The Jays couldn’t beat the Yankees on (from what I could tell in the limited amount of time I was listening/watching) a Derek Jeter love-fest.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Rochester Red Wings 3
With the close loss to the Rochester Red Wings, the Buffalo Bisons practically eliminated themselves from the International League wildcard race, dropping 2.5 games behind the leading Pawtucket Red Sox and a half a game behind Rochester. Sean Nolin took the loss, giving up all three runs over 5 2/3 innings but he did strike out seven batters and walk only two. Cole Gillespie was 2/2 with a walk and an RBI.
Player of the Game: Cole Gillespie
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, New Britain Rock Cats 3
With a two-run blast in the top of the ninth, Gustavo Pierre put the Fisher Cats up over the Rock Cats to give them the win. K.C. Hobson also drove in two runs for the ‘Cats, going 2/3 with a double. Michael Lee didn’t walk a man as he went seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits (including two home runs) but struck out eight.
Player of the Game: K.C. Hobson
Dunedin Blue Jays: Postponed due to rain
Lansing Lugnuts 8, Dayton Dragons
While the Bisons lost ground in their playoff chase, the Lugnuts gained, moving within a half a game of the last Midwest League Eastern Division playoff spot. Brad Allen (catch our interview with Brad on the latest Blue Jays from Away Podcast) picked up the win, going six one-hit, one-run innings, walking four and striking out seven. Roberto Espinosa and Jimmy Cordero finished the game with Cordero allowing just one hit and striking out three in two innings. Catcher Chris Schaeffer was 3/5 with a run while D.J. Davis was 2/4 and stole three bases. Jason Leblebijian continued his hot streak with a 2/5 game.
Player of the Game: Chris Schaeffer and Brad Allen
Vancouver Canadians 4, Eugene Emeralds 2
The Vancouver Canadians also gained playoff ground with a win, moving half a game ahead of the Tri-City Dust Devils in the North division lead. Jonathan Wandling earned his second win with a 5 2/3-inning, two-run performance. Michael Kraft and Phil Kish combined to pitch 3 1/3 one-hit innings to finish off the game. Roemon Fields was 2/4 with a double and a stolen base (his 48th) while Tim Locastro added two hits and his 32nd stolen base. Ryan McBroom was 1/4 with his team-leading 11th home run and Richard Urena was 1/4 with a double and an RBI. Chris Carlson pushed his team-leading batting average to .317 with a 1/2 game that included two walks.
Player of the Game: Roemon Fields and Chris Carlson
Bluefield Blue Jays 5, Pulaski Mariners 2
The Bluefield Blue Jays rode a five-run fourth inning to a victory thanks to somestrong pitching from Grayson Huffman (4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K), Carlos Ramirez (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) and Jordan Romano (2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Kevin Garcia is finishing off the season extremely well, getting another three hits, going 3/4. Jesus Gonzalez was 2/4 with his second home run of the season and Rolando Segovia and Lane Thomas were each 2/4.
Player of the Game: Grayson Huffman and Jesus Gonzalez
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