Lopez & Luis Twos Can't Lose

Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 02:22 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Buffalo, New Hampshire and Dunedin won Wednesday. Vancouver didn't.

Buffalo 7 Worcester 2

Gabriel Moreno got the party going for the Bisons with a two-run home run in the first inning. An Otto Lopez sacrifice fly in the fourth, a two-run double by Logan Warmoth and a Lopez two-run triple in the fifth rounded out the scoring. Lopez had three hits, Warmoth had two doubles and Nathan Lukes and L.J. Talley also had two-hit games. Stevie Berman walked twice and Jordan Groshans was 1-for-4.

Bowden Francis yielded an unearned run over two innings on one hit and a walk while getting a strikeout. Andrew Vazquez, Tayler Saucedo, Mike Ellenbest and Hayden Juenger combined for five shutout innings or relief with Saucedo striking out four over 1-2/3 innings and Juenger getting the win with two scoreless frames. Trent Thornton gave up a run over the final two innings.

New Hampshire 6 Binghamton 1

The Mets affiliate grabbed a 1-0 first inning lead but a Phil Clarke RBI double tied it in the second before the Fisher Cats erupted for five runs in the ninth to win it. Rafael Lantigua untied it with his fourth homer of the year. Addison Barger followed with an RBI double and Luis De Los Santos capped things off with a three-run dinger, his seventh of the year. Clarke and De Los Santos had two hits apiece with De Los Santos also drawing a pair of walks. Lantigua also heard ball four as did John Aiello who was also hit by a pitch. Trevor Schwecke also took one for the team. Orelvis Martinez was 0-for-4.

Luis Quiñones allowed a run-scoring sacrifice fly along with three hits, two walks and a plunk. He struck out nine over five innings. Andrew Bash pitched the final four frames and scattered a hit, two walks and an HBP, striking out two to get the win.

Everett 3 Vancouver 2

A sacrifice fly by Leo Jiménez in the first inning and an infield single by Miguel Hiraldo and an error pushed home a run in the second but the Mariners affiliate scored twice in the third and once in the ninth for the win. Steward Berroa was 2-for-5 with his 39th and 40th stolen bases. Dasan Brown, Jommer Hernandez and Garrett Spain all put a notch in the hit column with Spain getting a two-out ninth inning double that was stranded. Hernandez drew.a walk and stole a base while Riley Tirotta had a base on balls, a hit by pitch and a swiped bag. Jiménez also took one for the team.

Michael Dominguez pitched the first three frames and was dinged for two runs on three hits and two walks while whiffing two. Sean Wymer followed with three shutout innings of one-hit, one-walk ball while striking out three. Matt Svanson had a three-up, three-down seventh with a strikeout. Will McAffer gave up the winning run in the ninth, allowing a run on three hits with four K's.

Dunedin 2 Clearwater 1 (10 Innings)

The Phillies affiliate broke a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh but a Rikelbin De Castro RBI single tied it in the ninth before Estiven Machado's run-scoring knock walked it off in the 10th for the D-Jays, scoring the placed runner Roque Salinas from second base. Gabriel Martinez had a double, a single and a walk and Adriel Sotolongo doubled and walked twice. Salinas, De Castro and VIctor Mesia had a hit and a walk apiece. Rainer Nuñez and J.C. Masson each had a base on balls.

Jackson Rees struck out five and walked only one in two shutout innings. Jiorgeny Casimiri had a one-hit third with one punchout. Geison Urbaez gave up the lone run but pitched four frames and struck out four. Nathanael Perez Lopez got the win with three shutout innings.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Luis De Los Santos, New Hampshire

2. Luis Quinones, New Hampshire

1. Otto Lopez, Buffalo