C’s Recap – Canadians Winckowski & The Pen Put Up Nine More Zeros In Hillsboro

Vancouver Canadians Josh Winckowski

Josh Winckowski evened his record to 4-4 with a 2.96 earned run average after six shutout innings in Hillsboro Saturday. 


C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians blanked the Hillsboro Hops for the second straight night after a 2-0 win at Ron Tonkin Field Saturday. The win assures the C’s of a least a split of the season series against the Hops heading into Sunday’s finale. Vancouver improves to 7-5 in the second half and puts them in a three-way tie with Everett and Spokane for top spot in the North Division.

Vancouver scored first in the first inning when Otto Lopez walked and advanced to second when Jackson Goddard‘s pickoff attempt was wide of the mark. Goddard was continuing to struggle with his control when he hit Christopher Bec with a pitch. Lopez and Bec would pull off a double steal before Yorman Rodriguez walked to load the bases. Jake Brodt would lift a sacrifice fly to center that allowed Lopez to score and Bec and Rodriguez to move up a base. Jesus Severino grounded out to third which resulted in Bec being thrown out at the plate by Joey Rose. Sterling Guzman would ground out to short to pull the plug on the rally.

Vancouver Canadians Yorman Rodriguez

Yorman Rodriguez was the only Canadian to reach base twice in Hillsboro Saturday.


The C’s bookended seven innings of scoreless baseball with a run in the ninth. Yorman Rodriguez hit a leadoff triple to center off Wesley Rodriguez and would score the insurance run on a one-out Jesus Severino base hit up the middle. Josh Green took care of the final two outs for the Hops.

Josh Winckowski worked six shutout innings before Joey Pulido took care of the seventh and eighth and Cobi Johnson took care of the ninth to preserve the shutout.

C-Notes

C's NotesThe C’s went down in order in the second, third and fourth innings and nearly did so in the fifth until Brandon Polizzi drew a two-out walk against Brian Christian. Brodt had a ground-rule double to right with two outs in the sixth but that was it until the ninth. Vancouver won this one despite just three hits, three walks and a hit by pitch. They only struck out only three times and went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position, leaving four men on base.

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Jake Brodt has been seeing a lot of Jose Mayorga at first base recently.


Brodt has a 10-game hitting streak going in which he has batted .342. That stretch has boosted his average 47 points to .250 on the season.

Winckowski did not have a runner reach second until the fourth inning when Rose made it to second on a groundout by Francis Martinez. Winckowski had two runners to deal with in the sixth but not at the same time. Geraldo Perdomo singled but was thrown out by Bec at second base. Andy Yerzy followed with a walk but he was stranded. Winckowski gave up just three hits and two walks and struck out seven over his six innings. He won his second straight start by giving up just one run over his last 13 frames.

Pulido overcame a Martinez leadoff single in the seventh and escaped a first-and-second, one-out situation in the eighth when Yerzy hit into a inning-ending 4-6-3 double play to nullify a Jorge Perez walk and a Perdomo single.

Vancouver Canadians Cobi Johnson

Cobi Johnson is a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities for Vancouver this season.


Johnson took care of business by striking out the first two hitters and getting a game-ending popup to third for his seventh save.

Hillsboro righthander Ryan Weiss (0-1, 3.75) will throw the first pitch in the rubber match of this five-game set at 4:05 pm Sunday afternoon. Vancouver lefty Elio Silva (2-2, 4.24) gets the start for Vancouver. Rob Fai will broadcast the game on CanadiansBaseball.com. The game is also on MiLB.TV.

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About Niall O'Donohoe

My name is Niall O’Donohoe and I am an avid follower of baseball, specifically Canada’s Teams – the Toronto Blue Jays and their affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians. My blog beginnings began in 2007 with Batter’s Box, where I’m still allowed to write stories, summaries and photos about the Blue Jays minor league system under the alias #2JBrumfield. The blog formerly known as Niall On Baseball, C’s Plus Baseball follows the C’s from behind the lens at Nat Bailey Stadium. The reason for the name change was to reflect the main purpose of this blog, which is to deliver plus coverage of the C’s through photos and observations of the players striving to make it to the major leagues, be it with Toronto or one of the other 29 MLB teams. From time to time, I do make it to other baseball games outside of The Nat and will post about them here as well. If you like what you see here, please spread the word about CsPlusBaseball.ca by tweeting about this website or using your favourite social media platform about this website that pledges to deliver awesome content about Canada’s only affiliated professional minor league baseball club. Thanks for visiting!
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