Yeah. That's an awful title.
Before I recap the series, there is some housekeeping to take care of.
After Tuesday's game, Todd Redmond was recalled to Toronto to take the place of recently DFA Chien-Ming Wang. Wang will have the option to accept his assignment and come to Buffalo if he chooses. Todd Redmond is 3-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 26.2 IP in AAA.
Ryan Langerhans was released by the Herd June 21. He had a .220/.338/.435 slash with 9 HR. We was replaced on the roster with Kevin Pillar, who came up from New Hampshire with a .313/.361/.441 slash.
Chad Jenkins, Andy LaRoche, and Ricardo Nanita were placed on the DL. They join pitchers Jeremy Jeffress, Michael Schwimer, and Chad Beck and IF Lance Zawadzki.
Veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez, recently released by the Dodgers, signed a minor league contract with the Jays and was assigned to Buffalo for depth.
To the recap!
Game 1: L 5-4
Ricky Romero was the starter and threw 6 innings allowing 3 runs and did not factor into the decision. He only walked 1 batter and struck out 7. Joel Carreno threw 1.1 IP and gave up a run. Brad Lincoln blew his 3rd save and took the loss as he allowed 4 hits and a run in 1 IP.
The only mulit-hit effort for the Bisons was Mauro Gomez (2-4), but Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar, and Luis Jimenez hit HR.
Former Jays minor leaguer Mike McDade was 1-4 for the Knights with an RBI.
Game 2: W 11-3
Kevin Pillar was the offensive stand-out for the Herd. He was 4-6 with a double, a SB, and a HR, driving in 3 runs. Other multi-hit games came from Ryan Goins (2-4, RBI), Jim Negrych (2-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Eugenio Velez (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB), and Mike McCoy (2-3, SB).
Justin Germano started and gave up 3 runs in 5.1 IP. Tommy Hottovy, Buddy Carlyle, and Claudio Vargas threw 3.1 IP of no-hit relief work.
Off-season Blue Jay Lars Anderson was 1-3 with a double for the Knights.
Game 3: L 3-0
Thad Weber started and continued his great pitching, going 7 IP allowing just 2 runs. He took the hard luck loss as the offense didn't help out. John Stilson allowed a run in his inning of work.
The offense had just 3 hits and 1 walk on the day. Kevin Pillar was 1-3 with a walk, while Velez and McCoy both doubled.
Lars Anderson and Mike McDade combined to go 0-7 with a walk for the Knights.
Game 4: W 3-1
Dave Bush was great in his start, going 6 IP and allowing just 1 run while striking out 9. Mickey Storey, Tommy Hottovy, and Joel Carreno combined for 3 shutout innings to bridge to Brad Lincoln who threw a clean 10th inning for the save.
Just 7 hits for the Bisons and no multi-hit efforts. Sean Ochinko drove in the eventual winning run on a single in the 10th.
Mike McDade was 1-4 and Lars Anderson was 0-2 with 2 walks for the Knights.
Kevin Pillar was excellent in the series, going 7-18 with 2 HR, a double, and a SB.
Mauro Gomez now has 17 K in 44 AB against the Knights on the season. That comes out to over 190 over a full AAA season.
Moises Sierra is now just 5-35 with 12 K against the Knights.