Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine Batter's Box Interactive Magazine
Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver scored the winning runs in their last at-bat. Dunedin had an early lead but could not hold on.

Buffalo 3 St. Paul 2

Samad Taylor's third home run in two games and eighth of the season opened the scoring in the first inning against the Twins affiliates. Taylor started the ninth inning rally with a leadoff single and Jordan Groshans followed with a hit by pitch. Cullen Large singled home Taylor with the tying run. A Tanner Morris sacrifice bunt moved Groshans and Large up 90 feet before Nick Podkul walked it off. Taylor had three hits and Large had two. Groshans was on base twice by drawing a walk to go along with his plunk.

Casey Lawrence was spared the loss after giving up just two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out 11 with no walks and recorded five outs on the ground. Graham Spraker worked a one-hit eighth with two whiffs. Mike Ellenbest survived a hit and a walk in the ninth and picked up the win.

New Hampshire 5 Altoona 4

A sacrifice fly by Orelvis Martinez walked off the Pirates affiliate. John Aiello belted his fourth homer in the third inning for the game's first run. A Phil Clarke RBI single in the fourth and a Spencer Horwitz homer in the eighth helped the Fisher Cats go up 4-2. An error in the fifth scored the other New Hampshire run. Horwitz had three hits while Clarke and Will Robertson had two apiece with Clarke stealing his first base of the year. Aiello had a walk to go with his dinger and Cam Eden was on base twice with a single and a base on balls.

Nick Fraze allowed two runs over seven innings on four hits, a walk and a plunk. All eight of his outs in play were on the ground. Sean Mellen was charged with two runs (one earned) over one inning plus two batters. Sean Rackoski had both of Mellen's runs score on his watch and blew the save even though he did not give up a hit. The Curve tied it with a sac bunt, a groundout and a fielding error at third by Sebastian Espino. Rackoski would pitch two shutout innings of one-hit ball with one walk to get the win.

Vancouver 4 Hillsboro 3

The C's had a 2-0 lead after a first inning homer by Davis Schneider, his seventh of the year, and an Andrés Sosa sac fly in the second. Surrey, BC-raised Damiano Palmegiani tied the game in the sixth with a home run in his High-A debut before Addison Barger singled home the winning run in the ninth against the Diamondbacks affiliate. Palmegiani doubled and walked to get on base three times. Leo Jiménez singled, walked and was hit by a pitch. Schneider had a walk to go with his homer. Garrett Spain and Mack Mueller both tripled and scored. Hugo Cardona drew a walk and stole a base.

Chad Dallas had four shutout innings but did not retire any of the five men he faced in the fifth. He was charged with three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Five of his seven outs in play were on the fake turf. Abdiel Mendoza stranded two of Dallas' runners and gave up just one hit and plunked another over three innings in which he struck out four. Sean Wymer struck out two in the eighth and got the win. Ryan Boyer worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save. and has yet to give up a run in nine innings with the C's.

Bradenton 4 Dunedin 2

The D-Jays scored twice in the first inning but that was it against the Pirates affiliate. Roque Salinas had an RBI groundout and Rainer Nuñez knocked home the other run with a single. Estiven Machado doubled twice and Jommer Hernandez doubled and singled. Amell Brazoban had the other base knock.

Michael Dominguez blanked the Marauders by scattering three hits and a plunk over four innings, striking out seven with 51 strikes on 77 pitches. Kelvin Perez gave up the other run on four hits and an HBP over two innings but struck out four. Wilgenis Alvarado took the loss with three runs allowed in two innings. Juan Nunez put up a zero in the ninth by striking out the side.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Damiano Palmegiani, Vancouver

2. Casey Lawrence, Buffalo

1. Samad Taylor, Buffalo
Samad Swats & Mighty Casey Strikes Out 11 | 6 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Cracka - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 02:32 PM EDT (#416038) #
New Ricky Tiedemann article today on Yahoo by Ethan Diamandas.

