Blue Jays Comeback Again, Walk-Off Hammerheads in the 10th
Well it took 56 games at TD Ballpark, but the Blue Jays finally played in an extra-inning game at home. Jupiter struck first for three runs in the 1st inning, hitting two home runs off of Dunedin starter Edisson Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is on a rehab assignment from High-A Vancouver,
Well it took 56 games at TD Ballpark, but the Blue Jays finally played in an
extra-inning game at home. Jupiter struck first for three runs in the 1st inning, hitting two
home runs off of Dunedin starter Edisson Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is on a rehab
assignment from High-A Vancouver, hadn’t given up a run in his three FCL games, but
the Hammerheads jumped him early. Jupiter later tacked on another run in the 4th off
debutant Keiner Leon, making it 4-0.
But the new kids here in Dunedin don’t give up. Since August 9th, when the
majority of the new guys were placed on the active roster, the Blue Jays have trailed at
some point in five of their six wins, and Wednesday night was no different. Down 4-0,
Dunedin got two back in the 4th, and another in the 5th to bring it to within one. Jupiter
then answered back with a run in the 6th to bring the deficit back to two.
Cade Doughty led off the 8th with a double, but two quick outs and an 0-2 count
to Michael Turconi made it seem bleak. That was until Turconi singled in Doughty, and
Devonte Brown roped a double to left-center field, bringing in Turconi and tying up the
Fast-forward to extras, Jupiter brought in the automatic runner at second to
regain the lead, and Dunedin trailed once again. Peyton Williams started the inning on
second, moving to third on a single by Turconi, and the bases were then loaded on a
four pitch walk to Brown. Jupiter pitcher Kyle Crigger threw a wild pitch, scoring Williams
and putting the winning run 90 feet away, and Ryan McCarty lasered a ball over the
head of Hammerheads first baseman Torin Montgomery, winning the game and walking
off the Hammerheads for Dunedin’s third walk-off win of the season.
Dunedin has now taken the first two games of the series, winning six of their last