Aug 18, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays hat and glove in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The C’s fell to 29-36, despite out hitting the Hawks 10-7. They committed 3 errors, resulting in 3 unearned runs. Josh DeGraaf (2-1, 3.49ERA) took the loss, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) over 5.1. Turner Lee allowed one unearned run in 0.2 innings. Sean Ratcliffe and Andrew Case combined for 3 innings of shutout relief and each allowed just one hit.
With 2 hits, Andrew Guillotte (2/4) who is hitting .302 over his last 10 games, raised his batting average to .254. He also stole his 16th base and drove in his 11th RBI. Justin Atkinson (2/4, 2B), Sean Hurley (2/4), and James Lynch (2/4) each collected 2 hits. Gunnar Heidt (1/4) hit his 3rd home run, but had 2 fielding errors at short.
Trailing 5-0 after 4, Bluefield scored 2 in the 5th, 1 in the 6th, 3 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to improve to 23-38. Miguel Burgos was hit around for 10 hits and 5 run (2 earned) over 4.2 innings. Tyler Burden allowed a run over 2.1 innings and Zach Rodgers (2-2, 5.59 ERA) allowed 2 hit, but no run in his 2 inning of relief for the win.
Rodrigo Orozco (2/3) hit his 16th double and drove in 2 RBI out of the leadoff spot to set the tone. Nick Sinay (3/4) had himself a good game with his 3rd double and drove in a run. Matt Morgan was 1-for-3 with his 8th double.
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The GCL Jays improve to 38-18, thanks in large part to a 7-run 5th. The Yankees1 made it close with a 7-run 7th inning. 18-year-old Yennsy Diaz picked up his 1 GCL victory, by pitching 5 shutout innings with one walk and four strike outs. He is now 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 15 GP (9 starts) and 56.1 innings between the DSL and GCL. Gunner Eastman was roughed up for 5 runs over 1.1 innings, as he could find the strike zone (3:0 BB:K). Griffin Glaude was able to get the last two outs, but not before allowing 2 runs (one earned).
The Jays were able to score 10 runs, in large part to drawing 8 walks. Leadoff man Reggie Pruitt was 2-for-4, scoring 2 runs, hitting his first professional triple, and driving his 11th run. Lance Jones (1/3) scored a run, stole base, 2 walks and 2 RBI. Jesus Severino (1/3) also scored a run and batted in 2 runs, but committed an error. Nash Knight (0/2, R) drove in 2 RBI. Juandy Mendoza (0/4) and Javier Hernandez (1/4) each drove in one run.