The affiliates won two out of three Wednesday. A bullpen meltdown and a rainout prevented perfection on the farm.
Buffalo 4 Syracuse 3
A home run by Richard Ureņa and an RBI single by Nash Knight in the eighth inning gave the Herd a come-from-behind win against the Mets. Knight drew a bases-loaded walk among his two free passes on the night. Logan Warmoth reached base three times with a double, a single and a walk and added a stolen base.
T.J. Zeuch had a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings on four hits and three walks. He struck out four and put up a groundout total of eight. Kirby Snead, Jeremy Beasley and Hobie Harris each pitched a shutout inning to earn the win, hold and save respectively.
New Hampshire 10 Bowie 3
The Fisher Cats scored eight times in the eighth to erase a 3-2 deficit. Gabriel Moreno and Vinny Capra had two-run singles before Nick Podkul connected for a grand slam. Moreno, Capra and Otto Lopez all had two-hit games against the Orioles affiliate with Lopez also drawing a walk. Tanner Kirwer singled and walked twice, Samad Taylor walked three times and Chavez Young had two free passes.
Johnny Barbato also had a start of the quality variety, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over his six frames. He struck out five and earned six outs on the grass. Graham Spraker plunked one batter but struck out four over two shutout innings for the win. Jon Harris struck out two in a scoreless ninth.
Eugene 7 Vancouver 5
A bullpen meltdown gave the Canadians a come-from-ahead loss against the Giants affiliate. Sean Mellen took the loss after being charged for four runs in two-thirds of an inning. Justin Maese allowed two of Mellen's runs to score by giving up a three-run homer. That spoiled a superb start by C.J. Van Eyk who lasted six innings and gave up two runs on a solo homer among three hits. He struck out eight and did not walk anyone.
Sebastian Espino had three hits, three RBI and a stolen base. Cameron Eden had two hits, a walk and three stolen bases. Ryan Gold singled and walked twice. Philip Clarke singled and scored in the sixth but was replaced by Andres Guerra behind the plate. Guerra contributed a two-run knock in the seventh and stole a base.
Dunedin 10 St. Lucie 10 (Suspended due to rain)
The D-Jays were down 10-5 after five but Dunedin stormed back with five runs in the sixth. Addison Barger tied the game at 10-10 with a three-run dinger. Orelvis Martinez went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single, driving in four.
No quality start in this one. Nathanael Perez was pounded for two home runs and six runs in total over just 1-2/3 innings. Juan De Paula was punished for the other four runs in 3-1/3 innings. Geison Urbaez issued a one-out walk in the sixth when the rains came.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. T.J. Zeuch, Buffalo
2. Gabriel Moreno, New Hampshire
1. C.J. Van Eyk, Vancouver