BMLN: Romero Has Career Day

BMLN: Romero Has Career Day

In todays edition of the Blue Jays Minor League Notebook we highlight Davis Romero's outing with Dunedin. The left-hand pitcher threw seven scoreless innings for the second time in three starts and struck out a career best eleven batters. Also in todays BMLN, Casey Janssen comes off the disabled list and Pulaski's offense shows signs of life. All this and plenty of stats and streaks inside.

Syracuse game postponed, Jackson gets the call to AAA

The Sky Chiefs game was postponed due to rain. Prior to the game, the Sky Chiefs welcomed back right-handed starter Chad Gaudin who had a stint in Toronto end yesterday. They also welcomed lefty-handed starter Zach Jackson who had just been promoted from Double-A New Hampshire. The game will be played tomorrow as part of a double header tomorrow, starting at 5 PM. The starter in Game One will be Shaun Marcum (4-1, 5.73 ERA) and Game Two will feature the aforementioned Zach Jackson who will make his Triple-A debut after going 4-3 in Double-A and 8-1 in Single-A before the promotion. Jackson had won his last 2 starts in Double-A before the promotion.

Janssen Returns from DL, Allows 1st Double-A Runs

Casey Janssen returned after a brief stint on the disabled list with a bruised pitching hand and got the start in tonight's game against the Norwich Navigators. He didn't have his best start of the season as he gave up two runs in the third and another run in the fourth. The right-hander went five innings and allowed three earned runs. Janssen walked no one and struck out four. These were his first runs allowed in this his third start in Double-A this season and his ERA is now 2.03. He has not issued a walk and has thirteen strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings.

The Fisher Cats offense finally got on the board in the sixth on an RBI single from Clint Johnston. They'd score another on an RBI double in the ninth from Ron Davenport but it wasn't enough as they fell 3-2. Janssen picked up the loss and fell to 1-1 in Double-A (11-2 overall).

Bubbie Buzachero relieved Janssen in the sixth and went two scoreless and hitless innings. He didn't allow a walk and struck out two. Buzachero has not allowed a run in his last ten innings of work and is 3-1 with a 2.64 ERA over his last 18 appearances. Opponents are just hitting .164 in his last 15 1/3 innings. Jesse Carlson pitched the ninth and didn't allow a hit or walk as he struck out two. Carlson has yet to allow a run since his demotion to New Hampshire from AAA in twenty-two innings of work. He has allowed just eight hits, three walks and has struck out twenty-nine batters in that time. Opponents are only hitting .113 off him so far. Ron Davenport was the only Fisher Cat to have a multi-hit night as he went 3-for-4.

Prior to the game New Hampshire welcomed left-hander David Purcey to the starting rotation from Dunedin. He will get his first start Thursday morning.

Davis Romero Pitches a Gem for Dunedin, K's career-high 11

Davis Romero who had struggled earlier in the season as a starter and has been juggled between the rotation and the bullpen seems to have found his niche as a starter. He went seven innings and allowed just three hits, no runs, surrendered just one walk and struck out a career high eleven batters. For Romero, this is his second time in his last three starts that he has gone seven innings and has not allowed a run. Romero has ninety-six strikeouts in just 83 1/3 innings of work this season and now has an ERA of 3.89 after this start. Dunedin scored all their runs in two innings; the third and fourth. In the third inning, Dunedin scored two runs on back-to-back doubles from David Smith and Robinzon Diaz. In the fourth, they got two runs on a two-run double from Robinzon Diaz and the third run of the inning on a fielding error that plated Diaz. That was all they would need in the game, although Daytona did score one in the 9th to make it 5-1. Romero got the win and improved to 4-6 on the year. Danny Hill pitched two innings of relief and allowed the only Daytona run on three hits in his work. He walked no one and struck out two. Robinzon Diaz picked up a career-high four RBI on the night and went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

Toronto's 1st Round pick this year and 6th pick overall, left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero was promoted to Dunedin from Auburn prior to the game and is expected to start on Wednesday..

Lansing Fall to Clinton LumberKings despite early lead

The Lansing Lugnuts jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning, scoring on a wild pitch and an RBI-double from Josh Lex. However, starter Danny Core would blow the lead in the 4th on a 2-run home run from Andrew Wishy that tied the game. He returned in the 5th and walked the 1st three batters before allowing a single that only plated 1. He'd leave the game and be relieved by Aaron Tressler. Core went just four innings and allowed three runs on three hits. He struggled with command and gave up five walks yet also struck out seven. Tressler didn't do much better as he went two innings and gave up two runs on three hits. He walked a batter and struck out four. Scott Roy struggled as well, relieving Tressler; and pitching two innings, allowing two runs (1 earned) on two hits. Lansing finally would answer back with a run in the eighth on a passed ball and a pair in the ninth on an RBI single from Chris Snavely and an RBI fielder's choice from Jason Armstrong. That wasn't enough as they fell 7-5. Danny Core would get the loss as he fell to 4-6 in Lansing and his ERA went up to 7.65.

Auburn game suspended due to rain

The game had just reached the bottom of the 1st inning and was still scoreless before it had to be stopped. Neither team had a hit yet in the game.

Pulaski Offense Comes Alive in Win

The Danville Braves opened the game in the second with a run on a solo home run, but the Pulaski Blue Jays answered back in the third after Jesus Gonzalez doubled to lead off the inning and later scored on a groundout that was misplayed and thrown away. Danville would score another in the bottom of the inning after a lead-off walk by Ovandy Suero who promptly stole second and would score on that attempt as the ball went all the way into the outfield. The game was a sea-saw battle the whole way as Pulaski got two in the top of the next inning to go ahead 3-2, Danville answered in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of their own to go ahead 4-3. Pulaski came back in the fifth with a pair to take a 5-4 lead, which was quickly taken back by a pair of runs from Danville as they retook the lead 6-5 in the bottom of the inning. However, Pulaski would score a run in the top of the 6th to tie and shut out Danville in the bottom of the inning. They would explode for six runs caused by five walks in the inning, a wild pitch and a few well placed hits as they took a 12-6 lead. Danville would get one back in the 9th but it wasn't enough as Pulaski took the contest 12-6.

Pulaski starter Dennis Bigley went just four innings and allowed six runs (5 earned) on seven hits, along with a pair of walks and he struck out just 1. Ben Harrison pitched a scoreless two innings of relief and didn't allow a hit. He did give up a walk and struck out 2 as he got the win and improved to 2-0. Hector Delgadillo pitched two innings of relief as well but allowed a run on a hit but no walks and struck out four. Scott Byrnes pitched the final inning for Pulaski and didn't allow a run on two hits. He did allow his inherited runner to score after relieving Delgadillo. He didn't walk anyone and struck out 2.

Offensively, a lot of players had good nights. Wes Stone was the best of the bunch as he went 4-for-5 with a run score and a pair of RBI. Stone is on fire and is hitting .424 (14-for-33) with six RBI in his last eight games. Paul Franko went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored, a pair of doubles and three RBI. Franko is also hot in his last eight games and is hitting .343 (11-for-32) with nine RBI in that span. Chris Guttierez extended his hitting streak to 5 games going 2-for-5 on the night with a run scored, a double and an RBI. He is hitting .309 (25-for-81) with a home run and nine RBI in his last twenty-one games. Al Quintana also had a multi-hit night going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk Recommended Stories

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