The affiliates dropped three of four games Tuesday. #WeAreBlueJays
Worcester 9 Buffalo 4
T.J. Zeuch was zonked for four home runs among seven total on nine hits over 4-2/3 innings, striking out five.Dany Jiménez got the final out of the fifth and stranded a runner for Zeuch. Nick Allgeyer allowed the other two runs in 1-1/3 innings. James Dykstra allowed both of Allgeyer's runners to score. Ty Tice walked two but tossed a scoreless eighth.
Kevin Smith provided the bulk of Buffalo's offence against the Red Sox affiliate with a three-run home run but struck out three times. Dilson Herrera had an RBI single. Riley Adams tripled and singled to raise his batting average to .133.
Portland 12 New Hampshire 6
New Hampshire rallied from a 6-2 deficit but the Red Sox affiliate pulled away late with a five-run eighth. Sam Ryan took the loss by giving up a three-run homer and a two-run shot. Elvis Luciano put up zeros in his first three innings before giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks, whiffing two in 4-1/3 innings. Graham Spraker made his season debut and allowed one of two Luciano runners to score, walking two and striking out one to get the final two outs of the fifth. Emerson Jimenez was jolted for three runs in two innings. Connor Law had an unearned run on his line after working the ninth.
Otto Lopez is now batting .400 after a double and two singles. He also stole two bases. Gabriel Moreno belted a three-run home run and Jordan Groshans was 1-for-3 with a run scored before being replaced by Vinny Capra, who walked twice. All 10 Fisher Cat batters got on base at least once by a hit or a walk. Reggie Pruitt had a triple, Samad Taylor and Nick Podkul doubled and L.J. Talley got his first Double-A hit. Ex-Jays farmhand Josh Winckowski gave up just two runs in five innings for Portland.
Vancouver 13 Hillsboro 4
Despite the hospitality from Hillsboro to allow the C's to share their home field, Vancouver showed their hosts no mercy at Ron Tonkin Field. Every Canadians hitter had at least one hit and six had multi-hit efforts in racking up 18 hits. Ryan Gold had three hits with two doubles and three RBI. Cameron Eden had three hits, a walk and two stolen bases and is hitting .341 on the year after going 7-for-11 in his last two games. Tanner Morris reached base five times with three hits and two walks. Spencer Horwitz doubled, walked three times and swiped a bag.
Sean Wymer gave up two runs over four frames on five hits and three walks while striking out four. Marcus Reyes got the win with 2-2/3 innings of scoreless relief. stranding two runners for Brayden Bouchey, who allowed a run. Will McAffer gave up a run on two hits and three walks but struck out five.
Clearwater 5 Dunedin 4 (10 Innings)
Adrian Hernandez was tagged with the blown save and the loss in his two-plus innings of work. He issued an intentional walk to the first hitter he faced in the 10th inning with a runner already on second but the strategy did not work as the next hitter walked it off with a base hit for the Phillies affiliate. Starter Naswell Paulino lasted 4-1/3 innings, yielding runs in the first and fifth on five hits and four walks while striking out four. Julian Valdez limited the damage for Paulino by stranding two runners. He allowed a solo homer but rung up four in 2-2/3 innings.
Orelvis Martinez doubled home the first two Dunedin runs to go along with a walk and stolen base. P.K. Morris singled home the other pair. Jhon Solarte had the lone two-hit night for the D-Jays and swiped a bag. Zach Britton singled and walked. Miguel Hiraldo had a double.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Tanner Morris, Vancouver
2. Cameron Eden, Vancouver
1. Ryan Gold, Vancouver