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Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ken Giles, T.J. Zeuch, Cooperstown and more

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TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 20: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after recording a save as he gets the final out of the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on August 20, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 20: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after recording a save as he gets the final out of the game in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on August 20, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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Blue Jays news and notes from the morning of August 27th, 2018, including an update on a first-round draft pick and the status of a league-renowned save streak.

Giles Still Perfect on the Season

Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, known this weekend as “100 Miles Giles”, has yet to blow a save yet this season, converting his last 18 save opportunities.

Since joining the Blue Jays days before the July 31 trade deadline, Giles has pitched to an ugly 7.45 ERA in 9.2 innings. Despite this, he’s racked up 12 punchouts and has walked only two. Giles’ save streak is currently the longest active save streak in the majors.

Zeuch Thriving in AA

Since being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire, 2016 first round pick T.J. Zeuch has been incredibly impressive. In 20 starts for the Fisher Cats, the native of Mason, Ohio has pitched to a 3.13 ERA in 115.0 frames, striking out 77 while walking just 30.

With a WHIP of 1.252, Zeuch has allowed just five earned runs over his last 20 innings pitched, holding opposing hitters to a .213/.298/.307 slash line over that span.

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Donaldson to Begin Rehab

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, injured third baseman Josh Donaldson is to be begin rehabbing in Dunedin sometime in the next day or two. This is coming just days after a report surfaced that Donaldson’s locker had been emptied at Rogers Centre.

The Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League are currently playing to a record of 34-28 on the season and sit six games back of the division lead.

Morales’ Lumber Heads to Cooperstown

In the midst of a historic stretch, Kendrys Morales will get to send a piece of his equipment to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. As Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports, one of Morales’ bats from the streak will be going to the Hall of Fame.

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With the help of an interpreter, Morales told reporters: “I’m really happy that they want my bat. It’s amazing what I’ve been doing so far. It’s emotionally really nice”.

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