Welcome back to Municipal Stadium here in Hagerstown. The BlueClaws took the series opener last
LWD: RHP Justin De Fratus (5-6, 3.36)
HAG: RHP Marcos Frias (8-4, 3.04)
Two All-Stars…Both pitchers today were mid-season SAL All-Stars…Frias beat De Fratus 2-0 on Thursday in Lakewood.
Good Friends and a Strong Bullpen…Lakewood’s bullpen has allowed just five earned runs in their last 30.2 innings pitched.
6:13: Mattair gets a night off…Mintken at 3rd…80s, mostly clear, beautiful day.
7:13: Good start…d’Arnaud a double and Murphy an RBI single…1-0 as De Fratus takes the hill.
7:22: Back-to-back doubles for Lombardozzi and Norris tie the game at 1…top 2.
7:48: 1st/2nd for Lakewood in the 3rd but Gump lines out to center…still 1-1. 5 in a row retired for De Fratus.
8:08: Myers a great running catch in massive left-center field to save a run…still 1-1…that’s why managers routinely put their CFs in LF here, but Dusty really has two CFs in Gose and Myers.
8:25: Still 1-1…Lakewood w/ 6 LOB.
8:40: De Fratus 5 IP, 4 H, 7 K…still 1-1, and he’s still in there.
8:55: Still 1-1 at the stretch…Gose/Garcia leave Mintken at 2nd.
9:07: Great play by Mintken…runner at 2nd, one out in the 7th…he fields a grounder and fakes a throw to first, and sure enough they catch Souza off 2nd and throw behind him for the out…1-1 to the 8th.
9:16: De Fratus line: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 10 K…Diekman in for the bottom of the 8th, still 1-1.
9:22: 1-2-3 in the 8th for Diekman.
9:35: 2 in the inning…Gose the go-ahead RBI single and Garcia drives in another…3-1 to the bottom of the 9th.
9:47: Santo the save…3-1 final…2-0 on the trip.