Zulueta Gets Rocked

Friday, April 14 2023 @ 09:32 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Once again Vancouver were the only winners and they needed a big eighth inning rally to take the lead. Yosver Zulueta did not pitch well. The other three games were all close affairs.

Buffalo 3 Rochester 6

Portland 3 New Hampshire 1

Tri-City 4 Vancouver 5

Tampa 2 Dunedin 1 - 11 innings

Three Stars

Third Star - Angel Miranda, 5 shutout innings

Second Star - Cade Doughty

First Star - Cam Eden



Yosver Zulueta had a good first start but hit a speed bump on Friday. Rochester scored four runs in the second inning. Six hitters in a row had exit velocities of 90mph or higher. Then the lead off hitter in the third hit a 109 mph home run. He was charged with five runs in his three innings.

Nate Pearson was dealing, 14 pitches, 10 strikes, FB up to 100 mph and three strikeouts on the curve.

Cam Eden, a surprise addition to the AAA roster, had four hits, one a double. His exit velocities were 94, 98, 101 and 99mph.

Cade Doughty has made the best start of the 2022 draftees. He had two doubles on Friday. He is hitting .333 with an OPS of 967.

Alex De Jesus came over in the Mitch White trade and had a disappointing 2022. He had three hits on Thursday and had a pinch hit double on Friday. He is hitting .364.

Ryan Jennings was the Jays 4th round selection in last years draft. He pitched in relief in 2022 but started for Dunedin on Friday. He went three innings, striking out seven. 50 pitches for Jennings and 10 whiffs. His fastball averaged 94 and he added a cutter, a 4 seam, a slider and a curve. Some scouts thought Jennings would end up a reliever but starting gets him regular work and he does have three pitches.