Minor League Recap: Matt Hague plates three
Buffalo Bisons (4-3)
Lehigh Valley (3-5)
The Herd held the Iron Pigs to a single run in the 4th inning, winning 5-1.
At the Plate- 3B Matt Hague was 2-for-3 with his first home run of 2015 in the 1st inning, a three run shot to left-center, cashing in Ezequiel Carrera and Chris Colabella. Speaking of Colabello, he was 3-for-4 with 2-runs, a home run and 2-RBI. Everybodies Japanese infielder, Munenori Kawasaki, was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles.
On the Mound- Scott Copeland has done it again, but this time he gets the win. Just look at the embedded tweet for the Bisons twitter account. For a guy that isn’t considered a prospect, he sure is pitching like one. Copeland now owns a 0.64 ERA, 0.053 BABIP, 0.29 WHIP, and 2.64 FIP. RP Preston Guilmet pitched the final two innings, allowing 2 hits, no runs, with no walks or strikeouts.
Next Game: Lehigh Valley Adam Morgan vs Randy Wolf
New Britain (3-5) beat New Hampshire (5-3), 8-5
Cory Burns (L 2-1, 9.53 ERA)
LF Dwight Smith Jr. hit his first home run of the year, DH Jake Fox had 3 hits. C Jack Murphy and SS Shane Opitz collected 2 hits.
Taylor Cole was roughed for 4 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks over 2.2IP. Cole struck out 6. Matt West throw a near perfect 2.1IP.
Next Game: New Britain Shane Carle vs Casey Lawrence
Bradenton (3-5) shutout Dunedin (4-4), 6-0
Jayson Aquino (L, 0-1, 3.60ERA)
It’s final in Dunedin. The Marauders top the D-Jays, 6-0. The two clubs split the four-game series.
— Dunedin Blue Jays (@DunedinBlueJays) April 17, 2015
Alberto Tirado pitched 2 innings, allowing one run on 3-hits and striking out 3. He owns a 2.70 ERA. Next Game: Brevard County Javier Salas vs Luis Santos Lansing Lugnuts (7-1) Great Lakes Loons (3-2) Lansing needed 16 innings but they beat Great Lakes 4-2 in 16 innings. Andrew Case (W, 2-0, 0.00 ERA)
Dickie Joe Thon was 3-for-6 with a triple, a walk,a nd 3K. It was his walk in the top of the 16th that got things going and would prove to be the winning run. The next batter Rowdy Tellez would hit a deep fly ball over the right field wall for a 2-run home run. Tellez drove in 3 runs in the game.
Starlyn Suriel and Shane Dawson each pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball.
Next Game: Loons Brock Stewart vs Chase Mallard