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Socrates Brito knows how to drive in a run. On this day he did it five times, not just five RBI, but five different times he drove in a run. Anthony Alford also had a good game as the Bisons recovered from a poor start by Sean Reid-Foley to get a win. New Hampshire lost in extras. Dunedin won again with a shutout. Lansing split a doubleheader.

Buffalo 14 Indianapolis 6

Billy McKinney tripled and scored in the first inning. Sean Reid-Foley then breezed through two innings to preserve the 1-0 lead. But the wheels started to come off in the third. SRF walked a couple and allowed a couple of singles and the Bisons were down 2-1. The first two batters of the fourth reached and SRF was pulled for Matt Dermody. Another walk, a single and a double later and Buffalo were down 6-1. SRF's line was 3 3 4 4 4 5. He threw 78 pitches, 43 strikes and 35 balls.

The Bisons then scored 13 unanswered runs to win 14-6. The hitters were supported by excellent relief pitching from David Phelps, Conor Fisk, Kirby Snead and Dusty Isaacs. Combined they allowed one hit over five innings. That left the door open for the hitters. Socrates Brito was 4-5 with a home run and 5 RBI. Brito lodged an RBI in five different trips to the plate. Anthony Alford was 2-4 with a three run home run and 4 RBI. Michael De La Cruz had three hits.

New Hampshire 2 Bowie 4 - 10 innings

New Hampshire were held to just three hits, one of them was a two run double by Kevin Smith.

Hector Perez started and pitched OK. He did use 93 pitches to get through five innings. He was charged with two runs on four hits with three walks. He had six K's. Taylor Saucedo held the hitters at bay but Bryan Baker served up a two run home run in the tenth.

Dunedin 4 Florida 0

Even though the D Jays have clinched the first half title, they just keep on winning. Three pitchers combined on a six hit shutout. Tanner Larkins started and went five innings with six K's. Mike Ellenbest and Jackson Rees each pitched two shutout innings with four and three strikeouts respectively. That's 13 K's for the Jays.

Kevin Vicuna singled in the first run, scoring Samad Taylor. Jesus Navarro singled in two runs, Alejandro Kirk and Ryan Noda, in the fourth. The final run scored on a balk. Vicuna and Taylor each had two hits.

Lansing 6 South Bend 4 - game 1, 8 innings

Lansing 2 South Bend 6 - game 2

In game one, in extra innings, Rafael Lantigua tripled to score two runs and deliver the winning margin. Lantigua had two hits, Reggie Pruitt had three and two for Hunter Steinmetz. Sean Wymer just gave up one run in five innings. Sean Rackoski was hit around and conceded three runs but Cre Finfrock came on to lock it down.

In game two, Fitz Stadler had a bad start, he gave up all six runs in two innings. Marcus Reyes delivered four strong, shutout innings in relief. The Luggies had just four hits. Hunter Steinmetz doubled and scored a run. Griffin Conine and Nick Podkul each singled in a run.


The DSL Jays won 7-3. A pair of 17 years olds, Juan Pizarro and Gustavo Gutierrez, had three hits each.

3 Stars

3rd star: Anthony Alford

2nd star: Rafael Lantigua

1st star: Socrates Brito


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Mike Green - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 08:11 AM EDT (#375502) #
Reid-Foley was again very good in the first two innings before his control departed.
hypobole - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 08:41 AM EDT (#375504) #
Wonder if SRF may have to be bullpen bound.
hypobole - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 11:08 AM EDT (#375509) #
Brito is making a strong case for the International League's "Quad A Player of the Year" award.
mendocino - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#375514) #
More to Vancouver
Mylegacy - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 04:16 PM EDT (#375516) #
There is a news report in today from the Puerto Rico newspapers, The San Juan Star and also The El Nuevo Dia that Jose, Bengie and Yadier Molina have officially petitioned the Puerto Rican government to have their names changed to: Jose, Bengie and Yadier Kirk.

I'm sure those papers wouldn't lie. Surely not?

Just sayin'...
Mylegacy - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 05:01 PM EDT (#375520) #
(Back to the real world)

The Jays have just picked up RHP Nick Kingham from the Pirates for cash and 6 used balls. The 27 year old Nick was a "contender" in 2014/15 when he made several Top 100 lists.

Time has not been kind to him (Nor me for that matter). TJ surgery was at least partially responsible for removing the bloom from his early promise.

An other arm to add to the slaughter.
scottt - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 05:50 PM EDT (#375524) #
Why haven't you been kind to Kingham?
PeterG - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 06:27 PM EDT (#375526) #
Here is a new article on what the Jays did with the 1.5 mil extra in int'l pool money. The Dutch pitchers that were previously mentioned are part of it but the bulk of it went to a 21 year old Cuban pitcher, Yosver Zulueta.
scottt - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 07:19 PM EDT (#375530) #
Thanks for the link. I missed this one somehow.
#2JBrumfield - Thursday, June 13 2019 @ 08:43 PM EDT (#375533) #
C's reliever Grayson Huffman also spoke to the Vancouver Media during Media Day at the Nat.
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