Bad Pitching and Rain

Sunday, May 05 2024 @ 09:13 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Only two affiliates played and between them they they gave up 23 runs. The Bisons had to face Paul Skenes, a tough day for the hitters. Dunedin used lots of pitchers who were scored on a lot. New Hampshire and Vancouver were rained out.

Buffalo 3 Indianapolis 8

New Hampshire at Somerset - rained out

Vancouver at Tri-City - rained out

Tampa 15 Dunedin 7

Three Stars

Third Star - Orelvis Martinez

Second Star - Tucker Toman

First Star - Will Robertson



The Bisons had to face top pitching prospect Paul Skenes twice this week. They did score two runs off him in 4.1 innings on Sunday. Some of the big prospects stepped up. In the first inning Spencer Horwitz singled, moved up on a ground out and scored when Orelvis Martinez singled. Will Robertson homered to centre field off Skenes in the fifth. The Jays had just five hits in the game, Orelvis had two of them.

The Bisons are short of pitching so they added two in recent days. One of them, Beau Sulser, brother of Cole, started but didn't do well. Nine hits and five runs in 3.1 innings was short of what the Bisons hoped for.

Dunedin trotted out six pitchers, five of them were scored upon. The starter was Gage Stanifer who gave up four runs in the first inning and six total in 2.2 innings. The following pitchers didn't do much better.

The D Jays scored seven runs on five hits, but they were helped by ten walks. Tucker Toman went 2-4 with a walk. Toman has been hitting better recently, he has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games. Victor Arias doubled and walked, Arjun Nimmala doubled and had three walks.