Game 47: BlueClaws (27-19) vs West Virginia (18-29)

Hard to believe we’ve reached game 47 already…After tonight it’s off to Greensboro, NC for an interesting eight-game trip…four at Greensboro and four at Delmarva, the third and second place teams in the SAL North.

Up 1…The BlueClaws are a game up on Delmarva, who scored a run in the 7th, 8th, and 10th to beat Hickory 3-2 last night. Greensboro is playing three games today. They finished a suspended game, a 5-1 loss at Lake County, and will play a DH tonight.

LWD- Jason Knapp (2-4)
WVA- Duke Welker (0-5)

On Knapp…The second round pick from last year’s draft is 2-4, 4.86 on the season, but has an 8.18 ERA in May. He gave up two runs and five walks at West Virginia on 5/19.

Go Go Gose…Anthony Gose leads MiLB with 30 steals (in 35 attempts). He stole three last night, the second time this year he has stolen five bases in a game.

Game notesAudio…Rest below the fold.

5:36: Weather has turned around. It’s a great night for baseball. Tarp has been off the field since this morning.

5:42: Troy Hanzawa is 15 for his last 36 and Jim Murphy 13 for his last 31.

7:25: Lakewood on the board…Jim Murphy continues his hot hitting, an RBI double…1-0. Knapp had a 1-2-3 first.

7:43: Gose grounds out to short with 2nd/3rd to end the 2nd…still 1-0.

8:05: Knapp has faced the minninum through three and the BlueClaws havnt done enough with 6 walks in the game…still 1-0 top 4.

8:20: Knapps first trouble spot of the game he allowed a leadoff double to Greg Picart who scored on a broken bat single…1-1 as the BlueClaws cant muster anything in the fourth.

8:33: WVA takes the lead on a line drive double off the LF wall by Quincy Lattimore…Knapp has allowed four hits through his first five, all in the last two innings.

8:47: Two more left on base for the BlueClaws as Collier flies out to right to end the inning…9 LOB tonight for Lakewood, as they trail 2-1 to the 6th.

9:25: Not much doing for either team..The BlueClaws are still looking for a run to tie, theyll have six more outs to do so in a 2-1 ballgame in the top of the 8th.

9:29: 6 outs left…down 2-1.

9:51: Harold Garica misses a GW HR by about a foot, but instead ties the game with a SAC fly in the 9th and we’re going to extra innings.

10:05: Winning run at 2nd base…d’Arnaud reaches on two-base E5…nobody out in the 10th…Murphy up.

10:06: Murphy gets hit…not that bad for WVA becuase it sets up the DP.

10:11: The Cardiac Claws strike again…Jeremy Hamilton a GW single and Lakewood wins 3-2!

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