We’re keeping things a little on the brief side today but no worries, we’ll have you covered and we’ve got some other content planned for the upcoming week including the next edition of the Blue Jays from Away Podcast featuring interviews with Lansing hitting coach Ken Huckaby and pitcher Jeremy Gabryszwski.
Buffalo Bisons 8, Charlotte Knights 3
The Bisons finally got a desired result on this road trip and Kyle Drabek had his best outing of the season. Drabek fired six innings of five-hit, two-(unearned)-run ball, not walking anyone and striking out seven. Kevin Pillar‘s hot streak continues. He went 3/5 with two doubles and his first home run of the season, bringing his batting average up to a team-leading .311, and scoring a pair of runs and driving in another two. Anthony Gose went 2/6 and Darin Mastroianni was on base three times (a hit and a walk) and stole a base.
Player of the Game: Kyle Drabek and Kevin Pillar
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6, Portland Sea Dogs 5
The Fisher Cats finally got a win over Portland thanks to a couple of doubles by Kevin Nolan. Everyone in the lineup got at least one hit except for Brad Glenn (who walked twice) while Mike McDade had two singles and Yusuf Carter got on base three times with a double and two walks. Casey Janssen started and threw a perfect inning for the Fisher Cats while Scott Copeland was solid through 5 2/3 innings.
Player of the Game: Kevin Nolan
Dunedin Blue Jays 11, Clearwater Threshers 3
Daniel Norris started for the Blue Jays and he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts and Justin Jackson threw 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Dalton Pompey, after a very short cold streak, has heated up again, launching his second home run of the year (among two other hits) for a 3/5 day with two stolen bases, giving him 17 on the year in 18 attempts. Derrick Chung also had three hits including a double while Gustavo Pierre, Dwight Smith, Jr. and Jorge Flores had two hits each. Flores drove in three runs and took a walk and Pierre took his fifth walk of the season, eclipsing his 2013 total already.
Player of the Game: Dalton Pompey and Gustavo Pierre
Lansing Lugnuts 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
It took three extra innings but these closely matched teams finally settled their differences on Saturday with the Lugnuts coming up on top of a 5-2 game in 12 innings. D.J. Davis had three hits for the Lugnuts (but he also made his sixth error of the season and was caught stealing for his seventh time) and L.B. Dantzler had a pair of hits and an RBI. Tom Robson had a “bulldog” kind of start, throwing 80 pitches but only 42 of them were for strikes. He walked four and gave up six hits over his five innings but only allowed the Whitecaps to convert that into two runs (one unearned). Brady Dragmire provided three strong innings of relief as did Scott Silverstein and Griffin Murphy closed it out with a 1-2-3- 12th for the save.
Player of the Game: Brady Dragmire and Scott Silverstein
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