The Dunedin Blue Jays’ game was washed out but the Lansing Lugnuts and Buffalo Bisons returned to the win column to give the Jays’ minor leaguers a 2-1 day.
Buffalo Bisons 3, Gwinnett Braves 4
The Buffalo Bisons’ two-run outburst in the top of the seventh inning wasn’t enough as they fell to the Gwinnett Braves 4-3. The Bisons out-hit the Braves eight to five but only had the one run to show for it. Roemon Fields continues his torrid hitting in Buffalo, going 2/4 with a double, a walk, two runs and a stolen base but he also made an error. Raffy Lopez also continues to hit, going 2/4 with two RBI. Mike Ohlman made his return to the Buffalo lineup with a double.
Luis Santos was on the mound and allowed four runs on three hits (including a three-run home run) and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings. John Stilson threw two scoreless innings and Chad Girodo finished with a scoreless eighth.
Player of the Game: Roemon Fields
Roster Notes: Dwight Smith, Jr. was optioned back to Buffalo.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Portland Sea Dogs 4
After sweeping their double header on Tuesday, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats dropped their follow up game with the Portland Sea Dogs 4-3. All the scoring in the game was done by the bottom of the fourth inning: the Sea Dogs went up 4-2 in the top half and the Fisher Cats answered with one of their own in the bottom half. Andrew Guillotte had another strong game for the ‘Cats, going 2/3 with a walk, an RBI and a run. Ryan McBroom drove in a run with a sacrifice fly while Harold Ramirez had the other RBI.
Conner Greene had the start and allowed four runs on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter with three strikeouts over six innings. Alonzo Gonzalez pitched two perfect innings, striking out three and Jose Fernandez had his best outing in a while, throwing a perfect ninth with two strikeouts.
Player of the Game: Andrew Guillotte
Dunedin Blue Jays, Fort Myers Miracle
Game postponed due to inclement weather.
Lansing Lugnuts 5, Lake County Captains 4
The Lansing Lugnuts scored late and beat the rain in defeating the Lake County Captains 5-4 in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday. Justin Maese returned from the temporariliy inactive list to pitch a complete game amounting to seven innings of work. He gave up two home runs among seven hits to account for four runs but he didn’t walk anyone and struck out a whopping 12 batters, throwing 97 pitches and 71 of them for strikes.
Bo Bichette had another monster game at the plate, going 3/3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Vladimir Guerrero was 1/3 with a double, a walk and two RBI while Bradley Jones was 2/2 with a walk, a double and an RBI. Edward Olivares also drove in a run, going 1/4.
Player of the Game: Bo Bichette and Justin Maese
Roster Notes: Tayler Saucedo was assigned to Blue Jays’ extended spring training and Justin Maese was activated from the Temporarily inactive list.
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