Friday, July 11, 2008
Armada 2 Silver Sox 1
It was a pitcher's duel tonight at Blair Field for game one. Both starting pitchers would not give in as the score would indicate. The Armada ride a two game winning streak into Game 2 as they improve their overall record to 21-20 and Reno's record now stands at 16-25 with the Fleet winning 2-1.
Armada starter Jonathan Figueroa (2-0) in only his second start this season pitched a beauty. In his first start he went 5 innings giving up no runs to the Calgary Vipers for his first win. Today was even better. 7 innings pitched giving up only 4 hits and striking out 9. Justin Segal came in the eighth inning striking out 2 and Nick Cavanagh got save number 8 in the ninth. How did the Dodgers let Figueroa go? (He last played for Single A Great Lakes Loons, Dodgers affiliate).
Reno starter Steve Russell (3-6) was just as good as Figueroa. He unfortunately got the loss, going 7 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 8. With numbers like that, 99 percent of the time it's a win. Reno reliever Derrick Landavazo pitched the eighth giving up 1 run on a hit and striking out 2.
LF Dan "Double" Trumble had himself a ball game. True to his nickname both his hits were doubles as he went 2 for 4 driving in the first run and scoring the go ahead run in the eighth. Reno All-Star C DJ Dixon went 1 for 3 sac flying in the only run in the ninth.
Probable starters for tomorrow's game for Reno Gustavo Vasquez and for Long Beach Nick Bierbrodt (1-4). Game time is 7:05pm at ibnsports.com and the Long Beach Armada radio network.
Photo by: Mark Mauno