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The affiliates were 5-3 today, with wins coming for Buffalo in a double header, New Hampshire, Lansing, and the DSL Jays. 

Scranton/WB 1 – Buffalo 3 (7 Innings)

Raul Valdes got the spot start in game 2 of the Double Header and pitched well over 4 innings allowing one earned run.  Brett Cecil, Kyle Drabek, and Steve Delabar each followed up with a scoreless inning pitched.

The Bisons scored a bunch of ugly runs today, as 2 came through on bases loaded walk, and the other on a passed ball. 

Scranton/WB – 0 – Buffalo 1 (8 Innings)

PJ Walters pitched 7 scoreless innings giving up 6 hits, with 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts. 

Buffalo had only 6 hits, but the biggest hit came from Dan Johnson who ended the game in the bottom of the 8th with his 17th HR of the season.

New Hampshire 7 – Reading 1

Radhames Liz was brilliant pitching 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 run, with no walks, and 3 strikeouts.  Austin Bibens-Dirkx followed up with 3 scoreless innings in his first since being sent down from Buffalo.

Semi-new Fisher Cat Cory Aldridge had a 3 run HR in the 4th, which was all the offense the Fisher Cats needed today. 

Clearwater 11 – Dunedin 5

After a successful 2013 in Dunedin, Jesse Hernandez continued to struggle in Dunedin this year.  Jesse gave up 8 runs, 6 earned over 3 innings pitched. 

Normally 12 hits and 6 walks would amount to a lot of runs, but unfortunately for Dunedin today it only amounted to 5 runs. 

Lansing 9 – West Michigan 3

The Lugnuts offense didn’t miss a pitch, as they had 16 hits which amounted to 9 runs scored.  Matt Dean had 2 hits, and 2 runs scored.  Mitch Nay was 2-4, with a run scored, and 2 RBI.  Derick Loveless was 3-5, with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.  Dickie Joe Thon contributed with 2 hits, and 2 runs scored.  Finally, Jason Leblebijian helped out by going 3-5, with a triple, and 2 RBI.

The Lugnuts pitching was solid across the board, over 9 innings they gave up 9 hits, 3 runs (2 earned) with 4 walks, and 10 strikeouts.  The pitching included appearances from Brad Allen, Alonzo Gonzalez, Roberto Espinosa, and Adaric Kelly.

Salem-Keizer 6 – Vancouver 1

Starter Starlyn Suriel pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs (3 earned).  Tim Mayza followed up with giving up 2 earned runs over 2.1 innings pitched.

The only Canadians run was scored when Franklin Barreto had a single which scored Roemon Fields from third.

GCL Yankees2 9 – GCL Blue Jays 6

Lane Thomas had 3 hits, including a double which lead to 2 RBI.  Juan Kelly, and Edwin Fuentes each had 2 RBIs as well.

Nick Wells gave up 2 earned runs while pitching the first inning.  Angel Perdomo pitched 2 scoreless innings, and Francis Eduardo followed up allowing 4 earned runs over 2 innings.  Turner Lee pitched 3 innings giving up 1 earned run, and Brandon Hinkle followed up with pitching 1 inning while giving up 2 runs (1 earned).

DSL Mets2 1 – DSL Blue Jays 2

Rodrigo Orozco, Enmanuel Moreta, and Luis Dominguez each had a double. Bryan Lizardo, and Francisco Rodriguez each scored a run.

Juliandry Higuera pitched 5 scoreless innings, and Eric Hurtado finished off the game with 4 innings pitched while giving up one unearned run.


Three Stars

1.  PJ Walters

2.  Raul Valdes

3.  Dan Johnson

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jerjapan - Thursday, July 03 2014 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#289346) #
Nice to see Lane Thomas off to a solid start.  It's been a while since we drafted a hitter in the first ten rounds who hit the ground running and was able to sustain success.. Davis could be a bust, Nay's power has tailed off, Thon might be emerging this year after not showing much... but that's about it since 2010. 
soupman - Thursday, July 03 2014 @ 04:05 PM EDT (#289362) #
I really wish Liz could put it all together. Can anyone offer some colour on him? From the #s, i'd guess that in AA he is able to stay right in the strike zone without too much worry, but at higher levels he's getting more K's, but the hitters seem more capable of hitting mistakes...?

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