Palmer's Perfect

Sunday, May 01 2022 @ 06:48 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Trent Palmer threw two seven inning no hitters last season and on Sunday he threw six perfect innings. It led to the only affiliate win on the day. Pitching was lacking at the top of the system, although there was a sign of life with the bats. Now they just need to get both at the same time. Dahian Santos was another pitcher who had a big day.

Buffalo 6 Worcester 10

Reading 10 New Hampshire 9

Vancouver 7 Hillsboro 0

Dunedin 4 Bradenton 5 - 10 innings

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

The Bisons lost but outhit Worcester 12-10. I noted yesterday that Logan Warmoth's average had dipped, but he rebounded going 3-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. Nathan Lukes also doubled twice. Gabriel Moreno and Jordan Groshans had two hits each.

Andrew Bash, who is starting because of injuries and callups, and Jake Elliott who is in Buffalo for the same reason, gave up the ten runs between them.

Because of a rainout on Tuesday, New Hampshire had to make Sunday a bullpen day. Five relievers pitched and three of them were scored upon, including the starter Marcus Reyes. Gilbert Ponce pitched three shutout innings. His ERA is 2.08 in 8.2 innings with nine strikeouts and a WHIP under 1.

Tanner Morris tripled, homered, singled and walked and has moved his average up to .311. Will Robertson also homered. Orelvis returned to go 2-5 with two strikeouts. There has been some concern over Orelvis's strikeouts. But remember he was advanced beyond expectations to AA. I am prepared to give him a pass for April and May and will worry if the strikeouts continue at this rate into June and July.

Trent Palmer is listed at 6'1" and 230 pounds and when you see him he does have a very wide body, broad shoulders and wide torso. He is like a smaller Alek Manoah. Palmer has a low 90's 4 seam fastball, a sinker, a slider and a change. Most of his pitches move, making it hard for hitters at this level. On Sunday he threw six perfect innings with eight K's. His ERA is now 1.69. For the season he has 24 K's in 16 innings. Alejandro Melean pitched the last three innings and he allowed one hit, spoiling the no hit bid.

Addison Barger homered, his third. Miguel Hiraldo tripled. Riley Tirotta and PK Morris had two hits each, including a double each.

Dunedin suffered another walk off extra innings loss. Rainer Nunez continues to lead the offense, he drove in three of the Jays four runs including his sixth home run. Adriel Sotolongo continues to try and keep pace, he singled and he is hitting .269. After those two it's .220 and below.

Rafael Ohashi started and in four innings gave up seven hits leading to two runs. The pitching star was Dahian Santos who struck out nine in four shutout innings. Santos threw 30 sliders in 61 pitches, almost 50%. He got ten whiffs on 13 swings. His other main pitch was his sinker which he threw 21 times with an average velo of 92.5mph. Santos also piked up three whiffs on eight changeups.

In injury news, Hagen Danner, Estivan Machado and Rikelbin De Castro are all on the 7 day IL.

Three Stars

Third Star - Logan Warmoth

Second Star - Tanner Morris

First Star - Trent Palmer