Ryan Cordell (.229): 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 BB
Eloy Jimenez (.360): 4-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R ***CO-MVP***
Seby Zavala (.255): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R ***CO-MVP***
Patrick Leonard (.237): 1-for-5, HR (10), 2 RBI ***CO-MVP***
Dustin Garneau (.234): 1-for-3, HR (6), 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB
Bryant Flete (.600): 2-for-3, 2B, 1 RBI
Jordan Stephens (4.58 ERA): 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 4 K
L: Rob Scahill (2-4, 5.50 ERA), 1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Offensive fireworks galore just weren’t enough as the pitching couldn’t keep Norfolk off the scoreboard after the Knights grabbed a 6-2 lead in the fifth inning. Patrick Leonard (No. 10) and Dustin Garneau (No. 6) both hit home runs -- a two-run blast for Leonard. Eloy Jimenez had four hits, including a double, one RBI and one run scored (does a four-hit game check a box and get him closer to MLB?) Seby Zavala had a three-hit day, including two doubles and two RBI plus one run scored. Unfortunately, reliever Rob Scahill had nothing to offer. In one inning he allowed four runs on five hits which allowed Norfolk to take a 9-6 lead they would never relinquish.
Barons lead! Keon Barnum starts the scoring with an RBI single, then Luis Basabe extends the lead with this two-run single to CF, giving the Barons a 3-0 lead over the Shrimp in the 7th. #NextSox pic.twitter.com/Awg5q6nu5X— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 23, 2018
Three more runs for the Barons in the 8th. @Roman_Around_ hits an RBI single to left to score @ACAD_27.— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 23, 2018
A few batters later, Joel Booker lines a single to left and @dmendick01 slides home safe with the third run of the inning.
Mid-8: Barons 6, Jumbo Shrimp 0 #NextSox pic.twitter.com/bOgdWCx1JR
Joel Booker (.276): 2-for-5, 2 RBI
Luis Basabe (.256): 3-for-5, 2 RBI
Mitch Roman (.241): 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 2 R
Danny Mendick (.251): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB
Keon Barnum (.215): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Dylan Cease (1.72 ERA): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 11 K
W: Brian Clark (2-3, 4.97 ERA), 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Where was this offense last night? After being held scoreless for six innings on Wednesday night, allowing the rain to begin and more-or-less wash away Dylan Cease’s dominating 11-strikeout start, the Barons plated six runs over the final three frames after the game re-started on Thursday to score a win. Luis Basabe led the hitting charge with three hits and two RBI. Joel Booker, Mitch Roman and Keon Barnum each contributed two hits with Booker driving in a pair, Roman having one RBI and two runs scored and Barnum picking up one RBI and one run. Barons pitching was just as strong picking up where Cease left off as Brian Clark and Brandon Brennan combined for four shut out innings, striking out six. In total, three Barons pitchers beginning with Cease combined for a shut out while striking out 17 Jumbo Shrimp.
@_Fish23 Touches Em All!— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 23, 2018
A towering drive hits off the top of the left field fence and goes over for a home run! It's his sixth of the season, a solo shot, to give the Barons a 1-0 lead, Mid-3. #NextSox pic.twitter.com/5555Ssmh6l
9th inning magic from the Magic City Barons!@T_Michalczewski's two-out, two-run double off the LF wall gives the Barons the lead! Then @Matt_Rose_5 follows with an RBI single to center to score Michalczewski to put Birmingham up 4-1 going to the bottom of the 9th! #NextSox pic.twitter.com/ebaIvLnVe4— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 24, 2018
Mitch Roman (.258): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB (2)
Zack Collins (.241): 1-for-4, 1 R
Trey Michalczewski (.257): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R ***CO-MVP***
Matt Rose (.184): 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Jameson Fisher (.221): 1-for-3, HR (6), 1 RBI
Kodi Medeiros (3.55 ERA): 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K ***CO-MVP***
W: Zach Thompson (4-0, 1.53 ERA), 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K ***CO-MVP***
S: Jose Ruiz (14, 2.98 ERA), 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
All of the tweets above tell you the story of this game much better than I can. Hopefully those, the video and the stats suffice as a description of what happened in Thursday night’s regularly scheduled game.
Throwback jerseys + 6,876 fans = comeback win— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) August 24, 2018
Wearing Warthogs jerseys, Winston rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Myrtle Beach on Thursday night.
Here were the highlights... pic.twitter.com/29P4pF08Q3
Luis Robert (.263): 1-for-4, 1 RBI
Nick Madrigal (.254): 0-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K
Blake Rutherford (.292): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
Yermin Mercedes (.293): 1-for-3, 2B, 2 R, 1 BB
Gavin Sheets (.288): 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Ti’Quan Forbes (.275): 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB ***MVP***
Nolan Brown (.185): 1-for-2, 2 BB
Alec Hansen (3.00 ERA): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 K
W: Danny Dopico (1-4, 3.42 ERA), 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
The Dash have a knack for flipping a switch late in ballgames and pulling out a win from the jaws of defeat. Trailing 4-1 in the eighth inning and unable to muster much offense for the first seven frames, the Dash put up a crooked number, plating four runs and holding on for the victory. After Zach Remillard and Blake Rutherford singled, Yermin Mercedes walked to load the bases. Gavin Sheets then drew a walk to plate the first run of the inning and Ti’Quan Forbes walked to force in the second run. Laz Rivera’s sacrifice fly scored another run and Luis Robert followed a few batters later with a sacrifice fly of his own. Sure, not super exciting with hits and homers, but good fundamental baseball and plate discipline on display. The other Dash run came in the second inning when Forbes singled to left field plating Mercedes after Yermin doubled earlier in the inning.
