Brock Dykxhoorn CBN POW, Week XIII

RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.), pitched seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 class-A Quad Cities win over Peoria.

RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.), pitched seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 class-A Quad Cities win over Peoria.

July 9, 2015

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

Marco Estrada beat Justin Verlander on his 32nd birthday.

The Blue Jays right-hander outpitched the former Cy Young award winner allowing two runs in five innings as Toronto won 10-5 at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Another birthday boy who provided a gift for himself and his family was Brock Dykxhoorn on his 21st birthday.

RHP Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) an Ontario Nationals grad, worked a career-high seven innings as Quad Cities River Bandits shut out the Peoria Chiefs 2-0 before 6,982 fans at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa in the same city Devon White used to play as an Anaheim Angels farmhand. 

In his final start before joining Team Canada in Cary, N.C. for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Ajax. He gave up three hits and struck out three batters to help Quad Cities win its 50th game of the season in one hour, 49 minutes - the shortest nine-inning game for Quad Cities since at least 2004.

Tossing seven scoreless is one thing with an eight-run lead, but Dykxhoorn was pitching in stressful situations throughout.
 
Peoria’s Darren Seferina opened the game with a single to left against Dykxhoorn with a single to left. Then, with two out, Seferina stole second and moved to third on a wild throw. Alex De Leon flew to centre to end the threat.

And that, was that. Peoria did not get a runner past to second the rest of the game. The River Bandits scored a run in each the third innings and the fourth. 

How strong was Dykxhoorn .... well after the lead-off single in the first he retired 15 straight and it went like this

First after the single: fly ball to right, fly ball to right and fly ball to second.

Second: fly ball to left, fly ball to centre and fly ball to right ... six in a row.

Third: fly ball to right, strike out swinging and ground ball to second ... nine straight.

Fourth: lines out to second, fly ball to centre and a strike out looking ... 12 straight.

Fifth: pop out to first baseman, pop out to third and a fly ball to centre ... 15 straight.

Sixth: Andrew Sohn led off with a single to centre, ground ball out, fly ball to centre and a strike out looking.

Seventh: fly ball to centre, a single to centre, fly ball to right and a ground ball to end the inning.

Dykxhoorn’s career-long outing was six innings, as he recorded 12 fly ball outs and three ground balls. He also extended his scoreless streak to 11 innings.

OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCES 
Player / Class / Team    AB    R    H    HR    RBI    AVG

Sean Jamieson, AA Mobile    12    3    5    -    -    .417
Ismael Pena, Rkie AZL Diamondbacks    18    3    7    1    5    .389
Brett Siddall, Rkie AZL Athletics    13    3    5 1    3    .385
Matt Romanin, Rkie Bluefield    13    1    5    -    3 .385
Taylor Green, AA Biloxi    15    2    5    -    1    .333
Dalton Pompey, AA New Hampshire    34    4    11    1    4    .324
Demi Orimoloye, Rkie AZL Brewers    22    6    7    -    3    .318
Jamie Romak, AAA Reno    23    5    7    3    7    .304
Connor Panas, Rkie GCL Blue Jays    23    1    7    -    4    .304
Stephen Wickens, AA Chattanooga    10    1    3    -    -    .300

Rene Tosoni, IND Sioux City    10    2    4    1    4    .400
Josue Peley, IND Quebec    23    3    9    -    6    .391
Chris Robinson, IND Winnipeg    25    5    9    -    2    .360
Sebastien Boucher, IND Ottawa    17    4    6    -    3    .353
Jim Adduci, FGN, Lotte (Korea)    26    7    8    2    4    .308
(Minimum 10 AB’s required.)

BEST PITCHING PERFORMANCES 
NICK PIVETTA RHP - SINGLE A POTOMAC NATIONALS
APP IP  H  R ER BB  K  W-L SV WHIP WK ERA

1 7.0  2  1 1 -  9 1-0 -  0.29  1.29
Continuing a recent steak of excellent outings, Nick Pivetta made another fine start this week. On July 5th in a 3-1 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks, he pitched seven innings gave up only two base hits and one earned run, while striking out nine Blue Rocks batters, to earn the win. His record with Potomac in the Single A Carolina League is now 7-4 with a 2.29 ERA. 
 
BROCK DYKXHOORN RHP - SINGLE A QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS
APP IP  H  R ER BB  K  W-L SV WHIP WK ERA

1 7.0  3  - -  -  3 1-0 -  0.43  0.00 
Brock Dykxhoorn is living up to expectations at Single A Quad Cities, and this week he made another excellent start for the Bandits. The day after Canada Day in a 2-0 victory over Peoria Chiefs he tossed seven scoreless innings, gave up three base hits while striking our three Peoria hitters, to earn his fifth win of the season. His record in the Single A Midwest League now stands at 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA. After this start he left his team to join Team Canada and will participate in the 2015 Pan Am Games later this week.
 
