That’s all she wrote for the 2014 minor league regular season. The Blue Jays will have two affiliates playing playoff baseball: the Dunedin Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians, who look to defend their three straight Northwest League titles.
Buffalo Bisons 8, Syracuse Chiefs 2
Scott Copeland had another strong outing for Buffalo, going seven innings of three-hit, one run ball, striking out five but the big story of the game was the offense. The Bisons hitters smacked 20 hits and scored eight runs. Dalton Pompey (4/6, 2 2B, 2 R), Darin Mastroianni (4/5, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Brett Wallace (4/5, 2B, 3 RBI) each had four hits while Matt Hague had three singles and Cole Gillespie and Jonathan Diaz each had a pair of hits.
Player of the Game: Scott Copeland and Brett Wallace
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, New Britain Rock Cats 4
Although everyone was trying to get out of town at the end of the season, the Fisher Cats took the game to 13 innings against the Rock Cats before ultimately dropping their final game of the year. Casey Lawrence went seven innings of one-run ball and Blake McFarland threw three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Sean Ochinko was 2/5 with a home run and two RBI while K.C. Hobson, Matt Newman and Kevin Nolan each had two hits.
Player of the Game: Sean Ochinko
Lansing Lugnuts 4, South Bend Silver Hawks 5
When the rains came in Lansing, the season ended thanks to a game that was called early. Starlyn Suriel allowed nine hits through 4 1/3 innings and that translated to three runs before Jimmy Cordero came on and allowed another two over 1 1/3. Rowdy Tellez completed his season on a high note, going 3/3 with a home run and two RBI for the Lugnuts. Jason Leblebijian also had a multi-hit game (his fourth in his last five games), going 2/3 with two RBI and Dawel Lugo was also 2/3.
Player of the Game: Rowdy Tellez
Vancouver Canadians 4, Spokane Indians 1
With a playoff berth sealed, the Canadians still beat the Indians thanks to only allowing one run. Despite walking six batters, Daniel Lietz gave up the one run on three hits with three strikeouts in four innings while Zakery Wasilewski allowed only one hit through three innings of relief. Adaric Kelly went two innings and only allowed one hit. Ryan Metzler had two hits for the club while Michael De La Cruz was 1/2 with two walks and two runs scored. Jonathan Davis, despite going 0/3, drove in two runs.
Player of the Game: Ryan Metzler, Zak Wasilewski and Adaric Kelly
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