Welcome back to rainy Greenville, SC for game four tonight, and take two for Lakewood as they try to wrap up the 2009 South Atlantic League Championship…game notes here…audio here (at 6:50)
LWD: LHP Korey Noles (1-0, 1.17)
GRE: LHP Fabian Williamson (10-5, 2.42)
Importance of RISP…The BlueClaws went 2-16 last night in their game three loss with runners in scoring position…Greenville went 3-19 over their first two games, both losses.
Road, Sweet Road…The BlueClaws had the best road record in the league this year at 41-25, and it would be fitting if they wrapped this thing up away from home.
Like 2006…Just like in 2006, the BlueClaws won games one and two and lost game three…In 2006, they won game four.
5:59: We’ll keep you posted obviously but don’t be surprised if we start in a delay. Tarp still on the field.
6:22: We’ll start at 7:35 tonight.
7:30: Greenville 3B Will Middlebrooks (7 HRs and 51 RBIs) scratched with a migrane headache and blurred vision.
7:42: On the board…Gose singles, bunted to second, steals third, and scores on a groundout by d’Arnaud. Perfect.
7:49: 1-2-3 in the first for Noles…good start all around.
8:03: Noles gets a DP…looks sharp.
8:21: Lots of stuff in a busy 3rd…Garcia after a foul pop is misplayed gets a SAC fly to make it 2-0…Then d’Arnaud singles to left-center…Gose goes to third, but the ball gets past the new 3B Gentile, which allows Gose to score…3-0!
8:27: 1-2-3 in the third for Noles who looks great. He’s faced the minimum nine through three.
8:37: Four more hits yields the fourth run…Hanzawa doubles down the RF line…4-0 Lakewood.
9:08: Noles puts two on w/ none out…gets out of it…4-0 to the 6th.
9:28: Noles sticks his glove out and a ball flies in…1-3 DP.
9:42: 7 outs away…Noles is dealing…4 hits, 0 walks.
9:49: Noles gives up a run, but a superb outing for the lefty…7 innings one run on six hits…4-1 to the 8th.
10:00: Another run thanks to Gose on a groundout…Mattair led off w/ a walk and comes into score. 5-1 top 8
10:06: Here’s Hyatt for the 8th…6 outs away…5-1
10:15: No issues in the 8th for Hyatt…3 outs away.
10:30: Uneventful top of the 9th…Hyatt out for the bottom.
10:45: That’s all folks…The BlueClaws are South Atlantic League Champions!