|Rochester||Lost, 8-4||vs. Lehigh Valley, 6:05 p.m.||Hernandez (3-1, 3.80) vs. Hutchison (6-6, 5.85)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 5-4||vs. Bowie, 1 p.m.||TBD vs. Young (0-2, 4.22)|
Lehigh Valley 8 Rochester 4
• Muñoz 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 6K, 2HR
• Cate (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Reyes ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Dunn 3-4, R
• Baker 2-5, RBI
The IronPigs rallied for three runs with two out in the 7th and added another in the 8th to double up the Red Wings, 8-4. Roddery Muñoz went five full innings for the first time in 2023 but gave up the usual crooked numbers: four runs on two home runs (four hits total), one walk, six strikeouts. Tim Cate was charged with the loss, with an “assist” from Luis Reyes, who issued a walk to the first batter he faced and a two-run single to the next. Jack Dunn led the Rochester hit column with three singles, followed by Darren Baker with two. The Red Wings had no extra-base hits and drew seven walks. Roster moves: 1B-DH Matt Adams activated from the 7-Day I.L.; LHP Joe La Sorsa optioned from Washington; OF Cody Wilson placed on the Development List; RHP José Mujica released.
Bowie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Luckham 5IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K
• Sinclair (L, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Arruda 3-4, R, BB, RBI
• House 3-5, 2RBI
Harrisburg outhit Bowie 13-9 but fell short where it matters most, 5-4. Kyle Luckham’s 25th start of 2023 was his AA debut. He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits with no walks and six strikeouts. The loss went to Jack Sinclair who let in the game-winner on a one-out walk and two-out single. J.T. Arruda reached base three times with three singles and a walk while Brady House raised his BA to .324 with three safeties. House had one of the Sens’ four (4) hits in 16 RISP opportunities, which led to 13 runners left on base.
VAQUERO NAMED TO BA TOP 20 FOR THE FLORIDA COMPLEX LEAGUE
The boys in Durham have now turned their attention to their Top 20 lists. Christhian Vaquero made the cut at #17 for the Florida Complex League for his .279/.410/.393 line in 42 games:
Scouts lauded the 18-year-old Cuban for his well-rounded skill set, which included average or better tools across the board, including potential pluses for his speed and defense. He has the potential to be an above-average hitter and could get to average power as he adds strength to his frame. If everything comes together, he’ll fit toward the top of a batting order.
Vaquero was pushed up to Low-A Fredericksburg to finish the season, where the 18-y.o. (turned 19 this past Wednesday) went 13-for-66 (.197) with a double, a triple, and a homer in 16G. He drove in nine, scored 10 runs, and stole seven bases.