Another day and another Blue Jays win . . . it’s starting to get fun again, isn’t it? Marcus Stroman brought his A-game in Fenway to power the Jays to a 4-2 win.
Buffalo Bisons 7, Indianapolis Indians 1
Sean Nolin made his first start for Buffalo in more than a month and didn’t miss a step, going six innings of scoreless, two-hit, one-walk ball. Chad Jenkins, Ryan Tepera and Steve Delabar each threw an inning with Delabar allowing the only run of the game for Indianapolis. Brad Glenn and Jared Goedert each hit a single and a double, each taking a walk and each driving in a run and scoring one. Jonathan Diaz also had two hits and Kevin Pillar was 1/4 with a walk and a home run. Andy LaRoche also went deep, going 1/3 with a walk.
Player of the Game: Sean Nolin
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Binghamton Mets 4
The Fisher Cats couldn’t hold a two run lead, giving it back in the eighth and ninth innings to come away with a loss to the Binghamton Mets. Daniel Norris went four innings, allowing four hits and four walks but only one run and he struck out five. Austin Bibens-Dirkx went two scoreless but Tyler Ybarra allowed a solo home run and Gregory Infante allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Jon Berti and Matt Newman each had two hits while Andy Burns drove in two runs (without registering a hit). Cory Aldridge hit another home run and Michael Crouse hit a triple.
Player of the Game: Jon Berti
Dunedin Blue Jays: Game postponed due to rain.
Lansing Lugnuts 6, Dayton Dragons 7
In another Blue Jays’ affiliate’s game, a late collapse resulted in a loss. The Lugnuts got out to a 6-1 lead after five innings thanks to a great start by Chase De Jong. De Jong threw five innings and allowed only five hits, one of which happened to be a solo home run, along with one walk and two strikeouts. Brady Dragmire allowed four runs — one in the sixth and three in the eighth, while Scott Silverstein allowed the last two runs to score, walking four batters in the process. The offense was pretty good at stringing together some hits when it counted. Chaz Frank was 2/4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base while Matt Dean was 2/5 with an RBI. Jason Leblebijian was 2/5 with a double and an RBI and Justin Atkinson was 1/3 with an RBI and two walks.
Player of the Game: Chase De Jong
Vancouver Canadians 11, Spokane Indians 11
The Vancouver Canadians put the cap on an 11-6 win in the wee hour for us out east but they did so in what appears to be extremely entertaining fashion. The top of the order was dominant with Roemon Fields hitting his first professional home run and adding his 32nd NWL stolen base, going 2/5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Franklin Barreto had a similar game, going 2/4 with a home run, a stolen base and four RBI. Chris Carlson continued to slug his way through professional baseball, going 3/5 with a double, a run and an RBI, pushing his batting average to .336 while Tim Locastro is not hitting .331 after a 4/4 game in which he hit two doubles, stole a base and scored three times. Daniel Lietz made the start and allowed all six runs (four were earned) in 4 2/3 innings but the bullpen was good, combining for 4 1/3 innings to seal the win.
Player of the Game: Tim Locastro, Chris Carlson, Franklin Barreto and Roemon Fields
Bluefield Blue Jays 2, Johnson City Cardinals 1
The offense is in a huge slump for the Blue Jays but three hits and two runs were enough on this night. Rowdy Tellez had two of the hits and Kevin Garcia had the third hit as well as the club’s only RBI. Joey Aquino continues to be excellent, lowering his ERA to 2.06 after going five innings and allowing only one unearned run on five hits and two walks. Jordan Romano threw three scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks and striking out four batters.
Player of the Game: Joey Aquino and Jordan Romano
GCL Blue Jays: Game postponed due to rain
DSL Blue Jays 6, DSL Braves 7
The pitching wasn’t encouraging as Kelyn Jose allowed two runs in two innings and Luis Sanchez gave up four runs (three earned) in just one inning. Jose Diaz threw 3 1/3 scoreless. Rodrigo Orozco and Miguel Almonte both had 2/5 nights with Almonte adding a stolen base. Enmanuel Moreta, Ronniel Demorizi and Edward Oliveres each had a double and Moreta and Demorizi each drove in two.
Player of the Game: Rodrigo Orozco and Miguel Almonte
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July 30 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (56-53)
P.J. Walters goes for the Buffalo Bisons against Indianapolis and can be seen on MiLB TV at 7:05 PM.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (51-58)
Casey Lawrence is on the hill for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a 6:35 PM game against the Binghamton Mets.
Dunedin Blue Jays (62-45)
Lansing Lugnuts (50-56)
Vancouver Canadians (26-18)
Jairo Labourt takes the ball for the Vancouver Canadians as they move on to face the Boise Hawks on the road at 9:15 PM ET.
Bluefield Blue Jays (18-21)
Matt Smoral is the starter for the Bluefield Blue Jays as they continue their road series against the Johnson City Cardinals at 7:00 PM.
The GCL and DSL Blue Jays are also both in action today.
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