It has been a slow start to the season for Riley Adams. But he went deep twice in Buffalo's first game yesterday. Nate Pearson was up and down in the second game. Dunedin produced a well played game, good pitching from Sem Robberse and plenty of hits. New Hampshire lost even though Jordan Groshans homered. Vancouver also took the L.
Syracuse 4 Buffalo 5 - game 1, 8 innings
Syracuse 6 Buffalo 3 - game 2
Binghamton 11 New Hampshire 4
Eugene 10 Vancouver 5
Bradenton 2 Dunedin 12
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Dilson Herrera singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning in game one. Riley Adams went deep twice and walked, driving in three runs.
Jacob Waguespack started game one but was charged with four runs in four innings. Tayler Saucedo pitched two perfect innings in relief with four K's.
Nate Pearson started game two. The first inning was routine, three up, three down. The second went as follows: walk, K, double, home run, K, walk, HBP, K. It was a 36 pitch inning. The third inning was back to three up, three down. Pearson struck out the side in the fourth with 16 pitches. The fifth started with a hit and another hit batter. Pearson was pulled but both runners scored giving Pearson five runs allowed on the day. So three innings good, two innings bad for Nate. Tyler White drove in two of the Bisons three runs with two hits.
Zach Logue has been good this season but he took the loss here by giving up three runs in 4.1 innings. The bullpen, which has been a weak spot for New Hampshire this season, coughed up the remaining eight runs.
Jordan Groshans went 2-4 including his second home run of the season. Samad Taylor also had two hits, one a double. LJ Talley was 1-2 with two walks. Austin Martin and Gabriel Moreno were hitless.
It was a poor pitching night as three hurlers who had been good so far this season took it on the chin. Nick Fraze, Brandon Eisert and Sam Ryan each allowed multiple runs.
Sebastian Espino led the offense with two hits, including a home run, his first. Phil Clarke had two hits but his batting average is still just .187. It has been a disappointing start to the season for Clarke.
Sem Robberse had his best start of the season. He threw four innings, no runs, with seven strikeouts.
The Jays scored their twelve runs on nine hits and nine walks. Seven hitters each had one hit, Mac Mueller was the only hitter with two. He drove in three runs. PK Morris homered for the second night in a row, his fourth.
Third Star - Mac Mueller
Second Star - Sem Robberse
First Star - Riley Adams