BMLN: Robert Ray,Adrian Martin Combine for No-No

In today's edition of the BMLN we spotlight the first no-hitter of the season for the Blue Jay farm club. In addition we take a look at the 12th straight loss to Portland this season by the Fisher Cats, Davis Romero's solid start in Dunedin and David Smith's outstanding offensive performance for the Blue Jays. Russell Savickas had his best start of the season for Lansing, and Pulaski's offense exploded in the final game of the season.

The Auburn Doubledays combined for a no-hitter Friday evening against the Batavia Muckdogs, their first no-hitter since August 4, 1998 against the St. Catharines Stompers.

Robert Ray got the start for Auburn and went five innings, issuing just two walks and recording two strikeouts as well. Adrian Martin followed Ray, and pitched four hitless innings, striking out one batter.

Ryan Patterson led the way offensively going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a triple and two runs batted in. Joey Metropoulos also contributed with a run, as he went 2-for-4 in the victory. Emmanuel Sena went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Ray retired the first seven batters he faced, before issuing a walk to Jordan Szabo in the top of the third inning. Ray retired the next two batters to end the third, and retired the side in the fourth inning. In the top of the fifth he issued his second walk, a two out free-pass to Lou Marson, but got out of the inning when he got Szabo to ground into a fielders choice.

Martin came in to relieve Ray in the top of the sixth and got the first batter he faced to ground out to the third baseman Chris Gutierrez. Martin then fielded a grounder by Julian Williams, but threw wide of first base, and was charged for an error. The right-hander retired the next to batter to end the sixth, and retired the next nine batters he faced to complete the no-hit bid.

Ray picked up his third victory of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.59.

Martin lowered his ERA with the Doubledays to 2.91. He has also pitched this season with the Dunedin Blue Jays and the Lansing Lugnuts. Martin had a 7.71 ERA in 9.1 innings with Lansing, and a 7.71 ERA in 7 innings with the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to the Portland Sea Dogs for the 12th straight time this season. Ryan Houston allowed an infield single with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth to drop a 4-3 contest. Jesse Carlson was credited with the loss as he walked the first batter he faced in the ninth inning, and then hit the subsequent batter, before being relieved by Ryan Houston.

Josh Banks started the game and allowed two earned runs in 6.1 innings of work. He allowed five hits, and walked an uncharacteristic two batters in the defeat. Steve Andrade followed with 1.2 perfect innings before being relieved by Carlson.

Miguel Negron went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Curtis Thigpen also had a double and a single and drove in a run as well. Chip Cannon went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

The Dunedin Blue Jays defeated the Fort Myers Miracle 7-1 Friday evening. Davis Romero picked up his 8th victory of the season, as he allowed a run on four hits, in six innings of work. Romero walked three and struck out eight in the victory.

David Smith went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five runs batted in for Dunedin. Smith hit his 13th homer in the first inning with two runners on, and his 14th home run in the second inning with one on base. Carlo Cota hit his tenth home run in Single-A in the fourth inning.

Russell Savickas had his best start of the season for the Lansing Lugnuts as he threw seven innings, allowing just three hits, one run, two walks and struck out nine batters for his 7th victory of the season. Aaron Tressler picked up his second save with two perfect innings, striking out three.

Eric Nielsen went 3-for-4 in the victory with two runs scored. Charlie Anderson, David Hicks and Aaron Mathews each had one RBI.

The Pulaski Blue Jays had an offensive outburst led by Graig Bader who went 4-for-4 with four runs scored, and falling a home run short of the cycle. Jacob Butler went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, and two runs batted in. Jesus Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a home run and four runs batted in.

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