Daily Recap: 7/25
LHP Scott Lewis worked 7 sparkling innings to lead the Akron Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Binghamton Mets on Friday night at Canal Park snapping a 2 game losing streak.
Lewis, making only his 10th start of the year after suffering a strained lat in spring training, improved his record to 5-2 allowing just the lone run off 5 hits with a walk and 5Ks. The start was Lewis' 4th straight start working at least 6 innings and allowing 1 run or fewer (25IP, 2ER total). The only damage came on a 1-out solo HR by Mets RF Caleb Stewart in the 7th.
Akron got on the board in the 2nd inning when RF Stephen Head reached on a 2-out double, C Wyatt Toregas walked and SS Brandon Pinckney stroked an RBI single to score Head. The Aeros added on one more in the 3rd inning as 2B Josh Rodriguez lead off with his 7th HR of the season. The offense just kept on coming in the 4th inning; Stephen Head hit his second double of the game to lead-off the inning before scoring on a 2-out triple by DH Jose Constanza who himself scored on a wild pitch by Mets starter LHP Michael Antonini. 3B Wes Hodges added a 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the 7th to cap the scoring.
Head finished the night 3-for-4 with 2 2B (20) and 2 runs scored to standout offensively. LHP Reid Santos and RHP Erik Stiller each worked a scoreless inning to close the game out.
Kinston rally for 4 runs in 9th, blow it in the bottom of the inning
The Kinston Indians rallied for 4 runs in the top of the 9th to take a 4-3 lead, only to fall 5-4 against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium.
LHP Shawn Nottingham started for the K-Tribe struggling his way through 4.2 innings of work, but only allowing 2 runs off 9 hits. Sung- Wei Tseng relieved with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief before Mike Pontius allowed a 7th inning run on a 1-out HR by Wilmington 1B Brad Correll. Meanwhile, the Indians could muster nothing of note off Blue Rocks starter RHP Mario Santiago (6IP, 4H, 0R) and relievers RHP Greg Holland & LHP Ben Swaggerty.
That would soon change in the 9th inning; with the Blue Rocks still leading 3-0 closer RHP Tyler Chambliss walked 3 straight Indians hitters to load the bases with no-one out leading to a pitching change with Wilmington bringing on RHP Aaron Hartsock. Hartsock appeared to get C Jared Head to hit a taylor made double play ball, but it was booted by SS Chris McConnell to get the K-Tribe on the board. John Drennen and Beau Mills followed with RBI singles to tie the game before Jared Goedert lifted a sacrifice fly to CF to put the Indians up 4-3.
RHP Josh Tomlin came on to work the bottom of the 9th, but quickly fell apart. After snaring a liner back through the box for out #1, Tomlin allowed a 1-out double to Correll quickly followed by a game tying RBI single by RF Cody Strait who took second on the throw home. After a wild pitch and a walk put runners on the corners with 1-out Blue Rocks 2B Jeff Bianchi lifted a walk-off sac fly to RF to send Wilmington to a 5-4 win.
Beau Mills (2-for-5) and Ryan Goleski (2-for-3, 2B) were the main standouts on offensive for a K-Tribe team that had its modest two game win streak snapped.
Captains over-Power-ed fall to 6th straight defeat
The Lake County Captains dropped their 6th straight game Friday night, falling by a score of 8-1 at the hands of West Virginia Power.
LHP Ryan Morris got spanked around for 7 runs (6 earned) in 5 innings of work (7IP, 11ER in his last 2 starts) to drop his record to 7-4. RHPs Paulo Espino, Jon Holt & Garrison Campfield worked the final 4 combined innings allowing only an unearned run off 6 hits with 5Ks.
The Captains lone run came on an RBI groundout by 3B Ron Rivas in the 5th inning. 3B Jeff Hehr and C Adam Davis both ended the night 2-for-4 in another tough night for the Captains offense.
The series continues on Saturday at 7.05pm as LHP Ryan Miller will take the mound looking for his first win since May 18th.
In other games....
- Buffalo routed 15-4 at the hands of the Charlotte Knights. RHP Bryan Bullington (5IP, 6ER), RHP Brenden Donnelly (1IP, 1ER), RHP Preston Larrison (1IP, 2ER) & RHP Eddie Buzachero (1IP, 6ER) all struggled on the hill. LF Trevor Crowe finished his AAA debut with an 0-for-4, BB, R performance. DH Michael Aubrey 0-for-5 to snap his 9 game hit streak. RF Todd Linden finished 3-for-4 with 2HR and 3RBI.
- Scrappers lose late 7-4. PJ Zocchi started allowing 4 runs in 5IP. RHP Mike McGuire (2-2) took the loss allowing 2 runs in 2IP. 1B Brock Simpson (2-for-5), 3B Jeremie Tice (2-for-5, 2B) and CF Juan Valdes (2-for-4, 2B, 3RBI0 pacing the Scrappers offense.
- GCL Indians defeat GCL Yankees 7-6. RHP Danny Salazer (4IP, 3H, 1R) with a solid start. RHP Steve Smith (2IP, 0R) picks up the win. 3B Abner Abreu finished 1-for-5 with a HR (5). LF Bo Greenwell (2-for-5, 2B, HR) & 1B Adam Abraham (2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2RBI) shone as part of the Indians 14 hit attack.
- DSL Indians defeat DSL Reds 4-0. RHP Oswell Munoz worked 3 scoreless innings to start the game and the Indians used 6 different relievers for an inning each to close it out. DH Kelvin Diaz (2-for-3, 3B, RBI) and 1B Jesus Aguilar (2-for-3, 2RBI) providing much of the offense.