Lartigue Strikes 3 Hits, Threshers Blanked, 6-0

Blue Jays shut out Threshers, win 8th straight

By Kirsten Karbach / Clearwater Threshers | July 10, 2018 8:54 PM

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Henri Lartigue finished with three hits on Tuesday night, but the Clearwater Threshers were blanked for the second consecutive day in falling 6-0 to the Dunedin Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium.

Lartigue singled three times, and is now 8-for-12 (.667) across his last three games.

Alejandro Requena (1-2) retired the first five he faced before hitting a batter with two outs in the second, and held Dunedin off the board until the fourth, when the Blue Jays rallied with two outs.

With a two aboard following a pair of walks in the frame, Brock Lundquist lofted a fly to left that was lost in the sun and fell in for an RBI double, and Rodrigo Orozco followed with another two-bagger to net two more. Yeltsin Gudino then roped a double to right, scoring Orozco to make it 4-0 Dunedin.

The Blue Jays (13-6) (44-43) added a fifth run in the fifth inning, after a wild pitch to Alberto Mineo on strike three allowed him to reach, extending the inning.

Another wild pitch moved him to second, and Riley Adams singled to left to bring him in. The Threshers caught Adams in a run down and tagged him out to end the inning.

Connor Eller threw a career-high 5.2 scoreless innings, holding the Threshers (10-8) (42-44) to just five hits while striking out four.

David Jacob added a solo shot off reliever Grant Dyer in the sixth, pushing the Blue Jay lead to 6-0. Dyer bounced back by striking out two in a perfect seventh, and Addison Russ added a scoreless eighth.

Game three of the four-game series will take place on Wednesday, with first pitch at 6:30 p.m. Felix Paulino is slated to toe the rubber against Patrick Murphy, and the game will be broadcast live on beginning at 6:15 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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