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DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS 2019 GAME INFORMATION
* Dunedin Stadium * 373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin FL 34698 * Instagram: @DunedinBlueJays * Twitter: @dunedinbluejays
* 2019 FSL FIRST HALF NORTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS * 2017 FSL CO-CHAMPIONS * 15 HALF DIVISION TITLES Dunedin Blue Jays Media Relations Department
CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS (57-37) (22-6) vs. DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS (59-35) (18-11) Game #95 | Away Game #49 | July 19th, 2019 | 6:30 P.M. | Charlotte Sports Park | Port Charlotte, FL.
TBD () vs. RHP Graham Spraker (6-3, 2.19)
LAST TIME OUT: Seven of the nine starters recorded a hit in the game, and Chavez Young and Demi Orimoloye each drove in two runs. Troy Watson surrendered four runs in his first start in High-A with three strikeouts and two walks. The game went to extra innings against the Flying Tigers where Lakeland scored 5 unearned runs in the 10th to go on to win the game 10-6 and take the series 3-1.
TONIGHT'S GAME: It is a battle of first place teams in Port Charlotte. Dunedin comes in with the best overall record in the FSL this season, while the Stone Crabs have the best record to start the second half. Graham Spraker will be looking to get a team leading seven wins with tonight's start. The Blue Jays are also seeking their 60th win of the year with only five teams in all of MiLB have reached that mark this year.
THE STREAK THAT WAS: When the Blue Jays went on an 11 game win streak started on June 28th with a win against the Daytona Tortugas the Blue Jays have led the league in multiple categories. The team has combined for a .287 BA, 93 runs, 22 doubles, 7 triples, 87 RBI, .385 OBP, and a .834 OPS. All of these led the Florida State League in the 11 day stretch. During the streak, Kacy Clemens lead the league in HR at 4, and had a .647 SLG percentage and 1.033 2nd behind Travis Swaggerty of Bradenton. The top five run leaders were Dunedin Blue Jays lead by Cal Stevenson with 16 runs scored.
VIEW FROM THE TOP: Dunedin comes in having won 13 of their last 20 and 26 of 42 dating back to June 1st. After June 19th's postponment and Clearwater's win, the Blue Jays dropped down to second place in the FSL North Division standings for the first time all season. The Blue Jays spent a total of 67 games and 76 days in first place in the North Division. Dating back to 2005, it marks the most games and the longest amount of days in a row the D-Jays have occupied the top spot in their respective division. Dunedin spent just 12 days in second place regaining their lead on July 2nd. Over the last 30 days, the Blue Jays have been issued the most walks (112), scored the most runs (148), produced the best batting average (.261), driven in the most runs (140), and have the most extra-base hits (74).
PUSH FOR 2,500: Dating back to the inception of the Dunedin organization in 1978, the Blue Jays come into play tonight with 2,498 wins and 2,252 losses combined in regular season play and for a winning percentage of 52.6%. Since the genesis of the organization, Dunedin has compiled 20 winning seasons-including 10 of the last 12 seasons, 15 half division titles, 16 playoff appearances, and the organization's first Florida State League Co-Championship in 2017. As it stands today, the Blue Jays need just 2 more wins to reach 2,500 regular season wins in franchise history.
WINNING PORTFOLIO: Dunedin has compiled a winning resume in the past few campaigns. The Blue Jays come into tonight's game with the the most wins in the league (59), and the highest winning percentage (.628). The Blue Jays win total is the third highest amount in all of Advanced-A Baseball behind the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League (67), and tied with the Visalia Rawhide of the California League (60). Dunedin has posted an impressive winning portfolio since 2012:
CHAMPIONS OF THE FIRST HALF: With their victory in game one of a doubleheader with the Fire Frogs on June 11th, Dunedin clinched the first half FSL North Division title and punched their ticket to the Florida State League playoffs in September. The clincher marks the sixth first half title and 15th half title overall in franchise history. The first half title also marks the first time the D-Jays have clinched in the first half since 2014. In the first half the Blue Jays compiled the best run differential at +82 and scored 299 runs with the next closest team having 286. Dunedin also gave up the 2nd fewest runs with 217 in the half.
KINGS OF THE HILL: Dunedin pitching have been dominate all season long with the third best ERA at 3.19, 286 ER in 807.0 IP (2nd). The starters have walked 108 batters while striking out 442 batters. Since coming back from the All-Star break Joey Murray has been lights out on the mound. He has a 0.86 WHIP, .158 Opp. BA, 36 K, and a 2.03 ERA. Out of the bullpen Jackson Rees has a 1.10 WHIP and a .224 Opp. BA.
NO-DUH THE DROUGHT IS OVER: Ryan Noda went without a home run from June 8th to July 10th. In his last six game days he has hit a home run on three of them. Noda leads the team with nine home runs ahead of Demi Orimoloye (7) and Kacy Clemens (7). The OF/1B has 36 home runs for his career including 20 last season in Low-A Lansing. Ranks 1st in RBI at 55 ahead of Tampa's Dermis Garcia (54).
