Jays Organizational Player of the Day:
James (Jimmy) Dougher
I have discussed Jimmy Dougher previously before. He is a 22-year out of Cortland State University in New York. If you can tell from that picture Dougher is HUGE. He stands 6'7 but only 225 and is 22 years of age. From research earlier in the summer Dougher was beginning to pitch in the upper 80s.
Dougher was a 24th round draft pick out of this year and has been phenomenal so far albeit in the GCL. Dougher has a 1.69 ERA in 48 IP with 46Ks, just 10 walks and just one home run. It is way too early to tell about Dougher but he needs to be successful when he is thrust into higher levels. Due to his success give this man a promotion already!
Pawtucket 5, Syracuse 4
Michael MacDonald had gave up 4 runs in 6 2/3 but did have 8 Ks. I'll give him the JotG as there really is no one else.
Binghamton 7, New Hampshire 6 (11 innings)
New Hampshire were lucky to be close in this game. As the BMets pounded out 19 hits and left 16 runners on base. New Hampshire was efficient but couldn't pull the rabbit out of the hat. JotG goes to David Smith going 2 for 5 with a home run.
Dunedin 5, Tampa 4 (10 innings)
Anthony Hatch drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. JotG goes to Chad Blackwell who pitched 2 innings with 3Ks.
Lansing 7, Dayton 5
Nate Starner allowed 5 unearned runs in 4 innings. He was picked up by Edward Rodriguez who had 6Ks in 3 shut out innings. He gets the JotG.
Auburn 2, Batavia 1
Brett Cecil was given a 2 inning start and gave up an unearned run. Bradley Mills pitched 5 shut out innings in relief with 4Ks to get the win and JotG.
GCL Jays 5, GCL Braves 3
JotG is shared by Bartolo Nicholas with James Dougher. Nicholas was 4 for 4 with a home run. Dougher threw 4 2/3 shut out innings with 7Ks. Ahrens had a home run.