Kyle Drabek (2-1, 5.17) did not have the greatest start to the season, and this game was no better. While he only allowed 3 ER in 5 IP, he also allowed 5 hits and 5 walks, placing himself in hard situations at times. Fortunately for Kyle, he got the proper support from the pen which allowed NH hitters and their 5 run second inning to earn the win for the squad. Trystan Magnuson threw 2 scoreless and hit-less innings, striking out 3, while Daniel Farquhar allowed 1 hit in his inning and earned his 4th save of the year.
The hero offensively was Callix Crabbe (.194), who hit a 3 run HR in the 2nd inning. Adam Calderone (.306) and Brian Jeroloman (.333) also earned an RBI a piece in the inning. Aside from those performances, only Darin Mastroianni (.227) was notable, going 2 for 4 while adding his 6th stolen base of the season.
The attendance in New Hampshire was 2,884 people – about 28% the size of the crowd that saw the Jays play against Kansas City (10,314). I understand wanting to see the great Fishercat team play, but I definitely don’t understand the shunning taking place in Toronto. Keep supporting the Fishercats -the Double A Freitas award winners for 2009. Nathan Rode wrote what they accomplished and what it means in this piece – a great read for all Jays fans. Hopefully the Jay can learn a thing or two about how to fill a stadium from this great minor league franchise who almost matched Monday’s Jays crowd with the highest number of fans (8,902 fans) at one game in the 2009 season.