Buffalo (40-25) - Win 5-3 over Syracuse
Jeremy Beasley started for Buffalo on Wednesday night and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1.2 innings. Beasley did strike out 4 batters. Jacob Waguespack followed with 3 shutout innings, allowing a single and a walk, striking out 2. Connor Overton threw 2.1 innings of relief, allowing 3 hits, including a solo HR, while striking out 3. Bryan Baker pitched a perfect 8th and Kirby Snead threw a perfect 9th to get the save.
Alejandro Kirk picked up 2 more hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs in the 3rd, but was later removed for a pinch hitter. Christian Colon had 2 singles and drove in a run. Kevin Smith had a single and a walk, driving in a run. Cullen Large & Nash Knight each doubled and scored a run. Logan Warmoth had 2 walks, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Tyler White had 3 walks on the day.
New Hampshire (28-36) - Loss 7-6 to Reading
New Hampshire had a 4-1 lead after 3, but were unable to score again until trailing by 3 going into the bottom of 9. A Chris Bec 2-run HR (1) made it close, but not close enough. A 4-run 4th inning started with a Bec single, but he was erased on a Samad Taylor double play. Austin Martin walked, Otto Lopez single, Jordan Groshans singled in Martin, Chavez Young singled in Lopez and Vinny Capra doubled in Groshans & Young. Lopez Young both had 2 singles. Groshans had a single and a walk. Taylor, Martin & Kevin Vicuna each walked
Reilly Hovis started this one and allowed 2 earned on 3 hits and a walk over 5 innings. Hovis struck out 5. Mike Ellenbest allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in an inning. Graham Spraker took the loss giving up a run on 3 hits and a walk in 2 innings. The run scored on a solo HR. Fitz Stadler allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in his inning of relief. Not a lot of relief out of the bullpen Wednesday night
Vancouver (32-36) - Loss 6-2 to Everett
Nick Fraze took the hill for the C’s on Wednesday night as he returns from being out for about a month. In his second start since returning, Fraze went 2 innings, allowing a run on a triple and a walk, striking out 2. Brandon Eisert followed with 2 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Willy Gaston allowed 2 runs on a triple and a walk in 2 innings. Parker Caracci had his roughest outing of the year, allowing 3 runs on 2 singles, a double, a triple and 2 walks. Connor Law pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing a walk and striking out a batter.
At the dish, Vancouver scored 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Tanner Morris had a single and a solo HR in the 8th, his 4th of the year. Phil Clarke & Zac Cook had back-to-back doubles in the 4th to score the other run. Sebastian Espino added a single and Eric Rivera had a walk, but that was all the offense the C’s could muster. Missing Cameron Eden and waiting for Will Robertson to return from injury has really shortened the lineup.
Dunedin (29-38) - Win 11-2 versus Lakeland
The D-Jays offense hit early and often in this one scoring runs in 6 of 8 trips to the plate. Although they led 6-0 by the time he got started, Orelvis Martinez lit up the scoreboard again. Martinez had a double and 2 HR’s, to give him 17 on the year. Martinez had a solo shot in the 6th and then a 3-run shot in the 8th. He also added a walk, stole a base and scored 3 runs. Zach Britton picked up 3 hits in the game, including a solo HR (4) in the 6th. Britton also had a stolen base. Anthony Morales had 2 singles and a walk, driving in 2 and stealing his first base of his pro career. Steward Berroa had a double and drove in a run. Miguel Hiraldo had a single, a walk, a stolen base and scored a run. PK Morris had a sac fly, 2 walks and a run scored. Harrison Ray had a walk and stole home. MacKenzie Mueller singled and walked. Dasan Brown picked up a walk as all 9 D-Jays got on base under their own accord.
Naswell Paulino had a strong start, throwing 6 shutout innings. Paulino allowed 2 singles and 2 walks, while striking out 5 batters. Rafael Monsion gave up 3 hits and a walk in his inning, including a solo HR, as he allowed 2 runs to score. Juan DePaula threw 2 perfect innings, recording a strike out.
After noting the lacklustre Vancouver offense, and the fact that Orelvis Martinez has hit 11 HR’s in July, perhaps a move to Vancouver would be good for everyone involved.
FCL (10-7) - Loss 7-3 to FCL Phillies
Jonatan Bernal started for the FCL club on Wednesday. Bernal got touched up for 8 hits and 2 walks over 4 innings. Although he wasn’t helped by his defense, Bernal allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 5 singles, a double, a triple and a solo HR. Soenni Martinez followed and allowed 2 runs on a hit and 2 walks in 2 innings. Kelvin Perez threw 2 scoreless innings and struck out 3 batters. Brayan Mejia pitched the 9th and recorded a strike out.
Newly acquired Darlin Guzman picked up 2 hits on the day, including a double, scoring a run and driving in one as well. Angel Del Rosario had 2 more hits, stole a base and scored a run. Amell Brazoban had a double and drove in a run. Justin Ammons, Adriel Sotolongo & Victor Mesia each had a single. Rikelbin De Castro had 2 walks, while Willfran Astudillo had a walk as well.
DSL (2-3) - Off Day
Buffalo sends Zach Logue (2-1, 4.01 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 5.26 xFIP) starts against Syracuse on Thursday
Johnny Barbato (1-2, 4.57 ERA, 3.77 FIPO, 5.10 xFIP) takes the hill looking to get back into the win column against Reading
Vancouver starts CJ Van Eyk (2-4, 7.07 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 4.46 xFIP) against Everett
Dunedin will send Trent Palmer (0-1, 4.67 ERA, 5.46 FIP, 6.50 xFIP) looking to stay hot against Lakeland
FCL takes on the FCL Yankees at noon and misses the next great thing in Jasson Dominguez as he has moved up to Tampa. Dahian Santos (0-1, 5.59 ERA) makes his 3rd start of the year (4th appearance)
The DSL Jays are underway against the DSL Diamondbacks 1. Darwin Cruz got the start.