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There were a couple of exciting finishes on Friday. Gabriel Martinez walked it off for Dunedin. New Hampshire came into the ninth down by five. They scored three without a hit, then got a hit which both made it a one run game and ended the game...ouch! Buffalo won while Vancouver won two.
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The road trip concludes, deep in the heart of Texas, where things seem to have been getting weird lately. Everything's bigger in Texas, even the crazy.
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Two wins and two loses on Thursday. New Hampshire had both losses while Buffalo and Dunedin won. Vancouver were rained out. Bowden Francis shut down Scranton for 6.2 innings before running into a bit of trouble. Gabriel Martinez hit his first home run for Dunedin.
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Buffalo swept a doubleheader while New Hampshire pulled out an extra-inning win. Dunedin took the only loss Wednesday. Vancouver's game against Eugene was rained out. They will play two at Nat Bailey Stadium Friday afternoon.
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An 0-2 night for the affiliates Tuesday. Buffalo's game against Scranton-Wilkes/Barre and New Hampshire's game in Altoona were postponed. Buffalo will play two on Wednesday and New Hampshire will do likewise on Thursday.
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The road trip continues, for real this time. The week begins with three games at damp, ancient Fenway Park.
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Two wins and three losses on Sunday. Maximo Castillo was outstanding in his start. We have to ask if we are seeing a different Maximo? Zac Cook helped Maximo get the win. Riley Tirotta and Addison Barger powered Vancouver to their win. Rainer Nunez went deep twice in a losing cause.
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Yesterday the affiliates won six games, today none. Yesterday there were seven games, today just two with two games rained out. Yesterday the pitchers were outstanding, today not so much. Both loses today came via the walk-off. Old friend Josh Palacios came back to extract revenge on the org that lost him on waivers.
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There were seven games on Good Friday, the affiliates won six of them. There was a strong roster of starters who pitched well, Joey Murray, Nick Fraze, Hayden Juenger, and Ricky Tiedemann. Orelvis Martinez and Zak Cook homered in each end of the doubleheader but another Fisher Cat hitter pipped them for the third star. Tanner Morris homered and went 4-5 with two walks over both ends of the doubleheader. Meanwhile PK Morris hit a grand slam in extra innings to help Vancouver sweep their doubleheader.
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The road trip continues. Or not. I am deeply confused. Well, that would explain why it's a 7:00 PM start.
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Buffalo and Dunedin recorded nice wins. Buffalo laid a whuppin' on Rochester while Dunedin beat the Yankees affiliate in Tampa. Samad Taylor hit a grand slam.
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Vancouver were the only winners Wednesday. Buffalo's game in Rochester was postponed due to unplayable field conditions. Those two teams will play a doubleheader Friday.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire won. Vancouver and Dunedin did not.
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The New York Yankees, still evil, still imperial. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
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Three wins out of four games. Unusually the first star comes from the one loss. Rafael Ohashi dominated through four innings and the bottom fell out once he left the game. There were several other good pitching performances on Sunday. The top hitter was Garrett Spain who had three hits and eight total bases.
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