Samad Taylor Hits Two Big Flies in 5-0 Win

al Stevenson extends his hit streak to a league-high 15 games

By Andrew Thriffiley Photo provided by Jim Goins / Dunedin Blue Jays | July 1, 2019 9:51 PM

Clearwater, FL.--- Ryan Borucki made his rehab start with Dunedin to the tune of four strong innings facing the minimum in his outing.

 

Dunedin took the lead early, which would turn out to be the only runs required for the contest. Cal Stevenson extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single to left field to lead of the home half of the first, and Alejandro Kirk drove in the run with an infield single. Ryan Borucki was electric in his outing especially in the 2nd inning. He struck out the side in order with one caught looking. His night would be finished in the 4th frame, after giving up a single Ender Inciarte grounded into the double play to erase the hit.

 

The Blue Jays added another run in the 3rd with Nick Podkul reaching on a triple, but he was thrown out on a Cal Stevenson infield fielder's choice. Stevenson eventually came around to score again by way of a Alejandro Kirk single that brought the lead to 2-0. In the 4th inning was when the power started to show up for Dunedin. Chavez Young reached base on a force out and Samad Taylor launched his second home run of the year into left field. He wasn't done yet as he came back in the 6th inning to deal more damage. Taylor drove another home run down the left field line off of Hayden Deal, and it would end the night for Deal who surrendered 5 runs in the game.

 

Dunedin would go quiet the rest of the way, but the pitching staff finished what Borucki started. Emerson Jimenez took the 5th inning retiring three of the four batters he faced to earn his third win of the year. Joey Murray completed the final four innings without allowing a hit, and struck out five. The Blue Jays will go for five in a row tomorrow night at 6:30 PM against the Fire Frogs.

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