JEFF FRANCIS LHP - TRIPLE A BUFFALO BISONS
APP IP  H  R ER BB  K  W-L SV WHIP WK ERA

2  8.0 7 2 2 - 13  1-0 -  1.13 2.25
In his final two appearances prior to reporting to Team Canada for the upcoming 2015 Pan American Games, Jeff Francis indicated he’s in fine form. On July 2nd in a 3-2 win over the Syracuse Chiefs, he pitched six innings gave up six base hits and two earned runs while striking out 10 Syracuse hitters, to gain the win. On July 7th in a 15-1 blow out of the Rochester Red Wings he made a relief appearance pitching two scoreless innings, surrendered one base hit striking out three Rochester Red Wings batters, but was not involved in the decision. His overall Triple A International League record with Buffalo, now stands at 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA.
 
ETHAN ELIAS RHP - SINGLE A KANE COUNTY COUGARS
APP IP  H  R ER BB  K  W-L SV WHIP WK ERA

1 7.0 2 2 2 -  3 1-0  -  0.29  2.57
Ethan Elias is maintaining a high level of consistency, and this week he made another fine start for the Cougars. On July 3rd in a 3-2 victory over the Clinton Lumberkings he pitched seven innings, gave up two base hits and two earned runs while striking out three Clinton hitters, to earn his eighth with of the season. With this win he improved his Single A Midwest League record to 8-3 with a 2.74 ERA.
 
KARL GELINAS RHP - IND QUEBEC CAPITALES
APP IP  H  R ER BB  K  W-L SV WHIP WK ERA

1 8.0  3  -  -  - 8 1-0  - 0.38  0.00
Another excellent start this week for the Quebec ace, as on July 3rd in a 2-0 shutout win over Sussex County Miners he pitched eight scoreless  innings, surrendered only three base hits while striking out eight Sussex County hitters to earn the win. His Can Am League record with the Capitales, now stands at 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA.

Player Movement and Transactions
INF Connor Panas (Toronto, Ont.) - Moved by the Toronto Blue Jays to Single A Vancouver Canadians from Rookie Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.
 
LHP Scott Diamond (Toronto, Ont.) - Moved by Tampa Bay Rays to Triple A Durham Bulls from Double A Montgomery Biscuits.
 
1B Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) - 2015 First Round Draft Pick
activated by the Miami Marlins at Rookie Class Gulf Coast Marlins.
 
INF Joey Hawkins (Whitby, Ont.) - 2015 40th Round Draft Pick activated by the St. Louis Cardinals at Rookie Class Gulf Coast Cardinals.
 

C/3B Justin Atkinson (North Surrey, BC) - Activated from Disabled
List by the Toronto Blue Jays at Single A Lansing Lugnuts.
 
LHP Ethan Stewart (Campbell River, BC) - Activated from Disabled List by Philadelphia Phillies and assigned to Rookie Class Gulf Coast Phillies. Appeared in one game and moved to Single A Clearwater Threshers.
 
LHP Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) - Activated from the Disabled List by Houston Astros at Single A Lancaster Jethawks, appeared in one game and placed back on the Disabled List.
 
RHP Tom Robson (Ladner, BC) - Sent out on Re hab assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays at Rookie Class Gulf Coast Blue Jays.
 
3B Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) - Named to the Triple A Pacific Coast League 2015 All Star Team.
 

SS Sammie Starr (Toronto, Ont.) - Placed on the 60 day Disabled List by Baltimore Orioles at Single A Delmarva Shorebirds.
 
C Luke Carlin (Aylmer, Que.) - Released by the Oakland A’s at Triple A Nashville Sounds.
 
LHP John McLeod (Calgary, Alta.) - Released by Baltimore Orioles
at Rookie Class Gulf Coast Orioles.
 
 
C Chris Robinson (Uxbridge, Ont.) - Free Agent signs with Winnipeg Goldeyes IND American Association.
 
INF Luis Argumedes (Montreal, Que.) - Free Agent signs with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League. Appeared in one game and was released.
 
INF Marcel Champagnie (Bolton, Ont.) - Free Agent signs with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 
INF Cedric Vallieres (Roxton Pond, Que.) - Free Agent signs with Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 
LHP Jay Johnson (Sussex Corners, NB) - Activated from Disabled List by the Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 

C Joey Paciorek (Maple Ridge, BC) - Activated from Disabled List by the St. Paul Saints IND American Association.
 
C/1B Josue Peley (Montreal, Que.) - Activated from Disabled List by the Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 
INF Jerome Duchesneau (Quebec City, Que.) - Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.
 
1B Jonathan Jones (Laval, Que.) - Released by Trois Rivieres Eagles IND Can Am League.
 
INF Mike Washburn (Fredricton, NB) - Released by Quebec Capitales IND Can Am League.