Nate Pearson was dealing on Thursday and the last thing he needed was lots of runs. But lots of runs he got, 18 to be precise. What a waste! Buffalo hitters went deep three times but it wasn't enough. New Hampshire were one hit. Lansing lost as the big dogs were quiet.
Buffalo 7 Syracuse 8
Syracuse took a 2-0 lead before Lourdes Gurriel launched a two run home run. The Mets went back ahead 3-2 until Jonathan Davis hit his first home run of the season to tie the scores at three. The Mets went back ahead 4-3 before Andy Burns belted a two run shot to give the Bisons a 5-4 lead. The Mets scores four in the eighth to make it 8-5 and there were no more miracles for the Bisons. They did scratch back two runs but couldn't get the home run to give them the lead. Cavan Biggio was 1-2 with three walks. Reese McGuire and Jordan Patterson had two hits each.
David Paulino started and breezed through the first two innings. Three hits and a walk led to two runs in the third. A lead off triple by Rajai Davis generated a run in the fourth and two hits and a walk made it four runs allowed. Paulion's line was 4.1 7 4 4 3 4. The four runs in the eighth came off Danny Barnes, assisted by Zack Jackson.
New Hampshire 1 Reading 8
Just one hit, a soft line drive by Forrest Wall. Combine that with three walks and you have New Hampshire's only run. Reading pitchers doled out nine walks, all walks and (almost) no hits make for a dull game. Kevin Smith's average is now under .200.
On the other side, Yennsy Diaz had a bad start. He only threw half of his pitches for strikes and he walked five in 3.1 innings. He also gave up four hits and four runs. Jonathan Cheshire also was poor, three runs conceded in two and a third.
Dunedin 18 Jupiter 0
It was pad your stats night in Jupiter. The Jays racked up 22 hits, every hitter had one, and six hitters had three each. Riley Adams hit a grand slam, had three hits and still left five runners on base. Kevin Vicuna also had three hits and left seven on base. Demi Orimoloye had four RBI, like Adams.
Nate Pearson breezed through five innings, one hit, one walk, ten K's. Expect Pearson to pitch just two innings next time out. Turner Larkins added three innings of two hit ball.
Lansing 5 Bowling Green 6
When Jordan Groshans goes 0-5 and Alejandro Kirk has the night off and Otto Lopez has just one hit, it's hard to win. Lansing went down 5-1 before fighting back. Fitz Stadler went five innings and gave up four runs. Cobi Johnson struggled hard through his first inning, two hits and two walks, but pitched better in his next two. Uber prospect wander Franco hit two home runs for Bowling Green.
Reggie Pruitt had two hits and a walk. DJ Neal also had two hits to raise his average over .300. Neal was hitting .182 on April 11. Since then he has gone 14-37, or hit .378. Neal is still 22 years old and described a svery athletic. If he can get on track he could be one to watch.
3rd star: Demi Orimoloye
2nd star: Riley Adams
1st star: Nate Pearson