A Blue Jays win and a couple of minor league wins and we’ve got a solid night of ball in which two players just missed a cycle by a different kind of hit!
Buffalo Bisons 5, Syracuse Chiefs 6
The Bisons rallied in the top of the ninth but couldn’t quite overcome the Syracuse Chiefs despite their 14 hits. The offense was led by Ryan Goins‘s two doubles (and two singles) while Jared Goedert had three hits (all singles) and Kenny Wilson had a single and a double (and was picked off). Radhames Liz was decent, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks and Luis Ayala allowed two more runs. Ryan Tepera and Rob Rasmussen finished off the game with Rasmussen allowing an unearned run.
Player of the Game: Ryan Goins
New Hampshire Fisher Cats: Scheduled Off Day
Dunedin Blue Jays 14, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
The D-Jays brought their bats to back up Taylor Cole with a big night of offense. Kevin Patters went 4/5 with two runs and three RBI while Derrick Chung also drove in three with a single and a double. Emilio Guerrero had three hits, finishing just a triple short of the cycle, hitting his sixth home run of the season and Gustavo Pierre also went deep, hitting his fourth and adding a single and four RBI. Peter Mooney (2/4) and Dwight Smith (3/5) added multi-hit games. Cole went 5 2/3 innings and allowed the only two runs on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
Player of the Game: Emilio Guerrero
Lansing Lugnuts 9, Great Lakes Loons 1
In a huge story for the Jays, Frank Viola III made his first appearance in affiliated baseball since 2007 for the Lansing Lugnuts tonight and the knuckleballer threw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Yeyfry Del Rosario threw three innings, allowing just one run and Brady Dragmire finished off the game with two scoreless. On the offense, Chaz Frank had another big game, going 3/5 with a double and three RBI while Dickie Joe Thon went 4/4 and missed a cycle by a home run, scoring three times and driving in one. Jorge Saez went 2/4 and, more importantly, didn’t allow any passed balls and D.J. Davis had a strong game, going 2/5 with two RBI and two runs scored and didn’t strike out. Mitch Nay went 1/2 with two walks and Matt Dean was 1/4 with a double and a walk.
Player of the Game: Dickie Joe Thon
DSL Blue Jays 0, DSL Cubs 1
The DSL Blue Jays didn’t exactly have the bats working for them, getting five hits, two of them by catcher Javier Hernandez. Starter Juliandry Higuera picked up the loss but allowed the one run on just two hits (a solo home run) and one walk with six strikeouts in four innings while Erick Hurtado also struck out six, allowing three hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings.
Player of the Game: Juliandry Higuera and Erick Hurtado
June 10 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (30-31)
The Bisons have a morning game with Deck McGuire on the hill at 10:30 AM ET on MiLB TV against the Syracuse Chiefs. Deck has been outstanding since joining The Herd, putting up a 2-0 record with a 2.29 ERA in 19 2/3 innings, striking out 16 and walking just three. The Bisons will face Taylor Jordan for the Chiefs.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-37)
The Fisher Cats will send Scott Copeland (5-5, 4.34 ERA) to the mound as they visit the Bowie Baysox who have TIm Berry (3-3, 4.12 ERA) scheduled to start. This one is at 6:35 PM.
Dunedin Blue Jays (43-20)
Lansing Lugnuts (29-34)
The Lugnuts travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana to face the TinCaps with Jeremy Gabryszwski (4-2, 3.39 ERA) on the mound against an unannounced opponent. Gaby struck out a career-high nine batters in his last outing, going six innings and allowing just one unearned run against the South Bend Silver Hawks.
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