You Can Do It Pruitt!

Wednesday, April 10 2019 @ 12:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

It was a no-win Tuesday that included a walk-off defeat. New Hampshire was rained out. #LetsGoBlueJays

Pawtucket 6 Buffalo 4

Jacob Waguespack was whacked for six runs over 4-1/3 innings, giving up a three-run home run to Rusney Castillo. That was among seven hits and a walk issued by the Aaron Loup trade acquisition. He struck out four and got five groundball outs. Dusty Isaacs stranded a runner and got the final two outs of the fifth and added two more scoreless frames on top of that. His only blemish was a plunked batter. Zach Jackson worked a clean eighth and Danny Barnes struck out two to offset a hit in the ninth.

Anthony Alford tripled and scored on a wild pitch for the first Herd run in the fourth. Jordan Patterson doubled home runs in the seventh and ninth and Patrick Cantwell singled home Patterson in the seventh for the other three runs. Patterson also swiped a base. Alford, Eric Sogard and Andy Burns all had two hits with Burns drawing a walk. Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Roemon Fields also had hits. Fields is hitting .409 so far this year but has not attempted to steal yet this season.

Reading at New Hampshire

Postponed - Doubleheader set for May 13.

Fort Myers 1 Dunedin 0

Nate Pearson faced the minimum through two innings with two strikeouts but was replaced by Graham Spraker who surrendered two hits and a walk but struck out two over 3-2/3 innings. Emerson Jimenez stranded two Spraker runners and gave up just one hit over 2-1/3 innings. Matt Shannon took the loss when 2018 number one pick Royce Lewis singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored a couple of base hits.

Demi Orimoloye and Kevin Vicuna had two hits each at the bottom of the order. Riley Adams walked and was hit twice. Again, the man is a black belt in karate! He's going to snap one of these days! Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Christian Williams both singled and walked. Cal Stevenson was 0-for-5 while Logan Warmoth and Ryan Noda went 0-for-4. Warmoth hit into a double play and Noda struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth.

West Michigan 7 Lansing 6

The Lugnuts were down 7-2 at one point before making a game of it.

Josh Winckowski made it threw just two innings and threw 50 pitches to do it. He gave up a run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts. noted Winckowski took a ground ball off the leg or ankle and that may have also played a role in Winckowski's exit. McGregory Contreras kept the damage to one run by throwing out a runner at the plate from left field. Joey Pulido was pounded for six runs over two frames, giving up a two-run dinger in the third. After not allowing an earned run in 24-2/3 innings with Vancouver last year, Pulido gave up his first earned runs since July 13 when he was with Bluefield. Will McAffer struck out six but gave up two hits and three walks over 2-2/3 innings, leaving the bases for Connor Law but he left them loaded. Law walked walked only  one batter  while striking out five over the final 2-1/3 innings.

An RBI double by Reggie Pruitt (2nd) and an RBI single by Jake Brodt (3rd) proceeded a solo dinger by Alejandro Kirk in the fifth. Pruitt followed with a homer in the sixth and Johnny Aiello walked with the bases loaded later in the frame. A Nick Podkul walk and Dominic Abbadessa single with two outs brought Pruitt to the plate but he grounded out to end the game. Pruitt, Kirk and Jordan Groshans had two hits apiece. Brodt walked twice along with his base hit and Abbadessa reached thrice with a walk and a hit by pitch. Contreras had a hit and Aiello walked twice and stole a base. Podkul had two free passes but Hagen Danner was 0-for-5 and Ryan Gold was 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting role.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Connor Law, Lansing

2. Jordan Patterson, Buffalo

1. Reggie Pruitt, Lansing