PBL Scores, 7/22/16

The Patriot League action remaining scorching hot in the dead of summer!  Read on and see for yourself…

JACKSONVILLE DRAGONS 8, CALIFORNIA SHARKS 3

It’s been hard to get a fix on the Jacksonville Dragons this season.  Are they a real contender?  It’s hard to say.  They’re in the scrum of teams fighting for the second playoff spot in the East, but they’ve got a ways to go to emerge as a favorite for that spot, much less to demonstrate that they can make noise in the playoffs.

They’ve definitely taken a step forward this year, in a number of ways.  For one thing, they no longer have to deal with the clubhouse dysfunction and corrosive sarcasm of ex-manager Harlan Davidson, who was fired at the end of last season.  New manager Steve Califano is a more relaxed and positive presence who seems to mesh well with the players.  Their lineup has taken a step forward, and their rotation (especially rookie Bryce Hobbs and resurgent ace Biggs McGee) shows promise.

But do they have enough to go all the way?  Today’s 8-3 win over the California Sharks provides evidence on both sides of that question.  On one hand, they scored a big win over a tough opponent and potential Patriot Series contender.  Their offense came through in spades.  On the other hand, their pitching staff showed its shakiness, nearly giving the game away.  The Dragons are strong enough to be dangerous, but they also have a potential Achilles’ heel – or rather, several of them – on the mound.

“I don’t think most people would call us a favorite, not yet at least,” said Califano after today’s game.  “But with our lineup, I sure wouldn’t want to face us in the postseason.”

Jacksonville’s bats battered rookie Sharks starter James Lemus (1-1).  They hung three runs on Lemus in the 2nd inning, highlighted by a two-run homer off the bat of RF Roderick Hopps.  Then they chased Lemus amid a five-run outburst in the 6th.  The Dragons have a reputation as a homer-heavy team, but this time they used a string of singles and doubles, as well as a couple well-timed walks, to put runs on the board.

“Everyone thinks our offense is one-dimensional,” said Dragons 3B Jake Kapoor, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of walks.  “But really, we’ve got a lot more weapons than people realize.”

Right-hander Kyle Palmer is perhaps the most representative pitcher on Jacksonville’s staff.  The Dragons rely on Palmer as a #2 starter, and his 12-6 record suggests that he’s succeeding in the role.  His 4.53 ERA, however, comes closer to the truth.  Palmer is a hard thrower who’s good at missing bats and has occasional stretches of brilliance.  But he also tends to be inconsistent and wild, and capable of following up a great start with a disaster.

Today’s start was closer to the great end of the spectrum, as Palmer held the powerful California lineup to only five hits.  But he also walked six, and his inefficiency cost him a shot at a complete game – and almost cost the Dragons a win.

Palmer entered the 9th inning with the Sharks all but beaten.  However, 3B Johnie Oller opened the inning by crushing a 2-2 slider deep to left center for a solo homer.  Palmer retired the next two hitters on groundouts, but then walked RF Jessie Corona.  With Palmer’s pitch count over 140, Califano yanked his starter and put the game in the hands of his bullpen, a decision he nearly came to regret.

Califano’s first choice, Samir Khan, has been a mess this season, and this game didn’t help his case.  He allowed a hard-hit double to SS Rubin Smyth, and then walked CF Justin Canales.  Suddenly, California had signs of life, and the crowd at Blue Note Stadium began to stir.

Califano then called on flame-throwing but inconsistent righty Razor Corridon to face Sharks LF Kenneth Mader.  Corridon got ahead 1-2, but then lost his edge, throwing three straight balls to walk Mader and force in a run.  The Sharks had the bases loaded, the dangerous Eddie Nix coming to bat, and a grand slam would bring them within a run.

Corridon reached for his most reliable relief arm, rookie southpaw Lance Newman.  Newman got up 1-2 on Nix, but unlike Corridon, his control didn’t give out.  Instead, he fired a sinker that Nix ground to first.  Dragons 1B Miguel Soria scooped it up and jogged to the bag.  Game over, and Newman had his sixth save.  But the Dragons knew they had dodged a bullet.

