After getting out to a 5-1 lead by the middle of the fourth inning and letting that lead slip away, the Jays rallied in the ninth to overcome the Tampa Bay Rays with an exciting 8-5 win that saw Dan Johnson put up a line that we’ve seen with Buffalo: 0/0 with four walks and three runs scored.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Durham Bulls 4
The Durham Bulls continued their series and took the second game from the Buffalo Bisons, shutting down their offense and jumping all over Deck McGuire. McGuire walked seven batters but only gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings, throwing 96 pitches. Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave the club another 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball while Steve Delabar and Ryan Tepera finished the game off. Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose each had two hits and a stolen base while A.J. Jimenez drove in both of the Bisons’ runs.
Player of the Game: Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Portland Sea Dogs 6
Scott Copeland made the start for New Hampshire but gave up three home runs and five runs to the Sea Dogs, taking the loss. Matt Newman did what he could, going 4/4 with three doubles while K.C. Hobson was 2/4 with a double and an RBI and Kevin Nolan was 2/5 with a double.
Player of the Game: Matt Newman
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Fort Myers Miracle 2
Despite an outstanding pitching performance from Kendall Graveman, the D-Jays didn’t get any offense against Brett Lee and the Fort Myers Miracle. Graveman went seven innings and only allowed one run on three hits while striking out five. Justin Jackson took the loss, giving up a run without actually allowing a hit over 1 2/3 innings. Marcus Knecht had two hits including a double to lead the way for the D-Jays who out-hit the Miracle but still lost.
Player of the Game: Kendall Graveman
Lansing Lugnuts 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 7
Brent Powers started for the Lugnuts and went four innings, allowing two run but the bullpen had some trouble with Alonzo Gonzalez giving up three run in 2/3 of an inning. Adaric Kelly also allowed two runs while Jimmy Cordero almost threw a perfect ninth (he hit a batter) but struck out two batters. Dawel Lugo had a great game, going 3/4 with an RBI while Justin Atkinson also had two hits after being activated off the DL. Matt Dean continues to swing a hot bat, going 1/3 with a triple and a walk and Mitch Nay hit a double and drove in a run.
Player of the Game: Dawel Lugo
Vancouver Canadians 6, Everett AquaSox 2
The two leaders of this Vancouver club, Miguel Castro and Ryan McBroom both brought their A games as the Canadians beat Everett 6-2. Castro threw five innings of scoreless ball, allowing just three hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Yeyfry Del Rosario went another three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out four. Kamakani Usui allowed the two runs to score in the ninth inning. McBroom was 2/4 with a double, a home run and three RBI while Boomer Collins was 2/3 with his first home run of the year.
Player of the Game: Miguel Castro and Ryan McBroom
Bluefield Blue Jays 5, Bristol Pirates 10
After a great first start for the Bluefield Blue Jays, Evan Smith got hit hard in his second outing, allowing nine hits leading to seven runs (five earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Ryan Borucki also pitched, allowing three runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Carlos Ramirez added 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. On the offensive side, Rowdy Tellez hit a double, going 1/1 with two walks while Josh Almonte had a 2/5 game with a double and an RBI. Dan Jansen went 2/4 with an RBI.
Player of the Game: Josh Almonte and Rowdy Tellez
GCL Blue Jays 2, GCL Yankees1 8
Mickey Storey continues to work his way back from injury and pitched two scoreless innings for the GCL Jays but Jake Brentz was probably the guy that most prospect hounds were looking at. Brentz threw two innings, giving up just one unearned run but he allowed two hits and three walks while striking out three. Max Pentecost added another three hits as he awaits his passport to head to Vancouver. Angel Gomez was 2/4 with a walk and Edwin Fuentes and Deiferson Barreto also had a pair of hits.
Player of the Game: Max Pentecost
DSL Blue Jays 7, DSL Tigers 11
The bats came out on both sides as the teams combined for 11 runs and 27 hits. Ronniel Demorizi led the way for the Jays, going 3/5 while Bryan Lizardo was 2/4 with a walk, Edward Olivares was 2/3 with a double and three RBI and Eddy Alcantara was 2/3 with a walk and an RBI. Francisco Rodriguez was also 2/4 with a double and an RBI. Denis Diaz and Erick Hurtado both got roughed up despite Hurtado’s seven strikeouts.
Player of the Game: Ronniel Demorizi and Edward Olivares
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July 12 Preview
Buffalo Bisons (48-47)
The Buffalo Bisons host Durham with P.J. Walters on the mound against Matt Andriese. The 24-year-old Andriese is 9-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 86 strikeouts through 103 innings with Durham while Walters is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in his four starts with Buffalo. This one’s at 7:05 PM on MiLB TV.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (43-49)
The Fisher Cats play a double header on the road against the Portland Sea Dogs with the action starting at 5:00 PM. The Fisher Cats will send Radhames Liz to the hill for one of the games and an unannounced starter for the other. The action is available on MiLB TV.
Dunedin Blue Jays (57-34)
Lansing Lugnuts (42-48)
Vancouver Canadians (17-11)
Zakery Wasilewski (2-1, 4.81 ERA) pitches for the Van C’s at home against the Everett AquaSox at 10:05 PM ET.
Bluefield Blue Jays (11-11)
The Bluefield Blue Jays haven’t announced their starter on the road against the Princeton Mariners at 7:05 PM.
The GCL and DSL Blue Jays also in action today.
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