A Gem by Sem

Wednesday, April 27 2022 @ 01:32 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Vancouver won and Dunedin lost Tuesday. Buffalo's game in Worcester and New Hampshire's game against Reading were both postponed. They will play two today.

Vancouver 6 Hillsboro 0

A second inning home run by Zach Britton and a two-run shot by Addison Barger in the sixth got the Canadians rolling against the Diamondbacks affiliate. Barger would single home two more runs as part of a three-run seventh. Leo Jiménez was on base three times with a single and a walk and also stole a base. Britton and Trevor Schwecke got aboard twice with a hit and a base on balls. Garrett Spain had the other base knock. Davis Schneider had a walk but Riley Tirotta, P.K. Morris and Miguel Hiraldo were a combined 0-for-12.

Sem Robberse was dealing in the one. The Dutchman retired the side in the first, third and fifth innings and completed seven frames of two-hit ball, walking one and striking out seven. Of his 14 outs in play, 11 were on the ground. Sean Mellen and Thomas Ruwe both loaded up the bases in the eighth and ninth innings but managed to preserve the shutout.

Bradenton 9 Dunedin 6

Dasan Brown homered on the second pitch of the game to give Dunedin a brief lead. The Oakville native also drew.a walk. Rainer Nunez also went deep for a two-run shot and had a two-hit game. Adrian Pinto—who came to Toronto in the Randal Grichuk/Ramiel Tapia deal—had two hits in his organizational debut. Amell Brazoban was the on-base leader with a hit and two walks. Jordan Groshans was 1-for-5 and Otto Lopez was 0-for-4 with an RBI. Gabriel Martinez and Damiano Palmegiani both drew walks with Martinez stealing a base. Victor Mesia was 0-for-4.

The Pirates affiliate chased Matt Svanson for a pair of home runs in the fourth inning, scoring five times off him in 3-2/3 innings. One run was unearned after a Nunez error at first. Svanson gave up seven hits but struck out four without a walk and got six of his eight outs on the ground. Julian Valdez. gave up three more runs in 1-1/3 innings and Connor Cooke gave up the other but struck out six batters in three innings.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Leo Jiménez, Vancouver

2. Addison Barger, Vancouver

1. Sem Robberse, Vancouver

Extra Innings

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