“We sure know how to make it interesting,” quipped Califano.  As long as no lead is safe with the Jacksonville pen, though, it will be hard to call the Dragons a true contender.

 

7/22/2017, JAX16-CAL16, Blue Note Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Dragons           0  3  0  0  0  5  0  0  0     8 13  1     8  1
2016 Sharks            0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     3  6  0    11  0
 
Dragons              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Sharks               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Taliaferro        2b  4  0  1  0  .318    Corona            rf  3  1  1  0  .292
Kapoor            3b  3  0  2  1  .331    Smyth             ss  5  0  1  0  .336
Hartley           lf  4  0  0  1  .282    Canales           cf  4  0  0  0  .257
Soria             1b  5  1  2  0  .322    Mader             lf  4  0  2  1  .367
Hopps             rf  4  2  1  2  .275    Nix               dh  4  1  0  0  .370
Leon              cf  5  2  2  0  .268    Gerke             1b  4  0  1  0  .268
Esquivel          c   5  1  2  2  .267    Oller             3b  4  1  1  2  .290
Soltero           dh  4  1  1  1  .295    Strachan          2b  2  0  0  0  .295
Herdt             ss  4  1  2  1  .261    Jensen            c   3  0  0  0  .248
 Burt             ss  0  0  0  0  .444                         33  3  6  3
                     38  8 13  8
 
Dragons                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Palmer           W 12-6          8.2  5  3  3  6  5 141  78  4.53
Khan                             0.0  1  0  0  1  0  10   4  7.32
Corridon                         0.0  0  0  0  1  0   6   2  3.52
Newman           S 6             0.1  0  0  0  0  0   5   4  2.39
                                 9.0  6  3  3  8  5 162  88 
 
Sharks                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Lemus            L 1-1           5.1  8  6  6  2  4 103  62  4.61
Lopez                            0.0  3  2  2  1  0   8   4  6.86
Orf                              3.2  2  0  0  1  5  44  30  4.68
                                 9.0 13  8  8  4  9 155  96 
 
JAX: Burt inserted at ss in the 8th
 
E-Kapoor. 2B-Kapoor(29), Leon(13), Esquivel(20), Smyth(35), Mader 2(17), 
Gerke(12). HR-Hopps(28), Oller(31). RBI-Kapoor(66), Hartley(91), Hopps 2(68), 
Esquivel 2(45), Soltero(40), Herdt(29), Mader(69), Oller 2(83). SB-Soria(3), 
Esquivel(1), Herdt(4). CS-Taliaferro. K-Hartley 2, Soria 2, Hopps, Leon 2, 
Esquivel, Soltero, Smyth, Canales 2, Mader, Oller. BB-Taliaferro, Kapoor 2, 
Hopps, Corona 2, Canales, Mader, Nix, Strachan 2, Jensen. SF-Hartley. 
PB-Jensen. 
GWRBI: Hopps
Temperature: 69, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 11 MPH.

 

SALT LAKE SAMURAI 7, CAROLINA COMETS 5

The Salt Lake Samurai jumped out to an early lead over the Carolina Comets today, and weathered a comeback attempt later on to deliver a 7-5 win.

“Not the prettiest game ever, but I’ll always take a win,” said Samurai manager Johnny Dugan.

The Samurai got to Comets starter Whitney Winslow (2-9) early, putting up five runs over the first 2 innings.  RF Romeo Martinez belted a two-run double in the 1st that just missed clearing the fence in right center.  In the 2nd, 3B Clint Wines and 2B Tyler Stark opened the 2nd with back-to-back doubles, and CF Daniel Slover followed with a single that scored Stark.

Salt Lake starter Grant Fore (6-6) was far from perfect, allowing homers to Carolina 1B Pete Shives and DH Teddy Olivas and departing after allowing three runs in the 6th.  But a bucket brigade of relievers held the line, with closer Nick Crusoe entering and striking out Shives for the final out to pick up his ninth save.

