Bautista Starts Road Back

By on July 21, 2016

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DUNEDIN, Fla.—Jose Bautista’s recovery from turf toe took a big step forward on Wednesday with a rehab start with Class-A Dunedin.

Bautista went 1-3 with a solo homer in the first over the double decker fence in left center at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

“I feel pretty good,” said Bautista afterwards, “I was good enough to pass with flying colors.”

As to the home run Bautista said, “It’s always good to get it going. Obviously it’s good to see a few pitches and go up to the big team.”

According to Bautista his returning to Toronto might not be that far away.

“As far as I know we have to see how everything goes in Buffalo,” said Bautista, “I don’t expect any setbacks. If things go as planned I should be back in Toronto on Monday.”

Jose Bautista Solo HR to Left Center on a 3-2 Pitch (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Jose Bautista Solo HR to Left Center on a 3-2 Pitch (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

With the injury putting a bit of a side track to this season Bautista was positive.

“I am always excited about playing baseball, it’s what I love to do. It kind of starts when you have to take a step back and take things off because of an injury.”

Bautista, the ball and the wall all met at once with the ball bouncing away towards the center fielder Anthony Alford. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Bautista, the ball and the wall all met at once with the ball bouncing away towards the center fielder Anthony Alford. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Bautista also grounded out and struck out during his one game rehab in Dunedin. He also tried to make a leaping catch against the right field fence. Unfortunately, he along with the ball and wall all met at once and the ball fell away.

 Bautista Signs for the Fans Afterwards (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Bautista Signs for the Fans Afterwards (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

 

On the smiles after his first inning home run Bautista said, "When you do something good you are allowed to enjoy it." (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

On the smiles after his first inning home run Bautista said, “When you do something good you are allowed to enjoy it.” (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Charlotte
(46-48)
2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 11 1
Dunedin
(51-45)
2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 2

 

Charlotte Stone Crabs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Jake Cronenworth SS 3 3 3 0 1 1 2 2 0 1.000
Andrew Velazquez 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Mac James C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Joe McCarthy LF 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 .325
Alec Sole DH 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
Grant Kay 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .242
Jace Conrad RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .220
Cristian Toribio 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Thomas Milone CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .211
Totals 38 8 11 3 1 1 8 4 4 .253
BATTING
2B: McCarthy (4, Shafer); Milone (10, Shafer); Kay (9, Allen).
3B: Cronenworth (1, Shafer).
HR: Cronenworth (1, 6th inning off Allen, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cronenworth 8; Milone 2; McCarthy 2; Kay 3; Sole 2; Velazquez, A 2.
RBI: McCarthy 2 (11); Velazquez, A (8); Kay 2 (34); Cronenworth 2 (2); Conrad (25).
2-out RBI: Kay; Cronenworth 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kay; Conrad; James 2; Toribio; McCarthy 2.
SF: Conrad.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Milone (12, 2nd base off Allen/Jansen).
PO: Sole (1st base by Shafer).

FIELDING
E: Milone (2, fielding).
PB: James (13).
DP: (Cronenworth-Velazquez, A-Kay).

Dunedin Blue Jays
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Anthony Alford CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .197
Richard Urena DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296
Jose Bautista RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .333
    Josh Almonte RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Ryan McBroom 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Jonathan Davis LF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .246
Gunnar Heidt SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 .272
Danny Jansen C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Dickie Joe Thon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Aaron Attaway 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .213
Totals 33 5 7 1 0 3 5 5 9 .250
BATTING
2B: Jansen (4, Castillo, D).
HR: Bautista (1, 1st inning off Garvin, 0 on, 2 out); Alford (3, 2nd inning off Garvin, 0 on, 2 out); Heidt (4, 3rd inning off Garvin, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bautista 4; Heidt 5; Alford 4; Jansen 2; Urena, R; McBroom.
RBI: Bautista (1); Heidt 3 (18); Alford (22).
2-out RBI: Bautista; Heidt 3; Alford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jansen 2; Urena, R; McBroom; Thon.
GIDP: Urena, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Attaway (3, 2nd base off Franco, M/James).

FIELDING
E: Thon (11, fielding); McBroom (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Alford (James at home).
Pickoffs: Shafer (Sole at 1st base).

Charlotte Stone Crabs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Grayson Garvin 3.0 5 5 5 3 2 3 4.15
Mike Franco (W, 5-4) 3.0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2.23
Diego Castillo (H, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Brad Schreiber (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 5 9 3 3.16
Dunedin Blue Jays
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Justin Shafer 5.2 7 5 5 2 2 0 6.13
Brad Allen (BS, 1)(L, 4-6) 3.1 4 3 3 2 2 1 6.15
Totals 9.0 11 8 8 4 4 1 3.99
Game Scores: Garvin 11; Shafer 43.
Pitches-strikes: Garvin 67-34; Franco, M 55-33; Castillo, D 30-19; Schreiber, B 14-8; Shafer 96-57; Allen 67-37.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garvin 3-1; Franco, M 2-2; Castillo, D 3-0; Schreiber, B 2-0; Shafer 11-4; Allen 2-4.
Batters faced: Garvin 16; Franco, M 11; Castillo, D 8; Schreiber, B 3; Shafer 27; Allen 16.
Inherited runners-scored: Allen 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jose Navas. 1B: Reid Joyner.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
First pitch: 6:33 PM.
T: 2:48.
Att: 769.
Venue: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
July 20, 2016
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