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Baby Bird Brief - June 9 & 10

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The Baby Jays went 2-3 on Wednesday after a 2-2 Tuesday. Dalton Pompey looks to be getting his stroke back with New Hampshire and Anthony Alford & Richard Urena both homered for Lansing on Wednesday

Dalton Pompey is starting to find his stroke with New Hampshire
Dalton Pompey is starting to find his stroke with New Hampshire
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

June 10
BUF
(28-32) - L 7-2 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY)
NH (27-31) - L 8-1 to Akron (CLE)
DUN (25-34) - L 12-6 to Charlotte (TB)
LAN (35-24) - W 12-5 at Quad Cities (HOU)
DSL (6-4) - W 11-3 over DSL Orioles 1

Buffalo Recap
Buffalo fell behind early, allowing 3 in the top of 1 and 2 more in the 3rd and were never able to get much going as they fell 7-2 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Scranton had 11 hits and 4 walks on the night, striking out 8 times. Buffalo could only manage 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5 times. Buffalo was really only able to threaten in the 6th inning, when they put up their 2 runs. Only one other inning did Buffalo get 2 base runners on.

  • Felix Doubront started and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings. Doubront walked a batter, struck out 3 and was getting lots of ground balls. Doubront ended with 8 ground outs and 0 fly ball outs
  • Austin Bibens-Dirkx allowed a run on 2 hits over 3 innings. ABD struck out 4 on the night
  • Gregory Infante had a rough outing, allowing a run on a hit and 3 walks in an inning. He also recorded 1 strike out
  • Bobby Korecky allowed a hit in a scoreless inning

  • Matt Hague had 2 hits and drove in both Buffalo runs
  • Caleb Gindl, Andy Burns & Daric Barton each had hits
  • Ramon Santiago had a hit and a walk
  • Sean Ochinko & Jonathan Diaz both had walks

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire traded runs early before falling behind, and then a 5-run 7th inning sealed the deal as New Hampshire fell 7-2 to Akron on Wednesday. New Hampshire picked up 6 hits and 2 walks for the game, striking out 4 times at the plate. New Hampshire also made 3 throwing errors, 2 on throws from the outfield, which led to an unearned run. Akron had 11 hits, including 4 extra base hits, and walked twice while striking out 4 times.

  • Casey Lawrence started and allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits in 6+ innings. Lawrence walked 2 and struck out 2, while getting 11 ground outs and 2 fly outs
  • Dustin Antolin allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in an inning of relief
  • Luis Perez had a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out 2
  • Dalton Pompey picked up a single and a triple in this one. Pompey also made a throwing error
  • K.C. Hobson had 2 singles
  • Shane Optiz had a triple and drove in the Fisher Cat run
  • Jack Murphy had a hit and scored the NH run. Murphy also had a walk
  • Ryan Schimpf had a walk and was hit by a pitch
  • Jorge Flores had 2 K's on the night
  • Dwight Smith seems to be in a rough patch right now, with 4 hits over his last 10 games

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin fell behind in the 2nd, as they allowed 4 runs. The D-Jays fought back in to the game before allowing runs in each of the final 5 innings as they fell 12-6 to Charlotte. Charlotte pounded out 19 hits and walked 4 times, while striking out 8 times at the dish. 5 of the 19 hits went for extra bases. Dunedin picked up 12 hits of their own, walking twice and striking out 9 times. Both teams picked up 7 hits with runners in scoring position, but Charlotte was able to score more runs with their hits

  • Jeremy Gabryszwski started and allowed 6 runs on 11 hits, including a solo HR, over 6 innings. Gabryszwski walked 2 and struck out 4, while getting 4 ground outs and 4 fly outs
  • Carlos Ramirez allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and a walk in his inning. Ramirez recorded a strike out
  • Alberto Tirado allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits, including a 3-run HR, and a walk in 1.2 innings. He struck out 3 and had 2 wild pitches
  • Boomer Collins made his mound debut and retired the only hitter he faced on a ground ball

  • L.B. Dantzler & Martin Medina each had 2 singles & a double and drove in 2 runs
  • Boomer Collins had a single & a double and scored 2 runs, aside from his pitching exploits
  • Ian Parmley had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Parmley also picked up a stolen base
  • Christian Lopes & Matt Dean both had a hit and 2 K's. Lopes also walked
  • Dickie Joe Thon had a walk, stole a base and scored a run

Lansing Recap
Lansing got back to their winning ways as they kicked off a series with Quad Cities. Quad Cities got on the board early, but Lansing put up 3 3-run innings as they cruised to a 12-5 victory. Lansing had 12 runs on 12 hits and 5 walks, striking out 6 times. Quad Cities had 6 hits and 7 walks, and struck out 5 times in this one

