If you’re looking for interesting box scores that feature a ton of interesting Jays prospects, the Doubledays are the team for you to follow! From Carlos Perez to Gustavo Pierre, from Egan Smith to Daniel Webb, there are a ton of guys to keep tabs on in this squad. Case and point is the opening game that saw the entire staff shutout Batavia. The staff was led by Egan Smith who threw 5 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 BB, and striking out 7 for the 12-0 blowout win!!
Gustavo Pierre went 2 for 5 while still playing SS for the DD, and he hit his 1st HR of the season. Not to be outdone, Carlos Perez went 3 for 5 with a triple. John Roberts (23) went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple, and the newly signed draft pick Marcus Knecht got his 1st hit and scored 2 runs to kick off his minor league career.
For those who want to know what the lineup looked like for the 1st game, here is your Auburn Lineup:
- Markus Brisker, CF (19) 6th rd pick in ’08
- Oliver Dominguez, 2B (21) Int’l FA
- Carlos Perez, C (19) Int’l FA in ’07
- Randy Schwartz, 3B (24) signed as non-drafted FA in ’09
- John Roberts, LF (23) 29th rd pick in ’05
- Marcus Knecht, DH (20) 9th rd pick in ’10
- Gustavo Pierre, SS (18) Int’l FA in ’08
- Lance Durham, 1B (22) 14th rd pick in ’09
- Stephen McQuail, RF (21) 30th rd pick in ’10
Well, Auburn only gave up 4 hits and got 15 of their own in this game, so you know they did everything right during this one. I’m especially intrigued by the Knecht, Pierre, Durham combination in the lineup, and obviously Carlos Perez who was the catcher of the future for the Jays until they got Travis d’Arnaud in trade. This should be an excellent squad to follow and it will only get better as the Jays sign more picks.