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New Hampshire scored four in the bottom of the ninth for the walk off win. Buffalo scored seven in the bottom of the eighth for the almost walk off win. Vancouver can't handle the Everett juggernaut while Dunedin won. The FCL Jays were on the losing end of a walk off.

Syracuse 4 Buffalo 10

Reading 6 New Hampshire 7

Everett 8 Vancouver 2

Lakeland 3 Dunedin 5

FCL Blue Jays 4 FCL Yankees 5 - 8 innings

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Through four innings Zach Logue hadn't allowed a hit and had eight strikeouts. He was cruising. But then the fifth happened. Four hits, two of them doubles and a walk, led to four runs. Logue was done with a generally good performance. This isn't the first time Logue has had a start like this and it suggest he might ultimately end up in the bullpen. John Axford pitched two perfect innings in relief, 25 pitches. The Jays are probably close to making a decision on Axford, likely by the end of the month. He would need a 40 man spot if he was called up. Trent Thornton pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.

The seven run eighth was the big inning. Riley Adams got it started with a two run home to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead. He added an RBI single later in that same inning to make it 10-4. Tyler White and Christian Colon each added a two RBI single in that inning. White had homered earlier. Riley Adams was 4-5 with a double to add to his home run. He scored two and drove in three. Cullen Large had three hits.

A walk off win for New Hampshire with a four run bottom of the ninth. The Reading pitcher was wild, he walked three around an Austin Martin single to make it 6-4. Vinny Capra singled to drive in two and tie the game. Kevin Vicuna singled in the winning run. Martin, Jordan Groshans, Otto Lopez and Samad Taylor each had a pair of hits. Chavez Young homered.

Johnny Barbato started. He allowed a lot of baserunners and five runs in 4.2 innings.

CJ Van Eck got through the first inning but Everett got to him for two runs in the second. Van Eck went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits but he did rack up nine strikeouts. Hagen Danner returned from the IL to pitch an inning.

Just six singles for the C's, Tanner Morris had two. Will Robertson, like Danner, came off the IL for this game. He singled in four at-bats.

Orelvis Martinez did not homer tonight. He did double twice in three at-bats with a walk. Miguel Hiraldo homered, his fifth, and scored two runs. Hugo Cardona had two hits and drove in two runs.

Trent Palmer threw three innings. He did need 64 pitches and he walked four, but he didn't allow an earned run. He truck out six. Andrew Bash pitched five innings in relief allowing two runs. He struck out six.

The first six outs recorded by Dahian Santos were strikeouts. Santos cruised through three innings before conceding a three run home run in the fourth. He ended with eight K's in four innings. Just a note on Rikelbin De Castro. Originally, when he signed, his first name was Rikelvin. Then a few weeks ago, on milb dot com, it changed to Rikelin. Now he is listed as Rikelbin. I sense something is lost in translation.

Three Stars

Third Star - Vinny Capra

Second Star - Kevin Vicuna

First Star - Riley Adams


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scottt - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 08:57 AM EDT (#403162) #
Adams was completely lost at the plate in the majors.
With time he could turn into Zunino.
He looks like a good low ball hitter because of his huge uppercut swing.
In his place, I'd take all high fastballs unless it's a 2 strike count and I'd practice just fouling those later.
It always sounds easy but it rarely is.
Catchers often have a good eye at the plate--they look at incoming pitches all game long--but I did not get an opinion on Adams.

The smart move would be to DFA Davis now and give Axford a try at the MLB level.
Axford loves pitching in Toronto and could be a positive influence in the pen.
The mood on the bench is always good. The mood in the pen? I dunno.
Who's on the bubble? Barnes?Chatwood? Saucedo?
Castro is already rehabing.

Ducey - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 09:30 AM EDT (#403170) #
Cardona is off to a nice start. His Milb page picture has him in a SD Padres cap?