  • Starlyn Suriel made his first start since May 1 and allowed 2 runs in the first inning and settled in after. His final line was 5 innings pitched, 2 hits, 2 runs allowed, 2 walks and 2 strike outs. Suriel got 2 ground outs and 8 fly outs
  • Chase Mallard followed with 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Mallard struck out 3 as well, getting 4 ground outs
  • Mark Biggs allowed a run on a hit and 2 walks in an inning of work

  • Anthony Alford had a solid game with 2 hits, including his 1st HR of the year, a 2-run shot in the 3rd inning. Alford also took a walk and scored 3 runs
  • Rowdy Tellez had a single and a double, as he drove in 3 runs. Tellez had a walk and scored 2 runs
  • Tim Locastro had 2 hits, including a double. Locastro was also hit by a pitch and scored 3 runs
  • Ryan McBroom had a single & a double, driving in a run
  • Mike Reeves had 2 singles and drove in 2 runs
  • Richard Urena followed Alford's HR with his 9th of the year to go back-to-back. That gives Urena the outright Baby Jays HR lead again, breaking the tie with K.C. Hobson
  • Jason Leblebijian had a hit and 2 walks on the game. He scored 2 runs and stole his 1st base with Lansing
  • D.J. Davis & Josh Almonte were the only Lugs without hits. Davis had a walk, while Almonte struck out twice

DSL Recap
The DSL Blue Jays scored 3 in the 2nd, 5 in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th as they pounded their way to a 11-3 win over the DSL Oriole 1 team. The Jays picked up 14 hits, 10 walks and 13 strike outs in a strong offensive game. The O's had 4 hits and 4 walks for the game, striking out 12 times

  • Yonardo Herdenez ('95 RHP) started and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits in 5 innings. Herdenez struck out 6
  • Ruben Ventura (‘94 RHP) pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 3
  • Jose Agrinzones ('97 RHP) had a scoreless inning, allowing a walk
  • Manuel Dominguez ('94 RHP) had an overwhelming outing. He allowed a run on 3 walks, but also struck out 3

  • Victor Figuereo ('97 SHH OF) had 2 hits and a walk. He scored 2 runs and drove in 2
  • Jesus Severino ('98 RHH SS) had 2 singles & 2 walks.
  • Norberto Obeso ('95 RHH OF) had 2 hits, including a triple and drove in 3. He also walked
  • Manuel Herazo ('95 SHH C) had 2 hits and 2 K's and scored 2 runs
  • Antonio Concepcion ('97 RHH C) had 2 hits and a walk and scored twice
  • Sam Buelens ('95 RHH OF) had a hit and scored a run
  • Francisco Rodriguez ('94 RHH OF) had a hit and 4 K'2
  • Sterling Guzman ('98 RHH SS) had a single and a walk. He scored a run and drove a run in
  • Jean Almanzar ('95 RHH 2B) had a hit and a walk
  • Cristian Peguero ('95 RHH OF) had 2 walks and drove in 2 runs

June 9
BUF
(28-31) - L 2-1 in completion of previous game & L 5-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY)
NH (27-30) - W 9-1 over Akron (CLE)
DUN (25-33) - L 11-5 to Charlotte (TB)
LAN (34-24) - Day Off
DSL (5-4) - W 5-4 over DSL Orioles 1

Buffalo Recap
Buffalo didn't add any offense on Tuesday, as they weren't able to find the equalizer in the resumption of Monday's game, and fell 2-1. In the night cap, Buffalo still couldn't find much offense, as they dropped a 5-1 decision. Buffalo jumped out in the 1st with a run, but 2 in the 5th and 2 more in the 6th were enough to sink the Herd. Buffalo had 7 hits, 3 walks and 3 strike outs. Scranton had 9 hits, 5 walks and 4 K's in game 2

Game 1

  • Daniel Norris had the start and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Norris struck out 3, had 3 ground outs and 6 fly outs, as well as picking a runner off. Norris had thrown 81 pitches through 5, 47 for strikes. Norris continues to be able to limit damage, but seems to be in trouble a fair bit
  • Phil Coke pitched 2 scoreless, allowing a hit and 2 walks, while striking out 2
  • Colt Hynes threw 2 scoreless allowing 2 hits and striking out 3

  • Sean Ochinko had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in Buffalo's run
  • Daric Barton had 2 singles and was thrown out at home on Ochinko's double
  • Ramon Santiago had a hit
  • Luke Scott had scored the only run after a walk
  • Jonathan Diaz had a double in the completion
  • Luke Scott walked again

Game 2

  • Chad Jenkins started and went 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Jenkins struck out 1, had 6 ground outs and 4 fly outs.
  • Todd Redmond allowed 4 runs in 1.1 innings. Redmond allowed 3 hits and 3 walks in his outing
  • Rob Rasmussen went 1.2 scoreless with 2 walks and 3 K's

  • Caleb Gindl had 2 hits, including a double and scored a run
  • Andy Burns had 2 hits in the game, driving in the Buffalo run
  • Luke Scott had a hit and a walk
  • Chris Dickerson had a single
  • Josh Thole had a base hit
  • Matt Hague & Daric Barton each had a walk

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire kept the game tight early on, and found their offense late as they scored 7 runs in the final 4 innings in a 9-1 win over Akron. New Hampshire was able to minimize Akron's chance as they held the RubberDucks to a double, a solo HR and 4 walks on the night. Akron also struck out 5 times. New Hampshire picked up 14 hits in this one, including 3 doubles and 2 HR's. New Hampshire had 4 walks and 7 strike outs.

