Buffalo 8 Gwinnett 2
A five run ninth made the score look better. In that ninth Jim Negrych led off with a double. That was followed by a fielders choice without an out, a passed ball, a wild pitch, a walk and an errors. With a couple of runs already in Buffalo added a couple of singles and a sac fly to make it a five run inning. Buffalo scored three runs in the third inning off five singles. The Bisons had ten hits with eight of them coming in the two run scoring innings. 8 of the 10 hits were singles, unusual for a big hitting team. Luis Jimenez was 3-5, Negrych 2-5. Gose was 1-3, Pillar 1-5.
Todd Redmond pitched five innings and had 9 K's. John Stilson and Mickey Storey each pitched two hitless innings in relief.
Portland 5 New Hampshire 1
Marcus Walden had a "waldeny" start. He went seven innings allowing just two runs. The two runs came off 8 hits but Walden had just one K. He had 12 ground ball outs versus 4 fly outs. Walden gets the hitters to put the ball on the ground but he doesn't get many strike outs. Scott Gracey, just off the DL, gave up runs 3 and 4 in the 8th and Chorye Spoone the fifth run in the ninth.
The Fisher Cats had nine hits, Clint Robinson had three including a home run in the ninth. Kevin Nolan had two hits. Andy Burns had a double but his BA is still just .161. Burns is hitting in some bad luck, he has on;y 5 K's in 31 PA's in AA. To put it another way he has put the ball in play 26 times and has just 5 hits to show for it.
Lakeland 2 Dunedin 3
This was a tight game the whole way. Austin Bibens-Dirkx walked the lead off hitter of the game and he scored to put the Tigers up 1-0. Matt Newman and Jon Berti led off the third with singles and scored on a wild pitch and a sac fly to give the Jays the lead. In the fifth catcher Pierce Rankin singled and scored on a steal of home. He was able to steal home when the pitcher tried to pick Berti off at first and Rankin was able to take advantage. The Tigers got one back in the seventh but the Jays held on.
Bibens-Dirkx went six innings and gave up one run. John Anderson pitched two innings and also gave up a run. Blake McFarland got the save. Berti went 3-4 to lead the hitters.
Fort Wayne at Lansing - postponed
Tri-City 4 Vancouver 1
Colton Turner was working on a two hitter entering the seventh inning. He had given up one run thanks to a lead-off triple in the second inning. In the seventh he allowed a couple of singles and then a triple scored both and made it a 3-1 game. That was it for Turner but the triple did come in to score after he left leaving Turner charged with all four runs and taking the loss.
The Canadians had only five hits, Jordan Leyland had two of them.
Burlington 9 Bluefield 10
The Jays had a 9-1 lead after two innings but by the end of the eighth the game was tied at 9's. Bluefield scored a run in the bottom of the eighth for the win. Burlington out hit the Jays 15-11. Mark Biggs started but he conceded 9 hits and four runs in just 3.2 innings. Adonys Cardona just went 2.2 innings and he gave up four runs, two earned, by allowing four hits and three walks. Yeyfry Del Rosario got the win by allowing just one run,a solo home run, in 2.1 innings.
In the bottom of the eighth Garret Custons worked a lead-off walk. Singles by DJ Davis and Alexis Maldonado brought him home. Jonathan Davis led the hitters by going 3-4 but he didn't score a run or have an RBI. DJ Davis and Alexis Maldonado had two hits. Mitch Nay went 1-2 and had his first home run and three RBI's. Dawel Lugo was 1-4 and also had 3 ribbies.
GCL Braves 5 GCL Jays 6 - 10 innings
The Jays rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead to the ninth. A throwing error by Franklin Barreto on the lead-off hitter contributed to the Braves tying the score. In the tenth inning the Braves walked the bases full bringing up Andres De Aza to single in the winning run. Tom Collins and Will Dupont each had two hits for the Jays.
Daniel Lietz (5th round 2013) started and pitched 2.1 innings. He was charged with two runs but racked up 4 K's. He was followed by Cale Wine and Connor Greene (7th round 2013). The fourth pitcher was Matt Smoral making his professional debut. Smoral hit a batter and walked three before being pulled. His only out was a caught stealing. Hopefully Smoral will be back out there in a few days.
#3 - Todd Redmond
#2 - Andres De Aza
#1 - Mitch Nay