Adam Warren got the ball today and allowed a run on four hits and five strikeouts over six frames. He's been struggle early on so it was nice to see him with a nice outing. Juan Cedeno pitched a scoreless seventh, but Manny Delcarmen ran into trouble in the eighth allowing a run, while only recording one out before Jason Bulger got the last two. Kevin Whelan allowed a homer and a walk in the ninth, but was still able to nail down the save. On offense, Colin Curtis had two hits and a run scored, Steve Pearce had a three-run homer, and Dewayne Wise, Jack Cust, and Doug Bernier each added hits as well.
Luke Murton collected two hits (a double and a homer), Cody Johnson singled, walked, and scored a run, and Walt Ibarra had a double. Ronnier Mustelier and Melky Mesa each went hitless. The big story from this one though is that Zoilo Almonte left the game with a hamstring tweak and has been listed as day-to-day. On the bump, Josh Romanski struck out six and allowed four runs on nine hits over seven innings. Michael Dubee followed him allowed two runs in the final two innings to put the game out of reach.
Jose Ramirez rebounded from a rough couple of starts by striking out five in six one-run innings. It would be nice if he could somehow put together this year. Vidal Nuno (a favorite of Nick's) got the hold with three strikeouts in two scoreless frames and Manny Barreda nailed down the win, even though he gave up a homer. On offense, Eduardo Sosa had a double, triple, and a run scored, Kyle Roller had two hits, a walk, and a run scored, and Shane Brown had two hits also and two ribbies. JR Murphy went hitless, but drew a walk and Rob Segedin had a hit, a walk, and a run scored.
Mason Williams, Angelo Gumbs, and Gary Sanchez each had two hits, Williams stole a base, scored a run and drove one in, Gumbs hit a Grand Slam, and Sanchez stole three bases (!!!), walked, and drove in a run. Tyler Austin only had one hit along with Ben Gamel, Anderson Feliz, and Cito Culver, although Culver did strike out three times too. Bryan Mitchell was on the mound and was out of there early. He allowed five runs (two earned) in 1.2 innings while walking two and striking out one. The Riverdogs made four errors in the second inning. Not sure what that was about. Mariel Checo also allowed a run in two innings and Pedro Guerra struck out a ridiculous seven in three innings while only allowing one run. This makes it five in a row for them.