Zach Logue dominated in his first start of 2021 at AAA. Seven shutout innings was just the ticket for a Buffalo win. New Hampshire rallied late for their win. Vancouver struggled while Dunedin split a doubleheader.
Buffalo 5 Rochester 0
Hartford 1 New Hampshire 3
Everett 9 Vancouver 2
Clearwater 2 Dunedin 3 - game 1
Clearwater 4 Dunedin 1 - game 2
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Zach Logue had a great first AAA start of 2021. He threw a seven inning one hitter with eight strikeouts. The lefty was able to keep the hitters off balance all night. Of note, Travis Bergen pitched the ninth inning on his return from injury, and the Jays.
The Bisons scored three runs in the third thanks to doubles by Dilson Herrera, Richard Urena and Kevin Smith who drove in two. Herrera then hit a two run home run in the fourth. Juan Graterol had three hits but didn't feature in the scoring.
New Hampshire scored three runs in the eighth for a come from behind win. There was only one hit in that inning. An error, walks, a balk and a sac fly all helped to score the runs. LJ Talley had the RBI hit in the eighth, one of only six hits for the Fisher Cats.
This was a bullpen game for the Cats. Mike Ellenbest got the start and pitched three shutout innings. Three other relievers finished the job. One of them was Vancouver's Will McAffer who was just promoted from his home town team.
Not much went right for the C's in their game. Luis Quinones has been struggling with his command recently and again here, he walked six in 3.2 innings. He allowed two runs while two relievers were charged with the other seven.
The C's had only five hits, Cameron Eden had two of them, scored a run and drove in a run.
Sem Robberse pitched very well in game one. He threw 5.2 innings and gave up two runs. One was a solo home run and the other came on his last batter of his outing. Robberse seems to be settling down to pitch well. The Jays scored all their runs in the first inning. Miguel Hiraldo doubled and Orelvis Martinez singled home home. After PK Morris doubled, Addison Barger singled to drive in runs two and three.
In game two Rafael Ohashi didn't make it out of the second inning. Alejandro Melean went four innings with just an unearned run against him. The Jays only run came on three walks and a wild pitch. The Jays had only three hits.
Third Star - Sem Robberse
Second Star - Dilson Herrera
First Star - Zach Logue