .318
Jim Adduci - FGN Lotte (KBO)    10    2    3    -    -    .300
(Minimum 10 AB’s required.)                        


1   7.0   5   -   -    1   5  1-0   -   0.87    0.00
Andrew Albers continues to pitch very well for the Red Wings and this week had another excellent start. On June 3 in a 5-0 win over Louisville Bats he pitched seven scoreless innings gave up five base hits while striking out five Louisville batters, to earn his fourth with of the season. This outing improved his Triple A International League record in seven starts to 4-1 with a 3.30 ERA.


2   10.0  10  8   6   4  11  2-0   -    1.40   5.40
With some excellent pitching plus the outstanding run support provided by his teammates, Nick Pivetta was able to generate two wins for the Fightin’ Phils this past week. On June 2nd in a 15-9 victory over Portland Sea Dogs he threw five innings gave up seven base hits and five earned runs while striking out six Portland hitters, to earn his fifth win of the season. On June 7th in an 11-1 win over Akron Rubber Ducks he pitched five innings and surrendered only three base hits and one earned run while striking out five Akron batters, to pick up his second win of the week and sixth of the year. His overall record in the Double A Eastern League in 12 starts now stands at 6-4 with a 4.05 ERA.

1   6.0   5   3   3    2   4  1-0   -    1.17    4.50
Along with Canadian teammate Scott Diamond, Chris Leroux has now become an important part of the Bisons starting rotation, and this week he had another fine outing. On June 4th in a 13-4 win over the Syracuse Chiefs he pitched six innings, gave up five base hits and three earned runs while striking out four Syracuse batters, to earn his fourth win of the season. This win improved his record in 11 starts with Buffalo to 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA.


5   5.0   1   -   -    1  9   1-0   2   0.40    0.00
My recollection may be somewhat flawed, but I’m quite certain this is the first time we’ve documented five game appearances in a single week for any one Pitcher, but Quebec Capitales reliever Jon Fitzsimmons accomplished that feat in the past seven days. He pitched in five of Quebec’s six games played earning one win and two saves, plus a no decision in the other two games. All appearances were one inning stints and in the process, he gave up only one base hit and no runs, while striking out nine opposition batters. His IND Can Am League record in nine relief appearances, now stands at 1-0, with 2 Saves and a perfect 0.00 ERA.

LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) - Called up to Major League Roster by Seattle Mariners from Triple A Tacoma Rainiers.
RHP Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) - Announced his retirement from the Chicago White Sox affiliate at Triple A Charlotte Knights.
LHP Ethan Elias (Entwhistle, Alta.) - Moved by Arizona Diamondbacks back to Single A Visalia Rawhide from Single A Hillsboro Hops.
RHP Colin Kleven (Kamloops, BC) - Activated from the Disabled List by Chicago White Sox at Single A Winston Salem Dash.
RHP Andrew Case (St. John, NB) - Activated from Extended Spring Training by the Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Lansing Lugnuts.
RHP Marc Berube (Trois Pistoles, Que.) - Activated by Oakland A’s from Extended Spring Training at Single A Beloit Snappers.
LHP Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC) - Placed on the Disabled List by Arizona Diamondbacks at Triple A Reno Aces.
1B Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) - Placed on the Suspended List by Miami Marlins at Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers.
C Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ont.) - Released by Miami Marlins at Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers.  Signs as a Free Agent with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
C Simon Gravel (Montreal, Que.) - Free Agent re signs with Trois Rivieres Eagles IND Can Am League.
RHP Philippe Valiquette (St. Laurent, Que.) - Placed on Disabled List by the Trois Rivieres Eagles IND Can Am League.
INF Jalen Harris (Toronto, Ont.) - Released by the Trois Rivieres Eagles IND Can Am League.
RHP Steven Inch (Edmonton, Alta.) - Released by the Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
RHP Eric Sim (Abbotsford, BC) - Released by the Winnipeg Goldeyes IND American Association.