Winners all round to start the season. Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez and Matt Boyd all pitched well. Anthony Gose, Matt Tuiasosopo, Kenny Wilson, Ryan Schimpf, Kevin Nolan, AJ Jimenez, Dwight Smith and KC Hobson all had multi hit games.
Lansing played in the cross town showdown against Michigan State, details to come later.
Rochester 3 Buffalo 6
The Bisons jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and cruised from there to a comfortable win. The only worry was in the eighth when John Stilson couldn't find the strike zone for a while. Marcus Stroman, Anthony Gose, Liam Hendricks had good days.
Gose 2-4, DB, BB, K Pillar 0-5, no strikeouts. Pillar was in RF mode, two G4's, two F9's and a G3 Tuiasosopo 3-4 Dan Johnson 4 walks Stroman 4IP, 4H, 1BB, 4K, 2R Hendricks 2 perfect IP Stilson .2IP, 1H, 2BB, 1R Wagner, last four outs, 3 via K
New Hampshire 6 Trenton 0
Aaron Sanchez dominated Trenton. He went five innings allowing just one hit and recording five K's. Casey Lawrence and Scott Gracey each pitched two innings of one hit ball.
The Fisher Cats scored four runs in the second. Kevin Nolan singled in Ryan Schimpf for the first run and then with the bases loaded Kenny Wilson tripled to drive in three. Kenny Wilson scored the fifth run on a ground out. In the ninth Jon Berti tripled and was driven in by AJ Jimenez. Wilson, Jimenez, Schimpf and Nolan each had two hits.
Clearwater 0 Dunedin 7
Dunedin used ten hits to score their seven runs. Dwight Smith had four hits, KC Hobson had two and three RBI's. But the story of this game was Matt Boyd who pitched seven shutout innings, with five hits and five K's. According to Twitter Boyd's Fb was sitting 89-91 but with lots of movement.
Michigan State 2 Lansing 3
This was not an official game so there is no milb information. I assume Jesse will post a game story at some point. We know Tom Robson started and gave up a run in 3 innings. He was followed by Phil Kish, Jesus Tinoco, Mark Biggs, Adaric Kelly and Garrett Pickens. Yeyfry Del Rosario and Francisco Gracesqui finished out the ninth. More to come I assume.
1st Star: Matt Boyd
2nd Star: Aaron Sanchez
3rd Star: Dwight Smith