Game Recaps 5/12
The Indians have traded catcher Dave Wallace to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later.
Defense Shines in 3-1 K-Tribe Win
The K-Tribe got clutch hitting and great defense in a 3-1 victory over Wilmington on Monday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston was no hit by Wilmington starter Blake Wood until Nick Weglarz hit a solo home run off of Wood in the fifth inning. It’s the fourth home run of the season for Weglarz and tied the score at one. With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Kinston right fielder Johnny Drennen made a diving catch on the warning track to turn back a Blue Rocks rally. Kinston left fielder Nick Weglarz made a great diving catch in the ninth inning. The Indians Adam Davis also had a couple of great plays at second base. Kinston broke the tie in the bottom of the seventh inning, with a two-out, two RBI single by Carlos Rivero. The hit drove in Beau Mills and Weglarz, giving Kinston a 3-1 lead.
Kinston’s pitching was another big story of the night, as the Indian’s Josh Tomlin made a spot start. Tomlin went four and two third innings, giving up just two hits. Matt Meyer, Mike Pontius, Jim Deters and Luis Perdomo combined for a scoreless outing from the bullpen. Perdomo picked up his eighth save of the season.
The K-Tribe kick starts your Tuesday with an 11 am game at Historic Grainger Stadium. Game two of the four game series features K-Tribe starter Steven Wright.
CAPTAINS WIN 4-2
(Charleston, WV) –Ryan Miller notched his league leading sixth win as the Captains opened the series against the West Virginia Power with a 4-1 win. The Captains are 4-1 on the current road trip. They improved their lead in the Northern Division of the SAL to 2.5 games as Delmarva was defeated by Kannapolis.
The Power took a 1-0 lead in the first inning off of Captains starter Ryan Miller when Jonathan Lucroy hit a two out solo homerun. The Captains took the lead in the fourth inning off of starter Rob Bryson when with one out, Roman Pena doubled. He scored on an RBI single by Matt Brown, Brown’s team leading 26th RBI. After a Chris Nash base hit moved Brown to third, Brown would score on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Hehr and the Captains led 2-1. The Captains added two runs in the seventh inning off of reliever Amaury Rivas on a bases loaded sacrifice fly by Ron Rivas and a double steal when Doug Pickens scored from third to make it 4-1.
Ryan miller went six innings allowing only one run on three hits, walking three and striking out six. This was the sixth outing in which Miller has fanned at least five batters. John Gaub relieved Miller and pitched two scoreless innings striking out two. Vinnie Pestano came on in the ninth inning and picked up his tenth save in as many tries. His ten saves ties him for the league lead. Rob Bryson took the loss to go 0-2.
The Captains play game two of the four game series on Tuesday as they send RHP Santo Frias (1-1, 6.94) to the mound against the Power’s RHP Roque Mercedes (1-1, 6.12). The game can be heard on AM 1330 WELW, WELW.COM or CAPTAINSBASEBALL.COM.