Pearson dominant, Fisher Cats pound out the hits, D-Jays take the L, C’s have trouble scoring…..
Bisons 6 Worcester 1
Nate Pearson was dominant in his 2020 debut as his Buffalo Bisons, sporting the blue unis of the former Trenton Thunder as a tribute to their temporary hosts, topped the visiting Worcester Red Sox 6-1.
Pearson fanned 8 Sox hitters in 3.2 innings before he reached his pitch limit. Some were concerned about the 78 pitches he accumulated during his outing, but the broadcasters on MiLB.tv made note of home plate umpire Junio Valentine’s tight strike zone all evening.
Pearson gave up a walk and four hits, and left with two out and the bases loaded in the 4th. Swingman Tyler Saucedo bailed him out, and eventually picked up the W.
Lead off hitter Forrest Wall led the way for the Bisons offence, going 2-4 with a pair of runs scored and as many RBIs. Josh Palacios reached base three times with a pair of hits and a walk, and drove in two as well.
Fisher Cats 11 Portland 2
Zach Logue tossed five scoreless innings, and his teammates pounded out 16 hits as New Hampshire pounded the host Sea Dogs.
Gabriel Moreno led the way for the Cats at the plate, going 3-5 with a pair of RBIs. Austin Martin had a hit on the first pro pitch he saw, and added another for a 2-4 night. Otto Lopez, Chavez Young, Demi Orimoloye, and Kevin Vicuña added a pair of hits. Young was strong defensively in RF, cutting off balls headed for extra bases and showing a cannon for an arm.
Tampa 11 Dunedin 4
The Yankees affiliate scored in every inning but the 2nd and 7th in routing the D-Jays. Addison Barger banged out 3 hits for Dunedin, Justin Ammons had a pair. Super prospect Orelvis Martinez had a rough night at the plate, going hitless in four ABs with a pair of whiffs.
Tri-City 4 Vancouver 0
A bases loaded, two-out error in the 5th proved costly as the C’s fell to the host Angels affiliate.
Adam Kloffenstein started for Vancouver, and pitched three scoreless innings before being removed with two out in the fourth. Kloffenstein walked four, gave up three hits, and fanned as many.
Vancouver was limited to 4 hits on the night. C Phil Clarke reached four times in the same number of plate appearances with a hit and three walks.