One sour note for the Samurai was the loss of workhorse lefty Rene Cruzado, who came out after the 7th with forearm tightness.  The team intends to shut down Cruzado for the next couple of weeks, and he will undergo further testing.

 

7/22/2017, CAR16-SLC16, Desert Edge Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Comets            1  0  1  0  0  3  0  0  0     5 10  0     7  0
2016 Samurai           3  2  0  0  1  0  1  0  x     7 15  0    13  0
 
Comets               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Samurai              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Jackson           lf  5  0  0  0  .270    Slover            cf  3  0  1  1  .360
Gaytan            2b  5  0  2  0  .285    Motonari          ss  4  1  2  0  .270
Shives            1b  4  2  1  1  .263    Sparks            lf  4  1  1  1  .302
Jones             cf  4  1  2  0  .230    Thomas            dh  4  1  1  0  .199
Vise              rf  4  0  0  0  .229    Martinez          rf  5  0  1  2  .244
Barnes            ss  3  0  0  0  .225    Parillo           1b  5  1  2  0  .224
 Cosgrove         ph  1  0  0  0  .227    Godinez           c   4  1  2  1  .152
 Cipolla          ss  0  0  0  0  .202    Wines             3b  5  1  3  1  .266
Mote              3b  2  1  2  2  .216     Davidson         3b  0  0  0  0  .205
 Jeffreys         ph  1  0  1  0  .115    Stark             2b  3  1  2  1  .254
Carpenter         c   4  0  1  1  .223                         37  7 15  7
Olivas            dh  4  1  1  1  .150
                     37  5 10  5
 
Comets                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Winslow          L 2-9           6.0 11  6  6  4  6 120  68  5.53
Richards                         0.2  2  1  1  0  0  14   8  4.70
French                           0.0  0  0  0  1  0   5   1  5.40
Lavine                           0.0  1  0  0  0  0   6   3  3.63
Pellegrin                        0.1  0  0  0  0  0   3   2  6.75
Skargard                         1.0  1  0  0  1  0  16   8  4.57
                                 8.0 15  7  7  6  6 164  90 
 
Samurai                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Fore             W 6-6           5.2  7  5  5  2  8 115  70  5.53
Bautista         H 2             0.2  1  0  0  0  1  13   9  5.19
Cruzado          H 6             0.2  0  0  0  0  0   5   3  4.58
Gamble           H 2             1.2  2  0  0  0  1  28  20  4.19
Crusoe           S 9             0.1  0  0  0  0  1   5   3  3.54
                                 9.0 10  5  5  2 11 166 105 
 
CAR: Cosgrove batted for Barnes in the 8th
     Jeffreys batted for Mote in the 8th
     Cipolla inserted at ss in the 8th
     Jeffreys moved to 3b in the 8th
SLC: Davidson inserted at 3b in the 9th
 
2B-Gaytan(16), Jones(13), Mote(13), Martinez(29), Parillo(14), Wines(16), 
Stark(11). HR-Shives(24), Olivas(13), Godinez(8). RBI-Shives(57), Mote 2(35), 
Carpenter(31), Olivas(24), Slover(52), Sparks(76), Martinez 2(60), 
Godinez(33), Wines(21), Stark(16). SB-Motonari 2(21), Stark(14). CS-Slover. 
K-Jackson 2, Shives, Jones, Vise 2, Barnes, Carpenter, Olivas 3, Sparks, 
Thomas 2, Martinez 2, Godinez. BB-Shives, Mote, Slover 2, Motonari, Sparks, 
Thomas, Stark. SH-Godinez. WP-Fore. 
GWRBI: Martinez
Rene Cruzado was injured for this game and 12 more days
Temperature: 102, Sky: clear, Wind: in from center at 1 MPH.

 

KNOXVILLE SMOKIES 11, LAS VEGAS NARWHALS 7

The ball was flying at MGM Jackpot today, and the Knoxville Smokies outslugged the Las Vegas Narwhals, 11-7.

