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It was a Two-For-Tuesday special. Two wins in regulation and two overtime losses gave the affiliates a 2-2 record Tuesday night.


Buffalo 2 Durham 1

Durham, NC
- The Bisons scored in their first and last at-bat to bull their way past the Rays affiliate for the second game in a row. Dalton Pompey started the game with a home run off Blake Snell. The winning run came when A.J. Jimenez singled in the ninth to score a Junior Lake base knock. Jimenez and Casey Kotchman each had a pair of hits and Kotchman reached base again with a walk. Jesus Montero and Alexi Casilla collected the other hits. Matt Dominguez drew two free passes.

Drew Hutchison had a decent outing, giving up one run over six innings. He dealt with eight baserunners on five hits, two walks and a hit by pitch. Hutch struck out six to give him a Game Score of 62. He threw 105 pitches, 62 for strikes. Pat Venditte (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings but was bailed out by Dominic Brown, who threw out a runner at home from right field. Two of Venditte's three strikeouts and his lone walk were right-handed. Dustin Antolin navigated his way around a hit and a walk with some help from Jimenez, who threw out a runner trying to steal second. Antolin struck out one to get his second save.


New Hampshire 8 Portland 1

Manchester, NH
- The Fisher Cats broke open a 2-1 game with a four-run fifth inning to put away the Red Sox affiliate. Roemon Fields and Jon Berti began the frame with base hits and the duo would pull off a double steal of home and second base. Berti would score on a fielder's choice by Matt Dean before Rowdy Tellez capped the inning with a two-run blast over the wall in the right field. A Berti fielder's choice in the first and an Ian Parmley single in the fourth produced the first two New Hampshire runs. The last two runs came on singles by Dean and Dwight Smith Jr. in the sixth. Fields had a four-hit night and Tellez was 3-for-4, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Parmley had two hits and Berti walked twice to reach base thrice.

Jeremy Gabryszwski (1-1, 3.12) gave up just one run over six frames, offsetting five hits with five strikeouts and zero walks for a Game Score of 63. The infield handled seven of his nine outs in play. Jason Berken got the three-inning save, facing just one batter over the minimum with one hit allowed while punching out a pair.


Clearwater 4 Dunedin 3 (13 Innings)

Clearwater, FL
- The Dunedin bullpen melted down in the ninth before suffering the walk-off loss four innings later. Dunedin used seven pitchers, including infielder Dickie Joe Thon (0-1), who was tagged with the loss in one-third of an inning. He loaded the bases with two singles and a hit by pitch before surrendering a walk-off single. Chris Rowley was charged with two unearned runs after a Jason Leblebijian error at third base and Tim Mayza was charged with the blown save in the ninth. Colton Turner kept the game going with 2-1/3 innings of scoreless relief before turning the ball over to Thon.

Conner Greene somehow managed to limit the Phillies affiliate to one run over 5-2/3 innings despite six hits and six walks allowed. He struck out three and induced six ground ball outs. Alonzo Gonzalez walked a pair but stranded a runner for Greene with a strikeout to end the sixth. Matt Dermody whiffed one in a perfect seventh.

The Dunedin bats were held off the board until the sixth, which started with a Richard Urena triple but he was cut down at the plate in an attempt for an inside-the-park home run. Bases loaded walks by D.J. Davis and L.B. Dantzler would give the Jays a 2-1 lead. Leblebijian would go deep in the seventh to increase their lead to 3-1. Leblebijian was the only Dunedin hitter to record two hits and he also walked once. Urena and Davis also got on base three times with Urena drawing a walk and a hit by pitch while Davis had a single and two walks. Anthony Alford was 1-for-7 and struck out three times but he did steal his second base of the year. Ryan McBroom was 1-for-6.


Bowling Green 4 Lansing 3 (11 Innings)

Bowling Green, KY
- The Lugnuts suffered the same fate as their Dunedin counterparts by coughing up the tying run in the ninth before losing in overtime. Josh DeGraaf (2-2) was hurt by a long ball in the ninth to blow the save and his own throwing error played a role in the walk-off run in the 11th. Ryan Cook pitched the first five innings, roasted for a home run among the two runs he gave up. He was touched up for five hits and two walks but he struck out five and added four of his five outs in play on the ground. Dusty Isaacs also struck out five over 2-2/3 scoreless frames before DeGraaf stranded a runner for him to end the eighth.

