Good News Sunday

Sunday, May 07 2023 @ 08:31 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

All the affiliates came out on the winning side on Sunday. IN addition, rehabbers Mitch White and CJ Van Eyk pitched. Plus several hitters are finally starting to warm up.

Buffalo 4 Worcester 2

Harrisburg 2 New Hampshire 7

Vancouver 5 Hillsboro 3

Dunedin 8 Fort Myers 5

Three Stars

Third Star - Rafael Lantigua

Second Star - Steward Berroa

First Star - Peyton Williams



Mitch White started for Buffalo and was charged with one run over four innings. It wasn't a great start though, seven hits and a walk made for a WHIP of 2.0. Luke Bard, who has started this season, closed with a 3 up, 3 down, save.

Rafael Lantigua hit a two run home run, Davis Schneider a solo shot.

In New Hampshire Damiano Palmegiani got off to a fast start but has stalled a bit recently. He had two hits on Sunday to raise his average to .240. Leo Jimenez continues to pick up a hit in most games. He had one hit and is hitting .267. Steward Berroa was the number 9 hitter. He walked twice and hit a three run home run in the eighth to seal the win.

Jimmy Burnette pitched an inning and two thirds with three K's. He has 18 K's in 9.2 innings. He could be a Tim Mayza replacement next year.

For Vancouver Rainer Nunez and Gabriel Martinez each had two hits. Both of their bats are heating up, Nunez is now hitting .277 and Martinez .296. The C's bullpen has been good especially TJ Brock and Mason Fluharty. Fluharty, who was drafted last year, is another lefty for the future, like Burnette. He has a WHIP of 0.58, and 15 strikeouts in 10.1 innings.

Peyton Williams for Dunedin was 3-4 with four RBI. Manuel Beltre was 2-5 and his average is .314.

CJ Van Eyk started for Dunedin, his first start in over a year. He went three innings, two walks, one K, no runs. Coming back from TJ is a process.