D-Jays Bull Pen Shuts Down Threshers

Jays prepare for the play-off run with a 6-2 defeat over the Threshers.

The Dunedin Jays used an exclusive parade of bullpen pitchers to defeat the Clearwater Threshers 6-2 in the last regular season game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 3).

Five different relievers limited the Threshers to just one earned run on five hits.

Two players that have been watching their teammates from the dugout during this playoff push had big nights. Diminutive second baseman Ivan Contreras collected three hits, scoring a run and knocking in another. 

Rightfielder Kevin Nolan belted out two hits, scoring a run and driving in two others.

The Winthrop University alum has a been a valuable utility player this season, playing first base, shortstop, third base and the outfield while batting a better than respectable .282.

On Deck: Dunedin and Clearwater complete their four-game split series at Bright House Field on Sunday (Sept. 4). First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Blue Jays will host the first game of the North Division finals on Tuesday (Sept. 6) at 7 p.m. Games No. 2 and 3 (if needed) will be in Daytona on Wednesday and Thursday.

Notes: Toronto Blue Jay outfielder Rajai Davis, 30, batted in the lead-off position as the designated hitter, he has been rehabbing a torn left hamstring since Aug. 14.

Davis grounded out in his first plate appearance, then lined out to the short stop before slamming a solo homer in the the sixth.

The speedster is scheduled to start in centerfield on today. Whether or not he will be part of the playoffs in uncertain at this time.

Amy Switalski September 04, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Another great win for the Blue Jays. Congratulations, team!


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