July 14 Minor League Report/July 15 Preview

Matt Newman
Matt Newman


It’s the All-Star Break! Hopefully everyone can enjoy the game tonight after enjoying(?) the Home Run Derby. You can cheer on Jose and Mark in the game tonight.



Buffalo Bisons: Off for All-Star Break


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2, Portland Sea Dogs 6


In their last game before their All-Star Break, the Fisher Cats couldn’t manage a win with the Sea Dogs getting to Casey Lawrence for four runs in five innings (despite six strikeouts). Scott Gracey and Gregory Infante each surrendered an additional run. Matt Newman had a good game with a single and a double and everyone had a hit except for K.C. Hobson.

Player of the Game: Matt Newman


Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Fort Myers Miracle 8


Ben White was hit hard by the Fort Myers Miracle, giving up seven runs on ten hits in six innings. Justin Jackson allowed an additional run but Griffin Murphy has yet to give up a run in three appearances so far this season with the Dunedin Blue Jays. Nick Baligod, Dwight Smith, Jr. and Jorge Saez (1B, 2B) had two hits each.


Jorge Saez
Jorge Saez

Player of the Game: Jorge Saez


Lansing Lugnuts 1, Bowling Green Hot Rods 3


The Lugnuts unleashed a barrage against the Bowling Green Hot Rods, bailing out starter Jeremy Gabryszwski. Gaby allowed five runs on nine hits through four innings before Matt Dermody came to put out the fire, throwing three scoreless innings with just two hits against and five strikeouts, earning his fourth win of the season. Jimmy Cordero allowed a run in an inning and Scott Silverstein finished it out with an scoreless ninth. The offense really came through thanks to three home runs, one each from David Harris (his fourth), Derrick Loveless (his fifth) and Dawel Lugo (his second). Lugo added a single and drove in five runs on the night while Loveless walked twice and Harris added a single and a walk. Justin Atkinson went 3/5 with an RBI while Daniel Klein also had two hits and drove in a run.

Player of the Game: Dawel Lugo


Vancouver Canadians 9, Eugene Emeralds 2


Jairo Labourt continues his return to dominance for the Canadians, throwing 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing six hits and two walks and striking out six. Francisco Gracesqui added another 1 1/3 innings with a pair of strikeouts while Alberto Tirado allowed a run in his inning and Kamakani Usui allowed one run in his two innings. The offense was spread throughout the lineup with Franklin Barreto driving in two runs with a triple (1/4, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB) and Michael De La Cruz driving in three with a home run (1/4, HR, 3 RBI). The club stole five bases with Barreto, Chris Carlson and Tim Locastro nabbing one each and Fields swiping a pair to give him 26 on the season.


Jairo Labourt
Jairo Labourt

Player of the Game: Jairo Labourt and Michael De La Cruz


Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Princeton Rays 4


Matt Smoral got the start for the Blue Jays but allowed three runs (two earned) over three innings. On the bright side, Smoral only walked two batters and struck out five. Chase Wellbrock threw a scoreless inning and Alberto Guzman threw two scoreless. Carlos Ramirez allowed the final run in two innings of work. Despite 10 hits, the ofense only managed two runs. Each of the nine batters had at least one hit with Josh Almonte getting two.


Josh Almonte
Josh Almonte

Player of the Game: Josh Almonte


GCL Blue Jays 7, GCL Braves 8


The biggest name for the GCL Blue Jays was Sean Nolin who was making a rehab start and threw 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five. Sean Ratcliffe relieved Nolin but walked four in his 2/3 of an inning and allowed three runs (two earned). Patrick Murphy went 1 2/3 innings with two runs (one earned) allowed and three strikeouts while Nick Wells, the 2014 third-round draftee, threw three innings, allowing just one hit but two unearned runs. Juan Tejada had two hits, as did Matt Morgan who went 2/3 with an RBI and a walk.

Player of the Game: Sean Nolin


DSL Blue Jays 5, DSL Pirates 4


The Blue Jays won a game, bumping their record to 17-21, getting a very good pitching performance from Juliandry Higuera who picked up his first win of the season. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing just two runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Enmanuel Moreta went 2/4 with a walk and Miguel Almonte was 2/4 with a single and a double.

Player of the Game: Juliandry Higuera


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July 15 Preview


Buffalo Bisons (48-48)


Scheduled Off Day for the All-Star Break.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-52)


Scheduled Off Day for the All-Star Break


Dunedin Blue Jays (57-37)


Scheduled Off Day


Lansing Lugnuts (44-49)


Scheduled Off Day


Vancouver Canadians (19-12)


The Vancouver Canadians haven’t announced their starter (at least on MiLB.com) for their game at 10:05 PM ET against the Eugene Emeralds.

Bluefield Blue Jays (13-12)


Scheduled Off Day


The GCL and DSL Blue Jays also in action today.


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