Andy Abad went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a solo homerun. The HR was Abad’s 2nd on the season. Since being sent down from Cincinnati, Andy is hitting .279/.326/.558.
Paul Wilson made his 2nd rehab start and pitched rather well. Wilson went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 homerun, and 1 strikeout. He threw 91 pitches, 53 for strikes. With the score 2-1 in the 8th, Ryan Wagner gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks, in 2/3 of an inning. The outting raised Wagner’s ERA to 7.30 on the season and his WHIP is near 2.000.
The Lookouts scattered around 7 hits and managed to push across 4 runs which was just enough to beat the Smokies Tuesday. Anderson Machado was the only Lookout player with a multi hit game. Machado went 2-3 with a run scored.
The Lookouts threw out 4 very fine looking pitchers on the night, at least stat wise. Edward Valdez got the start and went 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, 3 runs with 4 Ks. He now has a 3.24 ERA in 25 innings pitched, allowing 28 baserunners in that span. Mike Nannini came in during relief and went 1 inning striking out 2. With Chattanooga, Nannini has a 1.86 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched, allowing 9 baserunners. Jon Coutlangus went 1.1 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.26 in 14.1 innings pitched. Over that span, he has a WHIP of just under 1.000. Finally, David Shafer got his 9th save of the season by pitching .2 innings, striking out both. On the year, Shafer has a 1.69 ERA in 10.2 innings pitched. He’s allowed 10 baserunners and struck out 13.
Sarasota had the day off. They’ll play today at home against Dunedin. According to their schedule, they play Dunedin away tomorrow and home again on Friday. I’ve never noticed this before but do they always do this in the Florida League?
In game 1 of the double-dip, Bruce, Szymanski, and Janish all homered to lead the Dragons to a close victory. Bruce’s homerun was the only non-solo shot. For Bruce, that’s 4 on the year. Szymanski now has 5, Janish 3.
Johnny Cueto got the start in the first game, going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, and 2 walks.
In game 2, the power surge continued for the Dragons. Szymanski belted a 2 run homer in the 6th, giving him 6 on the season. Bobby Mosby hit his 3rd homerun of the season in the 3rd inning with 1 on. Michael DeJesus went 2-3, including his 1st homerun of the season, a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning.
Bo Lanier picked up the win in relief. Lanier came in in the 3rd inning, pitched 3.1 innings of 1 hit, 1 walk baseball to record his first win of the year.