Strong Start For “C’s”

Photo Credit D. Laird Allan/Sportswave

The home opener wasn’t exactly what the Vancouver Canadians were hoping for as far as the final score showed, but the three-game home stand does prove that the fans missed the team.

Let’s face it, Nat Bailey Stadium is one of the “nicest little ball parks” for Single A to be played in and with the first game attracting over 6,400 fans there will be more sell-outs for short season ball.

The C’s get strong support and kicking the season off with another strong performance was singer Jim Byrnes, who continues to impress everyone.

Indians pitcher Ricky Vanasco had an impressive start going four innings allowing two-hits, while striking seven that was instrumental for the Indians 9-1 win.

The “C’s” did manage to get one run, but not until the bottom of the 9th that saw Rodrigues hammer an RBI double to right field scoring Lopez (22) but it was too little too late.

The game saw the Indians use five (5) pitchers that saw all come within one run of the season opening matchup that saw the “C’s” deny them of the shutout.

The opener saw the “C’s” manage five hits in the nooner that saw Abbadessa (CF) go 2-4 grabbing a pair of singles in the contest.

Canadians starter Adam Kloffenstein took the loss as the C’s dropped the home opener by a whopping 9-1 margin in hopes of rebounding for the next pair of home games.

The C’s pulled out a solid effort that saw Yorman Rodriguez go 4-for-4 that saw the C’s pitchers manage to retire 19 hitters grabbing the first home field 3-1 win for the 2019 season.

The night game saw the C’s play aggressive ball that saw Rodrigues have a four hit game who managed a pair of doubles while scoring two runs

Canadians Centre fielder Wright also went 2 for 4 while grabbing an RBI Single going along with exceptional pitching that saw them strikeout 19 hitters that ironically is one shy of the club record.

Game three saw the C’s drop the “rubber-match” by a 2-1 margin that saw Spokane manage 6 runs in the top of the 6th as they sent nine batters to the plate, which was what they needed to take the series by a 2-1 margin.

The afternoon contest saw the C’s manage 13 hits and looking at the three-games series C’s William Gaston (RHP) who was making his first pro start was impressive through five innings, while allowing only two earned runs on three hits at bat.

Sunday’s performance saw the C’s end up with 12 hits managing 40 S/O over the course of the three game series.

The C’s are averaging over 6,000 fans per game, so don’t delay and give them a call to get your game day tickets at Nat Bailey Stadium 4601 Ontario Street.

Call (604).872.5232 without delay!!!