“Our recent slump might have given some false hope to those sorry bastards behind us,” said Smokies manager Snuff Wallace, “but the kings is still the kings.”

Knoxville knocked out Vegas starter Jesse Zepp (4-9) after only 5 innings.  Smokies 1B Eddie Battin led the offensive assault, going 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and 3 RBI.  3B Eddie Battin went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer that capped off a four-run 9th inning.

As it turns out, they would need those runs, as starter Elicio Santana (15-3) ran out of steam in the 9th inning, and the bullpen wobbled a bit as well, although closer Charlie Pasternak induced a game-ending double play to stop the Narwhals’ rally before things got too hairy.

 

7/22/2017, KNX16-LVN16, MGM Jackpot
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Smokies           1  0  1  0  3  0  1  1  4    11 14  1     7  1
2016 Narwhals          1  1  0  0  0  0  2  0  3     7 12  2     6  0
 
Smokies              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Narwhals             AB  R  H BI   AVG
Johnson           lf  5  1  2  0  .336    Winne             rf  5  1  2  1  .270
Campo             2b  4  2  1  1  .279    Defoor            1b  4  0  0  0  .272
Battin            1b  4  2  3  3  .286    Zocken            dh  5  0  2  2  .253
Campo             rf  4  2  1  0  .295    Whitworth         3b  4  0  2  0  .305
Moriarty          ss  3  1  1  2  .285     Birmingham       ph  1  0  0  0  .176
Credle            c   5  1  1  1  .268    Mealey            lf  4  0  0  0  .252
Figeroa           3b  5  2  3  3  .239    Carquinez         cf  3  1  1  0  .260
Valentim          dh  5  0  2  1  .286     Suzuki           ph  1  0  0  0  .249
Blair             cf  5  0  0  0  .255    Popejoy           ss  4  1  1  1  .248
                     40 11 14 11          Green             2b  4  2  2  1  .182
                                          Regner            c   2  0  0  0  .220
                                           McEwan           ph  1  1  1  2  .190
                                           Johnson          c   1  1  1  0  .260
                                                               39  7 12  7
 
Smokies                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Santana          W 15-3          8.1 10  7  7  0  4 126  84  3.31
Tile                             0.0  1  0  0  0  0   2   1  5.13
Pasternak                        0.2  1  0  0  1  0   7   3  1.54
                                 9.0 12  7  7  1  4 135  88 
 
Narwhals                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Zepp             L 4-9           5.0  7  5  4  1  3  99  63  6.37
Silcox                           3.1  6  5  5  1  2  70  41 10.58
Huerta                           0.2  1  1  1  0  1  10   7  5.49
                                 9.0 14 11 10  2  6 179 111 
 
LVN: McEwan batted for Regner in the 7th
     Johnson inserted at c in the 8th
     Suzuki batted for Carquinez in the 9th
     Birmingham batted for Whitworth in the 9th
 
E-Moriarty, Regner, Zepp. 2B-Figeroa(12), Johnson(9). HR-Campo(11), 
Battin 2(15), Figeroa(15), Popejoy(7), McEwan(2). RBI-Campo(48), 
Battin 3(64), Moriarty 2(67), Credle(51), Figeroa 3(43), Valentim(51), 
Winne(28), Zocken 2(59), Popejoy(31), Green(12), McEwan 2(4). SB-Campo 3(23), 
Moriarty(3), Winne(14), Carquinez(23). K-Johnson, Battin, Campo 2, Moriarty, 
Valentim, Zocken 2, Whitworth, Suzuki. BB-Campo, Moriarty, Defoor. 
SF-Moriarty. HBP-Battin, Campo. HB-Zepp 2. 
GWRBI: Battin
Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

 

JACKSON HAMMERHEADS 13, MILWAUKEE BEAR CLAWS 5

The Jackson Hammerheads blew today’s game open with a seven-run 9th inning, turning a close contest with the Milwaukee Bear Claws into a 13-5 laugher.

