After a losing day yesterday the top tier got back on the winning side on Friday. Buffalo and New Hampshire were the only winners. It was Ricky T day for Vancouver. If Ricky was wondering what it would be like to pitch in the major leagues he got a taste of it in the first inning when rehabbing Mariner Kyle Lewis took him deep on the first pitch he saw for a two run home run. Tiedemann and Yosver Zulueta are headed to the futures game. Both need to tighten their repertoires before that game.
Syracuse 1 Buffalo 6
Hartford 2 New Hampshire 6
Vancouver 5 Everett 10
Clearwater 7 Dunedin 1
FCL Yankees 9 FCL Blue Jays 3
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Chavez Young turned 25 today. To celebrate he homered for the second game in a row. It was a two run shot, his third of the season. LJ Talley hit a three run shot, his first for Buffalo. Otto Lopez tripled and singled. Jordan Groshans doubled and singled.
This was another bullpen game for the Bisons with five pitchers used. The longest outing by a pitcher was Anthony Kay's 2.2 innings.
Rafael Lantigua was a one man wrecking crew at the top of the order. He went 3-3 with a walk and a double, scored one and drove in two. Ryan Gold homered. Davis Schneider picked up two hits as he gets accustomed to AA.
Hayden Juenger started and threw 3.2 innings with two hits allowed, both home runs. Juenger has been homer prone this season. Those two make it eleven homers allowed in 52 innings. That's almost two per nine innings. Braden Scott struck out five of his six outs.
It was Ricky Tiedemann day for Vancouver and he wasn't sharp. He walked five hitters in 4.2 innings while striking out seven. In addition to the Lewis home run, top Mariners prospect Noelvi Marte also took him deep. Each home run was preceded by a walk.
The C's scored five runs on two hits. Walks, hit batters and errors helped Vancouver.
In the Dunedin game Juan Gonzalez hit his first home run of the season. That was it for the offense. Meanwhile Connor Cooke gave up four runs while getting one out before being pulled. Later Jonatan Bernal went five shutout innings.
In the FCL Yhoangel Aponte continued his hot run going 2-3 with a walk.
Third Star - Yhoangel Aponte
Second Star - Otto Lopez
First Star - Rafael Lantigua