Spikes’ All-Stars All Play; Moskos’ 19th Save
Altoona Curve� 4,� Portland Sea Dogs 2 (box)
The Curve came from behind to score 4 unanswered runs for the win, despite being out-hit by the Sea Dogs, 8-6.� Tony Watson did not have his best start, lasting only 3 innings and giving up a run in each of the first two.� The first run came on a solo home run by former Curve, 3B Ray Chang in the top of the 1st.� Two singles followed the homer, but Watson kept them from scoring.� Watson gave up two more walks and two more singles in the 2nd inning, as a second run scored.� He gave up another walk and another single in the 3rd, though ended the inning with two strikeouts.
The Curve batters managed only one base runner over the first three innings — a walk to SS Jordy Mercer in the 2nd.� They got going in the 4th inning, tying the score with 2 runs.� 3B Josh Harrison singled with one out, and a throwing error by the Portland pitcher on a pick-off attempt put Harrison on second base, and he was able to score from there on Mercer’s RBI double.� C Hector Gimenez drove in Mercer with an RBI single.
CF Jose De Los Santos gave the Curve the go-ahead run in the 5th.� He singled and stole second base, then scored on DH Jim Negrych’s single into right field.� RF Miles Durham contributed an insurance run in the 7th.� He led off with a single, and moved to second base on LF Anthony Norman’s sacrifice bunt.� De Los Santos’ fly out let Durham tag up and reach third base, and he scored from third on a wild pitch.
Mike Colla took over for Tony Watson.� He allowed a single and 3 walks but kept the Sea Dogs from scoring again.� Colla also had to work around two errors in the 6th.� The first batter of the inning reached on Harrison’s thorwing error, but was caught stealing second base.� Ray Chang singled, and the next batter reached on Jose De Los Santos’ fielding error, but Colla got a ground out to end the inning.
Anthony Claggett pitched 2 perfect innings.� Daniel Moskos pitched the 9th inning, allowing a double and a walk, but getting timely ground outs to end the game and earn the save.
Andrew Lambo, recently acquired from the Dodgers, ran into a wall on Sunday while playing for the Curve.� He has sprained his shoulder joint, and will be out for a few days at least.
Bradenton Marauders� 5,� Palm Beach Cardinals� 1 (box)
Three Bradenton pitchers combined to hold the Cardinals to just 4 hits and a lone run, while the Marauders piled on 10 hits.� Nate Adcock won his 10th game of the season, going 7 innings and allowing only one run on 3 hits, no walks.� Adcock retired the first 10 batters he faced, before giving up a double, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly to bring in the Cardinals’ only run in the 4th.� Adcock worked around a single in both the 5th and 6th innings, then retired the side again in the 7th.� Diego Moreno relieved Adcock to begin the 8th inning, and he also retired the side in order, with 2 strikeouts.� Noah Krol gave up a lead-off single in the top of the 9th, then got three quick outs to end the inning.
The Marauders got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st.� RF Robbie Grossman lined a single into right field, and LF Starling Marte moved him over to third base with a double lined into center.� A passed ball let Grossman score from third base.� Mistakes by the Cardinals helped the Marauders collect two more runs in the 3rd.� With one out, Grossman singled again.� He stole second base and advanced to third base on a throwing error by the catcher on the throw down to second base.� Marte picked up the first RBI with a single, then he stole second base and went to third base on a balk.� LF Quincy Latimore walked, then a ground out by 3B Jeremy Farrell brought in Marte with the second run of the inning.
SS Shelby Ford led off the 5th with a double, and the Cardinals helped him to third with a throwing error in left field.� A single by Marte brought in Ford, and another single by Farrell plated Marte.
Asheville Tourists� 4,� West Virginia Power� 1 (box)
Four single runs by Asheville gave them the win over the Power tonight.� Phillip Irwin had the Tourists nibbling away at him over his 6 innings of work.� He gave up a solo home run in the 1st, then a run on a double and two singles in the 2nd.� A walk, a double, and a sacrifice fly gave Asheville a third run in the 3rd.� A single, a stolen base, a fly out, and a sacrifice fly made it 4 runs in the 6th.
The Power put base runners on in every inning but one, but could only push one of the runners around to score.� They fell victim to two double plays and 11 strikeouts.� The one run came in during the 4th inning, when CF Evan Chambers was hit by a pitch, and 1B Aaron Baker singled up the middle.� Chambers went to second on Baker’s hit and on to third on a steal.� RF Jose Hernandez bounced into a double play, removing Baker at second, but allowing Chambers to score (no RBI).� Another double play cut short a rally in the 5th.� The Power had two runners in scoring position in the 8th, when Chambers and Baker hit back-to-back singles and an error moved them to second and third,� Two short fly outs ended that inning.
When Irwin finished his inning, Zach Foster pitched 2 perfect innings of relief.� Maurice Bankston took the 9th, and worked around a lead-off single to keep the Tourists from scoring again.
GCL Blue Jays� 2,� GLC Pirates 0 (box)
Another tough afternoon for the GLC Pirates, as they were held to just 2 hits — both doubles, one by DH Justin Howard and the other by 2B Jorge Bishop. There were also a few walks.� LF Daan Cornelissen walked in the 3rd but was erased in a double play.� Three Pirates walked in the 4th inning — C Joey Schoenfeld, 3B Eric Avila, and RF Gregory Polanco, but strikeouts ended that threat.� Bishop doubled in the 5th and Howard in the 9th, and both made it as far as third base but no further.
Jarryd Sullivan pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk.� Emmanuel De Leon added another scoreless frame, allowing just a single.� Bryton Trepagnier went 2 scoreless innings, and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the 6th with two ground outs resulting in runners forced out at the plate.� Yomar Pacheco pitched the final two innings and was charged with the loss when he gave up a walk followed by a 2-run homer in the 7th.