LJ Talley has just been in New Hampshire for a few days but he hit two home runs on Thursday, driving in six runs. Samad Taylor had four hits. Thomas Hatch made a rehab assignment start, Nick Frasso, last years fourth round pick, made his first pro start. CJ Can Eyk, last years second round pick, has his best pro start.
Buffalo 1 Worcester 4
Portland 2 New Hampshire 12
Vancouver 2 Hillsboro 1
Dunedin 6 Clearwater 2
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Thomas Hatch made his first start of the season and threw three innings. He did allow two runs, one a solo home run and the other unearned after Richard Urena threw one away. Hatch didn't walk anyone and had four K's. Jacob Waguespack followed and he also gave up two runs in four innings. He struck out five.
The Bisons had just five hits. Logan Warmoth had two, a single and a double. He is hitting .304. Kevin Smith hit his third home run and added a double. He is hitting .234.
LJ Talley played ten games in Vancouver before being promoted to AA. Talley was a seventh round draft pick in 2019. In the third inning Talley hit a grand slam and added a two run shot in the fourth. Talley finished 2-5 with six RBI. Samad Taylor was 4-4, scoring three runs and driving in three. He hit his second home run. Taylor had three hits a few games ago so he is hot. Austin Martin was back having recovered from a hand injury. He went 1-4 with a sac fly.
Maximo Castillo didn't have a happy start to the game, a single and a home run left him 2-0 down before he recorded an out. But he settled down from there, going five innings with four hits and those two runs allowed.
The C's had only two hits but still won. The first run came when Cameron Eden singled and scored on an error. The winning run came in the ninth thanks to four walks.
CJ Van Eyk started and he allowed just two hits over six innings. He struck out nine.
Nick Frasso, the Jays fourth round pick in 2020, made his first professional appearance. He went two innings with just a walk allowed. Alejandro Melean and Juan De Paula each pitched three shutout innings. That brought their ERA's down into the sevens.
The heart of the D-Jays order is starting to heat up. Miguel Hiraldo went 3-5, Orelvis Martinez was 2-5 and Zach Britton was 2-3 with two walks.
Third Star - CJ Van Eyk
Second Star - Samad Taylor
First Star - LJ Talley