Vancouver Canadians Joey Murray

Another day, another two scoreless innings for Joey Murray against Boise Monday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians won the five-game series but had to settle for a split of the 10-game season set with the Boise Hawks. The C’s dropped a 2-0 decision to the Birds at Nat Bailey Stadium Monday night. The good news was Salem-Keizer finally winning a game in Spokane as they rallied from a 2-0 deficit to hold off the Tribe 3-2. That keeps Vancouver one game ahead for first place in the North Division with six games to go.

A one-out home run by Daniel Jipping was the only run Boise needed. It came in the top of the sixth against Sean Wymer as Jipping crushed a line drive to left field. The only question was would it stay fair and it unfortunately did for Vancouver.

Jipping also doubled to right off Marcus Reyes to begin the ninth and was advanced to third on a bunt by Greg Jones. Reyes lost his footing trying to field the ball but recovered to throw out Jones at first. Jeff Bohling was walked intentionally to set up a double play opportunity but Aubrey McCarty foiled that plan with a deep fly ball to left to score Jipping.

Vancouver Canadians Joey Pulido

Joey Pulido kept Boise from scoring in the third inning Monday.

Joey Murray pitched two shutout innings and Joey Pulido put up a zero in the third. Fitz Stadler also put up two scoreless frames.

Alec Byrdformer teammate of C’s closer Cobi Johnson at Florida Stateblanked the C’s for the first five innings to get the win. Brad Schreiber, Keinter Olivares, Shelby Lackey and Jefry Valdez preserved the shutout with one scoreless inning apiece.

Vancouver Canadians Fitz Stadler

Fitz Stadler stopped Boise in their tracks for two innings Monday.

Radar Gun Rundown

radar_gun_iconMurray had three strikeouts registering at 89 miles per hour. He was as low as 70 and as high as 90 along with offerings at 73 and 82.

Pulido reached 94 and 95 and was at 82 on the low end of the spectrum.

Wymer clocked in with strikeouts of 94, 94, 90, 93, 90, 79 and 70 while checking at 76 and 77 and was as high at 95.

Stadler had a strikeout at 89 and reached 92-93. Reyes was in the high 80’s/low 90’s with his offerings.


C's NotesThe C’s had their chances to score early against the lefthander Byrd. Griffin Conine worked a leadoff walk in the second but was left there. Brandon Polizzi and Christopher Bec also heard ball four in the third but Polizzi was thrown out trying to steal second.

Jake Brodt ripped a two-out double to left in the fourth before McGregory Contreras hit what appeared to be a routine fly ball to center. Instead, Morgan had to make a diving catch to prevent Brodt from scoring.

The best opportunity for Vancouver to score came in the fifth when Nick Podkul got aboard on an infield single to first and Severino reached on a throwing error by Bohling after his throw pulled Jipping off the first base bag. Polizzi was unable to bunt the runners over and went down swinging for the first out. Bec flied out to left before Otto Lopez went down swinging to end the frame.

Vancouver Canadians Nick Podkul

Nick Podkul was the only Canadian with two hits Monday.

Podkul had another single that came with one out in the seventh but he would not progress any further on the basepaths. Lopez got aboard with a one-out walk in the eighth and was running with the pitch when Rodriguez lifted a high fly ball to right. Lopez did not pick up what was happening in time and was easily doubled off.

Moments after the out-of-town scoreboard showed Salem-Keizer had defeated Spokane in the bottom of the ninth, Contreras reached on an infield single to third with two away and moved to second on defensive indifference but Podkul struck out swinging for the final out.

Podkul had two hits while Contreras and Brodt had the others. Bec, Lopez, Conine and Polizzi heard ball four once. The C’s were 0-for-5 with seven men stranded and struck out seven times.

Murray made it through two innings by overcoming a Luke Morgan two-out double in the first and a Jipping one-out single in the second. Severino kept the ball in the infield on Jipping’s single but his throw was late after a diving stop. Jake Brodt made a diving stop to his right before retiring Bohling on a ground ball to first before Murray struck out McCarty to leave Jipping at second.

Another sign it was not going to be the C’s night was ‘Wild Thing’ Brad Schreiber doing his best impersonation of Ricky Vaughn/Mitch Williams as he fired one to the backstop during his warmup in the sixth. He nearly decapitated Yorman Rodriguez with two more high and outside offerings and gave Conine a close shave as well. Despite all that, Rodriguez was thrown out on a grounder to Bohling at third on a close play at the first base bag. Conine had the count in his favour at 3-0 but Schreiber struck him out. Brodt also went down swinging in an anything-but-routine 1-2-3 inning.

He struck out four before turnings things over to Pulido who navigated his way around a base hit by Terrin Vavra and a Jesus Severino fielding error at short that allowed Morgan to reach first.

Vancouver Canadians Sean Wymer

Sean Wymer whiffed seven batters over three innings Monday.

Wymer worked around a Bohling single in the fourth and a Vavra walk in the fifth before Jipping’s homer in the sixth spoiled an otherwise dominating seven-strikeout effort.  Stadler worked a perfect seventh that included a strikeout and faced the minimum in the eighth when a Willie Abreu 6-4-3 double play nullified a single by Morgan. Severino made a nice underhand flip to Nick Podkul at second with a qukck transfer before a nice stretch by Brodt at first completed the twin-killing. Reyes gave up a run on one hit in the ninth.

Congratulations to 2009 Vancouver Canadians righthander Murphy Smith for making his major league debut Monday after 10 years in the minors. The 31 year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire was 3-4, 3.59 ERA in 62.2IP 42-25 K/BB with the Buffalo Bisons this year. Smith was a 13th round pick of Oakland in 2009 from State University of New York at Binghamton, Smith made one appearance in a C’s uniform on July 14, 2009 when he allowed just one unearned run over four innings against Boise. He did not get the win that day. That went to Paul Smyth instead.

The Canadians get the day off Tuesday before continuing their homestand Wednesday when the Everett AquaSox come to town. Pregame show is at 6:00 pm on TSN 1040 with Rob Fai. First pitch is at 7:05 pm. The game can also be heard on



Today’s gate giveaway is the 2018 Team Photo presented by @VanHoutteCoffee! #AtTheNat

— Vancouver Canadians (@vancanadians) August 27, 2018


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