A Strengthening System

Friday, May 13 2022 @ 08:08 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Yosver Zulueta was impressive in his latest rehab start. He should be ready for a higher assignment soon. Luis Quinones made his first rehab start and he should be headed to AA in a few weeks. Recently signed former major leaguer Brady Lail threw five innings for New Hampshire. Offensively LJ Talley, who has been hitting well for New Hampshire, has been sent down to New Hampshire. As a result Steward Berroa has been moved from NH to Vancouver and Hugo Cardona from Vancouver to Dunedin. Once Cavan Biggio and Danny Jansen return other players could be pushed down through the system to additionally add more depth at each level.

On the field New Hampshire and Dunedin had nice wins while Buffalo and Vancouver lost.

Buffalo 2 Lehigh Valley 6

Binghamton 2 New Hampshire 7

Vancouver 2 Eugene 9 - continuation of suspended game

Vancouver at Eugene - regularly scheduled game, postponed

Tampa 3 Dunedin 7

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Natahn Lukes reached base his first three times up. When he struck out in the seventh after an eleven pitch at bat he was ejected as was his manager. Runs were hard to come by, the Bisons had just seven hits. Jordan Groshans and Gabriel Moreno each went 0-4 with Moreno striking out three times.

Nick Allgeyer was the starter and was charged with five runs although two were unearned after Jordan Groshans made his fourth error of the season.

Five home runs for the Fisher Cats. Sebastian Espino had two to give him six on the season. Orelvis hit his ninth, a long one to left. Tanner Morris added his fifth and John Aiello his third. NH had just three other hits, Orelvis and Espino added singles and Spencer Horwitz a double.

Andrew Bash, down from AAA, started and went four innings. New signee Brady Lail, with his 21 innings of MLB experience, was recently signed and he threw the other five innings. Each of them had six K's.

Due to more rain Vancouver completed the suspended game from Monday, but were unable to play the regularly scheduled game. Mondays game was suspended with the C's down 5-1, it ended 9-2. Leo Jimenez had homered on Monday for the first run, he added a single. PK Morris also had two hits. Mac Mueller tripled for the other run.

Yosver Zulueta made his third rehab start for Dunedin and went 4.2 innings or 73 pitches. Ten of his 14 outs were via strikeout. He allowed five hits and no walks. Another rehabber made his first appearance of the season. Luis Quinones who ended 2021 in AA threw 50 pitches and .2 innings. Seven of his eight outs were punch outs.

Rainer Nunez went 2-4 with four RBI and his ninth home run. Francisco Fajardo also homered while six other starters had one hit each.

Three Stars

Third Star - Rainer Nunez

Second Star - Sebastian Espino

First Star - Yosver Zulueta