Mar 23, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat, sunglasses and glove lay in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Dean hit a 2-run homer in the first to get the D-Jays rolling, it was his career high 12th and he now has 54 RBI….also a career best. L.B. Dantzler (2/4, double), back at 1st, drove in 2 RBI, and Christian Lopes also drove in 2. The D-Jays struck out 13 times and only walked twice, with Matt Dean getting the hat trick.
Next: Alonzo Gonzalez (2-5, 3.91 ERA)
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The Lugnuts scored 2 in the first, one in the second and third, 4 in the forth, one in the seventh and 2 in the eighth and pounded out 17 hits for their 68 win. Ryan McBroom (2/3) hit his 11th home run and drove in 5 RBI to give him 82 for 2015. Richard Urena (3/5) crossed the plate 3 times and came a home run shy of a cycle. D.J. Davis (2/4) had two RBI batting cleanup. David Harris (3/5), Alex Maldonado (2/4) and Christian Vazquez (2/4) also had multi-hit games.
Tim Mayza, yet another reliever turned starter, collected his 2nd win with a one hit 5 inning shutout. Mayza struck out 5 and walked one. Dusty Isaacs allowed one run while striking out 4 over 2 innings and Phil Kish allowed 2 in his 2 innings.
Next: Jon Wandling 2-3, 4.71 ERA
The C’s scored 7 in the first and got another quality start from Talyor Saucedo (3-1, 1.35 ERA) to improve to 28-33. Saucedo throw 6 shutout innings, with zero walks and 7 strike outs. Ryan Cook got the save, as he allowed 3 runs over his 3 innings of relief.
Connor Panas, who has good raw power, finally showed some in game power with his first two home runs of his professional career. The Toronto native went 3-for-4 with 2 runs, a double, a walk and strike out while driving in 4 runs. Gunnar Heidt (2/5) and Andrew Guillotte (2/6) each had two hits. Sean Hurley (1/3) and Gunner drove in 2 RBI.
despite getting out-hit 11 to 6, and committing 4 errors, Bluefield was able to pull off the win. Christian Williams drove in 2 RBI and Juan Tejada hit his 5th double, but it was the errors that really caught my eye. Deiferson Barreto committed 3 errors (10 on the year), two fielding and one throwing. The slick fielding, strong armed Yeltsin Gudino committed his 20th.
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The Blue Jays earned their 34th win of the year in a game that saw them commit 3 errors, but it was the pitching staff that won this one. Osman Gutierrez pitched 5.2 shutout innings, allowing just the one hit, walking 2 and striking 7 for his 4th win. Griffin Gluade allowed one run on one hit over two and third. Mike Estevez earned his 7th save with a clean 9th.
Only two Blue Jays failed to collect a hit, but everyone one of them failed to get more than one. Nash Knight collected the only extra base knock, with his 3rd double. RBI’s came off the bats of Levi Scott, Jesus Severino and Javir Hernandez. Speedy OF Reggie Pruitt stole his 15th base.
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Yorman Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 stolen bases, but was Antony Fuentes (1/3) who delivered the big blow for the Blue Jays with a 2 RBI game, as the DSL Blue Jays improved to 43 and 26. Noberto Obeso (1/3) drove in a run and continues to mash this month, hitting .462 with 11 RBI over his last 10 games. Manuel Herazo and Antonio Concepcion drove in the clubs other two runs.
Juan Meza, who has a big arm, has struggled in his first professional season, but had a decent start in this one. Meza finished with 3 strike outs, allowing one earned run on 4 hits over 4 innings. Don’t let his number fool ya, the 6’2″ Venezuelan can touch 92 on his FB with good arm speed and a projectable frame for a 17-year-old. Wilton Mueses got his first win with a scoreless 1.2 IP and Luis Mendoza got his first save after retiring one batter.