Covering Monday's Mudhens game as well as all the Tuesday games- I hate exam week.
The 'Hens got a strong start from Enrique Gonzalez, who gave up 1 unearned run in 6 innings on 6 hits, no runs and 5 strikeouts. The real story is the offense, which put up a 10 spot- led by Mike Rabelo (2-4 with a homer and a double) and Danny Worth (also 2-4 with a homer and a double). Clete Thomas was 0-3 with a pair of walks in his return.
Alfredo Figaro had an amazing start- 7 innings, no runs, 5 hits, a walk and 7 strikeouts. Again though, the offense was the story. Casper Wells was 2-4 with a homer, Clete Thomas was 1-3 with a double and a walk and Brent Dlugach was 1-4 with a double.
Duane Below struck out 10 in 5 innings(!!!) while giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. Zach Simons threw 3 innings of relief, striking out 2, walking 2 and giving up 1 hit. Luis Marte also pitched a hitless inning, striking out 1. Wilkin Ramirez was 2-5 with a double, Cesar Nicolas was 2-4 with a homer and Michael Bertram was 2-5 with a homer.
Brayan Villareal had a good start- 8 innings with 3 runs allowed on 3 hits (2 homers), a walk and 6 strikeouts. The offense was lacking- John Murrian was 2-4 with a double and the game's only RBI. Danny Fields was 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout, and Bryan Pounds was 1-4 with a double.
Trainwreck. The team was victimized by defense, as Giovany Soto (4.2 IP, 6 H, 1ER, 2BB, 8K) had an okay start. But the bullpen gave up 5 runs- Luis Sanz was responsible for 2 earned, 3 total (on 3 hits and 4 strikeouts over 2 innings) and poor Nolan Cain only allowed 1 hit and 2 strikeouts over 2.1 innings, but was still hit for 2 unearned runs. Avisail Garcia, Alexis Espinosa and Mike Gosse all went 2-4 and Herman Perez went 1-3 with a double.