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Baby Jays Recap - Gabe Moreno Has a Big Night

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Moreno doing his best Vlad impression

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It was a tough night for the Baby Jays Tuesday night, as all 4 affiliates saw their bullpens struggle on a night where they won 1 of 4 games.

Buffalo (4-3) - Loss 6-3 in 10 to Rochester

Buffalo got out to a quick start, with a Nash Knight 3-run HR in the 2nd inning and it looked like that was all Justin Allgeyer was going to need, but the bullpen allowed 1 run in the 8th, 1 more unearned in the 9th to tie the game, and then gave up 3 in the 10th.

Nash Knight had a good night at the plate, going 1-2 with 2 walks and drove in 3. Unfortunately he will remember the 9th inning error he made more I am guessing. Forrest Wall, Tyler White & Logan Warmoth each had 2 singles for Buffalo. The Herd did pick up 4 stolen bases, while being caught once.

As noted, Justin Allgeyer cruised through 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and 3 walks. Allgeyer struck out 4 on the night. Hobie Harris gave up a solo HR in the 8th in his inning. Kirby Snead took the blown save, allowing the unearned run on 2 hits in the 9th. Dany Jimenez took the loss in the extra inning, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits. The big hit was a 2-run HR.


New Hampshire (2-5) - Win 6-5 against Somerset

New Hampshire picked up just their second win of the year, and their first since opening night in a walk-off in their home opener. The winning run was a little anti-climactic with a bases loaded walk from Gabriel Moreno, but they all count.

Simeon Woods Richardson got the start, his second of 2021, and looked pretty good again. SWR went 5 innings, allowing only a solo HR and 2 walks to Somerset. Woods Richardson struck out 8 batters for the second straight start and was done after 78 pitches. Fitz Stadler had a rough 8th inning though, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits as Somerset tied the game. Curtis Taylor was the winning pitcher, as he had pitched a scoreless 9th prior to the winning run scoring.

Gabe Moreno had a strong night at the dish again, as he went 2-4 with a walk, including his 1st HR of the year, a 2-run shot in the 3rd. Moreno finished the night accounting for 5 of the 6 Fisher Cat runs. Chavez Young had 2 hits, including a double, while Samad Taylor also had 2 hits. Jordan Groshans went 1-3 with 2 walks and scored 2 runs. Groshans did make 2 errors in this one playing short.


Vancouver (3-4) - Loss 4-3 in 10 innings against Spokane

Vancouver gave up a run in the 7th inning to allow Spokane to tie the game and then gave up 1 in the first extra frame, and were unable to get the run back, as they fell in their “home”-away-from-home opener.

Sean Wymer got the start for the C’s and gave up 7 hits and a walk over 4 innings, as he allowed 2 earned. Wymer struck out 3 in his outing while getting 7 fly ball outs. Marcus Reyes gave up an unearned run in 3 innings of relief, as he allowed only 1 hit, but a Phil Clarke error led to the tying run scoring. Ultimately the C’s bullpen had a strong night, allowing 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, 3 walks and a hit batter over 6 innings, but the bats couldn’t find a way to bail the club out.

Vancouver only mustered 7 hits and 5 walks in the game, as they could not seem to string some hits together. Tanner Kirwer had a strong night, going 3-5 with his 2nd HR on the year, as well as adding 2 stolen bases.. Phil Clarke had 2 walks and scored a run. Luis De Los Santos and LJ Talley each had RBI singles. Cameron Eden & Will Robertson each singled. Robertson was pulled for a pinch hitter after his only plate appearance, so that will be one to watch. In the 10th, Vancouver got the sac bunt they needed to move the tying run to 3rd with 1 out, but a ground out, a walk and a fly out meant they were unable to drive the run in.


Dunedin (1-6) - Loss 11-4 to Bradenton

The score looks worse than the game made it, as Dunedin gave up a run in the 8th and 5 more in the 9th to allow Bradenton to pull away. Dunedin did most of its scoring late as well, but a tight game after 5 got a lot less stressful.

Rafael Monsion started for the D-Jays and allowed 1 earned on 3 hits and a walk over 4 innings. The run was a solo HR, an area that Dunedin has been struggling with. The D-Jays gave up 3 HR’s in this one. Juan De Paula and Jiorgeny Casimiri both had rough nights out of the pen. De Paula went 2 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks. Casimiri gave up 5 earned on 5 hits in 0.1 innings. Both gave up 3 run HR’s as the big blows.

At the dish, Dunedin was able to muster 5 hits and 6 walks on the night. Eric Rivera had a double as the only extra base hit for Dunedin. Leo Jimenez started his first game of the year and had a hit. Addison Barger had a hit and a walk, scoring a run. Orelvis Martinez & Harry Ray each had a hit as well. Zach Britton, Miguel Hiraldo and PK Morris combined for an 0-9 night with 7 K’s, though they each had a walk.


Today’s Schedule

Buffalo continues it’s series with Rochester with a 7:00 pm first pitch. Alek Manoah takes the ball for some must see TV

New Hampshire sends Elvis Luciano to the hill to try and make it 2 in a row at 6:35 pm.

Vancouver started at 10:05 pm. The starter is TBD

Dunedin leads off the night at 6:30 pm, with another TBD listed as the starter.