Player(s) of the Game: Zach Jemiola, Forrest Wall
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Zach Jemiola ran his record on the season to 2-0 with another brilliant pitching performance. The Tourists starting pitcher breezed through six shutout innings. Hickory was only able to muster two hits off Jemiola; a single in the second and a single in the sixth. In the bottom of the fourth Jemiola struck out the side.
Forrest Wall (PuRP No. 9) backed up Jemiola's second straight excellent outing by smashing a grand slam in the seventh inning to break the scoreless tie. It was his first home run of the young season.
Make sure to check out the gallery and analysis from Charlie Drysdale who was at the game.
Player of the Game: Tim Wheeler
Wheeler Hits Two HR, Including Walk Off | Albuquerque Isotopes News
Six games into the young season and the Albuquerque Isotopes (4-2) already have three walk off wins, including two walk off home runs in as many days. Right fielder Tim Wheeler smashed a line drive home run over the right-center field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Isotopes a 6-5 win against the Tacoma Rainiers.
It was the second Tim Wheeler home run of the evening that gave the team the win, coming just one day after Dustin Garneau had done the same.
Jorge de la Rosa got the start and pitched much deeper into the game, throwing over 70 pitches, which is a great sign that he could be nearing a return to the big league club. He pitched five innings, giving up two earned runs, and striking out five. Tommy Kahnle pitched two clean innings (with three strikeouts) out of the bullpen, the only Isotopes pitcher who has a clean slate on the day.
Player of the Game: Williams Cuevas (Portland SP)
The Rock Cats couldn't get the stick going in this game, tallying only five hits, four of them singles. The only extra base hit of the day was a double for Tommy Murphy who has started the year scorching hot. David Dahl (PuRP No. 2) went 1-4 ... again ... and he has a six game hit streak to start the season.
Will Swanner went 1-2 with two of the team's three walks.
Starting pitcher Matt Flemer pitched six innings, giving up only three runs, which is decent but just wasn't enough to win this one due to the lack of help from the offense.
Player of the Game: Edwin Diaz
Even more offensively lackluster than New Britain yesterday, were the Modesto Nuts. The talented offense had been on a roll early this season but was kept to just three hits yesterday by Bakersfield starting pitcher, Edwin Diaz.
Rosell Hererra and Correlle Prime grabbed a single each and DIllon Thomas actually thwacked a double. And that was it. Modesto did not draw a walk.
This report should ease concerns a bit:
On the bump for the Nuts, Antonio Senzatela tossed six innings, giving up only one earned run on three hits, which would be a winning performance on most nights, but not with Diaz going the way he was last night.