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Five win in six games, only Bluefield fell short. Jesus Montero hit two big home run but it was Domonic Brown who was key to the win. Rowdy Tellez and Dwight Smith had big home runs. Richard Urena had an eight hit weekend, helping Dunedin to win. Cavan Biggio had a big game for the Canadians.

Lehigh Valley 3 Buffalo 5

Headed to the bottom of the eighth this game was tied at three. All of Buffalo's run had come via solo home runs. Darrell Ceciliani hit one and Jesus Montero hit two. The Bisons loaded the bases in the eighth and Domonic Brown drove in two with a single to left. Ryan Tepera pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Danny Barnes had pitched a 1-2-3 eighth so he got the win.

Casey Lawrence started and went five innings, he did get charged with the three IronPig runs on seven hits. Lawrence did punch out five. Montero was 3-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Dalton Pompey was 1-4, the hit was a double.

Binghamton 4 New Hampshire 8

Acouple of big home runs propelled the Fisher Cats to victory. Rowdy Tellez launched a three run shot in the third inning, part of a five run inning. Then Dwight Smith added two run shot in the eighth to move the lead from three runs to five. The Mets actually outhit New Hampshire by 14-7. But they didn't have any home runs. Seven Fisher Cat hitters had one hit each.

Shane Dawson started and had a Shane Dawson type start. He only allowed one run but used 97 piches in five innings, 53 strikes and 44 balls. Luis Santos gave up two runs in three innings and Chris Smith one in the ninth.

Dunedin 6 Fort Myers 1

Richard Urena followed a five hit Saturday with a three hit Sunday. His three hits were a single, double and a triple. Urena scored two and drove in one. Gunnar Heidt followed Urena in the order and had three hits of his own. Heidt had three RBI.

Justin Shafer started and went six shutout innings. Adonys Cardona had a clean inning, his ERA is 4.32. The only Miracle run came in the ninth off Carlos Ramirez.

Lake County 3 Lansing 6

Lansing were down 3-0 before they came to bat. Tayler Saucedo was the starter but he bore down after that and went six innings. Starlyn Suriel and Andrew Case followed him. Case has taken over the closers job and now has two saves.

The comeback started with one in the fourth, Jake Thomas doubled, Justin Atkinson singled. Aaron Attaway homered in the fifth to make it 3-2. Lansing scored three runs in the sixth, sending eight men to the plate. One run scored on a wild pitch, one on a ground out and John LaPrise drove in the third. Juan Kelly scored the final run on a sac fly. LaPrise, Kelly and Atkinson each had two hits.

Tri-City 2 Vancouver 6

Cavan Biggio had a big game, three hits. In the first inning he led off with a hit and then stole home as part of a double steal. They added four more in the third, Brian Lizardo singled in two runs, Deiferson Barreto doubled in a run. The other scored on a hit batter. Biggio doubled in the fourth and scored on a sac fly by JB Woodman.

Dalton Rodriguez went five innings. He was a bit wild, he walked four to match his four K's. He only gave up one run. His ERA is 2.63.

Bluefield 4 Johnson City 6

The Jays went down 6-0 before trying to come back. Osman Gutierrez was the victim of the Cardinals offense. He was charged with all six runs on eight hits and two walks. On the plus side he did get seven K's. Kelyn Jose pitched a scoreless inning to bring his ERA down to 9.

The Jays scored to in the sixth. Ridge Smith and Andrew Florides both doubled. Vlad Jr hit a sac fly to bring in Florides. The Jays added two more in the eighth. A hit batter, a swinging bunt and a walk loaded the bases. Another hit batter scored one and Kalik May singled in the final run. The Jays had eight hits, Nash Knight had three but didn't score a run and his only RBI was when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Three Stars

Third Star - Cavn Biggio

Second Star -Richard Urena

First Star - Jesus Montero


On Saturday, as mentioned Urena went 5-5. For Vancouver Justin Maese pitched eight innings of three hit ball. Hansel Rodriguez went seven shutout innings for Vancouver. TJ Zeuch and Zach Jackson made their debuts on Saturday in the GCL.>

On Friday Christian Lopes and Rowdy Tellez both had three hits in a New Hampshire loss. Sean Reid-Foley went five innings with six K's. Ryan Borucki went 7.1 also with six K's. Guadalupe Chavez gave up two runs in six innings in the GCL.

