Jays lose. I’m sad about that but I’m glad to see Chad Jenkins, who has been the unsung pitcher that the Blue Jays have around went 3 1/3 very strong innings. Give Stephen Chadwick Jenkins the ball, Gibby.
Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Chiefs 4
Pitching in another school-day game, Deck McGuire couldn’t continue his magical ride through the International League but still picked up the win with five innings of four-run, six-hit, two-walk ball. He gave up two long balls, one to Zach Walters who just seems to have Deck’s number (he gave up a HR and a 2B to Walters in his last start) and only struck out three. The offense got him off the hook with three Bisons getting two hit games including Dan Johnson (2/5, HR), Brad Glenn (2/5, 2B), Munenori Kawasaki (2/4, 3B) and Kenny WIlson (2/4, 3B). Also going deep for the Bisons were Jared Goedert with his seventh and Mike Nickeas with his third.
Player of the Game: Dan Johnson
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Bowie Baysox 5
Just like the Bisons, the Fisher Cats got three home runs to support their pitcher in a winning cause. In this case, it was Jon Berti (belting his third), Hector Gimenez (his second) and Ryan Schimpf, who made his team-leading 12th count by breaking a 5-5 tie in the ninth inning. Berti was 2/2 with two walks and thee runs scored while Mike McDade also had two hits: a single and a double. Scott Copeland threw six innings and allowed just two runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. The biggest news was that Sergio Santos, on a rehab assignment, made an appearance and was hit around by Double-A hitters. He gave up three hits and a walk in his inning, throwing 21 pitches but 15 of them were for strikes and he struck out two. Arik Sikula picked up the win and Randy Boone the save, each throwing a scoreless inning.
Roster Notes: Radhames Liz comes down from Buffalo, Pierce Rankin goes on the DL.
Player of the Game: Jon Berti
Dunedin Blue Jays 11, Daytona Cubs 4
The Dunedin offense has been cruising, thanks to Florida State League Player of the Week K.C. Hobson. Hobson is the type of player who, when he gets hot, is red hot and absolutely crushes the ball. Tuesday night was a case in point as he went 3/5 with a double and two home runs and drove in five RBI. Derrick Chung also had three hits, going 3/4 with two doubles while Gustavo Pierre did the same thing, going 3/4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Dalton Pompey had two hits and drove in three runs with an outfield assist to boot. All of this support was probably great for Ben White who picked up his third win with five innings of one-run, five-hit ball with two strikeouts. Chad Girodo was great again, allowing only one hit through two innings.
Player of the Game: K.C. Hobson
Lansing Lugnuts 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 4
Jeremy Gabryszwski continues to be one of the most consistent pitchers for the Lansing Lugnuts, this time throwing 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Scott Silverstein got the win with 1 2/3 of scoreless relief (although he did allow one of Gaby’s inherited runners to score) and Griffin Murphy earned his ninth save with a scoreless ninth in which he struck out two. Matt Dean had a big game on offense, going 2/4 with four RBI and a walk.
Player of the Game: Matt Dean and Jeremy Gabryszwski
DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL Tigers 9
Starter Juan Nunez allowed four runs (three earned) in just 1 2/3 innings while Yonardo Herdenez allowed three (one earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Only Pedro Diaz was unscathed, facing the minimum in his two innings and striking out half of the batters he faced. Catcher Manuel Herazo and center fielder Eddy Alcantara each went 2/4 with Alcantara hitting a triple.
Player of the Game: Eddy Alcantara and Pedro Diaz
June 11 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (31-31)
Scheduled Off Day
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (26-37)
Dunedin Blue Jays (44-20)
The D-Jays are close to clinching their division for the first half and they send Matt Boyd (4-1, 0.43 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday while the Cubs send Taylor Scott, a 22-year-old South African with a 3-4 record and 4.43 ERA, to the hill for this 6:30 PM game.
Lansing Lugnuts (30-34)
At 7:05 PM, the Lugnuts will have Chase De Jong (0-4, 4.82 ERA) looking for his first victory of the season against the Fort Wayne TinCaps who haven’t announced a starter.
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