AquaSox tie Championship Series at 1-1 with 10-0 win over Vancouver Canadians
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The first game of the Northwest League Championship series went well for the Vancouver Canadians, the second game did not.
On Wednesday, the second game of the best of five took place in Everett, with the AquaSox defeating the Vancouver Canadians 10-0 to even up the series. Let’s look at some key storylines from game two.
Cade Doughty had a great game…
The offence was fairly cold in this game, registering six hits and going 0-4 with runners in scoring position. However, the 22-year-old third baseman/second baseman went 3-4 with a double and two singles.
Doughty slashed .264/.342/.459 for the season with 18 homers in 424 plate appearances. There’s some swing and miss in his game, as he had a 29.7 K% in 2023, but you can take that as he currently has the fifth-most homers in the Blue Jays organization.
Double-A will be a big test for the 2022 draftee next season.
Starting pitcher Devereaux Harrison struggled…
Harrison has been money all season, especially since he was stretched out. However, on Wednesday he finished with a line of 2 IP, 4 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 1 K. It happens, and you can’t ignore the great season he had.
The 22-year-old finished the regular season with a 2.95 ERA and a 5.10 FIP in 94.2 innings pitched, striking out 22.8% of batters and walking 9.8% of them.
Interestingly, Harrison only started two games of the 42 he appeared in during his collegiate career. The Blue Jays must’ve liked something to stretch him out.
The bullpen shuts the door…
Harrison only pitched two innings of the eight needed, but the bullpen pitched well in relief. Cooper Benson, Eric Pardinho, Conor Larkin, Justin Kelly, and Naswell Paulino combined for a line of 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K.
There was still traction on the base paths, but the bullpen limited the runs, which is what you want to see in a blowout.
The last three games (if needed) will take place in Vancouver, with Game Three taking place on Friday at 10:05 PM EDT. Although Vancouver’s starter is yet to be determined according to MiLB scores, it will likely be Kevin Miranda.
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