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April 12th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Espino and Martinez power New Hamsphire to vicotry

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The system went 2 and 2.

 

Buffalo- LJ Talley singled to right field, scoring Samad Taylor to give the Herd a 5-4 lead in the top of the 9th inning. Gosuke Katoh added some insurance on a fielder’s choice, bringing in Vinny Capra. Gabriel Moreno collected two singles. Capra and Talley joined Moreno with 2-hit games.

 

New Hampshire- 3 runs in the 1st and 5th innings with a 4-run 4th sandwiched in there gave the Fisher Cats all the runs they needed. Orelvis Martinez went ape with a HR, a double, and a single. Sebastian Espino outperformed Orelvis with 4RBI and Maximo Castillo provided the Fisher Cats with four shutout innings.

 

Vancouver- The C’s scored 2 runs in the 1st and 9th innings but the Dust Devils scored 3 runs in the 8th to pull away with the W. PK Morris, Addison Barger, Miguel Hiraldo, and Davis Schneider each had multi-hit games but Hugo Cardona managed a 3-hit game.

 

Dunedin- The D-Jays waited until the 9th inning to score, a solo home run off the bat of Rainer Nunez. The Tarpons scored 3 runs on 8 hits.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (5-2)

 

Win 6 to 4

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Thomas Hatch 3.1IP, 6H, 2R, 1B, 1k on 61 pitches

 

W- Brandon Eisert (1-0, 6.23ERA)/BSV1

 

H- Joe Biagini (2)

 

SV- Kyle Johnston (3)

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3-1)

 

Won 11 to 4

 

HR- Martinez (2), Steward Berroa (1), Espino (1)

 

Starter- Maximo Castillo 4.0IP, 0H, 0R, 4BB, 7K on 67 pitches

 

W- Marcus Reyes (1-0, 9.00ERA)

 

Advanced-A

Vancouver Canadians (2-2)

 

Loss 5 to 7

 

HR- none

 

Starter- Naswell Paulino 3.0IP, 3H, 3R, 3BB, 5K on 69 pitches

 

L- Sean Mellen (0-1, 1.59ERA)

 

A-Ball

Dunedin Blue Jays (1-3)

 

Loss 1 to 3

 

HR- Rainer Nunez (1)

 

Starter- Connor Cooke 4.0IP, 7H, 3R, 0BB, 3K on 64 pitches

 

L- Cooke (0-1, 6.75 ERA)

 

Top Performers

  • Buffalo- Vinny Capra (2-for-2, 2BB, 2R, 2B), LJ Talley (2-for-4, RBI), Gabriel Moreno (2-for-5, RBI)
  • New Hampshire- Castillo (see above), Martinez (3-for-4, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, HR, K), Berroa (1-for-4, R, HR, 3RBI)
  • C’s- Sean Mellen (3IP, 2H, R, BB, 8K), PK Morris (2-for-5, R, RBI, 2B, 3K), Addison Barger (2-for-4, R, RBI, 2B), Miguel Hiraldo (2-for-4, K), Davis Schneider (2-for-4, RBI, 2K), Hugo Cardona (3-for-4, K, 2-2B, SB)
  • Dunedin- Matt Svanson (4IP, H, BB, 5K), Rainer Nunez (2-for-4, R, RBI, HR, 2K)

Player Spotlight

 

Today we turn our attention to Sabastian Espino of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

 

the 21-yr-old played LF and batted 6th on Tuesday. He struck out in the 1st inning to end the Cats 3-run 1st inning. In the 4th inning, Espino singled and scored on Steward Berroa’s 3-run HR, 7-0. With one out and two on in the 5th inning, the native of Bonao, D.R. placed a 2-2 pitch over the wall in RF, 10-2. Then in the 7th, Espino doubled home Orelvis Martinez to push the score to 11-2.

 

He finished 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored, 4RBI, a HR, and a double.

 

 

 

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