|vs. Buffalo, 1:05 p.m.||Henry (AAA Debut) vs. Holland (0-2, 4.58)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 4-2||@ Erie, 1:35 p.m.||Irvin (AA Debut) vs. Flores (1-0, 2.92)|
|Wilmington||Won, 5-2||@ Greensboro, 2 p.m.||TBD vs. Sullivan (0-3, 5.29)|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 11-5||@ Fayetteville, 2:05 p.m.||Collins (2-1, 5.72) vs. Kouba (1-0, 0.82)|
Rochester 5 Buffalo 1 – GAME ONE
• Cavalli (W, 3-3) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 10K
• Meneses 2-3, R
• Gushue 1-3, 2RBI
• Palacios 1-3, R, RBI
While perhaps not a “real” complete game, Cade Cavalli nevertheless pitched all seven innings in the opening game as the Red Wings corralled the Bisons, 5-1. Cavalli struck out a season-best 10 and issued two walks while giving up the Buffalo run on five hits… but not a home run. He threw 93 pitches, 64 for strikes. The curse of the GBI is alive and well as Rochester’s XBH streak was stopped but Vol. 2’s “Good” — Joey Meneses — led the seven-hit attack with a pair of singles while Taylor Gushue drove in two with a single in the Red Wings’ four-run 4th.
Buffalo 13 Rochester 0 – GAME TWO
• Verrett (L, 3-4) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Fry ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Freeman 1-3
Rochester blocked an extra point, but couldn’t get the ball past midfield as Buffalo shut them out, 13-0 on one (1) hit in the nightcap. Logan Verrett was pounded for eight runs on ten hits (one HR) over four and 2/3rds to take the loss. Cole Freeman broke up the perfect game with a one-out single in the 4th for the sole Rochester baserunner.
Erie 4 Harrisburg 2
• Reyes (L, 1-3) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• B. Gonzalez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Alf. Rodriguez 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Dunn 1-4, R, 2B
Both teams had six hits, but five of Erie’s went for extra bases as they doubled up Harrisburg, 4-2. Starting and losing pitcher Luis Reyes gave up three runs on five hits (one HR) and a walk over five innings. He struck out five while lowering his overall ERA to three digits at 9.96. Jack Dunn doubled to lead off the game and came in to score on a Wilson Garcia groundout in the 1st while Alfredo Rodriguez hit a solo HR in the 9th. From the 2nd through the 8th, the Senators had four hits and none of them reached second base.
Wilmington 5 Greensboro 2
• Cuevas 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• C. Romero (BS, 2; W, 3-2) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Yankosky (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ydens 2-4, R, HR, RBI, SB(5)
• Barley 2-4, R, 2B,
• Jo. Sánchez 2-4, 2RBI
The Blue Rocks broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run 8th en route to a 5-2 win over the Grasshoppers. Michael wasn’t bad (or nationwide) as he pitched five scoreless innings with three hits and no walks allowed while fanning seven. Carlos Romero gave up a solo HR in the 7th to blow his first save but got the “W” as the pitcher of record. Jeremy Ydens, Jordy Barley, and José Sánchez combined for six hits, two runs, a double (Barley), a homer (Ydens) and three RBI to lead the Wilmington offense.
Fayetteville 11 Fredericksburg 5
• Rutledge (L, 0-4) 2IP, 7H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, WP
• Schoff 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• J. Young 2-3, 3R, 2BB, 2SB (21)
• Emiliani 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Boisserie 1-4, BB, 2RBI
Apparently, it’s not too early to campaign for the next GBI as Jackson Rutledge was bad again in an 11-5 Fredericksburg loss to Fayetteville. The Nats #1 pick in 2019 was hammered for six runs on seven hits and two walks over just two innings to lose for the fourth time in five starts. He threw 54 pitches, 33 for strikes. Leadoff batter Jacob Young understood the assignment and got on base four times, scored three times, and stole two bases while Leandro Emiliani launched his eighth HR and drove in two, as did Branden Boisserie with a two-out single in the 5th.