Mack Attack

Thursday, June 30 2022 @ 03:22 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Buffalo and New Hampshire lost on the road. Dunedin and Vancouver found the win column for a .500 night on the farm Wednesday.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Buffalo 3

The Bisons scored first and last but not the most against the Yankees affiliate. Jordan Groshans was 1-for 3 with two walks and two RBI. Otto Lopez was 3-for-4 with two doubles and was 1-for-2 in stolen bases. Eric Stamets homered and doubled. Stevie Berman doubled, singled and was hit by a pitch. Tanner Morris walked twice but Logan Warmoth got the golden sombrero.

Mike Ellenbest opened with two shutout frames, scattering two hits and a walk. Bowden Francis gave up four runs (three earned) over 2-2/3 innings but struck out five. Gabriel Ponce stranded a runner for Francis but gave up a solo home run over 2-1/3 innings. Tayler Saucedo struck out two in a perfect eighth.

Portland 6 New Hampshire 5

The Fisher Cats fell behind early to the Red Sox affiliate and could not make it all the way back. Spencer Horwitz had an RBI double and scored on a two-run home run by Orelvis Martinez in the sixth. Luis De Los Santos had a fielder's choice RBI and Zac Cook had a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Horwitz was on base three times with two hits and.a hit by pitch. Sebastian Espino singled and walked twice. Cook singled, Rafael Lantigua had a double and Trevor Schwecke had a base hit.

Adam Kloffenstein was cuffed around for four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out three. Marcus Reyes gave up two runs in 1-2/3 innings. Parker Caracci allowed a Reyes runner to score before pitching 1-2/3 innings of shutout ball with two punchouts.

Vancouver 6 Spokane 5

The C's blew a 4-0 lead but rallied from a 5-4 deficit to knock off the Rockies affiliate. Steward Berroa had a leadoff home run and Miguel Hiraldo doubled home a run in the first. Mackenzie Mueller followed with an RBI single but Hiraldo was thrown out at the plate. Hiraldo collided with Spokane catcher Drew Romo and that led to some angry words on both sides but a brawl did not ensue. The C's rallied with two runs win the seventh when Damiano Palmegiani had an RBI single before Zach Britton drove in the winning run with a sac fly. Every Vancouver batter reached base safely with a hit or a walk. Mueller had the lone two-hit night and earned a free pass. He also threw a runner out at the plate from right field. Barger was on base twice with a hit and a hit by pitch and added a sac fly. Harry Ray had a double and a base on balls.

Chad Dallas got through the first three innings but was clipped for two runs apiece over his final two frames on six hits and a walk while striking out two. Sean Wymer gave up a run in 1-2/3 innings. Ryan Boyer stranded a Wymer runner and pitched 1-1/3 innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts to get the win. He was the beneficiary of Mueller's kill at the plate to end the eighth. Will McAffer worked a 1-2-3 ninth to get the save.

Dunedin 5 Fort Myers 4

A two-run single by Estiven Machado in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the D-Jays edged the Twins affiliate. Machado drove in three runs. Adrian Pinto had an RBI single and went 3-for-3 with a stolen base. Adriel Sotolongo had an RBI triple. Dasan Brown was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the leadoff spot. José Rivas was 1-for-2 with two walks and scored twice as the number nine hitter. Amell Brazoban singled and threw out a runner at the plate from left field. Rainer Nuñez and Rikelbin De Castro were 0-for-8 with De Castro striking out three of the four times between the two.

Michael Dominguez surrendered a run on five hits and two walks over four innings but struck out seven. Eric Pardinho struck out three of the six batters he faced in two shutout frames for the win. Soenni Martinez gave up two runs and Nathaeal Perez allowed another in their innings of work. Trey Cumbie overcame a walk by striking out the side to get the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Mack Mueller, Vancouver

2. Adrian Pinto, Dunedin

1. Otto Lopez, Buffalo

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