Here are some comments from Dunedin manager Ken Huckaby about Urena, from

"He's a lot more mature and focused on his ultimate goal," the skipper said. "His work every day shows that he's working for a lot more than just this level. He's a real athletic kid and he wants to play every day. He just shows up every day ready to play."

Huckaby said he's more than confident in Urena to deliver out of the two-hole on a consistent basis, relying on his ability to adjust to some of the Minors' best young pitchers.

"He handles hitting in the two-hole so well for his age," the manager said. "I don't think he knows any other place than there. He makes good contact, can steal some bases and has good power in his bat. He's not someone the other team can take lightly.

"He's not being pitched the same way twice. Pitchers up here can control more pitches and he's making good adjustments so he can get his hits and his doubles."

The native of the Dominican Republic knocked singles in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings before capping his night with a double to left field in the ninth. As impressive as Urena's first five-hit night was, his manager liked the fact that the switch-hitter stroked three of his hits from the right side of the plate even more.

"Three of his hits tonight were right-handed, which made his game that much more impressive," Huckaby said. "He's done well all year from both sides of the plate in just his third full season of switch-hitting."

Urena, who was promoted to Dunedin last year, has four homers and 25 RBIs in 75 games for the D-Jays. He's batting .454 (20-for-44) since June 30 and four of his last five games have been multi-hit efforts.

"Over the past week or two he's been putting at-bats together better and better, and tonight was kind of just a peak of what he's been doing the past couple of weeks," Huckaby said. "He's raised his average like 20 or 30 points in the past couple of weeks, which is really tough to do when you're carrying the at-bats he's carrying for us."

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Gerry - Sunday, July 10 2016 @ 10:35 PM EDT (#326095) #
I watched some of the futures game tonight. Angel Perdomo pitched two thirds of an inning and was hit around a little. His fastball was 92-93 but probably plays a little better due to his size and delivery. Perdomo is listed at 6'6". Perdomo also threw a change and at least one slider. In general Perdomo didn't have good command of his pitches, his fastball is very good when he keeps it down but he was up with it for the first few hitters. Then he tried to adjust and was low with it. He was unable to throw many strikes with his other pitches. I should note that both Perdomo and Rios were facing mainly AA and AAA hitters.

Rios looked very small on the mound after Perdomo. He is listed at 6'1" but I wonder if he is that tall. Rios had much better command of his pitches than did Perdomo. Rios threw 94-95 with his fastball and had a good breaking ball.
Lugnut Fan - Monday, July 11 2016 @ 06:23 AM EDT (#326096) #
I'm sure the nerves were affecting Perdomo a little bit. His velo looks like it may have been down a tick or two in the game as well. That would be expected since he just pitched Thursday.

I like Rios a lot. Out of everyone I have seen in Lansing this year, he is the one that has impressed me the most and I only had two looks at him.
uglyone - Monday, July 11 2016 @ 11:22 AM EDT (#326106) #
mid 90s for rios? nice nice nice.
bpoz - Monday, July 11 2016 @ 11:55 AM EDT (#326109) #
I too am cheering uglyone for Rios.

I liked Tony Castillo. He may have actually hit 90. But very few times I believe. To me he was successful because he was useful.

Zack Stewart was the centerpiece in the trade with Cincy. EE also was added in that deal. Stewart disappointed me. He lost height, weight and velocity by the time he was promoted. I know that measurement scales vary from ballpark to ballpark.

Subjectively the instrumentation can be changed to make the PTBNL that you want to keep look less attractive.
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