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Dunedin led 5-4 with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning and the tying run was on third. Matt Shannon threw a ball in the dirt, the batter swung and missed, strike three right? In order to complete the strikeout Riley Adams had to throw to first, and that's where the snatch began. Riley's throw was off, the runner was safe, the scores were tied. The next hitter doubled and Chavez Young made a fielding error, the run scored, game over. That was one to forget. Elsewhere, the Bisons won thanks to a couple of home runs which you might have heard about. New Hampshire won, Lansing lost.

Buffalo 5 Syracuse 4

In his last AAA game, Vlad Jr. homered in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie and earn a win for the Bisons. Buffalo outhit Syracuse 13-6 and out homered them by 2-0 but the Bisons walked six versus one by Syracuse. Vlad was 2-5, Cavan Biggio also homered and was 3-4 with a walk. Lourdes Gurriel was 3-5. Patrick Cantwell and Roemon Fields had two hits each. In the OPS race, Gurriel is at 1143, Biggio 1142 and Vlad 1124. Vlad the third best hitter on the team? Unpossible!

Sean Reid-Foley had a SRF type start. He threw 95 pitches without getting through five innings. He walked five and struck out seven and conceded four runs. The Bisons had excellent relief pitching from Dusty Isaacs, Corey Coping and Derek Law.

Trenton 2 New Hampshire 7

A strong hitting performance from New Hampshire, they outhit Trenton 11-7. Chad Spanberger homered, a two run shot, and doubled. Santiago Espinal had three hits and drove in two as well. Vinny Capra and Brock Lundquist also had two hits.

Zach Logue went six innings with two runs allowed, one a solo home run. There were six hits and three walks off Logue but he could only notch one strikeout. Jackson McClelland struck out four in two innings. Bryan Baker walked three bus escaped with a shutout inning.

Dunedin 5 Daytona 6

Other than the end of the game described above, the offense leader was Logan Warmoth who had three hits including a home run. Ryan Noda also homered. Riley Adams had two hits. The Jays had eight hits.

Justin Dillon went five innings and gave up four runs. Kyle Weatherly pitched two strong innings and Matt Shannon was asked to pitch three innings to get the win. Riley's error took the win away from him but he did pitch well.

South Bend 10 Lansing 8

When you give up ten runs the pitching is the story. The fielders did make three errors but all ten runs were earned. Sean Wymer gave up five in 3.2 innings on eight hits and two walks. The other five were charged to Marcus Reyes who didn't walk anyone but gave up six hits including two doubles.

Lansing had eleven hits with seven of them from the first three hitters. Reggie Pruitt was 2-2 with three walks. Pruitt had walked four times this season before this game. Alejandro Kirk was 2-4 with a double off the wall and a home run. Jordan Groshans also had a home run among his three hits. Kirk's OPS is 1067, Groshans is 1046. Hagen Danner singled, his first of the season. McGregory Contreras left after injuring himself diving for a ball.

3 Stars

3rd star: Logan Warmoth

2nd star: Reggie Pruitt

1st star: Cavan Biggio


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Thomas - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 06:16 AM EDT (#373074) #
Very promising for Kirk and Groshans.
Mike Green - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 02:50 PM EDT (#373105) #
Biggio is playing third base in this afternoon's game for Buffalo. 
scottt - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 04:57 PM EDT (#373112) #
That's fine. It's not like Biggio could improve his range at 2B by playing there more often.
He's played there most of the time since High School.

Shoeless Joe - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 08:06 PM EDT (#373120) #
The Nate Pearson watch is doing a good job replacing the Vlad show. He has a no hitter through 4.0 innings and now has a 0.56 WHIP and a 13.5 K/9 for the season...Riley Adams continues to hit as well.
scottt - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 08:20 PM EDT (#373121) #
As in Nate Pearson to AA?

They can't rush him to the show because he's got no innings pitched.
Even if he stays healthy all the way, he's going to be on a serious inning limitation whenever he reaches.

Mike Green - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 08:23 PM EDT (#373122) #
Pearson will probably move up to double A when it gets a little warmer.  The 5 inning/2 inning rotation is an interesting way of keeping him on regular rest, limiting his innings, but giving him experience going a little deeper into games.
Shoeless Joe - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 08:23 PM EDT (#373123) #
I meant it more as he is an exciting prospect to follow, not that he should be promoted to the majors.
bpoz - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 08:53 PM EDT (#373125) #
Regarding Pearson: Do we wait until he has IP in AAA to do a comp of pitchers? Way too soon now!!
When healthy he has been dominant.
uglyone - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 09:11 PM EDT (#373126) #
never really understood what the benefit is of letting an older prospect dominate a lower level like that.

I hope that weather/health reason is valid.
SK in NJ - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 09:22 PM EDT (#373128) #
Pearson is going to be on an innings restriction all year so it really doesn't matter where he pitches. He won't be in the Majors this season. He should definitely be in AA sooner rather than later mostly for competition reasons (he's too good for A+), but weather is a reasonable excuse to hold off for now. The fact that he's healthy and dominating is a good sign either way considering 2018 was a lost season for him.

This season will be a bit of a test to see how the Jays promote. They have a large quantity of prospects and can definitely move some of them up based on age and performance.
uglyone - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 09:47 PM EDT (#373131) #
well, sure where he pitches matters to his development, regardless of whether he's reaching the majors in a given year.
bpoz - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 10:02 PM EDT (#373132) #
We know that Pearson is going to pitch if he is healthy. They are definitely babying his arm. For good reason.

The warmth of Dunedin makes sense. Since he is dominating he will be promoted to NH. I can see him dominating in AA and moving to Buffalo this year.
bpoz - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 10:08 PM EDT (#373133) #
The Dunedin hitters had a field day!!!
dalimon5 - Thursday, April 25 2019 @ 11:13 PM EDT (#373138) #
Nate Pearson vs Casey Mize would be a good comparison. Is one more of a thrower than the other? It will be easier to tell at AA. Casey was promoted today to AA and is one year younger than Pearson.
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