Sluggers Abound

Saturday, May 27 2023 @ 09:42 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

There were several good performances on the farm on Saturday. Buffalo won a slugfest by hitting five home runs. Their pitching wasn't so good with a couple of guys on the 40 man roster not doing so well. New Hampshire played two. After losing the first they scored eleven in the second. They had three home runs with Miguel Hiraldo hitting a grand slam. Vancouver were supposed to play two but only got one game in. Dahian Santos pitched well and Cade Doughty had three hits. Dunedin had a nice come from behind win.

Buffalo 14 Lehigh Valley 9

New Hampshire 4 Portland 5 - game one, 9 innings

New Hampshire 11 Portland 1 - game two

Vancouver 6 Spokane - 5.5 innings

Fort Myers2 Dunedin 7

Three Stars

Third Star - Cade Doughty

Second Star - Miguel Hiraldo

First Star - LJ Talley



The ball was flying out of Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Davis Schneider hit his eleventh. LJ Talley hit two, both three run shots. Rafael Lantigua hit his fourth. Spencer Horwitz his second. In addition to his home run, Lantigua walked four times. Horwitz ended with three hits.

The pitching for Buffalo wasn't so good. Mitch White was bombed again, five runs allowed over 2.1 innings. Yosver Zulueta had been pitching better recently but he gave up three runs in an inning. The lefties, Paul Fry, Jimmy Burnette and Brandon Eisert pitched well in relief to secure the win.

New Hampshire's first game of the doubleheader went to extra innings. Neither team scored in the eighth. New Hampshire got one in the ninth and brought on Hagen Danner for the save. The first batter hit a come backer that Danner threw away. The second batter singled for win. Danner needed five pitches to take the loss. Jimmy Robbins had probably his best start, five innings, three runs. Riley Tirotta had a nice debut, 1-3, a double, a sac fly, two RBI. In game two Tirotta was 1-1 with four walks.

In the second Fisher Cat game, they scored 11 runs with 12 hits. Miguel Hiraldo hit a grand slam in the second inning. Will Robertson and Damiano Palmegiani hit two run shots later. Orelvis was 2-3 with two walks. Paxton Schultz went five shutout innings for the win.

Vancouver scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the second. Cade Doughty has had a tough go of it this second but Saturday he was 3-3 and drove in two. Rainer Nunez also had two RBI, Josh Kasevich and Garrett Spain had two hits each.

Dahian Santos had his best start. He went five shutout innings, three hits allowed, four K's.

Dunedin scored seven runs in their last two at-bats to come from behind for the win. Tucker Toman, Roque Salinas and Luis Garcia each drove in two runs. Garcia and Robert Robertis each had two hits. Garcia was just called up from extended spring.