Joe Palumbo took the mound for Frisco in a day game, and while he racked up some strikeouts, he was also somewhat hittable. Palumbo cruised through the first two innings, then gave up a run in a third inning that could have been much worse, escaping on a bases loaded GIDP to end the inning, and then gave up a home run to lead off a fourth inning that saw Palumbo walk a pair before getting out. The final line was 4 IP, 5 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, 2 runs, and 58 strikes out of 87 pitches. Palumbo now has a 3.64 ERA on the year.
Emmanuel Clase closed things out with a scoreless 9th that saw him give up a walk and a hit while throwing 100. Oh, and some guy named Elvis hit a home run.
Cole Winn had a really good inning and a really bad (and abbreviated) inning with Hickory tonight. Winn started out the game fanning all three batters he faced in the first. In the second, he had three walks with a K mixed in, then gave up a bases loaded double, and that was it for him. 40 pitches, 19 strikes. The stuff was reportedly good, but he couldn’t figure out what to do with it in the second.
Jason Bahr got the start for Down East and had another solid outing, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks in 5,1 IP, striking out 5 and lowering his ERA on the year to 1.99. The Wood Ducks had a big offensive day, with Yohel Pozo, Sam Huff, Anderson Tejeda and Diosbel Arias all recording 2 hits apiece.
As for Nashville (goes and checks the box score) well, Nashville is getting stomped. We won’t talk about them tonight.