De Jesus Tames Sea Dogs

Wednesday, April 17 2024 @ 01:12 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

New Hampshire and Dunedin put up double digits and won in a near-organizational sweep. Buffalo finished second-best on the scoreboard. Vancouver does not begin their series at Eugene until Wednesday.

Columbus 7 Buffalo 4
New Hampshire 10 Portland 2
Dunedin 10 Clearwater 5

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Christian Feliz, Dunedin

2. Abdiel Mendoza, New Hampshire

1. Alex De Jesús, New Hampshire


Nathan Lukes and Leo Jiménez had two hits apiece with Jiménez getting the lone extra-base hit of the night. He is hitting .290 with an OPS of .823. Damiano Palmegiani was 0-for-1 but drew four walks and scored twice. Orelvis Martinez had an RBI single and Will Robertson scored one with a groundout. Andrew Bash gave up two runs but struck out four in 3-2/3 innings. Mike Mayers was mauled for four runs in 1-2/3 innings and took the loss. Hayden Juenger struck out three among his five outs but allowed a run. Connor Cooke pitched a shutout eighth.

All nine Fisher Cats reached base safely at least once. Alex De Jesús had two hits including a two-run single to open the scoring in the first inning and a two-run double while also drawing a waik. Gabby Martinez and Alan Roden had two hits with Roden getting a double and adding a base on balls. Devonte Brown hit an inside-the-park homer and Rainer Nuñez had a bases-clearing double. Josh Kasevich was 1-for-5 with a walk and is now hitting .439 with a 1.014 OPS. Abdiel Mendoza yielded just one hit over four shutout innings and struck out five. Alejandro Melean and Adrian Hernández gave up a run apiece before covering off the final five innings.

Christian Feliz, Alexis Hernandez and Bryce Arnold had two this apiece in the 7-8-9 spots in the batting order with Feliz and Arnold homering and driving in three. Tucker Toman also went deep out of the leadoff spot and walked twice. Manuel Beltre had a two-run RBI double. Arjun Nimmala was 1-for-5 with a run scored but struck out three times. Riley Tirotta was 0-for-2 but collected three walks. Connor O'Halloran gave up a two-run homer among five hits and a walk. He struck out two and induced eight outs on the grass to get the win. Irv Carter gave up three runs on two long balls but struck out four in 2-2/3 innings for a hold. Keiner Leon struck out two in 1-1/3 scoreless frames to finish it up.

Extra Innings

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