ORIMOLOY-YAY: Demi Orimoloye was named June's Player of the Month for the Florida State League by Minor League Baseball. The Canadian hit a league leading .342 with 21 RBI, 5 HR, .407 OBP, 47 TB, and a 1.051 OPS. His RBI total was tied for the most in the league, and his 47 total bases were good for second. His 1.051 OPS blew away the rest of the field in the month with the next closest player being Trey Harris of the Florida Fire Frogs at .907.
CAL KEEPS HITTING: Cal Stevenson had his hitting streak ended on July 11th against Tampa at 22 straight games for his career high hitting streak. During his hitting streak, he has six extra base hits, 25 runs, and has only struck out 12 times in 87 AB. Since June 8th, Stevenson has hit at a .345 AVG with a .450 OBP both lead the FSL, and a .859 OPS (3rd). His 28 runs scored also best the league ahead of Demi Orimoloye with 26.
North Division Standings: 1st Overall: 59-35 1st Half: 41-24 2nd Half: 18-11 Home: 27-19 Road: 32-16 Day: 12-5 Night: 46-29 Morning: 1-1 Current Streak: L1 Last Five: 2-3 Last 10: 3-7 Series Openers: 19-11 Series Finales: 19-8 Sweeps/Swept: 6/1 Score First: 43-11 Opp. Score First: 16-24 Score more than 3: 46-8 Score 3 or less: 12-27 Lead after 6 innings: 44-2 Tied after 6 Innings: 5-7 Trail after 6 Innings: 9-25 Lead after 7 Innings: 44-0 Tied after 7 Innings: 5-6 Trail after 7 Innings: 4-24 Lead after 8 Innings: 44-0 Tied after 8 Innings: 5-6 Trail after 8 Innings: 2-21 One Run Games: 11-8 Two Run Games: 13-5 Out-Hit Opp.: 44-3 Make Error(s): 24-26 No Errors: 32-12 Game Dec/Last AB: 2-3 Extra Innings (Home): 3-1 Extra Innings (Road): 4-2 Extra Innings (Total): 7-3 Wearing Home Jerseys: 20-15 Wearing Road Jerseys: 26-14 Wearing Alt.Jerseys: 13-4
R: 404 (2nd) 458 (1st) H: 766 (T-3rd) 766 (T-3rd) BA: .247 (3rd) .253 (1st) HR: 52 (T-5th) 51 (8th) TB: 1121 (6th) 1137 (4th) BB: 293 (4th) 375 (1st) SB: 136 (1st) 107 (3rd) OBP: .319 (3rd) .343 (1st) SLG:.362 (5th) .376 (3rd) OPS: .681 (T-4th) .719 (1st) ERA: 2.99 (1st) 3.19 (3rd) H: 737 (T-7th) 743 (9th) ER: 274 (1st) 286 (2nd) BB: 280 (6th) 242 (1st) SO: 747 (9th) 795 (6th)
2019 Record: 4-3 2019 Home: 2-2 2019 at. Charlotte: 2-1 Current Streak: W1
BLUE JAYS vs. CHA
Saturday, July 20th at Charlotte TBD vs. RHP Turner Larkins (5-4, 3.95) 6:30 Sunday, July 21st at Charlotte TBD vs. LHP Nick Allgeyer (6-4, 4.15) 6:30
DATE OPPONENT UPCOMING SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE STARTERS BROADCAST TIME (ET)
1. Trevor Larnach (FTM) .316 2. Andy Sugilio (DBT) .300 3. Chris Sharpe (BRD) .292 4. Riley Delgado (FLO) .286 5. Alejo Lopez (DBT) .284
FSL BA. LEADERS
FSL ERA LEADERS
AROUND THE NEST
1. Tommy Romero (CHA) 1.92 2. Miguel Yajure (TAM) 2.27 3. Tony Dibrell (STL) 2.39 4. Trevor Rogers (JUP) 2.52 5. Tarik Skubal (LAK) 2.58
MLB-TORONTO (36-62) 4th, AL East (27.5) STREAK: L2 LAST GAME: 7/18 at BOS (L, 5-0) NEXT: 7/19 at DET (7:10 E.T.)
AAA-BUFFALO (51-46) 2nd, IL North Division (5.0) STREAK: L1 LAST GAME: 7/18 vs. CHA (L, 6-0) NEXT: 7/19 vs. COL (7:05 E.T.)
AA-NEW HAMPSHIRE (41-53) 5th, EL Eastern Division (16.0) STREAK: L2 LAST GAME: 7/18 vat REA (SUSP) NEXT: 7/19 at REA (7:10 E.T.)
A-LANSING (46-49) 5th, MWL Eastern Division (12.0) STREAK:W1 LAST GAME: 7/18 vs. BUR (W, 5-4) NEXT: 7/19 vs. BUR (7:05 E.T.)
SS-VANCOUVER (11-23) 4th NWL North Division (9.0) STREAK: L2 LAST GAME: 7/18 at SPO (L, 5-1) NEXT: 7/19 at SPO (6:30 P.T.)
R-BLUEFIELD (14-15) 2nd AL Eastern Division (5.5) STREAK: L2 LAST GAME: 7/18 at BUR (L, 4-1) NEXT: 7/19 at BUR (6:30 ET)
* PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: Five-Most in the League. * WINS: 557-Second Most in the Florida State League.
* First ever FSL Championship (2017) in franchise history.
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