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Sometimes players are called into situations. Devereaux Harrison was used to pitching one or sometimes two innings in the Vancouver bullpen. Until today. The C's needed a spot start and he got it. He delivered a five inning, one hitter, to set Vancouver up for a win. Buffalo's hitters were at it again, 16 hits and an easy win. New Hampshire split a doubleheader while Dunedin were thumped by Tampa.

Rochester 4 Buffalo 11

Binghamton 9 New Hampshire 8 - game one, 8 innings

Binghamton 5 New Hampshire 10 - game two

Vancouver 3 Tri-City 1

Dunedin 1 Tampa 9

Three Stars

Third Star - Davis Schneider

Second Star - Devereaux Harrison

First Star - Trevor Schwecke



Sixteen hits for the Bisons. Eight of the nine starters had a hit, and seven an RBI. Davis Schneider homered again, had two hits and drove in three. Tanner Morris and Wynton Bernard had three hits each. Morris is hitting .333 in May with a .400 OBP. He still doesn't have much power though.

Drew Hutchison had his best start of the year, five innings, nine strikeouts, one run allowed on three hits. Hayden Juenger gave up a couple of runs. He has a 1.78 WHIP this season. Juenger strikes out plenty of hitters, 34 in 24.2 innings, but he also gives up a lot of hits, 34 as well.

New Hampshire had a couple of notable pitching failures in their first game. Hagen Danner gave up a run in the sixth with a couple of ground ball singles and two more in the seventh. The joint closer, Troy Watson came into the game in the eighth and promptly walked two to load the bases. All three runners scored with a couple of singles.

Also in game one Orelvis hit his twelfth homer and walked twice. Will Robertson doubled twice and drove in three runs.

Jimmy Robbins had walk trouble in game two. He walked seven in three innings. Jimmy Burnette, the other closer, threw a 10 pitch, two strikeout, ninth to seal the win.

New Hampshire scored ten runs on six hits in game two. The big blow was a grand slam from Trevor Schwecke. PK Morris hit his first of the season in the sixth inning, a three run shot. Dylan Rock had a two run homer in the fifth.

Devereaux Harrison has pitched one or two innings in relief this season. But he was called on to start for Vancouver on Sunday. He was outstanding, five innings, one hit, no walks, six strikeouts. He only needed 53 pitches.

Cade Doughty had the big, game winning hit, a two run single in the seventh. Josh Kasevich was 3-4 and has pushed his average over .300.

Dunedin had only three hits and were blown out. Ryan Jennings had a rough start, he gave up six runs in 1.1 innings.

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Kelekin - Sunday, May 21 2023 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#429145) #
It's hard to know what to make of Doughty and Kasevich so far. Doughty is getting close to the Mendoza line, though striking out at a 32% clip. The power is there, but a rough start to the season. Kasevich on the other hand is showing he can get the bat on the ball, with a 12% BB and K rate. He's now hitting .302 with a .728 OPS. Great contact skills, but no power, and doesn't steal bases. The question will be can he stick at shortstop.

But the middle infielder looking most impressive from last year's draft class so far is Michael Turconi (15th Round). He has flown under the radar, but sporting a .974 OPS in Vancouver. If he continues, he might be the first of the bunch to get a promotion to AA.
Nigel - Monday, May 22 2023 @ 01:09 AM EDT (#429152) #
I was looking forward to this season of Cís baseball more than any other in recent memory due to the high picks from last year on the team. Itís early but on the whole itís looking like a very underwhelming group. They all have something interesting about them but they all have big issues. Rodin seems the best of the bunch. An excellent approach at the plate, excellent strike zone control and he looks like he could be an average or maybe a bit better corner OF. I just donít know if thereís any power there at all. Doughty is the anti-Rodin. Heís got power and produces loud contact for not a big guy. But man he has some of the worst pitch recognition skills around. He takes some God awful hacks at pitches that arenít near the zone. Iíve seen him play a couple of games at both 2nd and 3rd and I didnít think he looked good at 2nd. Too slow and not quick enough at 2nd. Kasevich has played 3rd and SS. Iíve only seen him at SS once so no real views on that. He might be a plus defender at 3rd though. Really athletic and a strong arm. His plate approach seems ok. Unfortunately, Iíve yet to see any loud contact of any kind from him. Iíd guess his EVís are very modest. Pitchers look like they can knock a wood bat right out of his hands. I have trouble seeing any of them as top prospects. But itís early.
bpoz - Monday, May 22 2023 @ 09:58 AM EDT (#429154) #
Very impressed with what Devereaux Harrison did. A 3 pitch pitcher FB, SL, CH.
bpoz - Tuesday, May 23 2023 @ 09:32 AM EDT (#429183) #
Chad Dallas won the Eastern League's pitcher of the week.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 23 2023 @ 02:00 PM EDT (#429186) #
Two hit Spence picked up three hits in todays early game.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 23 2023 @ 03:29 PM EDT (#429193) #
Some bullpen promotions...

Jimmy Burnette to Buffalo
Mason Fluharty to New Hampshire
Kevin Miranda to Vancouver
Kelekin - Tuesday, May 23 2023 @ 04:45 PM EDT (#429197) #
Burnette continues to be an interesting one. That BB/9 isn't going to play in the majors, but he clearly has the pure stuff.

Good to see the aggressive promotion for Fluharty. Curious if he's still using the cutter+slider combo.
Kelekin - Tuesday, May 23 2023 @ 05:07 PM EDT (#429200) #
Jays have released:

RHP Parker Caracci
RHP Jean Lopez
RHP Nathanael Perez

Kasevich also made this week's Baseball America Hot Sheet at #11:

"Kasevich was primarily known for his reliable shortstop defense at Oregon, but his knack for contact is what helped push him into the second round last year. The 22-year-old has made the transition to pro ball without issue at the plate. Kasevich went 0-for-4 in Vancouverís series opener against Tri-City last week and then reeled off 10 hits in his next 14 at-bats in a scorching stretch at the plate. He was especially locked in during a doubleheader on May 19, going a combined 6-for-7 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs. Kasevich is now batting .302 with as many walks (13) as strikeouts (13) on the year. He has gone 32 consecutive plate appearances without striking out."
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