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Minor League Report - April 24

The Baby Jays go 3-1 on Friday night with Dwight Smith & Jake Fox just missing the cycle for New Hampshire

Dwight Smith finishes a triple short of the cycle
Dwight Smith finishes a triple short of the cycle
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BUF (11-4) - W 7-6
NH (8-8) - W 10-5
DUN (7-9) - W 6-3
LAN (11-5) - L 6-5

Buffalo Recap
Buffalo blew a late lead and then scored 2 in the 9th and held on for a 7-6 win over Lehigh Valley. The offense scored 7 runs on 12 hits and 9 walks. The Herd went 4-14 with RISP. They also struck out 7 times. The pitchers allowed 6 runs on 13 hits and a walk. They struck out 9 batters and turned 2 double plays. A.J. Jimenez also caught a runner stealing for Buffalo's first CS of the year.

  • Austen Bibens-Dirkx started and went 4 innings, allowing 9 hits. He struck out 4 and allowed 4 runs
  • Preston Guilmet threw 2 scoreless innings with a strike out
  • Steve Delabar went 1.1 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and striking out 3.
  • Bo Schultz allowed a run in the 9th, but was able to shut the door. He went 1.2 innings and gave up 2 hits and a walk. He also threw a wild pitch and struck out 1

  • Matt Hague had a big game, going 3-4 with a double. He also had a walk and a K
  • Ezequiel Carrera hit his 1st HR of the year and added a single, a walk and a sac bunt. He also drove in 3, including 2 in the 9th and scored 2 runs
  • Andy Burns had 2 hits and a walk in 6 PA's. He scored 2 runs as well.
  • Jonathan Diaz & Andy Wilkins both added singles and multiple walks. Diaz was walked 3 times and Wilkins twice
  • Chris Colabello had a hit and struck out 3 times
  • Brad Glenn & Caleb Gindl added singles
  • A.J. Jimenez was hitless in his AAA debut this year, but took a walk

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire hit 3 HR's and scored 10 runs on 14 hits and 6 walks in their 10-5 win over Binghamton. The pitching staff gave up 13 hits but was able to minimize the runs. They gave up 1 walk and struck out 8 batters.

  • John Anderson started and gave up 5 doubles over 5 innings, but was able to limit it to 2 runs allowed. He didn't walk a batter and struck out 5. Anderson got 6 ground outs
  • Greg Burke had a rough inning, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits, including a HR, and a walk. He did record a K
  • Cory Burns pitched 2 scoreless innings. He gave up 2 hits
  • Danny Barnes finished the game with a scoreless inning, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2

  • Dwight Smith had a big game, finishing a triple short of the cycle. He scored 3 runs and drove in 3 and stole his 1st base of the year. His HR was his 2nd of the season
  • Jake Fox also finished a triple short of the cycle, hitting his 4th HR of the year
  • Ryan Schmipf hit his 2nd HR of the year and added a single
  • Kevin Nolan & Jorge Flores each had 2 singles
  • Jon Berti & Melky Mesa added a single and a walk each. Berti picked up a SB as well
  • Jack Murphy had 0 hits, but walked twice

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin scored 2 in the 6th to take this one over Brevard County 6-3. The D-Jays hit 2 HR's among 12 hits and added 3 walks. They struck out 9 times on the night. Brevard County scored 3 runs on 7 singles and 2 Dunedin errors. Dunedin allowed 2 walks and struck out 11, and benefitted from 3 double plays

  • Murphy Smith got the start and went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. He struck out 4 batters and hit a batter
  • Tiago Da Silver went 2 scoreless, allowing a hit and a walk, and striking out 2
  • Chad Girodo didn't allow a hit in his 2 innings, walking 1 and getting 3 K's
  • Wil Browning threw the 9th with 2 strike outs

  • Derrick Loveless had 3 hits, including his 1st homer of the year.
  • Jorge Saez added his 1st HR of the season and he added a walk
  • Mitch Nay had a single and a double
  • Roemon Fields had 2 hits, including a double. He also picked up 2 SB's and was caught once
  • Michael Saunders had a double and drove in 2. He added a walk and K'd twice in his final rehab appearance
  • Dawel Lugo, Matt Dean & Christian Lopes each had a single

Lansing Recap
Lansing ran into troubles in the 7th, allowing 4 runs in the 6-5 loss. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Lugs weren't able to add any more runs. They had 5 runs on 10 hits and a Bowling Green error. The Lugs had 10 K's in the game. The pitchers gave up 11 hits and 7 runs. The Lugs struck out 9 batters

  • Sean Reid-Foley had a rough start, throwing 1.2 innings and allowing 3 hits and walking 4 batters. He gave up 2 runs and struck out 3
  • Justin Shafer followed and allowed a run over 4.2 innings. He gave up 4 hits and struck out 5
  • Mark Biggs was beat up a little in his 1.2 innings. He allowed 4 hits and 3 walks, which led to 3 runs. He recorded 1 K

  • Anthony Alford continued his start, with a single & a double in 5 PA's. He also K'd once
  • Rowdy Tellez had 2 singles and drove in 2
  • Tim Locastro had 2 singles and stole 2 bases
  • D.J. Davis & Michael De La Cruz both had a double and 2 K's
  • Justin Atkinson & Richard Urena both had a single and 2 K's

Look Ahead

BUF - On the road against Lehigh Valley (PHI). Rob Rasmussen makes his 1st start of the year
NH - Continue at home against Binghamton (NYM). Matt Boyd looks to continue his mastery of AA
DUN - Takes on Brevard County (MIL) at home. Starter is TBD Jeremy Gabryszwski makes his 2015 debut
LAN - Lansing travels to Bowling Green (TB). Chase De Jong starts for the Lugs