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Roberto Osuna pitched for the Vancouver Canadians as a 17 year-old in 2012.


cs_alumni_updateRoberto Osuna and the Toronto Blue Jays are off to a good start in 2018. The 2012 Vancouver Canadians righthander earned the 100th save of his major league career by preserving the Blue Jays 2-1 victory in Baltimore Tuesday night. The 23 year-old from Juan Jose Rios, Sinaloa, Mexico became the youngest closer to reach that milestone in major league history.

2012 C’s pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted out his congratulations and raised the possibility of his fellow teammate establishing the all-time saves record.

Osuna has converted all five of his save opportunites and has not given up a run over 6-1/3 innings to start the season. Osuna preserved the victory for 2011 C’s righthander Aaron Sanchez as he went eight solid innings and had a no-hit bid until it was broken up by Tim Beckham‘s leadoff double in the eighth.

C-Notes

C's NotesOne other former Vancouver Canadians pitcher saw action in Baltimore Tuesday in 2014 righthander Miguel Castro was on the mound for the Orioles. He was charged with an unearned run in the eighth inning.

Castro’s 2014 teammate Tim Mayza was called up from Triple-A Buffalo after designated hitter Kendrys Morales was placed on the 10-day disabled list wtih a strained hamstring.

2011 C’s outfielder Kevin Pillar had a 2-for-4 night and is hitting .295 so far this season.

2017 C’s pitchers Brayden Bouchey and Dalton Rodriguez were added to the Lansing Lugnuts roster. Rodriguez earned the victory in relief and Bouchey struck out four over two perfect frames to help the Lugnuts beat Fort Wayne 6-5 Tuesday. 2016 first baseman Christian Williams connected for his first home run of the season.

C-Tweets

cs-tweetHere are some of the recent tweets of interest about the Vancouver Canadians. The tweets look at the organization’s continuing show of support of the Humboldt Broncos hockey club and the highlights of the first week of the minor league season. Note the tweet about 2017 C’s pitcher Donnie Sellers and his 12-strikeout performance Monday.

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