Farm Notebook: Late Inning Heroics for Lansing

In today's edition of the Farm Notebook we see Syracuse continue to struggling to find wins and Dunedin losing due to poor starting pitching. It was going to be 0-3 for the Jays farm teams, however, a ninth inning comeback by the Lugnuts enabled them to defeat Dayton.

Rochester Breezes by Syracuse

The Syracuse SkyChiefs dropped an 8-2 decision Thursday night at home due to shaky pitching late in the game. Syracuse was trailing just 1-0 going into the sixth inning, however, Rochester scored three runs in the sixth, two in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

Ryan Glynn started the game and suffered his second loss in as many starts. The right-hander went six innings allowing five hits, four runs, three earned while walking one batter and striking out three. Glynn is in the Syracuse rotation to stretch out his arm and give him regular work. He has made three starts this year, and appeared as a reliever three more times. Glynn has not had a successful April pitching to a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA. In 18.2 innings he has allowed 22 hits, six walks and struck out ten batters. Michael Nannini relieved Glynn and was not effective at all, allowing three base runners, with two of them coming around to score, as he retired just two batters in the inning. Spike Lundberg pitched an inning and allowed two unearned runs on two hits. Jason Arnold was the lone bright spot on the mound pitching a perfect ninth inning.

The only runs of the game for Syracuse came on RBI singles by Gabe Gross and John-Ford Griffin. Bryant Nelson finished the game with two singles and a double.

Player of the Game: 2B- Bryant Nelson: 3-4, 2B

Romero Struggles Lead to Loss
Davis Romero allowed seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings of work Thursday night as Dunedin's offense could not help him out and dropped a 9-5 contest to Fort Myers. This was the first time since his first start of the season (April 11 at Sarasota) that Romero did not go into the sixth inning. In his previous two starts Romero has allowed eleven hits and five runs in twelve innings of work.

Dunedin was trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the first, however, two errors, and a wild throw on a pickoff attempt allowed three runs to score and give Dunedin the early lead. Those would be the only runs that come across for Dunedin until they got two in the eighth inning on an Adam Lind double, and a bases loaded walk by Eric Arnold.

Justin James came in relief of Romero and allowed one run on four hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. Brian Reed pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his second appearance of the year.

Jayce Tingler drew his 12th and 13th walk of the season, and picked up two more singles in the game to raise his average to .297. Ryan Roberts and Adam Lind each scored twice in the loss.

Player of the Game: CF- Jayce Tingler 2-3, R, 2BB

Lansing Comes Back with Four-Run Ninth

The Lansing Lugnuts scored five runs in the ninth inning Thursday against Dayton to come back from a 3-1 deficit and defeat the Dragons 6-4. Eric Nielsen and Chris Snavely had back to back walks to start the inning, and advanced to second and third on a Joey Wolfe ground out. After David Hicks struck out for the second out of the inning, Juan Peralta walked to load up the bases. Ryan Klosterman then reached on a catcher's interference which allowed Nielsen to score as the bases remained loaded. Pitcher Jared Sanders then threw a wild pitch to Curtis Thigpen which enabled Snavely to score and tie the game at three. With Peralta on third and Klosterman on second, Sanders threw his second wild pitch of the at bat as Peralta scored to give the Lugnuts the 4-3 lead. Thigpen then singled to center to score Klosterman and Thigpen came around to score the fifth run of the inning on a Cory Patton single.

Casey Janssen had his fifth straight quality start going six innings and allowing four hits, three runs, and striking out five batters. In thirty-two innings this year, Janssen is posting an ERA of 1.69. Jordy Templet picked up his second win of the season pitching two scoreless innings, and Danny Hill got his seventh save of the season, despite allowing a run in the ninth.

Player of the Game: RF- Eric Nielsen: 3-3, 2R, HR, RBI


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