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April 9th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Orelvis Martinez hits 1st Double-A home run

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The system went 3 and 1.

 

Buffalo- The Herd picked up their 2nd  win of the season, holding Iowa to 2 runs on 4 hits. Casey Lawrence struck out 6 over 5 innings. Heading into the bottom of the 6th with a 4-2 lead, Logan Warmoth and Nathan Lukes each singled home a run and Vinny Capra capped off the inning as he reached on a fielding error which allowed Lukes to score.

 

New Hampshire- The Fisher Cats scored 6 runs on6 hits, hitting a pair of home runs. They fell behind early, allowing 11 runs over the first four innings. Joey Murray took the mound as he looks to get back on track after being injured for much of 2020 and 2021. He struck out 7 batters over 4IP but allowed 4 runs.

 

Vancouver- The Canadians scored 8 runs on 9 hits, including three doubles and a HR. The bullpen threw 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, walking 3, and striking out 8.

 

Dunedin- The D-Jays scored 2 runs in each of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th innings as they rode the strong pitching from Ricky Tiedeman and Jonatan Bernal to victory.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (2-1)

 

Won 7 to 2

 

HR- Logan Warmoth (1) and Josh Palacios (2)

 

Starter- Casey Lawrence 5.0IP, 2H, 1R, 0B, 6k on 84 pitches

 

W- Lawrence (1-0, 1.80ERA)

 

H- Graham Spraker (2)

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (0-1)

 

Loss 11 to 6

 

HR- Tanner Morris (1) and Orelvis Martinez (1)

 

Starter- Elvis Luciano 2.0IP, 8H, 6R, 0BB, 2K, and 1HRA on 53 pitches

 

L- Luciano (0-1, 27.00ERA)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (1-0)

 

Won 8 to 6

 

HR- Addison Barger (1)

 

Starter- Adam Kloffenstein 4.0IP, 8H, 4R, 0BB, 6K, and 1HRA on 60 pitches

 

W- Jimmy Burnette (1-0, 3.86ERA)/BSV1

 

H- Thomas Ruwe (1)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (1-0)

 

Won 8 to 4

 

HR- Rikelbin De Castro (1), Damiano Palmegiani (1), and Adriel Sotolongo (1)

 

Starter- Ricky Tiedemann 5.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2BB, 8K on 71 pitches

 

W- Tiedemann  (1-0, 3.60 ERA)

 

Top Performers

  • Buffalo- Cullen Large (2-for-4, 2K), Lukes (1-for-3, 2R, RBI, BB, SB, 2K), Palacios (1-for-4, 2R, RBI, HR, K, SB), Samad Taylor (1-for-3, 2RBI, BB), Warmoth (2-for-3, 2R, RBI, HR)
  • New Hampshire- Tanner Morris (1-for-2, 2R, HR, RBI, 3BB), Orevlis Martinez (1-for-4, 2R, RBI, BB, HR), Sabstian Espino (1-for-3, 2RBI, 3K), Cre Finfrock (1IP, H, 2K)
  • C’s- Sean Mellen (2.2IP, 0H, BB, 4K), Leo Jimenez (2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K, 2B), PK Morris (1-for-3, R, 2B, 2RBI, 2K), Garrett Spain (2-for-4, R), Barger (1-for-5, R, 2RBI, 2K, HR), Riley Tirotta (2-for-5, 2B, RBI, 3K)
  • Dunedin- Jonatan Bernal (2IP, H, 2K), Estiven Machado (3-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K), Palmegiani (2-for-4, R, 2RBI, HR, K), De Castro (2-for-4, 2R, 2RBI, HR, SB, K)

Player Spotlight

 

Today we turn our attention to  Adriel Sotolongo

 

The Dunedin Blue Jays designated hitter, batting 8th, the 23-yr-old out of Havana, Cuba, hit a home run and a double, driving in a pair, and scoring a pair. He doubled in the 4th and scored on a wild pitch. In the 8th inning with De Castro on base, Sotolongo hit a 2-2 pitch to LF for his 1st home run of the season, giving the D-Jays an 8-2 lead.

 

 

PS. I will be away next week on a well-deserved vacation so no recaps.

 

 

 

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