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The system had another productive day in the win column with 6 wins and 1 defeat. Dunedin was Sunwinged again. Bichette and Conine had a copycat kind of day. Steinmetz and Kevin Smith each had 3-hit games while Otto Lopez had a 3RBI game, and Francisco Fajardo had a 3SB game.
Buffalo Bisons (54-50)
The Herd lost 9 to 2. Nick Kingham made his Buffalo debut….it did not go well. Tellez hit his 4th long ball in 11 games.
HR- Rowdy Tellez (4)
Starter- Nick Kingham 2.0IP, 6H, 5R, 2BB, 1K, and 2HRA on 46 pitches
L- Kingham (0-1, 22.50ERA)
Saturday, July 27th starting pitcher- SRF
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (45-58)
The Fisher Cats won 5 to 1.
Starter- Hector Perez 7.0IP, 5H, 1R, 3BB, 4K on 97 pitches
W- Perez (7-4, 4.53ERA)
Saturday, July 27th starting pitcher- Ryan Feierabend and TBD
Dunedin Blue Jays (61-39)
Like Sunwing, delayed. Try again tomorrow.
Saturday, July 27th starting pitcher- TBD x2
Lansing Lugnuts (48-53)
The Lugnuts won 9 to 1. Otto Lopez, Rafael Lantigua, Gabriel Moreno, and DJ Neal each collected 2 hits with Hunter Steinmetz collected 3 hits.
HR- DJ Neal (4)
Starter- Eric Pardinho 5.0IP, 2H, 1R, 4BB, 6K on 81 pitches
W- Pardinho (1-1, 1.88ERA)
H- Cobi Johnson(1)
Saturday, July 27th starting pitcher- Troy Miller
Vancouver Canadians (17-25)
The C’s won 6 to 3. Congrats to Josh Almonte earning his professional win as a pitcher after switching from the outfield to the mound at the end of the 2017 season. Almonte’s been in the organization since 2012.
HR- Will Robertson (3) and Ronny Brito (2)
Starter- Alex Nolan 4.0IP, 4H, 2R, 2BB, 1K on 78 pitches
W-Josh Almonte (1-1, 6.75ERA)
H- Nicolas Medina (2) and Mike Pascoe (1)
SV- Luke Gillingham (3)
Saturday, July 27th starting pitcher-TBD
Bluefield Blue Jays (18-18)
The Blue Jays won 2 to 0
HR- D.J. Daniels (4)
Starter- Alejandro Melean 0.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K (injury)
W- Alvarez (1-1, 2.31ERA)
H- Hinojosa (1)
SV- Kyle Huckaby (2)
GCL Blue Jays (11-13)
Won 6 to 2
Starter- Wilgenis Alvarado 3.0IP, 5H, 2R, BB, 2K
W- Michael Dominguez (1-0, 1.38ERA)
DSL Blue Jays (22-25)
Won 12 to 1
Starter- Bejardi Meza 5.0IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
W- Meza (2-1, 3.34ERA)
- Buffalo Socrates Brito (2-for-4, R), Tellez (1-for-3, R, Hr, 2RBI), Buddy Boshers (2Ip, H, K)
- NH’s Brock Lundquist (2-for-4, R, 2RBI), Kevin Smith (3-for-4, SB, CS), Logan Warmoth (1-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB), Hector Perez (see above)
- Lansing Otto Lopez (2-for-5, R, 3RBI), Gabriel Moreno 2-for-5, 2B), DJ Neal (2-for-5, 2R, HR, RBI), Hunter Steinmetz (3-for-4, 2R, 2-2B, RBI), Pardinho (see above), and Cobi Johnson (3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 7K)
- C’s Robertson (1-for-4, 2R, HR, RBI), Dominic Abbadessa (2-for-3, 3R, BB, 2SB), Yorman Rodriguez (1-for-4, 3B, 2RBI, K)
- Bluefield Joseph Reyes (2-for-4), Daniels (1-for-3, R, HR, 2RBI, K), Juan Acosta (4.1IP, 2H, BB, 3K)
- GCL Hugo Cardona (0-for-4, 2R, K, 2SB), Orelvis Martinez (2-for-3, R, RBI, K), Rainer Nunez (1-for-3, 2B, 2RBI, K), Dominguez (3IP, BB, 4K)
- DSL Glenn Santiago (3-for-5, 3R, 2-2B, 2RBI, SB), Daniel Oliva (3-for-5, R, 2B, 2RBI, K), Juan Pizarro (3-for-4, R, RBI, CS), Francisco Fajardo (2-for-3, 3R, RBI, BB, 3SB), Meza (see above)
Player of the Day
Friday, July 26th POD goes to Rafael Lantigua
The 21-yr-old is having an outstanding July. After batting .189 in 22 games in May and .226 in 19 games in June, Lantigua batted .347 in 21 July games. With 2 hits in 4 at-bats, the native of Puerto Plata, D.R., extended his on-base streak to 9 games.
Playing 2B and batting second, the 5-foot-8 infielder singled in his first at-bat. He advanced to 2B on a throwing error but was stranded. Lantigua extended the Lugnuts lead to 3-0 with a 2-run double (13) in 2nd inning. He drew a 4 pitch walk in the 6th but his mates failed to bring him in.
In 62 games, Rafael is batting .255 with .307OBP and 23 runs, 13 doubles, 5 triples, and no HR. He has 18 RBI, and 6 stolen bases. He’s recently moved up in the lineup with 3 games batting in the 2-hole. Lantigua has split time batting 6th, (15GP), 8th (12GP), and 9th (17GP). Over his last 10 games, Lantigua has pushed his batting up from .233 to .255 with a .325BA during this span.
The Bo Bichette and Griffin Conine Show….on repeat
Bo Bichette went hitless in 4 attempts. He struck out 3 times and is batting .281 with the Bisons.
Griffin Conine went hitless in 5 attempts. He struck out 3 times and is batting .279 with the Lugnuts
*Featured Image Credit: R.Mueller
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