☆☆☆☆ Jack Reinheimer 3-3 with two walks and a stolen base
☆☆☆ Emilio Vargas RHP, A+ Visalia 5 IP 4 hits, 1 walk, zero runs, 8 strike outs
☆☆ Stephen Smith 2-4 with a double and a stolen base
☆ Troy Scribner 5.1 IP 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk, 4 strikeouts
Troy Scribner pitched 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out four. Scribner would leave the game in sixth after giving up a double, and Stefan Crichton would come in relief and promptly give up a single scoring that run. Crichton would finish the sixth and pitch a scoreless seventh. In all he pitched 1.2 innings, allowing 2 hits but walking and striking out none. Jared Miller would come in the eighth to pitch a very bizarre innings. Miller allowed a single to start the inning. The second batter would also single, but that ball hit the runner, making him out at second. Another single would follow, putting runners on the corners. He then struck out the next batter, and then the final out came on a ground out. In all his line would read 1 IP 3 hits, no runs, no walks, and a strikeout. Neftali Feliz would come on in the ninth, giving up a solo hr, but would close out the game.
Every batter in this game aside from shortstop Ildemaro Vargas, would go 0-5 with 2 strike outs. Third baseman Jack Reinheimer reached base in every plate appearance, going 3-3 with two walks and a stolen base. second baseman Marcus Littlewood had a nice night at plate, going 3-4 with two doubles, drove in four runs. Centerfielder Kristopher Negron was 2-4, hitting his first home run of the year. Cody Decker went 1-4, hitting his sixth home run of the year.
Sunday’s contest between Chattanooga and Jackson was delayed due to rain in Jackson, Tennessee. The game will be made up tomorrow, as part of a doubleheader on Monday, April 23. Doubleheaders in the Southern League feature seven inning games, as opposed to the usual nine.
Emilio Vargas got the start for Visalia, pitching 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 hits and a walk, while striking out eight. Miguel Aguilar would follow up with two scoreless inning, striking out one, while allowing just a hit. Kevin Ginkel would pitch a scoreless eighth, allowing no hits, walks, and striking out none. Tommy Eveld came on in the ninth, and ran into some trouble, allowing two earned runs on 3 hits and a walk, while striking out one
Center fielder Marcus Wilson continued his hot streak, going 2-4, and has raised his batting average from .088 to .219 in just four games. DH Drew Ellis was 1-5 with a two run homerun. Right Fielder Stephen Smith was 2-4 with a double and stolen base. Pavin Smith was 1-4 with a walk. Third Baseman Ramon Hernandez also had a nice night as the plate, going 2-5 with a double.
Rough game all around for the Cougars. Sloppy defense definitely didn’t help starter Kevin McCanna, who gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks, while striking out only two. Jayson McKinley would allow a run on three hits and three walks in his three innings pitched, and struck out only one. Abraham Almonte would pitch the eighth, giving up two hits, one of which was a two run home run.
Outside of Center fielder Luis Silverio who was 3-4 and first baseman Eudy Ramos who was 2-4, the cougars were 3 for 24 and 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. So not many bright spots aside from those two. Joey Rose had a particularly bad night at the plate, striking out three times and going 0 for 4 on the night