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.
New Hampshire and Dunedin were the winners, Lansing the losers and Buffalo were all wet. Austin Bibens-Dirkx got back on track with the Fisher Cats. Ryan Schimpf and Kevin Pillar had home runs, Pillar had to leg his out. Jesse Hernandez was outstanding for Dunedin, as was Jon Berti. Taylor Cole and Alonzo Gonzalez were roughed up in Fort Wayne.
While one affiliate sang Rain, Rain, Go Away for umpteenth time today, another affiliate blasted its way into the record books. The Buffalo Bisons today recorded 27 runs on 29 hits, both records for the International League. Second basemen Jim Negrych’s cycle was one of many noteworthy performances for Buffalo on the day. Casey Lawrence also had a day to remember, pitching nine and two-thirds of shutout, four-hit ball down in Dunedin. Two of three affiliates went home happy tonight.
Three wins in four games. Buffalo swept a doubleheader. In the second game Ryan Goins had four hits. New Hampshire got some pitching and won in extra innings thanks to Ryan Schimpf and Clint Robinson. Chad Beck was asked to pitch a two inning save, he blew the save in the second inning, a la Delabar. Dunedin were trounced and Lansing were rained out.
Just like Monday, the affiliates played .667 baseball. However, there was one rainout and you'll never guess who got the unscheduled night off.
The affiliates took two out of three in their road games Monday night.
The rain held off and there were six games played. The affiliates had only one win and, to add insult to injury, the Lugnuts were no-hit. Buffalo had the only win thanks to Dave Bush, Anthony Gose and Andy LaRoche. In the nightcap Miguel Batista couldn't get out of the first inning and a parade of relievers were no better. New Hampshire were also down early while Dunedin lost a close one. Brett Lawrie outhit the other eight hitters 2-1.
Lansing had Roberto Osuna and Daniel Norris starting today. Osuna pitched well but had one bad inning and when your hitters are no hit that's all that matters. Norris too was good, and much better, for three innings but he lost it in the fourth. But I am sure he will be happy that he showed improvement today.
Two doubleheaders were rained out. New Hampshire and Dunedin played and won. Andy Burns continued his hot hitting and like Kevin Pillar he is making contact and has only 4 K's this season. Ryan Tepera and Casey Lawrence pitched well to get the wins.
Rain interfered with the schedule on Friday. The Bisons were rained out while the Lugnuts game was suspended in the 12th inning. New Hampshire had 18 hits and lost. Dunedin played the best game and continued their winning ways. Kenny Wilson, John Tolisano and Kevin Pillar continued their hit hitting for New Hampshire. Andy Burns did the same for Dunedin while Efrain Nieves locked things down on the mound.