April 30 Minor League Report

Chase De Jong
Chase De Jong

New Hampshire had the day off today and the other three teams went 2-1 again with the Lugnuts and Bisons winning and the scuffling Dunedin Blue Jays falling.


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Buffalo Bisons 5, Norfolk Tides 3


Rob Rasmussen
Rob Rasmussen

The Buffalo Bisons improved to 14-7 after defeating the Norfolk Tides 5-3 on Thursday. A costly error for the Tides allowed Andy Wilkins to score an insurance run after Chris Parmelee threw to second after Chris Colabello‘s double when no one was there to receive the ball. Wilkins, Colabello, Caleb Gindl and Ezequiel Carrera all had two hits with Carrera, Wilkins and Colabello each hitting a double and contributing to the Bisons’ 12 hits. A.J. Jimenez broke his hitless streak for Buffalo with a 1/4 afternoon.

Todd Redmond got his first start after being sent outright to Buffalo and allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Rob Rasmussen picked up his first win of the season with 3 2/3 innings of one-hit, one-walk ball while Greg Infante and Bo Schultz finished the game with Schultz saving his fifth game of the season.

Roster Notes: OF Melky Mesa was promoted to Buffalo while LHP Scott Barnes moves down to New Hampshire.

Player of the Game: Rob Rasmussen and Andy Wilkins


New Hampshire Fisher Cats


Scheduled Off Day

Roster Notes: Emilio Guerrero was promoted to New Hampshire from Dunedin while OF Melky Mesa moves up to Buffalo. LHP Scott Barnes comes down from Buffalo, giving the Fisher Cats a lefty in their pen (the Luis Perez move had left them without a southpaw) and Arik Sikula was put back on the DL.


Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Clearwater Threshers 8


The Dunedin Blue Jays continue to struggle, dropping Thursday’s game 8-1 to the Clearwater Threshers. The Blue Jays only had six hits (by six different players) and Roemon Fields was 1/4 with a triple, an RBI, a walk and an outfield assist, throwing out Dylan Cozens at home.

The pitching wasn’t good for the first six innings as Murphy Smith allowed five runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings while Tiago Da Silva got tagged for three runs in 1 1/3 innings although he got all four of his outs via the strikeout. Alonzo Gonzalez, Chad Girodo and Wil Browning each pitched a scoreless inning in the loss.

Roster Notes: Emilio Guerrero was promoted to New Hampshire and L.B. Dantzler was activated off the DL.

Player of the Game: Roemon Fields


Lansing Lugnuts 6, Lake County Captains 1


Rowdy Tellez
Rowdy Tellez

Chase De Jong picked up win number two on the season and the Lugnuts moved to 14-7 with a convincing 6-1 win over the Lake County Captains. De Jong had his longest outing of the season, throwing 5 2/3 innings and allowing just one unearned run on three hits with three strikeouts. Colton Turner returned from the DL to throw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball while Carlos Ramirez struck out the side in his inning, giving up two hits and Phil Kish closed things out with a scoreless inning, getting three ground ball outs.

On offense, Rowdy Tellez is showing signs of getting some thump back in his bat as he finished the game a single short of the cycle with a 3/4 night, scoring twice, and blasting a solo home run in the third inning. Richard Urena had a pair of hits off of starter Jordan Milbrath and Chris Carlson also chipped in with a pair of hits. Tim Locastro was 1/3 with a walk and two stolen bases and D.J. Davis stole a base.

Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez and Chase De Jong


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