Game Played on 09/05/12
The regular season is over for everyone except the Billing Mustangs. Billings has one game left today, and the winner makes the playoffs.
Minor League Player of the Day: Billings starter Drew Cisco pitched 6.2 innings of 1-run, 5-hit baseball. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 9.
Bakersfield has a bye in the first round of the California League Playoffs, awaiting the winner of San Jose and Modesto.
Missoula 3 – Billings 2
Andrew Cisco pitched a great game, but the bullpen couldn’t hold a 1-run lead in the 9th inning. The loss pushes Billings one game behind Missoula in the standings with one game to play against them today. The Mustangs own the tiebreaker, so a win today puts Billings in the playoffs.
105 The X POG Drew Cisco was sensational, season-best 9 K over season-high 6.2 IP. Winner-take-all Game 76 on THU, RHP @salromano14 starts.
— Billings Mustangs (@Mustangs) September 6, 2012
Drew Cisco (6.2 ip, 1 r, 5 h, 0 bb, 9 K) finishes the regular season with his best start of the year. For his first professional season, Cisco finished 4-1 with a 3.39 ERA, 1.149 WHIP, only 7 walks, and 45 strikeouts over 58.1 innings.
Both Mustangs runs came on solo homeruns. Jesse Winker and Brandon Dailey each did the damage, the only hit of the game for each batter.