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Baby Jays Recap - Riley Adams & Vinny Capra come up big late

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Affiliates go 3 & 3 on Thursday, with a lot of late fireworks - both good and bad

MLB: JUN 30 Mariners at Blue Jays Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Buffalo (41-25) - Beat Syracuse 10-4

Buffalo used a 7-run 8th inning to come back and win this one, as they trailed 4-3 heading into the 8th. The inning started with a Cullen Large single. Riley Adams then hit the ball out of the park for his 7th of the year to give the Herd the lead. Richard Urena singled and then Dilson Herrera was hit by a pitch. One out later, Logan Warmoth walked to load the bases. Tyler White singled in 2 and then stole 2nd. Christian Colon singled in 2 more. Large singled a 2nd time in the inning, then Adams singled in Colon for his 3rd run batted in.

Earlier in the game White had a solo HR in the 1st, his 6th of the year, to go with his single. Adams added a single and a double earlier in the game for a 4-hit game. Large had another single earlier also. Urena had a double to go with his single in the 8th. Herrera had 2 hits on the game, plus his HBP. Logan Warmoth & Kevin Smith each had a single, a walk and a stolen base. Warmoth scored two runs.

Zach Logue started the game and was cruising through 4 no-hit innings, before a rough 5th that accounted for 4 runs on 4 hits. Final line was 5 innings, 4 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, a hit batter and 8 K’s. John Axford had 2 shutout innings, striking out 3. Dany Jimenez picked up the win with a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and striking out 2. Trent Thornton pitched the 9th and set down the side on 13 pitches, including a strikeout.


New Hampshire (29-36) - Walk-off win over Reading 7-6

In a similar story to Buffalo’s win, New Hampshire had a big 9th inning to score 4 runs and walk off the game. Chris Bec started the inning off with a walk. Austin Martin then single and Chavez Young walked to load the bases. Otto Lopez walked in the first run before Vinny Capra singled in Martin & Young to tie the game. After a Jordan Groshans strikeout and a Samad Taylor intentional walk, Kevin Vicuna played the hero singling in Lopez to win the ball game.

The offense was spread out pretty well in this one. Lopez had a single, a double and 2 walks, scoring 2 runs. Groshans had a single, a double and a walk. Martin had 2 singles. Young had a solo HR (3) and a walk, scoring 2 runs. Taylor had 2 singles and a walk. LJ Talley had a single and drove in a run before being pinch hit for with Capra in the 9th.

On the mound, Johnny Barbato started and wasn’t sharp. His final line was 5 earned on 8 hits and 6 walks in 4.2 innings. That included a 3-run HR in the 3rd inning as well as 2 wild pitches. Marcus Reyes threw 2.1 scoreless & hitless innings, allowing 2 walks and striking out 2. Sean Rackoski allowed a run on 3 hits in his inning. Kyle Johnston pitched the 9th, striking out 1 to pick up the win.


Vancouver (32-37) - Loss 8-2 to Everett

Vancouver’s struggles at the plate continued, as they only picked up 6 hits and 2 walks on the game. Having said that, you don’t win a lot of games giving up 8 runs either. CJ Van Eyk started and allowed 3 earned over 5 innings. Van Eyk allowed 4 hits, including 2 doubles and a solo HR, and 3 walks, while striking out 9. Adrian Hernandez followed with his roughest outing with Vancouver. Hernandez allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, including a HR, and struck out 2 in 2 innings. Hagen Danner returned from the IL after missing 7 weeks with a scoreless inning, allowing a walk. Roither Hernandez also struggled, giving up 3 runs in his inning, allowing a double and a 2-run HR.

At the plate, Tanner Morris had another 2-hit game, picking up a pair of singles and an RBI. Luis De Los Santos, Spencer Horwitz, Will Robertson & Ronny Brito each had a single. It was a return to Vancouver for Robertson, who hadn’t dressed for the C’s since May 11th. Rafael Lantigua and Sebastian Espino each had a walk


Dunedin (30-38) - Win 5-3 over Lakeland

A 3-run 4th inning was the difference in this one, as Dunedin extended their lead to 5-1 and then held on for the 5-3 win. The inning started with a PK Morris walk, followed by Harrison Ray getting hit by a pitch. MacKenzie Mueller singled in Morris. Hugo Cardona doubled to bring in both Ray & Mueller, however he was promptly picked off 2nd. Cardona added a single in the game. Orelvis Martinez was the other D-Jay with 2 hits, picking up 2 doubles, bringing his total to 22 on the year. Martinez also added a walk and is now hitting .298. Miguel Hiraldo had a solo HR in the 3rd (his 5th) and took a walk, scoring twice. Morris had a single and 2 walks.

