Nimmala Stays Hot

Saturday, July 06 2024 @ 06:50 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Vancouver and Dunedin were Friday's winners. Arjun Nimmala stayed hot.

Buffalo 3 Rochester 7

Portland at New Hampshire - suspended

Vancouver 5 Everett 1

Clearwater 5 Dunedin 6

FCL Tigers 3 FCL Blue Jays 0

Three Stars

Third Star - Peyton Williams

Second Star - Arjun Nimmala

First Star - Christian Feliz



Aaron Sanchez tried to get through five innings but fell an out short. He was charged with five runs and took the loss.

Just six singles for the Bisons, Will Robertson had two of them.

New Hampshire played less than an inning before the rains came. Before the suspension Rainer Nunez singled in Ryan McCarty. Ryan Jennings, making his AA debut threw an inning.

Four Vancouver pitchers held Everett to just three hits. Carson Pierce started and struck out five in three innings. Johnathan Lavalee went one better striking out six in three innings.

The C's offense was evenly distributed with eight hitters having at least one hit. Four players scored a run and four drove in at least a run. Peyton Williams and Dasan Brown had two hits each. Dylan Rock hit his second home run of the season.

For Dunedin, Arjun Nimmala tripled and singled as his hot streak continues. He also walked. Christian Feliz homered, his 13th, singled twice and drove in four runs. Nicolas Deschamps hit his third home run. Victor Arias and Robert Robertis also had two hits each.

Nimmala is hitting .370 in his seven games since he returned to Dunedin. He has an extra base hit in six of these games and had just four strikeouts. It is still a small sample but impressive. Remember Nimmala is still just 18 and is younger than some of the high school players who will be drafted next week.

Grant Rogers went five innings striking out five. He was charged with three runs but only one was earned as Nimmala made his ninth error. Dahian Santos struck out five of the six outs he picked up. He walked two. Santos should be up in Vancouver next week, or maybe New Hampshire.