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Baby Jays Update - 2-2 Night - CJ Van Eyk Back On Track

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CJ Van Eyk in action with FSU
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The Baby Jays finish 2-2 on a night where they score as many runs as the Blue Jays did in their game. Some decent pitching led the way on this night

Buffalo (6-3) - Win 3-1 over Rochester (WSH)

Buffalo got a typical TJ Zeuch AAA start in this one, as Zeuch allowed an unearned run on 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings. Zeuch was inducing a lot of ground balls, as he earned 10 ground outs to go with 3 strike outs. Tayler Saucedo continues his solid start to the year out of the Herd bullpen, with 3 no-hit innings, recording 3 strike outs. Hobie Harris pitched the ninth to record the save, allowing a hit and striking out 2.

Offensively, it was the Breyvic Valera show, as Valera went 2-2 with 3 walks and drove in all 3 Herd runs. Valera doubled in Forrest Wall in the 3rd and then singled in Christian Colon & Forrest Wall in the 7th. Valera also made the error that led to the unearned run, and was picked off and caught stealing. Forrest Wall had a good game, picking up 3 singles, stealing 2 bases and scoring twice. Tyler White & Christian Colon each singled.

New Hampshire (3-6) - Loss 6-1 to Somerset (NYY)

The final score doesn’t do Kyle Johnston’s start justice, as Johnston got through 5 shutout innings. Johnston was far from dominant, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks and hitting a batter, while striking out 2, but he was able to put up 0’s. Jon Harris took the loss allowing a solo HR in his 2 innings of relief. Emerson Jimenez had a rough go of it, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits, a walk and a hit batter in his inning. Jimenez did strike out 2 batters, but also threw 4 wild pitches.

At the plate, the Cats didn’t do a whole lot in this one. Vinny Capra & Otto Lopez both had a single and a double. Capra scored the only run for New Hampshire, while Lopez drove him in. Austin Martin & Jordan Groshans both had singles as well. Every NH hitter struck out at least once, with Brock Lundquist & Nick Podkul picking up 3 K’s each.

It was a rough day in the field for a lot of Cats, as Groshans made his 5th error, Capra, Lopez and catcher Chris Bec also made errors. Bec added a passed ball also. Austin Martin picked up an outfield assist from CF, throwing out a runner at 2nd.

Vancouver (5-4) - Win 3-2 over Spokane (COL)

CJ Van Eyk made his second start of the year, and this one went much better than the first one. Van Eyk went 4.2 innings, allowing 1 earned on 3 hits and 2 walks. The run came on a solo HR in the 4th, but Van Eyk was pulled after 73 pitches. Brandon Eisert followed with 2.1 perfect innings of relief in his Vancouver debut, after 2 appearances with Dunedin. Eisert struck out 3. Justin Maese pitched 2 innings and picked up the save, as he allowed an unearned run on an error by Ronny Brito, a sac bunt, a ground out and a wild pitch.

On offense, the runs all came from the bat of Luis De Los Santos, who hit a 3-run HR in the 6th inning. It was De Los Santos first HR of the year, while he added a walk as well. Spencer Horwitz had a good game at the plate, going 2-2 with 2 walks. He was caught stealing in the 8th inning. Phil Clarke & LJ Talley each had hits. Ryan Gold took 2 walks and scored on the HR.

Dunedin (2-7) - Loss 4-1 to Bradenton (PIT)

Dunedin saw their starter have a rough night again, as Jol Concepcion started and threw 4 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 5 walks. Concepcion struck out 1 and actually lowered his ERA in this one. Willy Gaston allowed an earned run in the 6th when he gave up a single and then proceeded to throw wild pitches allowing the single to score. Gaston added another wild pitch in his second inning of work, but ultimately struck out 4. There seems to be some swing and miss there, but he needs to get his control in order to even be considered effectively wild.

It was a quiet night at the plate for the D-Jays, as Zach Britton’s solo HR provided all the offense. It was Britton’s second of the year. Addison Barger had a single and a walk. Orelvis Martinez Sebastian Espino & Ryan Sloniger each singled, while Eric Rivera added a walk. There wasn’t much else to discuss in this one.

Today’s Probables

Buffalo goes at 7:00 pm. Jacob Waguespack starts

New Hampshire starts at 6:35 pm with Maximo Castillo taking the ball

Vancouver gets underway at 10:05 pm. The starter is listed as TBD

Dunedin leads off at 6:30 pm. No starter announced at this point.