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Baby Bird Brief - June 2

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The Baby Birds had a rough go on Tuesday, losing 3 with only the Dominican Summer League team winning. All 3 losses were close, including Dunedin losing in 10 innings. Matt Hague had a big game for Buffalo, picking up his 3rd HR of the year

Matt Hague homered in Buffalo's loss Tuesday
Matt Hague homered in Buffalo's loss Tuesday
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BUF (26-26) - L 3-1 to Indianapolis (PIT)
NH (25-26) - L 3-2 to Bowie (BAL)
DUN (22-30) - L 4-3 to Clearwater (PHI)
LAN (31-21) - Day off
DSL (1-2) - W 3-2 against DSL White Sox

Buffalo Recap
Buffalo pitching held Indianapolis to 4 hits on the night, but were tough luck losers in a 3-1 decision that dropped Buffalo back to .500. Indianapolis used the 4 hits and 5 walks to get 3 runs in the first 2 innings and Buffalo couldn't find enough offense to take this one. Indianapolis struck out 4 times for the game. Buffalo ended up with 7 hits and a walk, but struck out 12 times. The Herd was 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left 8 LOBsters.

  • Andrew Albers started and went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks. Albers recorded 1 K, 10 ground outs and 1 fly out. Albers has seen his record fall to 2-7 with the loss
  • Todd Redmond threw a scoreless inning of relief. He allowed a walk
  • Phil Coke made his Buffalo debut and pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a K

  • Matt Hague had the best game for Buffalo, as he picked up his 3rd HR of the year and added a single
  • Andy Burns had a hit and took a walk
  • A.J. Jimenez had a single and stole a base. He also struck out twice
  • Ramon Santiago, Alex Hassan & Brad Glenn each had a hit
  • Dalton Pompey had a rough night, going 0-4 with 2 K's
  • Daric Barton picked up 3 K's in 4 at-bats

New Hampshire Recap
New Hampshire and Bowie traded runs in this one, but the Fisher Cats couldn't find the tying run after Bowie put up 1 in the 7th. New Hampshire picked up 8 hits and took 5 walks in this one, adding 5 strike outs. The trouble was 9 LOBsters on 2-11 hitting with runners in scoring position. Bowie had 8 hits as well, adding 2 walks and striking out 8 times.

  • John Anderson started and allowed 2 runs over 6 innings. Anderson allowed 4 hits and a walk, and struck out 3. Anderson also got 10 fly ball outs and 4 ground outs
  • Cory Burns followed with an inning, giving up a run on 2 hits to take the loss. Burns did strike out 2 but has continued to struggle this year
  • Danny Barnes pitched a scoreless inning, although he did allow 2 hits and a walk. Barnes struck out 2 as well
  • Wil Browning had a scoreless inning, recording a strike out

  • Jorge Flores had two singles and drove in a run
  • Ryan Schimpf had two hits and an RBI
  • Melky Mesa had a triple and scored a run
  • Shane Optiz had a hit and drove in a run. He also had a walk and stole his 2nd base of the year
  • K.C. Hobson & Jack Murphy both had a hit. Murphy added a walk
  • Dwight Smith had 2 walks and a strike out
  • Ronald Torreyes took a walk and scored a run

Dunedin Recap
Dunedin has played some close games recently and this one was no different. After giving up 3 runs in the 4th, Dunedin scored 3 in the 8th to tie things up before losing 4-3 in 10 innings. Dunedin finished the night with 5 hits and a walk, striking out 6 times. Clearwater had 7 hits and 7 walks in their home half of the home-and-home series. Clearwater also struck out 6 times on the night. Dunedin was only able to pick up 1 hit outside of the 8th inning, when they scored 3 runs on a single.

  • Jairo Labourt stated and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings. Labourt struck out 5 and recorded 2 ground ball outs and 8 fly outs
  • Matt Dermody threw a scoreless inning around a hit and a walk
  • Carlos Ramirez had 2 decent innings, but the start of the 3rd wasn't good. Ramirez gave up a run on 4 walks, while recording 1 K in 2.1 innings
  • Phil Kish relieved Ramirez and walked a batter and gave up the winning single without getting an out

  • Christian Lopes drove in four 3 with a grand slam 3-run single where he passed the runner and caused the HR to be downgraded to a single
  • Jason Leblebijian had a double
  • Ian Parmley, Jorge Saez & Roemon Fields each had a hit in the 8th and scored runs. Parmley added a walk
  • Derrick Loveless picked up 3 K's on the night

Lansing Recap
Lansing had the day off to travel

DSL Recap
The DSL Jays had a big come back as they picked up their first victory of the season in a 3-2 decision over the DSL White Sox. Scoring single runs in the 8th to tie it and again in the 9th to win the game, the DSL Jays used a strong pitching day to win. The Jays had 8 hits and a walk, while striking out 5 times. The Sox picked up 6 hits and 5 walks, striking out 7 times

  • Wilfri Aleton ('95 LHP) started and allowed a run on 2 hits and a walk over 3 innings. He also recorded 3 K's
  • Jose Dominguez ('96 RHP) had a scoreless inning with 2 walks and 1 K
  • Joel Espinal ('96 RHP) went 3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and a walk, while recording a K
  • Jose Acosta ('96 RHP) picked up the win with 1.2 scoreless innings. He allowed a hit, a walk and struck out 1
  • Tommy Henriquez ('95 RHP) collected the last out on a strike out

  • Norberto Obeso ('95 LHH OF) had a strong game with 3 hits, including 2 doubles
  • Jesus Severino ('97 LHH SS) picked up a single and a double, to go with a walk and a hit by pitch and scored 2 runs. Severino also picked up a stolen base and was caught stealing in this one
  • Jesus Navarro ('98 RHH SS) had a triple and scored the winning run on a wild pitch
  • Francisco Rodriguez ('94 RHH OF) had a triple and 2 K's
  • Kevin Vicuna ('98 LHH SS) picked up his first hit in pro ball
  • Antony Fuentes ('95 RHH OF) & Cristian Peguero ('95 RHH OF) both had hits

Look Ahead
BUF
- Buffalo plays a matinee at Indianapolis (PIT). Daniel Norris starts
NH - New Hampshire takes on Bowie (BAL) this morning. Matt Boyd gets the ball
DUN - Dunedin welcomes Clearwater (PHI) to town. Luis Santos takes the hill
LAN - Lansing welcomes Burlington (LAA) to start a series. Shane Dawson gets the start
DSL - Takes on the DSL White Sox again. Starter TBD