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Minor League Report: Damiano Palmegiani homered twice in Buffalo’s win

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Ryley Delaney
26 days ago
There was seven games on tap for the Blue Jays’ affiliates on Thursday.
Overall, the five teams in action went 3-4, as both rookie teams played in a doubleheader, while the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were rained out.
Let’s take a look at all that in the latest Minor League Report!

Buffalo have created Orelvis Martinez through aggregate

The Buffalo Bisons defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9-4 to bring their season record to 36-36.
They lost Orelvis Martinez thanks to the Blue Jays calling him up on Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped the team from hitting homers. Damiano Palmegiani hit his eighth and ninth homers on Thursday, while Brian Serven hit his third and Cam Eden hit his sixth.
On top of that, Steward Berroa hit his seventh homer of the season, tying his career-high in just 217 plate appearances. On top of the power surge, he’s batting .287 with a BB% of 12%.
Berroa and Palmegiani each had multi-hit days, while Riley Tirotta hit his fifth double as a Bisons. Leo Jimenez and Max McDowell each had a single as well.
Chad Dallas returned from the Injured List and finished with a line of 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K to move his season ERA to 6. Abdeil Mendoza made his Triple-A debut and walked three batters in two thirds of an inning. Mike Mayers picked up the win, striking out two in an inning and a third.
It was another rough outing for Erik Swanson, who gave up three earned runs and a home run in two thirds of an inning. Mason Fluharty pitched a scoreless inning and a third, while Hayden Juenger pitched a clean inning.

Vancouver’s win streak snapped at three games

In the final game of the first half, the Vancouver Canadians lost 12-7 to the Tri-City Dust Devils to finish with a season record of 30-33.
Marcos De La Rosa and Robert Brooks each hit their first double in High-A, the team’s only extra-base hit. Brooks had a three-hit performance, as did Jommer Hernandez who had three singles and four RBI. Nick Goodwin, Jackson Hornung, Dylan Rock, and Jean Arnaez each had a single, while Je’Von Ward walked three times.
Canadian Connor O’Halloran made the start and gave up seven earned runs in an inning and two thirds. Rafael Ohashi didn’t fare much better, giving up four earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Johnathan Lavallee struck out three, but gave up an earned run in two innings and two thirds, while Naswell Paulino pitched a clean inning with two strikeouts.

Dunedin shut out Daytona

The Dunedin Blue Jays needed just two runs to win, getting both of them in the 11th inning to walk off the Daytona Tortugas, moving their season record to 34-32.
There were just two hits for Dunedin, with Robert Robertis’ first home run of the season being the biggest one. The rehabbing Cade Doughty hit a triple, and Victor Arias hit a single.
Ricky Tiedemann made the start for the D-Jays, pitching two scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Keiner Leon struck out a batter in his clean inning of work, while Grant Rogers struck out five in 5.1 innings of scoreless work. 
Eliander Alcalde struck out two in an inning and two thirds, and Yondrei Rojas picked up the win with his scoreless inning.

FCL Jays were swept in their doubleheader

The Florida Complex League Jays played two games on Thursday, losing both of them to the FCL Tigers. In game one, they fell 5-2.
Enmanuel Bonilla had one of just four hits, a single. Maykel Minoso, Faruk De La Cruz, and Kendry Chirinos had the other three singles.
Daniel Gurerra started the game, finishing with a line of 4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K to bring his season ERA to 7.54. Carlos Meza struck out a batter in two scoreless innings of work.
The second game was even worse for the F-Jays, who fell 5-0 to bring their season record to 8-25.
Unlike the previous game, there were some extra base hits, as David Guzmán and Aneudi Escanio each hit a double. Sam Shaw, Kendry Chirinos, and Jonathan Peguero each had a single.
Franly Urena made the start, finishing with a line of 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER (2 R), 5 BB, 3 K to bring his season ERA to 5.68. Lluveres Severino allowed three earned runs in his inning and two thirds pitched, while Jorge Guerra threw a scoreless inning with a walk.

DSL Jays sweep their doubleheader

The FCL Jays lost both games in a doubleheader, but the Dominican Summer League Jays won both their games that they played Thursday, winning game one 6-3.
Aldo Gaxiola was the team’s best player, hitting two doubles and driving in three runs. Angel Guzmán, Randy Soto, Dariel Ramon, and Jarold Montealto all had a single, while Ramon walked twice.
Pedro Tucent started the game, finishing with a line of 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K to bring his season ERA to 5.73. Diego Dominguez pitched three innings, giving up an earned run but striking out three to move his season ERA to 1.80.
The second game was closer, as the DSL Jays were able to defeat the DSL White Sox 7-6 in extra innings. Aldo Gaxiola hit his second home run (three extra-base hits on the day), while Yorman Licourt and Rafael Flores each hit their second double of the season. Licourt also had a single for a multi-hit game, while Dariel Ramon had a two-single performance as well.
Other players with a single were Juarlin Soto, Randy Soto, and Esmeiquel Arrieche. Ramon and J. Soto each had a walk as well.
Victor Espiritu made the start, finishing with a line of 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K with a home run given up. Danny Martinez gave up three walks and two earned runs in an inning and two thirds, while Geremy Barroso picked up a blown save and a win, pitching two innings with no earned runs and a strikeout.

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