While the Blue Jays got their offense a little bit back on track, it wasn’t a great day for some of the minor league squads’ offenses.
Buffalo Bisons 1, Toledo Mud Hens 3
Liam Hendriks was outstanding for the Bisons, throwing eight excellent innings, allowing just one run on six hits and one walk with a season-high nine strikeouts. Bobby Korecky took the game in the ninth and tenth until Ryan Tepera finally allowed the games’ winning runs in the 11th inning on a two-run home run to walk off with the win. The offense got two hits from Kevin Pillar, Ryan Goins (including a double) and Andy LaRoche but it wasn’t enough.
Player of the Game: Liam Hendriks
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2
In another offensively challenged game, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats took their 40th loss of the season despite a strong performance by starter Scott Copeland. Copeland threw seven innings and allowed the Flying Squirrels’ two runs (both unearned) on four hits and a walk. The club had just four hits including two by Yusuf Carter.
Player of the Game: Scott Copeland
Dunedin Blue Jays: On All-Star Break
Lansing Lugnuts 1, Great Lakes Loons 2
In their last game before their own All-Star Break, the Lansing Lugnuts couldn’t get their offense going either, getting only three hits and scoring just one run on the night. Chaz Frank, who’s really heating up, went 2/4 with a double and three stolen bases, scoring the team’s only run on a Matt Dean sacrifice fly. Jeremy Gabryszwski allowed just one run on four hits and one walk in five innings and Scott Silverstein was tagged for the loss in the ninth, allowing a run on two hits.
Roster Notes: With Derrick Chung moving from Dunedin to New Hampshire, Santiago Nessy moves up to Dunedin and Daniel Klein (who played with the Lugnuts last year) was promoted after starting the season with the Vancouver Canadians. This is anticipation of having newly drafted catcher Max Pentecost start the season with Vancouver.
Player of the Game: Chaz Frank
Vancouver Canadians 6, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 1
The three-time champion Canadians stayed undefeated with a 6-1 victory over the Volcanoes. Miguel Castro, the highly-touted Dominican prospect started the game for the C’s and threw four strong innings, allowing one run on just four hits and one walk (and one HBP) with five strikeouts. Tim Mayza relieved him with three scoreless innings, striking out three. Francisco Gracesqui and Brett Barber each threw a scoreless inning. Getting the job done with the bat was Jonathan Davis who went 3/5 with a run and an RBI while Franklin Barreto had another multi-hit game, going 2/5 with two RBI and DAvid Harris was 2/5 with two RBI. Roemon Fields went 1/3 with a walk and scored twice.
Player of the Game: Jonathan Davis and Miguel Castro
DSL Blue Jays: Scheduled Off Day
June 16 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (32-34)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-40)
Scheduled Off Day
Dunedin Blue Jays (46-20)
To kick off the second half for the D-Jays, they’re going to face Brevard County Manatees on the road in a 6:35 PM game. Kendall Graveman goes for the D-Jays while Jorge Lopez throws for the Manatees.
Lansing Lugnuts (32-37)
On All-Star Break
Vancouver Canadians (3-0)
The C’s play another game against Salem-Keizer with Ethan Miller throwing against them at 9:35 PM ET. The Canadians haven’t announced their starter for the game but my guess would be Zak Wasilewski with tonight’s start.
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