Starting Pitchers Lead the Way

Friday, June 09 2023 @ 07:00 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

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.