In what seems to be a recurring theme, the affiliates had another losing night. Vancouver were the only winners behind Luis Quinones. Troy Miller had AA troubles. Austin Martin hit his first home run. Dunedin had the usual Dunedin game. Buffalo were rained out.
Syracuse at Buffalo - Postponed, doubleheader today.
Binghamton 9 New Hampshire 3
Eugene 5 Vancouver 7
Bradenton 9 Dunedin 7
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
In the absence of a Bisons game, here are a couple of notes. Logan Warmoth got off to a strong start and was hitting over .300 on May 20th. Since then he has batted around .100 and his season batting average is down to .227. He has also struck out 33 times in 75 at-bats. Cullen Large fits into the same category. He was hitting over .300 on May 15th and his average is now down to .210. Both must be looking for something to get back on track. Despite a team batting average that seems low at .254, the Bisons are seventh among the 30 AAA teams in team BA and OPS.
Troy Miller pitched five shutout innings in his AA debut last week. And just like Alek Manoah, he came face to face with reality last night in his second start at the higher level. He was taken deep three times and was charged with seven runs in four innings.
Austin Martin hit his first home run, and added an infield single. So, on average, two line drives. LJ Talley hit his third bomb, a two run shot, one of two hits for him on the night. Otto Lopez was 2-5. Gabriel Moreno and Jordan Groshans both had the night off.
Luis Quinones made his second start after coming off the restricted list. He struck out eleven hitters in five innings. The gave up one hit, a two run home run. Hagen Danner came on in the eight but two singles, an error and a walk left two runs in and the tying run on second with no outs. That was it for Danner, Marcus Reyes was summoned. He struck out two and got a ground ball to escape the threat. He also pitched the ninth to pick up his first save.
Rafael Lantigua had his best game of the season, 3-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Ronny Brito homered, his second of the season. Tanner Morris drove in two runs.
Dunedin had a very Dunedin-y game. Hit and miss pitching, conceding late runs, and five errors on defense. Miguel Hiraldo hit his third home run but committed two errors, giving him eight on the season. PK Morris also homered, his third, and added another hit. Morris was the only hitter with a multi-hit game.
Third Star - LJ Talley
Second Star - Rafael Lantigua
First Star - Luis Quinones