The Life of Reilly

Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 07:30 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Riley Tirotta was promoted to Buffalo just over two weeks ago. He has made his presence felt. On Friday he went deep twice helping Buffalo win, and he is now hitting over .400 in his short AAA career. Ryan McCarty had a big hit to help New Hampshire win. Dunedin won in eleven innings. Vancouver had a bad day.

There were a couple of notable pitching performances too. Two of the Jays top pitching prospects, Adam Macko and Fernando Perez pitched well. Even Aaron Sanchez had a good start.

Buffalo 5 Lehigh Valley 2

New Hampshire 4 Erie 1

Vancouver 2 Everett 9

Dunedin 10 Palm Beach 8 - 11 innings

FCL Blue Jays 2 FCL Phillies 5

Three Stars

Third Star - Adam Macko

Second Star - Manuel Beltre

First Star - Riley Tirotta



Aaron Sanchez made his fifth start for Buffalo and this was his best by far. He went six innings with just two hits while striking out five. It lowered his ERA from 11.81 to 9.00.

In the second inning Michael Turconi singled in Riley Tirotta for the first run. Tirotta then hit a two run home run in the sixth. In the ninth Orelvis Martinez and Tirotta went back to back with solo shots. Tirotta was 3-4, scoring three runs and driving in three.

Adam Macko is on a roll. On Friday he went six innings, four hits, eight K's and one run. He now has 71 strikeouts in 55 innings.

The big hit for New Hampshire was a three run home run by Ryan McCarty in the fifth inning. NH had just five hits, Josh Kasevich had two.

Chris McElvain had a start to forget for Vancouver. In just over three innings Everett scored nine runs on eleven hits and that was too big a deficit to overcome. Oddly for a bad game, McElvain struck out six of his nine outs.

Just six hits for the C's, Jeff Wehler had two including a home run.

Fernando Perez threw 6.2 innings with two runs allowed for Dunedin. He struck out seven. Per Savant he had 12 whiffs, five on each of his FB and slider. The two runs he allowed came from the last two hitters he faced, he had a shutout on three hits through 6.2 innings.

The Jays led 6-2 into the eight inning. Then Jays pitcher Juanmi Vasquez walked four hitters. JJ Sanchez replaced him and he walked the first hitter he faced. Throw in a couple of wild pitches and a bunt single and Palm Beach had scored five runs without getting a hit to the outfield. The Jays trailed by one. They tied it in the ninth on an error. Yhoangel Aponte doubled in two runs in the eleventh.

Manuel Beltre had a big game, he had five hits, one a double. Damiano Palmegiani, on rehab, hit a 108 mph solo home run. Tucker Toman and Alexis Hernandez had two hits each.

In the FCL Chad Dallas started on a rehab assignment. He went 2.2 innings. Enmanuel Bonilla, David Guzman and Railin Tejada each had a single and a double. Arjun Nimmala walked three times.