The knock on Buffalo’s Sean Reid-Foley throughout his young career is that he often has been undone by the big inning. Last night against the Orioles’ AAA affiliate in Norfolk, Reid-Foley presented some delivery adjustments through this first four innings which appeared to have him on more of a downhill plane toward home, and four shutout innings was the result.
In the fifth, Reid-Foley lost the strike zone, and was unable to make the adjustments to get it back. After a Cavan Biggio double play erased a lead off walk, SRF walked back-to-back hitters, who came around to score on a two out double as part of a three run 5th that provided Norfolk with the margin of victory.
The Blue Jays have to be encouraged with SRF’s first four innings of work, but concerned with that pitch count driving 5th. Anthony Alford had a pair of hits and is showing signs of emerging from his early season funk. Reese McGuire and Roemon Fields added a pair of hits as well.
New Hampshire handed starter Hector Perez an 8 run lead before he took the mound in the home half of the first at Binghamton. Santiago Espinal and Alberto Mineo hit back-to-back shots as part of the big first inning in a 10-5 Fisher Cats’ win. In one of this strongest outings of the season thus far, Perez gave up a pair of runs on four hits, walking a pair and fanning 7. Espinal has been the leader of the Fisher Cats offence this season, and last night was no exception, has he led the way with four hits and five RBI. Chad Spanberger added three hits to the New Hampshire attack.
Dunedin’s Nick Allgeyer gave up a season-high 7 hits, and while the D-Jays offence put together 10 hits, they couldn’t cash enough in in an 8-4 L to visiting Clearwater. Cal Stevenson had a pair of hits for Dunedin, and added his fourth assist in his past three games when he threw a perfect relay from the outfield to Samad Taylor, who then threw to 3rd to nail the runner in the 4th inning. Cullen Large, Christian Williams, and Kevin Vicuña added two hits as well.
The road has not been kind to Lansing, who fell to 0-5 in the penultimate game of their six-game trip with a 6-2 loss at Kane County. Jake Brodt had a pair of hits, including a 9th inning RBI single to prevent the Lugs from being shut out, and Nick Podkul extended his on-base streak to 20 games.