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Paxton Schultz, Chad Dallas, Rafael Sanchez and Pat Gallagher all pitched well and set their teams up for success. Buffalo, New Hampshire and Dunedin all won. Vancouvers bullpen cost them the game.

Buffalo 5 Toledo 4 - 10 innings

New Hampshire 7 Harrisburg 2

Vancouver 4 Everett 5

Dunedin 14 Bradenton 3

FCL Tigers 6 FCL Blue Jays 1

Three Stars

Third Star - Damiano Palmegiani

Second Star - Chad Dallas

First Star - Tucker Toman



Paxton Schultz made his AAA debut and it went well. Schultz was repeating AA this season and he improved all his metrics there. In five innings he struck out six while conceding one run on three hits. Hagen Danner pitched a clean sixth but then Jackson Rees melted down with three walks and two singles. Jimmy Burnette added a walk and the game was tied.

The Bisons scored four runs off ex-Jay Zach Logue. Otto Lopez was the only Bison with two hits. He hit just under .300 in May and is hitting over .300 in June. Luis De Los Santos had the big RBI in extra innings.

Chad Dallas had a good start in AA. He pitched six innings with one run allowed on just two hits. The run came on a solo home run.

New Hampshire had ten hits. Damiano Palmegiani was 3-5 and a home run short of the cycle. Leo Jimenez and Orelvis Martinez had two hits each. Jimenez had a double, Orelvis had two. PK Morris tripled with the bases loaded.

Rafael Sanchez started for Vancouver and pitched well. He threw five innings with six K's and two runs allowed. Naswell Paulino gave up three runs to take the loss.

Devonte Brown hit a two run home run, his fourth. Peyton Williams and Andres Sosa had two hits each.

Dunedin scored 14 runs with nine hits and no home runs. They also walked nine times. Tucker Toman drove in four runs with a 2-5 night. Jaden Rudd drove in three runs. Nicolas Deschamps, who has found hits hard to come by, was 2-3 with two walks and two RBI.

Pat Gallagher made his second start of the season and it was by far his best. He struck out eight in five innings while allowing one run on five hits.

In the FCL Gage Stanifer made his debut and pitched better than his line shows. He did give up four runs on four innings but two of them were the first two hitters of the game and the other two were the last two hitters he faced, they scored after he left the game. Addison Barger and Jordan Luplow both appeared on rehab.

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Jonny German - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 07:16 AM EDT (#429887) #
That Dunedin game was very odd - they scored 14 runs with the 4-5-6 hitters going 0-for-15 with 1 walk.
jerjapan - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 09:06 AM EDT (#429890) #
Another poster was talking  a while ago about Rafael Lantigua, which got me following him, the ultimate-org-guy guy.

that phrase just reminded me of my OG org-guy, Alexis Infante.  Why I remember him so clearly is beyond me. 

As a high school teacher, I feel the same way about that lost Covid year as I do with these minor leaguers sometimes.  I feel like we don't yet have a handle on how things go behind the scenes, developmentally.  And, frankly, the pandemic was harder on some than others.  this is a gap that will ripple, if you will.

because it does appear that the org has prioritized developing some players that we online fans might miss.

I certainly slept on Lantigua.  The new Vinnie Capra? 
bpoz - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 09:29 AM EDT (#429891) #
O Lopez & T Morris have improved their Avg.

IMO as players move up the minors, strike zone control is a problem for the hitters and pitchers. Until AAA the pitcher gets away with sightly missing the strike zone because the hitter will swing at it. The ump probably also calls the missed pitch a strike or everyone would walk I suppose. In AAA the ump calls the missed pitch a ball and veteran AAA hitters have the skill to lay off it. There is a fairness to this I think. This is just an opinion of mine and could be quite wrong.

Not everyone in AAA is a veteran. The newly promoted pitcher in AAA has to adjust. I am unable to find consistent results to back up my opinion. Juenger has adjusted somehow but his results are not good. He is giving up more hits. Zulueta has walked and K'd many. The walks don't hurt if you give up zero hits and K everyone. Burnette is a bit of a SSS in Buffalo. V high walks, V good Ks and hits are kind of ok. But terrible results when combined. Danner SSS with poor results because the walks & hits combine to give up runs resulting in a bad ERA. Or maybe 2 of Danner's 4 hits allowed were solo HRs with 5 ER given up so far in Buffalo.

I will watch for this since pitching is being promoted quite fast.

hypobole - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#429892) #
A couple of notes on the Fisher Cats game. The opposing pitcher is one of the Nats top prospects. Knocked him out in the 4th.

Dallas was facing Hassell, another of of the Nats top prospects and recently promoted James Wood, Top 10 MLB prospect at both FG and MLB. Dallas and the pen held them to an 0 for 8 with 3 K's.
hypobole - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 10:28 AM EDT (#429895) #
jerjapan, that was me with Lantigua.

Without mentioning you by name, I noted it was your pumping of Jason Leblebijian years back that inspired me to spotlight and follow org guys like Capra in AA and Lantigua this year.
bpoz - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 11:27 AM EDT (#429897) #
The results of C Dallas this year are better than the results of C Henry and J Rutledge this year in AA. They are #11 & 12 for Washington and Dallas is not yet on our top 30. Very hard to understand.
Gerry - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#429898) #
Ben Nicholson Smith is reporting that Ricky Tiedemann is throwing off flat ground. He should be on a mound soon (next week?) and than likely back pitching in a game before the end of the month.
Mike Green - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#429899) #
That's excellent news. If he comes back strong, they'll be able to use him ultimately as a starter without going over seasonal innings markers. One step at a time.
hypobole - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#429900) #
Thanks, Gerry. Good news.

bpoz, as for Dallas, he did get a mention in the Others section at FG, under "Not Enough Strikes" : "Dallas was supposed to be a slider monster in this org, but he didnít take a leap in his first full season after being drafted from Tennessee."

bpoz - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#429902) #
Thanks hypobole about Dallas.
Marc Hulet - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 05:01 PM EDT (#429926) #
According to BA, Barriera has an elbow injury. No mention of severity.
Kelekin - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 06:15 PM EDT (#429932) #
Thanks Marc. That's unfortunate to hear - hope he's okay, but wouldn't surprise me if he's ticketed for the early career TJ.
hypobole - Friday, June 09 2023 @ 07:44 PM EDT (#429936) #
Van Eyk starting another rehab in Dunedin. Finishes with 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Last rehab only lasted 2 games. Hope he stays healthy this time.

Danny Jansen catching and hitting 2nd for Buffalo.
jerjapan - Tuesday, June 13 2023 @ 02:16 PM EDT (#430129) #
Hey Hypo, that's awesome man.  I'm limiting my social media, so just noticing this now, but glad to see you pulling for the underdog.  I love those Mike Piazza guys, or even the Collabello guys.  Lantingua is on my radar now, for sure. 

Poor J-Leb never got his call up, so I hope Lantigua gets his.  If Vinnie Capra can do it, right?
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