Trent Palmer started and went 3 innings. Palmer allowed an unearned run on 1 hit and 4 walks. Palmer has shown himself to be quite difficult to hit, but also struggles to find the strike zone. In only 2 of Palmer’s 8 outings has he allowed more than 1 hit, including 3 starts with 0 hits allowed. However, he’s now walked 23 in 20.1 innings on the year. Palmer also picked up 6 strike outs, which raises his total to 25 for the year. Andrew Bash followed and allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits and a walk. Bash allowed a double and 2 triples, while striking out 6. Gabriel Ponce pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 7th save, striking out 1.


FCL (10-8) - Loss 5-4 in extra innings to the FCL Yankees

The FCL club scored 3 in the 5th inning to tie the game up, but were outscored 2-1 in the extra frame to lose this one. In the 5th, JJ D’Orazio singled to start the inning. Peniel Brito walked and Marcos De La Rosa was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Justin Ammons singled in 1. 2 outs later and Gabriel Martinez drove in 2 with a single to tie the game. In the extra frame a sac fly brought in the go-ahead Manfred Man, but 3 walks in the bottom half made the difference. Martinez picked up 2 walks to go with his single, and also stole 2 bases in the extra inning to try and help the club win. Justin Ammons had another single and added a walk. D’Orazio had a walk as well, but the club only picked up 4 hits and 5 walks in the game.

Dahian Santos started and was pretty good until the 4th inning. Santos gave up a 3-run HR in that inning after a couple of 1-out singles. Santos gave up 5 hits and struck out 8 in the game, walking none, which is always a feat in the FCL. Michael Dominguez followed with 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 singles and a walk, striking out 4. Stephen Vargas struck out 3 and had a walk in his scoreless inning. Marc Civit allowed the 2 runs in the extra frame on a single and 3 walks, recording 2 outs.


DSL (2-4) - Loss 11-7 in extra innings to the DSL Diamondbacks 1

The DSL Jays scored 3 runs in the 7th and 2 more in the 9th to force extra innings, but gave up 4 in the top half and couldn’t answer. Francisco Fajardo picked up 3 singles and 3 stolen bases in the game, but was also picked off and caught stealing once. The fun named Robert Robertis had a single, his first professional HR and a walk, scoring 2 runs. Luis Garcia had a single, a double and 2 walks. Yhoangel Aponte had 2 singles, a walk and was hit by a pitch. Cristian Feliz had 2 singles and a walk, driving in 2. Martin Gimenez had a double for his first professional hit. Yeuni Munoz & Jonathan Peguero each had a walk.

Darwin Cruz started and went 3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits (3 for extra bases - 2 doubles & a triple), while striking out 3. Johan Simon allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in an inning of relief, also striking out 3. Keiner Leon allowed a run on 4 hits and a walk in 2 innings. Robin De Jesus allowed 2 runs on 2 doubles and a walk in an inning. Sergio Caruci went 2 scoreless innings, the only pitcher of the day to accomplish that feat for the Jays. Caruci walked 1 and struck out 3. Francis Mercedes allowed the 4 runs in the extra inning, on 4 hits and a walk.


Today’s Probables

Buffalo takes on Syracuse again. No starter is listed for Buffalo at this time.

New Hampshire and Reading go head to head again. No starter is listed for the Fisher Cats

Vancouver sends Adam Kloffenstein (4-4, 5.37 ERA, 5.06 FIP, 5.48 xFIP) to the hill to try and end their losing streak, as they take on Everett

Sem Robberse (2-4, 5.09 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 3.81 xFIP) toes the rubber tonight against Lakeland

The FCL Club has the day off

The DSL Jays take on the DSL D-Backs 1 again, looking to avenge their loss yesterday