The Jays lose another one to make it two in a row. Fear not! Marcus Stroman will make his first major league start for the Jays today and hopefully he can find his consistency in a starting role.
Buffalo Bisons 4, Syracuse Chiefs 5
With Marcus Stroman a late scratch from the start in Buffalo, Esmil Rogers filled in and cruised through three innings before getting tagged with four runs in the fourth. Shawn Hill allowed two of Rogers’ runs to score and allowed one more himself, walking five in 2 2/3 innings before giving way to Raul Valdes who finished the game with three scoreless innings. The offense showed little life, despite scoring four runs: they only had six hits among them. Darin Mastroianni had a pair of hits and a pair of walks to go with two RBI while Kenny Wilson scored twice despite an 0/3 game with two walks.
Player of the Game: Darin Mastroianni
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, Altoona Curve 0
The Fisher Cats outlasted the Curve, winning 1-0 in 12 innings despite having protested a play at the plate in which Andy Burns was thrown out in the seventh inning. Radhames Liz had another excellent start, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing just two hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. Five relievers combined for the other 6 2/3 innings the rest of the way. Andy Burns had one a pair of hits and so did Melky Mesa who went 2/6 with a triple. Mike McDade and Matt Newman each had two hits and Jorge Flores went 1/5, driving home the game’s only run with a single in the 12th.
Player of the Game: Radhames Liz and Jorge Flores
Dunedin Blue Jays: Game postponed due to rain
Lansing Lugnuts 4, Great Lakes Loons 3
The Lugnuts got out to a 4-1 lead after the fourth inning and managed to hold on for the victory thanks to solid work by Jeremy Gabryszwki who threw six innings, allowing just one unearned run on six hits and one walk, tying a season high with six strikeouts. Griffin Murphy struck out the side in order in the ninth to pick up his eighth save. The offense only had seven hits, getting singles from all of the starters except Derrick Loveless (who came out of hte game after just one at bat), Mitch Nay and Seth Conner. Jorge Saez had the only extra base hit of the game, hitting a double to go along with his walk and RBI.
Player of the Game: Jeremy Gabryszwski
May 31 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (26-25)
Deck McGuire is set to make his second start for the Herd at 1:05 PM on MiLB TV. McGuire allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first Triple-A start and faces Taylor Jordan who has had 25 2/3 innings in the majors so far this year to go along with his 17 1/3 innings with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Blue Jays’ long time Triple-A affiliate.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (19-35)
P.J. Walters takes the ball in his first start of the year for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a 6:00 PM game in Altoona. The Fisher Cats face Nick Kingham who has an impressive 3.00 ERA with 24 walks and 41 strikeouts through 57 innings of work in his Age-22 season.
Dunedin Blue Jays (38-15)
The Dunedin Blue Jays look to win yet again by sending Ben White to the mound against Jake Esch and the Jupiter Hammerheads. Esch is 2-2 with a 5.44 ERA, allowing 49 hits and 16 walks with 33 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. This game goes at 6:35 PM.
Lansing Lugnuts (25-28)
The Lugnuts travel to Dayton to start a new series and send Chase De Jong to the hill against Nick Travieso. De Jong has been solid this season but has also shown low ground ball and strikeout numbers in his first full-season of professional baseball. Travieso, 20, has been one of the best pitchers in the Midwest League and his ERA has bloated to 2.87 thanks to a brutal last start in which he allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 2 2/3 innings against the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
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