The affiliates were 1-3 today, with the only win coming from Dunedin(8-2) as they continue to play well early in the season. Aaron Sanchez, and Sean Nolin had disappointing starts in AA, and AAA respectively.
The affiliates were 4-2 tonight, with double headers for Buffalo, and Dunedin making up postponed games. Dwight Smith continued to be the best hitter for Dunedin with two more strong performances. As well, former First Rounder’s Ricky Romero and Deck McGuire each struggled in their starts tonight.
The Buffalo Bisons were rained out in Lehigh Valley for the Iron Pigs home opener while the New Hampshire Fisher Cats saw their game scrubbed in Reading. The Herd will play a doubleheader in Lehigh Valley on Wednesday while the Fisher Cats game will be made up on May 19.
The affiliates were 2-2 today, highlighted by an extra inning win by Buffalo. Dwight Smith JR had a monster game against a rehabbing Cole Hamels in the FSL with Dunedin, to go along with a strong start by Daniel Norris.
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.
The minor league season starts on Thursday but the rosters have been finalized. Teams are flying in to their cities and ready to meet the media and season ticket holders before the games begin.
Two teams have released their rosters so far.