ON THE MOUND
Seems like Erasmo pitched much better than his line tonight . . .
probably because he only gave up TWO solo shots (to the best home run hitting team in baseball in their own bandbox park) while he was actually in the game (two inherited runners would score in the 7th) but, in any event, he showed nice steady improvement . . .
~ first outing with ZERO walks
~ ties season HIGH in K’s
~ records season LOW in hits
~ LOWEST pitch count this season (96 pitches still a lot for SIX innings, but better than 100+)
SIX innings ~ FOUR hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ SIX strikeouts
} Charlie allowed those previously mentioned inherited runners but, was able to record the requisite outs in the 7th
} Danny, as per usual of late, was sensational – he threw 16 pitches (13 for strikes) to get FOUR outs, TWO via K to record his FIRST major league SAVE. Methinks we may be seeing LORD Farquhar as the “savior” in coming games 🙂
AT THE PLATE
woot! woot! the bats continue to sizzle . . .
SEVEN + EIGHT hitters = FIVE hits, ONE double, THREE homers, FIVE runs scored, SIX rbi
- Michael with TWO homers and FIVE rbi
- Justin with TWO hits – a DOUBLE and a HOMER and TWO walks
- Brad with THREE hits and an RBI
- Nick still no hits but, on TWO walks
- Kendrys and Humberto each with TWO hits
IN THE FIELD
* No DP’s but Kyle had a SB
* A curious 9-4-2-3 double play was turned against the M’s (wasn’t watching so, not sure who was to blame most) . . .
with runners on 1B (Nick) and 2B (Kendrys) Raul singled and Nick tried to score, Raul thought he was going to so he went to 2B but, Nick was thrown out and when Raul got to 2B, Kendrys was standing there and Raul was left in no man’s land 😦 Luckily, because of the WIN, they can laugh about it now.
tweets of the game . . .