Since then, Gonzalez, a former Glendale Angeleno, made two more appearances out of the pen — one a scoreless two-inning stretch, the other a single frame in which he surrendered a run on three hits — before making his first start on Tuesday against the host GCL Pirates. Gonzalez went four innings, in which he allowed three earned runs on four hits to take the loss.
On the season, Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 4.50 earned-run average with five strikeouts to just one walk for the Rookie League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
At 6-16, the Blue Jays are 10 games back in fifth place in the Gulf Coast League North Division.
Jason Botts (Glendale Community College, 2000) outfielder, Piratas de Campeche: Botts has hit safely in eight of his last nine games and continues to produce runs with five driven in in that span, including his sixth home run of the season belted in a win over Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz on Thursday.
Botts, who had several stints with the Texas Rangers before playing in Japan, went one for three in that game to keep his average at a robust .343 with 14 runs batted in and three runs scored since joining the club on June 13.
Piratas De Campeche (43-52) are in sixth place in the Mexican League Sur Division.
Ryan Sherriff (Glendale Community College, 2011) starting pitcher, Palm Beach Cardinals: A string of six quality starts, five of them wins, to open the season for the former Vaquero left-hander was recently snapped, as Sherriff's last two outings have not gone as smoothly.
Sherriff was touched up for five runs (four earned) in just 3 1/3 innings in his last outing on Monday against the Charlotte Stone Crabs after struggling against the host Jupiter Hammerheads on July 3 when he gave up four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.