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The Lansing Lugnuts could not take advantage of home field and their season came to a disappointing end.

West Michigan 14 Lansing 5

Lansing, MI - The Lansing Lugnuts hopes of reaching the Midwest League final were demolished by the Tigers affiliate. Shane Dawson (1-1, 6.55) was given three leads to work with but could not hold any of them as he was slammed for six runs (five earned, including a home run) on 11 hits over five innings. He struck out six and induced five groundball outs. Colton Turner was torched for five more runs on three hits and two walks in 1-2/3 innings with one strikeout. Jose Fernandez allowed an inherited runner to score and one of his own on four hits but he struck out one in 1-1/3 innings. Chase Mallard could not stem the tide either as he was mashed for two more runs on four hits in the ninth.

The Lugnuts got the first run of the game in their first at-bat when Ryan McBroom had an RBI fielder's choice to bring in a Richard Urena double. McBroom would move up to second on a D.J. Davis single but was picked off at second to end the inning. The Lugnuts would grab the lead again in the third on a two-run home run by Chris Carlson, scoring a Gunnar Heidt double. Their final lead came in the fourth when Justin Atkinson doubled home a base hit by Davis, who also brought in the final run in the sixth with a groundout to score a McBroom triple. McBroom, Davis and Atkinson all had two-hit games and Danny Jansen collected a hit. Jason Leblebijian drew a walk but David Harris struck out three times in four at-bats.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. D.J. Davis, Lansing

2. Ryan McBroom, Lansing

1. Chris Carlson, Lansing

This concludes our minor league game reports for 2015. We hope you enjoyed the coverage.
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John Northey - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 09:08 AM EDT (#311364) #
Great job by our minor league writers as always. Maybe one day you'll all be called up to report on the majors :)

Now that the minor league season is over a few leaders (percentages are 300+ PA)

BA: Norberto Obeso: 351 for the Dominican Jays.
Matt Hague 338 in AAA for guys playing at higher levels

OBP: Obeso 470 (wow), Hague 416

SLG: Ryan Schimpf AA/AAA 508, not bad for a super-utility guy (DH/RF/3B/LF/2B/P)

OPS: Obeso 897, Hague 885, Ryan McBroom A ball 869

SB: Roemon Fields 46 in A+/AA/AAA if only he could hit

HR: Schimpf 23

RBI: Hague 92, McBroom 90

2B: McBroom 39

R: Anthony Alford A/A+ 91

No stats jumped off the page outside of Obeso having a 351/470/427 line, he is a 19 year old LF btw.

For pitching you get the endurance title for
Casey Lawrence 167 2/3 IP without one pitch in the majors. Taylor Cole also cracked 160 with no one else reaching 140.

10 guys had a 0 ERA but 12 1/3 IP is as many as any had (Matt West). John Stilson had the perfect 27 K/9 ratio but also gave up 3 hits in his 1 1/3 IP and 2 runs. No walks though, one of 5 guys to never walk anyone (none had more than 1 1/3 IP). 4 guys didn't give up a hit none threw more than 1 2/3 IP though. 2 didn't have a baserunner of any kind also didn't K anyone.

Boomer Collins gets the 'you got a mound shot' award for facing one batter and getting him out to finish a game. Christian Cox should not be allowed near a mound though after getting 2 outs while allowing 3 hits, 4 walks and 7 runs (6 earned) for an 81 ERA.

Dubious hitters led by John La Prise who had 2 PA and made outs both times, never played in the field. He gets the Moonlight Graham award. Ronald Concepcion was 0 for 2 but had 3 walks and 2 K's for the '3 true outcomes' award (OK, 2 true for him). He got to play the field though at 2B. For 'yikes' Andrew Florides had 65 PA and hit 068/141/068 - yes, he is a shortstop. Worst BA 300+ PA: Dickie Joe Thon 202/270/315 with a 24-100 BB-SO ratio. So much for that bonus baby.
Mike Green - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 09:12 AM EDT (#311365) #
Thank you, #2JB.  Perhaps the minor league top 30 should be delayed a bit this year, as major league events are top of mind...
John Northey - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 09:55 AM EDT (#311368) #
But how could a pennant race possibly be more interesting than the top 30? C'mon! If we wait until the Jays are done we might not get the top 30 until November.
bpoz - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 10:11 AM EDT (#311369) #
Thanks to all the contributers. Great job.
eldarion - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 10:52 AM EDT (#311371) #
Agreed! Fantastic work, everyone. Many thanks.
krose - Tuesday, September 15 2015 @ 01:11 PM EDT (#311376) #
Yes. Thanks to all the reporters. Looked forward to the MLU everyday.
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