Its your long weekend abbreviated minor league update. Over the weekend Vlad Guerrero Jr. picked up seven hits. Danny Jansen also had a good weekend. Richard Urena's bat is starting to look alive again, while Max Pentecost is finding that it is tough to learn how to be a regular catcher and keep hitting.
On Saturday New Hampshire banged out 15 hits. Danny Jansen had two hits, following his three hits on Friday. Ryan McBroom, Gunnar Heidt and Emilio Guerrero each homered. Chris Rowley made the start for Francisco Rios who is on the DL. Five and a third shutout innings but just one K. Dunedin had lots of hits too, Connor Panas led the way with three.
On Sunday Raffy Lopez hit his fifth AAA home run, the eventual game winner. Dwight Smith had two hits to celebrate his return from the major leagues. Four relievers combined on a four hitter. New Jay, Cesar Valdez had been scheduled to start.
In AA Sean Reid-Foley had a decent start, 6 innings, 5H, 4R/ER, 4bb, 6K. Richard Urena had a triple, one of five hits he had over the weekend. They say it is tough to catch and hit, the work on catching takes away time to focus on hitting. Max Pentecost seems to be in that spot right now, his hitting has dropped off since he started catching more regularly. He had two 0-3's over the weekend and his average is down to .287. Angel Perdomo had a rough start, five walks in 3.1 innings.
The Lansing hitters were indeed hitting all weekend. Vlad Jr. had a great weekend, over three games he was 7-11 with 2 doubles. His batting average had been getting down close to .300 but now its up to .333. Bo Bichette had a quiet weekend, just 3-14. Edward Olivares was 5-14 but he did strike out six times. The on base machine, Jake Thomas only walked once over the weekend, but he did have five hits.