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Buffalo split a doubleheader with good pitching, holding Syracuse to two runs total over two games. New Hampshire scored just one run over their two games, their hitting was generally absent and the pitching poor. Vancouver's bullpen and some errors cost them their game while Dunedin also were let down by a pitcher and lost.

Syracuse 1 Buffalo 0 - game one

Syracuse 1 Buffalo 4 - game two

New Hampshire 1 Erie 5 - game one

New Hampshire 0 Erie 7 - game two

Tri-City 7 Vancouver 6 - 12 innings

Dunedin 6 Daytona 10

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

One hit was the difference in the first Buffalo game. In extra innings Syracuse got the single to score the runner on second. Buffalo could not replicate the scoring in the bottom of the inning. It was a tough game for Buffalo as both Gabriel Moreno and Cullen Large left with injuries. Moreno was hit by a pitch. Nathan Lukes and Samad Taylor had two hits each. Jordan Groshans was 1-3 but made his fifth error. Nick Allgeyer started and threw 5.2 shutout innings with six K's.

The Bisons had six hits in game two, same as in game one, but this time they scored four runs. Cavan Biggio was hitless but walked twice, scored twice and drove in one. Groshans was 2-2 with a walk, driving in two runs and is hitting .333. Jeremy Beasley started and went three innings but it was a bullpen game with four pitchers used. Trent Thornton went 1.2 innings and Adrian Hernandez pitched a perfect seventh with two K's.

The Fisher Cats recorded just three hits in game one, and with Andrew Bash conceding five in the first inning, it wasn't much of a game for Blue Jay fans. Tanner Morris and Spencer Horwitz doubled and Gilbert Ponce pitched well in relief. Those are the highlights.

The Fisher Cats repeated their three hits in game two, including another double by Tanner Morris. Starter Brady Lail did not pitch well.

Vosver Zulueta made his Vancouver debut and generally pitched well. He did allow two runs but both were unearned thanks to some shoddy defense. In both the first and third innings the first hitter reached base due to an error. Both scored when a subsequent hitter singled. Zulu went five innings and struck out eighth. His fastball hit 100mph several times. He was followed by Alex Nolan who surrendered four runs in his one inning.

This game went to extra innings. In both the tenth and eleventh Tri-City could not advance the runner off second. In the twelfth they bunted the runner to third and scored him on a sac fly. Meanwhile Vancouver had the runner on third with no outs in the eleventh and twelfth but in neither inning could they bring him home. They alos had the bases loaded in the ninth to no effect.

Steward Berroa and Trevor Schwecke each had three hits. Berroa and Harry Ray homered.

Dunedin were locked in a nice 3-3 tie with Daytona until the bottom of the eighth. With Jonatan Bernal on the mound Daytona went walk, home run, out, single, walk, out, double, single, home run. That was six runs allowed by Bernal, one by Seonni Martinez out of the bullpen. Kendry Rojas started and went five innings and pitched well, three runs allowed but just one earned.

Adrian Pinto went 3-3 with a walk and a sacrifice. His average is up to .265 after a slow start. Almost every other hitter had one hit, Pinto had the only extra base hit, a double.

Three Stars

Third Star - Vosver Zulueta

Second Star - Nick Algeyer

First Star - Adrian Pinto


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hypobole - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 08:08 AM EDT (#413908) #
Moreno doesn't wear an elbow pad.
Mike Green - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 08:34 AM EDT (#413909) #
The Blue Jays have chosen to move Cameron Eden up slowly.  As a 24 year old centerfielder who was in Vancouver last year and posted a 30-2 SB/CS and a .274/.382/.402 line, this is disappointing.   Hopefully he tears it up and forces the issue.

Adrian Pinto is off to a nice start.  As with Eden, speed is an important part of his game, but as a 19 year old second baseman, his time frame is much slower.  Pinto was hit by pitches 7 times in 224 PAs last year and he's been hit 4 times in 79 PAs so far this year.  That's a lot. It can be managed  to avoid injury (see Craig Biggio), but it's an additional element. 

Zulueta is promising.  The pitching staff from major leagues to minor leagues is in much better shape than last year.  It's easy to imagine a good progression over the next 5 years, with the front five they have and the lower level talent. 
hypobole - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 08:54 AM EDT (#413910) #
Can't make a judgement on the orgs handling of Eden yet. Hit well last year in A+, but was injured July 1st and didn't play again until about a week ago.
Mike Green - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 09:34 AM EDT (#413911) #
I know, hypobole.  But with a 24 year old centerfielder, I'd prefer that they face the double A test sooner rather than later.  Side note: I wondered about Devon White's career and looked him up on BBRef; I did not know that he has used the original spelling of his name Devon Whyte since 2003.  From now on, I'll use Devon Whyte.
hypobole - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 09:53 AM EDT (#413912) #
I'd prefer he be in AA as well, but it's far more the injury rather than any organizational decision that he isn't. He's not blocked. The 2 primary CF's in NH have been Berroa, who's back in Vancouver now and Cook, who's hitting .173 with a 50% K rate.
John Northey - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 10:20 AM EDT (#413913) #
Eden is interesting - a 6th round pick, thus not a 'lets push this guy' person (that is rounds 1-3). At 21 in A he hit 220/292/284 - ugh. Then COVID 2020, at 23 he hit 274/383/402 in A+ which is solid but not 'wow'. Now at 24 he has played just 6 games between A/A+ with a combined line of 348/423/696 which is great but just 6 games so not a lot of meaning there. He is a CF mainly (87 games in CF, 7 in RF, 4 at 3B, 3 at 2B, 2 DH, 1 LF, 1 SS) so I suspect given how the Jays like to shuffle guys around he is actually solid on defense in CF. 40-4 in SB-CS so far in just 110 games. So my read is a speed demon with good defense who is learning how to get his butt on first so he can use his #1 asset. 46-111 BB-SO ratio in 484 PA - he needs to get more walks to really use that speed. He needs a 350+ OBP to be a big asset and a 400 to force his way up (which he is doing so far this year). I'd give him a week or two more in A+ then if doing well move him to AA, especially if the guys there keep flopping.
bpoz - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 10:36 AM EDT (#413914) #
Zulueta was great. 100mph a few times. Looking forward to seeing Max Castillo & Tiedemann pitch after their promotions.

Frasso and Quinones should move up soon. Maybe by the end of the month.

uglyone - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#413915) #
what position is Groshans playing btw?
tercet - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#413917) #
Zulueta is tercet approved in some of the clips I saw from last night. He knows where his fastball is going unlike Nate Pearson who has had no clue for > 5 years and people still think he will be something lol.
hypobole - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#413918) #
5 3B, 9 SS, 2 DH in Buffalo
jerjapan - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 03:31 PM EDT (#413926) #
OF Mackenzie Mueller with 5 Ks - three at the plate, two on the mound.  Don't see that too often.
uglyone - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#413927) #
Are the errors more at SS or 3B?
Mike Green - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 04:06 PM EDT (#413928) #
Tiedemann's Vancouver debut is on now. 
Gerry - Friday, May 20 2022 @ 08:06 PM EDT (#413946) #
Scott Mitchell is reporting that Adam Kloffenstein and Trent Palmer are being promoted to New Hampshire. With Yosver Zulueta and Ricky Tiedemann now in Vancouver, the C's had too many starting pitchers.
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