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Baby Bird Brief - June 12

The Baby Jays went 3-2 on Thursday as Buffalo swept a doubleheader and Dunedin beat the league leaders. Matt Hague had doubles in both games, Taylor Cole had his best start in a while and Matt Dean homered for Dunedin

Randy Wolf throws a complete game for Buffalo as they sweep a doubleheader Thursday
Randy Wolf throws a complete game for Buffalo as they sweep a doubleheader Thursday
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BUF (30-32) - W 7-3 & W 4-2 to sweep a doubleheader against Charlotte (CWS)
NH (27-32) - L 3-0 to Akron (CLE)
DUN (26-34) - W 4-3 over Charlotte (TB)
LAN (35-24) - Game was postponed due to rain. Lansing will take on Quad Cities (HOU) in a doubleheader on Friday
DSL (6-5) - L 10-5 to DSL Reds

Buffalo Recap
In Game 1, Buffalo was able to take advantage of 3 Charlotte errors, and hold the club to 4 hits as the Herd picked up a 7-3 win. Buffalo had 5 hits & 5 walks, striking out 4 times. Charlotte ended up with 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6 times. Buffalo's 4-run 1st was big for the Herd to get out of the gate.

  • Randy Wolf went the distance in the 7-inning game, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits. Wolf walked 2 and struck out 6. Wolf also got 11 ground outs and 2 fly ball outs during the game

  • Josh Thole provided the bulk of the Buffalo runs with a two-out bases clearing double and 4 RBI's
  • Matt Hague had a double and scored 2 runs. Hague also added a walk
  • Andy Burns had a hit and scored a run. Burns also stole a base
  • Alex Hassan had a hit and scored a run. Hassan also walked
  • Melky Mesa had a hit
  • Daric Barton had 2 walks and scored 2 runs

Game 2 saw Buffalo score twice in the 1st and 2 more in the 3rd as they held on for a 4-2 win. Buffalo was rolling except for a 2-run HR in the 7th inning. Both clubs had 9 hits and 2 walks on the day. Buffalo had 6 strike outs, while Charlotte had 7.

  • Jeff Francis made the spot start and went 4 shutout innings. Francis allowed 6 hits and struck out 4. Francis also had 4 ground outs and 4 fly outs
  • Rob Rasmussen had a shutout inning, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 2
  • Gregory Infante had a scoreless inning, allowing a hit
  • Bobby Korecky allowed 2 runs on a 2-run HR in his inning. He allowed a walk and struck out 1

  • Matt Hague had 2 hits, including a double. Hague scored a run
  • Luke Scott added 2 singles, and scored a run
  • Brad Glenn had a double and struck out twice
  • Ramon Santiago & Andy Burns each had a hit and a run scored
  • Sean Ochinko & Melky Mesa both had a hit. Ochinko also added a walk

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire had a game they would like to quickly forget on Thursday, as they were shutout on 1 hit and a walk in a 3-0 loss to Akron. Akron also struck out 7 Fisher Cat hitters. Akron picked up 8 hits, the big blast a 2-run HR in the 1st. Akron had 3 walks and 5 K's on the night. Will Roberts faced only 1 more than the minimum in a complete game shutout, picking up a game score of 91 after an 1:50 delay

  • Taylor Cole had a good outing, allowing the 2 runs on the 2-run HR in the 1st inning. Cole allowed 5 hits and struck out 5, as he got 11 ground outs and 2 fly outs in 91 pitches (67 strikes)
  • Danny Barnes allowed an unearned run on 3 hits in an inning of work

  • Dalton Pompey had the only New Hampshire hit as he went 1-3 with a K
  • Dwight Smith picked up a walk and a strike out
  • Ryan Schimpf had 2 strikeouts
  • Jon Berti, Jorge Flores & Shane Optiz each had a strike out

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin had put up 2 in the bottom of 1, gave up 3 in the top of 5 and came back with 2 in the 6th to beat Charlotte, the league leaders, 4-3 on Thursday. Dunedin held Charlotte to a single and 6 extra base hits in this one. Charlotte added 6 walks and struck out 7 times. Dunedin picked up 9 hits and 4 walks on Thursday, striking out 8 times. D-Jay pitchers were able to hold Charlotte to an 0-13 mark with runners in scoring position

  • Jeff Hoffman wasn't great in this start. Hoffman allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Hoffman struck out 3, but gave up back-to-back solo HR's in the 5th to the #7 & #8 hitters. Hoffman did have 6 ground outs against 3 fly outs
  • Phil Kish had 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and walking 3. Kish got 6 ground outs in his outing
  • Wil Browning had a 2 inning save as he allowed only a double, while striking out 4

  • J.D. Davis had 3 hits, including a double. He scored a run, struck out once and was caught stealing
  • Dawel Lugo 2 hits and drove in 2 runs
  • Matt Dean had the big hit with a 2-run HR in the 6th inning. He also struck out once
  • Roemon Fields had a hit and scored a run. Fields also walked
  • Mitch Nay & Derrick Loveless each had a hit and 2 strike outs
  • Steve Tolleson went 0-3 with a run scored on a walk in his first rehab outing
  • Christian Lopes had a walk and a strike out
  • Martin Medina walked

Lansing Recap
Lansing was rained out Thursday night at Quad Cities

DSL Recap
The DSL Blue Jays again had an ugly game in a rough loss, as they fell 10-5 to the DSL Reds in a game that featured 11 errors. The Blue Jays allowed a 6-run top of the 2nd and that was the big blow in the game. The Reds scored 10 runs on 14 hits, 3 walks and 7 Blue Jay errors. Only 3 of the Red runs were earned. The Blue Jays had 4 hits and 6 walks, striking out 6 times

  • Jose Nova allowed 7 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits in 3 innings. Nova didn't walk a batter and struck out 1, while getting 9 ground balls versus 2 fly balls
  • Tommy Henriquez allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk over 2.2 innings. Henriquez struck out 1
  • Wilmin Lara allowed an unearned run on 4 hits over 2.1 innings. Lara recorded 5 ground ball outs
  • Alvaro Galindo had a shutout inning that featured 2 walks and a K

  • Victor Figuereo had a 2-run HR in the 2nd inning, his 2nd of the season. He also walked and struck out once. FIguereo also had an outfield assist
  • Norberto Obeso had a hit and a walk, and scored a run
  • Cristian Peguero had a hit, a walk and scored a run. He also struck out twice
  • Manuel Herazo had a hit and a walk, and scored a run
  • Jesus Severino had a walk and 2 K's

Look Ahead

BUF - Buffalo is off Friday night
NH - New Hampshire travels to Altoona (PIT) to battle the Curve. Joel Pineiro starts
DUN - Dunedin welcomes Lakeland (DET) to town. Murphy Smith continues and looks to extend his personal hot streak
LAN - Lansing takes on Quad Cities (HOU) in a doubleheader. Sean Reid-Foley takes on Canadian Brock Dykxhoorn in game 1 and Jesus Tinoco throws in game 2
DSL - The DSL Jays took on the DSL Reds this morning