Travis d’Arnaud Homers, Dunedin Loses 3-1


There isn’t much good to say about this game from an offensive stand point. Travis d’Arnaud hit his 2nd HR of the season, and OF Dan Perales went 2 for 4 for Dunedin as they lost a close game to Clearwater (PHI). The Jays were shut down by 21 year old J.C. Ramirez who threw 6 strong innings in the game. The jays only managed 7 hits, 3 walks, and 1 SB (McElroy) off of Clearwater pitching.

Jays starter Joel Carreno, 23 years old, was very hittable in the game, giving up 11 hits in just 5.2 innings, but he did manage to get his way out of jams with help from his 6 strike outs. That explains the 3 earned runs he gaev up in the game despite giving up so many hits. Relievers Frank Gailey and Chad Beck came in after Joel and only gave up 2 hits over 2.1 innings.

If Travis d’Arnaud continues his hot start, and Sean Ochinko can emulate him in LoA Lansing, it should be long before the Jays promote both catchers to AA and HiA respectively.