MC Hammer Swung By McGregory
Tuesday, June 18 2019 @ 12:02 AM EDT
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
#BlueJays affiliates won their two completed games Monday night. Dunedin's game against Tampa was suspended due to wet grounds with the D-Jays trailing 4-1 in the top of the fifth. #LetsGoBlueJays
Vancouver 4 Eugene 3
The C's got by the defending Northwest League champions in the opener of their four-game series at the Nat. The game ended when last year's NWL stolen base co-leader Fernando Kelli (with the C's Tanner Kirwer) looked to have third base stolen but decided for some reason to head back to second after C's catcher Brett Wright blocked a pitch from Luke Gillingham that rolled up the third base line. Wright threw to shortstop Tanner Morris and he tagged Kelli at second base for the final out. Gabriel Ponce made his pro debt and gave up a run on two hits while punching out two in 2-1/3 innings. Randy Pondler got the win despite giving up a two-run home run among two hits and three walks. He had a strikeout in 2-2/3 innings. Andy McGuire allowed a hit and two walks in the sixth but he kept the Cubs affiliate off the board in his two innings. Josh Almonte struck out one in a clean eighth before Gillingham survived the ninth for the save.
singled home a run in the first and a McGregory Contreras
fielder's choice and a throwing error at second produced two more runs. Contreras doubled in the fourth and made it home on two wild pitches to break a 3-3 tie. Contreras had a pair of hits. Morris, Travis Schwecke
and Ronny Brito
had the other base knocks with Morris drawing a walk. Brett Wright
also had a free pass. Yorman Rodriguez
was 0-for-4. Davis Schneider
and Adrian Ramos
were 0-for-3. You can read a more detailed recap of the game right here
DSL Blue Jays 5 DSL Padres 1
The Jays scored in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings to down the Friars. Javier D'Orazio and Francisco Fajardo had three-hit games with Fajardo stealing two bases. Leonel Callez had an RBI single among his two hits and Adrian Montero had an RBI double, a hit by pitch and a stolen base. Emmanuel Sanchez had a base hit and a sacrifice fly. Gabriel Martinez singled, knocked in a run and swiped a bag.
Yaifer Perdomo yielded one run on six hits and two walks over five innings for the win. Andres Garcia and Fernando Chacon pitched two shutout frames with one hit allowed and two strikeouts apiece. Garcia walked one and Chacon walked two.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. McGregory Contreras, Vancouver
2. Javier D'Orazio, DSL Blue Jays
1. Francisco Fajardo, DSL Blue Jays
- The Chicago Tribune has a story on Dunedin's Ryan Noda.
- The Vancouver Province has a feature on C's manager Casey Candaele and another on Adam Kloffenstein.
- CBC chats with C's president Andy Dunn.
- WVVA-TV previews the Bluefield Blue Jays season along with the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.