  • Matt Boyd started and allowed the solo HR in the 4th as the only damage. Boyd allowed the double as well, and walked 2 over 7 strong innings. Boyd struck out 4, but also has given up more fly balls lately, which is an interesting change. Boyd had 3 ground outs and 7 fly outs
  • Jimmy Cordero pitched the final 2 innings. Cordero didn't allow a hit, but walked 2 and struck out 1
  • K.C. Hobson had a big game, picking up 2 HR's on the night. Hobson had a solo shot in the 4th and a 2-run shot in the 6th as he's now up to 8 on the year
  • Ronald Torreyes had his best game since joining the Jays organization. Torreyes had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 4. He also added a stolen base
  • Jack Murphy had 2 singles and a double
  • Dalton Pompey had a single, a double and walked twice. Pompey also stole his first base with NH
  • Jorge Flores had a good night at the plate as he went 2-3 with a walk. He wasn't so good on the bases as he was thrown out twice trying to steal
  • Kevin Nolan & Melky Mesa both had a hit
  • Cole Garner struck out twice and was caught stealing on the night

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin had 12 hits on Tuesday night, but was only able to score runs in one inning, as they added 5 in the 8th, but had already given up a 5-run inning, as they fell to Charlotte 11-5. Dunedin added 2 walks to their 12 hits, striking out 13 times and leaving 8 runners on. Charlotte had 16 hits, including 6 extra base hits, and took 5 walks. The D-Jays struck out 8 Stone Crabs Tuesday night.

  • Luis Santos had a rough outing, as he allowed 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 3.1 innings. Santos struck out 4 on the night
  • Matt Dermody went 2.2 scoreless, allowing 3 hits and a walk. Dermody struck out 1
  • Brady Dragmire had a rough night, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 2 innings. Dragmire struck out 3 as well
  • Phil Kish allowed 2 runs on a 2-run HR in the 9th

  • Dickie Joe Thon had a single and a triple. He also struck out twice
  • Jorge Saez had 2 hits, including a double and scored a run
  • J.D. Davis had a single and a double and scored a run
  • Christian Lopes had two hits and a walk
  • L.B. Dantzler had a hit and a walk
  • Roemon Fields had a hit and scored a run
  • Boomer Collins had a hit and struck out twice
  • Matt Dean had a single, but struck out in his other 4 at-bats

Lansing Recap
Lansing had Tuesday off to travel

DSL Recap
The DSL Blue Jays fell behind early, allowing 2 in the first, before coming back and taking the lead. The 8th inning saw the Orioles tie the game, and take the lead in the 9th, setting the stage for the Jays to score 2 in a walk-off 5-4 win on Tuesday. It was a sloppy game, as the teams combined for 10 errors. The Blue Jays scored 5 runs on 8 hits, 4 walks and 3 Orioles errors. The Jays struck out 5 times. The Orioles picked up 4 runs on 6 hits and 9 walks, and 7 Blue Jay errors. The Orioles struck out 4 times.

  • Juan Nunez ('96 RHP) started and allowed 2 unearned runs on 3 walks in 0.2 innings. Nunez got 3 ground ball outs, but errors hurt him
  • Yennsy Diaz ('96 RHP) relieved and pitched 4.1 scoreless innings. Diaz allowed 3 hits and struck out 4
  • Jairo Rosario ('93 RHP) allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 2.2 innings
  • Pedro Diaz ('94 RHP) allowed a run on 3 walks in 0.2 innings
  • Wilmin Lara ('94 RHP) allowed a hit, but no runs in his 0.2 innings

  • Cristian Peguero ('95 RHH OF) had 2 hits and a walk and scored 2 runs
  • Sterling Guzman ('98 RHH SS) had a single & a double
  • Norberto Obeso ('95 LHH OF) had a hit and a walk
  • Francisco Rodriguez ('94 RHH OF), Jesus Navarro ('98 RHH SS) & Antonio Concepcion ('97 RHH C) each had a hit. Concepcion also drew a walk

Look Ahead
BUF
- Buffalo has a doubleheader with Charlotte (). Randy Wolf starts game 1 and game 2 is a TBD
NH - New Hampshire takes on Akron (BAL). Taylor Cole gets the ball
DUN - Dunedin takes on Charlotte (TB) again. Jeff Hoffman takes on the top team in the FSL
LAN - Lansing takes on Quad Cities (HOU). Sean Reid-Foley takes on Canadian Brock Dykxhoorn in the pitching matchup
DSL - Welcomes the DSL Reds. Starter TBD