Pentecost Analysis - Dunedin Benefits To The Max

Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 12:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The affiliates won two out of three Monday with the victors scoring the winning runs in their final at-bats. New Hampshire had no baseball game on their schedule.

Buffalo Bisons

Darrell Ceciliani snapped out of a 0-for-17 slump with two hits, a walk and a stolen base but is still only hitting .145. Raffy Lopez had two hits and has had at least one in eight of his nine games with the Herd to lift his batting average to .423. Roemon Fields extended his hitting streak to nine games and his on-base streak to 10 games with a two-hit night that included a double. He used his speed to score the insurance run despite a drawn-in infield according to the Bisons twitter account. You can read more about Fields right here. Ian Parmley doubled and was plunked twice.

Chris Smith made just his second appearance in Buffalo and he pitched a scoreless frame of one-hit ball. Jeff Beliveau had a 4-1 K/BB total over two shutout frames to get the win. Wil Browning completed a one-hit ninth for his first save at the Triple-A level.

Dunedin Blue Jays

The rehabbing Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-3 with a run scored and driven in. He only had one play in the field at short as he teamed up with Juan Kelly to turn a 3-6-3 double play. Tulo scored on Max Pentecost's eighth home run of the season. Pentecost had a two-hit night and threw out a runner at second from behind the plate. Andrew Guillotte replaced Tulo at short after five innings, moving in from right field. Guillotte capped a three-hit night by scoring the winning run on a Josh Almonte base hit. D.J. Davis was 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

The duo of Jordan Romano and Connor Eller split the first six innings with Romano being victimized by an unearned run. Eller cut his ERA down to 1.10. Adonys Cardona struggled by giving up three runs on a hit and three walks over two-thirds of an inning, uncorking two wild pitches. Daniel Young pitched 1-1/3 scoreless frames before Ryan Cook blew the save. Cook would get the win to improve to 3-0.

Lansing Lugnuts

Bradley Jones socked his seventh homer and added a walk to boost his batting average to .331, placing him fifth in the Midwest League. The best BA in the MWL is Bo Bichette's .375 mark. He had two hits and a walk. Yeltsin Gudino had a hit to continue his on-base streak at 15 games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 0-for-4 but picked up a run batted in.

Andrew Deramo made his season debut by pitching two scoreless innings, offsetting three walks with three strikeouts. Jackson McClelland spun a shutout frame to whittle his ERA down to 1.32.

Monday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Roemon Fields, Buffalo

2. Andrew Guillotte, Dunedin

1. Max Pentecost, Dunedin

Tuesday's Schedule/Probable Starters

Charlotte @ Dunedin, 11:00 am ET - Angel Perdomo (3-2, 3.38)
Syracuse @ Buffalo, 6:05 pm ET - Cesar Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Trenton @ New Hampshire, 6:35 pm ET - Sean Reid-Foley (2-3, 6.30 ERA)
Fort Wayne @ Lansing, 7:05 pm ET - Andy Ravel (3-0, 6.39)

Extra Innings