Starting pitcher Alec Hansen allowed one run in four innings but was wild throughout, walking five batters. Hansen threw 75 pitche -- 40 for balls. Here’s a good scouting report on Hansen after his start tonight:
#WhiteSox RHP Alec Hansen has struggled through a lost 2018, battling injury and a case of the yips.— Adam McInturff (@2080adam) August 24, 2018
Here's a scouting report with my thoughts on his prospect outlook after catching a start tonight with Winston-Salem:https://t.co/hSUqxSXR6d
Luis Curbelo (.228): 1-for-3
Steele Walker (.209): 1-for-3
Michael Hickman (.217): 2-for-3, HR (2), 2 RBI ***MVP***
Justin Yurchak (.250): 1-for-3
L: Drew Harrington (8-7, 5.09 ERA), 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Michael Hickman’s two-run homer in the ninth inning made this one interesting, but ultimately wasn’t enough as the I’s dropped Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader. Starting pitcher Drew Harrington hurled a complete game, saving the bullpen for Game 2. Harrington allowed three runs on six hits in six innings while striking out five. The loss sends Harrington’s record to 8-7 while his ERA hangs slightly above 5.00 for the season.
Tyler Frost (.234): 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB
Luis Curbelo (.237): 3-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 BB ***CO-MVP***
Craig Dedelow (.255): 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI ***CO-MVP***
L: Parker Rigler (6-8, 4.32 ERA), 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Starting pitcher Parker Rigler barely made it out of the first inning, giving up four runs to give the I’s an uphill battle immediately. Rigler recovered to only give up one more run and give the squad five innings, but that one run proved to be the difference. The Intimidators tried to battle back, plating three runs in the third inning and another in the fifth, but falling just short. LF Craig Dedelow had two hits, including a two-run double in the third and finished with three RBI. DH Luis Curbelo had three hits, reached base four times and scored a run in the losing effort.
Travis Moniot (.269): 2-for-5, 2B, 1 R
Logan Sowers (.307): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (4)
Bryce Bush (.295): 1-for-4, 1 BB
Amado Nunez (.335): 1-for-5, HR (4), 2 RBI ***CO-MVP***
Gunnar Troutwine (.330): 3-for-5, 1 R
Ryan Fitzpatrick (.227): 1-for-3, HR (3), 2 RBI, 1 BB ***CO-MVP***
Maiker Feliz (.245): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
Jason Bilous (6.25 ERA): 3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
L: Chris Comito (4-5, 6.31 ERA), 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
The Voyagers appeared to have this one in hand with a 7-3 lead in the fifth inning, but that was erased quickly and permanently when Ogden plated five runs in the fifth and held the Voyagers off the scoreboard the rest of the night. Defensive miscues behind reliever Chris Comito didn’t help as two of the five runs that scored in the fifth were unearned with two errors in the frame. At the plate, 2B Amado Nunez continues to shine, hitting his fourth home run -- a two-run blast as his average stands at .335 on the season. 1B Ryan Fitzpatrick also hit a two-run homer -- his third of the season. C Gunnar Troutwine had three hits and scored a run.
Anderson Comas (.320): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Jimmy Galusky (.429): 2-for-5, 2 R
Harvin Mendoza (.328): 1-for-5, 2 RBI
Cabera Weaver (.261): 4-for-5, 2 3B, 3 R ***CO-MVP***
Lency Delgado (.233): 2-for-5, 3 RBI, 1 R ***CO-MVP***
Camilo Quinteiro (.270): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB
W: Brayan Herrera (5-2, 2.70 ERA), 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
S: Rigo Fernandez (8, 1.65 ERA), 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
AZL White Sox jumped out to a 5-0 lead through their half of the fourth inning and never looked back in a win over AZL Indians on Thursday. They pounded out 14 hits with five starters having at least two hits. CF Cabera Weaver had a four-hit night, with half those hits being triples and scored three runs. SS Lency Delgado had three RBI and scored a run. RF Anderson Comas, 3B Jimmy Galusky and 2B Camilo Quinteiro each had two hits. Relief pitcher Rigo Fernandez pitched three innings of one-hit ball to earn the save and his ERA now stands at 1.65 this season.
Richard Garcia (.200): 2-for-4, 3B, 1 RBI ***MVP***
L: Wilber Perez (6-3, 1.92 ERA), 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 8 K
DSL White Sox were out-hit 12-2 and had as many hits as errors, with both coming off the same bat -- that of Richard Garcia’s. Garcia tripled and had a RBI to provide all the DSL White Sox offense. Starting pitcher Wilber Perez struck out eight, while allowing two earned runs on seven hits in five innings. Perez takes the loss, but his ERA remains under 2.00 for the season.