The Vancouver Canadians got their season under way (and I got to see about half the game, on my way to the airport to return to Toronto) by getting pummelled in the midst of a 2-3 day by the Blue Jays’ affiliates.
Buffalo Bisons 2, Louisville Bats (CIN) 3
The Buffalo Bisons squandered a strong pitching performance, losing 3-2 to the Louisville Bats.
Ryan Feierabend went five innings, giving up three runs on six hits (including a home run) with just one walk and three strikeouts. William Ouellette contributed three outstanding innings, not allowing a runner and striking out three.
Bo Bichette had two of the club’s three hits and was 2/4 with a solo home run. Billy McKinney was 1/4 .
L: Ryan Feierabend (3-2)
HR: Bo Bichette (2)
Player of the Game: Bo Bichette
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels (SF) 2
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got some good pitching to pick up a 4-2 win, opening their series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Zach Logue was on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits (including a home run) and three walks, striking out five Jon Harris, moving up from Dunedin, tossed three strong innings, allowing just three hits and striking out two while Vinny Nittoli allowed a hit in the ninth, striking out two to notch the save.
Santiago Espinal hit his fourth home run, going 1/4 with the solo shot while Riley Adams was 2/5 with two RBI. Logan Warmoth, promoted to New Hampshire, was 0/4 in his first Double-A game and Brock Lundquist was 1/3 with a walk. Vinny Capra, playing in his home state of Virginia, was 1/5 with a double and two runs while Nash Knight was 1/2 with three walks and an RBI. Josh Palacios was 1/4 with a walk.
W: Jon Harris (1-0)
S: Vinny Nittoli (1)
Player of the Game: Riley Adams and Jon Harris
Roster Notes: Andres Sotillo was placed on the IL and Logan Warmoth was promoted from Dunedin. Jon Harris was assigned to New Hampshire and Dany Jimenez was promoted from Dunedin to New Hampshire. Tayler Saucedo and William Ouellette were promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo.
Dunedin Blue Jays
Scheduled off day.
Roster Notes: Dany Jimenez and Logan Warmoth were promoted from Dunedin to New Hampshire.
Lansing Lugnuts 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 2
The Lansing Lugnuts returned home and beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-2.
Josh Winckowski went seven innings, but didn’t get the win, allowing only two runs on three hits (with a home run) and three walks, striking out seven. Naswell Paulino, in his first game with Lansing, got the win, allowing two hits in the eighth with two strikeouts and Cre Finfrock gave up a walk and struck out one in the ninth for the save.
D.J. Neal led off for the Lugnuts, going 2/4 with a double, an rBI and a run, stealing a base while Griffin Conine was 1/2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. Hagen Danner was 1/3 with a walk and Hunter Steinmetz was 1/4. Rafael Lantigua was 1/2 with an RBI and a sac fly and Luis De Los Santos was 1/2 with a double, a walk and a run.
W: Naswell Paulino (1-0)
S: Cre Finfrock (5)
Player of the Game: D.J. Neal and Josh Winckowski
Roster Notes: Cobi Johnson was placed on the 7-day IL and Naswell Paulino was promoted from extended spring training.
Vancouver Canadians 1, Spokane Indians (TEX) 9
The Vancouver Canadians opened their season to a full house on Friday afternoon but stunk up the place as poor play and tough opponent led to a 9-1 loss to the Spokane Indians.
Dominic Abbadessa led the way with the bat, getting two hits while Jesus Lopez was 1/3 with a double and a walk, scoring the club’s only run and Yorman Rodriguez was 1/4 with a double and the club’s only RBI. Ronny Brito had a single and a walk and fourth-round pick Will Robertson was 0/3 with a walk.
Adam Kloffenstein started, giving up four runs (two earned) on two hits (including a home run that was aided by a defensive miscue by Mc Gregory Contreras in left field), walking one and striking out five in three innings. Felipe Castaneda was also victimized by the defense, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks with two strikeouts in two innings. Nicolas Medina allowed a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout int he sixth and Juan Nunez tossed two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out two before Andy McGuire made his Vancouver debut, with a perfect ninth.
L: Adam Kloffenstein (0-1)
Player of the Game: Dom Abbadessa
DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL White Sox 8
The DSL Blue Jays dropped another game, losing 8-4 to the DSL White Sox.
The Blue Jays got two hits from two players each with Javier D’Orazio going 2/4, Juan Pizarro going 2/4 with two runs and Francisco Fajardo going 2/4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base. Willfrann Astudillo was 1/3 with a walk and two RBI and Emmanuel Sanchez was 1/4 with a run. Amell Brazoban was 1/4 with the club’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Juanfer Castro strated, giving up three runs on four hits with a walk in 1 2/3 innings, striking out while Marc Civit tossed 3 1/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Jorman Gonzalez gave up four more uns on six hits with a strikeout in 2 1/3 innings while Joneivy Polonia allowed a hit and a walk in 1 2/3 innings, striking out one.
L: Juanfer Castro (0-2)
Player of the Game: Javier D’Orazio, Juan Pizarro, Francisco Fajardo
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