Sunday, August 17, 2008
Armada 1 Cracker Cats 7
The winning streak has ended for the Armada at five. Great pitching from Edmonton stopped the Armada bats and Edmonton connected on two home runs to help propel them to a 7-1 win.
Edmonton starter Ricardo Rodriguez (7-2) won the game going 8 innings giving up 1 run on 6 hits, walking 3 and striking out 6. The former big leaguer shut down Long Beach from start to finish. Eric Van Slyke pitched the ninth striking out 1. Edmonton was down by one in the fourth when 2B Jose Valdez connected for a three run HR. CF Chris Van Rossum connected for a solo HR to deep right field in the sixth to extend the lead 4-1. SS Jonathan Castro drove in a run in the eighth with a triple. C Jordan Lundberg would drive in Castro with a base hit. Castro finished 2 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. DH Carlos Arroyo finished 3 for 5.
Armada starter Dusty Gober (4-7) (pictured left) pitched 6 innings giving up 4 runs on 8 hits, walking 2 and striking out 2. Garrett Murdy pithced 2 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 3. Justin Segal pitched the ninth giving up 1 run on 2 hits. The only run was driven in by newcomer, SS Omar Bramasco in the third inning driving in C David Ramirez. Bramasco went 3 for 4. DH Brett Flowers went 2 for 4 and Ramirez 1 for 3. 3B Ryan Lehr's 24 game on base streak ended today as he finished 0 for 4.
Probable starters tomorrow for Chico Trevor Caughey (7-4) and for Long Beach Steve Smyth (0-0). Game time is 7:05pm.
Photo by: Mark Mauno