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Buffalo and New Hampshire had started the season very well but on Saturday they combined to lose four games. Some starting pitchers had a rough go of it but not Adam Macko. Dunedin lost in extra innings. Vancouver were the only winners.

Rochester 8 Buffalo 2 - game one

Rochester 6 Buffalo 5 - game two, 9 innings

Somerset 10 New Hampshire 2 - game one

Somerset 3 New Hampshire 1 - game two

Hillsboro 5 Vancouver 6

Dunedin 7 Tampa 8 - 10 innings

Three Stars

Third Star - Orelvis Martinez

Second Star - Adam Macko

First Star - Ryan McCarty



In the first Buffalo game Alek Manoah gave up four runs and Buffalo had just five hits. Orelvis had two of the five hits.

In the second Buffalo game, Chad Dallas had a tough start, four runs allowed in 3.2 innings. Four runs was OK because he gave up six hits and five walks. Nathan Lukes had two hits. Orelvis pinch hit and singled which, added to his earlier two hits, pushed his average up to .333.

New Hampshire's pitching was deficient in game one. Devereaux Harrison continues to struggle at AA, he was charged with seven runs in just over four innings.

The Fisher Cats had six hits, Garrett Spain hit his third home run of the season. Josh Kasevich had two more hits.

Adam Macko pitched well in game two, five shutout innings with five K's. Ryan Boyer took the loss. The Cats had just three hits, the hot Josh Kasevich did not play, neither did Alan Roden.

Ryan McCarty has been the hottest Vancouver pitcher and that continued. He hit a three run home run and doubled. Nick Goodwin tripled in two runs. Rafael Sanchez started and went four innings with two runs allowed.

Dunedin lost in extra innings. The Yankees first round pick last year, George Lombard Jr battled through a 10 pitch at bat to drive in the winning run. Carson Pierce started and just went 2.2 innings, 52 pitches. It was 2's all around, hits, walks, K's and runs. Sebastian Espino, trying to convert to a pitcher, walked four and struck out two.

Riley Tirotta, on a rehab assignment, hit a three run home run. Tucker Toman also homered which must have felt good as he has been scuffling. The hot and cold Yhoangel Aponte was 0-4 with three K's. The hotter Victor Arias was 2-4 with a triple.

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bpoz - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 11:15 AM EDT (#444485) #
I always have been very optimistic by nature regarding our prospects. SSS but I am making a few evaluations.

Orelvis: Nice low K rate so far. The power will come soon. The 2B D needs work and he is getting that.

Barger: Has good O numbers. His D at 3B & RF is also pretty good I believe. Both Orelvis & Barger should be promoted by about 200-250 ABs.

Tiedemann has not dominated but has been healthy enough. But the weather is cold and wet his last start. Maybe he starts to dominate within his next 4-5 starts.

In NH Mako, Dominguez, Roden and Kacevich are adjusting quite well.It would be great if they advance to AAA later this year.

At Vancouver K Rojas and G Urbaez have dominated so a good start for them.

In Dunedin Nimmala is very young so I don't know if he will stick in the FSL or get demoted to the FCL. F Perez has done well with pretty good stuff which should improve as he physically matures. Maroudis threw 97 in the strike zone. Only needed 38 oitches to complete 4 innings. Very impressive. He pitches today. He is about a year younger than F Perez so he may throw harder as he matures.
bpoz - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#444490) #
Dunedin just scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning. Maroudis has been sitting for a while.
jerjapan - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 01:41 PM EDT (#444491) #
I share your optimism bpoz, just because our system is ranked poorly doesn't mean there aren't tons of interesting players to follow. 

I think Barger has a chance to help the big league team this year, and I do hope they continue to play him in RF and 3B - the way this team is constructed, the more versatility the better. 

Macko looks really good right now, but the surprise for me has been Kacevich. 

People were down on him from the get-go, if I recall correctly, viewing him as high floor low ceiling.  His ceiling is being raised, and it appears the scouting reports were wrong on his potential to stick at SS.  I've seen him called the best defensive SS in the org.  

bpoz - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 04:21 PM EDT (#444507) #
Orelvis has left the building. 425ft 109,2EV
Ducey - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 04:33 PM EDT (#444508) #
Quite the beatdown. 17-0. Only gave up 1 hit.
greenfrog - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 05:04 PM EDT (#444514) #
Horwitz was a perfect 3/3 with two walks. Currently hitting .395/.559/.535
hypobole - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 07:03 PM EDT (#444518) #
Quite the beatdown. 17-0. Only gave up 1 hit.

Rare to see a 10 walk shutout.
bpoz - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 07:27 PM EDT (#444519) #
Every team won.
Marc Hulet - Sunday, April 14 2024 @ 07:27 PM EDT (#444520) #
Combined, the four affiliates scored 49 runs in four games today. Usually the offence is hindered by the cold weather in April. Not so much this year.

Vancouver came back to win with five runs in the ninth -- all with two outs.

scottt - Monday, April 15 2024 @ 10:47 AM EDT (#444531) #
Apparently Topps has released cards of Hagen Danner with a picture of Bradin Hagens edited into a Jays uniform.
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