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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


joe caca said...

It was fun while it lasted. The winning streak that is.
Kudos to the starting pitcher for Edmonton. Pitched on hell of a game. Had the Armada bats quiet for most of the game.
Ryan Lehr's 24 game streak of getting on base came to an end. He has been hot with the bat not to mention playing steller defense at 3rd also. Brett Flowers continues to be consistant at the plate. In this homestand he is hitting at a .416 clip with 9 rbi's. His OBP is .458 great numbers. Ryan Lehr is hitting .444 with 4 rbi's and an OBP of .641 those are great numbers at any level. One the two or maybe both should be concidered for player of the week for the GBL.
On a final note. The new kid on the block ss O Bramasco looks realy good both offensive and defensive. I'm sure he will be a great addition in the line up.
See what the boys can do against Chico this week.

See you at the park.

joe caca said...

Forgot to mention that Norn Hutchings is batting .166 (4-24) this homestand with 4 rbi's. Hopefully his bat will get hot here soon.
Later, Later.
See you at the park.