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Is it OK to bunt to break up a no-hitter? Ian Parmley did that in the sixth inning. Having been no hit in the previous game it was the 15th no hit inning for New Hampshire over two days. It didn't help as the Fisher Cats lost and had just two hits. Buffalo enjoyed a walk off with Domonic Brown driving in the winning run. Lansing had a shutout win behind strong pitching by Angel Perdomo. Dunedin lost easily.

Rochester 1 Buffalo 2

Domonic Brown hit a walk-off single into left centre field to score Jon Berti with the winning run in the tenth inning. David Adams had led off the tenth with a long single before Berti ran for him. Berti stole second to put him in scoring position. That was Brown's second hit of the day. Andy Burns led the offense with three hits. Casey Kotchman also had two, but one of them was a game tying home run hit in the bottom of the seventh. Dalton Pompey was 0-4. It must be tough to establish a hitting rhythm when you are in and out of the lineup with minor injuries.

Roberto Hernandez made his first start of the season for the Bisons. He just went four innings but they were four shutout innings. Hernandez had just the one strikeout. Another Bisons newbie Arnold Leon followed and went four innings as well. Leon allowed three consecutive hits, and a run, in his first inning but then settled down to retire ten in a row. Leon punched out six. Dustin Antolin pitched the last two innings and picked up the win.

New Hampshire 0 Trenton 1

New Hampshire were no-hit on Tuesday and continued to keep their bats safe from harm into the sixth inning on Wednesday. With one out Ian Parmley bunted to the pitcher and made it to first to break up the no-no. Reports don't indicate if there were any old timers in attendance who did not approve. Parmley stole second but was stranded. Trenton had just taken a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth with a walk and a triple. The Fisher Cats had a big chance in the seventh. Rowdy Tellez walked and Melky Mesa followed with a double putting runners at second and third with no outs. KC Hobson was next up. Hobson grounded to the bag at first, the first baseman was able to step on the bag and throw to second for the double play. Tellez stayed at third. Matt Dean grounded out to end the threat and New Hampshire did not have another base runner.

Casey Lawrence started having just been sent back down from AAA. Lawrence generally pitches very well in AA but poorly in AAA, and this game added to that history. Lawrence went seven innings and did give up the only run on four hits. Danny Barnes and Colt Hynes combined in the eighth inning.

Tampa 6 Dunedin 1

The Jays trailed 6-0 in the second and with only five hits they couldn't get back into the game. The starter was local boy, and free agent, Kyle Westwood. He lasted five innings but wasn't fooling anyone, he gave up 11 hits. Alonzo Gonzalez, Adonys Cardona and Matt Dermody held Tampa at bay.

Dickie Thon was the only Jay with two hits. As a sign of the night that it was, the Jays only run came on a double play.

Lansing 6 Beloit 0

Angel Perdomo dominated over five innings. It was his fourth start and the first one where he didn't allow a run. Perdomo notched up seven K's and allowed three hits. Juan Pierre made his first appearance for the Lugnuts and pitched an inning. Starlyn Suriel pitched the last three innings without allowing a hit.

Juan Kelly got the Luggies started with a two run double. Ryan Hissey singled him home to make it a 3-0 game. Hissey led off the sixth with a double. A walk put two on and an error by the center fielder let both runners score. JC Cardenas singled to make it 6-0. Lansing scored six runs on seven hits. Hissey and Andrew Guillotte had two hits each.

3 Stars

3rd star: Ryan Hissey

2nd star: Domonic Brown

1st star: Angel Perdomo


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jerjapan - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 09:26 AM EDT (#322032) #
That Lansing rotation is rolling.

Ryan Hissey has shown good OB skills since being drafted last year. I can't recall if any Bauxites have weighed in on his defense but if anyone's seen him play, would love to hear about it. With uncertainly around Pentacost, it would be nice to have a sleeper or two emerge at C.
Nigel - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 11:26 AM EDT (#322046) #
Yes, Hissey is worth watching. I saw him catch a couple of games last year. I've said this before, but he was really the only college draftee in Vancouver who showed anything interesting and that included Harris unfortunately. He has a pretty advanced, all field approach, at the plate. He hits LH, always a bonus for a catcher, and offers a little bit of everything offensively but no standout skills.

I find catcher defense really hard to evaluate live and over such small samples. I can say the following. Hissey is decently athletic for a C and I didn't see anything obvious that would lead me to believe that he couldn't stay at C. Again, he seemed to offer a little bit of everything defensively, although his arm strength might only be average at best.

He is not overly old for a college draftee which also helps.
uglyone - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 11:44 AM EDT (#322047) #
Another potentially interesting catching name is Saez, who at 25 is wildly overage for AA but is off to a hot start nonetheless, and who other than last year has put up good numbers at every stop while being more mildly overaged than he is this year.
cybercavalier - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 03:52 PM EDT (#322069) #
For Buffalo Bisons' batting order -- which seems to be my concentration, Pompey and Burns draw walks while holding better OPS than Adams. With Dominguez to Toronto, How about Kotchman whose walks are more than Montero's batting 3rd and Montero at cleanup ? Brown and Adams batting 5th and 6th --  other than walks, Brown is one of the better batter on the roster. Corollary, Casilla shall bat 9th for his less walk but better batting average. Lake and the catcher round up the remaining two slots:

CF Pompey
3B/SS/2B Burns
DH Kotchman
1B Montero
LF/RF Brown
2B/3B Adams
C Sanchez/ OF Lake /IF Berti
OF Lake/C Jimenez/SS Mier
2B/SS Casilla

So veterans occupy the heart of order, more polished farm products in terms of batting bat in front of the veterans; less polish ones behind. One lone veteran at 9th to separate the farm products and is not counted on to play the heart of order -- or be slotted into the heart if 1 more veteran left.

jerjapan - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#322078) #
Ugly, Saez had a good 2014 and was on my radar at that time, but has been mediocre at best his three other seasons - hopefully he's turned a corner this year but 21 ABs?    

However, I'm wondering why you think he's worth following when you wrote off my sleeper pick Jonathan Davis a couple of days back - who's nearly 2 years younger -  and they could be teammates sooner rather than later. 
Mike Green - Thursday, April 28 2016 @ 05:25 PM EDT (#322085) #
Sean Reid-Foley had a strange start for Lansing today.  He went 3 innings, with 5 strikeouts and no walks and 1 run (in the first inning).  The absence of walks was great news, but it is not clear why he left the game so early.  Anybody hear?
jerjapan - Friday, April 29 2016 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#322109) #
Thanks for that feedback on Hissey Nigel - one of the pleasures of the Box is hearing from you folks in Vancouver, Lansing, etc.

Hissey sounds like he might be an above average backup and hopefully he moves fast. He's batting cleanup for Lansing and hitting well - hopefully we get a look at him in Dunedin by midseason.
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