The affiliates went 5-1 on Sunday with the only loss coming from Saturday's game. It rained in the desert on Saturday and the 51's game was suspended with Las Vegas down 5-1. That game resumed on Sunday and the 51's lost. But they won the regularly scheduled game and all the other affiliates who played won too. Dunedin were rained out and the GCL Jays had their normal Sunday off.
There were some good pitching performances in the wins. Yohan Pino and Jeremy Gabryszwski each pitched six shutout innings. Roberto Osuna pitched well, despite giving up three runs. Anthony DeSclafani and Sean O'Sullivan also did well. Balbino Fuenmayor, Nico Taylor, Jacob Anderson, Luke Hughes, Jake Marisnick and Christian Lopes had good days at the plate.
This was a continuation of Saturday's game that was called with Iowa leading 5-2 after our innings. Las Vegas scored one to make it 5-3 but then Iowa scored five off Evan Crawford, mostly, and Jim Hoey. Las Vegas got five back but couldn't win it.
Jesse Chavez had started on Saturday and was tagged with the loss. Las Vegas did have thirteen hits, Luke Hughes had three, Mike McDade had two.
Iowa 2 Las Vegas 3 - game 2
Two batters into the bottom of the first and the 51's led 2-0, thanks to a 2 run home run by Luke Hughes. Later Mike McDade tripled and scored on a single from newly promoted Brian Bocock. Sean O'Sullivan was able to make that work, he went five innings and gave up the two Iowa runs. Chad Beck pitched the last two innings for the save. Las Vegas were outhit 9-5 in this game.
Yohan Pino was on his game, six innings, two hits, three walks and five K's.
John Tolisano got the Fisher Cats started with a home run in the fourth. In the sixth Brad Glenn doubled in Kevin Howard and in the seventh Jake Marisnick tripled and scored on a wild pitch. Marisnick was the only hitter with two hits.
Dunedin at Daytona - postponed
Great Lakes scored three in the first and three in the ninth, the Lugnuts scored ten in between. The Lugnuts had twelve hits, including two home runs and five doubles. The hitters with two hits were Nick Baligod; KC Hobson; Michael Crouse and Gustavo Pierre.
The starter was Anthony DeSclafani, and he did give up three runs in the first. A ground ball single, a pop-up single (!), a walk and a triple were his downfall. But by the end he had retired twelve hitters in a row. His final line was 5 6 3 3 1 7. Kramer Champlin pitched three hitless innings in relief.
Roberto Osuna started and did concede all three runs. However he pitched better than that. Of his three runs allowed, the first came via a hit batter,a stolen base and an infield single. The second came through a walk and a home run. Of his three hits allowed two were ground balls and one was the home run. Osuna went five innings, had five K's with the three hits and two walks allowed. Colton Turner, Eric Brown and Andrew Sikula cleaned up.
Balbino Fuenmayor led the Canadians out of the gate, he homered in the second and doubled in Art Charles in the fourth. Vancouver scored three in the fifth, Dwight Smith and Matt Newmand had singles and Kellen Sweeney a double. Jorge Flores homered for the final run. Balbino was the only hitter with two hits.
Another shutout, another six innings from the starter. Jeremy Gabryszwski gave up five hits, one walk and recorded three K's. Les Williams, Colby Broussard and Wil Browning each pitched an inning in relief.
Nico Taylor was 3-3 and drove in two runs. Jacob Anderson was 2-4 including a two run home run. Santigo Nessy was one hit but it was a home run. Christian Lopes also went 2-4 and is now hitting .273. Lopes has an 803 OPS which is the best of the 2011 draftees and only behind Seth Conner, Eric Arce and Jorge Vega-Rosado on the team.
3rd star: Balbino Fuenmayor
2nd star: Jeremy Gabryszwski
1st star: Yohan Pino