April 19 Minor League Report

Buffalo Bisons (8-4)

Game postponed due to rain

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (8-8)


Ryan Schimpf just loves hitting at home in Northeast Dental Delta Stadium, and he proved it by helping to power the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 5-2 win over the Binghamton Mets on Friday night. Kevin Pillar helped out with two hits on the night including an inside-the-park home run for his second of the season. Austin Bibens-Dirkx picked up his second win of the year by going seven strong innings, giving up only two runs before handing it over to Fernando Hernandez and Chad Beck to close out the game.




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




Austin Bibens-Dirkx – W, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Fernando Hernandez – 1 IP, 1 K
Chad Beck – S, 1 IP, 2 K


Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: Austin Bibens-Dirkx


Dunedin Blue Jays (11-4)


The Dunedin Blue Jays rode another great pitching performance to pick up their eleventh win, beating the Lakeland Flying Tigers 3-1 on Friday. Jesse Hernandez evens his record at 2-2 by going six innings and only giving up the one run.  It is particularly interesting to note that, of his four starts, the three good ones are ones where he gets more ground outs than outs in the air; when he keeps the ball on the ground, Hernandez has been very effective. With Friday’s win, Hernandez brings his ERA down to 2.35.


The D-Jays continue to have trouble scoring runs, cashing in only three despite their nine hits. The runs came from a sacrifice fly in the first by Kevin Patterson that scored Jon Berti’s single (and stolen base) and RBI singles by catcher Derrick Chung and second baseman Jon Berti in the fourth. Chung later hit a double, the only extra-base-hit of the night for the Jays.




Jon Berti – 2/5, R, RBI, 2 SB
Peter Mooney – 1/2, 2 BB
Pierce Rankin – 0/1, K
Andy Burns – 1/4, PO, CS
Kevin Patterson – 0/3, RBI, 3 K
Gabe Jacobo – 0/3, BB, 3 K, SB
K.C. Hobson – 1/4, R, 2 K
Marcus Knecht – 1/4, R, K
Matt Newman – 1/3, K, PO
Derrick Chung – 2/2, 2B, RBI, BB




Jesse Hernandez – W, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Scott Gracey – S, 3 IP, 1 H, 2 K


Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: Jesse Hernandez


Lansing Lugnuts (4-7)


The Lansing Lugnuts dropped the first game of their weekend series in Fort Wayne, Indiana 7-3 to the Tin Caps. It was a four run sixth inning that did in the Lugnuts as Alonzo Gonzalez couldn’t get the job done, getting only two outs before letting the runs score. Things could have gone another way: Gonzalez had two outs with runners at the corners and only one run across the plate, but Dane Phillips walked, Gabriel Quintana singled (scoring a second run), Luis Tejada walked and Corey Adamson hit another single to score two more runs. Ian Kadish came on to get the final out and throw another scoreless inning in the seventh.


The hitters had a hard time getting things going. They only managed five hits and added on six walks but couldn’t tally more than single runs in the third, fifth, and sixth innings. Dalton Pompey merits mention. He got on base in three of his four plate appearances, singling once and walking twice and didn’t go down on strikes. He has struggled with a low walk percentage and high strikeout percentage so far this year, so tonight results are a positive sign for his development. Balbino Fuenmayor continues to struggle. He is hitless in his last four games, and has only one hit in his last eight. He is now hitting .186 and leads the team with 17 strikeouts.




Ronnie Melendez – 0/5, 2 K, OF Asst.
Dalton Pompey – 1/2, RBI, 2 BB, CS
Gustavo Pierre – 1/4,
Christian Lopes – 0/4, K
Kellen Sweeney – 1/4, R, 2B, 3 K
Santiago Nessy –1/4, RBI, K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 0/3, BB, K
Chris Hawkins – 1/3, R, 3B, BB
Emilio Guerrero –0/2, R, RBI, 2 BB, 2 E, 2 SB




Taylor Cole – 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Alonzo Gonzalez – L, 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Ian Kadish – 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, K
Arik Sikula – 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, K


Blue Jays from Away Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey


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