A lot of really cool local news taking place right now with the Dunedin Blue Jays, High-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

On Wednesday, Shaker graduate Jeff Hoffman made his first professional start after undergoing Tommy John surgery a year ago. He was hitting 98 MPH across his five innings of work.

Well, on Thursday night, 2006 Shen grad Murphy Smith got the ball for the Jays against the St. Lucie Mets, who were starting Dillon Gee on a rehab assignment.

The Blue Jays topped the Mets, 3-2.

Smith worked five innings, allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision. He is 2-2 on the season and sports a 4.64 ERA.

As a positive for Mets fans, Gee allowed just three hits in 6.1 innings of work. He did not allow any runs. Mets reliever Vic Black also got some work in, tossing 0.2 innings. He allowed one run.


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