Clean Sweep on Closing Day

Sunday, September 19 2021 @ 08:09 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Four wins out of four for the affiliates. For each team except Buffalo, the season ended today. It's always good to end on a winning note. Being the last day for three teams, and with two off days looming for Buffalo, managers used lots of pitchers. Fewer hitters were used as rosters are tight due to COVID issues in New Hampshire.

Buffalo 5 Rochester 1

New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 6

Hillsboro 2 Vancouver 8

Clearwater 0 Dunedin 5

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Zach Logue went four innings without allowing an earned run. Five relievers followed throwing an inning each.

The Bisons had 12 hits with just Forrest Wall going hitless. Tyler White, Richard Urena, Cullen Large and Christian Colon had two hits each. Large started slowly this season but he hit .310 in August and .327 in September. His OPS for those months is .952 and .852. As a 25 year old he has a chance to be a utility guy in the major leagues.

Six runs on six hits for NH. Spencer Horwitz was the only hitter with two hits, one of them his second home run. Horwitz is ticketed to start next year in AA and he has hit .375 in his brief audition in AA. Ryan Gold also homered.

The Fisher Cats used six pitchers. The longest stint was by Johnny Barbato who threw 3.1 shutout innings.

Vancouver's win was anchored by an excellent start from Alejandro Melean. He went 5.2 innings with two runs allowed. Hagen Danner pitched the ninth. He finished the season with a 2.02 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and 42 K's in 35 innings. He seems to be headed for New Hampshire next year.

Tanner Morris went 2-3 with his 7th home run. Eric Rivera had three hits, Davis Schneider and Phil Clarke drove in two runs each.

Naswell Paulino had a no hitter through five innings. He walked three and struck out eight. Despite the no hitter he was pulled and Harry Rutkowski promptly gave up a hit. Clearwater finished with two hits.

The Jays got five runs on four hits. Mac Mueller homered. Miguel Hiraldo singled and drove in two runs. Leo Jimenez walked four times, As far as I can tell from Gameday he saw just one strike in his four plate appearances.

Three Stars

Third Star - Tanner Morris

Second Star - Spencer Horwitz

First Star - Naswell Paulino