Five games played, one win. Dunedin got the one win, the other affiliates lost. The FCL Jays join the fray tomorrow.
Buffalo 2 Rochester 11
Portland 2 New Hampshire 0
Spokane 3 Vancouver 0 - game one
Spokane 5 Vancouver 1 - game two
Dunedin 4 Clearwater 0
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
It was a bullpen day for Buffalo. It was decided that Derek Holland should start, perhaps not the best choice. Two home runs and six total runs later the Bisons were in a hole they could never climb out of. Eight relievers pitched an inning each.
Cullen Large went 3-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Two doubles yesterday and three hits today make it a good weekend for Large. Kellin Deglan also doubled and drove in a run, one of his two hits. Gabriel Moreno was the DH and picked up two hits.
Only four hits for New Hampshire, two for Luis De Las Santos. Orelvis was 0-4 with two K's and his batting average is now .216. Orelvis got his average up to .240 on May 13th but his average and slugging have been in a slow decline since then. If it doesn't turn around soon it will be a cause for concern.
Trent Palmer made his third AA start. Portland scored two runs off Palmer, a lead off walk in the second, two ground balls and a single scored one. A home run in the third scored the other. Those were the two hits Palmer allowed in four innings. He had three K's. He threw 76 pitches, 49 strikes, 27 balls. Palmer has been OK in AA, a 0.88 WHIP and a strikeout per inning.
Only one hit for Vancouver in their first game. It was an infield single by Addison Barger in the first inning. Hunter Gregory gave up one run in four innings. Naswell Paulino allowed two in three innings.
In game two Alejandro Melean started. He ran into trouble in the third inning. It started, as they often do, with a lead off walk. An error, a single and a double made it 3-0. All the runs were unearned. Addison Barger hit his ninth home run in the fourth inning to make it 3-1. Melean went five innings with four hits allowed.
The C's had just three hits in game two, making it a total of four hits in two games. The new guy from the Borucki trade, Tyler Keenan, will be expected to bolster the offense.
Nick Frasso started for Dunedin and threw 3.2 shutout innings with six K's. Frasso has made four rehab starts in Dunedin and probably should be pitching somewhere else by next week. Three relievers combined to complete the shutout.
The hot Damiano Palmegiani singled in the first run. Rainer Nunez followed with a two run home run. Later in that fourth inning Angel Del Rosario doubled in Rikelbin De Castro. Nunez, De Castro and Del Rosario had two hits each.
Third Star - Angel Del Rosario
Second Star - Rainer Nunez
First Star - Cullen Large