Alexis Hernandez Breaks Out

Sunday, May 26 2024 @ 02:32 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Alexis Hernandez is having a good weekend. He homered on Friday and again on Saturday, one of his four hits. Dunedin won as did Vancouver in ten innings. Things were not so good for the other affiliates.

St Paul 7 Buffalo 0

Somerset 5 New Hampshire 3

Vancouver 2 Hillsboro 1 - 10 innings

Dunedin 6 Bradenton 3

FCL Tigers 7 FCL Blue Jays 2 - 10 innings

Three Stars

Third Star - Phil Clarke

Second Star - Rafael Sanchez

First Star - Alexis Hernandez



Aaron Sanchez still hasn't found "it". After allowing five runs in 3.1 innings he is sporting a 13.50 ERA for Buffalo. He is giving them innings but thats about it. While St Paul had 13 hits, the Bisons had just three, all singles. In case you hadn't noticed, Damiano Palmegiani went on the IL a few days ago.

New Hampshire also were singles hitters, seven singles for them. Michael Turconi and Phil Clarke had two hits each, Clarke also stole two bases. Alan Roden also stole two, he got on base three times with a hit and two walks.

Devereaux Harrison was ambushed in the first inning, the first three hitters had hits, he also walked a hitter and NH were 3-0 down before they hit. Harrison was fine after that, he held Somerset off the board over his next four innings. Harrison struck out five in five innings. Trevor Clifton took the loss, Eric Pardinho threw to more shutout innings.

The Vancouver game was a pitchers contest, the C's had three hits in ten innings for the win. Hillsboro had five hits. Rafael Sanchez was excellent, he went six innings, five hits, one run and six K's. The C's first run came from a bases loaded walk. The winning run came from two ground ball outs to score the ghost runner.

Two C's notes. Dasan Brown was hit by a pitch and removed from the game. And Connor O'Halloran has been promoted from Dunedin to Vancouver.

Alexis Hernandez hit his first home run of the season on Friday. He hit his second on Saturday on his was to a 4-5 game. He drove in three runs. The hits raised his batting average above .200.

Nolan Perry started, went two innings, and allowed three runs. Two of them were unearned as Perry missed a play at first base. He was followed by Juanmi Vasquez who held Bradenton hitless over 3.2 innings.