Two wins and two losses by the Blue Jays affiliates on Tuesday. Dunedin's game against St. Lucie was rained out.
Buffalo 11 Rochester 0
The Bisons won their first game back in Buffalo in two years in convincing fashion over the Nationals affiliate. Forrest Wall was hit by a pitch to start the game and he was tripled home by Kevin Smith. Wall was 2-for-2 with two walks, a hit by pitch, a run batted in and his 19th stolen base of the year. Logan Warmoth had a three-hit game, including a three-run home run. Otto Lopez had a two-run triple among his two hits and Richard Ureña had two hits and a swipe.
Jacob Waguespack tossed 3-2/3 shutout innings of one-hit, one-walk ball and struck out three. Four of his five outs in play were on the ground as he lowered his earned run average to 2.70. Dany Jiménez was the winning pitcher with 1-1/3 frames of shutout ball, striking out two. Kyle Johnston and Fitz Stadler pitched two and one bagels in their Triple-A debuts. Travis Bergen took care of the ninth.
New Hampshire 6 Harrisburg 5
Samad Taylor smashed his 14th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the ninth that was the difference against the Nat affiliate. He had two hits, a walk and two steals to run his total to 24. Demi Orimoloye also had two hits and drove in two. Chris Bec got aboard three times with a hit and two walks. Vinny Capra and Chavez Young both had a single and a walk with Young pilfering his 13th bag of the year. Jordan Groshans was 0-for-5.
Casey Lawrence put up five zeros on the linescore, yielding just two hits and a walk. He rung up three batters and got five of his nine outs on the grass. Jon Harris gave up two runs in 1-2/3 innings and Marcus Reyes was also charged with two runs as he got the blown save and the win. Sean Rackoski surrendered a run in the ninth but got the save.
Everett 11 Vancouver 6
The Canadians opened their six-game set with a loss to the Mariners affiliate. Adam Kloffenstein gave up a walk, a single, a double, a triple and two more singles that led to four runs in the second inning. Though Kloff gave up eight hits and a walk, he struck out 11 in five innings. Hayden Juenger pitched a perfect sixth but was charged with two runs on one hit and a walk in 1-2/3 innings. Justin Maese could not strand either of Juenger's runners and gave up four runs in just one-third of an inning. Willy Gaston gave up the other run in the eighth.
The C's had 10 hits and five of them were doubles. Sebastian Espino came off the injured list to double home Vancouver's first run. He had a two-hit night along will Will Robertson. Tanner Morris added an RBI double and drew a walk. Zac Cook doubled home two and took one for the team. Eric Rivera doubled and confiscated his 10th base. Orelvis Martinez singled in his first at-bat but went 0-for-4 the rest of the way.
FCL Yankees 13 FCL Blue Jays 5
The game was tied at 1-1 after four innings before things got ugly for the F-Jays. Gabriel Martinez, Rainer Nunez and Glenn Santiago recorded two hits apiece with the latter two getting a double. Rikelbin De Castro was 1-for-5 with an RBI. 14th rounder Damiano Palmegiani made his pro debut, getting plunked with a pitch in his first at-bat and finishing 0-for-2.
Lefthander Kendy Rojas struck out six over three innings, giving up one run on a hit and two walks. Edgar Castro had a scoreless fourth and Elieser Medrano put up two goose eggs in the final two innings with two inherited runners scoring. In between, Rafael Ohashi was roughed up for three runs in the fifth to take the loss. Wilgenis Alvarado allowed a run in the sixth. Jeury Hiciano served up a two-run dinger in the sixth. Marc Civit was mauled for six runs and did not get an out.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Logan Warmoth, Buffalo
2. Forrest Wall, Buffalo
1. Samad Taylor, New Hampshire