Ryan Cordell: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Charlie Tilson: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Eloy Jimenez: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K
Seby Zavala: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Colton Turner: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Carson Fulmer: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Offense was nonexistent today for the Knights, as only six batters reached base and nobody had an extra-base hit. Oddly, only four hitters struck out, so the Knights were at least putting the ball in play. Colton Turner was much better in this outing for Charlotte, but he did run into trouble in the fifth and gave away the lead. Carson Fulmer calmed down the Stripers, relieving Turner for two shutout innings, with no walks, but that was really the only overly positive note for the Knights.
With two free passes tonight, @zackcollins0 has now drawn a career-high 100 walks this season to lead @SLeagueBaseball. ♂️— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) September 2, 2018
Collins is the first Southern Leaguer to draw 100 walks in a season since Jeremy Hermida took 111 walks for the Carolina Mudcats in 2005. #NextSox pic.twitter.com/feBvRhEDFZ
Joel Booker: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 0 K
Luis Basabe: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K
Zack Collins: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 1 K
Alex Call: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
Matt Tomshaw: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K **MVP**
The Barons drop this one, admist an offensive drought. Only five players got hits, Luis Basabe and Alex Call being two of them. Matt Tomshaw did all he could to keep the Barons in the game, with a 57 game score. He has been much improved on the mound as of late. Matt Foster and Jose Ruiz took over for Tomshaw, and they both saw trouble. The pair allowed three runs, with no strikeouts recorded. Not a great day in all phases, aside from Tomshaw.
Luis Robert: 2-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Luis Gonzalez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Nick Madrigal: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Blake Rutherford: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Gavin Sheets: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Laz Rivera: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Lincoln Henzman: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K **MVP**
In what will be his last start, at least in the regular season, Henzman was allowed to go for one more inning than normal. He has been on an three-inning limit since his call-up to the Dash, but he got four today, and boy, was he good. Henzman only needed 50 pitches for those four shutout innings. Luis Robert added two hits of his own, both singles, and his eighth stolen base in Winston-Salem. Henzman and the bullpen didn’t need much run support, but Nick Madrigal did drive in a run, his ninth, and that was all the pitching needed.
With the Intimidators 11-4 win tonight, Kannapolis is currently just a half game behind the Power in the overall standings with 2 games to play!— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) September 2, 2018
Luis Curbelo: 1-for-6, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Steele Walker: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Ramon Beltre: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Matt Portland: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Just behind for the wild card, the I’s keep the winning going. The offense was on fire, as Kannapolis had 20 runners on base and scored 11 times. In fact, every single hitter in the starting lineup reached base at least once. Ramon Beltre got on three times, each on singles, as he also drove in his 12th and 13th runs. Matt Portland, well, was good enough. He went six and allowed four runs, as he left with a 8-4 lead.
HOT START! Two-run first for the @gfvoyagers and a 2-0 lead going T2 over BIL. RBI triple for Sosa, RBI double by Nunez. Moniot led off with a single.— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) September 2, 2018
Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Gunnar Troutwine: 0-for-3, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Camilo Quinteiro: 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
Jonathan Stiever: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
In what has been an up-and-down first professional season, Jonathan Stiever ended on a high note, throwing two shutout innings to lower his ERA to 4.18. Stiever got off to a hot start, but faltered as the season went on; that’s understandable, as this is the longest any of the 2018 picks of played competitive baseball in a calendar year. Meanwhile, Stiever set the tone for the bullpen; over seven shutout innings, the bullpen only allowed two hits, and no walks. Lenyn Sosa got the offense started with an RBI triple in the first inning, and that was all the pitching needed to win. It’s almost playoff time!