“I knew our offense was good, but dang, I didn’t know we were that good,” quipped Hammerheads manager Bob Henley.

Going into the 9th, Jackson led Milwaukee 6-4.  Hammerheads starter Luke Danton (11-3) had outpitched the Bear Claws’ “Stormin’” Patrick McNorman (8-7).  But the Milwaukee bullpen, specifically relievers Timmy Almon and Wes Kimbell, crashed hard in the final inning.  The normally reliable Almon allowed two singles, a double, and a walk while recording only one out before departing.  Kimbell then gave up a double, two walks, and two singles before he could finally escape the inning.  The fans at High Life Stadium rained boos down on the Bear Claws as they came off the field.

SS Red Petitt launched a solo shot off of Jackson reliever Butch Turnbull in the bottom of the inning, but it was too little and too late.

 

7/22/2017, JCK16-MIL16, High Life Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Hammerheads       2  2  0  0  1  0  0  1  7    13 15  2     6  0
2016 Bear Claws        1  0  2  0  0  0  1  0  1     5  7  0     7  1
 
Hammerheads          AB  R  H BI   AVG    Bear Claws           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Righter           2b  4  2  2  0  .352    Petitt            ss  5  2  2  1  .296
Lassen            1b  5  2  3  3  .295    Iddings           2b  3  1  1  2  .277
Deason            dh  3  2  1  1  .347    Mateo             1b  5  1  1  2  .294
Doyle             c   2  1  1  3  .326    Raine             dh  4  0  0  0  .252
Suarez            cf  4  1  0  0  .284    Stefani           rf  3  0  1  0  .242
Grant             rf  3  1  1  1  .196     Busing           ph  1  0  1  0  .314
 Walcott          ph  1  1  1  1  .444     Trumbauer        rf  0  0  0  0  .169
Arispe            lf  5  1  1  1  .288    McGuigan          c   4  0  0  0  .255
Fleitas           3b  5  1  2  2  .266    Castleberry       lf  4  0  0  0  .246
Westerberg        ss  5  1  3  1  .287    Perry             3b  4  1  1  0  .232
                     37 13 15 13          Maxwell           cf  2  0  0  0  .305
                                                               35  5  7  5
 
Hammerheads                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Danton           W 11-3          8.0  6  4  4  2  5 113  78  5.40
Turnbull                         1.0  1  1  1  1  0  17   9  8.59
                                 9.0  7  5  5  3  5 130  87 
 
Bear Claws                       INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
McNorman         L 8-7           6.0  7  5  5  2  4  86  54  4.07
Juens                            2.0  2  1  1  1  5  37  24  7.54
Almon                            0.1  3  4  4  1  0  17  11  4.47
Kimbell                          0.2  3  3  3  2  0  27  10  5.76
                                 9.0 15 13 13  6  9 167  99 
 
JCK: Walcott batted for Grant in the 8th
     Walcott moved to rf in the 8th
MIL: Busing batted for Stefani in the 8th
     Trumbauer inserted at rf in the 9th
 
E-Arispe, Westerberg. 2B-Righter(29), Lassen 2(24), Deason(40), Doyle(27), 
Petitt(29), Perry(16), Busing(6). HR-Grant(1), Arispe(17), Petitt(14), 
Iddings(15), Mateo(26). RBI-Lassen 3(41), Deason(69), Doyle 3(67), Grant(5), 
Arispe(55), Fleitas 2(48), Westerberg(40), Walcott(6), Petitt(45), 
Iddings 2(57), Mateo 2(77). SB-Righter(30). K-Lassen, Deason, Doyle, 
Suarez 2, Arispe 2, Fleitas, Westerberg, Petitt, Stefani, McGuigan, 
Castleberry, Perry. BB-Righter, Deason, Doyle 2, Suarez, Walcott, Iddings, 
Maxwell 2. SH-Righter. SF-Deason, Doyle, Iddings. PB-McGuigan. 
GWRBI: Lassen
Temperature: 76, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 23 MPH.

