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Buffalo had two hits and won 5-3. On the other hand New Hampshire had 12 hits and also won. Vancouver won thanks to a ninth inning rally while Dunedin scored four in the first inning, plenty for Dahian Santos.

Buffalo 5 Columbus 3

New Hampshire 6 Akron 3

Vancouver 4 Hillsboro 2

St Lucie 1 Dunedin 5

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

The Bisons game was delayed after rain arrived in the first inning. Buffalo were hitless through five innings but in the sixth the Yankees loaded the bases with three walks. Zach Collins then had the first hit of the game for the Bisons, a grand slam.

Maximo Castillo went 4.2 innings with just one hit allowed. He used 77 pitches, 47 strikes and 30 balls so he could have been more efficient. He walked two and struck out five. Graham Spraker relieved him and was taken deep twice for three runs in the sixth to make it a 4-3 game.

The Collins hit was the Bisons only hit until there were two outs in the ninth when Logan Warmoth went deep. Derek Holland got the save.

Six runs on 12 hits for New Hampshire. Rafael Lantigua went 3-4 with a walk and a double. He scored two and drove in two. Orelvis hit a two run shot and LJ Talley a solo homer. Zac Cook and Chris Bec had two hits each. Bec had an unusual play at the plate. Bec tried to tag a runner at the plate but the runner ran wide to avoid the tag. Bec had dived and was on the ground and so he just adjusted his body to sit on the plate so the runner couldn't get to it.

Paxton Schultz had a good start, five innings, one run but just one strikeout.

Ricky Tiedemann made his second start for Vancouver. He went five shutout innings, one hit, no walks and four K's. He used 56 pitches, 41 strikes and 15 balls. He got eight groundball outs versus two fly balls.

The C's trailed 2-0 headed to the ninth. Miguel Hiraldo has had a tough start to 2022 but he came to the plate in the ninth with the bases loaded and one out. He tripled to right scoring all three runners. He then scored on a sac fly. 4-2 for the C's and a nice win.

Dunedin scored four in the first inning to make life comfortable for starter Dahian Santos. Gabriel Martinez singled in the first run then Damiano Palmegiani hit a three run home run. Martinez added another RBI single in the ninth.

Dahain Santos went 4.2 innings with his usual lots of strikeouts, nine in this game. He allowed just one hit, a solo home run while walking three.

Three Stars

Third Star - Zach Collins

Second Star - Miguel Hiraldo

First Star - Rafael Lantigua


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bpoz - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 11:00 AM EDT (#414337) #
The wet conditions in Buffalo probably had an effect on pitchers and hitters. So Max Castillo did quite well.
uglyone - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 11:49 AM EDT (#414339) #
Groshans has shown a very interesting development this year - in all previous years he's had decent plate control numbers, but this year they've suddenly shot up to super elite numbers. He's posting an elite by itself 17.1bb%, and also an elite by itself 9.8k% - posting both those numbers at the same time is more than just elite, and pretty incredible if he can keep it up anywhere even close to that.

He's still benefitting from unsustainable babip (.407) so far this year but there's a couple reasons why thats not as big a deal - firstly because this isn't the first time and high babip seems to be an actual skill of his at this point, and secondly unlike in previous years he's using that babip to actually post an elite .369avg too, so even a huge babip drop would still leave him with a great avg.

So far the only weak spot on his line is a complete lack of power, but I doubt that's something that just disappeared. He's never been a slugger and probably never will be but his medium pop should show up again soon....and there's plenty of leeway in his excellent K% and contact numbers for a more aggressive approach to still leave him with excellent numbers overall.

He's starting to look like an automatic callup at some point this year. I wonder if he can play the OF.
uglyone - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 01:43 PM EDT (#414357) #
Magpie your error is in thinking Tapia "can play the OF" in any meaningful kind of way.

The fact that Kirk is only on pace for 480pa in a year when Danny has been injured most of the time and we've had no DH at all is just plain dumb.

The fact that Tapia is on pace for over 500pa for a supposed contender for any reason at all is lunacy.

John Northey - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 01:56 PM EDT (#414362) #
Quite the change year over year for Groshans...

2019: 337/427/482
2021: 291/367/450
2022: 333/431/381 - 369/476/415 in AAA only

Declining slg% but the OBP went from elite, to very good, to elite again, same with average. His pure AAA numbers this year though are very elite. Wade Boggs type numbers. If he can produce like that then he can play at any position.

For position he has games at SS (97)/3B (49)/1B (1) and DH of course. I think he is really making a strong case to get a call-up. The Jays should give him a few games in LF/RF/CF just to see how he does out there given the high need for that here. He obviously would be the call-up if Chapman or Bo goes down, but given how he is hitting I'd like to see how he handles CF/LF/RF so the Jays have that as an option for him as I doubt Bo or Chapman is going anywhere this year or next.
uglyone - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 02:56 PM EDT (#414372) #
John - just wanted to point out that his IsoP was actually higher in 2021 than in 2019 - his slg dropped only due to a drop in batting average (mostly babip related too).
scottt - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 07:42 PM EDT (#414384) #
Dahian Santos is 19 in A ball.
1 out short of 30 innings. 15 walks and 58 strikeouts. That's basically 2 Ks per inning.

His fastball is up from 92 last year to 94mph as he continues to grow.
He throws a nasty slurve but the third pitch is a work in progress.

Sounds like a guy that other teams will ask about at the trade deadline.

Mike Green - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 07:56 PM EDT (#414387) #
Name alert.  The Fisher Cats are facing the Akron RubberDucks, whose starting pitcher is Xzavion Curry.  No relation to Stephon, I guess. 
greenfrog - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 08:17 PM EDT (#414389) #
I hear he can really bring the heat.
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