Both Buffalo and New Hampshire swept both sides of doubleheaders. Buffalo's was not a full double header, they had to finish their Tuesday game, and then play Wednesdays game. And all were wins without much to note. Dunedin lost via the walk off home run. Lansing lost easy, as did Vancouver. Bluefield won and are in the playoffs!
Buffalo had to finish yesterdays game which was tied 1-1 in the ninth when the rains came. Then they had to play the regularly scheduled game. The first game only lasted six minutes before Jonathan Davis singled in the runner who had been on base since Tuesday night. The Bisons also won game two by a 7-3 score. Matt Tracy pitched just four innings with nine base runners so that was enough. Four relievers pitched the last five innings, all shutout innings.
Vlad Jr. didn't contribute much, he walked and scored a run. Tim Lopes drove in three runs. Jonathan Davis followed his hit and RBI in game one with two hits and two RBI in game two. Lourdes Gurriel and Darnell Sweeney also had two hits each.
New Hampshire played a doubleheader. Tyler Saucedo started game one, went 5.2 innings and got the win. The Fisher Cats won 4-2. Travis Bergen got the last four outs, three via the strikeout. Harold Ramirez had two hits and two RBI. Cavan Biggio drove in the first run with a single. Max Pentecost hit his eighth home run, one of two hits in the game.
New Hampshire won game two 6-4. Josh De Graaf pitched four innings and only conceded two runs despite eight base runners. Francisco Rios came out of the bullpen and threw two shutout innings. Harold Ramirez had two more hits and an RBI. Santiago Espinal had two hits and two RBI. Andrew Guillotte also had two hits.
Dunedin lost 5-4 to a walk off home run off new Jay Bryan Baker. The Jays outhit the Phillies 12-7. The Jays trailed 4-3 with two out in the ninth. Nash Knight singled and Josh Palacios doubled. Palacios was 3-5 on the night. Palacios is having a U shaped season, a strong April, poor middle months and a strong August. Riley Adams also had three hits and he is hitting over .300 in August. Adams also leads the league by a wide margin in throwing out base runners. Brock Lundquist has cooled off some after his torrid start in Dunedin but he got back on track with two hits.
Maverik Buffo went five innings with two runs allowed.
Lansing lost 8-5. Jesus Navarro picked up two hits. Ryan Noda just had one but it was his 17th home run. The offense was evenly split with five hitters scoring one run each and five driving in one run each.
Kyle Weatherly gave up six runs in just over three innings.
Vancouver were hammered 15-6. four pitchers have up multiple runs including starter Nick Allgayer who gave up four runs in less than two innings. One pitcher threw two shutout innings, and that was Joey Pulido. Pulido has a zero ERA through 19.2 innings for Vancouver.
The C's had six hits, Griffin Conine had half of them. He went 3-5 with a double and 3 RBI.
Bluefield played a rare day game and won 7-5. As usual Cal Stevenson was the spark plug at the top of the order. He was 2-5 with two RBI. His OPS remains over 1000. Patrick Morris also had a good game, he drove in three runs off of two hits.
Nathanael Perez started and pitched four innings giving up four runs. The win went to Cre Finfrock who pitched two perfect innings Nicholas Medina picked up the save. In 21.2 innings in Bluefield Medina has allowed 10 hits while striking out 27. Medina is 18 years old from Venezuela.
The GCL Jays were rained out.
The DSL Jays won 5-2. Alberto Rodriguez, Jhon Solarte and Pedro Ventura each picked up two hits. Lazaro Estrada , the Jays best pitcher, went five innings with two runs conceded. He had eight K's. The DSL season ends on Saturday.
3rd star: Josh Palacios
2nd star: Jonathan Davis
1st star: Harold Ramirez