New Hampshire 6 Somerset 5
Simeon Woods Richardson was electric, and Gabriel Moreno was hot at the plate as the Fisher Cats walked off the Patriots last night.
SWR gave up only one hit – a lead off HR in the 5th, and fanned 8. He had some momentary lapses of control, but otherwise was mixing in his secondaries, including a very effective curve to keep Somerset hitters off balance.
The Fisher Cats took a 5-1 lead into the 7th, thanks in part to a Moreno two-run homer in the 3rd and a two-RBI single in the 5th, but the visitors fought back to tie the game in the 8th. That set the stage for a dramatic bottom of the 9th. With the bases loaded and two out, Moreno worked a four pitch walk to bring home the winning run.
Port Coquitlam, BC’s Curtis Taylor worked a scoreless 9th, striking out two, to pick up the W. SS Jordan Groshans made a pair of errors – one on a hard one hopper that ate him up, the other on a soft but fairly routine grounder that he short-hopped the throw on. Austin Martin had a relatively quiet night in CF.
Spokane 4 Vancouver 3
Sean Wymer bounced back from a rough start last week to toss four effective innings, and Albertan Tanner Kirwer went 3-5, including his second round tripper of the year, but the host C’s lost to Spokane 4-3 in 10 innings.
The C’s “home” opener was played in Hillsboro, OR.
Vancouver had the tying run on 3rd themselves in the last of the 10th, but were unable to bring it across.
Rochester 6 Buffalo 3
Nick Allgeyer pitched his second straight strong start for the Bisons, but Rochester scored three in the top of the 9th to take the W.
Allgeyer pitched six innings before handing things over to the bullpen. He gave up a run (earned) on 5 hits, 3 BBs and 4 Ks in the process.
Forrest Wall, Tyler White, and Logan Warmoth each had two hits to lead the Buffalo attack. Nash Knight hit his first HR of the season.
Bradenton 11 Dunedin 4
For the second straight game, the D-Jays received strong starting pitching, but a bullpen meltdown gave it away.
Rafael Monsion pitched four solid innings for Dunedin, allowing only one earned run, but the Marauders struck for 10 runs off the the beleaguered D-Jays ‘pen. Julian Valdez was the sole effective reliever who pitched well for Dunedin, tossing two scoreless frames.
SS Leo Jimenez made his 2021 debut for Dunedin, going 1-3 and driving in a run.
Some news from the past few days…..
Also, from Baseball America, the Jays let a number of players go over the past few weeks, including:
-RHPs Maverick Buffo, Mitch McKown, Anderson Nunez, and Andy Ravel.
-LHP Kyle Huckaby
-1B Nick Neal, 3B Angel Camacho
-OFs Dom Abbadessa, McGregory Contreras, Adrian Ramos