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Buffalo ran up a huge lead and held on for a win and Vancouver clinched a playoff spot in decisive fashion. New Hampshire was swept in a doubleheader and Dunedin fell in extra innings.

Buffalo 10 Gwinnett 7

The Bisons built leads of 8-1 and 10-2 to knock off the Atlanta affiliate. Vinny Capra singled home the first run to tie the game at 1-1 in the first inning and capped off (get it?) the scoring in the sixth by belting a two-run homer. Yoshi Tsutugo also went yard in the second before Cullen Large belted a grand slam in the fourth before Spencer Horwitz doubled in a run. Tsutugo added an RBI double in the fifth. Horwitz, Capra, Tsutugo and Rafael Lantigua all had two hits with Horwitz getting two doubles and Tsutugo getting a walk. Otto Lopez and L.J. Talley also had base knocks.

Brandon Eisert was the opening and served up a solo homer in the first but struck out four over two frames. Matt Peacock, Colt Grffin and Tyler Saucedo all worked a scoreless frame and Saucedo got the win after punching out a couple of batters. Jackson Rees gave up a run in the sixth, Trent Thornton allowed two runs in two innings and Adrian Hernandez served up a three-run bomb in the ninth before finishing the game.


Reading 11 New Hampshire 10 (Game 1 - 8 Innings)

This one went back and forth before the Fightin' Phils prevailed. New Hampshire was down 4-0 and 7-3 but a three-run homer by John Aiello in the third and a grand slam by Addison Barger in the seventh tied the game. Cam Eden gave the Fisher Cats an 8-7 lead with an RBI double. Davis Schneider had an RBI single and Orelvis Martinez put the Cats ahead in the eighth. Aiello had two hits and two walks, Martinez had two hits and one walk and Eden had two hits. Schneider, Phil Clarke and Hugo Cardona had a base hit and a base on balls. Zac Cook walked and was hit by a pitch.

Adam Kloffenstein was knocked around for six runs over 4-1/3 innings. Four of the runs were earned after a Martinez throwing error at third in the first. The damage was done on seven hits and two walks. His strikeout and groundout totals were four and five respectively. Gabriel Ponce stranded a runner and got the final two outs of the fifth. Yosver Zulueta yielded an unearned run on a hit and a walk in the sixth after a throwing error by Clarke behind the plate and a fielding error by Eden in center allowed the runner to score after swiping second base.Jimmy Burnette was burned for four runs with two of them unearned after a Barger fielding error at short to take the loss. Jake Elliott was also charged with a blown save as he allowed two of three inherited runners to score. The Fisher Cats committed five errors.


Reading 4 New Hampshire 0 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

The Phils scored in their final three at-bats to complete the doubleheader sweep. An unearned marker allowed by Alejandro Melean was the difference in the fourth inning after Orelvis Martinez made a throwing error at third. Melean gave up two hits and three walks over four frames but struck out seven to go with four outs on the ground. Brady Lail was beaten up for three runs, including a homer, over the final two innings.

John Aiello, Cam Eden and Martinez had the lone singles. Sebastian Espino had the lone walk.


Vancouver 9 Eugene 1

Dasan Brown set the tone with a leadoff homer to straightaway center field with the wind blowing in. Brown would single home another run and score again when P.K. Morris left the yard to punctuate a six-run second inning. The rally started with a Jommer Hernandez fielder's choice, a Garrett Spain run-scoring double and a Damiano Palmegiani check swing sacrifice bunt. Miguel Hiraldo also left the yard in the third and Gabby Martinez had a run-scoring fly ball in the sixth. Brown had three hits, Morris was on base three times with two hits and a walk and Hiraldo walked twice to go along with his homer. Martinez and Alex De Jesus also picked up a hit. Michael Turconi drew a walk.

Michael Dominguez held the Emeralds to just two singles and a walk and struck out nine batters over six shutout innings. Five of his six outs were in play as he earned his first win of the year. Sam Ryan worked a perfect seventh. Eric Pardinho uncorked a wild pitch that broke the shutout in the eighth. Devereaux Harrison got the final three outs to clinch the C's ticket to the Northwest League final. Games 1 and 2 will be in Eugene Monday and Tuesday. Game 3 will be in Vancouver Friday, September 16. Games 4 and 5, if necessary, are scheduled for Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18.


