The Vancouver Canadians let one get away as they fell 6-5 to the Everett AquaSox at Everett Memorial Stadium Wednesday.
An Addison Barger one-out walk in the first inning. against Prelander Berroa was forced out on a 5-4 fielder’s choice by Damiano Palmegiani. A wild pitch and a base hit to right field by Zach Britton scored Palmegiani to give the C’s a 1-0 lead.
Another one-out rally in the second gave Vancouver a 2-0 lead. Miguel Hiraldo singled to center field, stole second base and scored on a two-out double by Andrés Sosa.
Everett fought back in their half of the second inning when Andy Thomas drew a walk from Sem Robberse on four straight pitches. Cole Barr doubled to right to get Thomas over to third. A Dariel Gomez single to right and a throwing error by Mack Mueller scored Thomas and Barr to tie the game at 2-2.
Vancouver regained their two-run lead in the third when Barger’s single to short eluded Berroa on the mound. A one-out walk by Britton was followed by a P.K. Morris triple to right to score Barger and Britton.
The Frogs cut the deficit to one when Noelvi Marte homered to center field off Robberse with one out in the third.
In the seventh, Everett got the tying run against Mark Simon. A one-out free pass by Marte managed to score on a two-out Thomas single to center along with a throwing error by Garrett Spain.
The C’s retook the lead in the eighth when former AquaSock Tyler Keenan doubled off Leon Hunter Jr. to center and was advanced to third on a Hiraldo base hit to right. Hiraldo was caught stealing second but a groundout to second by Mueller scored Keenan.
The lead was gone four pitches into the bottom of the eighth as Gomez took Justin Kelly deep to left on a 1-2 pitch to the tie the game. Justin Lavey followed with a single to right and got to third on a James Parker double to right. Pinch-hitter Trent Tingelstad produced a sacrifice fly to center to score Lavey with the winning run.
The C’s had numerous opportunities to score more than five runs.
- 1st Inning – Stranded Britton’s RBI single at second when Morris struck out
- 2nd Inning – Stranded Sosa’s RBI double when Spain struck out
- 3rd Inning – Stranded Morris’ two-run triple when Keenan popped out to third and Hiraldo struck out
- 4th Inning – Walks by Mueller and Sosa resulted in caught stealings
- 5th Inning – Barger’s infield single and Palmegiani’s walk were wasted when Britton struck out looking and Harry Ray hit into a 6-4-3 double play
- 6th Inning – Keenan’s single to left and Hiraldo’s walk with nobody out were stranded with Mueller and Spain flying out to right to sandwich a Sosa strikeout
- 7th Inning – Palmegiani’s one-out single to center was left there as Barger, Britton and Ray all struck out.
- 9th Inning – Barger singled to right and Palmegiani singled to left with one out but Britton hit into a 5-3 game-ending double play.
Morris had to leave the game with a rolled ankle after completing a 3-1 putout of Alberto Rodriguez with two outs in the third inning. Palmegiani moved from third base to first base to replace Morris and Ray took over at the hot corner.
Barger had three hits while Palmegiani, Keenan and Hiraldo had two apiece. Barger, Palmegiani and Hiraldo all drew walks. Hiraldo stole his 19th base of the year but was also caught for just the second time this year. Britton and Sosa each had a safety and a walk.
Robberse retired the side in order in the first inning but struggled to do it as he went to ball three on each hitter. He also went to ball three on the next two hitters in the second. Robberse helped himself out when he speared a liner at the mound and turned a 1-4 double play off the bat of Lavey by getting Gomez at second. After Parker reached on a fielding error by Barger at short, Robberse got Myles Miller to ground out to second.
The third inning saw Robberse strand a two-out Thomas single to right and a Barr walk by getting Gomez to pop out to third. Robberse finished up with a 1-2-3 fourth inning with strikeouts of Parker and Miller.
Abdiel Mendoza entered the game on the mound in the fifth for the C’s and stranded a one-out single to third by Marte and a two-out single to left by Thomas with two strikeouts, getting Barr looking to end the inning.
Simon replaced Mendoza in the sixth and got Lavey to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to take care of a Gomez leadoff single to left. Parker kept the inning going with a double to left but Miller flied out to left for out number three.
Kelly stranded Thomas at second to end the seventh inning by getting Barr to pop up to first. After the AquaSox took the lead in the eighth, Kelly issued an intentional walk to Marte but got out of the inning when Rodriguez grounded out to short.
Robberse gave up four hits and two walks, leading to three runs (two earned) over four innings. He struck out four and got all five of his outs in play on the fake turf. However, he only threw 40 of his 72 pitches for strikes.
Mendoza offset two hits with two punchouts in a shutout fifth. Simon surrendered an unearned run on three hits and a walk over 1-2/3 innings. Kelly took the loss by giving up two runs on three hits and a walk over 1-1/3 innings.
Congratulations to Canadians lefthander Ricky Tiedemann and former C’s righty Yosver Zulueta as they have been selected to the MLB All-Star Future Stars Game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 16. The 19 year-old Tiedemann has gone 2-1 with a 1.64 earned run average with 47 strikeouts against eight walks in 33 innings with Vancouver this season. The 24 year-old Zulueta was 1-3 with a 3.80 ERA with a 33-11 K/BB total in 23-2/3 innings with Monty’s Mounties before being summoned to Double-A New Hampshire.
Tiedemann is scheduled to make his next start for Vancouver on Friday in Everett. He may very well miss his next turn in the rotation which would be Friday, July 14 against Hillsboro at Nat Bailey Stadium. Friday’s start in Everett could very well be the last time Tiedemann will be on the mound for Vancouver. If he can handle the pitching bandbox that is Everett Memorial Stadium, the Jays brass may decide to promote him to Double-A New Hampshire after he is done at Dodger Stadium.
Congratulations also to 2019 and 2021 Vancouver Canadians infielder Spencer Horwitz who racked up four hits in his first day in Triple-A as the Bisons split a doubleheader against Syracuse Thursday.
Chad Dallas will be on the mound for Vancouver against Logan Rinehart for Everett in a matchup of righties. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. on CanadinasBaseball.com.