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Baby Bird Brief - May 19

The Baby Jays pick up 3 wins and a loss after playing 3 matinees on Tuesday. Ryan Schimpf picked up the save in Buffalo's 11-inning win over Columbus. New Hampshire & Lansing both won solidly, while Dunedin couldn't find a whole lot of offense. On to May 20th, which is forever to be known as Hoffman day

Ryan Schimpf had a hit and the save in Buffalo's 11 inning win on Tuesday
Ryan Schimpf had a hit and the save in Buffalo's 11 inning win on Tuesday
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BUF (20-19) - W 5-4 over Columbus (NYY) in 11 innings
NH (20-19) - W 6-4 over Reading (PHI)
DUN (17-22) - L 9-2 to Tampa (NYY)
LAN (22-17) - W 7-3 over South Bend (CHC)

Buffalo Recap
Buffalo gave up a 3-run lead in the 8th inning and then came back and beat Columbus in the 11th inning on a Jonathan Diaz single to drive in Luke Scott. With the bullpen empty, starting 3B Ryan Schimpf picked up the save in the 11th. Buffalo had 13 hits and 3 walks on the day. Columbus had 10 hits and 7 walks. Buffalo made 4 errors on the night which lead to 2 unearned runs as well

  • Felix Doubront started and went 4 innings. He gave up an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk. Doubront also struck out 4.
  • Gregory Infante had a bit of a wild scoreless inning of relief. He gave up a hit and a walk, while striking out 2. Infante threw 21 pitches, but only 10 strikes
  • Bobby Korecky threw 2 scoreless innings. He allowed hit and struck out 3
  • Colt Hynes wasn't good, as he allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits without recording an out
  • Bo Schultz threw 3 scoreless innings. He allowed a hit and 2 walks, while also striking out 1
  • Ryan Schimpf picked up the save on a ground out and 2 fly outs, surrounded by 3 walks

  • Sean Ochinko had 3 hits on the night including a double
  • Melky Mesa had 2 doubles after taking over from Caleb Gindl early on
  • Matt Hague had a single and a double in this one. He also struck out twice
  • Brad Glenn had another solo HR in this one. He now has 3 on the year. He also had a walk
  • Luke Scott & Ryan Schimpf both had doubles. Schimpf also added a walk
  • Caleb Gindl, Andy Burns & Jonathan Diaz all had hits. Gindl was caught stealing and left the game after
  • Dalton Pompey went 0-4 with a K. He left the game after his strike out in the 7th, but it sounds more like a precaution

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire and Reading played a nice, tight game for 8 innings, before trading 3 runs in the 9th inning in a 6-4 New Hampshire win. New Hampshire picked up 9 hits and 2 walks in this one. The Fisher Cats also struck out 3 times. Reading had 8 hits and 5 walks, but struck out 9 times. The entire Reading offense came from 3 home runs in the game, including back-to-back shots in the 9th. Our old pal Gustavo Pierre picked up a solo HR in the 5th inning.

  • Taylor Cole had a decent start, allowing a run on 4 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. He struck out 6 and was in the strike zone better today. 79 pitches, 52 were strikes
  • Scott Barnes threw a scoreless inning with 2 walks and a K
  • Wil Browning made his 2015 New Hampshire debut with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up a hit and a walk
  • Blake McFarland picked up the save as he came on in the 8th inning of a close game, then proceeded to give up 3 runs on 2 HR's in the 9th. His final line was 3 runs allowed in 1.1 innings. 3 hits allowed and he struck out 2

  • Kevin Nolan had a solo home run, his 3rd of the year
  • Jorge Flores picked up 2 hits in this one. He also struck out once
  • K.C. Hobson & Ian Parmley each had 2 singles and scored a run
  • Shane Optiz had a hit and a walk, and drove in 2
  • Jack Murphy had a single

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin gave up 3 runs in 3 separate innings as they fell to Tampa 9-2 yesterday. Dunedin was only able to pick up 4 hits and a walk on the afternoon. They struck out 11 times as well. Tampa pounded out 13 hits and 5 walks, versus only 4 strike outs.

  • Justin Shafer started and continued his up-and-down starts since joining Dunedin. He gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 3.1 innings. He also walked 2 and struck out 3.
  • Jon Wandling followed with 2.2 scoreless innings. He allowed 2 hits
  • Brady Dragmire wasn't good again, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk over 2 innings
  • Carlos Ramirez made his D-Jay debut with a scoreless inning. He gave up 2 walks and struck out 1

  • Dickie Joe Thon had a hit and a walk, and scored both Dunedin runs
  • L.B. Dantzler picked up two hits, including a double, and drove in Thon both times
  • Derrick Loveless had a hit. Loveless also threw a runner out at the plate to end the 4th
  • Mitch Nay & Dawel Lugo both picked up golden sombreros in this one with 3 K's

Lansing Recap
Lansing used a 4 run 3rd inning as the difference in their 7-3 win over South Bend Tuesday morning. Every Lugnut reached base in the game as Lansing put up 11 hits and took 2 walks. The Lugs struck out 5 times. South Bend had 8 hits and 2 walks in the game, while striking out 8 times.

  • Conner Greene had his best start of the year, going 6 innings and allowing 1 run. He allowed 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 6 batters
  • Tim Mayza threw the final 3 innings to pick up the save. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk over those 3 innings. Mayza also struck out 2

  • Richard Urena had 2 hits, including a triple in this one
  • Josh Almonte continued his hot hitting since returning from the DL, with 2 more hits and 2 runs scored. Almonte also picked up a stolen base
  • Gunnar Heidt had 2 hits
  • Justin Atkinson & Michael De La Cruz both had doubles in this one
  • D.J. Davis & Ryan McBroom both had singles. Davis had a K from the leadoff spot and threw a runner out at 3rd base, while McBroom had 2 strike outs
  • Chris Carlson picked up a single and a walk. He also was caught stealing
  • Rowdy Tellez reached on a walk

Look Ahead
- Buffalo plays at Columbus (NYY). Scott Copeland is listed as the starter, but since he's with the Jays, we will call this a TBD
NH - New Hampshire takes on Reading (PHI) in a morning game. The starter is TBD to take on former Jay pick Aaron Nola
DUN - Dunedin has another chance against Tampa (NYY). Jeff Hoffman is scheduled to make his professional debut
LAN - Lansing takes on South Bend (CHC) at home. Sean Reid-Foley gets the ball