Three farmhands had four hits each. Kevin Pillar had four as part of a 15 hit attack, Brad Glenn had five RBI's and New Hampshire won. That was the only win for the affiliates. Justin Jackson made his pitching debut and did well, one run allowed in 2.2 innings. He followed Alonzo Gonzalez who was hit hard and who put Lansing in a hole. Christian Lopes and Chris Hawkins had four hits each in a losing cause.
Buffalo had a chance to win but the bullpen and the defense blew it. Jim Negrych had three more hits. Dunedin lost a close one.
All of the affiliates hit well on Friday. It looked like it was going to be a four win night until the Lansing bullpen blew up good. Josh Thole and Andy LaRoche helped the Bisons to an extra inning win. Ryan Schimpf led New Hampshire to a come from behind win. Dunedin had lots of hitting including Derrick Chung. Dwight Smith had three hits for the Lugnuts.
Everyone’s favourite Buffalonian hit a leadoff homerun. Deck McGuire pitched reasonably well against a Yankee affiliate. Aaron Sanchez struck out six, but was lifted in the fourth inning, while K.C. Hobson went deep twice. Daniel Norris pitched better, and Dwight Smith Jr. and Kellen Sweeney went back-to-back in the first of two games Lansing played on the day. Lansing fell in the night cap. Your Toronto Blue Jays affiliates went 2-3 on the day.
The Fisher Cats had more runners thrown out at home than scored but they won 2-1. Marcus Walden had a good start. That was the only official game. Buffalo were off and Dunedin were rained out. Lansing played Michigan State and some prospects got to pitch.
The early starter was the only winner on a 1-4 Tuesday on the farm. Three one-run losses — two in extra innings — and a doubleheader sweep were the lowlights.
A rainout was the best news of the day on the farm.
Buffalo won with a big day from Moises Sierra. Anthony Gose had a good day two. Elsewhere it was bad bullpen day. New Hampshire took a bad, bad loss. They scored in the top of the twelfth in a scoreless game but saw the win slip away on a bases loaded walk and the always exciting walk-off hit by pitch. Dunedin also had a bullpen loss, Andy Burns kept hitting. Jake Marisnick played his first game of the season for Jupiter. Lansing had a tie game in the eighth but lost.
Ricky Romero was the story and he pitched well. Romero left with the lead but the bullpen coughed it up. Dunedin came back to win in extra innings. Buffalo had only two hits and lost. New Hampshire won even though Deck McGuire had another Deck McGuire type start. Lansing lost a close one.
Ricky Romero pitches Saturday but Jeremy Jeffress pitched Friday and he pitched two good innings. Aaron Sanchez started that game and he wasn't perfect but he did have seven strikeouts. Daniel Norris started for Lansing and while he lost he kept the ball down, only one ball was hit in the air against him. Both Dunedin and Lansing lost.
New Hampshire won behind good pitching from Marcus Walden and another home run from Ryan Schimpf. Buffalo won again with home runs from Luis Jimenez, Moises Sierra and Eugenio Velez and of course three hits by Jim Negrych.
Buffalo splits a doubleheader, New Hampshire and Dunedin fall, and Lansing pulls one out. Your Toronto Blue Jays’ affiliates were 2-3 on the night. Roberto Osuna was the lone star of the night, striking out eight over five innings of one-hit, one-run baseball. Anthony Gose had a decent day—he walked more than he struck out and also stole a base, which has been an odd rarity so far. Yes, Ramon Ortiz pitched shutout baseball over five innings in Buffalo, but Ramon was a prospect 20 years ago.
Only three games were played on Wednesday, New Hampshire split a doubleheader and Lansing won. Buffalo were rained out and Dunedin had a day off.
In the doubleheader New Hampshire had only three hits in game one while New Britain had only two hits in game two. Ryan Tepera was outstanding, he gave up one hit in six innings and his sinker was really working.
Tatlor Cole and the bullpen pitched well for Lansing and the offense came through for the win.
The Buffalo winning streak continues and Dunedin got back in the win column. Lansing came up short while New Hampshire had an unscheduled night off.
Buffalo extended its winning streak to eight games and Lansing got a big fly and six stolen bases. The other team named the Blue Jays came up short.
A trio of pitching prospects took the hill today. Aaron Sanchez was excellent, Daniel Norris was OK while Deck McGuire was disappointing. Miguel Batista, definitely not a prospect, pitched very well for Buffalo. Buffalo kept on winning, Dunedin won too, but New Hampshire and Lansing lost.
Buffalo took both ends of a doubleheader. Dave Bush and Claudio Vargas provided good starting pitching while Luis Jimenez and Anthony Gose provided the offense. Dunedin had a come from behind win, Jon Berti was the star. New Hampshire were shut out, Marcus Walden pitched better. Lansing were beaten up badly but they did have 14 hits led by Christian Lopes.