Troy Tulowitzki Rehabs In Dunedin Blue Jays Walk-Off Victory
On Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was on a rehab assignment with the Class-A Advanced affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays. Tulo, who has been out with a hamstring strain since April 23, was 1 for 3, with an RBI in Dunedin’s comeback victory over the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
The all-star shortstop singled home a run in the 4-run fifth inning, putting Dunedin up 5-1.
But the Stone Crabs battled all the way back, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull within 5-4, then added a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5-5. But in the bottom of the frame the Blue Jays scored the winning run after Josh Almonte singled home Andrew Guillotte to walk-off the Stone Crabs 6-5.
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Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Jupiter Hammerheads 2
The walk-off win was on display as well for the Cardinals as they scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Hammerheads 3-2. Cards Randy Arozarena finished 2 for 3, with a run, home run and two RBIs.
St. Lucie Mets 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0
The Mets entered the four-game series against the Flying Tigers a game under .500 for the month of May, but came away with a well deserved shutout victory. Jhoan Urena continued his hot hitting finishing 2 for 4, with a run scored, double, home run and two RBIs. Second baseman Dale Burdick also homered and drove in three runs. Starter Andrew Church pitched 8.1 shutout innings, allowing seven hits, no runs, a walk and four strikeouts.
Fort Myers Miracle 7, Clearwater Threshers 3
The Miracle entered their four-game series against the first place Threshers and came away with a much needed victory. The Miracle added five runs in the first three innings, before Brian Navarreto doubled home the insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth sending Fort Myers to a 7-3 victory.
Bradenton Marauders 7, Daytona Tortugas 3
The Marauders, defending FSL champs, scored three runs in the top of the third inning and never looked back as they cruised to their seventh straight victory. Cole Tucker continued his hot hitting, on the same day we named him our FSL Player of the Week, with a 2 for 5 game, hitting a double, while driving in four runs. Pedro Vasquez was strong on the mound, allowing just two runs on five hits in six innings, with seven strikeouts, to win his fourth game on the season.
Tampa Yankees 1, Florida Fire Frogs 0
The Yankees pitching staff, shutdown the potent Fire Frogs lineup with nine shutout innings. Erick Swanson tossed seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and struck out a batter. Yankees Matt Marsh earned his first win on the season after tossing two shutout innings, with no hits, one walk and three strikeouts. The eventual winning run scored when Jhalan Jackson hit a soft ground out allowing Nick Solak to score the only run of the game.