May 27 Minor League Update/May 28 Preview


Kenny Wilson
Kenny Wilson


We’ll be keeping things brief today. Lots of other stuff coming from Blue Jays from Away!



Buffalo Bisons 1, Indianapolis Indians 6


Ricky Romero was the starter for the Bisons and had another rough game, walking seven batters five innings. He did pitch five innings, though, and allowed only two runs, allowing just two runs on two hits (including a home run). Shawn Hill looks like the odd man back to the bullpen with Deck McGuire‘s promotion from Double-A and he allowed three runs in two innings while Raul Valdes surrendered a run in his inning to lower his ERA to 18.00. Brad Glenn had another two hits and is hitting .455 so far in 12 games with Buffalo and Matt Tuiasosopo went 2/4 as well.

Roster Move: OF Kenny Wilson was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo and went 1/3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base. Brett Carroll was placed on the DL.

Player of the Game: Kenny Wilson


New Hampshire Fisher Cats


Suspended due to rain at 6-0 for Binghamton. To be completed today.


Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 0


It was the Daniel Norris show in Charlotte as the young lefty posted his second highest strikeout total of the season with eight Ks in 5 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits and one walk. The offense was solid with Dalton Pompey (2/5, R, CS) and Christian Lopes (2/3, BB) contributing two hits each. Dwight Smith, Jr. was also on base three times with a single and two walks, scoring all three times. Marcus Knecht had the biggest day, going 3/5 with a triple and three RBI.

Roster Move: IF Peter Mooney was sent down from Double-A New Hamsphire.


Daniel Norris
Daniel Norris

Player of the Game: Daniel Norris and Marcus Knecht


Lansing Lugnuts 4, South Bend Silver Hawks 14


It was an ugly day to be a pitcher for the Lugnuts. Shane Dawson started and allowed (only) three runs on 10 hits through four innings. Alberto Tirado was chased after 2/3 of an inning, allowing three hits and three walks (with a couple of fielders’ choices in there too) and was charged for seven runs after Phil Kish couldn’t get out of the inning before the loaded bases had cleared. Brady Dragmire was tagged for three runs and Scott Silverstein allowed one more before it was all over. The offense had just six hits including two from Dickie Joe Thon. Mitch Nay‘s slump continues as he went 0/5.


Dickie Thon
Dickie Thon

Player of the Game: Dickie Joe Thon



May 28 Preview


Buffalo Bisons (26-22)


The Bisons play a matinee at 1:35 PM ET against the Indianapolis Indians with Kyle Drabek on the mound against Vance Worley. Both of these young pitchers have ML experience and Drabek’s last outing was an eight shutout inning gem.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-33)


The Fisher Cats will complete their game from yesterday in which they’re losing 6-0 (Matt Boyd had an implosion kinda day). The regularly scheduled game is for 6:35 PM but will probably only complete after the suspended game is done and will only be seven innings. Casey Lawrence is expected to start.


Dunedin Blue Jays (36-15)


Kendall Graveman is set to take the hill for the Blue Jays as they continue their series against the Charlotte Stone Crabs at 6:30 PM.


Lansing Lugnuts (24-27)


The Lugnuts return home to face the Great Lakes Loons and will see Zachary Bird on the mound. Bird is a 19-year-old prospect that I saw early in the season who, for the most part, has been very strong since I saw him early in the season. He’ll face Matt Dermody who is coming off a horrible start in which he allowed 11 runs (nine earned) in 2 1/3 innings.


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