Palm Beach 6 Dunedin 3 (11 Innings)

Roque Salinas hit a two-out ground-rule double in the ninth to tie the game at 2-2 for the D-Jays and send the game into extra innings. That put runners at second and third but Victor Mesia struck out swinging. Cade Doughty tied the game again for Dunedin in the 10th and once again there were runners at second and third with two out but Peyton Williams grounded out. The Cardinals then scored three times in the 11th for the win. Salinas had two hits while Doughty, Josh Kasevich and Alan Roden had one apiece. Doughty and Roden were also hit by a pitch. Estiven Machado walked three times and Ryan McCarty walked once. Dunedin was 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on.

Irv Carter gave up a home run in the first but made it through four innings with two hits, a walk and two punchouts on his pitching line. Edisson Gonzalez surrendered a run over four frames. Conor Larkin had an unearned run over 1-1/3 innings and Trey Cumbie stranded a runner for Larkin but gave up three runs (two earned) over 1-2/3 innings to take the loss.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. John Aiello, New Hampshire

2. Dasan Brown, Vancouver

1. Michael Dominguez, Vancouver



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Mike Green - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 08:16 AM EDT (#421745) #
"Brown's homer was to straightaway centerfield with the wind blowing in". You donít get that kind of detail from a boxscore.

It's 385 feet in center at the Nat.

The stat line doesn't lie. He has medium range pop, great speed and will take a walk.If he can make an average amount of contact, he's going to have a career. Devon Whyte is a good role model for him and it's good that he is in the organization.
greenfrog - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 08:38 AM EDT (#421746) #
He made the BA Hot Sheet:

20. Dasan Brown, OF, Blue Jays
Team: High-A Vancouver (Northwest)
Age: 20

Why Heís Here: .450/.556/.550 (9-for-20), 7 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBIs, 5 BB, 2 SO, 1-for-3 SB

The Scoop: The native Canadian was selected in the third round of the 2019 draft out of high school and is enjoying his finest season as a professional. A standout athlete with a top-of-the-scale run tool and 70 or better defense in center field, Brown has made adjustments to his swing that have translated to improved contact and power. Brown got on base twice in all six of his games last week, and had hits in five out of six contests. While Brown only had two extra-base hits on the week, he crossed the plate seven times over the six-game series at Spokane. Heís a tooled-up center fielder whoís taken a step forward with the bat in 2022. (GP)
scottt - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 02:17 PM EDT (#421763) #
It's good that Pardinho is finally able to pitch but he's getting shelled.
On average it's more than 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeout every inning.

#2JBrumfield - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 02:50 PM EDT (#421767) #
Also forgot to mention the second hit Dominguez allowed was a popout knocked down by the wind. It landed on the mound after Dominguez gave way to a charging Hiraldo and Morris from the right side of the infield.
bpoz - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 02:54 PM EDT (#421769) #
Congratulations to the Vancouver Canadians for getting a playoff spot.

I don't know what Vancouver's strengths are. So many good players have moved to NH. There is some speed and some power but they will be playing very good teams. Eugene is V good I don't know who else they may play.
scottt - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 03:59 PM EDT (#421773) #
There are no real playoffs. The Northwest league has only 6 teams.
The two best teams face each other in a championship series.

Gerry - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 05:00 PM EDT (#421780) #
Davis Schneider will get two and a half weeks at AAA to finish his season, he was promoted today.
bpoz - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 05:46 PM EDT (#421785) #
Thanks scottt for the info.

I think the Vancouver pen is possibly their big strength. 8 games (2 championship) in a row against Eugene. Tue 6th to Tue 13th. 2 off days will be welcome.
greenfrog - Thursday, September 08 2022 @ 11:48 PM EDT (#421801) #
Today Barger was 4/5 with three doubles and a walk. He hasnít missed a beat in 2022 since his promotion:

A+ .300/.366/.558

AA .315/.377/.548
Jonny German - Friday, September 09 2022 @ 04:39 AM EDT (#421802) #
Another impressive aspect of Barger's season is how he's cut his K rate. Last year he was at 32.8%, this year 25.9%. He's been close to league average at both A+ and AA. That'll play when your IsoP is .230.
scottt - Friday, September 09 2022 @ 08:14 AM EDT (#421807) #
When drafted, Barger was known mostly for his arm.
He's not a wizard defensively, but one can improve on defense, I've never seen anyone develop a 65 arm.

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