Dunedin's Bats Silent with Runners on Base in Loss

Reggie Pruitt drove in his first run as a Dunedin Blue Jay

By Jim Tarabocchia / Dunedin Blue Jays | August 7, 2019 5:12 PM

Clearwater, FL.---RHP Andrew Brown (3-6) came into today's afternoon affair without a win since May 9th and struck out three Blue Jays hitters in six frames en route to a 3-1 Clearwater win.

 

RHP Simeon Woods Richardson (0-2) made his second start of the season with Dunedin and Clearwater managed to push

across a run in in the top of the first on Madison Stokes RBI single allowing Simon Muzziotti to score to give the Threshers

the early 1-0 lead.

 

Nick Matera was making his first start of the series behind the plate for Clearwater and took full advantage of his opportunity in the

second when he drilled a three-run homerun to right to push the Threshers lead to 3-0.

 

The lead would hold the rest of the way as Dunedin struggled to hit with runners on base today and went 0-5 with runners

in scoring position. Their lone run came in the bottom of the fifth on the RBI groundout by Reggie Pruitt . Dunedin managed

to leave runners at first and second in the seventh and eighth innings, and after an 1:33 rain delay were shut down in order

in the ninth.

 

Today's contest was an official home game for the Blue Jays and with the loss have dropped their official home record to

30-23 in 2019. The Blue Jays travel to Bradenton next to take on the Bradenton Marauders for game one of a four game

weekend series. RHP Kyle Johnston (0-1, 16.88) get the start for Dunedin with the first pitch set to be thrown at 6:30 E.T.

The game broadcast can be heard across the Dunedin Blue Jays Baseball Network powered by TuneIn.

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

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