DUNEDIN (Fla.) — The Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays walked 24 batters in a 1-0 victory over theTampa Tarpons at the Florida State League on Saturday night. They pitched a combined 2-hitter.
Nick Frasso (a 24-year-old right-hander) struck out eight in three innings. Dahian Santos (a 19-year old right-hander) struck out 10 batters in just four innings. Braden Scott, a 24-yearold left-hander struck out six in just two innings.
Drew Hayes, Dunedin pitching instructor, stated, “Tonight, 20 innings later, and I thought, “Oh my god, that is crazy.”. “There are some really great hitters on both sides, which makes it even more impressive for our guys. This speaks volumes about how bad their stuff was.
According to MLB.com, Dunedin's 24 strikeouts Saturday night were the highest in a minor league game since 2005. The 20th major league game record for strikeouts is set by Dunedin.
Jasson Dominguez struck out four consecutively, Alexander Vargas, Jasson Vargas, and Marcos Cabrera, while Connor Cannon, Alan Mejia, and Marcos Cabrera hit out three each. Anthony Garcia, Roberto Chirinos and Grant Richardson each struck out twice. Grant Richardson and Anthony Seigler struck out once each.
The only outs that were not on strikeouts were Richardson’s flyout ending at the second, Seigler’s Flyout ending at the fourth, and Mejia’s groundout starting at the second out in seven.
The third was a single by Chirinos, with Seigler scoring the seventh. Tampa also walked five consecutive times and had one batter reach when struck by a pitch.
Cameron Eden struck a homer against Chandler Champlain in the fourth inning.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.