I’m back from my sojourn to the Ottawa area for a couple of performances at a Medieval Festival where Wi-Fi wasn’t part of the package. It’s time to catch up on the weekend’s action in the Blue Jays’ minor leagues. The Lansing Lugnuts won all three games against the Lake County Captains this weekend, and have moved into a tie for the Eastern Division lead in the second half with a 13-5 record.
Lansing Lugnuts 2, Lake County Captains 1
On Friday, it was the excellent pitching of Ryan Borucki which got the Lugnuts a win as Borucki went 7 2/3 innings with just one run against on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts to earn his sixth W of the season. Andrew Case threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to finish the game off and pick up his first save of the year.
The offense was quiet with just five hits but Justin Atkinson‘s two-run double gave the Lugnuts enough to win.
Player of the Game: Ryan Borucki
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Lake County Captains 3
Saturday held another one-run game for the Lugnuts and this time, it was an 11-inning, walkoff win. Jordan Romano got the start and allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks in five innings, striking out five. Enter the bullpen as Nate Abel (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB), Ryan Cook (2/3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K), Danny Young (2/3 IP) and Josh DeGraaf (W, 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) combined to provide six innings of scoreless relief.
Carl Wise (3/5) had the most hits and added a stolen base but he didn’t figure into any of the scoring. Ryan Hissey was 2/5 with a run while John La Prise scored twice, going 2/5 with a double and a walk, driving in a run. Jake Thomas was also on base three times, going 1/2 with two walks and an RBI.
Player of the Game: John La Prise
Lansing Lugnuts 6, Lake County Captains 3
A three-run sixth inning gave the Lansing Lugnuts a lead and allowed them to come from behind to win yet another game against the Lake County Captains, this time by a 6-3 score. Juan Kelly led the offense with a 2/3 day that included two doubles and a walk while Justin Atkinson came in for Carl Wise, going 2/3 with a run and an RBI. John La Prise also had two hits, going 2/4 with a walk and an RBI.
Tayler Saucedo went six innings for the win, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Starlyn Suriel struck out three, giving up a hit and a walk in two innings and Andrew Case earned his second save, throwing a scoreless ninth.
Player of the Game: Juan Kelly, Justin Atkinson and John La Prise
July 8: Geno Encina was promoted to Dunedin from Lansing.
July 10: Angel Perdomo was placed on the temporarily inactive list to play in the MLB Futures game.
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