 

SILVER CITY OUTLAWS 13, ORLANDO CALRISSIANS 3

The Silver City Outlaws’ bats struck early and often, backing a strong performance by rookie starter Kevin Jennings in a 13-3 pasting of the Orlando Calrissians.

“We should have just forfeited,” grumbled Calrissians DH Bart Law.  “At least we could have stayed in the AC.”  It was 111 degrees at The Corral at game time.

The Outlaws knocked out Orlando starter Jimmy Barlow (5-9) after only 2 1/3 innings.  DH Brant “Poison” Ivey homered to lead off the game, and C Toby Watson and LF Marlon Hintz both launched three-run dingers.  The home-run derby didn’t end after Barlow’s departure, either; SS Danny Taylor went deep twice and RF Nathaniel Wason added a solo shot, all against the Calrissians pen.

Jennings (8-7) fired a complete-game eight-hitter, recording nine strikeouts.  He carried a shutout into the 8th, when LF Ryan Lebow’s two-run blast got Orlando on the board.

 

7/22/2017, ORL16-SCO16, The Corral
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Calrissians       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1     3  8  0     7  0
2016 Outlaws           1  3  3  1  0  3  0  2  x    13 12  0     6  1
 
Calrissians          AB  R  H BI   AVG    Outlaws              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Buendia           2b  5  0  0  0  .279    Ivey              dh  5  2  2  1  .289
Hernandez         ss  3  0  0  0  .256    Brewmaker         3b  3  1  0  0  .264
Lesher            c   4  1  2  0  .199    Taylor            ss  5  2  2  3  .290
Lebow             lf  3  1  3  2  .295    Wason             rf  3  2  1  1  .306
Larson            dh  4  0  0  0  .261    Elliott           1b  5  1  2  2  .233
Law               rf  4  0  0  0  .251    Barkan            2b  1  0  0  0  .269
Aceuedo           3b  4  1  3  0  .211    Hintz             lf  4  2  2  3  .250
Barber            cf  1  0  0  0  .194     Whittier         lf  1  0  0  0  .193
 Maben            ph  1  0  0  0  .350    Cardona           cf  4  1  1  0  .242
 Hartl            cf  1  0  0  1  .200    Watson            c   3  2  2  3  .258
Elias             1b  4  0  0  0  .105                         34 13 12 13
                     34  3  8  3
 
Calrissians                      INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Barlow           L 5-9           2.1  6  7  7  3  1  60  34  6.03
Filippi                          1.2  2  1  1  0  2  26  16  4.37
Geis                             1.2  1  2  2  1  5  32  21  3.12
Grazier                          1.1  1  1  1  0  1  24  14  6.47
Clawson                          1.0  2  2  2  2  1  27  14  6.20
                                 8.0 12 13 13  6 10 169  99 
 
Outlaws                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jennings         W 8-7           9.0  8  3  3  3  9 117  75  5.36
                                 9.0  8  3  3  3  9 117  75 
 
ORL: Maben batted for Barber in the 7th
     Hartl inserted at cf in the 7th
SCO: Whittier inserted at lf in the 8th
 
2B-Elliott(32), Watson(13). 3B-Aceuedo(2). HR-Lebow(34), Ivey(8), 
Taylor 2(26), Wason(37), Hintz(15), Watson(16). RBI-Lebow 2(70), Hartl(3), 
Ivey(38), Taylor 3(66), Wason(93), Elliott 2(61), Hintz 3(33), Watson 3(34). 
CS-Barkan. K-Hernandez, Larson 3, Law 3, Elias, Maben, Ivey 2, Brewmaker, 
Taylor, Wason, Elliott, Barkan, Hintz 2, Cardona. BB-Hernandez, Lebow, 
Barber, Brewmaker 2, Wason 2, Barkan, Watson. SH-Barkan. HBP-Barkan 2. 
HB-Barlow, Grazier. 
GWRBI: Ivey
Temperature: 111, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 12 MPH.

