Burnette Breaks In Rumble Ponies

Thursday, June 09 2022 @ 03:12 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The affiliates won just one of six Wednesday.

Worcester 3 Buffalo 1 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

The Red Sox scored twice off Tim Mayza in the first inning. The lefty opened the game with a strikeout of Yolmer Sanchez  before Connor Wong doubled and Ryan Fitzgerald walked. Blue Jays legend Rob Refsnyder doubled off Jake Elliott to drive in both runs. Elliott issued a walk before striking out two. Maximo Castillo gave up a Fitzgerald homer in the seventh but lasted 5-1/3 innings, giving up a run on four hits and four walks while striking out seven. Joe Biagini got the final two outs.

The Bisons got their only run when Jordan Groshans walked and Samad Taylor doubled with two outs in the first. Otto Lopez had a double and a single and Gabriel Moreno had a single and a walk. Chavez Young and Nick Podkul both had a base on balls.

Worcester 9 Buffalo 0 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

The WooSox book-ended their runs in the first and seventh again to finish the doubleheader sweep. Graham Spraker gave up three runs in the first but they were all unearned due to a fielding error by Cullen Large at first. Nate Pearson walked one and struck out three over two shutout innings and Bowden Francis followed with 2-1/3 shutout frames of one-hit ball which included a walk and four strikeouts. 2015 Texas playoff hero Derek Holland managed to get tossed because he's Derek Holland along with manager Casey Candaele. Holland did not even throw a pitch and he was apparently not ready to pitch as the pitch clock lapsed and resulted in ball one. It's only been two months that the pitch clocks have been in effect so why would Holland be expected to adapt. Eric Yardley came in and got torched for six runs in 1-1/3 innings, including a three-run homer by Christin Stewart. Infielder Eric Stamets gave up a hit before getting the final out.

Nathan Lukes singled and walked, Jordan Groshans doubled and Chavez Young singled. Tanner Morris was 0-for-3 in his Triple-A debut. Large had the hat trick. Josh Winckowski was the winning pitcher for Worcester.

New Hampshire 2 Binghamton 1 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Luis Quiñones served up a home run to Francisco Alvarez in the first but pitched three innings of one-run ball on one hit, two walks and a hit by pitch. Jimmy Burnette struck out six and walked one over three no-hit innings to win his Double-A debut. Fellow lefty Sean Mellen gave up a hit but struck out the final batter of the game to get the save.

Cam Eden tied the game with a home run in the fifth and Spencer Horwitz homered in the sixth to provide the winning margin over the Mets affiliate. Eden also doubled and stole a base. John Aiello had the other two-hit effort. L.J. Talley singled and walked. Orelvis Martinez singled and stole a base and Rafael Lantigua walked and swiped a bag.

New Hampshire 4 Binghamton 1 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

Trey Cumbie opened the game and was lit up for a home run by Brett Baty in the first inning. Cumbie gave up two hits but struck out two in his lone inning of work. Andrew Bash took the loss as he allowed three runs over 3-1/3 innings as he gave up four hits and hit two batters. He struck out three. Cre Finfrock allowed a Bash runner to score but struck out two to finish the sixth. Mike Ellenbest struck out the side in the seventh.

The Fisher Cats tied the game in the second after Will Robertson doubled home an L.J. Talley double. Robertson also earned an assist by starting a 9-5-2 play to cut down a runner at the plate. Spencer Horwitz and Sebastian Espino also had two-baggers. Zac Cook had a the lone non-extra base hit and a walk. Ryan Gold walked twice and Rafael Lantigua walked once.

Tri-City 4 Vancouver 1

Chad Dallas was dinged for two runs (one earned) over 2-2/3 innings on three hits and four walks while striking out three. The unearned run was a passed ball by Andrés Sosa as part of a two-run first inning for Tri-City. Garrett Farmer stranded a runner and was nicked for an unearned run over four frames while whiffing three. Alex Nolan allowed the other run in the eighth.

Miguel Hiraldo homered in the eighth to prevent the shutout by the Angels affiliate. Leo Jiménez singled in the DH spot and Davis Schneider had the other base hit. The C's drew zero walks and had nobody in scoring position.

Lakeland 11 Dunedin 3

Michael Dominguez was dominated by the Tigers affiliate as he was dinged for nine runs (eight earned) over 3-1/3 innings on seven hits, four walkss and a plunk while striking out two. Wilgenis Alvarado allowed three Dominguez runners to score and one of his own over 1-2/3 innings on one hit and a K/BB total of 4-4. Juan Nuñez allowed the other run over two innings before Soenni Martinez put up a pair of goose eggs. Both of them struck out three.

Amell Brazoban hit a two-run homer in the second inning to drive ia an Adriel Sotologo single as part of their two-hit performances. Adrian Pinto tied the game with a solo shot in the third. Pinto also walked and took one for the team. Damiano Palmegiani doubled and Rainer Nuñez singled but Estiven Machado was 0-for-5. There were seven double plays in this one, four of them hit into by Dunedin.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Adrian Pinto, Dunedin

2. Cam Eden, New Hampshire

1. Jimmy Burnette, New Hampshire