The Lugnuts scored all of their runs in the second inning on a Jacob Anderson bases-loaded walk and an Andrew Guillotte two-run single. Josh Almonte had two hits and Anderson had a base knock to get aboard twice. Gunnar Heidt, Ryan Hissey, Juan Kelly, Lane Thomas and Justin Atkinson all put a '1' in the hit column. Carl Wise and Connor Panas both drew walks so every Lugnut reached base at least once.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***


3. A.J. Jimenez, Buffalo


2. Roemon Fields, New Hampshire


1
. Rowdy Tellez, New Hampshire


Tuesday's Linescores


Today's Schedule / Probable Starters

Portland @ New Hampshire, 10:35 am ET - Shane Dawson (1-1, 2.70)
Lansing @ Bowling Green, 11:35 am ET - Jon Harris (1-0, 1.98)
Clearwater @ Dunedin, 6:30 pm ET - Brad Allen (3-0, 2.70)
Buffalo @ Durham, 7:05 pm ET - Scott Diamond (2-3, 2.52)


Extra Innings

Shi Davidi has an update on some prospects down in Dunedin.
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China fan - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 07:53 AM EDT (#322770) #
Roemon Fields now has 11 hits in the past 6 games.  He also has 11 stolen bases this season, including his steal of home yesterday.  He is 25 years old, but he didn't enter professional baseball until he was 23, so he's only had a couple years of development.  He needs to show significant improvement over his AA performance of last year.  Until recently, he wasn't doing that, but his recent games give reason for hope.
jerjapan - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 08:16 AM EDT (#322772) #
Fields has legit 4th / 5th OF potential IMO - anyone with a good take on his D?

If you need more reasons to hate on the Dickey trade, the 3rd guy in the deal is tearing it up, getting a shout out in BP today

"Becerra is off to an absurd start, hitting .424 through 24 games and currently working on a streak of seven multi-hit games in a row and 11 of the last 13. The progress Becerra has made in his approach and contact ability since coming stateside in 2013 has been staggering, as hes trimmed his strikeout rate by almost five percentage points in each season since his 2013 debut, despite not repeating a league."

I called him a throw in at the time of the trade - got that one wrong!
Mike Green - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#322776) #
Pompey's homer was apparently a blast to left-field over the wooden bull in Durham.  He's hit a couple of blasts to right-field in his brief major league career. 
uglyone - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 10:19 AM EDT (#322778) #
one strange thing about pompey's profile is that he's shown legit solid power at every level including mlb....except for at AAA, where he's shown no pop at all.

A+: .152iso
AA: .187iso
AAA: .069iso
MLB: .165iso

don't know what's up with that. i'm assuming it's just a fluke for now.
Spifficus - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 10:56 AM EDT (#322781) #
Well, Becerra was a typical third piece in a trade like that, a lottery ticket (either that, or the "not great, but serves a purpose" type that's close to the majors). Sometimes they turn out, and it's good on him and the Mets that it seems to be. I wouldn't get bent out of shape if someone with his profile was included in the next big trade. It was always about Syndergaard as a second piece in the deal that made it feel icky.
uglyone - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#322784) #
becerra's still a long long way from anything. He's an age appropriate 21 in A+ with so far solid but unspectacular numbers. He's a corner OF who hasn't shown much patience or power yet, and his hot start this year is entirely based on his astronomical .493babip. He's about where Dwight Smith Jr. was at the same age.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#322787) #
What is the significance of Pompey hitting performance anomaly in Buffalo ? For example, is this anomaly why he hits lead-off in the batting order ?

This question of significant leads to another: in the minor leagues where developing players are important, are hitters slotted into the lineup where one can improve aspects of hitting performance during each plate appearance ? For example, Pompey can hit for power except in Buffalo so he is going to work on other aspects of hitting -- drawing walks...

uglyone - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 11:54 AM EDT (#322791) #
i don't know if there's any significance to it or if it's just fluke.

but the rest of his performance - walks strikeouts AVG - seems not to change much from level to level.
China fan - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 03:07 PM EDT (#322796) #
Ceciliani is back from the DL and expected to be in the Buffalo lineup tonight.  He'll be one to watch.

Leon has been placed on the "temporary inactive" list -- no idea why.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 05:28 PM EDT (#322805) #
Both Junior Lake and Melky Mesa are struggling with hitting. Given their age, does demoting the former and promoting the latter make sense ?

Given that providing bodies for the major league team and developing player for better performance, does a minor league batting order also help in some way(s) develop hitters' performance ? In other words, why slot hitters in the current order but not according to their strength in hitting performance. Say, Pompey showed speed in defense and baserunning and slugging power. Putting him to #2 or #5 makes sense, yet he hits lead-off often. Does this slotting mean he is assigned to develop pitch recognition for better .obp and consequently walks ? Corollary, Casey Kotchman ranks among all teammates in drawing more walks than being struck-out, also slugs for power but hits for a lower average. #3 would be a appropriate slot -- JoeyBats would be one example but he hit #5 or #6. Is he assigned to develop batting average ?

Mike Green - Wednesday, May 11 2016 @ 09:19 PM EDT (#322835) #
Ceciliani didn't make it to the lineup.  Pompey is 2-3 with a walk, and may be returning to form.  Good.
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