Barger's Bat + Arm Not Enough to Roll Tide

Wednesday, September 20 2023 @ 03:32 PM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The Bisons had an early lead but could not hold on.

Norfolk 6 Buffalo 3


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Otto López, Buffalo - 1/2, 3B, RBI

2. Yosver Zulueta, Buffalo - 2IP 0H 0R/ER 2BB 4K

1. Addison Barger, Buffalo - 2/3, HR, OFA


Addison Barger bashed his ninth homer of the year and threw out a runner at third base from right field for an inning-ending double play. Stevie Beman had the other base knock for the Herd.Rafael Lantigua and Damiano Palmegiani each had a walk. International League Player of the Week Orelivis Martinez went 0-for-4 and Leo Jiménez was 0-for-3. Gabriel Ponce opened the game with two innings of one-run ball that included three walks and four strikeouts. Yosver Zulueta put up two goose eggs, offsetting two walks with four Ks. Adam Cimber worked a scoreless fifth by working around two hits to pick up his second hold, what a milestone! Jimmy Burnette was bombed for five runs, two of them homers, to take the loss. Paul Fry punched out four in 1-2/3 innings and Brandon Eisert rung up two in 1-1/3.

Extra Innings
My apologies for the lateness of this recap which is the final one for me for 2023. I'm still on Cloud 9 after getting to witness the C's latest championship at The Nat on Saturday. Thanks a million to Gerry McDonald and Ben Abel for contributing the minor league updates throughout the season. At some point in the offseason, we'll get around to our annual Top 30 prospects in the Jays system. Thanks a million for reading! Go C's! Go Jays!