Bichette, Biggio and Davis Go Yard To Get Hartford's Goat
Wednesday, May 16 2018 @ 12:22 AM EDT
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
Two overtime wins and a doubleheader split for the #BlueJays affiliates Tuesday. Buffalo's game in Pawtucket was rained out.
New Hampshire 7 Hartford 6 (11 Innings)
A two-run homer by Jonathan Davis proved to be just enough for the New Hampshire FC to beat the Rockies affiliate. Cavan Biggio also connected for his 11th homer of the season and Bo Bichette went deep for the first time as a Fisher Cat. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had "only" a hit and a walk and is hitting "just" .400 for the season. He needs to go down to Vancouver. Davis, Bichette, Biggio, Juan Kelly and Connor Panas all posted a '2' in the hit column. Biggio also drew a walk. Andrew Guillotte singled, walked twice and stole a base.
Nick Tepesch was whacked for five runs over five frames, surrendering a homer among eight hits and two walks. He only struck out two but had 11 groundouts. Dalton Rodriguez overcame two walks for a scoreless sixth in his Double-A debut. Kirby Snead pitched two innings of one-walk ball with two strikeouts. Justin Shafer coughed up an unearned run over three frames on one hit but struck out three to earn the win.
Tampa 4 Dunedin 2 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)
Bradley Jones went deep and joined Logan Warmoth in the two-hit, one stolen base club but they made up 80 percent of Dunedin's hit total. Nash Knight had the other base rap. Riley Adams took one for the team.
Tayler Saucedo allowed all four runs on eight hits, a walk and a plunk over three-plus frames to take the loss. Joel Espinal stranded two of the three runners he inherited and struck out three over three perfect frames in his season debut.
Dunedin 2 Tampa 0 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)
A pair of run-scoring wild pitches was the difference in this one. D.J. Davis laid down a bunt single and scored in the third and Rodrigo Orozco lined one up the gut before eventually stealing third and crossing the pentagon in the sixth.
Jonathan Cheshire pitched three shutout innings and yielded two hits and two walks while striking out two. Jake Fishman struck out half of the six men he faced over two spotless innings for the win. Nick Hartman rung up four over two innings of one-hit ball for the save.
Lansing 10 Dayton 9 (10 Innings)
The Lugnuts had a six-spot in the second inning but that was matched by the Reds affiliate in the eighth to send the game to an extra inning. Yeltsin Gudino was the walk-off hero by singling up the gut to score Brock Lundquist. Chavez Young, Christian Williams and Samad Taylor had three hits apiece with Taylor drawing a walk. Young doubled twice and drove in three. Gudino had two hits and a a walk and Kevin Vicuna had a pair of knocks and a plunk. Lundquist singled, walked and collected an RBI. Kevin Smith and Ryan Noda both earned two free passes and Smith took one for the team. Matt Morgan heard ball four once. Norberto Obeso had a double.
Colton Laws permitted two runs (one earned) over four innings with five strikeouts and zero walks. Maximo Castillo was mauled for six runs in 3-2/3 innings and Kyle Weatherly was charged with the blown save after allowing an inherited run and one of his own to score though that marker was unearned. Matt Shannon got the victory by striking out two and walking one in a scoreless 10th.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Chavez Young, Lansing
2. Jonathan Davis, New Hampshire
1. Cavan Biggio, New Hampshire