Damiano Palmegiani hit a grand slam enough to give Vancouver a six game series sweep of Hillsboro. Speaking of sweeps Dunedin swept a doubleheader from St Lucie. Rainer Nunez and Gabriel Martinez had four hits each in game one. Dasan Brown was key in game two. Nine bases for Nunez. Buffalo and New Hampshire lost through their bullpens.
Buffalo 4 Iowa 6
New Hampshire 3 Reading 4
Hillsboro 2 Vancouver 8
Dunedin 9 St Lucie 3 - game one
Dunedin 5 St Lucie 3 - game two
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
The bullpen blew this one for Buffalo. The Bisons took a 4-1 lead to the bottom of the ninth. shaun Anderson pitched the eighth and gave up two runs. Mike Ellenbest gave up three including a two run walk off home run in the ninth. Casey Lawrence had started and went five shutout innings.
Nine hits for the Bisons, Logan Warmoth was the only hitter with two. Spencer Horwitz and Gabriel Moreno each had one hit to keep their batting averages above .300.
Luis Quinones started for NH and it looked like he would get through five innings allowing just one run. But Luis De Los Santos made a two out error in the fifth that led to two more runs so Quinones gave up three, one earned. He struck out six. Gabriel Ponce faced two hitters before being removed with an injury.
De Los Santos had got the Fisher Cats on the board with a solo home run in the second inning. The other two runs scored on a bases loaded walk and a fielders choice. The Fisher Cats had eleven hits, John Aiello led the way with three but didn't figure in the scoring. Addison Barger was 2-4 and although he is hitting well, he doesn't have an extra base hit yet.
Vancouver completed the rare six game sweep of Hillsboro in easy fashion. A Riley Tirotta sac fly and a two run double from Steward Berroa put the C's up 3-0. Then in the fifth Damiano Palmegiani hit his grand slam to make it a 7-1 game. Vancouver cruised from there. The slam was Palmegiani's only hit, Berroa had three, single, double, triple. Tyler Keenan added two doubles.
The C's used six pitchers. Alejandro Melean pitched a good first two, Adriel Mendoza gave up a run in three innings.
The first Dunedin game was the continuation of yesterdays suspended game. It turned out to be the GMart and Rainer game. They each had four hits accounting for eight of the Jays eleven hits. Rainer Nunez had two doubles and a home run and drove in four. Gabriel Martinez scored four and had a double among his four hits. He drove in two.
Nunez and Martinez were held to one hit each in game two. But the big hit was a two run triple from Dasan Brown which gave the D Jays the lead for good. Brown added a single. Emmanuel Sanchez singled, walked and scored two runs.
Geison Urbaez gave up three runs in four innings. Eric Pardinho pitched well in his two innings. He threw mainly off-speed pitches, he got three whiffs on his slider.
Third Star - Gabriel Martinez
Second Star - Rainer Nunez
First Star - Damiano Palmegiani