Jordan Groshans drove in six runs with two home runs as New Hampshire won. Vancouver cored nine in a win. Buffalo scored eight and lost as their bullpen for once was of no help. Dunedin, who were on a tear, lost both ends of a doubleheader.
Buffalo 8 Syracuse 9
New Hampshire 10 Bowie 8
Vancouver 9 Eugene 1
Dunedin 0 St Lucie 5 - game 1
Dunedin 2 St Lucie 3 - game 2
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
The Bisons bullpen has been a strong point this season but on Friday four relievers all conceded runs. There is a pattern developing this season where promoted starting pitchers are great in their first start at the new level, followed by a bad second outing. Zach Logue followed this pattern. In five innings he gave up six hits and three walks leading to four runs.
Christian Colon had two hits, one a bases loaded double. Dilson Herrera homered. Jonathan Davis and Rowdy Tellez had one hit each.
Jordan Groshans hit a grand slam in the third and a two run shot in the fifth. Thats his second six base game in his last three. Vinny Capra also picked up two hits. Otto Lopez hit a solo home run, a 432 foot shot. LJ Talley also homered.
Maximo Castillo pitched shutout ball for four innings, gave up a run in the fifth on a home run, and three in the sixth, two on another home run. C
Ronny Brito and Luis De Los Santos each went 2-5 with a home run and three RBI. Tanner Morris and DJ Neal also had two hits each.
Luis Quinones went five strong innings striking out ten. However he also walked five showing how his control issues from recent starts are not totally behind him.
The D Jays have been piling on the runs but that came to an end in game one. The Jays had just four hits, Leo Jimenez had two of them. Sem Robberse had been pitching well but on this day he gave up five runs in 4.1 innings.
In game 2, Wilgenis Alvarado filled the Trent Thornton role. He walked four in the sixth inning which brought in the winning run. Alejandro Melean started and pitched well. Both runs he conceded were unearned. Leo Jimenez had two more hits. PK Morris was 2-2 with a walk.
Third Star - Ronny Brito and Luis De Los Santos
Second Star - Luis Quinones
First Star - Jordan Groshans