I think he is a prospect, as opposed to organizational filler?
bpoz - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 10:03 AM EDT (#403173) #
Hoping for some promotions soon (a lot actually). Tanner Morris has nice numbers. At Vancouver bb/K 42/59 in 218 ABs. But only 4 HRs. Lefty batting IF.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 10:18 AM EDT (#403174) #
I think Trent Palmer and CJ Van Eyk shoudl be trade bait at the deadline. Maybe some other team think they can help their control while they're still fresh prospects.
hypobole - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 10:43 AM EDT (#403176) #
Cardona is almost 22 which is really old for the FCL. He's older than both Groshans and Moreno in AA.
greenfrog - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#403177) #
One of Martinez's doubles had an exit velocity of 103.4 MPH, per BA. His July slash line is .406/.512/1.029.
uglyone - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 11:32 AM EDT (#403182) #
just a comp of all our elite prospect youngsters' hitting, generally listing their age seasons in order of imo best to worst:

Age 19

Vlad (AAA): 128pa, 11.7b%/7.8k%, .323bip/.336avg, .227iso, 175wrc+
Vlad (AA): 266pa, 7.9b%/10.2k%, .402bip/.402avg, .269iso, 203wrc+
Bo (A+): 182pa, 7.7b%/14.3k%, .360bip/.323avg, .149iso, 145wrc+
Bo (A): 317pa, 8.8b%/17.4k%, .452bip/.384avg, .239iso, 201wrc+
Orelvis (A): 284pa, 9.9b%/25.7k%, .361bip/.298avg, .310iso, 161wrc+
Moreno (A): 341pa, 6.5b%/11.1k%, .282bip/.280avg, .205iso, 134wrc+
Groshans (A): 96pa, 13.5b%/21.9k%, .433bip/.337avg, .145iso, 167wrc+
Otto (A-): 206pa, 12.6b%/10.2k%, .320bip/.297avg, .137iso, 134wrc+
Kirk (Rk+): 244pa, 13.5b%/8.6k%, .354bip/.354avg, .204iso, 160wrc+

Age 20

Vlad (MLB): 514pa, 8.9b%/17.7k%, .308bip/.272avg, .162iso, 105wrc+
Vlad (AAA): 34pa, 11.8b%/5.9k%, .320bip/.267avg, .333iso, 187wrc+
Bo (AA): 595pa, 8.1b%/17.0k%, .331bip/.286avg, .167iso, 120wrc+
Kirk (A+): 276pa, 13.8b%/11.2k%, .317bip/.288avg, .159iso, 153wrc+
Kirk (A): 96pa, 18.8b%/8.3k%, .299bip/.299avg, .221iso, 173wrc+
Otto (A): 492pa, 6.9b%/12.8k%, .365bip/324avg, .101iso, 132wrc+

Age 21

Vlad (MLB): 243pa, 8.2b%/15.6k%, .282bip/.262avg, .199iso, 112wrc+
Kirk (MLB): 25pa, 4.0b%/16.0k%, .421bip/.375avg, .208iso, 166wrc+
Bo (MLB): 212pa, 6.6b%/23.6k%, .368bip/.311avg, .260iso, 142wrc+
Moreno (AA): 145pa, 9.7b%/15.2k%, .398bip/.373avg, .278iso, 190wrc+
Bo (AAA): 244pa, 7.8b%/19.7k%, .317bip/.275avg, .198iso, 103wrc+
Groshans (AA): 192pa, 11.5b%/20.3k%, .357bip/.294avg, .159iso, 127wrc+

Age 22

Vlad (MLB): 393pa, 14.2b%/17.8k%, .333bip/.239avg, .347iso, 194wrc+
Kirk (MLB): 46pa, 10.9b%/13.0k%, .194bip/.225avg, .250iso, 118wrc+
Bo (MLB): 128pa, 3.9b%/21.1k%, .352bip/.301avg, .211iso, 122wrc+
Kirk (AAA): 56pa, 8.9b%/16.1k%, .375bip/.347avg, .184iso, 141wrc+
Otto (AA): 282pa, 8.5b%/20.2k%, .425bip/.340avg, .132iso, 140wrc+
Martin (AA): 230pa, 13.9b%/22.2k%, .353bip/.268avg, .093iso, 120wrc+
bpoz - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 12:41 PM EDT (#403187) #
Thanks for the effort UO. We need 2 more years of Vlad's hitting stats. 2022 & 2023.

I am willing to say that Vlad had MVP seasons in the minors and this year in the majors. So 2 more years. 2020 &2021 his numbers were very good but a lot of talk that he was out of shape and got tired in the 2nd half. A comparison of the 1st & 2nd half may yield details in the numbers. In interviews and video the tiredness may have produced different types of hits. Less power? More GBs? More double plays. We will see what the 2nd half brings this year. He is looking in much better physical condition.
Gerry - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 08:02 PM EDT (#403253) #
Vinny Capra has been moved up to Buffalo.
greenfrog - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 11:04 PM EDT (#403267) #
Martinez home run (#18). OPS is now 1.001.

Good game for Martin, too. 2/2 with a triple, a SB, 2 BB, and 3 runs scored.
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