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Four wins in four games for your Sunday. New Hampshire and Vancouver both won with walk-offs while Dunedin handily won both ends of a doubleheader. Buffalo were rained out.

Syracuse at Buffalo - postponed

New Hampshire 7 Erie 3 - 11 innings

Tri-City 3 Vancouver 4 - 10 innings

Dunedin 7 Daytona 2 - game one

Dunedin 5 Daytona 2 - game two

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

The Fisher Cats bunched their hits to win their game. They had seven hits in total. Four in the first inning where they scored two runs and two in the eleventh where they scored four runs. They had one hit in the other nine innings combined. Tanner Morris had the big hit in the eleventh, a bases loaded single that scored two. Rafael Lantigua followed with a two run double. Morris and Lantigua had two hits each. One unusual aspect of this game was that by the tenth inning Erie had used seven pitchers. They then sent a catcher out to pitch the eleventh inning. New Hampshire were happy to see him.

Trent Palmer made his AA debut and went five innings allowing one run on three hits. He struck out six. Five relievers completed the game. Palmer has an open stance when he pitches to use a hitting phrase. His left leg points to first base when he comes set. In total he threw 77 pitches, 47 for strikes but it looked like a nasty day to pitch, just 12 degrees at game time with drizzle.

Alejandro Melean started for Vancouver and he went four innings, his longest start of the year. Tri-City scored one run against him on three hits.

The C's trailed 3-0 in the seventh but came back to win. Trevor Schwecke doubled in a run in the seventh and Miguel Hiraldo followed with an RBI single to make it a one run game. In the ninth Addison Barger led off with a single, stole second, went to third ona fly ball and scored on a sac fly by PK Morris. Davis Schneider singled in the ghost runner in the tenth.

In the first Dunedin game three hitters had two hits each. Gabriel Martinez was 2-3 with a walk, scored twice and drove in one. Estivan Machado was 2-4 with a triple and two RBI. One of Damiano Palmegiani two hits was a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Nick Frasso started game one and went four shutout innings with five K's.

In game two it was the same hitters who have been hot all month. Gabriel Martinez went 2-4 including his sixth home run. Rainer Nunez hit his tenth home run and added a triple. Other than that is was a team effort with seven hitters either scoring or driving in a run.

Rafael Ohashi started and had seven K's in five innings. Daytona scored two runs on four hits off him.

Three Stars

Third Star - Addison Barger

Second Star - Tanner Morris

First Star - Gabriel Martinez


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bpoz - Monday, May 23 2022 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#414050) #
The picks for 3 stars was good. I agree with that.

But no pitchers, which is fine. Palmer, Frasso, Ohashi, Melean did very well.

I am expecting some promotions except maybe Barger and Palmer.
jerjapan - Monday, May 23 2022 @ 10:39 AM EDT (#414052) #
Palmer landing in AA early in his second season is another promising development on the pitching front.  he was talked about as a future reliever when we drafted him in the 3rd round, but all he's done is start as a pro.
uglyone - Monday, May 23 2022 @ 07:38 PM EDT (#414070) #
Video at link:

TOR RHP Yosver Zulueta’s High-A debut today: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Worked around 3 errors behind him. FB was 97-100 MPH, SL was filthy. Those were the out pitches. Also showed a CB and CH early in counts. This is one of the most impressive arms I’ve seen in a long time.
scottt - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 05:58 AM EDT (#414088) #
Moreno is now 4th overall in mlb pipeline.
Orelvis Martinez 31.
Jordan Groshans 75

bpoz - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 06:15 AM EDT (#414090) #
On the Top 100 list I hope Moreno can graduate this year. Orelvis should move up. Groshans up/down, I don't know.

There could be 3 possible pitching additions. Zulueta and Tiedemann have a great chance. Maybe a 3rd sneaks in.
Jonny German - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 08:57 AM EDT (#414093) #
I think there's a real chance Zulueta sails right past the top prospects lists and finds himself in the big league pen in August.

I was randomly looking at Rule 5 eligibility and was suprised to notice that the Blue Jays top 10 prosects* are all guys who signed at age 18 or younger. And in the top 20 the only older-than-18 guy is Zulueta.

*Per my personal list. MLB Pipeline somehow still thinks CJ Van Eyk is a top 10 guy.
bpoz - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 11:08 AM EDT (#414099) #
Makes sense Jonny German regarding Zulueta in the ML pen. Signed June 11,2019 so he needs 40 man protection. Since signing has pitched only 17 innings (longest was 5IP in Vancouver debut) so he probably has an innings limit.
scottt - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 11:43 AM EDT (#414103) #
The top pitching addition should be Nate Pearson.
Casey Lawrence has been solid in Buffalo.
Hatch might be coming along.
Francis and Kay have not been good.

In relief, Thorton has been roughed up in AAA.
Hagen Danner has not thrown recently.
Adrian Hernandez is doing quite well in AAA but that's only over 10 innings.
Matt Gage and Jeremy Beasley are also doing well.

Tiedermann is starting in high-A and doesn't need to be added up to the roster until 2025.
Zulueta will have to be added up this winter, so he could be a possibility.

Saucedo and Mayza are on the IL.

Moreno has been good in AAA.
Biggio and Lopez haven't yet.
Lukes and Warmoth have looked very good.

Gerry - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#414104) #
Josh Fuentes has been released by the Bisons/Jays. With Groshans and Otto Lopez in Buffalo now there is less need for another infielder.
Hodgie - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 12:45 PM EDT (#414106) #
Throwing 97-100 should not look that easy.
Mike Green - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#414109) #
Zulueta's slider is indeed filthy.

Fuentes' release also opens up a place for Tanner Morris in Buffalo if they are so inclined.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 03:51 PM EDT (#414117) #
It seems that Fuentes release opened a spot for Chavez Young who was on rehab in Dunedin.
Mike Green - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 04:53 PM EDT (#414120) #
If Chavez Young' s promotion means more infield work for Lopez, I'm a skeptic but rooting for him.  He has work to do yet with the bat and challenging him defensively usually doesn't help. 

Chavez Young is older than Morris, and apparently quite a bit behind him as a hitter.  He's a switch hitter who hits righthanders much better than lefties, and with his defensive profile, the organization may want to move him up quickly to see if he's ready to assume the 4th outfielder role.  I'm a skeptic there too, I'm afraid. 
Nigel - Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 05:45 PM EDT (#414124) #
I'm a fan of Lopez's bat but the problem has always been that I'm not sure that there is a position on the field that he can fight to a draw defensively. Even LF will be a challenge for him. This might be one example of where making him a super utility player would actually make him useful in a way that he wouldn't be otherwise. I'm generally against moving actual prospects up the defensive spectrum but this might be an exception. He isn't Biggio where moving him around and off 2B actually hurts his value.
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