New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ Hartford Yard Goats (Loss 1-3)
Pitchers had the upper hand in Hartford on Wednesday. Jeremy Gabryszwski got the ball for the Cats and performed well over 6 innings of work. He allowed 6 hits an 2 earned runs while striking out 3 during his work. He did not allow any free passes in the tough loss. John Stilson would get an inning of work in and would only allow a hit. Danny Burns would come on in relief and allow a home run to David Dahl in the 8th. The pitching staff worked hard and kept the Cats in the game.
Pitching Grade: A-
On offense the Cat attack was only able to claw together the 1 run. The lone run was knocked in by Dwight Smith Jr. in the 6th inning. The hard hit single scored Jon Berti after he had doubled. The Cats were able to collect 3 extra base hits on 5 total hits but just could not string them all together. 5 runners were left in scoring position. Leadoff hitter Roemon Fields recorded his 3 steal of the season.
Offensive Grade: C
Line of the game – Jeremy Gabryszwski 6 IP with 6 hits, 2 ER, 0 walks, and 3 Strikeouts
Dunedin Blue Jays @ St. Lucie Mets (Loss 2-7)
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What a rough game for the D-Jays starting pitcher Tom Robson and the D-Jays. He was unable to make it out of the first inning as the D-Jays were torched for 7 runs in the inning. Robson was only charged 2 of the runs and walked 4 while allowing 2 hits in the inning.
The bullpen fared much better and the defense cleaned up. Carlos Ramirez logged 2.1 innings while allowing 3 hits and 3 walks with 2 strikeouts. Those hits and walks would be the end of the Mets charge. The bullpen held the Mets at 7 for the rest of the game. Jose Fernandez allowed only two base runners in his 4 innings of work. Chris Rowley pitched a shut-down 8th to keep the game from getting to out of hand. A rough start but the pen proved to be a saving grace and gave the D-Jays a chance.
Pitching Grade A-
On offence the D-Jays were unable to get anything big going. They were able to score 2 runs on singles by David Harris and Danny Jansen. Dickie Joe Thon stole a base for his first of the year. Ryan McBroom had the only extra base hit for the game as he laced a double. McBroom went 2-for-4 and also scored a run during the game. One thing that stands out in the box score is that the D-Jays did not record a walk through the entire game. Collecting 7 hits was good but without having baserunners on to score it hurt their chances of a big comeback.
Offensive Grade D+
Line of the game – Jose Fernandez 4 IP with 1 hit, 0 ER, 1 walk, and 2 Strikeouts
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