Just two victories in seven games for the affiliates on Tuesday. Three Vancouver Canadians represented the Northwest League as they took on the best of the Pioneer League in Hillsboro. Riley Adams had a base hit, William Ouellette struck out the only man he faced and Orlando Pascual overcame a walk and a double thanks to two strikeouts in a scoreless frame.
Rowdy Tellez was the only Bison with two knocks. Jon Berti singled, walked and stole his 15th base of the year while Roemon Fields singled and swiped his 30th base. Raffy Lopez got on base three times with two free passes and a hit by pitch. Dwight Smith Jr. had a double.
Chris Rowley had a shutout going until the sixth when he gave up a three-run bomb. He made it through six innings, giving up eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Jeff Beliveau saw two runs cross the plate in the seventh. Leonel Campos struck the side in a one-hit eighth.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Anthony Alford was 1-for-1 before leaving the game due to injury. He was thrown out at the plate after his second-inning single and he may have re-injured his wrist.
Sean Reid-Foley surrendered five runs (three earned) over seven innings on nine hits—including a home run and two doubles. He plunked a hitter with a 2-0 K/BB total and 10 groundball outs. Shane Dawson was dinged for a run over two innings.
Dunedin Blue Jays
Bo Bichette jumped his average 10 points to .410 with a single, a double and an intentional walk in four plate appearances. Cavan Biggio singled and walked. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1-for-4 with a run batted in.
Tayler Saucedo—as the kids say these days—was shoving to the tune of eight strikeouts as he yielded just one run on seven hits and a walk over six frames to get the victory. Dan Lietz had a shutout seventh for the hold and Kirby Snead wrapped it up with a two-inning save, walking one and striking out two.
J.B Woodman, Yeltsin Gudino and Javier Hernandez had the only hits. Josh Palacios and Nick Sinay had the only walks with Sinay stealing a base.
Patrick Murphy had six K's over five shutout innings, scattering five hits with zero walks. Andrew Deramo struck out two more in two shutout frames but Connor Eller got the loss by coughing up two runs over 1-1/3 innings while Juliandry Higuera was charged with the blown save as he allowed two inherited runs and three of his own in 1-1/3 innings.
Bluefield Blue Jays
Ryan Gold supplied half of Bluefield's six hits and drove in a run. Ryan Noda got aboard three times with two walks and taking one for the team.
Maximo Castillo cruised through five shutout frames with just two hits and two walks allowed while punching out seven. Marcus Reyes got the victory with three shutout innings and Ty Tice finished a scorless ninth to notch the save.
GCL Blue Jays
D.J. Neal homered as part of a 4-for-4 day at the plate . Luis De Los Santos had a double to account for the other hit.
T.J.Zeuch gave up a double, a single and a walk that led to two runs (one earned) over 1-2/3 innings but struck out one and recorded four groundball outs. Mike Estevez was tagged for a home run among the two he gave up in two-thirds of an inning. Claudio Galva coughed up a two-run dinger over three innings while Brennan Price served up a grand salami on one hit and three walks in one-third of an inning. Juan Meza, Danilo Manzuela and Emmanuel Reyes were unscored upon while getting two outs apiece while Emerson Jimenez went a full inning of shutout ball.
DSL Blue Jays
Two-hit efforts were turned in by Steward Berroa, Yhon Perez and Yeison Estevez. Hugo Cardona had two walks and his 13th stolen base.
Naswell Paulino had just an unearned run on his five-inning ledger, scattering four hits and a walk while striking out three. Jhon Victorino faced just one batter over the minimum over three frames of one-hit ball, ringing up two. Yunior Hinojosa was victimized for three unearned runs over 1/2-3 innings and was charged with the walk-off loss in the 10th.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Maximo Castillo, Bluefield
2. Bo Bichette, Dunedin
1. Tayler Saucedo, Dunedin