 

KALAMAZOO KAZOOS 9, NEW ORLEANS SAZERACS 1

On a rainy night in Kalamazoo, the Kazoos went deep three times and bludgeoned the New Orleans Sazeracs into submission by a 9-1 score.

“Not a lot of positives out of this game,” said Sazeracs skipper George Knox.  “At least nobody died, I guess.”

New Orleans starter Nate McGowan (5-10) failed to make it out of a five-run 4th inning, with Kazoos 1B Vernon Mack smacking a two-run double, and DH Robby McAllister adding a two-run homer that sent McGowan to the showers.

Kalamazoo rookie Angelo Rosales (6-8) was brilliant; he had a two-hit shutout going before departing after rain delayed the game by an hour and a half in the 7th inning.  The lone run that New Orleans scored was unearned, courtesy of a two-base throwing error by 3B Arnoldo Nabors.

 

7/22/2017, NOS16-KAL16, Kazaoobie Kazoo Field
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
2016 Sazeracs          0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0     1  6  0     9  0
2016 Kazoos            1  0  0  5  0  2  0  1  x     9 11  2     4  0
 
Sazeracs             AB  R  H BI   AVG    Kazoos               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Sisco             lf  5  0  1  0  .278    Cross             2b  4  0  0  2  .236
Angel             ss  3  0  1  0  .251    McAllister        dh  4  2  2  2  .287
Bishop            cf  4  0  0  0  .303    Mash              cf  4  0  0  0  .258
Mount             2b  4  0  1  0  .280    Shorts            ss  4  0  1  1  .265
Williams          rf  4  0  0  0  .267    Taylor            rf  3  1  1  0  .257
Jaramillo         dh  4  1  0  0  .218    Nabors            3b  4  2  2  1  .267
Thomasson         c   3  0  1  0  .244    Parker            lf  4  1  1  1  .256
Dyer              3b  2  0  0  0  .192    Mack              1b  4  2  3  2  .254
 Behrens          ph  0  0  0  0  .273    McCormack         c   3  1  1  0  .232
 Perez            3b  1  0  1  0  .203                         34  9 11  9
 Canez            pr  0  0  0  0  .216
Lennon            1b  4  0  1  1  .251
                     34  1  6  1
 
Sazeracs                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
McGowan          L 5-10          3.2  7  6  5  2  3  78  48  4.92
Slinger                          3.1  3  3  3  0  1  44  27  7.22
Foster                           1.0  1  0  0  0  1  18  10  4.66
                                 8.0 11  9  8  2  5 140  85 
 
Kazoos                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rosales          W 6-8           6.2  2  1  0  2  5  94  57  4.97
Goreman                          1.2  3  0  0  1  1  31  19  4.14
DiPietro                         0.2  1  0  0  0  0   7   5  2.32
                                 9.0  6  1  0  3  6 132  81 
 
NOS: Behrens batted for Dyer in the 7th
     Perez inserted at 3b in the 7th
     Canez ran for Perez in the 9th
 
E-Cross, Nabors. 2B-Angel(16), Nabors(16), Mack 2(13). 3B-Mack(5). 
HR-McAllister(26), Nabors(17), Parker(15). RBI-Lennon(17), Cross 2(24), 
McAllister 2(58), Shorts(34), Nabors(43), Parker(45), Mack 2(31). 
SB-Sisco 2(38), Angel(17). K-Bishop 2, Williams, Jaramillo 2, Lennon, Mash, 
Taylor, Parker, Mack, McCormack. BB-Angel, Thomasson, Behrens, Taylor, 
McCormack. SF-Cross. PB-Thomasson. 
GWRBI: Shorts
Lautaro Perez was injured for this game only
Angelo Rosales was removed after a rain delay
Temperature: 84, Field: wet, Sky: threatening, Wind: in from right at 11 MPH, 
Rain Delays: 21 and 89 minutes.

 

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