Friday, June 28, 2013

Brave New World

The Bisons and the Braves split their 4 game set this week. Here's how it played out.

Game 1: L 4-3

Justin Germano was the starter and wasn't terrible. 6 innings with 3 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits. Mickey Storey gave up a run in his lone inning and Brad Lincoln threw a clean inning.

The big hitting performance was from Mauro Gomez, who hit 2 HR and drove in 3 runs in his 2-4 game. Other multi-hit games were from Mike McCoy (2-4) and Anthony Gose (3-4, 2B, SB).

Game 2: W 4-3

Kevin Pillar, newest Bison, with 4 2B

The Bisons flipped the script in this one on the strength of another solid Thad Weber start. He went 7 innings giving up 3 runs (just 1 earned) and struck out 5 without walking anyone. Joel Carreno and Brad Lincoln each pitched shutout innings.

Kevin Pillar was a beast in this one, going 4-5 with 4 doubles. Ryan Goins drove in 2 runs, going 1-3 with a double. Luis Jimenez hit a HR in his 1-3.

Game 3: L 7-5

Chad Jenkins started and left after 2 innings with an injury. He gave up 1 run. Dave Bush came on and threw 3 innings allowing 5 runs and taking the loss. Buddy Carlyle threw 2 innings giving up a run and Tommy Hottovy threw a shutout 9th.

On offense, Ryan Goins was the star with his 4-5 day which included a double. Other multi-hit efforts came from Kevin Pillar (2-5, 2B) and the returning Muninori Kawasaki (2-4, SB). Mauro Gomez and Luis Jimenez hit back-to-back HR.

Game 4: W 8-2

Todd Redmond had a solid outing with 9 K in his 5 innings allowing 2 runs. John Stilson and Mickey Storey threw 2 no-hit innings each to close it out.

Luis Jimenez was the star in this one, going 3-5 with a double and 3 RBI. The other multi-hit game was Jim Negrych (2-5, 2B).

With his 8-19 performance in the series, Kevin Pillar is the leader against the Braves 
this season with a .421 batting average and a team leading 6 doubles.

Anthony Gose is hitting .360 (9-25, 4 BB) with 3 doubles and 3 SB.

Ryan Goins is hitting .348 (8-23, 3 BB) with 2 doubles and 6 RBI.

Mauro Gomez has 4 HR in the season series with a .250 average.

Sean Ochinko has an interesting line. He is 1-14, but has 8 BB for a .409 OBP.

Mike Nickeas is without a hit in 11 AB.

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