- Developed his changeup at 9 years old and has never really changed it.
- Has gained 30 pounds since graduating high school, raising his velo to upper 90s.
- "With the way he’s been pitching, a promotion to Double-A New Hampshire doesn’t seem far off"

He makes his 6th A+ start tomorrow and was promoted after 6 A starts. He did struggle with his command in his last start (78 pitches, 45 strikes) and had his shortest outing of the year (4 IP). His per-start limits seem to be either 5 IP or ~80 pitches.
John Northey - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 02:58 PM EDT (#416040) #
Boy, if Tiedemann is for real and can go to AA this year that is big. The Jays really need some more home grown starters to join Manoah as cheap options. As a rule you need to reach AA the year before going to the majors imo. You can do it straight from A+ but it is rare that works out well. I'd like to see 2 or 3 solid options from the minors ready for 2023 as the #5/6/7/8 options instead of guys like Lawrence being needed. He has done well when given a shot but I'd much rather guys like him are 99% in AAA and only up for double headers and emergency situations.
greenfrog - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 07:33 PM EDT (#416059) #
If Tiedemann looks like he could be ready to hit the majors in early 2023, the Jays could go hard after Montas at the deadline this year (maybe offering Orelvis and a lesser prospect). That would give the Jays a front four of Manoah/Gausman/Montas/Berrios this year and Manoah/Gausman/Berrios/Tiedemann next year.
greenfrog - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 07:40 PM EDT (#416060) #
Correction - Montas isn't a FA until after the 2023 season. So he would command a bigger prospect return. He would be a great add for the Jays, though. I'm sure Atkins is trying to figure out a way to acquire him.
greenfrog - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 09:23 PM EDT (#416067) #
Buffalo lost today but Taylor was 2/3 (including a double) with a walk. He's now hitting .276/.357/.448 with 23 SB. His K rate is around 20%, down from 29% last year. I would be interested to see a recent scouting report on him. On paper he seems to be having a pretty good season.

Zulueta starts tonight for Vancouver.
John Northey - Thursday, June 23 2022 @ 10:38 PM EDT (#416068) #
I guarantee Atkins is doing what Gillick did in 1993 - having a plan A and plan B (and C D E). In '93 that was Randy Johnson, then Rickey Henderson (according to Gillick well after it was all done). He couldn't get A done, so he did B (and found out before the ink was dry on B that he could do A but only using the same prospect - DOH!). This year A is probably a high end starter, B a high end LH OF, C a high end reliever. C could probably be done regardless of A & B happening, but odds are he can only do one of A or B without draining the farm which he has said he won't do. But who is available to trade away, and who are they targeting? That is the question.

A Options: tons of these: Luis Castillo RHP Reds, free agent post 2023, ranked #1 trade target. Frankie Montas RHP A's, free agent post 2023, durable and solid. Martín Pérez LHP Rangers - 100 ERA+ lifetime, but 198 this year so being a LHP makes he very attractive, but free agent post 2022 cuts the price, and his past doesn't help increase it.

B Options: Bryan Reynolds a switch hitting CF/LF for Pittsburgh, not a free agent until after 2025 would be a near perfect fit in the lineup (121 OPS+) but with those years of control would be expensive. Andrew Benintendi LH hitting LF, 114 OPS+, gold glove last year, free agent post 2022 - so lower cost due to being a rental, but can play CF in a pinch which is good, might be a very solid plan B.

C Options: tons, but my favorite is Cubs closer David Robertson in his comeback year (yes, he is the former Yankee closer) 243 ERA+ in 25 2/3 IP, 12.3 K/9 4.6 BB/9, experience in the high pressure AL East, 3.11 ERA post season over 37 2/3 IP. This is a guy you can count on as a backup closer and solid 8th inning guy to get the ball to Romano. Free agent post 2022. Only way to be a better fit would be to be left handed.
Samad Swats & Mighty Casey Strikes Out 11 | 6 comments | Create New Account
The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.