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Minor League Report: Spencer Horwitz hit his second home run in as many games

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Photo credit:© Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Ryley Delaney
1 month ago
The Vancouver Canadians may need to invest in a dome.
On Sunday, three Blue Jays affiliates were in action, as the Vancouver Canadians were once again rained out. This marks the seventh time this has happened this season.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what the three teams were up to in the latest Minor League Report!

Buffalo lost the series finale

On Sunday, the Buffalo Bisons scored just one run, falling 7-1 to the Syracuse Mets to bring their record to 30-27, fourth in the International League East.
That one run was scored by Spencer Horwitz, who hit his second homer in as many games and his fourth of the season, while also walking once. Rafael Lantigua hit his ninth double of the season, and Addison Barger, Michael Turconi, and Steward Berroa all hit singles.
Troy Watson made the start for Buffalo, finishing with a line of 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K with two home runs allowed. Nick Fraze was the first out of the bullpen, and he struck out a batter in two innings of work. Mason Fluharty allowed two hits but struck out two in an inning of work. Erik Swanson struck out a batter in his inning, while Beau Sulser allowed three earned runs in his inning of work.

New Hampshire suffered a walk-off defeat

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell 7-6 to the Akron RubberDucks, giving up three runs in the final inning to bring their record to 23-28.
Alan Roden was one of three players with a multi-hit game, as he hit the Fisher Cats’ only extra-base hit, a double, as well as a single. Josh Kasevich and Alex De Jesus had three-hit games, while Rainer Nuñez, Gabriel Martinez, and Miguel Hiraldo all had a single Sunday.
CJ Van Eyk made the start, finishing with a line of 4 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K with a home run given up. Abdiel Mendoza struck out three in two innings of work, while Justin Kelly struck out a batter in a clean inning. Ryan Boyer was tagged with a blown save as he gave up an unearned run, but Andrew Bechtold gave up three earned runs, picking up the loss and a blown save.

Dunedin has lost three straight

Over the past few weeks, the Dunedin Blue Jays have been incredibly streaky. The D-Jays started a six-game win streak on May 15, before a three-game losing streak that started on May 22. They then proceeded to win five straight, before losing their last three games. The third loss came on Sunday, as they fell 3-1 to the St. Lucie Mets to bring their record to 25-26.
Like the Bisons, the D-Jays only run came via the long ball, as Marcos De La Rosa hit his second home run in the bottom of the eighth to cut the lead to 3-1. Unfortunately, it was the only run and the only extra-base hit Dunedin would get. Other players with a hit were Yhoangel Aponte, Tucker Toman, Nicolas Deschamps, and Bryce Arnold, the latter are both Canadians.
Gage Stanifer made the start for the D-Jays and once again had a good start, finishing with a line of 4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. Over his last four starts, he has a 1.13 ERA and a 3.74 FIP in 16 innings pitched, with a 33.3 K% and a 14.3 BB%.
Kai Peterson was the first out of the bullpen and was tagged with the loss, giving up two earned runs and striking out two in two innings pitched. Jordan Powell gave up an earned run, two walks and two strikeouts in his inning and a third pitched. Aaron Munson struck out a batter in a clean inning and two thirds pitched.

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