Buffalo (13-11) - Loss 6-4
Matt Kay got the start in this one on a rehab assignment. Kay had 2 really good innings, one not so strong inning and struggled in the 4th. All told Kay gave up 4 hits (3 doubles) and 3 walks. Kay did get 6 strike outs. Casey Lawrence had 1.2 innings of relief, allowing only a hit batter. Dany Jimenez gave up a 2-run HR in his 1.2 innings. Kirby Snead had 1.1 perfect innings, striking out all 4 batters he faced. Hobie Harris pitched an inning, walking 1, hitting a batter and striking out 2.
On offense, Buffalo was able to respond to Syracuse in the 2nd & 4th innings, tying the game at 1 and then at 4, but were unable to respond in the 7th. Richard Urena had a big game, with a double and his 2nd HR of the game. Urena drove in 3 runs. Forrest Wall had 2 singles, a walk and stole 3 bases. He now has the SB lead in the league with 11. Juan Graterol had an RBI-single. Christian Colon had a single and a walk, but was picked off 3rd base. Kevin Smith had a hit, a walk and stole a base. Logan Warmoth walked twice.
New Hampshire (9-16) - Loss 8-7 in 10 innings
New Hampshire had a big lead early, but saw Binghamton battle back and tie the game in the top of 9 with 2 runs. The Rumble Ponies then scored 2 in the 10th, while the Fisher Cats could only respond with 1. Maximo Castillo went 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and a walk. Castillo struck out 4. Andrew McInvale had 2 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed a walk and struck out 3. Curtis Taylor breezed through the 8th inning, but struggled a little in the 9th giving up 2 singles and a triple. His final line showed 2 innings, 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and a walk, while striking out 4. Mike Ellenbest pitched the extra inning, allowing 2 runs on a triple, a sac fly and a double.
At the plate, New Hampshire had 13 hits and 5 walks, but were only 3-15 with runners in scoring position. LJ Talley had an pinch hit RBI single in the 10th, and went to second on an Austin Martin walk, but Jordan Groshans struck out and Lopez grounded out to end the game. Lopez had 3 hits, including 2 doubles. Groshans & Gabriel Moreno each had 2 singles. Samad Taylor hit a solo HR (4) and stole a base. Reggie Pruitt also had a solo HR (2). Austin Martin had 3 walks but was caught stealing. Kevin Vicuna had a single, walked and stole a base.
Vancouver (15-11) - Loss 6-5 in 10 innings
Vancouver played catch up most of the night, battling back to tie up the game with Eugene in the 6th, 7th and again in the bottom of 9, but was unable to score in the 10th inning to fall in this one. Eugene was able to score a run in the top of 10 without a hit, as they got 2 walks and then a passed ball from Philip Clarke to allow what turned out to be the winning run. CJ Van Eyk started and allowed 2 runs in the first inning on 3 walks, 2 stolen bases and a single to the first 4 batters. After that Van Eyk settled in, finishing his night with 5 innings of 3 run ball. Van Eyk allowed 5 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 3. Justin Maese followed and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk in his longest outing of the year. Maese allowed a solo HR in the 8th after allowing a run in the 7th as well. Maese did record 5 strikeouts. Parker Caracci pitched the 9th & 10th, allowing the extra runner to score. Caracci struggled with 4 walks, but did not allow a hit.
On offense, Vancouver saw Tanner Kirwer single to start the 9th inning, steal second, move to third on a throwing error by the catcher and then score on a Tanner Morris single to tie the game. In the 10th the C’s went strike out, ground out and line out to miss out on scoring the extra runner. Morris had a strong game going 3-3 with 2 walks. Morris missed the cycle by the HR, but did score 2 runs. Kirwer had a double earlier in the game and also stole another base to bring his number to 15 so far. Ryan Gold had a single and a double. Spencer Horwitz had a triple and a sac fly, driving in 2 runs. The bottom 4 batters had a rough night, going 0-17 with 2 walks.
Dunedin (8-18) - Loss 1-0
In Dunedin, it was a pitchers duel from start to finish as each team was held to 2 hits and 5 walks in the game. Trent Palmer debuted and allowed 2 walks and a hit batter in his 3 innings. Palmer struck out 2 in a scoreless outing. Jol Concepcion came in and gave up 2 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings of relief. The trouble was 1 of the 2 hits was a solo HR in the 4th inning, to the second batter he faced, which was the only run in the game. Concepcion ended up getting 6 strikeouts on the night, but Dunedin was unable to get any offense.
At the plate, Harry Ray had a double and a walk in his first game since May 11th. Ray has had hits in his last 4 games, but is also rocking a 50% K-rate. MacKenzie Mueller had 2 walks. Orelvis Martinez picked up a single. Miguel Hiraldo & PK Morris each added a walk. Addison Barger & Ryan Sloniger both had a rough night going 0-4 with 4 K’s.
Buffalo gets underway in Trenton at 7:05. Jacob Waguespack starts (1-1, 4.67 ERA, 1.95 FIP, 2.46 xFIP)
New Hampshire has first pitch at 6:35. Troy Miller get’s the start (2-0, 1.37 ERA across 2 levels. AA FIP is 4.24 & xFIP is 7.11 in 5 innings)
Vancouver takes on Eugene trying to get back in the win column. Luis Quinones starts (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.69 FIP, 4.70 xFIP in 5 innings)
Dunedin is up first, as first pitch is 6:30. Starter has not been determined